“Mark Rees is arguably Wales’ leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country’s history” (Western Mail)

Mark Rees - journalist and author of Ghosts of Wales/ host of Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

Welcome to the online home of Mark Rees.

For media enquiries, please visit the contact page. A complete list of books and publications are available here. For all the latest news, follow Mark on social media.


Paranormal Swansea and Gower by Mark Rees

Swansea has long been a place of magic and mystery. Ruined castles with ghostly inhabitants dot the landscape, while the golden sands of Gower are steeped in Arthurian mythology and seafaring tales of smugglers and pirates.

Paranormal Swansea invites sceptics and believers alike to delve into these uncanny accounts of ghosts and spirits from across the city and county, guiding them through the mysterious and unknown.

Mark’s NEW ghosts and folklore of Wales book, PARANORMAL SWANSEA AND GOWER, is available from all good bookshops and online HERE!


Paranormal Cardiff by Mark Rees

If there’s something strange in Wales’s capital city, what ya gonna read?

Paranormal Cardiff takes the reader on a spine-chilling journey to dozens of supposedly haunted locations, from well-known tourist destinations to more secluded spots off the beaten track.

They include a poltergeist named Pete who baffled the experts, a ‘famous’ séance that wowed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a vengeful eagle that protects a fairy-tale castle, a vampire bed that sucked the blood from those who slept in it, and the spooky streets of Llandaff, which fired the imagination of a young Roald Dahl.

PARANORMAL CARDIFF is haunting all good bookshops NOW. Order online here.

Books by Mark Rees

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales/ Ghosts of Wales by Mark Rees

All of Mark’s books are available to order from the books page. Where possible, please support your local book shop who can usually order most/ all of the titles currently in print.

Signed copies are available from live events and via The Comix Shoppe, Swansea. For more details or special requests please get in touch.

Buy Mark a coffee and support Ghosts and Folklore of Wales

Support the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast by buying a coffee.

The Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast – along with the articles and social media posts – are free to everyone and anyone, just the way it should be! But each episode does cost a lot in blood, sweat and tears to write, record, host and distribute. If you’d like to show your appreciation and contribute towards its future you can buy Mark a coffee here – cheers/ iechyd da! https://ko-fi.com/markrees

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast with Mark Rees

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast

To begin at the beginning…

In early 2020, Mark launched the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast. What began as something to do during lockdown quickly gained a dedicated fanbase and, despite some questionable sound effects and unintentional catchphrases, now has a passionate following of thousands of listeners from around the world.

While the frequency of episodes has varied over the years depending on workload, it is now the longest-running podcast of its kind thanks to all the lovely people who download and support it.

You can subscribe to the podcast using your preferred podcast platform – Apple, Google, Spotify, YouTube etc – and for a full list of episodes check out the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast page.

Until next time… nos da!

Live events and book launches

Mark Rees presenting a talk about the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales at the ASSAP convention in Bath. Photo by Dave Wood.

Mark Rees has hosted events and presented talks throughout the UK. He stages the annual Ghosts of Wales – Live! event in a different venue each year, and has been dubbed “Mr Halloween” by the media due to his many guest appearances at the spookiest time of the year. To enquire about availability, please get in touch.