Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
White Woman

Location: Rhyl (Clwyd) - Start of the Dyserth Road bends
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1 January 2005, 01:30h
Further Comments: The white figure of a lady was seen standing behind a wall, leaning over the top.


 
Coal Discovery

Location: Rhymney (Gwent) - Valley area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The coal deposits in the valley are said to have been discovered by fairies after they killed a giant which was attacking their homes. The giant was assassinated as he slept and the fairies set fire to his body; they realised that the ground continued to burn after their enemy's body had turned to ash.


 
Combusting Dog

Location: Risca (Gwent) - Exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shuck which lurked here transformed itself into a raging fire, the size of a field, in order to scare a local man into respecting the Sabbath.


 
White Woman

Location: Risca (Gwent) - Miner's graves near campsite in nearby forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: This area is home to a phantom woman in white and a strange shadowy figure, speculated by some to be a former miner.


 
Roman Soldier

Location: Risca (Gwent) - St Mary's Church Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A local theatre troupe that used the hall for rehearsals and productions reported a phantom Roman soldier and hearing a voice that would call their names.


 
Music in the Air

Location: Risca (Gwent) - Twm Barlwm mountain
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Fairies are said to produce the sweet music which occasionally drifts down from the mountain at night.


 
Afanc

Location: River Conwy (Clwyd) - Llyn yr Afranc (aka Beaver Pool)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Afanc was a monster, thought to resemble a beaver, which attacked locals and dragged them to the bottom of the river. The beast was defeated after being tricked into sleeping by a fair maiden.


 
Human Sacrifice

Location: River Dee (Clwyd) - Waters of the river
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Once a year
Further Comments: It is said that once a year the water monster hiding here demanded three human sacrifices to prevent it from terrorising the local neighbourhood.


 
Lucy Walters

Location: Roch (Dyfed) - Roch Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lucy has been reported running around the castle, her white clothing flowing as she moves, passing through closed doors if they stand in her way.


 
Coach Crash

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - Ancre Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom coach and horses crashes and vanishes into a wall somewhere in this area.


 
Coach

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - Ancre Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A fatal coach crash many years ago is said to have led to a phantom reoccurrence of the accident.


 
Hearse

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to the death of a villager
Further Comments: A ghostly hearse manifests in the area whenever a local is doomed to die.


 
Funeral Procession

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death in the area
Further Comments: An old story states that any death in the area would be heralded by a ghostly funeral procession and ghostly horse drawn hearse.


 
Coach and Horses

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - Road between Rockfield and Monmouth (Ancre Lane?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: A coach pulled by a team of frantic horses reputedly vanishes into a field after crashing through a wall on the roadside.


 
Bloodstained

Location: Rockfield (Gwent) - St Michael's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that the red stones of this well are stained with the Saint's blood.


 
Lucy Waters

Location: Rosemarket (Dyfed) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The whole village is haunted by the ghost of the Welsh princess Lucy Waters.


 
Old Jeffrey

Location: Rossett (Clwyd) - Golden Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ploughman was tried and executed for murder, his body nailed to a wooden board which would later be used in the construction of this pub. His ghost reportedly prefers to frequent Room 2.


 
Jack Swan

Location: Rowen (Clwyd) - Bwlch y Ddeufaen
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Swan was hanged for robbing and murdering Jesse Robert - Swan was caught after being discovered with Robert's watch. An old legend says Swan's ghost would be attracted to anyone passing by with a watch, so locals would remove their time pieces if travelling by.


 
Grey Lady

Location: Ruthin (Clwyd) - Ruthin Castle (hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Clear nights
Further Comments: This spook was married to a fifteenth century steward at the castle - she decapitated her husband when she discovered him with a younger woman. In turn, she was beheaded for the act of revenge, and now makes fleeting appearances at the former fortress. A man in armour is also occasionally reported.


 
Dancing Fairies

Location: Snowdon (Gwynedd) - Llyn Du'r Arddu
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This small lake on the north side of Snowdon is home to a number of fairies and goblins who dance around the shoreline.


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