Perhaps more than Halloween, Midwinter is often a time traditionally associated with ghost stories. But why do we tell ghost stories at this time of year? Why do ghosts continue to preoccupy us? And are there ways to keep troublesome ghosts at bay at Midwinter?
This talk in conjunction with the Creswell Crags Folklore Festival will explore these ideas as we seek to get closer to the spirits...
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Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!
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