Spectral Birds and other spooks

My latest ‘Spookology’ article in Phenomena Magazine focuses in on some of the extraordinary ghostly phenomena to be found in the works of Frederick George Lee. It continues to amaze me that so few of the true-life ghost stories this Victorian pioneer collected found their way into more modern books. Most of them have striking features which set them apart and I would consider many of them classics. The latter includes ‘The Spectral Bird at West Drayton’, which has gained wider currency and which I have already highlighted on Uncanny UK. In addition there is a flying head, a ghost without a face, a prodigiously tall apparition, a phantom ape and many others that fit the remit of my Spookology column and which have now been focused in my anthology, ‘The Horror of Gyb Farm’.

The June issue of Phenomena Magazine is as strong as ever, and includes articles on past life regression, the hauntings at a medieval manor house, the paranormal experiences of stage hypnotist Alan Bates and an in-depth study into the Aurora, the now not-so-secret plane apparently responsible for many UFO reports.

It’s free to download and available from http://www.phenomenamagazine.co.uk

My book ‘The Horror of Gyb Farm and other True Ghost Stories from the pen of F G Lee’ is available on Kindle and will shortly be available as a print edition (just got to order a proof copy). Read more here: http://is.gd/ieWrpn

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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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