Welcome to the Folklore Files! In this corner of the Great Library you will find assorted articles and essays exploring the lore of the land. Here you will discover old tales and legends, assorted charms and superstitions, investigations into the world of ghosts and spectres, exploring the mysteries of Faerie, the history behind old customs and festivals, and all manner of strange beings that haunt the countryside.
Strange Tales
THE TALE OF THE HOLBEACH GAMESTERS
Card games with a dead man and the Devil!
DYING FOR A DRINK
The Cursed Bottles of Alnwick
WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN
The Sinister Folklore Surrounding Britian's Favourite Bird
MYSTERIES OF THE MAIDEN
The Legend of the Iron Maiden
THE EDINBURGH FAIRY COFFINS
A case of faeries? Witchcraft? Bodysnatching?
ROBIN IN THE WOODS
The Robin and the Babes in the Wood
DYING FOR A SITDOWN
The Tale of the Death Chair
BABES IN THE WOODS
The Dark Secret Behind a Well-loved Tale
THE CHRISTMAS ROBIN
How This Bird Became an Icon of the Season
Faerie Folk
ON CHANGELINGS
Fairy foundlings and child snatching
FAERY FINDS EXHIBIT 1
The Luck of Edehall
FAERY FINDS EXHIBIT 2
The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle
THE PASTY AND THE KNOCKERS
Tradiontal Cornish food and faeries
THE CAULD LAD OF HYLTON
Who or What Haunts Hylton Castle?
THE RAMPAGES OF ROBIN REDCAP
Devilish Dwarves and A Fiendish Familiar
THE RINGING OF THE BLUEBELLS
Exploring the conenctions between these flowers and faeries and witchcraft
THE GHOSTLY AND THE GHASTLY
Chained Ghosts
Why are spectres so often depicted wearing manacles?
Headless Ghosts
Why are ghosts so often shown as carrying their own heads?
THE SCREAMING SKULL
The Haunting at Agnes Burton Hall
MONKEY BUSINESS ON THE UNION CANAL
Ghost? Goblin? British Bigfoot?
THE PICKLED PARSON OF SEDGEFIELD
Uncertainity, death and taxes
THE GHOSTS OF AYCLIFFE
A Series on the Various Ghostly Tales from a North-eastern Village
TALES OF HEADLESS HORSEMEN
The Inspirations for Sleepy Hollow's famous spectre
Charms and Rites
DO CROSS THE STREAMS
The protective powers of running water
THE SECRET OF THE WITCH BOTTLES
Real-life defence against the Dark Arts!
Special Days and Dates
ST VALENTINE'S DAY
The origins of the most romantic day of the year
MICHAELMAS
An autumnal celebration now forgotten
MARTINMAS
The Forgotten Feast
THE DEVIL'S BLACKBERRIES
Why Satan Owns the Hedgerows in Autumn
HALLOWED BY THY CHARMS
Traditional Magic for Hallowe'en Night
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