Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
Phantom Faces

Location: Pembrey (Dyfed) - Pembrey Country Park, coastline near the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: As well as the occasional ghost ship reported off the coast, the area is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of those killed by wreakers in the seventeenth century.


 
Excalibur

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Bosherton Pools
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These lakes are one of the contenders for the location where King Arthur was given his magical sword.


 
Woman in Crinoline

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Bush House (currently a boarding house?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1954 (man with dogs), August 1955 (female)
Further Comments: A night watchman spotted a man carrying a gun and accompanied with three dogs walk across the grounds and vanish into a pond. A year later, three guests at the house were awoken by persistent hammering on the door and walls of their room. The following night they spotted a woman wearing a long dress in the garden bathed in a strange light - she disappeared through a wall.


 
Lost Princess

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Carew Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This wandering shade, thought to be Princess Nest, known as the Helen of Wales, travels around the castle grounds as if looking for something. Another legend says that the great hall is haunted by a former owner and his pet ape, both of whom were found dead and on fire.


 
Woman from the Asp

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Docks
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1850s
Further Comments: MHS Asp, haunted by the ghost of a strange woman who terrified the ship's crew, docked at Pembroke for repairs. The spectral female decided to disembark here; she was fired at by sentries before disappearing into a local graveyard.


 
Lady in Black

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Manorbier Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September (reoccurring)
Further Comments: This feminine figure dressed in black seems to appear near the gatehouse.


 
Lavender

Location: Pembroke (Dyfed) - Port Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post 1940s
Further Comments: A former serving woman haunts the building, her presence being marked by the odour of lavender.


 
White Animal

Location: Pen-y-bryn (Dyfed) - Cardigan to Cilgerran road
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2008, around 00:30h
Further Comments: While travelling home to Cilgerran, this witness spotted a large white animal behind a fence which was described as a cross between 'a deer and a big cat'.


 
Shadow

Location: Pen-y-cae (Powys) - Craig Y Nos Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: While on a ghost hunt, The Ghost Research Foundation International photographed a human shaped shadow standing on the staircase, although it has been suggested that this was shadow was casted from a statuette on the roof. The owners of the castle claim many ghosts haunt the building, including the composer Rossini, opera singer Adelina Patti and her husband, and the sound of children running.


 
White Woman

Location: Penallt (Gwent) - Between the Argoed and nearby pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed all in white, this woman committed suicide in the pond where her ghost now vanishes.


 
Woman in White

Location: Penalt (Gwent) - Area around The Argoed (private residence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman dressed in white runs and throws herself into the nearby pond.


 
Captain Ramon Hill

Location: Penarth (South Glamorgan) - Kymin House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An eighteenth century pirate, some say Ramon enjoys remaining earthbound and scaring people.


 
Lad on Horseback

Location: Pencoed (Mid Glamorgan) - Roads in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1902
Further Comments: The lad was said to resemble a 'farmers son', and would ride his horse through the village around midnight. Man and steed would gallop through the area completely silently.


 
Fiddler

Location: Pendine (Dyfed) - Green Bridge Cave
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to have entered the cave but never to have left, the ghostly fiddler's music can still be heard.


 
Lass in Apron

Location: Penhow (Gwent) - Penhow Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom young girl dressed for a kitchen has been reported in the great hall.


 
Crested Dragons

Location: Penllyn (South Glamorgan) - Penllyn Castle, and surrounding woods
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: 1800s
Further Comments: The dragons (or winged snakes, according to other sources) here were once said to be quite common, if not a little shy. They snacked on the local produce, and sparkled and shimmered when escaping farmers; they were eventually all killed.


 
Angry Fairies

Location: Penmaen (West Glamorgan) - Pennard Castle (ruins)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The owner of this former castle once refused the local fairies the right to dance at his wedding party. The upset little people conjured up a massive storm which then destroyed the building. The site is now home to a Gwrach-y-rhibyn.


 
Green Light

Location: Penmaenmawr (Clwyd) - Old house near railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A room in this house was said to be haunted by strange sounds and the feeling of overwhelming terror. Two men who stayed in the room to witness the haunting watched a green/yellow light manifest and grow to a huge size, before it grabbed the throat of one man and tried to strangle him.


 
Winged Snakes

Location: Penmark (South Glamorgan) - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: An old woman claimed that her grandfather had fought and killed a winged serpent in this area. The man had skinned the creature, though the evidence had been thrown away after his death.


 
Tricked Dragon

Location: Penmynydd (Gwynedd) - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Paid by a nobleman to rid the area of a dragon, a local lad dug a deep pit and at the bottom he placed a brass mirror. The creature fell into the hole and, believing it had met a rival, fought its own reflection before falling down exhausted. This enabled the boy to decapitate the monster with no further problems.


 
Gwrach-y-rhibyn

Location: Pennard (West Glamorgan) - Pennard Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1850s
Further Comments: This old hag is said still to haunt the ruins here.


 
Bronwen

Location: Penrhiwgoch (Dyfed) - Hills in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Bronwen committed suicide after her brother and her lover managed to kill each other in a dual. Her fair haired ghost still wanders the hills.


 
Cwn Annwn

Location: Penrhos (Gwent) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This Welsh demonic hound has been reported in the area.


 
Screaming Priest

Location: Penrhyn Bay (Clwyd) - Penryhn Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Screams can be heard from this building; a priest who was hung, drawn and quartered in a nearby field is the most likely source. Other reports say that the hall is also haunted by a phantom girl on the staircase and an old soldier.


 
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.


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