Mid Glamorgan - Paranormal Database Records

Fish Fall

Location: Aberdare - Mountain Ash
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1841
Further Comments: Live fish were seen falling from the sky in this industrial town.

Mass Premonition

Location: Aberfan - No fixed location
Type: Other
Date / Time: Pre 21 October 1966
Further Comments: According to the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol 44, no 734, around 200 people reportedly predicted this disaster in the days leading up to it, including a local girl who was unfortunately one of those killed in the appalling accident.

Organ Music

Location: Bridgend - Prince of Wales Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Organ music and strange disembodied voices could be heard in this building, and were recorded by investigators.

Hazy Airman

Location: Bridgend - RAF Stormy Down (abandoned)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 2005 (man and son encounter), 08 April 2012 (photograph)
Further Comments: A man and his twelve year old son watched a hazy figure dressed in a World War Two uniform walking towards them, even though the figure did not appear to actually move closer. The uniformed man then reached down to the ground as if to pick something up and slowly faded away. Other people have seen an airman near the former Hanger One, and have also heard an air raid siren. A photograph taken in 2012 is said to show a phantom figure.

Blue Lady

Location: Bridgend - Dunraven Castle (now demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This castle was formally the haunt of a blue lady and a ship wrecker. The latter ghost is said to appear on the anniversary of his death (which is not known), walking the coastline, shouting and screaming.

Gold Guard

Location: Bridgend - Ogmore Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting hidden treasure, this shade once attacked a man who tried to take all the gold - he died soon after of a wasting disease. It is not known whether the spectral woman who has also been seen here is the same ghost, although most legends say she does guard the hoard, which in turn is said to be haunted by the wailing of its former owners. Another legend says that whoever falls asleep here may wake in the past or future.

Old Hag

Location: Caerphilly - Caerphilly Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Marks a death in the de Clares family
Further Comments: Once owners of the building, the de Clares family were haunted by a Gwrach-y-rhibyn, warning them about an eminent death in the family. Now they have moved away, the ghost is still seen - drifting towards the castle only to disappear once she enters the ruins. A figure dressed in red also haunts the building.


Location: Caerphilly - Morgan Jones Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: March 2003, 00:30h (approx)
Further Comments: Two friends walking home in the early hours of the morning spotted the silhouettes of a man, woman and child walking towards them along the same path, around one hundred yards away. As the distance fell to fifty yards, the family faded and vanished.

Self propelled Objects

Location: Caerphilly - Panteg Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This polt makes his presence felt by animating inanimate objects.


Location: Caerphilly - Caerphilly Mountain
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 18 May 1909
Further Comments: Two men speaking in a strange tongue were seen by a witness here - they made their escape in an airship. Though it is thought they were German, no country in the world had an airship capable of making that kind of flight at the time.


Location: Caerphilly - Private residence at Penybryn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: August 2007
Further Comments: A visitor watched a blonde lady, in her early twenties, walk past him on the landing of a friend's place. He spoke to her, but she ignored him. A short time later the visitor asked his friend who the blonde woman was, only to find out that he should have been alone at the site. A search of the residence found nothing.

White Lady

Location: Cilfynydd - Woods in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1968
Further Comments: Last seen by a newspaper editor and a friend, this phantom lady darts between the trees on a hillside. Some say she is accompanied by another white figure in a cloak.

Hovering Figures

Location: Eglwysilan - Mountain Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1987
Further Comments: While driving along this dark road at night in the rain, a motorist encountered two white figures holding hands. He said that the faces were very clear, but they appeared not to have noses. No legs were visible, and they just hovered. The figures stopped in front of the car, looked straight at the driver for several seconds and then drifted to the other side of the road before disappearing through a field gate.

Organ Music

Location: Kenfig - Prince of Wales public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: After the landlord reported hearing phantom music and voices in his pub, John Marke and Allan Jenkins used the building to experiment with their 'stone wall' theory. While they recorded some sounds, it is questionable what the tapes actually picked up.

Bell Ringing

Location: Kenfig - Kenfig Pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pool still present
Further Comments: Legend says that the pool covers a lost town from which one can still hear the church bells ringing on stormy nights. The truth is likely to be based on the nearby town of Kenfig being lost to shifting sands during the sixteenth century. Other local legends say that the pool is bottomless and that a whirlpool pulls unsuspecting swimmers to their deaths.

Phantom Female

Location: Llangynwyd - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The church is reportedly home to a ghostly young woman.

Dark Man

Location: Llanharan - High Corner House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This shadowy figure with black hair has been observed by the fireplace. He is blamed whenever items mysteriously vanish.

Fairy Tree

Location: Maesteg - Exact location not known
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A knarred and knotted tree was thought to be home to a group of fairies from Ireland, and ill luck fell upon anyone who picked up deadwood from under it.

Murdered Landlady

Location: Maesteg - Castle public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to have been murdered by her husband in Room 5, which is always said to be cold, a female form has been seen lurking downstairs. It may be the same entity responsible for the whistling that occurs after hours.

Raining Fish

Location: Mountain Ash - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 9 February 1859
Further Comments: Workers in a timber yard watched as hundreds of small fish rained down upon them during a sudden downpour. The fish were still alive and flopping in the puddles; the workers filled several buckets with the creatures before returning to work.


Location: Ogmore Vale - Forest near the former Abba school
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1990 onwards
Further Comments: A local has claimed that several people in the area have spotted wolves stalking the forest. There is an unsubstantiated report that a boy disappeared in the woodland and was eventually found torn apart.

Sleeping Arthur

Location: Pont Nedd Fechan - Craig-y-Ddinas, cave system
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is another contender for the place where King Arthur and his knights lay sleeping.

Captain of the Le Vainqueur

Location: Porthcawl - Sker rocks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The captain's body was washed up ashore here after the ship was torn apart on the rocks nearby - his shade is reported to take the form of a corpse candle, while the boat manifests in full form.

Elizabeth Williams

Location: Porthcawl - Sker House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Forbidden to marry the man she loved, Miss Williams slowly pinned away in the building - her shade can sometimes be seen staring out a window, gently crying. Phantom monks have also been reported onsite.

Lady of the Lake

Location: Rhondda - Llyn Fawr
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This beautiful woman sits on a stone on the bank of the lake, though she dives under the water if she becomes aware of anyone watching her.

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