Wales - Paranormal Database Records

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.

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.


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.

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.


Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Pluck Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 27 April 2008
Further Comments: 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.


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.


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.


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.

Headless Group

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Between Tenby and Sampson Cross
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Every night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A headless team of horses driven by a headless coachman carries a headless lady in a coach along this road every night. As they reach the crossroads known as Sampson Cross, some ten miles from their starting point, they all disappear in a large explosion. Some people believe the entities have been laid, and now rest in a nearby lake.

Man in Black

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be a former parish priest, this ghostly figure in a cassock walks down the aisle before fading away.


Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Number 1 The Paragon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A mother and daughter living at the property reported hearing the sounds of heavy footsteps followed by the scraping of a piece of furniture being dragged across the floor. Each blamed the other for the sounds until a family discussion reviled no one living at the house was the cause.

Water Fairy

Location: The Black Mountain (Dyfed) - Llyn y Fan Fach mountain lake
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend tells of a lake fairy that once emerged from Llyn y Fan Fach and married a local man. She eventually returned home to the lake after her husband hit her, but only after bearing him three sons; she later returned to teach them medical skills.

Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.

Saxon Soldier

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Tintern Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1895
Further Comments: This soldier's spirit finally passed over to the other side when Mass was given for him by a couple out on holiday near the site.


Location: Trawsfynydd (Gwynedd) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 December 1979
Further Comments: A phantom coach pulled by ghostly horses was spotted as it passed through the village.

Mary George

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Area near Old Park Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing her Victorian clothing, Mary's ghost stands near Old Park Road.

Mary George

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Cottage in Old Park Lane area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - likely to be early twentieth century
Further Comments: This deceased woman was said to have been seen a number of times passing along the road in daylight hours, dressed in her Victorian attire.

White Figure

Location: Tregare (Gwent) - Old Park Lane
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1905
Further Comments: A married couple watched a white entity appear close to them before passing through a gate and vanishing near some ruined cottages. This coincided with a death in their family.

Sunken Village

Location: Tregaron (Dyfed) - Llyn-y-Maes
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lake covers what is said to be the original Tregaron - within a few hours, the village was burnt to the ground and then flooded with water to atone for the sins of the evil villagers, who all died during the event.

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