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Dyfed Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Tenby - Number 1 The Paragon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A mother and daughter living at the property reported hearing 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 - Llyn y Fan Fach mountain lake
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Circa thirteenth century
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.

Sunken Village

Location: Tregaron - 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.


Location: Trelech - Unknown Lane in the area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown, likely pre-nineteenth century
Further Comments: One witness heard invisible hounds moving down the road. Shortly after, a woman visiting Trelech died, and the route her body was taken matched that of the dogs.


Location: Trelech a'r Betws (also spelt Trellech a'r Betws) - Prehistoric tumulus
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A gwiber, or large lizard, protects this ancient tumulus.


Location: Trimsaran - Area of road between Llanelli and Trimsaran, between Farriers Arms and speed camera
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2011
Further Comments: A driver was reported to have seen a ghostly stagecoach moving slowly up the road before disappearing close to a pub.

Good Night

Location: Tumble - Unknown house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1910
Further Comments: Residents in this property reported a ghost which could be heard entering the bedroom and wishing them a 'good night' before leaving again.

Glowing Light

Location: Ysbyty Ystwyth - Llwyn Malees mine
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 14/15 (or 7/8) July 1884
Further Comments: A glowing light which appeared to flit around an office was witnessed by several people after dark. The following night, the light returned even brighter, and this time a woman and two men could be seen moving around the building. Nothing occurred on the third night. It was debated whether the 'ghosts' were paranormal entities or three people playing a joke.

Dread Feeling

Location: Yscarhir (aka Yscanhir) (note - does not appear on maps, so likely a pseudonym) - Small bridge close to Pont Cwnca Bach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: People crossing the bridge were said to become so frightened that they would leap into the stream below or become dazed and find that they had somehow wandered into nearby marshland.

Sir Dafydd Llwyd

Location: Yspytty Ystwyth - Church wall
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This local wizard had made a pact with Satan, and in return for power Llyyd's soul would belong to Old Nick whether 'buried inside a churchyard or out'. On his deathbed, the wily wizard asked his friends to bury him under the churchyard wall, thus preventing the Devil taking his due.

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