Did I ever tell you about the two-headed ghost which terrorised a Welsh community? No? Well, now you can read all about it in my latest Folklore Thursday article!
What’s this Folklore Thursday article all about?
I stumbled across this strange case while researching Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives, and it quickly became one of my favourite spooky stories from the Victorian archives.
It involves a ghost with two heads – hence the name! – and was corroborated by multiple witnesses.
It’s always a good thing when there are plenty of witnesses, but especially in this case because the phantom was reported to be hunting in the vicinity of a drinking establishment – and booze can do strange things to the eyes late at night!
But the real reason I love this story is the reason behind it having two heads.
Two headed ghosts really are rare, and this one really does have an inventive – and somewhat grisly – explanation for its second head.
Read all about the two-headed phantom on Folklore Thursday
Anyway, I won’t spoil the story here.
You can read all about the two-headed Welsh ghost on the Folklore Thursday website:
Also, be sure to check out my other Folklore Thursday articles here: Mark Rees on Folklore Thursday.
Listen to the tale of the two-headed phantom on the Ghosts & Folklore podcast
Update: This spine-chilling tale is now available to listen to on the Ghosts & Folklore podcast channel!
Just hit play on the player below, and for more spooky tales and to subscribe check out the Ghosts & Folklore podcast page.
Ghosts of Wales books, podcast and events
The tale of the two-headed phantom was originally published in my book Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives.
For LOTS more real-life 19th century ghost stories, it’s available from all good bookshops and online from the books page.