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!
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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!