Saturday, 8 December 2007

Odd coincidences still intrigue

Since writing the previous Haunted Wales blog, I have cause to mention the Johnson family again but this time in my Uncanny UK blog at

The story ties in with an article I've written for the More Uncanny section which is accessible to Registered Readers at (it's free to register and all you have to do is fill in your email address and choose a password).

The article revives two stories I originally uncovered in the obscure old journal called 'Bye-gones', which has proved an absolute treasure trove of ghosts, folklore and weird incidents from Wales and the border counties. Both stories feature men who experienced a dream so vivid that it forced them to take action, thereby saving a complete stranger to them from imminent death.

One of the stories features a minister who nearly drowned when overtaken by the rising tide in the Dee Estuary and the other a young girl who nearly suffocated in the cellar of a house in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire.