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The Ghosts of Cornwall: A Spooktacular Tour of Haunted Pasties and Cream Teas

14 May

Well hello there, my fellow spooky enthusiasts! Today we’re going to dive into the fascinating world of Cornish folklore and ghost stories. So sit back, grab some popcorn (or should I say, cornish pasties?), and let’s get started.

First things first, let’s talk about the history of ghosts and folklore in Cornwall. As you may know, Cornwall has a rich history of myths and legends, dating all the way back to the Bronze Age. The ancient Celts who inhabited the area believed in a whole host of supernatural creatures, from piskies (mischievous little folk) to bucca (sea monsters) to the dreaded knockers (mine-dwelling spirits who helped or hindered miners). And of course, no discussion of Cornish folklore would be complete without mentioning the infamous Morgawr, a giant sea serpent said to inhabit the waters around Falmouth.

But what about ghosts, you ask? Well, Cornish ghosts are a varied bunch, with a wide range of spookiness levels. One of the most well-known haunted locations in Cornwall is Jamaica Inn, made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name. This 18th-century coaching inn is said to be haunted by the ghosts of smugglers, who used to use the inn as a base for their illicit activities.

Another spooky spot is Tintagel Castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Visitors have reported seeing ghostly knights wandering the ruins, and hearing strange noises that some say are the echoes of long-dead battles.

And then there’s the tale of Jan Tregeagle, a notorious Cornish rogue who made a deal with the devil to avoid damnation. He was tasked with an impossible task of emptying Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor with a leaking limpet shell. He never finished the task and ended up being chased by a pack of demonic hounds, which is said to be heard on the moor on stormy nights.

Of course, these are just a few examples of the many ghosts and legends that can be found in Cornwall. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, there’s no denying that the tales of Cornish folklore and ghost stories are fascinating and spine-tingling.

So there you have it, folks! A brief (and hopefully amusing) overview of the history of ghosts and folklore in Cornwall. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to keep an eye out for any mischievous piskies or ghostly knights. And don’t forget to bring plenty of pasties for the journey!

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Welcome back!

12 May

Hello, dear readers! I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s been a while since I’ve posted any new ghostly tales on this blog. You might be wondering why I’ve been so quiet for the past two years. Well, the truth is, I’ve been on a mission to investigate the most haunted places in the world. It’s been a wild ride, let me tell you.

My journey has taken me to the darkest corners of haunted houses, the creepiest cemeteries, and even the depths of hell itself. I’ve encountered all sorts of spooky creatures, from ghosts and ghouls to demons and poltergeists. I’ve witnessed possessions, exorcisms, and even a few ghostly weddings (yes, you read that right).

But why haven’t I posted any of these adventures on the blog, you might ask? Well, the answer is simple: I’ve been too busy running for my life! You see, when you’re dealing with the supernatural, things can get a little… intense. I’ve had to dodge flying objects, outrun vengeful spirits, and even fend off the occasional zombie.

I even tried to get in touch with the infamous Slender Man, but it turns out he’s too busy starring in low-budget horror movies to contribute to my blog (what a primadonna).

But fear not, dear readers! I’m still alive and kicking (well, mostly). I’ve got plenty of spooky stories to share with you, and I’ll be back to posting them on this blog very soon. So stay tuned, and in the meantime, try not to let the ghosts get you.

Until next time,

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