EP35 Ghosts, Devils and Death Omens; or, A Wild Night by the Romantic Lakes
Ghosts, Devils and Death Omens; or, A Wild Night by the Romantic Lakes
In this long-lost ghost story from the archives, Mark Rees (author of Ghosts of Wales) explores a real-life account of an apparition which haunted the sublime lakes and mountains of Wales.
It was one moonlit night that a Victorian painter, who was in Wales to capture the romantic landscapes, discovered something far more haunting. The spectre itself, however, would be the least of his worries, for this haunted spot was also steeped in eerie tales of death omens and deals with the Devil.
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Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives by Mark Rees – as well as Mark’s other spooky books – is available now from all good bookshops and online from the books page.
Published in 2017 by The History Press, here’s the blurb:
“Do you believe in ghosts? Then attend to my story! Laugh as we may at the idea of ghosts, people do believe in ghosts, and fear them.”
This book – Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives – reveals for the first time more than 50 hair-raising – and in some cases, comical – real life accounts from Wales dating from 1837 to 1901.
Unearthed from the newspaper archives, they include chilling prophecies from beyond the grave, poltergeists who terrorised the industrial communities, and more than a few ingenious hoaxes along the way.