Ep 66: Bethan and Icy talk Welsh and Northumbrian Fairylore!

✨ In this second and final Summer Guest Host Takeover special* I’m delighted to introduce two more spectacular human beings:  Bethan Briggs-Miller of Eerie Essex and Spectre of the Sea and Icy Sedgwick of Fabulous Folklore with Icy

🧌🧚🏻‍♀️ Icy and Bethan share encounters from their original homelands, discuss psychic home-clearing and whether it works, muse on fairy/human interactions and even divulge their own personal relationships with potential Otherworldly beings! 

The video version of this episode will release on YouTube one week after the audio release.

*JO HICKEY-HALL RETURNS SEPT 3rd with a new series ⚡️⚡️

⭐️ In the bonus episode on Patreon⭐️ 

✨🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏽✨Jo provides a guided visualisation meditation to rebalance and aid your direction during this tricky time of transition. 

Warning: These are not fairytales. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for viewers and listeners 16 years and older. This show is unsuitable for children or anyone who might be sensitive to creepy content.


🥔** Bethan Briggs-Miller  is a folklorist, artist and co-host of two podcasts:  Eerie Essex (along with Ailsa Clarke)and Spectre of the Sea, which she creates with Owen Staton. Both shows are incredibly entertaining. Bethan has also appeared on Help! My House is Haunted.

**listen to the show for the potato reference 🤣

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👻 Icy Sedgwick is a folklore blogger and host of the Fabulous Folklore podcast. She is also a fiction author of dark fantasy, supernatural mysteries, Gothic horror and Westerns. Her fascination with the occult began at an early age when her mum bought her a copy of Ghosts and Legends of Northumbria!

Contact Icy by email at: icy@icysedgwick.com and socials:

🌷🌸Thanks so much to Icy and Bethan and to our previous hosts, Claire and Kate. What a fabulous bunch of women 👏 I feel very grateful to be sharing this project with my friends and I really appreciate all their support. 

💚 Get in touch with The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast on Instagram and Twitter and let me know which bits you enjoyed most. I loved hearing about Icy and Bethan’s own encounters and the story of the Silkie of Denton Hall – that one has fascinated me for years. 

For more on fairies in houses, check out these previous episodes:
Episode 10: Stay or Go?
Episode 18: Chat with Thomas Freese, Researcher of the Strange
Episode 37: Paolo Sammut: Gnomes and Fetches in the Home

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Episode 22: The Gentry and a Visitor

In this episode we hear from a woman living in Wales who had a visit from a green man while gardening. Later, after some ‘goings on’ in the house, she had to ask him to leave. She also describes how she watched The Gentry ride by near her home one day. We discuss these and some other extraordinary experiences.

It amazes me how many people have had something strange and inexplicable take place in their life. It seems like the majority of people can report at least one such happening. The world is a mysterious place! Let’s not forget that. There appears to be much more going on here than we generally take for granted.

Warning: These are not fairytales and the content is unsuitable for children. Some episodes may contain details which some may find unsettling or frightening. The Modern Fairy Sightings Podcast is designed for listeners 16 years and older.

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Fairy Paths and Spirit Roads: An Exploration of Otherworldly Routes by Paul Devereux’ – this is a fabulous book which covers corpse roads, fairy paths and Australian aboriginal ‘Dreamtime’ routes among others. It includes a ‘sampler’ section of the routes themselves for those curious and intrepid explorers who feel drawn to tread these paths.

The Middle Kingdom: The Faerie World of Ireland‘, by Dermot Mac Manus. A friend of Yeates, Mac Manus provides a fascinating insight into the customs and beliefs present in Ireland when it was written in the 1950s. Many of the memories shared stretch back to the 19th century in places and it’s really a great read. There’s a whole chapter on fairy paths.

‘Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience’, by Dr Jack Hunter. This great book covers Animism and the idea of ‘personhood’ encompassing natural formations such as rocks and rivers. Essays explore how themes of ecology intersect with the paranormal, from different perspectives.

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Main image: ‘Då och då tog tomten tag i tyglarna’ (Every now and then santa grabbed the reins) by John Bauer.