EP48 Soul Lights, Astral Bodies and Strange Omens: Can the soul really leave the body at will? Is there a link to the corpse candles/ death omens? Find out on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!
Not all strange glowing balls are corpse candles or death omens – some are the wandering souls of those with scores to settle.
Can a soul really leave the body to complete a task, and then return to the body afterwards when finished?
In these four eerie accounts from Wales and the border with England, strange lights are said to enter homes, attract the attention of ghostly characters, and even fight other lights under the shadow of darkness.
What does it all mean?
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Enjoy this episode? Read more Victorian spine-chilling 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.