Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
Singing Fairies

Location: Pentraeth (Gwynedd) - Mynydd Llwydiarth
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heard singing on the mountain and from the nearby lake, these fairies were very rarely seen.


 
Man in the Road

Location: Pentreuchaf (Gwynedd) - Road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Both young and smart in appearance, this male walks along the middle of the road, causing oncoming traffic to stop before he vanishes into thin air.


 
Winged Snake

Location: Pistyll Rhaeadr (Powys) - Waterfall
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A flesh eating serpent that lived on top of the waterfall was killed by locals who antagonised the beast until it attacked a scarlet cloth that concealed jagged spears.


 
Roman Soldier

Location: Plas Pren (Clwyd) - Stone Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: To see the Roman guard standing on the bridge will bring death shortly after.


 
Sleeping Arthur

Location: Pont Nedd Fechan (Mid Glamorgan) - Craig-y-Ddinas, cave system
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is another contender for the place where King Arthur and his knights lay sleeping.


 
Hanging Judge Jeffreys

Location: Pontblyddyn (Clwyd) - Plas Teg
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the notorious judge's ghost drifting around the building, one witness has also reported seeing the shade of a young blonde girl. She also haunts the road outside the building, causing passing motorists to stop sharply. The road in turn is also haunted by three horsemen.


 
Fairy Kingdom

Location: Pontneddfechan (Powys) - Criag-y-Coed
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This rocky outcrop is said to be the last haunt of the fairy folk in Wales.


 
Monk

Location: Pontrhydfendigaid (Dyfed) - Strata Florida - former site of abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This phantom devotee of God returns to his old home once a year and tries to rebuild the altar. At other times of the year, legends say that one may observe candles and hear music from the ruins.


 
Laurel

Location: Pontypool (Gwent) - Hanbury Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 21 September 2014
Further Comments: The Spectral Quest company reported recording the sounds of laughter and the voice 'Laurel' using EVP equipment. A tall man was also caught on thermal camera and an investigator reported feeling a hand grab their leg.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Pontypool (Gwent) - Location withheld
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1983
Further Comments: While staying the night in a family home with a friend, one witness watched the bedroom door open and a Victorian woman stand in the doorway. After a while the woman vanished; the witness climbed out of bed and looked around, but could not find anyone. Later that night, the witness awoke to see the woman again, this time standing over them. The woman said 'you will be okay' before disappearing. The witness's story was told to the family the following morning, who produced an old photograph of their mother - the image of the ghostly visitor.


 
Music in the Air

Location: Pontypool (Gwent) - Twm Barlwm hill fort
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The music is said to be a trap for children - any who investigate the sounds disappears within the hill.


 
White Lady

Location: Port Talbot (West Glamorgan) - Aberavon Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reported to float above the castle ruins, this phantom white lady could be Jane de Afan, the last occupant of the castle.


 
White Lady

Location: Port Talbot (West Glamorgan) - Afan Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre nineteenth century?
Further Comments: This phantom woman appears on or near the castle mound, located close to Saint Mary's churchyard.


 
Man

Location: Port Talbot (West Glamorgan) - Hafod Farm
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a man appeared to a farm labourer several times. The labourer finally listened to the entity who told the man to go to Neath and dig at a certain location. The labourer did so, and found enough gold to construct a row of cottages.


 
Elizabeth Williams

Location: Porthcawl (Mid Glamorgan) - Sker House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Forbidden to marry the man she loved, Miss Williams slowly pinned away in the building - her shade can sometimes be seen staring out a window, gently crying. Phantom monks have also been reported onsite.


 
Captain of the Le Vainqueur

Location: Porthcawl (Mid Glamorgan) - Sker rocks
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The captain's body was washed up ashore here after the ship was torn apart on the rocks nearby - his shade is reported to take the form of a corpse candle, while the boat manifests in full form.


 
White Lady of Prestatyn

Location: Prestatyn (Clwyd) - Promenade, between Nova and Festival Gardens (and close by)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1990s / 2000s
Further Comments: Some believe this pale woman to be a nun. She has been both seen sitting while reading a bible and drifting through the area.


 
Thirsty Squire

Location: Pwllheli (Gwynedd) - Plas-yu-Rhiw Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1892?
Further Comments: Once home to an alcoholic, it is said that his steps can sometimes be heard echoing through the house while he looks for another drink.


 
Bard

Location: Raglan (Gwent) - Raglan Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001?
Further Comments: A phantom musician reportedly haunts this building, particularly the area where a library once stood. The ghost is thought to be William Herbert, the first Earl of Pembroke.


 
Drifting Lights

Location: Ramsey Island (Dyfed) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Moving slow and low across the island, these small bright lights can be seen by observers on the mainland. Many believe them to be corpse candles, signifying a death.


 
Black Shape

Location: Red Wharf Bay (Gwynedd) - Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: February 1975
Further Comments: Staff at the Minydon hotel watched a ten meter long black shape swim by, both the front part of the creature and the end of the tail protruding from the water. Several other sightings of strange sea creatures were reported in the area throughout the year.


 
Woman in a Carriage

Location: Redbrook (Gwent) - Edge of the river
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: While walking by the river, Mr Morgan heard horses approaching from behind but couldn't see anything. As the sound reached him, Morgan leapt to one side and watched as a team of horses pulling a coach appear from nowhere. The coach contained a woman who looked out of the window at the witness. Instead of following the road, the coach entered nearby woodland and vanished.


 
Woman with Child

Location: Redbrook (Gwent) - Swan Pool
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Heralded by the sounds of a baby crying, a phantom woman holding a baby is said to slowly emerge from this pond. Soon after, a large black dog, which may or may not be headless, circles the pool before heading to a nearby ruined kiln.


 
Tom the Lord

Location: Redwick (Gwent) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Tom, the Squire of Redwick, was found dead in a ditch after a drunken night out on the town. His ghost started to appear soon after, stealing cider from local brewers and staggering around the village. A team of twelve ministers finally banished the entity.


 
Giant Arthur

Location: Reynoldston (South Glamorgan) - Arthur's Stone
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Walking stone legend said to occur 01 January (reoccurring)
Further Comments: One story associated with this Neolithic tomb has King Arthur finding a stone in his boot. The king picked the pebble out and threw it to one side, thus placing the stone where it now stands. Another legend says the stone walks down to the sea once a year for a quick drink. Finally, another story says the stone was split by a miller who was after a millstone - unable to lift it, the split stone has remained laying there since.


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