The "most haunted" Prince of Wales pub in Kenfig. © Mark Rees / Paranormal Wales

New book: Paranormal Wales by Mark Rees coming 2020

I’m very excited to announce that the title of my next book will be PARANORMAL WALES.

As the name suggests, it will be a spine-chilling quest in search of the country’s “most haunted” places and, unlike my previous Ghosts of Wales books, will be based on modern-day tales of things that go bump in the night.

My aim with PARANORMAL WALES was to compare more recent first-hand accounts of strange phenomena with those from legend and folklore and, by doing so, to see if any connections emerged between the more superstitiously-minded past and the scientifically-minded present.

It was also important that the majority of the locations could be easily visited by curious ghost hunters after reading the book, and so the vast majority are accessible to the public today.

While the finer details of the book are under wraps until early 2020, I can reveal that the five key areas I focused on were:

  • Creepy castles
  • Haunted historical sites
  • Spooky stately homes
  • Pubs and hotels
  • Cultural landmarks

Check back soon for more updates and, if you want to be one of the first people in the world to get your hands on a copy – and to attend a top-secret spooky launch party! – sign up to the Mark Rees newsletter.


Paranormal Wales from Amberley Publishing will be in all good bookshops March 15, 2020, and can pre-ordered on Amazon now. Previous books, including Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives, are available now.

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