Dyfed - Paranormal Database Records



Location: Castlemartin - Off the coast in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Circa 1782
Further Comments: Henry Reynolds spotted a merman off the coast which he initially believed to be a pale skinned teenager before noticing its brown tail which waved about. While the body and arms looked human, the arms and hands looked too short and thick, while the creature's nose was long and sharp. Reynolds went to find other witnesses, but by the time he returned, the merman had gone.


Dancing Sheppard

Location: Crymch - Freni-Fawr mountain
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A youth tending to his sheep was convinced to dance by a small group of fairies - when he did, he was transported to fairyland, but returned to the mountain once he stopped his jig.


Cheated Devil

Location: Devil's Bridge - Lowest of the three bridges
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This bridge was built by Old Nick by the request of an old woman who needed to cross the water to reach her livestock. In return for his work, the Devil demanded the soul of the first living creature to walk over it. The old woman was not prepared to lose her own soul, and sent her dog over the bridge first; the Devil left angry and empty handed.


Lost Village

Location: Ferryside - Estuary
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An ancient village is submerged under these waters, and sometimes the toiling of the old church bell can be heard from within the estuary.



Location: Fishguard - Wintern Day Centre
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa May 2010
Further Comments: The Sun newspaper reported that staff at this site refused to work after dark, having experienced poltergeist activity such as unplugged printers printing and furniture moving. The smell of bluebells was also reported. One story said that two maids had committed suicide in the attic during spring, at the time local bluebells bloomed...


Laughing Children

Location: Garnant - Trecynllatch Farm, Llandeilo Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The Carmarthen Journal reported that Leyigh and Anthony Vobe, owners of the farm, had encountered figures walking up and down the stairs, and had heard children laughing and people talking when no one else was around. It is believed the criminals were once hanged in the area.


Black Panther

Location: Haverfordwest - Road just outside the town
Type: ABC
Date / Time: March 2005
Further Comments: Witness Dixie Tilley was cycling near the town when he saw what looked like a black panther. Dixie said the creature disappeared under a fence when he cycled within thirty metres of its location.


Furniture Mover

Location: Haverfordwest - Unnamed house in RAF Brawdy
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A family living in a semidetached house were kept awake for several nights by loud knocks coming from their neighbour's home. One night the sounds were incredibly loud, so the following morning they went next door to complain, only to find their neighbour now arriving home after spending the evening away. Upon investigation, it was discovered that all the furnishings in the house were moved around, though no money or credit cards were stolen. The RAF took the case so seriously they called in a bomb squad to ensure that an explosive device hadn't been planted by the mysterious intruder.



Location: Kidwelly - Area surrounding the castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The female warrior Gwenllian lost her head in battle against the Norman at the site, and her headed ghost rode the area for many years afterwards. The haunting stopped when her head and body were located and buried together, though more recently there have been reports of a medieval soldier...


Waiting for Wil

Location: Kidwelly - Pistyll Teilo
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A female spirit haunts this area. According to Antony D Hippisley Coxe's Haunted Britain, she cries out 'It is long and cold and tiresome to wait for the descendants of Wil Watter'. The waters of the well is also said to have healing powers.


Black Hound

Location: Laugharne - Area around Pant-y-Madog
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fortunately for any witnesses, this member of the Cwn Annwn is reported to be harmless as it runs between castle and town.



Location: Laugharne - Laugharne Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2006
Further Comments: A visitor to the castle reported being pushed as she climbed the stairs, and also on the way back down.


Water Nymph

Location: Laugharne - Laugharne Park, close to the estuary
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 22 November 2009, midnight
Further Comments: While on holiday, one lady observed a pale skinned, red headed woman moving across the park, although the way the entity's green and blue clothing flowed, appeared to be moving through water. The woman smiled before vanishing.


Mrs Thomas

Location: Laugharne - The Boathouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1958 onwards
Further Comments: The former home of poet Dylan Thomas, his mother's ghost is said to haunt the house, moving furniture and turning lights on and off. However, some are sure that it is Dylan himself, and he is also said to walk the lanes in the area.



Location: Letterston - Farm in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: September 1992
Further Comments: A farmer in this area twice reported seeing a wolverine on his land, blaming the creature for killing two lambs.


White Lady

Location: Little Haven - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spook is reportedly a woman whose body was found on the nearby beach. A long dead cat is also reported to play on the beds at night, while a man in 'modern' dress is said to slowly materialise from the feet up.


Old Lady

Location: Little Haven - Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A phantom woman would be seen walking through the hall, although her appearances ceased after a window was added along a corridor.



Location: Llanafan - Craig-y-Rogof
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After concealing a hoard of gold and other treasures, these ghostly pirates still protect their stolen wealth.



Location: Llanarth - Llanarth church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown (footsteps still present?)
Further Comments: Up to his nightly no-good antics, the Devil entered this church, scaled the tower and tried to steal the bells. The vicar witnessed this and managed to drive the Devil away - the Horned One jumped from the bell tower, leaving an impression of his foot on a stone in the graveyard.


Breaking Glass

Location: Llanarthney - Emlyn Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A poltergeist is reported to have caused much distress and damage in this pub.


Woman with Auburn Hair

Location: Llandeilo - King's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This figure, seen frequenting the bar, is believed to be the shade of a lady who fell from a window at the hotel during the 1830s. She more often takes the form of a yellow patch of mist.



Location: Llandeilo - Newton House, Dinefwr Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Newton House made it into the National Trust's top ten haunted locations in 2007. Lady Elinor Cavendish was murdered in the eighteenth century, strangled by a lover. Some visitors have reported invisible hands squeezing their throats, while others have seen a young girl vanishing into a cupboard.


Church Dragon

Location: Llandeilo Graban - Llandelio Graban church
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This dragon, which made its home in the church tower, was killed by a local lad. The boy made a dummy dragon out of oak and covered it in steel spikes - the real dragon attacked the model, impaling itself on the spikes and dying of its injuries.


Corpse Candles

Location: Llandilo - Golden Grove
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three of these spectral lights were seen hovering and dancing over a part of the river here - a day later three men drowned in the same spot.


Wellington Bomber

Location: Llandovery - Towy Valley, between Llandovery & Llandeilo
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A training zone for World War 2 crews, one assumes this phantom belongs to a group that didn't make the grade.

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