Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Beast of Bodalog

Location: Rhayader (Powys) - Area around Bodalog Farm
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: September 1988 to December 1988
Further Comments: Thirty five sheep were killed over several months by an unknown creature which dispatched livestock with a bite just below the neck. It was speculated that the creature came from the nearby river at night. Due to flattened grass around the kills, some speculated it was the work of a large snake.


 
White Lady

Location: Rhiwsaeson (South Glamorgan) - Unknown road in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A woman in white who haunted the area was said to have tried to locate a new born baby, the kiss of which would release her from her fate.


 
Farm Animals

Location: Rhondda (Mid Glamorgan) - Exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: Built on a farm, one house here was reportedly haunted by pigs in the garden. Poltergeist like activity was reported inside the building itself, including exploding cups and electrical equipment powering itself up and off.


 
Lady of the Lake

Location: Rhondda (Mid Glamorgan) - Llyn Fawr
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This beautiful woman sits on a stone on the bank of the lake, though she dives under the water if she becomes aware of anyone watching her.


 
White Woman

Location: Rhosili (West Glamorgan) - Paviland Cave, between village and Port Eynon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This cave is haunted by a greedy woman who entered it looking for hidden treasure - a sudden storm blew up, trapping and drowning her.


 
Palaeolithic Man?

Location: Rhossili (West Glamorgan) - Moors near the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sensation of evil and of being watched found by some in this area has been blamed on the ghosts of Stone Age man who once lived there.


 
Coach & Horses

Location: Rhossili (West Glamorgan) - Old Rectory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of a smuggler driving his coach runs around the sandy area of this building, while on some nights a macabre entity is seen climbing out of the sea and enters the rectory. This may be the same entity which asks (in a gruff voice) 'why don't you turn around and look at me?' - those who do so have never seen anything.


 
Monks

Location: Rhuddlan (Clwyd) - Area near old Norman graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 1953
Further Comments: Before the discovery of the graveyard, a man returning home (from the local pub) encountered several ghostly monks on the path before him - he was forced to dive out of their way!


 
Knightly Demon

Location: Rhuddlan (Clwyd) - River Clwyd area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A 'legend' tells of a beautiful princess, living at Rhuddlan Castle, who fell in love with a strange knight. Instead of marrying a prince (and ensuring peace between nations), she ran off with the knight, only to discover that he was in fact a demon. Before she could escape home, he killed her and threw the body into the river. The sound of her screams are said still to echo at night. Unfortunately, the 'legend' is a piece of fiction written by Ann Julia Hatton nee Kemble, also known as Ann of Swansea.


 
Entrance to Fairyland

Location: Rhyd-ddu (Gwynedd) - Llyn Cwellyn
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: There was once a way into fairyland here - one man who took it disappeared for seven years! A nearby lake contains a floating island, from which fairy music can be heard.


 
Slow Moving Train

Location: Rhydyfelin (Dyfed) - Close to the old railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2003 or 2004
Further Comments: Four people heard the sound of a slow moving train from their cottage which stood close to the disused railway line. They went outside to investigate, but saw nothing.


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