The “ghost of a murderer stalks abroad” in the 13th episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast, which is live…. NOW!
Can the ghost of a murderer really return from beyond the grave to haunt their former home and neighbours?
That appeared to be the case in Swansea at the end of the Victorian era, and in episode 13 of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast I delve into the archives in search of the facts surrounding a haunting dubbed the “Wraith of a Murderer” by the press.
In a tale which combines a real-life long-lost crime with an eerie “most haunted” supernatural story, the events which unfolded in 19th century Swansea were witnessed by many people who reported seeing the phantom’s face at night, feeling his clammy hands on their face, and in at least one case falling sick with fear as a result of their encounter.
Was this paranormal activity really the work of a restless spirit, or was something else going on in the Welsh city by the sea?
To find out more press the play button below… if you dare!
More real-life Victorian ghost stories like the “ghost of a murderer”
If you enjoy this episode, here are three more real-life ghost stories from Victorian Wales to send a shiver down your spine:
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Read more Welsh ghost stories
For more real-life Welsh ghost stories like these check out Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives, available now from all good bookshops and online.