South Glamorgan - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Woman Standing in Corner

Location: Barry - Royal public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The pub is said to be haunted by a female figure. The last time it was seen was in the men's toilets, standing by the wall.


 
 


Smiling Faces in the Curtains

Location: Barry - Unknown semi-detached council house
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: A woman living in the building set her curtains on fire after she became convinced they were possessed, causing her to lose her looks. She was jailed for 15 months for arson.


 
 


Wissie

Location: Boverton - Boverton Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: The ghostly lady in black who haunts the area was the wife of King John - he condemned her to exile here, though she apparently continued to love him dearly. Her tall, sobbing form was seen by a couple of workmen.


 
 


Vanishing Girl

Location: Broughton, Vale of Glamorgan - Unnamed Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: The ghost of a young girl is reputed to haunt this area, one story stating that a doctor driving through the area hit the figure - believing her to have been real, he jumped out his car to help her, but she had vanished.


 
 


The Murder Stone

Location: Cadoxton - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Stone still present, sighting of ghosts pre 1920s?
Further Comments: A stone monument was erected in the churchyard in memory of Margaret Williams, whose murdered body was found on nearby marshland in 1822. Because she was pregnant at the time of her death, it was widely believed her lover and her killer were the same man. Nonetheless, Margaret's killer was never caught. Two ghostly forms were reported by the stones, thought to be of Margaret and her former lover.


 
 


Coach

Location: Cardiff - Cardiff Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Coach last seen 1868
Further Comments: A coach is reportedly heard when a member of the Hastings family is due to die. At the castle it was heard by John Boyle, the night his cousin the Marquis Hastings died. Other ghosts reported to haunt the castle include the second Marques of Bute (who walks through several walls), a faceless woman in a long skirt who is known as Sarah, and a three metre tall giant who walks around the park.


 
 


The Smoking Man

Location: Cardiff - Cardiff Docks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 1962
Further Comments: A teenager who was fishing with a friend encountered a man smoking a pipe, wearing a trilby hat and either a trench coat or overcoat. The strange figure vanished in a large empty field of flat prairie grass.


 
 


Matron

Location: Cardiff - Cardiff Royal Infirmary Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Several ghost stories have been reported from this hospital. A plumber observed a matron in old fashioned clothing and bonnet who vanished without warning. A local legend says that if the woman in grey offers you a drink, do not take it, otherwise you shall die within a week.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Cardiff - Castell Coch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A 'new' building on the site of thirteenth century ruins, the White Lady once haunted the older area, and now has set up shop in the replacement castle. The woman is said to have died of a broken heart after her son drowned in a local pond. There is also reported to be a buried hoard of treasure here, zealously protected by three eagles, while an ethereal cavalier walks the castle grounds.


 
 


Young Boy

Location: Cardiff - Cowbridge Road, Canton
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area of Cardiff is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy.


 
 


Nurse

Location: Cardiff - Llandough Hospital
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: Manifestation of the living unknown, nurse in uniform December 2002
Further Comments: A member of the nursing staff told her friend that she had seen her own dead body lying on a bed - a week later she died of typhoid fever, her body placed in the location revealed in the vision. It is not clear whether the nurse who experienced this continued to haunt the hospital, but in 2002 a pregnant woman awoke in the hospital and found a nurse at the end of her bed. The nurse told her that everything would be okay and walked out. The woman then realised the nurse was wearing an old fashioned uniform with a Victorian nursing hat.


 
 


Dunbar Smith

Location: Cardiff - National Museum of Wales
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of Dunbar Smith was brought back to earth after his ashes were removed to make room for a public toilet - Smith was the architect of the building.


 
 


Limbs

Location: Cardiff - Private residence, Marcross Road, Ely
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2011 - 2014
Further Comments: The home of Lisa Way appeared in the local press after she swopped her residence with a family member after seeing faces at the windows and disembodied limbs. After three years and a failed exorcism, Way and her cousin exchanged homes.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Cardiff - Queen Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom grey female is said to walk along Queen Street until reaching the bridge, when she turns and waves towards the castle.


 
 


Whirlpool

Location: Cardiff - River Taff
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A water monster was once thought to live here, a reappearing whirlpool forming as it fed from a drowned body.


 
 


Grieving Woman

Location: Cardiff - River Taff close to Cloristers Hall, Llandaff
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom is stricken with grief from the death of her son in the river. The ghost is said to sometimes drift up and down the banks of the river looking for her son's body. The river area is also home to Bella, another female ghost who is said to have committed suicide after her husband's method of running his tavern drove her slightly mad.


 
 


Jealous Sailor

Location: Cardiff - Rummer Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The sailor that haunts this public house died shortly after finding his wife in bed with her secret lover. He is reputed to have a fondness of the cellar and the toilets.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Colwinston - Pwyllywrach Manor
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: August, first Monday of the month (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Cries and screams can be heard from a man who was torn into small pieces by hell hounds once a year.


 
 


Fat Man Rolling

Location: Corntown - A48, Crack Hill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The strange sight of a short tubby man rolling down the hill only to vanish into a quarry has been reported here.


 
 


Man in Gold Laced Suit

Location: Dinas Powys - Dinas Powys Castle
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: This shade appeared to a poor spinning woman and guided her to a hidden box. She was instructed to send it to the Earl of Powys (in London) without opening it - she did so, and in return the Earl paid her rent for the rest of her life. The contents of the box were never revealed.


 
 


Wreakers

Location: Dunraven - Cliffs near the castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Once a year (exact date unknown)
Further Comments: Once a popular place for wreakers to work, one in particular is said to haunt the area after he mistakenly killed his sister after drawing her ship onto the rocks below.


 
 


Green Lady

Location: Dunraven - Hill where castle once stood
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spirit has not been seen nor heard since the castle was destroyed. A blue lady, quite old looking, had also been reported at the castle.


 
 


Spinning Top

Location: Dyffryn - St Lythan's Cromlech
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The capstone on this cromlech is said to rotate three times on Midsummer Eve. In addition, anyone who makes a wish here on 31 October will have it granted.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Ewenny - Areas known as White Lady’s meadow and White Lady’s Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: This white woman was said to point towards Ewenny, where treasure was supposed to be hidden. One legend says that a local man offered to help the ghost. The white woman asked the man to hold her hands, which he did until startled by a dog. Scared by the dog, the man snatched his hands back - the ghost screamed 'I'll be bound for another seven years!' before vanishing.


 
 


Blue Boy

Location: Ewenny - Priory ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: This ghostly young child dressed in blue clothing has been observed moving through the ruins of the priory. The area is also home to a phantom monk.


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