South Glamorgan - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Bomber

Location: Llandow - RAF Llandow (disused)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 August 2009
Further Comments: A father and his young son were walking along the misty runway at this disused airfield. They paused to drink tea, and noticed that there was a red flashing light on the control tower, just visible through the mist. The wind suddenly picked up, and as the mist cleared they both spotted the silhouette of a four engine Second World War bomber, moving silently, banking over the airfield.


 
 


Walking Woman

Location: Llantwit Major - Area around the old Roman Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman was always though to be connected to a lady who vanished, with neighbours believing she had been murdered. When the road was widened, the woman's body was found buried, and once laid to rest the ghost disappeared for good.


 
 


Auditory Warning

Location: Llantwit Major - General area, and church
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Before a death in the neighbourhood
Further Comments: The ringing of this phantom bell can be heard over the house or building where the death shall occur. Before the funeral of the person, strange noises can be heard in the church - if anyone is brave enough to peep into the building, they can see the forms of everyone who is due to die during the year.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Llanvithyn (aka Llanveithin and Llanmeuthin) - Former monastery (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The monastery was thought haunted by a woman whose husband had sought shelter there - he was finally found, had his leg cut off and was finally bricked up alive within the walls. Centuries after the event, a legless skeleton was discovered in the building, although legend does not state whether this prevented the female phantom from returning.


 
 


Gwyllgi

Location: Mousiad - Path between village and Lisworney Crossways
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Welsh shuck, with fowl breath and a coat as dark as midnight, is said to haunt this piece of road.


 
 


Death Harbinger

Location: Nantgarw - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This black dog of ill fortune can be fended off with a crucifix, though it is unsure whether this will stop the witness of dying shortly after viewing the hound.


 
 


Captain Ramon Hill

Location: Penarth - Kymin House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An eighteenth century pirate, some say Ramon enjoys remaining earthbound and scaring people.


 
 


Crested Dragons

Location: Penllyn - Penllyn Castle, and surrounding woods
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: The dragons (or winged snakes, according to other sources) here were once said to be quite common, if not a little shy. They snacked on the local produce, and sparkled and shimmered when escaping farmers; they were eventually all killed.


 
 


Winged Snakes

Location: Penmark - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: An old woman claimed that her grandfather had fought and killed a winged serpent in this area. The man had skinned the creature, though the evidence had been thrown away after his death.


 
 


Giant Arthur

Location: Reynoldston - Arthur's Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Walking stone legend said to occur 01 January (reoccurring)
Further Comments: One story associated with this Neolithic tomb has King Arthur finding a stone in his boot. The king picked the pebble out and threw it to one side, thus placing the stone where it now stands. Another legend says the stone walks down to the sea once a year for a quick drink. Finally, another story says the stone was split by a miller who was after a millstone - unable to lift it, the split stone has remained laying there since.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Rhiwsaeson - Unknown road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman in white who haunted the area was said to have tried to locate a new born baby, the kiss of which would release her from her fate.


 
 


Lady de Clare

Location: St Athan - Area around site of West Orchard castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rumoured to have been buried alive by her cruel husband who (incorrectly) believed she was having an affair, this white lady was once said to walk the castle and the surrounding area.


 
 


Peter the Pirate

Location: St Donats - Large cave at Tresilian Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: First New Moon of the New Year (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Peter was buried alive at the mouth of a large cave here. For one evening a year he screams out for help.


 
 


Gwrach-y-rhibyn

Location: St Donats - St Donats Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: When death occurs in the family
Further Comments: This ghost heralds a death in the family very much like a banshee - wailing pierces the night air, and scratching is heard at windows. The apparition is also seen, looking like an old, haggled woman. If this was not enough, the castle is also reported to be home to a large floating eye that glows, a semi-transparent large black cat, and a piano that has a habit of playing itself.


 
 


New Shoes for the Devil

Location: St Nicholas - Dusty Forge Inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn was once a blacksmiths, where the Devil was caught making new shoes for himself.


 
 


Dancing Women

Location: St Nicholas - Tinkinswood Cromlech
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: The small standing stones around this cromlech were once women who were petrified for dancing on the Sabbath. It is said that if one sleeps between them, there is a chance of becoming a great poet, going mad, or dying.


 
 


Waiting Wife

Location: Swanbridge - Captain's Wife public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is named after a local tale which says a phantom fisherman's wife haunts the area, awaiting the return of her husband who was lost during a storm. Another legend says when the captain's wife died, her body was kept in a box - the box was stolen, mistaken for treasure.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Taff's Well - Area around natural spring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The waters of the well were once used to cure rheumatism and are said to have been in use since Roman times. The area is reputedly home to a phantom grey lady.


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