Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives by Mark Rees

Spine-chilling Ghosts of Wales accounts on Folklore Thursday

A murderer who returned from beyond the grave.

The two-headed phantom which terrorised a community.

Pesky poltergeists which haunted industrial workplaces.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I’m a huge fan of Folklore Thursday, which sees folklore lovers from around the world sharing titbits of unusual beliefs and customs every Thursday using the #FolkloreThursday hashtag.

But as well as being an ever-growing social media craze, Folklore Thursday is also one of the one best websites on the interweb, and is full of fascinating fortean articles about the weird and wonderful.

In 2018, I contributed three pieces which relate to archive accounts published in Ghosts of Wales, and you can check them out by following the links below. And after reading them, why not stick around and explore the rest of the site while you’re there?

1 – THE PIT OF GHOSTS: EXPLORING THE HAUNTED MINES OF VICTORIAN WALES

2 – THE TWO-HEADED GHOST THAT TERRORISED A WELSH COMMUNITY

3 – DEADLY GHOSTS: THE MURDERER WHO RETURNED FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

I’ll be contributing some new articles on Welsh folklore and curiosities throughout throughout 2019, so be sure to keep an eye out for more…

For lots more spooky tales from Cymru, check out Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives.