EP37 Pesky Poltergeists from the “invisible world” attack unsuspecting victims in Wales’ oldest “real-life” ghost stories
Join Mark Rees (author of Ghosts of Wales) for some eerie tales of “evil spirits” – what we might call poltergeists nowadays – from Wales’ oldest collection of “real-life” ghost stories.
Dating from as far back as the seventeenth century, these “most haunted” tales are as old as they are just as terrifying. Because not only do these apparitions go bump in the night, they hurl missiles and even beat the unsuspecting clergy.
To find out more about these pesky poltergeists from the “invisible world,” press play now on the Ghosts of Wales podcast… if you dare!
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Did you miss last week’s episode? Catch up now: EP36 Ghosts, Devils and Death Omens; or, A Wild Night by the Romantic Lakes: A haunting (and unromantic!) real-life ghost story for Valentine’s Day on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.
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Enjoy this podcast? Read more Victorian ghost stories in Ghosts of Wales!
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.
Click here to order Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives by Mark Rees