Does the ghost of Dylan Thomas continue to visit his old haunts? Has his spirit gone gently in that good night, or does it rage, rage against the dying of the light?
The eighth episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live, NOW and it’s dedicated to Dylan Thomas.
In what is the most ambitious episode to date, I go in search of the truth behind the many claims that the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas continues to visit his old haunts.
Some of these sightings are outlandish, some are more down to earth, but they all make fascinating ghost stories.
There are ghostly heads in hotels, spectral dogs patrolling the streets, a murderous bishop in a wine cellar, and even Aleister Crowley makes an appearance in a French pub to make Dylan’s face turn white.
Dylan Thomas and his beliefs in life after death
We also take a look at the time the bard himself spoke of his own beliefs in life after death, how he’d seen a ghost with his own eyes, and his fascinating theory as to why some spirits refuse to rest in peace.
The journey begins in Laugharne, the idyllic Carmarthenshire town where he spent the last years of his life, before heading to the English capital London, his hometown of Swansea, and even a trek across the pond to New York.
My podcast episodes are usually 20 to 30 minutes long, but there was so much to cram into this one that’s it’s twice as long – double the fun!
For all the answers, and a few questions, just press the play button below. To read more about the ghosts of Wales, check out Paranormal Wales – out now.
Last week’s episode of Ghosts & Folklore of Wales
Enjoyed this episode? Be sure to check out EP07 The Dog of Darkness; or, Gwyllgi, the Welsh Hound of Hell.
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Read more about haunted Wales
For a lot more spine-chilling accounts of real-life Welsh ghosts – from haunted castles to spooky pubs – check out Paranormal Wales, available now from all good bookshops and online.