EP141 Supernatural Corpse Birds: Winged Harbingers of Death | Paranormal activity, unexplained mysteries, Gothic history | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
1w ago
Delve into the eerie world of corpse birds, winged entities said to foretell impending death. Are these sightings mere coincidences or something more sinister? Uncover the chilling tales behind these supernatural avian visitors as we explore first-hand accounts like the tale of Miss Griffiths and the mysterious "little grey one," or the tragic fate of Mr Powell, who encountered the ominous bird on the high seas. Discover how corpse birds transcend borders, manifesting in far-off lands like Western Australia and Patagonia. And in a surprising twist, learn about the melodious farewell of the ren ..read more
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EP140 Murder Most Foul in Haunted Houses: Eerie encounters in Gothic mansions | Paranormal activity, unexplained mysteries, creep history | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
3w ago
Ghostly encounters that defy explanation are reported at two haunted houses. Are you brave enough to explore these mysterious cases where the line between the living and the dead blurs, and every shadow holds a secret? In our first story, we delve into the grisly crimes of a house shrouded in a sinister past. Who—or what—haunts its halls, leaving guests trembling in fear? What secrets lurk within the walls, and why does the specter of violence linger in the darkness? We then venture to Oaklands, where a chance encounter with a spectral figure sets off a chain of unsettling events. Who is the m ..read more
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EP139 When Evil Spirits Attack: Demonic hellfire strikes a Welsh mansion | Poltergeist activity or the Devil himself? | Explore the Gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
1M ago
Mischievous spectral beings wreak havoc in a Welsh mansion that promises thrills and chills at every turn. Fact with folklore intertwine in this mysterious tale that blurs the lines between reality and the paranormal. Was it truly the work of supernatural forces, or merely the imaginings of a frightened community? As we explore the remnants of a once grand Welsh mansion, now reduced to ruins since the tragic fire of 1807, we encounter a tale unlike any other. Discover the rituals employed to banish the tormentor and the eerie aftermath that still echoes through Devil’s Bridge to this day. Expl ..read more
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EP138 The Uncanny Were-Dog and Other Canine Terrors: Paranormal pooches and supernatural dogs of the Wild Hunt | Explore the Gothic lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
1M ago
Spectral hounds roam the land at night. Some possess the bodies of half-humans, with eyes like moons and mouths that emit smoke. What do these unearthly creatures signify? And why do they haunt the valleys and mountains of Wales? In our exploration, we'll encounter tales of evil fishermen chased into the sea, lost travelers saved by the power of prayer, and clergyman harassed for their sermons. But amidst the terror, there's a thread of folklore that reveals a complex interplay of myth and spirituality. Unravel the mysteries of the Cŵn Annwn and their spectral counterparts, the Cŵn Wybyr. What ..read more
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EP137 The Ghost of a Grave and Other Death Omens: Supernatural secrets of life after death? | Paranormal activity in Gothic graveyards | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
2M ago
Step into the realm of the uncanny and delve into the mysterious world of death omens and supernatural secrets. From the infamous corpse candles to chilling premonitions, uncover the spine-tingling tales that have haunted communities for generations. What do these strange signs really signify? How do they choose their harbingers of death? And could you be the next witness to an otherworldly phenomenon? Explore the lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare!   ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book ..read more
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EP136 The Dark Art of the Exorcist: Banish Spirits, Goblins and Fairies with Exorcism | Gothic Traditions and Unexplained Superstitions | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
2M ago
Unravel the mysterious realm of exorcism, a practice as old as time itself, employed to banish ghouls, ghosts, and goblins from our world. Is there a safeguard against the forces of darkness? Could your daily piety be the key to repelling the bogeys and fairies lurking in the shadows? Are you ready to unravel the secrets of exorcism, spirituality, and the age-old battle between light and darkness? Delve into the very fabric of Welsh folklore, where Christianity plays a pivotal role, shaping not just ghost stories but the entire history and culture of Wales and beyond. Uncover the art of the ex ..read more
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EP135 Terror of the Mundane Ghosts: Are "dull" spirits the scariest of all? | Unexplained uncanny activity in a Gothic mansion | Explore the paranormal lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
3M ago
Can the most terrifying paranormal activity also be the most boring? Are dull ghosts really the scariest of all? In this chilling episode, Mark Rees unravels a paranormal theory that turns the mundane into the terrifying. What if the most ordinary ghost stories held a power that could send shivers down your spine? Delve into a "dull" ghost tale in a Romantic, Gothic house shrouded in eerie charm that may, in fact, be the scariest encounter ever. Imagine encountering a spirit so ordinary, it might make you question turning off the lights tonight. But hold on – there's a twist that will leave yo ..read more
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EP134 Hounds of the Underworld: Dare you join the Wild Hunt? | Ride with the Cŵn Annwn, spectral hounds of the otherworld of Welsh myth | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
3M ago
Picture this: snarling spectral dogs traversing the air in hot pursuit of their prey. Their haunting howls are harbingers of death, and their appearance cannot be easily defined, ranging from small white creatures with rose-coloured ears to "ugly beasts" with fiery eyes. On this chilling episode, we delve into the eerie realm of the Welsh otherworld to unravel the spine-tingling tales of the Cŵn Annwn — the Hounds of the Underworld. As we navigate through the Welsh countryside, we'll answer the lingering questions: What mysterious figure guides these ghostly packs? Where are the prime location ..read more
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EP133 Christmas Special: The OTHER Mari Lwyd | An uncanny horse-skulled visitor stalks the Welsh streets | Morris dancing, drinking, song | Explore the lore on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
4M ago
Dive into the Christmas revelry with singing and dancing, but beware: there's a darker side to these Victorian traditions involving a frightening hag and a horse-skulled Christmas visitor. Uncover strange tales of festive celebrations, the Welsh love for singing in the 'land of song', the long-standing links between Morris Dancing and the Mari Lwyd, and introducing the bizarre Aderyn Pig Llwyd, a horse-headed creature adding an eerie touch to Christmas streets. Will you be ready for the unexpected this holiday season? Explore the gothic lore with Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) on the Ghosts and F ..read more
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A Quick Update from Mark Rees: Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast
Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees
by Mark Rees
4M ago
Christmas Gremlins have struck the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast HQ. Sadly, there is no new episode this week due to some potentially paranormal technical difficulties. Instead, here's a quick update from Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) in which he explains what you can expect over the festive season, and calls on the Mari Lwyd to deliver some seasonal good luck. See you soon - merry Christmas/ Nadolig llawen!   ORDER PARANORMAL CARDIFF BY MARK REES: This case is taken from Mark's latest "Ghosts of Wales" book "Paranormal Cardiff". You can order it online here.   BUY MARK REES A C ..read more
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