EP65 Restless Spirits and Fairy Folk: What happens when you stop believing in fairies but their paranormal activity continues? You blame poltergeists & phantoms - Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast


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When people stopped believing in fairies, how could they explain the paranormal activity that continued?

In the early 20th century, belief in the existence of fairies in Wales has almost died out. But the belief in ghosts and spirits had not, and that that belief in death omens in particular, such as the corpse candles and phantom funerals, remained ‘rather popular, even among educated people’.

But if people were no longer believing in fairies, what were these supposed phantoms and poltergeists, and what did they want?

Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) for a spine-chilling adventure on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

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