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


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Vampires of the Valley and Other Strange Creatures

There are strange creatures lurking in the Vale of Neath.

There are 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!

What is the Ghosts & 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 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.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

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