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42 minutes | 14 days ago
70: Weird Norfolk: Hikey Sprites
Make sure you grab a cuppa and a biscuit before settling in for this one, it's a long one! This week Stacia and Siofra have a chat about Hikey Sprites, the fairy like bogeymen who only live in Norfolk. Special thanks to illustrator Josh King who has create a wonderful series of illustrations for our next four episodes. We love his work. You can find him on Instagram at @jkillustrations and he has prints for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JoshKingIllustration
35 minutes | a month ago
69: Weird Norfolk: The Green Lady of Costessey Hall
Stacia and Siofra are back after an extended break. Unfortunately they can't meet in real life for weird chats so it's back to Zoom, as is very clear in the sound quality (Siofra sounds a bit like a robot). This week the ladies discuss one of Stacia's specialist subjects, the Green Lady of Costessey Hall. They learn all about the lost hall which once stood on what is now a golf course. Special thanks to illustrator Josh King who has create a wonderful series of illustrations for our next four episodes. We love his work. You can find him on Instagram at @jkillustrations and he has prints for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JoshKingIllustration
38 minutes | 3 months ago
68: Weird Norfolk: Castle Rising and Queen Isabella
Did you miss us? We had a little break but we are back with the tale of Queen Isabella, the She-Wolf of France. We discuss the interesting paranormal events at Castle Rising as well as witchcraft and the best snacks for a paranormal investigation.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
67: Weird Norfolk: Urban legends at Zaks Waterside
A little late with the episode this week, but we think it is worth the wait! Stacia and Siofra take a trip to Zaks Waterside to debunk and confirm some of the urban legends which surround the building....
43 minutes | 5 months ago
66: Weird Norfolk: The TV ghost of Morley Old Hall
On this episode Stacia and Siofra discuss a TV appearance of a ghost at Morley Old Hall near Wymondham. Renowned SPR member Tony Cornell and Anglia TV investigated the hall in the 1960s. After the show aired they received an unexpected response from viewers. The ladies also discuss how the show influenced Ghostwatch, one of the most infamous horror programmes. They also look into who the ghostly monk might be.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
65: Weird Norfolk: The ghost of Martha Alden at Norwich Castle
In this episode Stacia and Siofra explore the history of Norwich Castle and the mound it sits on. They tell the tale of Martha Alden who was publicly executed at the castle for murdering her husband. Her spirit is said to still wonder through the museum galleries and was seen on the mound soon after her death. Siofra introduces a new king British history.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
64: Weird Norfolk: Thetford Priory Ghosts
Stacia and Siofra don't travel far for their second Heritage Open Days episode. The ladies have a picnic at Thetford Priory and discuss body snatching, miracles, murder and ghosts all of which happened at the priory.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
63: Weird Norfolk: Heritage Open Days special - Annie's Room at King's House, Thetford
In this Heritage Open Days special, Stacia and Siofra record from Annie's Room in King's House, Thetford. Annie is said to be the spirit of a servant girl who died in the room. Stacia and Siofra share some of the paranormal phenomena experienced by staff at the house as well as discussing King James I, who once owned the property.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
62: Weird Norfolk: The Eccles Sea Monster
In 1936 a former Lord Mayor of Norwich spotted an unusual creature of the coast at Eccles-on Sea. The sighting sparked a heated debate on the Eastern Daily Press letters pages. Stacia and Siofra discuss possible explanations for what he and his friends saw.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
61: Weird Norfolk: The great stone of Lyng
On this episode Stacia and Siofra discuss the great stone of Lyng. They explore the various folklore tales about this mysterious stone in a magical woodland.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
60: Weird Norfolk: Ella Morse's moving gravestone
In this episode Stacia and Siofra discuss the strange tale of Ella Morse's moving gravestone. This unusual case from Swaffham certainly leaves them with more questions than answers. Stacia quizzes Siofra on her burial plans and the pair decide on how they will communicate after death.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
59: Weird Norfolk: The haunting of 19 Magdalen Street
In this episode of Weird Norfolk Stacia and Siofra discuss a classic Norwich ghost story, the tale of Sara (or Sarah) of 19 Magdalen Street.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
58: Weird Norfolk: Sir Berney Brograve and the Devil
On this episode Stacia and Siofra discuss the tale of Sir Berney Brograve and his mowing match with the Devil.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
57: Weird Norfolk: Mother Gabley
In this episode Stacia and Siofra have a chat about the Mother Gabley, the execrable witch of King’s Lynn. They talk about various types of egg magic as well as learning a valuable lesson in recording....always turn your phones off (sorry about the occasional crackle...).https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/weird-norfolk-storm-witchcraft-kings-lynn-1-5997498
24 minutes | 9 months ago
56: Weird NorfolK: The wicked nuns of Marham
This week Stacia and Siofra explore the tale of the wicked nuns of Marham. They discuss why the spirits of nuns might be one of the most common types of encounters and Stacia realises she has a completely false memory about The Sister’s of Mercy. Here's a link to our original story https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/weird-norfolk-haunted-marham-nun-1-6540120
27 minutes | 10 months ago
55: Weird Norfolk: A possible poltergeist at Shelfanger
This is the last of our podcasts recorded at The Assembly House in Norwich before lockdown. Stacia and Siofra have an actual, serious conversation about the haunted cottage at Shelfanger. They ask why objects become haunted and discuss why moving objects may prompt a spirit to become active. This is also the episode where Siofra forgot to press record on the recording device. Luckily she knew she’d do that so also recorded the conversation on her phone.
25 minutes | 10 months ago
54: Weird Norfolk: The haunted carpet of Hunstanton Hall
In this episode Stacia and Siofra tell the tale of Dame Armine's haunted carpet. They mull over the concept of haunted objects and learn about a cursed cat carpet in Florida. This episode was recorded on location at The Assembly House, Norwich before social distancing measures were in place. Please excuse the clinking tea cups!
28 minutes | a year ago
53: Weird Norfolk: A UFO over Dereham
This week Stacia and Siofra discuss UFOs over Dereham. In particular a sighting while on the way to collect a Chinese takeaway in 1977. **NB: This was recorded before social distancing was put into place
20 minutes | a year ago
52: Weird Norfolk: Kitty witches Row
This week the weirdos have a chat about Kitty Witches Row in Great Yarmouth. We look at the various reasons, some weird, some not, for the interesting name of this Yarmouth Row. Was it witches? was it morris dancers? was it crabs?
25 minutes | a year ago
51: Weird Norfolk: The cursed stone of Stockton
This week we are talking about one of Stacia’s favourite topics, stones. In particular, the cursed stone of Stockton and the Merton stone.
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