Gef takes to the airwaves

9 Apr

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Researcher Chris Josiffe talks to Mark Pilkington about the strange tale of Gef, the talking mongoose (pictured below) of Cashen Gap on the Isle of Man (above) – a mischievous creature, imp or spirit that moved in with the Irving family in 1931. His antics made him, and them, internationally famous and created an enduring mystery that remains a classic in the annals of forteana.

This programme was originally broadcast as part of the series Strange Attractor on Air, on Resonance 104.4 FM in November 2010.

[Here’s a direct link to the Archive.org page.]

And as a bonus, here’s Brian Catling and Tony Grisoni’s brilliant Vanished: A Video Seance (1999), a bold, dramatised retelling of Gef’s story by the spirits of the Irvings themselves:

 

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