Podcast: Vampires of the Valley and Other Strange Creatures from Wales

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast

EP38 Vampires of the Valley and Other Strange Creatures: Witches, dog demons, the Devil, a poison fish and a real-life “Dracula” are lurking in the shadows on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast

There are strange creatures lurking in the Vale of Neath.

Vampires, witches, dog demons and the Devil, not to mention the poison fish and the magical frog.

Join Mark Rees (author of Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the weird and wonderful entities that inhabit Wales’ “waterfall country” and home of the Welsh fairies, y tylwyth teg, in which the sound of a vampires can be heard sucking through walls, and diabolical calves follow farm workers home at night.

So stock up on garlic, place that crucifix around your neck, and press play on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast… if you dare!

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

Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast: St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, and the 'island of love.'

Did you miss last week’s episode? Catch up now: EP37 Pesky Poltergeists in Wild Wales: Evil spirits from the “invisible world” attack unsuspecting victims in Wales’ oldest “real-life” ghost stories on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

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

Enjoy this Vampires of the Valley podcast? Read more strange tales in The A-Z of curious Wales!

Ghosts of Wales by Mark Rees, host of the Ghosts of Wales podcast

The A-Z of curious Wales by Mark Rees – as well as Mark’s other spooky books – is available now from all good bookshops, and online from the books page.

Published in 2019 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.

Click here to order The A-z of Curious Wales by Mark Rees