EP87 Tormented Souls of the Dearly Departed: Spirits return to comfort and terrify their nearest and dearest - Explore these uncanny tales on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast


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Ghostly forms wail and scream in the night, while supernatural visitors offer words of comfort and terror.

But what connection do these spirits have with the living, and what message - if any - are they trying to communicate to their nearest and dearest?

While these paranormal visitors can offer comfort to their friends and family, they can also, as we’ll discover, be even more terrifying than poltergeists and other malicious entitles.

Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he explores a series of "real life" Welsh hauntings from the 19th century on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast... if you dare!

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

The "Ghosts and Folklore of Wales" podcast explores Welsh ghost stories, lore, myths and legends.

Launched by author and journalist Mark Rees in early 2020, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects by combining decades of research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes.

Ranging from "real life" encounters with the uncanny to fantastical tales from the Mabinogion, new episodes are uploaded on Thursdays (weekly most of the time, biweekly when book and media deadlines are looming) and feature everything from pesky poltergeists to fire-breathing dragons.

Along with the regular stories you can also expect the odd special guest, an occasional "live" ghost hunt, and all sorts of crazy ideas. Seasonal specials include the dark and Gothic Halloween (Nos Calan Gaeaf) traditions of old, to everyone's favourite skulled-skulled Christmas visitor, the Mari Lwyd herself.

Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a spooky episode, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

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