Fairies or ghosts?

Two more articles I’ve rescued from the obscurity of the defunct ‘More Uncanny’ section straddle the boundary between ghost- and fairy-lore.

In ‘Guardians of the Burial Mounds’ I discuss the strange world of the ‘Gabby-gammies’, weird beings that haunt old barrows and which were clearly the inspiration for Tolkien’s Barrow-wights. In ‘The Haunted Stone Circle’ we return to Avebury in Wiltshire and revisit the story of a young woman who saw the apparitions of people of diminutive stature dancing among the standing stones – were they fairies or the ghosts of prehistoric people?

You can read the articles at http://www.uncannyuk.com/109/guardians-of-the-burial-mounds/ and  http://www.uncannyuk.com/106/the-haunted-stone-circle-fairies-or-ghosts/

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About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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