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Here at Uncanny UK, we are always pleased to receive genuine accounts of encounters with the supernatural.
Perhaps you have seen a ghost, glimpsed a fairy or caught sight of a strange creature prowling through the countryside.
If you have had a weird experience, or can report one had by a relative, we’ll be very interested to hear about it. Uncanny UK is the place to record previously undocumented supernatural encounters.
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Category Archives: Witchcraft and Magic
The following story of a Ceredigion witch comes from ‘Coelion Cymru’ (‘Welsh Superstitions’) by Evan Isaac, published in 1938. The book is in Welsh and I am grateful to my friend Rose Smith for the translation. I’ve often wanted to … Continue reading
Years ago I wrote a book called Bye-gones, a collection of quirky history and folklore from an old Welsh borderland periodical of that name. That little book only scratched the surface of the extraordinary and abstruse information contained in its … Continue reading
MARK GREENER continues his examination of ‘corpse medicine’, the historic trade in body parts believed at one time to have had magical and healing properties. Treatments made from corpses are among the most remarkable and most neglected chapters in medical … Continue reading
MARK GREENER explains how a mistranslation probably led to the bizarre use of ground-up mummies in early medicine, in this, the first of a two-part examination into the uses of corpses and body parts in magical practice. Consuming powdered Egyptian … Continue reading
Jason Karl discusses one of the most frequently employed forms of ‘wards’: domestic magic used to protect a household from malign influences.
An army of arachnids march on the home of a man in Suffolk. Were they controlled by sorcery? Continue reading
Tragic magician Thomas Parkes played with forces he didn’t understand when he summoned up demons at a crossroads. Continue reading
Coal the conjuror magics up little people and a tiny tree as startled drinkers look on Continue reading