Ghosts of Wales podcast Halloween special: Ghosts of Wales Live goes online to ghost hunt in Wales’ “most haunted” places

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast Halloween special and Paranormal Wales book

EP22 Ghosts of Wales Live – A Halloween Special: A paranormal party for Nos Calan Gaeaf

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Why not join us for a Ghosts of Wales podcast party!

This is the podcast for you if you fancy:

• Some real-life ghost hunting, but don’t where to start

• You want to visit a haunted locations, but need some tips and advice

• Or maybe you’re just looking for a good spooky book to read?

On this extra-long Halloween edition, author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) talks about his new book Paranormal Wales, and some of his favourite “most haunted” Welsh places, with some very special guests.

What is Ghosts of Wales Live?

Every Halloween – or Nos Calan Gaeaf, as we say in Wales – Mark hosts a paranormal party at a different location in Wales.

Entitled “Ghosts of Wales – Live!“, each event sees Mark joined by a varied line-up of special guests for an evening of eerie entertainments including: ghost stories, paranormal investigations, and plenty of spooky surprises along the way.

Sadly, hosting a live event in 2020 isn’t an option, so this year we’re doing something even better – hosting a paranormal party on the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast instead! 

That means, for the first time ever, everyone can join in and listen, wherever you are in the world. The events are usually intimate sell-out affairs, but not this time – we’ve truly gone global!

Special guests include storyteller Owen Staton and paranormal investigators Cymru Paranormal. Just press play on the podcast player above and join the party!

Halloween on the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast - the History of Halloween / Nos Calan Gaeaf
Halloween on the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast – the History of Halloween / Nos Calan Gaeaf

Did you catch last week’s episode of the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast?

Did you miss last week’s episode? Catch up now: EP21 Spooky Halloween Folklore and Traditions of Wales: How to celebrate Nos Calan Gaeaf, the Welsh Halloween.

For a full list of every episode, from the Mari Lwyd to the Mabinogion, and to subscribe, please visit the podcast page.

History of Halloween in Wales: Five special episodes

October 2020 is the Halloween takeover month on the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast, and this special Ghosts of Wales Live / Ghosts of Wales podcast episode is the fifth of five stand-alone specials.

For a full list of episodes check out the Halloween Specials podcast page.

Enjoy this podcast? Read about more Welsh curiosities in The A-Z of Curious Wales!

The A-Z of Curious Wales by Mark Rees
The A-Z of Curious Wales by Mark Rees

Nos Calan Gaeaf – the Welsh Halloween – is just one of the many curiosities to feature in The A-Z of Curious Wales by Mark Rees.

Published by The History Press, here’s the blurb:

Wales’ history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters. Here you will discover alien landscapes, ancient druids and a Victorian ghost hunter.

Find out why revellers would carry a decorated horse’s skull on a pole door to door at Christmastime, how an eccentric inventor hoped to defeat Hitler with his futuristic ray gun, and why a cursed wall is protected by a global corporation for fear it might destroy a town.

From the folklore surrounding the red dragon on the flag, to the evolution of the song ‘Sosban Fach’, this compendium of weird and wonderful facts will surprise and delight even the most knowledgeable resident or visitor.

It is available from all good bookshops and online from the books page.