Gwent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Warning Voice

Location: Devauden - B4293
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman driving home alone along this twisting lane heard a soft voice next to her tell her to stop. She did so, and almost immediately a car with no lights on sped past in the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road - by pulling over, the driver managed to avoid a serious accident.


 
Dog Walker

Location: Dixton - Field close to the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely early twentieth century
Further Comments: Two friends camping on the river bank watched a man walking a large white dog in the field. As the man and his dog approached the friends, the man began to vanish from the feet upwards, until he and the dog completely disappeared. One of the friends was later told by his grandmother that the area was haunted by the entities he had seen.


 
Parcel Carrier

Location: Dixton - Lanes between Rectory and river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Dark winter nights
Further Comments: A homeless man drowned in the river, and now walks around his final route, tightly clutching an unknown package. One version of the story says the man now has the head of a rat. The village is also haunted by a white dog, often seen alongside a strange man.


 
Mother

Location: Ebbw Vale - Churchyard, mill stream and bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman with her baby is said to haunt this area, with some believing the woman to have committed suicide by leaping from the bridge after falling in love with a Norman soldier. Other versions of the tale do not mention the baby.


 
Untouched Armchair

Location: Ebbw Vale - Council house, exact location unknown
Type: SHC
Date / Time: January 1980
Further Comments: The body of a seventy two year old was found reduced to ash, leaving only a pair of feet in socks, a soot covered skull, and an undamaged armchair in which most of the remains sat...


 
Ripper

Location: Ebbw Vale - Farmhouse overlooking Ebbw Vale, exact location not known
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1936
Further Comments: A family who lived here were said to be plagued by an entity which ripped their clothes and attacked them. They fled.


 
Built in a Night

Location: Grosmont - Bridge between Grosmont and Kentchurch
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil agreed to build a bridge between the two locations over the river Monnow, but on condition that he would have the soul of the first creature to cross. Before using the bridge for the first time, a local woman threw a bone for her dog across the bridge - the canine ran to fetch it, and thus cheated the Devil of his human soul.


 
Jack o'Kent

Location: Grosmont - Churchyard wall
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local folk hero who constantly tricked the Devil, Jack was finally laid to rest under the churchyard wall to prevent Satan from taking his soul.


 
Playful Boy

Location: Llancaiach Fawr - Llancaiach Fawr Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The presence of a young boy who fell to his death within the building is still felt, and has made his presence known by tugging on people's clothing. There are also reports of lurid, ghostly faces staring from the walls.


 
White Woman

Location: Llanelly - Cemetery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1880
Further Comments: The area was said to be haunted by a white woman who floated above the ground, although when one witness ran after the figure (as opposed to running away, like so many others), he managed to wrap his arms around it - the 'ghost' was actually a woman playing pranks on gullible locals.


 
Dancing Fairies

Location: Llangua - Llangua church, fields behind
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Witnesses here watched a troop of fairies dancing in the fields behind the village church, before they all headed off towards the wood.


 
Misleading Old Woman

Location: Llanhilleth - Mountain in the region
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spooky old woman calls out to walkers, trying to lure them from the footpaths so they become lost. She can be recognised by her large four cornered hat and the large pot she carries.


 
White Woman

Location: Llanvihangel Crucorney - Between Llanvihangel Court and Lady Wood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, but only at midnight
Further Comments: This pallid figure moves from the hall and disappears into the nearby wood. There have also been sightings of a short man dressed in green.


 
Monks

Location: Llanvihangel Crucorney - Llanthony Priory, in the Vale of Ewyas
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is said to be haunted by the monks that once walked here. The Blaenavon Paranormal Investigation Team have reported recording EVP and observing a grey figure.


 
Swimming Stone

Location: Michaelstone-y-Fedw - The Druidstone, on the grounds of Druidstone House
Type: Legend
Date / Time: When a cock crows during the night
Further Comments: This stone, standing over three metres in height, goes for a swim in the nearby river if woken up at night.


 
Footfalls

Location: Mitchel Troy - Road towards the common
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely twentieth century
Further Comments: A married couple out walking late at night heard footsteps dragging behind them. When they stopped, the footsteps stopped. When a car approached them and illuminated the area, no other person could be seen.


 
Blue Woman

Location: Monmouth - Area around Hadnock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area was said to be the haunt of a blue female form, although her history is unknown.


 
Bright Light

Location: Monmouth - Monnow Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown, likely early twentieth century
Further Comments: A man walking home in the early hours of the morning heard what sounded like a horse slowly following him. As the sounds drew alongside him, the man was blinded by bright lights which overtook him, vanishing into a nearby closed garage.


 
Horse

Location: Monmouth - Monnow Street, around Chippenham House area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The echoing sounds of a horse trotting have been heard, though the reasons why are not clear.


 
Small Woman

Location: Monmouth - Private residence (no longer standing), Granville Street
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death in the family
Further Comments: A phantom short woman who would appear next to people's beds with her head cocked would foretell a death in the family.


 
Fires

Location: Monmouth - Private residences, Brook Crescent
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely 1950s or early 1960s, only lasted a brief period
Further Comments: Two properties here experienced items moving on their own accord, including lights bulbs which were removed from sockets and placed nearby. A couple of small fires broke out in one of the properties, after which the poltergeist appears to have departed.


 
Black Haired Figure

Location: Monmouth - Road toward England, close to 'leaving Wales' sign
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 2003, around 02:00h
Further Comments: The driver of a coach spotted a woman, dressed in black with long hair, on the hillside to the left who quickly descended and appeared to walk straight into the vehicle's path. The driver's colleague, sitting by the door, shouted that they had hit her - also convinced that they had, the driver stopped the coach. Very shaken, the pair disembarked, expecting to see a body. Nothing could be found. The driver later mentioned it to a friend, who said they had heard of a similar incident in the area.


 
Cloak and Legs

Location: Monmouth - Shire Hall Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2006
Further Comments: A caretaker reported seeing a black cloak and the bottom of a pair of legs disappear behind a pillar - investigating further, he found no one in the area. Doors have also been said to close themselves, and the smell of perfume also fills the air. A visiting medium stated the building was haunted by a judge.


 
Half Owner

Location: Monmouth - Swift's Saw Mill (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two brothers owned this mill - one brother placed his sibling in an asylum in order to have complete control of the site. The sibling died in the asylum and returned to haunt the mill, the ghost audibly chopping wood throughout the night.


 
Strange Man

Location: Monmouth - The Kymin
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death of anyone who lives on the hill
Further Comments: A phantom man wearing either eighteenth or nineteenth century garb appears to announce the death of a local.


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