Wales - Paranormal Database Records

Haunted for Hire

Location: Beaumaris (Gwynedd) - Gaol
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2015
Further Comments: The goal featured in local news after it was reported to be opening its doors to ghost hunters to raise additional funds. The building had previously featured in Most Haunted.

Water Fairies

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Aberglaslyn Pass
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: A witness watched the little people playing merrily in the water at the pass. Nearby is the grave of Gelert (the dog that was mistakenly killed by its master after saving a child from a wolf) where the hound's ghost has been reported. Finally, the ghostly woman in white who haunts the area is an ill omen, with death said to follow a sighting.

David Pritchard

Location: Beddgelert (Gwynedd) - Royal Goat Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A landlord of the hotel whose inventiveness made him quite wealthy in the late eighteenth century, David sometimes walks the corridors admiring the source of his income.

Burning Boy

Location: Bedwas (Gwent) - Hill in Machen
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown, likely pre-eighteenth century
Further Comments: Travelling between Bedwas and Risca, a woman and man spotted a boy ahead of them. The boy put his head between his legs and turned into a ball of fire which proceeded to roll up the hill. Later in their journey, the couple came across a pillar of fire which scorched the woman's handkerchief.

Williams' Treasure

Location: Bethesda (Gwynedd) - Site of a house once owned by Dr John Williams
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: Archbishop Williams appeared twice after his death to the female owner of a shop built where his house once stood. Williams instructed the woman to dig in a certain place in her garden, but she refused. Many years later, and father and son digging in the garden stumbled upon Williams' hidden hoard.

Sir John Wynne of Gwydir

Location: Bettws y Coed (Clwyd) - Swallow Falls
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir John's spirit is said to be trapped in the waters of the fall as punishment for his mistreatment of men and women.

Wybrant Gwiber

Location: Betws y Coed (Clwyd) - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bandit from a nearby village tried to kill the Wybrant Gwiber, but failed - his throat was torn out and his body thrown into the river. What happened to the dragon is not known.

Coach and Horse

Location: Betws y Coed (Clwyd) - Waterloo Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This bridge and the surrounding area is said to be frequented by a phantom horse and coach.

Woman in Cape

Location: Betws y Coed (Clwyd) - Anna Davies countrywear store
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s - 2010s
Further Comments: Poltergeist activity was said to have started by in the 1960s, with a ghostly woman wearing a cape manifesting some twenty years later. In 2011, one of the owners claimed that a shoe landed in front of him after being launched from a display stand.

Whispering Shadow

Location: Betws y Coed (Clwyd) - Royal Oak Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2012
Further Comments: A shadow has been seen moving and a voice heard whispering 'where' or 'why'. A visiting medium observed a nun sitting outside one room.

Loud Lady

Location: Bishopston (West Glamorgan) - Old Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white lady that manifested at this location was said to be accompanied by loud crashing sounds. Poltergeist activity was also reported. The spirit was exorcised by twelve clerics.

Female Spook

Location: Blackwood (Y Coed Duon) (Gwent) - Monkey Tree Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This female phantom is said to be most active in rooms 7, 8 and 9.


Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog (Gwynedd) - Queen's Hotel (currently known as Gwesty Ty Gorsaf)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A story based in this hotel says that a workman fled while refurbishing the building after he came face to face with a phantom miner.


Location: Blaenavon (Gwent) - Former nursing home
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2013?
Further Comments: While checking out this site, investigators heard a piano and children playing in an empty area.

Bell for the Dead

Location: Blaenporth (Dyfed) - General area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Before a death in the village
Further Comments: If the phantom bell is heard to ring three times at midday or midnight, someone of importance is due to die.

White Mary

Location: Blaenporth (Dyfed) - Church
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Known as White Mary, this ghost once manifested to a local man and instructed him to find the thief who had stolen the church's communion cup. She gave her champion exact details on where to find the item and the criminal, so it was not long before the missing goblet was returned.

Smoky Human Cloud

Location: Blorenge (Gwent) - B4246
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 April 2016, 22:30h
Further Comments: A driver and their passenger spotted a human-sized, white / blue cloud moving along this road. The driver could not make out any specific details, although the passenger could make it out as a human-like figure.

Victorian Lady

Location: Bodelwyddan (Clwyd) - Bodelwyddan Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Several dead people still appear to be trapped within this building, including a woman dressed in Victorian garb, a soldier (likely to be from the World War One, when the castle doubled as a recuperation hospital), and an unknown shadowy figure who lurks in the corridors.

Friendly Spirits

Location: Bodelwyddan (Clwyd) - Glan Clwyd Hospital
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: The hospital was criticised by a watchdog after a patient recovering from an operation complained that a nurse had run down the corridor claiming to have seen a ghost. The nurse had then explained that she was psychic, and only saw 'friendly spirits'.

Woman in Sweeping Black Dress

Location: Bodfari (Clwyd) - Dinorben public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Many staff and patrons have reported this spooky woman with long dark hair over the years, which is normally seen moving around the upper part of the building.

Yr Hen Wrach

Location: Borth (Dyfed) - Cors Fochno
Type: Other
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Yr Hen Wrach (translated meaning The Old Hag) reputedly stands seven foot tall and makes people ill by breathing on them.

Cantre'r Gwaelod

Location: Borth (Dyfed) - Off coast
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 1770
Further Comments: To the west of Borth, off the coast, lays the lost land of Cantre'r Gwaelod, a walled country which sunk after a prince forgot to close the flood gates. The bells are said to ring in times of danger, and the lost land was reputedly spotted under the sea in 1770 by William Owen Pughe.


Location: Boverton (South Glamorgan) - Boverton Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: The ghostly lady in black who haunts the area was the wife of King John - he condemned her to exile here, though she apparently continued to love him dearly. Her tall, sobbing form was seen by a couple of workmen.

Gliding Woman

Location: Brecon (Powys) - The Welsh Bookshop, The Struet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity dressed in eighteenth century clothing vanishes through a wall and emerges in the building next door.

Grey Horse

Location: Brecon (Powys) - River Honddu
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: Home of a Welsh water horse, this creature who tempt people to sit on it before terrifying the rider by dragging them over rough land and through the air.

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