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An Irish podcast about why people believe weird things. A critical-but not cynical - look at cryptids, UFOs and conspiracies. Coming to you from the Cabin In The Woods.

Lord Dufferin’s Irish Ghost: A Victorian Urban Legend

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Ulsterman and Victorian celebrity Lord Dufferin held the highest positions in the British Empire during its heyday, but he was most famous for a classic ghost story he told about a strange happening at Tullamore. It’s a brandy-and-cigar kind of tale. Dive down the rabbithole with us as we try to find the source of the story in an adventure that involves Charles Dickens, the madness-inducing King In Yellow, and of course, various 19th century mystics and occultists (but you knew that already, right?).
Sources: Ghosts & Haunted Houses, Maple & Myring, Usborne, 1979

Tychy.wordpress.com: Premonitory Tales
https://tychy.wordpress.com/tag/premonitory-tales/
Death And Its Mystery, Camille Flammarion, 1921
https://books.google.ie/books/about/Death_and_Its_Mystery.html?id=3ZUrAAAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y
The Lost Imperialist, Andrew Gailey, John Murray, 2015

The King in Yellow, Robert W. Chambers, 1895
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8492/8492-h/8492-h.htm
Legitimacy of Unbelief: The Collected Papers of Piet Hein Hoebens, 2017

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, Andreas Bernard, NYU Press, 2014
https://books.google.ie/books/about/Lifted.html?id=ryegAgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y
Music & Sound: Moonlight Sonata, Audio Library No Copyright Music

Deep Horrors, Kevin McLeod

Crowd Talking, Free Sound Effects

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