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Hovering Head

Location: Aberaeron (Dyfed) - Llanina House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghostly form of a severed head belonging to a young murdered bride reputedly hovers around this building. There are also reports of a phantom man whose clothes are saturated with water.


 
 


Hosea Pope

Location: Aberbeeg (Gwent) - A4046 to Ebbw Vale
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hosea Pope was a policeman who was murdered while trying to arrest a man named James Wise. Pope's ghost has since been seen along this stretch of road.


 
 


Caped Figure

Location: Aberbeeg (Gwent) - Bridge by the side of the river
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman walking along the river to her place of work passed by a man wearing a cape and tall hat. She didn't pay much attention, but as she walked by, she suddenly felt cold and the hairs on the back of her neck stood up. She turned to face the man, but he had vanished. A few weeks later a close friend drowned at the exact spot of her encounter.


 
 


Fish Fall

Location: Aberdare (Mid Glamorgan) - Exact area unknown
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1841
Further Comments: Live fish were seen falling from the sky in this industrial town.


 
 


Hoof

Location: Aberdovey (Gwynedd) - Carn March Arthur (three miles northeast of Aberdovey)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The hoof prints from King Arthur's horse can still be seen imprinted in the rock here.


 
 


Lost Town

Location: Aberdovey (Gwynedd) - Off coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Summer (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Swallowed by the sea, church bells belonging to a town lost off the coast here can still be heard on quiet evenings. They say that at low tides one can see sunken tree trunks.


 
 


Crockery Throwing

Location: Aberdovey (Gwynedd) - Penhelyg House
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 1845
Further Comments: This noisy spirit became active at night, throwing around crockery, though never breaking it. The activity ceased the day after a visitor to the house read from a bible.


 
 


Swallowed Sounds

Location: Aberdyfi (Gwynedd) - Off coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Calm nights
Further Comments: The bells of a church which was swallowed by the sea can sometimes be heard when the weather is right.


 
 


Mass Premonition

Location: Aberfan (Mid Glamorgan) - 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.


 
 


Old Woman in Black

Location: Abergavenny (Gwent) - Kings Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This figure was observed descending the staircase and passing through the lounge.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Abergavenny (Gwent) - Llanvihangel Court
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pallid woman is said to leave the house at midnight and walk into a nearby wood. The White Room is said to be haunted by a little man with green eyes. It is not known for sure whether these ghosts are connected to a series of dark stains on the staircases of the building.


 
 


Friendly Character?

Location: Abergavenny (Gwent) - Skirrid Mountain Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While one report described one ghost here only as 'friendly', it may be in the minority. The inn is a former courthouse, and claims to have had 182 people executed by noose within. One woman present at the inn reportedly developed marks around her neck after feeling an invisible rope placed around there. There has also been a report of a Cromwellian soldier on the site.


 
 


Gwennon Gorn

Location: Abergele (Clwyd) - Sea off the coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The boat of Prince Madoc, this phantom vessel has been sighted just off the coast, vanishing just as quickly as it materialised.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Aberhafesp (Powys) - Aberhafesp Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom white woman is said to make her way from the nearby church to a door on the east side of the hall.


 
 


David Bowen

Location: Aberhowy (Powys) - Road to village from Cardigan Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Foggy nights (last reported 1956?)
Further Comments: The ghost of David on his push bike is said to guide people along the road when the weather is densely foggy and dangerous. Bowen lost his son in an automobile accident on such a night, and now tries to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.


 
 


Genaprugwirion

Location: Abersoch (Gwynedd) - Burrows in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown - twentieth century?
Further Comments: Also known as a cenaprugwirion, this lizard is around thirty centimetres long with an orange head and large eyes. Karl Shuker has speculated that the creature is a tuatara, a living fossil found in New Zealand.


 
 


Radiant Maiden

Location: Abertridwr (Gwent) - Area around the Old Mill footbridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: At least one witness watched this glowing figure cross the bridge late one dark night. She has also been seen on the nearby football field, gliding towards the footbridge.


 
 


Fairy Funeral

Location: Aberystruth (Gwent) - Church Lane
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small procession of fairies were reported travelling along the lane towards the church to bury one of their own.


 
 


Bathing Mermaid

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Cliffs near the town
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 1826
Further Comments: Twelve people watched a beautiful pale woman washing herself in the sea, with what appeared to be a black tail splashing around behind her.


 
 


Beast of Bont

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Countryside surround the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Something here killed over fifty sheep in the space of a year; police marksmen were called in to comb the area.


 
 


Cheated Devil

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Devil's Bridge
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil is said to have built the bridge for an old lady - he expected her soul as a reward, but ended up with that of a dog instead. Crossing the bridge at night is said to risk the Devil pushing you off as revenge for the old woman's treachery.


 
 


Headless Hound

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - General area of Penparcau
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This headless dog was said to have once belonged to a young giant who ran so fast that he decapitated the dog by pulling too sharply on the leash.


 
 


Saint Padarn

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Lanbadarn Fawr
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Sixth century
Further Comments: Lanbadarn Fawr was founded by Padarn. King Arthur once tried to steal his tunic, but was seen. Padarn then caused the ground to open up and swallow Arthur, where the king remained until he apologised.


 
 


Cloaked Gentleman

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Nanteos House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: One of several ghosts reported to haunt the house, the cloaked figure disrupted a video unit sent to shoot several TV scenes here to such an extent, the crew refused to work after dark. The other ghosts comprise of a phantom horseman and two spectral women, one of whom appears before a death. The building is also thought to have once contained part of the Holy Grail.


 
 


Dog

Location: Amlwch (Gwynedd) - Stone circle between village & St Ellian Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom hound is said to haunt this prehistoric site.


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