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Dyfed Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Water Nymph

Location: Laugharne - Laugharne Park, close to the estuary
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 22 November 2009, midnight
Further Comments: While on holiday, one lady observed a pale skinned, red headed woman moving across the park, although the way the entity's green and blue clothing flowed, appeared to be moving through water. The woman smiled before vanishing.


Location: Laugharne - Laugharne Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2006
Further Comments: A visitor to the castle reported being pushed as she climbed the stairs, and again on the way back down.


Location: Letterston - Farm in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: September 1992
Further Comments: A farmer in this area twice reported seeing a wolverine on his land, blaming the creature for killing two lambs.

Old Lady

Location: Little Haven - Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s
Further Comments: A phantom woman would be seen walking through the hall, although her appearances ceased after a window was added along a corridor.

White Lady

Location: Little Haven - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This spook is reportedly a woman whose body was found on the nearby beach. A long dead cat is also reported to play on the beds at night, while a man in 'modern' dress is said to slowly materialise from the feet up.


Location: Llanafan - Craig-yr-Ogof
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After concealing a hoard of gold and other treasures, these ghostly pirates still protect their stolen wealth.


Location: Llanarth - Llanarth church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown (footsteps still present?)
Further Comments: Up to his nightly no-good antics, the Devil entered this church, scaled the tower and tried to steal the bells. The vicar witnessed this and managed to drive the Devil away - the Horned One jumped from the bell tower, leaving an impression of his foot on a stone in the graveyard.

Breaking Glass

Location: Llanarthney - Emlyn Arms public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Circa 1910
Further Comments: A poltergeist is reported to have caused much distress and damage in this pub over several days, including throwing hot stones around and creating disembodied footsteps in empty rooms. A police officer who attended reported narrowly avoiding being hit by a polished rock which launched itself off a mantelpiece.

Face at the Window

Location: Llanddarog - White Hart Inn
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Pre-1980
Further Comments: A boy staying with his great aunt was shown an old picture of the pub which showed a face peering out of a window, even though it had been locked up by staff who were all going on a day trip.


Location: Llanddewi Velfrey - Unknown road leaving the village
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Late nineteenth century?
Further Comments: In the moonlight, a postman on the roadside watched a phantom funeral procession move past, several of the mourners faces quite clear. A few days later, while passing the same spot, the postman watched the scene again, this time played out by flesh and blood mourners.

Woman with Auburn Hair

Location: Llandeilo - King's Head Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This figure, seen frequenting the bar, is believed to be the shade of a lady who fell from a window at the hotel during the 1830s. She more often takes the form of a yellow patch of mist.


Location: Llandeilo - Newton House, Dinefwr Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Newton House made it into the National Trust's top ten haunted locations in 2007. Lady Elinor Cavendish was murdered in the eighteenth century, strangled by a lover. Some visitors have reported invisible hands squeezing their throats, while others have seen a young girl vanishing into a cupboard.

Church Dragon

Location: Llandeilo Graban - Llandelio Graban church
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This dragon, which made its home in the church tower, was killed by a local lad. The boy made a dummy dragon out of oak and covered it in steel spikes - the real dragon attacked the model, impaling itself on the spikes and dying of its injuries.

Corpse Candles

Location: Llandilo - Golden Grove
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Three of these spectral lights were seen hovering and dancing over a part of the river here - a day later three men drowned in the same spot.

Wellington Bomber

Location: Llandovery - Towy Valley, between Llandovery & Llandeilo
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A training zone for Second World War crews, one assumes this phantom belongs to a group that did not make the grade.


Location: Llandysul - River Teifi
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sound of a harp that can be heard at the stretch of the river known as 'Pool of the Harper' is thought to belong to a performer who drowned there. The banks of the river, which stretches for some 75 miles, are said to be home to a couple of phantom women. A woman in green wearing emeralds is said to protect a hidden treasure (details of which are sadly lacking), while a woman dressed from head to toe in black drifts around looking for something (or someone).


Location: Llandysul - Ffynnon Feirad
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This valley is home to a ghostly parson.

Flying Bowls

Location: Llanelli - Thomas Arms restaurant and hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: July 2014
Further Comments: Hotel owners Christine and David Evans claimed in the local press that they had experienced strange sounds and had bowls which had flown off surfaces. Websites carried footage of something moving around on CCTV, although looking more like something small and close to the lens rather than paranormal in origin.

Celtic Presence

Location: Llanelli - Parc Howard (formerly known as Bryncaerau Castle)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost that haunts this building is said to be connected to the Celtic Mound on which it was constructed; the phantom is reputed to manifest in the room above the main entrance. Tapping that is sometimes heard in the house is blamed on the ghost of a man who hid up the chimney many years ago - trying to meet his maid lover, the surprise return of the mistress of the house forced him up the flue where he became confused and lost, and some believe he is still there.


Location: Llanelli - Halfway Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2013
Further Comments: A ghost tour event at the hotel featured in national newspapers after it was alleged that host psychic medium Chris Date had concealed a man in the loft to create knocking sounds to simulate spiritual contact. Chris Date denied knowing that the man was hidden there.

Sunken Village

Location: Llangadock - Exact area unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Certain times of the year, though no further details known
Further Comments: The ringing of the bells from this sunken village are said to be heard by those in the right place at the right time (and in the right state of mind).

Corpse Candles

Location: Llangathen - Aberglasney House & Gardens
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: 1630s onwards
Further Comments: After the accidental deaths of five maids in the mid-seventeenth century, corpse candles have marked death and ill fortune ever since, appearing before each tragedy. Thomas Phillips, an owner between 1800's - 1820's, also haunts the grounds, as does another girl who was seen in the basement of the house.

Huw Pugh

Location: Llangrannog - Beach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Dressed in his old fashioned sailors' suit, Huw Pugh has been observed several times over the years standing along the coastline.

Carreg Bica

Location: Llangrannog - Ordovician rocks on the beach
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Rock still present
Further Comments: After suffering from toothache, the giant Bica spat his tooth out and it landed on the beach, where it still stands today.

Tall Man

Location: Llanilar - Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: One of several churches in Wales where the Devil was once said to have appeared in the form of a man with an evil looking face (or the head of a dog), with his appearance causing illness to witnesses.

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