May 1, 2020. Certain mustalid's continue to have a bloody good laugh at our expense!! Gef! Gef the Talking Mongoose) can now be told. A brilliant book, and one which the publishers took some time to get on the market, but well worth the wait! This book is a very comprehensive look at this phenomenon from the late 1930's on the Isle of Man. Don’t’ let that put you off. The two men briefly visited the Isle of Man in the summer of 1935, where they met the Irving family. This book represents a lot of indepth research and hard work. The first full-length book on the Gef case by celebrated ghost-hunter Harry Price and his friend, Listener editor Richard Stanton Lambert. Buy Gef The Talking Mongoose: The "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Swartz, Tim R, Beckley, Timothy Green, Inviticus, Hercules, Roberts, Paul Dale, Price, Harry, Lambert, R.S. An exhaustive investigation of the case of Gef, a “talking mongoose” or “man-weasel,” who appeared to a family living on the Isle of Man. But then again, maybe Gef … On the Isle of Man in the early 1930’s something really weird happened. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. : The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, out now from Strange Attractor, is Christopher Josiffe’s sweeping investigation into Gef (pronounced like “Jeff”). Gef (pronounced 'Geoff'), a mysterious hybrid of poltergeist, fairy, ghost and "extra clever mongoose", that became an intimate part of the Irving family in their remote farmstead at Cashen's Gap, on the bleak south-western slopes of the Isle of Man, remains an enigma. Tales From the Embassy: Communiqués From the Guild of Transcultural Studies,1976-1991. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 89 likes. Other accounts speculate that the precocious Voirrey told school chums of her chatty little pal, no doubt inspired by Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a short st… — Sir Gef the Mongoose (@gefbot) January 18, 2018. The animal said it was a mongoose called Gef, who had been born in New Delhi, India, was then hunted, before escaping to the Isle of Man. Although now a largely forgotten tale, the sensational Gef (pronounced Jeff), the ‘talking mongoose’ of the Isle of Man, or as he is sometimes known, the Dalby Spook, caused an international media stir during the 1930s.. He (or it) was quite well-known back in the day, and attracted a number of occult researchers, whose "findings" Mr Josiffe has impeccably researched and presented in a clear and readable manner, accompanied by plentiful illustrations. MISC, GHOSTS. … Side Stories: Space Poltergeist @LPONTHELEFT #HAILYOURSELF. Gef (pronounced 'Geoff'), a mysterious hybrid of poltergeist, fairy, ghost and "extra clever mongoose", that became an intimate part of the Irving family in their remote farmstead at Cashen's Gap, on the bleak south-western slopes of the Isle of Man, remains an enigma. Gef variously claimed to be "an extra extra clever mongoose", an "earthbound spirit" and "a ghost in the form of a weasel". In the end, it proved to be as much about the Mongoose as the people who experienced him. Roaming the countryside, it would return with objects stolen from nearby homes, and would report the everyday doings of local people with uncanny accuracy. A great quick read (even though the book is 300 + pages!) I will go into details in a minute. We read a book called Susannah and the Purple Mongoose. online from Australia's leading online bookstore. To the end of her days – in 2005 – Voirrey said that Gef was not a hoax of her making. promised i’d see you again in sept. here.i.am . Side Stories: Plague Doctor. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2018, If you're a Gef acolyte you need this, no question. Gef's story began to catch on in the local press, causing quite a commotion with reporters. The hardback is limited to 200 copies, which are numbered and signed. Despite their written reports, magazine articles and books, several photographs of Gef, the talking mongoose (a.k.a. The unofficial book list for the podcast. Gef (pronounced 'Geoff'), a mysterious hybrid of poltergeist, fairy, ghost and "extra clever mongoose", that became an intimate part of the Irving family in their remote farmstead at Cashen's Gap, on the bleak south-western slopes of the Isle of Man, remains an enigma. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2017. : The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose by Christopher Josiffe. The Irvings lived on a farmstead on top of a hill in Dalby. I have hands and I have feet, and if you saw me you'd faint, you'd be petrified, mummified, turned into stone or a pillar of salt!" Gef! A little animal had appeared in their farmyard, something like a weasel, and soon it began to imitate their speech and rapidly learned to talk. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It does not restrict Gef to being identified as a mongoose. The book … Gef (pronounced 'Geoff'), a mysterious hybrid of poltergeist, fairy, ghost and "extra clever mongoose", that became an intimate part of the Irving family in their remote farmstead at Cashen's Gap, on the bleak south-western slopes of the Isle of Man, remains an enigma. Gef, the talking mongoose. Henry Zebrowski. Copyright © 2016–2020 Christopher Josiffe. The story of Gef the ‘talking mongoose’, or ‘the furry little enigma’ in Christopher Josiffe’s words, is surely one of the strangest in the annals of the paranormal. : The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose by Christopher Josiffe. Over the course of the 1930s, Gef The Talking Mongoose became something of a media phenomenon. If the whole thing was a hoax, it was a very odd one - but then the Voirreys (Gef's human hosts) were a very odd family, as Mr Josiffe makes clear. The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution (Sac... Empath: A Complete Guide for Developing Your Gift and Finding Your Sense of Self. Josiffe has done a great job. He has given lectures at the Ghost Club, the Society for Psychical Research, Senate House Library and the Fortean Times Unconvention. Gef the mongoose. Photos, however, suggested that whatever had been killed by Graham was not a mongoose. He mimicked other animals and sounds. In July 1935 the editor of The Listener, Richard S. Lambert (known as "Rex"), and his friend, paranormal investigator Harry Price, went to the Isle of Man to investigate the case and produced the book The Haunting of Cashen's Gap (1936). Christopher Josiffe is a regular contributor to Fortean Times and has also been published in Faunus, Abraxas, and The Pomegranate. A blog by pauldaleroberts Sign in to follow this . : The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, out now from Strange Attractor, is Christopher Josiffe’s sweeping investigation into Gef (pronounced like “Jeff”). The mystery continued. Gef was born in New Delhi, India and was a mongoose. It was not a successful farm; James “Jim” Irving, an educated man, had previously been a traveling salesman, and although the farm was his retirement project, it was proving insufficient to support his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Voirrey. Number 16 in the celebrated Pan Book of Horror Stories (“over four million copies sold … fourteen stories ... term by which he was (and still is) known on the Island – the ‘Dalby Spook.’ His more well-known moniker, ‘Gef the Talking Mongoose,’ was coined later by a mainland journalist. Buy a discounted Paperback of Gef! I love this book. I have hands and I have feet, and if you saw me you'd faint, you'd be petrified, mummified, turned into stone or a pillar of salt!" Episode 409: Gef the Talking Mongoose. Intrigued by references to the ‘talking mongoose’ case, he began to examine the relevant archival material at the University of London and the Society for Psychical Research’s Gef files, held at Cambridge […] The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, CHAPTER 4: “Very Shrewd and Not Easily Hoodwinked”: the Testimony of Captain Dennis, CHAPTER 9: Nandor Fodor’s Week on a Bare Mountain, CHAPTER 10: “Charlie, Charlie, chuck chuck chuck”. Christopher Josiffe is a regular contributor to Fortean Times, and takes an admirably Fortean approach to this bizarre tale - which is to say that he marshals the facts with commendable thoroughness, whilst leaving the reader to form his or her own opinion. BOOK NOW. Episode 409: Gef the Talking Mongoose. He once said, "I am a freak. This was a talking mongoose who went by the name of Gef. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. In fact, it went on for decades. Whether Gef was a figment of the Irving family's imagination, a poltergeist that had possessed a mongoose or a real talking animal, the scary mystery captured the nation It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment. Henry Zebrowski. Gef! 3 people found this helpful. A poltergeist? howard, ashy, dr al. Well-written and expertly researched. The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose (Strange Attractor Press) at Amazon.com. W. 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