Clwyd - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Naked Man

Location: Llandudno - Gloddaeth Woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A poacher was once trapped in the branches of a tree all night, after a strange naked man with burning eyes materialised and stood at the base of the trunk, preventing the poacher's escape. As the sun rose the following morning, the entity vanished.


 
 


Long Sea Monster

Location: Llandudno - Sea
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 03 September 1882
Further Comments: From the safety of the town pier, a small group of people watched a sixty meter long sea monster travelling at 50 kph as it moved towards the Great Orme.


 
 


Devil's Home

Location: Llandulas - Pen y Cefn Mount
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Old Nick once set up home in a cave here, but was driven away by local clergy after his presence grew too much for the locals to tolerate.


 
 


Carreg Ateb

Location: Llandyrnog - The Carreg Ateb stone (currently buried)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When it stood on the road between the village and Moel-y-Parc, the area around the stone was said to be haunted by a man murdered by his brother. However, a farmer has now buried the boulder and it is unknown whether the ghost will be affected.


 
 


Seven Husbands and Catrin Tudur

Location: Llanefydd - Berain House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Catrin Tudur developed a habit of marrying wealthy men, only to kill them off and keep the money for herself. As punishment for her crime, her ghost now spends the rest of eternity in the company of her spouses.


 
 


Cursing Well

Location: Llanelian-yn-Rhos - St Ellian's Well (no longer present)
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Late Nineteenth century
Further Comments: Destroyed by the local clergy, the well which once stood here was used to curse one's enemies. The hex could be reversed if the pebble dropped into waters by the giver of the curse could be found and removed from the well.


 
 


Fiddling Fairies

Location: Llangollen - Castell Dinas Bran
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An innocent shepherd here was caught up in a fairy dance - he couldn't stop 'strutting his funky stuff' until the following day, when his master found him in a field. The location is also a contender for the resting place of the Holy Grail.


 
 


Man wearing Apron

Location: Llangollen - Hand Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A former worker at the hotel reported seeing a man wearing a leather apron in the cellar. The figure was tapping on a barrel, and the witness thought him to be a real person, until told that he was the only person down there. The building is also reported to be haunted by a woman in grey and another figure that stands by the organ.


 
 


Ladies of Llangollen

Location: Llangollen - Plas Newydd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Well known for their love of traditional Welsh dress and entertaining the Gothic poets, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby are reported to drift around their shared former home.


 
 


Flying Pig

Location: Llangollen - Skies over area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2 September 1905
Further Comments: Witnesses reported a large flying creature over the town; it resembled a pig of tremendous size, with stumpy webbed feet.


 
 


Owain Glyndwr

Location: Llangollen - Valle Crucis Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Owain reports unknown, golden figures in the 1930s
Further Comments: Owain Glyndwr, the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales, is said to be one of the phantoms reported at the abbey. Another story is that during the 1930s, one person spotted the front of the ruins bathed in a circle of light, with figures wearing golden clothing and helmets. The witness was with their aunt, who could not see anything. Finally, religious chanting has been heard in the area, though no source of the song can be found.


 
 


Murdered Travellers

Location: Llangwm - Glyn Diffwys chasm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dozens of souls haunt this valley, murdered by bandits who once found the area to offer easy pickings.


 
 


Devil's Hideout

Location: Llanrhos - The Devil's Tree (old oak tree)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: Contained within the branches of this old, withered oak tree, Old Nick sometimes hides. The troublesome Devil would leap onto the backs of men as they passed, draining their energy and not letting go until they reached home or somewhere safe.


 
 


Hood

Location: Llansannan - Robin Hood's Grave (tumulus)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Some have named this site as the final resting place of Robin Hood. It is reputedly haunted, and some still avoid passing the tumulus at night.


 
 


Bull

Location: Llyn Cowlyd - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The waters are home to a large bull that breathes fire from its nose, though others say the creature is more 'Loch Ness Monster' in nature.


 
 


Wartime Bomber

Location: Llysfaen - Colwyn Bay area, skies over
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: A family on holiday in the area watched a World War Two bomber fly over the sea and vanish inland, diving behind a hill as if going to crash. They noticed there was no sound accompanying the aircraft.


 
 


Lady Margaret Blackbourne

Location: Marford - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is reported that some of the buildings in the village have cross-shaped windows to prevent the restless shade of Margaret, murdered by her husband George from entering them.


 
 


Misty Shape

Location: Mold - Boar's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken by the Cheshire Paranormal Society purports to show a misty figure standing in the bar area, though some argue that the image shows nothing more than lens flare.


 
 


Armoured Man

Location: Mold - Bryn yr Ellylon (also known as Goblin Hill) barrow (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Excavated 1833, last sighting early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A warrior in golden armour was said to haunt this area - when the barrow was excavated, a large man in bronze and gold armour was found buried within.


 
 


Gold Figure

Location: Mold - Chester Road, bank known as Byrn-yr-Ellyllon (Goblins' Hill)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early eighteenth century
Further Comments: A woman walking back from Mold along this road spotted a figure wearing a coat made from gold. The apparition disappeared into a bank of earth. A few years later the bank was dug up, revealing some human remains and a piece of golden armour.


 
 


Dancing Lady

Location: Mold - Moel Famau
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This entity is said to have been seen dozens of times. Dressed in blue and dancing merrily, the woman radiates a calming influence.


 
 


Little Girl

Location: Mold - Party Shop, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: This shop is said to be haunted by a little lass who leapt from the attic window after being locked in the room. The entity is blamed for the malfunctioning till and apports.


 
 


Woman in Black

Location: Nannerch - A541, near the Rising Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Wearing a long black gown with a hood concealing her face, this ghostly woman has been seen along this road several times of the past one hundred years. She either steps from the bushes along the road and vanishes while standing in the road, or walks into the dense undergrowth.


 
 


Guiding Light

Location: Nannerch - Moel Arthur Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unearthly ball of light is said to periodically appear on the hill to lead treasure hunters to a mass of treasure buried somewhere here. However, once the digging site is reached, a violent storm will spring up and drive the would-be raiders away. The hill is another contender for the final resting place of Boudicca.


 
 


John Edward

Location: Nercwys - Tower mansion
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2009
Further Comments: Spirit Quest UK visited Tower and claimed to detect twenty spirits within the building, including Edwardian John Edwards, a nurse maid, a dog which sits on the staircase, and a freemason. The team's equipment recorded music, voices and the sounds of something being dragged.


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