Testimony New Paperback Edition – Out Now

Testimony new cover

After literally hundreds of requests from listeners of the hit BBC Podcast The Witch Farm, I’m pleased to say the new paperback edition of Testimony is now available.

As you can see above, this one features a new cover – a photo of the truly terrifying Heol Fanog from the time when Bill and Liz Rich were reluctant residents. The paperback is available worldwide in all local Amazon outlets. Here’s the link for the UK version.

The excellent The Witch Farm podcast by Danny Robins was inspired by Testimony and digs deep into the investigation. It’s one of those rare accounts of the paranormal that has multiple witnesses – I interviewed twenty-four, many of them unconnected, including a previous resident – all of whom experienced something disturbing in that isolated house just outside Brecon in rural Wales.

Heol Fanog (c) Elizabeth Udall

When the artist Bill Rich and his wife Liz moved into Heol Fanog with their young family it was supposed to be an idyllic hideaway. Within weeks they were afflicted by a series of inexplicable events, including a massive power drain that took their electricity bills to industrial levels.

Then the encounters began.

Bill and Liz Rich (c) Elizabeth Udall

What followed was a terrifying experience that pushed Bill and Liz to the brink.

I first heard about the case through a small piece in The Independent newspaper about the baffling power drain, which had been investigated by the local electricity company and independent experts. As a journalist, I was intrigued enough to get in touch with Bill for a follow-up. I wasn’t prepared for what I found.

The ruined medieval Manor House in the garden with its private cemetery. (c) Elizabeth Udall

If you’re interested in the paranormal, there’s plenty in this book to sink your teeth into. If you’re a sceptic, there’s something here for you too. The debate is the thing.

What really happened?

But at its heart, Testimony is a human story, about two people who found themselves at the heart of something they couldn’t explain, trapped in a place they no longer wanted to be, and preyed upon by those allegedly offering help.

If you like the book, reviews on Amazon would be a great help. And if you can spread the word that the paperback is now available again, please do…if only for the sake of my in-box.

The Witch Farm and Testimony

The Witch Farm podcast from the BBC starts today (on BBC Sounds and Radio 4 tonight). If you’re interested in what you hear, check out my investigation in my book Testimony (ebook on Amazon).

It includes plenty of people who won’t make it into the podcast because they’ve subsequently died or disappeared.

Overbally I interviewed twenty-four people who had disturbing, inexplicable experiences in that isolated house.

I marshalled all the skills I’d learned working as a journalist for national media, sometimes tracking former residents of Heol Fanog half a world away.

Not all the interviews made the Final Cut. I might include some of the outtakes here.