Clwyd - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Holywell - Flacgnallt Hall
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The skull of Dafydd Prince of Wales is housed in a box at the hall. A curse is said to befall the owners of the building if it is ever removed from the property.

Healing Waters

Location: Holywell - St Winefride's Well (aka well of St Winifred)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This well sprung up where St Winefride's severed head hit the ground after she was decapitated by an angry local. Luckily, St Beuno was passing by; he picked the head up off the ground and stuck it back on Winefride's shoulders. She soon recovered.

Vanishing Monk

Location: Holywell - Basingwerk Abbey, Greenfield
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monk who was held in a trance for several hundred years was released and appeared back at the ruined abbey. He was confused and asked the people there where his friends had gone to. Feeling sorrow for the monk, one person offered him some food - as soon as his fingers touched it, the monk turned to dust.

Self Powering Light Bulbs

Location: Holywell - Talaacre Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Beer glasses have been known to fill themselves, and the mischievous spirit appears to be able to illuminate lamps and light bulbs when not plugged in to the mains. It is unclear whether the pub saves on electricity bills.


Location: Holywell - Basingwerk Abbey, and forests of Longdendale
Type: Werewolf
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A witch who was capable of changing into a wolf was unable to return to human form after the Abbot of Basingwerk asked heaven to stop the witch from killing innocents. The witch / wolf ran into King Henry II's hunting party and after a vicious fight, the party slayed the creature.

Coloured Women

Location: Llanddulas - Gwrych Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This castle is haunted by both a white woman and a lady in red, the latter thought to have been killed during a fox hunt, while the former returned after being buried in unconsecrated ground.

Wicked Ghost

Location: Llandegla - River Alyn and rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century (or prior to)
Further Comments: Not much is known about this entity which was banished from the rectory by a man named Griffiths, and buried in a box under a rock by the river.

Epilepsy Cure

Location: Llandegla - St Tecla's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Well still present
Further Comments: This well was said to cure epilepsy by washing in its waters after sunset, making an offering of fourpence, walking around the well while reciting the Lord's Prayer, and then sleeping under the alter using a bible for a pillow (all while holding a cockerel if a man, or a hen if a woman).

Downed Craft

Location: Llandrillo - Cader Bronwen hill, east of village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: A loud crashing sound was heard by many locals, coming from the nearby hill. They thought it was a light aircraft or military training jet, but RAF personal reported finding nothing, though they kept the area closed to the public for several days afterwards. Some now report that a small alien craft crashed there, and the wreckage recovered by the Government.

Downed Craft

Location: Llandrillo - Berwyn Mountains
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 1974
Further Comments: Some researchers believe that a UFO crashed on the mountain, the event covered up by the UK Government.

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.

German Soldiers

Location: Llandudno - Llandudno Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2012?
Further Comments: The ghosts of two German soldiers are said to haunt a room which once acted as a World War One military office. The smell of tobacco has also been reported as coming from the same room.

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.

The Baby Seat

Location: Llandudno - Asda Store
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Till number thirteen was christened the 'Baby Seat' after a number of staff became pregnant after sitting and working there.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Location: Llangollen - Tyn Dwr Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A handful of ghosts are said to haunt this building and surrounding area, including a gamekeeper, a woman in a rustling dress, a green mist, and the sounds of children laughing.

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.


Location: Llangollen - Britannia Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Phantom monks are said to haunt this inn, which may have been partially constructed using materials from Valle Crucis Abbey. One woman is said to have awoken surrounded by monks which slowly faded from view.

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