Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Crocodile

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Pluck Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 27 April 2008
Further Comments: A witness reported seeing an one metre long crocodile in this body of water. The location was checked by a member of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, Gwilym Games.


 
 


Olga

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Psychiatric hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Olga was a paranoid schizophrenic who managed to kill herself while at the hospital. She has since made several appearances; a small woman with large green eyes and long ginger hair, she often sings and interacts with witnesses, who do not realise she is a ghost until later.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Swansea Bay (West Glamorgan) - Oystermouth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The castle grounds are haunted by this crying phantom with a bloody back.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Taff's Well (South Glamorgan) - 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.


 
 


Keeper

Location: Talacre (Clwyd) - Lighthouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: An old fashioned lighthouse keeper was observed standing at the top of the lighthouse, even though the building was locked up. Others have also reported strange happenings at and around the site. In 2009, the owners of the lighthouse applied to erect a sculpture to honour the sightings.


 
 


Chant

Location: Talley (Dyfed) - Ruins of Talley Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The sound of phantom singing was heard coming from under this ruined abbey.


 
 


Cloaked Man

Location: Talley (Dyfed) - Talley House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shadowy figure, believed by some to be a monk, has been reported moving around the building.


 
 


Taliesin's Grave

Location: Talybont (Dyfed) - Bedd Taliesin
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: Taliesin, the sixth century chief bard of Britain, is reputed to be buried under this barrow. His bones are protected by magical means - the last time an attempt was made to excavate them, a storm suddenly erupted and scared the diggers away.


 
 


Loud Footsteps

Location: Tefin (Dyfed) - House built on very old cottages along the main road.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The source unknown, this house is reportedly haunted by the sounds of knocking at night, footsteps running up the staircase during the day, and voices which can be heard downstairs by people trying to sleep upstairs.


 
 


Headless Group

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Between Tenby and Sampson Cross
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Every night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A headless team of horses driven by a headless coachman carries a headless lady in a coach along this road every night. As they reach the crossroads known as Sampson Cross, some ten miles from their starting point, they all disappear in a large explosion. Some people believe the entities have been laid, and now rest in a nearby lake.


 
 


Man in Black

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be a former parish priest, this ghostly figure in a cassock walks down the aisle before fading away.


 
 


Dragging

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Number 1 The Paragon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A mother and daughter living at the property reported hearing the sounds of heavy footsteps followed by the scraping of a piece of furniture being dragged across the floor. Each blamed the other for the sounds until a family discussion reviled no one living at the house was the cause.


 
 


Water Fairy

Location: The Black Mountain (Dyfed) - Llyn y Fan Fach mountain lake
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend tells of a lake fairy that once emerged from Llyn y Fan Fach and married a local man. She eventually returned home to the lake after her husband hit her, but only after bearing him three sons; she later returned to teach them medical skills.


 
 


Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.


 
 


Saxon Soldier

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Tintern Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1895
Further Comments: This soldier's spirit finally passed over to the other side when Mass was given for him by a couple out on holiday near the site.


 
 


Coach

Location: Trawsfynydd (Gwynedd) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 December 1979
Further Comments: A phantom coach pulled by ghostly horses was spotted as it passed through the village.


 
 


Mary George

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Area near Old Park Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing her Victorian clothing, Mary's ghost stands near Old Park Road.


 
 


Sunken Village

Location: Tregaron (Dyfed) - Llyn-y-Maes
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lake covers what is said to be the original Tregaron - within a few hours, the village was burnt to the ground and then flooded with water to atone for the sins of the evil villagers, who all died during the event.


 
 


Modern Man

Location: Tregarth (Gwynedd) - Terraced house along Godre'r Parc
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The family here moved out after their six children were scared by a six foot fall ghost wearing contemporary clothing. A local priest held an exorcism which failed to banish the entity.


 
 


Roman Soldiers

Location: Trelawnyd (Clwyd) - Gop Carn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: Ghostly Roman troops have been reported patrolling the site. Some believe the hill is the final resting place of Boudicca, others say it is that of a Roman general.


 
 


Guardian

Location: Trelech a'r Betws (also spelt Trellech ar Betws) (Dyfed) - Prehistoric tumulus
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gwiber, or large lizard, protects this ancient tumulus.


 
 


Fairy Meet

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Area around the wells
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Fairies are said to make their presence known around this area once a year.


 
 


Christmas Spirit

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Crown Inn
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 10 December - 24 December 1981
Further Comments: A brief but violent outburst from a poltergeist was reported in the inn for a two week period. On the day before Christmas, the invisible entity vigorously shook a decorated tree before taking leave of the building.


 
 


Jack o'Kent

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Harold's Stones
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: The three standing stones present here are the result of Jack trying to prove his strength to the Devil - he threw them from Beacon Hill.


 
 


Coach

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Roads heading towards Bigsweir
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach is said to travel between Trellech and the Bigsweir area.


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