Back in harness

After an intensive week-and-a-bit proofing and indexing the forthcoming new edition of ‘Haunted Wales’ from the History Press – plus a well-earned short break in Snowdonia immediately – I can at last devote my attention to Uncanny UK again.

So, after a much longer delay than intended, I have just uploaded the second article on the durable motif in British folklore of the indelible bloodstain. I’ve already described one of best-known of such phenomena, the Bloody Footstep of Smithills Hall. This time I highlight several other examples of the records of dark deeds that just won’t wash off, including a bloody handprint and a stain that remained damp for three centuries.

You can read the article at: http://www.uncannyuk.com/614/indelible-bloodstains/

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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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