109 – 3 Tales of Mysterious ‘Beasts’

What is a Beast? So often we label a creature, or even Human, which we fear, or cannot explain, as a ‘Beast’.

In this episode, I share three historical true tales about mysterious creatures, which came to be known as Beasts.

Each, in its own way, brought trouble to the door of humans and to this day, we cannot be sure exactly what they were but…

knowing the Good People as we do, there is a definite sense of their presence in all three of these events.

A special thank you to our Patrons for this episode:

April Proctor and Brett Manning.

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PATREON

To celebrate 2 years of our Podcast (yay! did someone say cake?…), I am delighted to launch ‘Encounters with the Good People’ Patreon. If you enjoy my podcast and videos, please consider becoming a Patron, and supporting me on Patreon.

There are 4 levels or tiers within our Patreon, the first begins at only $3 per month and each level offers additional benefits and content. These range from:

  • having your name included in our YouTube videos,
  • having access to exclusive Patreon-only videos,
  • to receiving handpicked gifts from our online store or e-books, all Faerie related of course.

Did you know that many of the most famous and popular tales began as dark, cautionary tales?

Our Patreon exclusive videos will lean toward the darker side of Folk and Faerie tales, this allows us to explore some of the original tales which have been watered-down over time to be kid-friendly.

I am very excited to announce our first Patreon exclusive video is available for Patrons. It is ‘The Twisted Tale of Bluebeard’. (Not to be mistaken with Blackbeard the pirate!).

The tale of Bluebeard, the wealthy, charming aristocrat with a disturbingly deadly hobby. This story was originally published in 1697 but its uncanny how modern the theme is, I can imagine ol’ Bluebeard’s deeds would sit quite comfortably in true crime podcast today. It’s a fantastic video, I really think you’ll enjoy it and its live today for Patreon subscribers.

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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.  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.

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My YouTube Channel.

Encounters with the Good People has launched 2 new series of YouTube videos. ‘Folk Tales & Faerie Tales’ and ‘YouTube Shorts’.

Folk Tales & Faerie Tales: Relax and put your feet up (or lay your head down…) as I read well-known and lesser-known Folk Tales & Faerie Tales in a soft, gentle voice accompanied by soothing and delightful images. Sure to bring a sense of pleasant calm to the mind and spirit, these videos are suitable for everyone in the family to enjoy with a cuppa or as a bedtime story. To request a Folk Tale or Faerie Tale you would like Kitty to read, simply send an email with all the details to: glassonionstories@gmail.com

YouTube Shorts: Fancy some philosophical whimsy under a minute? Tune into my new series of ‘Shorts’ videos. These are fantastic conversation starters and feature the classic ‘Aesop’s Fables’ and short tales of encounters and sightings.

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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 or upcoming book. After receiving suggestions and requests from listeners of this podcast all over the world, I’ve decided to put together a book of ‘Encounters with the Good People’. In this book I’ll include tales of encounters both historical and modern. So, if you, someone in your family, or a trusted friend, have had your experience with the Good People and are happy to share that experience, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at glassonionstories@gmail.com

Don’t forget… 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.

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Podcast Notes.

Edited by Magic Dan.

‘The Black Walker of the Ford’ from ‘Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’ by John Gregorson Campbell. 1902.

‘The Beast of Odal Pass’ from ‘The History of Witchcraft in Europe Throughout the Ages.’

‘Johnny’s Byrne’s Bullock’ from duchas.ie

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

Additional Music: ‘Silent Turmoil’, ‘What child is this’ and ‘Rise and Fall’ by Myuu.

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