How can a ghost have two heads? The secret might shock you!
The first episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast is live…. NOW!
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 – you guessed it! – phantom with not one but two heads.
This terrifying-looking fiend was hunting (when you’ve listened to the podcast, you’ll understand why the word hunting is in bold!) for victims after the sun had set in the late 19th century, and even more shocking than its appearance is its secret origin story – trust me, the “real” reason this spectre came to have two heads is quite… well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but rather unpleasant.
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Read more Welsh ghost stories
This story is one of many real-life Welsh ghost stories originally collected in Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives, available now from all good bookshops and online.