4 episodes

"Mark Rees is arguably Wales' leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history." - Western MailJoin author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, The A-Z of Curious Wales etc.) for a curious journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world. From 'most haunted' castles to fairy-filled forests, discover long-lost cases of real-life ghost stories, sea-faring folk tales of mermaids and water horses, and ancient tales from the Mabinogion and King ArthurEach episode looks at a different topic, and offers Mark's unique insight and research into: seasonal traditions from the Mari Lwyd to Halloween; the curious funeral and wedding customs, such as the macabre Sin Eater to the eerie corpse candles; how Arthurian myths and legends have shaped the real world; and how the magic of witches, wizards and the ancient Druids continue to cast a spell over the land today.

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"Mark Rees is arguably Wales' leading authority on the curious and paranormal aspects of the country's history." - Western MailJoin author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales, The A-Z of Curious Wales etc.) for a curious journey through the weird and wonderful history of Wales and the world. From 'most haunted' castles to fairy-filled forests, discover long-lost cases of real-life ghost stories, sea-faring folk tales of mermaids and water horses, and ancient tales from the Mabinogion and King ArthurEach episode looks at a different topic, and offers Mark's unique insight and research into: seasonal traditions from the Mari Lwyd to Halloween; the curious funeral and wedding customs, such as the macabre Sin Eater to the eerie corpse candles; how Arthurian myths and legends have shaped the real world; and how the magic of witches, wizards and the ancient Druids continue to cast a spell over the land today.

    EP04 The Woman in White haunting Wales and England

    EP04 The Woman in White haunting Wales and England

    Do some ghosts really swear at people? And do other ghosts dress up in the clothing of the clergy? Join MARK REES as he investigates the supernatural secrets of two eerie real-life tales of a 'woman in white' haunting on both sides of the Severn Bridge. In Wales she left 'superstitious' residents in the Vale of Glamorgan too terrified to walk about after dark, while in England two ghostbusters claim a 'potty-mouthed' spirit was effing and blinding at them at a 'most haunted' beauty spot.

    • 23 min
    EP03 A Ghost to Rival Hamlet's Father

    EP03 A Ghost to Rival Hamlet's Father

    Did a ghost really help the police discover a buried skull? In this real-life ghost story MARK REES, author of "Ghosts of Wales", investigates the facts surrounding a Victorian spectre which haunted Swansea's 'most haunted' home. Not only did the spook have the whole city talking, but the police paid a visit when things took an unexpected turn. In a real-life scene which sounds like a work of Gothic fiction, there was a full moon in the sky when that ghost revealed its true purpose...

    • 21 min
    EP02 The Curse of the Swansea Devil

    EP02 The Curse of the Swansea Devil

    Can a statue really be cursed? And can it really destroy a church? The Swansea Devil is a "cursed" Victorian work of art which, if the legend is true, was responsible for burning down a Welsh church. It then disappeared without a trace, only to reappear a long way from home... Join MARK REES, author of "Ghosts of Wales", as he goes in search of the truth behind one of Wales' most infamous sculptures. Hit subscribe for more tales of the paranormal, supernatural, folklore, myths and legends!

    • 26 min
    EP01 The Two-Headed Phantom of Wales

    EP01 The Two-Headed Phantom of Wales

    How can a ghost have two heads? The secret might shock you! Join MARK REES, author of "Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives", who discovered the long-lost real-life story of a two-headed phantom which haunted - and hunted - a Welsh community in the 19th century. For more weird and wonderful tales of the paranormal, supernatural, folklore, myths and legends, follow Mark on: Twitter: @reviewwales Facebook: /reviewwales Instagram: @reviewwales

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Jolene Nicole ,

Spooky and interesting!

Mark has wonderful way of telling stories, and I love that it’s all welsh based! Fantastic spooky content delivered in a great conversational way.

KateTheLat ,

Spooky stuff!

I listen to lots of paranormal podcasts and this one is a breath of fresh air. It’s wonderful to hear the unusual history of Wales discussed with such passion. Will definitely be following each episode. Great stuff!

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