Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
Hymns

Location: St David's (Dyfed) - St Nonna's church ruins
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 March (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The sound of phantom singing is heard coming from these church ruins on the evening of St David's Day.


 
Arthur's Grave?

Location: St David's (Dyfed) - Coetan Arthur - barrow
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: This circular barrow is another contender for the final resting place of King Arthur.


 
Stolen Bell

Location: St David's (Dyfed) - Cathedral and Whitesand Bay
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Before stormy weather
Further Comments: The largest bell was stolen from the building by imps disguised as men, and transported out to sea where it was dropped into the Whitesand Bay. The bell still rings just before a storm, as a warning to nearby fishermen to return home.


 
Gwrach-y-rhibyn

Location: St Donats (South Glamorgan) - St Donats Castle
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: When death occurs in the family
Further Comments: This ghost heralds a death in the family very much like a banshee - wailing pierces the night air, and scratching is heard at windows. The apparition is also seen, looking like an old, haggled woman. If this was not enough, the castle is also reported to be home to a large floating eye that glows, a semi-transparent large black cat, and a piano that has a habit of playing itself.


 
Peter the Pirate

Location: St Donats (South Glamorgan) - Large cave at Tresilian Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: First New Moon of the New Year (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Peter was buried alive at the mouth of a large cave here. For one evening a year he screams out for help.


 
Ringing Rock

Location: St Govan's Head (Dyfed) - Rocks around St Govan's Chapel
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the church bell was stolen and dropped into the sea, it was recovered by supernatural means and concealed within solid rock. When the rock is tapped, the ringing of the bell can be heard. Some have speculated St Govan was in fact Sir Gawain, who became a hermit after Arthur's death.


 
Dancing Women

Location: St Nicholas (South Glamorgan) - Tinkinswood Cromlech
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: The small standing stones around this cromlech were once women who were petrified for dancing on the Sabbath. It is said that if one sleeps between them, there is a chance of becoming a great poet, going mad, or dying.


 
New Shoes for the Devil

Location: St Nicholas (South Glamorgan) - Dusty Forge Inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This inn was once a blacksmiths, where the Devil was caught making new shoes for himself.


 
Dancing Stones

Location: Stackpole (Dyfed) - Collection of prehistoric stones
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: This collection of rocks is said to jig and jive at certain times of the day.


 
Lady Matthias

Location: Stackpole Elidor (Dyfed) - Stackpole Court (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A headless coachman driving headless horses pulling a headless lady in a coach would travel around the former court building. The woman in the coach was said to be Lady Matthias, and one story has it that she was exorcised many years prior to the demolition of the building.


 
Lady Mansel

Location: Stradey (Dyfed) - Old Stradey House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman may also be responsible for playing the organ late at night.


 
Waiting Wife

Location: Swanbridge (South Glamorgan) - Captain's Wife public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This public house is named after a local tale which says a phantom fisherman's wife haunts the area, awaiting the return of her husband who was lost during a storm. Another legend says when the captain's wife died, her body was kept in a box - the box was stolen, mistaken for treasure.


 
Crocodile

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Pluck Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 27 April 2008, and July 2015
Further Comments: In 2008, 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. Seven years later, video footage was captured of a bird being attacked by something in the water, with various people claiming the creature was a terrapin or a pike rather than a croc.


 
Dead Miners

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Morfa Colliery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1890
Further Comments: As if attempting to warn against the incoming disaster that killed 87, the days leading up to the event bore witness to screams and cries coming from the mining tunnels, and visual reports of miners who had previously lost their lives.


 
Jenny

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Grand Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An actress who went down with the Titanic, Jenny last acted in this theatre before meeting her doom. She is now seen dressed in brilliant white, quickly vanishing into thin air after being spotted.


 
Footsteps on Staircase

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Café Gallery, Salubrious Passage, Wind Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1991
Further Comments: An artist ran away from the building after hearing footsteps on the attic stairs and feeling an intense cold spot. The building is said to have been haunted for many years.


 
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.


 
Welsh Polt

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Rhondda Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: December 1965
Further Comments: The police were called to investigate this poltergeist, which turned furnishings over and drove the Howells family to leave the property. Marcia, the matriarch of the family, described the experience on a local news channel, saying that her son could have been killed when the entity overturned his cot.


 
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.


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