Gwent - Paranormal Database Records

 
Elf Meet

Location: Newcastle - Oak tree on former site of castle
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The oak tree was once believed to be a site where the little folk would congregate.


 
Well Riser

Location: Newcastle - Unnamed farmhouse in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1960s
Further Comments: A farmhouse with its own well was said to be haunted by a entity which would emerge from the water. The well was covered over, although it is not known if this stopped the sightings.


 
Wishing Well

Location: Newcastle - Well and springs
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This wishing well was used by throwing pins into it, while the waters of the spring would be used to cure joint pain and inflammation.


 
Blue Lady

Location: Newport - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A lady wearing a blue dress or veil is seen in a church yard where a local tsunami washed away many of the graves. It is thought that the phantom woman once lived in the village and would look out of the church tower towards the sea, hoping for her sailor husband to return.


 
Robert FitzHamon

Location: Newport - Newport Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The protective structure is haunted by the giant figure of FitzHamon, the castle's builder.


 
Annie Webb

Location: Newport - Private house along Corporation Street
Type: SHC
Date / Time: 2 February 1980
Further Comments: When Annie was found, only a pair of legs, piece of arm and skull remained. A white tablecloth lay untouched nearby.


 
Hooded Figure

Location: Newport - Royal Gwent Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2005
Further Comments: One report sent to the Paranormal Database stated that both patients and nurses on one ward spotted a hooded monk-like figure. Another report says that a day room is home to an entity which pushes down on people's chests.


 
White Figure

Location: Newport - Sea wall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A white figure was spotted walking in the thick mud (which is impossible to walk in at a normal pace). The person vanished after being watched for around 15 seconds. A local legend has it that the area suffered a tsunami years ago and all the bodies apart from one where washed out to sea.


 
Three Nuns

Location: Newport - Spytty Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: A group of four friends watched a trio of nuns drift across the field ahead of them. The ghosts moved in a perfectly straight line apart from one ninety degree turn, before vanishing.


 
Big Bertha

Location: Newport - University of Wales College, Caerleon Campus
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Bertha Ramsey, a 6 foot tall matron at the campus, was found dead at the base of a set of stairs in 1962 - it was unsure whether she tripped or if she was pushed. Her ghost has been seen since, and is blamed for playing with the elevators after dark. Another ghost seen on site is that of a Roman centurion, as the building was constructed on the site of an ancient burial site.


 
White Woman

Location: Penallt - Between the Argoed and nearby pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed all in white, this woman committed suicide in the pond where her ghost now vanishes.


 
Woman in White

Location: Penalt - Area around The Argoed (private residence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman dressed in white runs and throws herself into the nearby pond.


 
Lass in Apron

Location: Penhow - Penhow Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom young girl dressed for a kitchen has been reported in the great hall.


 
Cwn Annwn

Location: Penrhos - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Welsh demonic hound has been reported in the area.


 
Laurel

Location: Pontypool - Hanbury Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 September 2014
Further Comments: The Spectral Quest company reported recording the sounds of laughter and the voice 'Laurel' using EVP equipment. A tall man was also caught on thermal camera and an investigator reported feeling a hand grab their leg.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Pontypool - Location withheld
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: While staying the night in a family home with a friend, one witness watched the bedroom door open and a Victorian woman stand in the doorway. After a while the woman vanished; the witness climbed out of bed and looked around, but could not find anyone. Later that night, the witness awoke to see the woman again, this time standing over them. The woman said 'you will be okay' before disappearing. The witness's story was told to the family the following morning, who produced an old photograph of their mother - the image of the ghostly visitor.


 
Music in the Air

Location: Pontypool - Twm Barlwm hill fort
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The music is said to be a trap for children - any who investigate the sounds disappears within the hill.


 
Bard

Location: Raglan - Raglan Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001?
Further Comments: A phantom musician reportedly haunts this building, particularly the area where a library once stood. The ghost is thought to be William Herbert, the first Earl of Pembroke.


 
Woman in a Carriage

Location: Redbrook - Edge of the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: While walking by the river, Mr Morgan heard horses approaching from behind but couldn't see anything. As the sound reached him, Morgan leapt to one side and watched as a team of horses pulling a coach appear from nowhere. The coach contained a woman who looked out of the window at the witness. Instead of following the road, the coach entered nearby woodland and vanished.


 
Woman with Child

Location: Redbrook - Swan Pool
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heralded by the sounds of a baby crying, a phantom woman holding a baby is said to slowly emerge from this pond. Soon after, a large black dog, which may or may not be headless, circles the pool before heading to a nearby ruined kiln.


 
Tom the Lord

Location: Redwick - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Tom, the Squire of Redwick, was found dead in a ditch after a drunken night out on the town. His ghost started to appear soon after, stealing cider from local brewers and staggering around the village. A team of twelve ministers finally banished the entity.


 
Coal Discovery

Location: Rhymney - Valley area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The coal deposits in the valley are said to have been discovered by fairies after they killed a giant which was attacking their homes. The giant was assassinated as he slept and the fairies set fire to his body; they realised that the ground continued to burn after their enemy's body had turned to ash.


 
Combusting Dog

Location: Risca - Exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shuck which lurked here transformed itself into a raging fire, the size of a field.


 
White Woman

Location: Risca - Miner's graves near campsite in nearby forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This area is home to a phantom woman in white and a strange shadowy figure, speculated by some to be a former miner.


 
Roman Soldier

Location: Risca - St Mary's Church Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A local theatre troupe that used the hall for rehearsals and productions reported a phantom Roman soldier and hearing a voice that would call their names.


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