Well it’s work for Danny, so that’s a positive but doesn’t interest me, sort of thing an intern would have dreamt up. Hope Uncanny is back for a new series soon.
I'm currently listening to the first episode of The Witch Farm and I can confirm it's very much in the style of The Battersea Poltergeist. There are dramatic parts but it is interspersed with commentary from Danny and experts giving their own thoughts on the case. As I'm listening to it, I can't help but think that I know this case, it seems really familiar...
I'm saving it for a rainy day, but yes it's a bit of a mix of docudrama and commentary. I'm not a massive fan of docudrama - which often seems to me to manage to be neither of the things it purports to be - but I'll give it a go.
The Heol Fanog case, although not as infamous as some, is fairly well known. I wonder if you might have listened to Richard MacLean Smith's Unexplained podcast two-parter on the case, from a couple of years or so ago.
First episode here.
Edit: It was also the subject for one of the stories in a Channel 4 series of standalone dramas, which I think was called True Horror - again a few years ago now.
...Didn’t the father have loads of books on the occult in the house??
One of the exorcists or a friend told him to get rid of them because he was feeding the phenomena with what he was reading.
It is certainly full-on...! I feel the skeptic is keeping his powder dry as thus far he has sort of nodded and said "that's strange isn't it?". He certainly hasn't put forward a convincing explanation for the sky-high electricity bills. be interesting to hear how he does try to explain what is a multiple witness caseI've just listened to episode 2 of "The Witch Farm" about the Heol Fanog case. A possessed pig??? This story has to be made into a movie!
I’ve just listened to episode three. Yeah it’s the same place.Is this the same place? I keep trying to catch the name.
I haven't listened to this yet but I thought I would pitch in... I think trying to collect hard evidence of ghosts is a pointless task, any evidence gathered will always be ambiguous; it seems to be the rules of the game.Decided to buy the book of this case:
At present about half-way through. I'm essentially in two minds and can't decide whether I am feeling like a believer or somewhat skeptical. They call in various spiritualists and church people etc. but never a group such as the Ghost Club (https://www.ghostclub.org.uk) who could fill the place with cameras and sensors and get hard evidence of what they claim. Or they could have made a tidy sum selling their story to one of the red-top tabloids, rather than simply telling the local rag (well perhaps enough cash to move out)..
In many ways it feels as if the narrative is from a different, earlier time whereas they were actually in the late-80s/early-90s. One skeptical argument might be that by moving to this remote place as a recession hit was a mistake that led them to becoming 'trapped in the building' and this impacted their state of mind. Thus far, there only appears to be the one disputed electricity bill, the one they received after moving in. Also, I haven't read of an independent witness who experienced the phenomena and didn't have a vested interest in what was going on and that to my mind is a weakness in this case.
I feel the weakness of the case is that it happened in the early-1990s and yet there doesn’t seem to be any tape or video evidence of the poltergeist-type footsteps etc. Instead they behaved as if it were the 1890s and invited in mediums and spiritualists. What The Ghost Club and others would have given for a shot at this caseMorning Paul yeah your right it’s not generating much interest really.
Don’t know why cos it’s just as good as the first one perhaps a bit more dramatic mebbe
You’d think he would have asked if they managed to capture it or not.I've just listened to the second 'case update' on the Witch Farm story, and there seems to be one whopping great big omission that I can only assume will be addressed in one of the later episodes.
As Paul mentioned above, the lack of any kind of recorded evidence in this case (so far) is strange considering it is based on events that took place as recently as the 1990s. In the second case update, we are told that a news crew came to the farm to record an interview with Liz, focusing on the weird behaviour of the electricity meter. According to the journalist, during the interview, some kind of loud angry roar was heard, by all 3 people present including the sound recordist, and the journalist says Liz wearily explained to her that "it is angry that you are here". The journalist and sound recordist completed the interview and left, feeling unnerved. So... what happened to the recording? Did the noise get recorded? If so, did they not re-listen to it? And does the recording still exist? It would be gold dust on a series like this!
Maybe Danny is holding it back for a big "clincher" moment in episode 8. I can just hear it now : "... you remember that interview that was interrupted by an angry roar....?"