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Panther-Like Creature

Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - Several areas over the island, including Llandona Beach
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 2004
Further Comments: A large black cat, thought to be either a puma or panther, has been blamed for attacking horses and stealing foals.


 
 


Shadowy Figure

Location: Baglan (West Glamorgan) - Bwlch area and Tylefedwen Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost was said to move across the area before finally stopping at Tylefedwen Farm where it would point to a mine's air shaft before vanishing.


 
 


Beast of Baglan

Location: Baglan (West Glamorgan) - General area and surrounding countryside
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: Known about by locals for many years, it was not until 2005 when an off-duty police officer spotted the creature along Ladies Walk reports were taken more seriously. Hair and print analysis showed the cat to be a puma.


 
 


Lost City

Location: Bala (Gwynedd) - Bala Lake
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The first town of Bala is said to be concealed under the waters of this lake. A few users of the lake have also reported seeing long black creatures under the water - eels or water beasties?


 
 


Teggie

Location: Bala Lake (Gwynedd) - Waters
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1995
Further Comments: Nicknamed 'Teggie' by locals, this water monster was described as resembling a humped crocodile.


 
 


Strange Bird

Location: Bangor (Gwynedd) - Faenol Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly creature contains the spirit of man who was executed after stealing wood from the land around the estate. The bird's song is said to take the form of a warning against those who would consider theft.


 
 


Elderly Man

Location: Bangor (Gwynedd) - Ysbyty Gwynedd (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a brown dressing gown, this elderly man was seen stepping into lift 3. The lift doors had just closed as the witness reached the lift, but they pressed the call button anyway and the doors reopened - the old man had vanished. A phantom ward sister has also been reported on site.


 
 


The Glass Tower

Location: Bardsey Island (Gwynedd) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the final resting place of King Arthur, Merlin is said to have kept the Thirteen Treasures of Britain within his glass tower that stood on Bardsey Island. These treasures were: 1) Dyrnwyn - the sword's blade would burst into flame when wielded by royalty, 2) The Hamper of Gwyddno Garanhir - the hamper would multiply its contents by five-score, 3) The Horn of Bran - this drinking beaker would provide whatever the user wanted to whet their lips, 4) The Chariot of Morgan the Wealthy - extremely fast magical travel, 5) The Halter of Clyno Eiddyn - any horse dreamt of would appear haltered in the morning, 6) The Knife of Llawfronedd the Horseman - would carve the meat at a meal for twenty four men, 7) The Cauldron of Diwrnach - would only boil water for a brave man, 8) The Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd - when used to sharpen the sword of a hero, any strike made by the weapon would be fatal, 9) The Coat of Padarn Redcoat - would only fit anyone of noble blood, 10) The Crock of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user wanted, 11) The Dish of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user desired, 12) The Chessboard of Gwenddolau - would play itself once set up, & 13) The Mantle of Arthur - would make the wearer invisible.


 
 


All Saints

Location: Bardsey Island (Gwynedd) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Also known as the Island of a Thousand Saints due to the large number of monks buried here, the shoreline spirits reported to appear are believed to be just some of those holy men.


 
 


Idris

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Cader Idris (aka Caldair Idris)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Idris was said to be a wise giant, who may have had links with King Arthur. People would avoid the area at night, convinced that fairies would drive them mad. Another legend says that the site was the hunting ground of Gwyn ap Nudd (Ruler of the Otherworld) who searched the area with a pack of Cwn Annwn, looking for souls to take back home. Finally. Strange lights are said to appear around the summit for the first few days of a new year.


 
 


Snake-like Creature

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Menai Straits
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1805
Further Comments: A ship was attacked by a sea serpent, which wrapped itself around the ships mast until the crew hit back - it fell back into the sea, but followed the vessel for two more days before disappearing.


 
 


Darting Lights

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Waters of the bay
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: Small lights would dance across the surface of the water just before an accident which involved a drowning.


 
 


Sea Monsters

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Waters of the bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Several sightings of various strange creatures have been over recent years, from the traditional sea serpent to a creature resembling a giant turtle with an egg shaped head and two spines jutting from its back.


 
 


Woman Standing in Corner

Location: Barry (South Glamorgan) - 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 (South Glamorgan) - 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.


 
 


Female Spectre

Location: Beaumaris (Gwynedd) - Baron Hall
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local tale says that this old manor house is home to a female vampire, though many believe the entity to be ghostly in nature.


 
 


Singing

Location: Beaumaris (Gwynedd) - David Hughes Community Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When leaving the building one evening, a woman heard a male voice singing. Looking up the stairs, she spotted a figure wearing in a long black cape, standing on the landing. The figure disappeared up the stairs and the singing stopped.


 
 


Water Fairies

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Aberglaslyn Pass
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A witness watched the little people playing merrily in the water at the pass. Nearby is the grave of Gelert (the dog that was mistakenly killed by its master after saving a child from a wolf) where the hound's ghost has been reported. Finally, the ghostly woman in white who haunts the area is an ill omen, with death said to follow a sighting.


 
 


David Pritchard

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Royal Goat Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A landlord of the hotel whose inventiveness made him quite wealthy in the late eighteenth century, David sometimes walks the corridors admiring the source of his income.


 
 


Williams' Treasure

Location: Bethesda (Gwynedd) - Site of a house once owned by Dr John Williams
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Archbishop Williams appeared twice after his death to the female owner of a shop built where his house once stood. Williams instructed the woman to dig in a certain place in her garden, but she refused. Many years later, and father and son digging in the garden stumbled upon Williams' hidden hoard.


 
 


Sir John Wynne of Gwydir

Location: Bettws y Coed (Clwyd) - Swallow Falls
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir John's spirit is said to be trapped in the waters of the fall as punishment for his mistreatment of men and women.


 
 


Wybrant Gwiber

Location: Betws y Coed (Clwyd) - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bandit from a nearby village tried to kill the Wybrant Gwiber, but failed - his throat was torn out and his body thrown into the river. What happened to the dragon is not known.


 
 


Loud Lady

Location: Bishopston (West Glamorgan) - Old Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white lady that manifested at this location was said to be accompanied by loud crashing sounds. Poltergeist activity was also reported. The spirit was exorcised by twelve clerics.


 
 


Female Spook

Location: Blackwood (Y Coed Duon) (Gwent) - Monkey Tree Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom is said to be most active in rooms 7, 8 and 9.


 
 


Talking

Location: Blaenavon (Gwent) - Former nursing home
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013?
Further Comments: While checking out this site, investigators heard a piano and children playing in an empty area.


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