EP44 A Cardiff Ghost Story; or, The Haunted Mansion: A lady in grey is one of the many paranormal guests haunting a Victorian house. Let’s go ghost hunting on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!
Who is the mysterious Lady in Grey haunting Victorian Cardiff?
A Cardiff Ghost Story: In October 1893, strange events were reported in the village of Tongwynlais.
The country house owned by Mr and Mrs Lewis was said to be haunted by many a ghost, including the so-called Lady in Grey who was heard, felt, and even seen – yes, a full body apparition.
Her activity included wrapping an arm around an unsuspecting victim, stomping around in her high-heeled shoes, and there were even accounts of clairvoyance and visions being sent from the home.
What does it all mean? Luckily, one witness turned ghost hunter and recorded the details for the press….
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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.