As much as we are terrified of Poltergeists and have absolutely ZERO interest in discussing them, that's ALL we seem to talk about his week!
The upside is that by devoting our time and attention and our super wise and expansive scientific knowledge of all things supernatural (we did read 2 whole Wikipedia pages, thank you very much) we have come to the conclusion that while yes, these are TOTAL wretched asshole creatures, we did figure they've probably just been Fairies the whole time throughout history so now we can maybe be a lot less scared of them.
And maybe, just maybe Poltergeists are even just a wee bit funny, assuming you put their actions to some lighthearted background music. Except when they leave bits of human flesh wrapped up in tissue paper, inside the crofts they've just burned to the ground. Did we mention they are assholes?
PLEASE share your spooky tales with us! We want to hear them!
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This whole episode came about because a listener, Rachel Wise, emailed us a super cool and real Poltergeist story that you can read in it's entirety HERE.
Thank you so much Rachel! We super appreciate your contribution to today's episode!
Season 2, Episode 3: TOP 10 FUN FOLKLORE FACTS from "Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland"
Today Karen tells Lucy her TOP 10 FUN FOLKLORE FACTS from "Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland" - a very well-known book by Folklorist John Gregorson Campbell. While Karen and Lucy weren't (sadly) drinking this episode, you DEFINITELY may want to consider pouring a wee dram and settling in for some real fun as this stuff is FUNNY and will be sure to both delight and surprise you!!!
We highly recommend the visual version for this one in particular, lots of good fun!
Today's Episode of the 1 Scot 1 Not Podcast is all about the fairy cat of Scotland! Lucy tells Karen all about these feline fairies, and reveals some gruesome ceremonies connected with them! eeek!!
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Come hang with Lucy and Karen as we take our time and unpack the complicated URISK of Scottish Folklore! Was he just, quick simply, a lonely a**hole who sometimes helped or sometimes harassed lonely travelers? Or was he acting out because he didn't have access to modern therapy to help him process the troubles of his parent's horrible marriage and inevitable divorce!? Listen to find out!
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This week Lucy educates Karen all about these better-looking, better-behaved, and better camouflaged FAE neighbors of the foul-faced Fin Folk that we learned about in Episode 7 (Season 1)! So strap into your high-speed elevator and speed down to the underwater palace with us (stop thinking so hard and just press play already, we'll explain everything in the episode!!)!
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Today Karen explores the roles that Fairies and superstition played in the Scottish Witch Trials that was responsible for the murder of over 4,000 innocent people (mostly women) in the 16th and 17th century. What, and more specifically WHO she discovers during this dark period in history, may very well surprise you!
To share your own witchy or fairy encounter, please contact us through our website, we most definitely want to hear from YOU!
Also, doors close to our Celtic Collective Art Club in 2 days!!!
To share your fairy/witchy/ghostie encounters and for more information about joining us in our art fairy fun group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Lucy tells Karen all about the insanely disturbing and infamous of all Scot's legends: The Legend of SAWNEY BEAN!!! The most murderous, incestuous, cave-dwelling cannibal (and family!) of the 16th century! Upon some reflection, we think this may actually be the most gruesome tale the WORLD has ever seen! After you have a listen, join in the poll: Which death would you choose? Having your hands, feet, and bits chopped off? Or would you rather be burned at the stake?!! Inquiring minds want to know!
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Huge thanks to listener Jamie Figlier for sending in this absolutely terrifying ghost photo!!! nooooooooooo!
Today Karen, with the help of famed folklorist Katherine Briggs, is doing a folklore deep dive to try and make sense of the varied fairy and ghost sightings that have been so common throughout Scottish (and Celtic) history. We discuss all manner of supernatural creatures in this in-depth episode! From Hobgoblins, Dobies, Brownies to Boggarts, Silkies, Dunnies, and, always, a bunch of true ghosts and modern-day hauntings thrown in for good measure!!
Huge thanks to Ginger and Altina for submitting their amazing ghost stories!! Here's one of the photos submitted by Altina that we show on the YouTube video version (below).
Can you see that freaky face staring back at you?!?! Ahhhhhhh!!!!
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In this very special episode, Lucy tells of her own surreal encounter with a Fairy Ring right in her hometown! If you come away with anything from this episode it's this: DO NOT ENTER A FAIRY RING...Not unless you want to play a game of dizzy ducks, lose your mind, or lose years (or even decades) of your life! If you don’t listen to us then you have no one to blame but yourselves! Consider yourself warned my friend!
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Today Karen talks about one of her all-time favorite fairy books, "The FAIRY-FAITH in CELTIC COUNTRIES" by Walter Evans-Wenz.
Although published way back in 1911, the research, human and historical analysis, together with a HUGE collection of first-person testimonies of fairy sightings throughout all 6 Celtic Countries (Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany and Wales) remains one of the most exhaustive resources of fairy research to date!
You can check it out here right (link is affiliate and helps support the show, thank you!).
In this Episode we will be traveling back in time to discover Walter's anthropological theories and what HE did to prove to all of humankind what Fairies have in common with ALL other human religions, they aren't as different as you'd think! Do you think he proved that fairies are real?! You just have to listen to find out!
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Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!