Wales - Paranormal Database Records

 
Blue Lady

Location: Bridgend (Mid Glamorgan) - Dunraven Castle (now demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This castle was formally the haunt of a blue lady and a ship wrecker. The latter ghost is said to appear on the anniversary of his death (which is not known), walking the coastline, shouting and screaming.


 
Gold Guard

Location: Bridgend (Mid Glamorgan) - Ogmore Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting hidden treasure, this shade once attacked a man who tried to take all the gold - he died soon after of a wasting disease. It is not known whether the spectral woman who has also been seen here is the same ghost, although most legends say she does guard the hoard, which in turn is said to be haunted by the wailing of its former owners. Another legend says that whoever falls asleep here may wake in the past or future.


 
Trotting Dog

Location: Bridgend (Mid Glamorgan) - Crossroads between Bridgend and Laleston
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Said to manifest every night at midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The phantom hound haunting this crossroads would appear nightly and trot off along a road before vanishing. It was said several people had tried to follow the creature, but would always lose sight of it.


 
White Lady

Location: Broad Haven (Dyfed) - Haven Fort Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend once claimed that the grounds of the hotel were haunted by a white lady.


 
Silver Suited Figure

Location: Broad Haven (Dyfed) - Ripperston Farm
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 23 April 1977
Further Comments: A seven foot (2.13 metres) tall silver clad entity was seen by Billy and Susan Coombs from the window of their farm. The family were plagued by other ufo related experiences around this time, although in 1996 businessman Glyn Edwards claimed he had wandered the area in a silver suit as a joke.


 
Saucer Occupants

Location: Broad Haven (Dyfed) - Broad Haven County Primary School
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February 1977
Further Comments: A large disc was seen landing near the school by fourteen of its pupils, some of whom also said men with pointed ears and dressed in silver clothing had climbed out. For several months after the event, sightings continued in the area.


 
Clergyman

Location: Broughton (Clwyd) - Old Warren - a dead-end road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: This black clad preacher man is said to pear into any car parked along the road, unnerving the occupants.


 
Vanishing Girl

Location: Broughton, Vale of Glamorgan (South Glamorgan) - Unnamed Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s?
Further Comments: The ghost of a young girl is reputed to haunt this area, one story stating that a doctor driving through the area hit the figure - believing her to have been real, he jumped out his car to help her, but she had vanished.


 
Golden Knight

Location: Bryn yr Ellyon (Clwyd) - Barrow (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1832
Further Comments: This area was once said to be haunted by a large man in golden armour. When the hill was dug up, the same set of armour was discovered beneath, complete with skeleton contained within.


 
Monster's Grave

Location: Brynberian (Dyfed) - Prehistoric burial ground
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The people of the village once found a water monster in a nearby lake - they took the creature and buried it on the mountain slope.


 
Uniformed Pixies

Location: Brynberian (Dyfed) - Pentre Ifan Cromlech
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These little people, standing a couple of feet tall, wore red military uniforms, as if guarding the burial site. Other people have seen the little people dancing over the dolman.


 
Unseen Ghost

Location: Brynmawr (Gwent) - House along Worcester Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 15 November (?) 1886
Further Comments: After a rumour travelled the area that a certain house was haunted, a large crowd gathered outside to see the phantom for themselves. No phantom manifested.


 
Cow

Location: Buckholt (Clwyd) - Farm off the old Abergavenny road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: One witness claimed to have tried to slap a cow to waken it - her hand passed straight through the creature before it vanished. The farmhouse itself was said to be the home of a poltergeist which would open and close doors and flick light switches.


 
Cwn Annwn

Location: Buckholt (Gwent) - Road through the area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1961 onwards (hound), face sighting possibly mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A driver passing through Buckholt in 1961 reported seeing a large black hound, believed to be Cwn Annwn, a spectral hound of Annwn, although some people believe it to be a ghostly donkey. More recently, although no date has been mentioned, the hound has been seen in a nearby cottage which is also haunted by two phantom people (one short, one headless). Finally, a witness encountered the face of a beautiful woman along the road. The witness apologised and stepped to one side before realising that there was no one else present.


 
Walled Up Woman

Location: Burgedin (Powys) - Lock-keepers cottage, Montgomery Canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building is said to be home to a woman who was bricked up in the basement after trying to run off with a man.


 
Water Monster

Location: Cadair Idris (Gwynedd) - Llyn Cau (lake)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Eighteenth century
Further Comments: Rumoured to be a bottomless lake, the waters are reportedly home to a water monster that once drowned a man foolish enough to try to swim across it.


 
Instant Poetry

Location: Cadair Idris (Gwynedd) - General area of the mountain peaks
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Anyone who spends a night camped on this mountain range is said to either wake up a poetic genius or go insane. The spectral hounds of Annwn, the Cwn Annwn, are also said to stalk the mountains, their howls a warning of a death to soon follow.


 
Devil's Footprints

Location: Cadair Idris (Gwynedd) - Rock of the Evil One (crag)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Prints left by the hoofs of the Devil can still be seen in the rock, after Old Nick danced with joy after discovering a group of men playing cards on the Sabbath.


 
The Murder Stone

Location: Cadoxton (South Glamorgan) - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Stone still present, sighting of ghosts pre 1920s?
Further Comments: A stone monument was erected in the churchyard in memory of Margaret Williams, whose murdered body was found on nearby marshland in 1822. Because she was pregnant at the time of her death, it was widely believed her lover and her killer were the same man. Nonetheless, Margaret's killer was never caught. Two ghostly forms were reported by the stones, thought to be of Margaret and her former lover.


 
Misty Figure

Location: Caergwrle (Clwyd) - Packhorse Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A team from the Cheshire Paranormal Society photographed a strange white figure crossing this footbridge late at night during one of their vigils. It is said a total of three spirits haunt the bridge, a young girl and two older women.


 
Dark Lady

Location: Caergwrle (Clwyd) - Caergwrle Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This female form has been seen slowly moving around the grounds of the old castle; her feet several centimetres clear of the soft earth below.


 
Round Table

Location: Caerleon (Gwent) - Exact area unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Some have named Caerleon as the site of the original Arthurian round table and of Camelot.


 
Floating Lady

Location: Caernarfon (Gwynedd) - Caernarfon Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: This shade, sometimes seen drifting down the corridors, is thought to be responsible for messing around with electrical equipment left out at night. A photograph was taken by a tourist in 2001 shows a blue misty form in the courtyard.


 
Ghost for Sale

Location: Caernarfon (Gwynedd) - Bryn Bras
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1897
Further Comments: A newspaper article published in 1897 refers to the castle being sold, and as the location had the reputation for being haunted, the ghost was 'included in the sale'.


 
Spirits

Location: Caernarfon (Gwynedd) - Black Boy Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The bar area of this inn is reputedly haunted.


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