• GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES with Mark Rees

    Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is now on YouTube

    You can listen to Mark Rees’ paranormal podcast on the world’s most popular video streaming site. Yes, after finally launching my spooky new podcast, I’ve also got a spooky new YouTube channel to go with it. Which means that if you’d rather listen to my spine-chilling ghost tales and fantastical folk stories in video form, it’s as easy as clicking on this link. As well as uploading all of the GHOSTS AND FOLKLORE OF WALES podcasts to it – which are a bit like a Welsh X-Files in podcast form – I also plan on expanding its scope with some original video content very soon. A live Halloween ghost hunt…

  • Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    The Real-life Ghost-hunting Scooby-Doo Dog and the Victorian Paranormal Hoaxers: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast EP06

    Did you know… a real-life Scooby-Doo dog once caught a ghost in a Welsh village? The sixth episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live NOW, and it’s all about the real-life Scooby-Doo ghost-hunting dog! The real-life Scooby-doo dog podcast episode This time out, I explore one of my favourite, but also one of the most frustrating, subjects to research. It’s a topic I love to hate, and that is the ingenious – and not-so-ingenious – escapades of the paranormal hoaxers. These are the people who pretend to be ghosts in order to fool people for all manner of reasons – some are just kids messing around,…

  • Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    The Legend of Gelert, the Heroic Hound of Beddgelert: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast EP05

    Is there any truth to Wales’ most famous folk tale? Did a dog named Gelert really fight with a gigantic wolf for the life of the Prince of Wales’ son and heir? The fifth episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live NOW, and it’s dedicated to the legend of Gelert, the faithful hound of Beddgelert! In this episode, the spotlight is switched from ghosts to folk tales, and not just any old folk tale but arguably the most famous Welsh folk tale of all – that of Gelert, the heroic hound who paid the ultimate price for being man’s best friend. It’s a tragic tale which…

  • Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    The Women in White: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast EP04

    Do some ghosts really swear at people? And do other ghosts dress up in the clothing of the clergy? The fourth episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live NOW, and it’s dedicated to spectral “women in white.” Please join me – if you dare! – for an investigation into the supernatural secrets of two eerie real-life tales featuring a ‘woman in white’ haunting on both sides of the Severn Bridge. Unlike previous episodes, I tried something a little bit different with this one by looking at two “new” stories, one of which takes place over the border in…. not Wales. The “Women in White” either side…

  • Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    The Two-Headed Phantom of Wales: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast EP01

    How can a ghost have two heads? The secret of the two-headed phantom might shock you! The first episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live NOW, and it is dedicated to the eerie tale of the two-headed phantom! To kick things off, I decided to start with a Welsh ghost story which always goes down well at my live events, and which also happens to be one my personal favourites. I discovered the tale of the “two-headed phantom of Abersychan” while researching my first collection of spooky stories, “Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives“, and this rather unique account does indeed involve a –…

  • Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    New podcast! Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees

    I’ve got a spooky new podcast! Yes, I’ve talking about it for YEARS, but I finally have a new podcast. After hours and hours of blood, sweat and tears (OK, maybe just sweat), I’ve finally launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends. You can listen to the first batch of episodes… NOW! It’s called the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees and it’s about (surprise surprise) Welsh ghosts and folklore. It’s a bit like a Welsh X-Files, but Mulder and Scully have merged into one person, and have forgotten all of their skills or abilities. On the plus side, they…