85 – The Ghost of the Gristlehurst Boggart

There are those within the Good Folk who can be a bit of a nuisance.

Then there are those who are nothing less than downright terrifying, possibly even deadly.

What is a family, or community, to do if they find themselves living in fear of such a Faerie?

What happens if they are pushed to the ultimate limit and forced to take most drastic action for to survive?

What if they must… dispose of a Faerie?

On this week’s Podcast we take dusk stroll around the quiet village of Gristlehurst, Lanchashire and discover that behind the idyllic green pastures and neat cottages, lay the grisly tale of a buried Boggart.

The Boggart buried under an Ash tree by the folk of Gristlehurst, did not rest in peace.

Was it merely mischief, or the desire for revenge, that caused this Boggart to continue haunting the townfolk of Gristlehurst long after his death?

Join Kitty as she shares the tale of the Gristlehurst Boggart and ponders if this old tale holds the answer to why many folk stopped talking about the Good People for fear of ridicule or rejection.


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Now you can take the Faerie folk with you everywhere you go! Mermaids, Banshee, Elves, Goblins and beautiful Celtic designs will enchant your everyday with a touch of whimsy.

My store offers Faerie inspiration to every member of the family. Including clothes for men, women, kids, toddlers, babies and expecting Mums too.

There are loads of designs in varying sizes, colours and styles. If you find a design you just love but it’s not in your favourite style, drop me a message and I’ll see if I can get it made for you.

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Please drop in and take a look at my store, and tell your friends too. There are some fantastic ideas there to treat yourself or Christmas presents too! It’s super easy, simply look for ‘My Store’ on the menu bar of my website, click the link and begin browsing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Happy browsing! Cheers, Kitty.



Mrs Mulligan’s Mischief of Magpies & other Dark Irish Fairy Tales‘ is full of bloodthirsty fairies, murderous thorn trees, and a respectable little leprechaun who just happens to be in league with the devil! Forget the fairy tales you’ve heard before: Irish fairy tales don’t have happy ever afters!

Encounters with the Good People and author Richard McCloskey-Wall are giving away a signed and numbered, Limited Edition Hardback copy of this mischievous book.

Entering is super easy. There is a curious ‘ Elf’ which appears on several designs of clothes and homewares in my new online store and he needs a name.

Simply tell me a name which you think suits the Elf and you’re in the draw to win a copy of Richard McCloskey-Wall’s latest book. You can send me your entry via email, on Facebook, Instagram or on my website. I can’t wait to read your names for this Elf.   Entries Close: Friday 18 September.


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Fancy more Encounters with the Good People?

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Do you have your own tale of a Faerie sighting or encounter?

Perhaps you have your own story to share?

Kitty would love to hear from you and share your tale on our website.

Our website is bursting with true, and amazing, tales of encounters with the Good People from folk all over the world. You’re sure to find a tale there to get you thinking… Thanks to everyone who has shared their own experiences with us so far on www.encounterswiththegoodpeople.com


Podcast Credits.

Edited by Magic Dan.

Tale from ‘Lancashire Sketches’ by Edwin Waugh, 1869.

Theme Music:
‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.

Additional Music:
‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘Skye Cuillin’ by Kevin Macleod.
‘Rainy Day’ by Jonathan Segev.

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