EP46 Ghost of the Hanged Lady: The tragic tale of a spirit with a message for a heart-broken traveller. It’s time to go on a paranormal investigation on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast…
Why does the apparition of a woman return to haunt a love-sick traveller?
In this “real-life” ghost story from 18th century Wales, a man’s ill-fated visit to his sweetheart’ ends with a “terrifying” encounter with the so-called hanged lady.
But this was no isolated incident – why did she return to haunt him again and again? And how did he end his ordeal?
One person who attempted to uncover the truth was a man of the cloth, but far from solving the case, the mystery only deepened when the church man went exploring…
In this extra eerie episode the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast, join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he delves into the case of the “hanged lady”, which was recorded by first-hand accounts centuries ago and has an unexpected twist at the end.
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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.