Gwent - Paranormal Database Records

Strange Man

Location: Monmouth - The Kymin
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death of anyone who lives on the hill
Further Comments: A phantom man wearing either eighteenth or nineteenth century garb appears to announce the death of a local.


Leap or Push?

Location: Monmouth - Watery Lane
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1948 (drowned man), 'postman' unknown
Further Comments: Though nothing exists of the stream that once ran through here, it has not deterred the appearance of a phantom man who drowned in its waters. It is not known whether he took his own life or was pushed. Another ghost was seen by a woman who thought that it was the postman. She tried to catch up to the figure, but seconds before reaching him, he vanished.


Carriage

Location: Monmouth - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A horse drawn coach has occasionally been spotted in this area.


Crying Baby

Location: Monmouth - White Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A baby was said to have been murdered on the hillside and the body hidden in a bush. The child's cries were reputed to echo around the area.


Blue Woman

Location: Monmouth - Wooded area near the river in Hadnock area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: Two young people in a group of three out after midnight spotted a blue, hazy, faceless woman in a flowing dress. The figure glided along before vanishing like smoke.


Shewri-while

Location: Mynydd Llanhilleth - General location
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Shewri-while, a female phantom, would cause people to lose their way upon the mountain. She would call out 'whoo-whoop' and beckon to be followed. If any witness did pursue her, she would lead them on a merry chase lasting several hours, finally disappearing at the spot the witness first found her.


Looks Like Stormy Weather

Location: Mynyddislwyn - St Tudor's Grave mound
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When a man tried to find the hidden hoard of gold contained within the manmade mound, a huge storm blew up scaring the (would-be) thief away.


Juan White

Location: Nantyglo - Milfraen Mountain
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 18 July 2004
Further Comments: A local witch, Juan White is thought to now haunt this location. She was seen in 2004 by a couple of people who also heard galloping horses just prior to their sighting, though they could not see any of the creatures.


Demon Child

Location: New Tredegar - Private house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2015
Further Comments: Several tabloids carried the story of a family which was subjected to poltergeist-like behaviour (called demonic by some outlets) which started after a game was played with a Ouija board. It was claimed that a photograph was taken on the property which showed a blue-faced child with a tail.


Evil People

Location: Newcastle - Former site of castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site of a former motte and bailey castle is said to be haunted by the spirits of all those who have committed evil deeds. The site was also home to a mighty oak tree in which fairies lived. When a storm damaged the tree, a fallen branch was used by locals as firewood, although those who burnt the wood had their homes set alight by the upset fairies.


Elf Meet

Location: Newcastle - Oak tree on former site of castle
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The oak tree was once believed to be a site where the little folk would congregate.


Well Riser

Location: Newcastle - Unnamed farmhouse in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1960s
Further Comments: A farmhouse with its own well was said to be haunted by an entity which would emerge from the water. The well was covered over, although it is not known if this stopped the sightings.


Wishing Well

Location: Newcastle - Well and springs
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This wishing well was used by throwing pins into it, while the waters of the spring would be used to cure joint pain and inflammation.


Blue Lady

Location: Newport - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A lady wearing a blue dress or veil is seen in a church yard where a local tsunami washed away many of the graves. It is thought that the phantom woman once lived in the village and would look out of the church tower towards the sea, hoping for her sailor husband to return.


Bad Ghosthunters

Location: Newport - Mountjoy Street
Type: Other
Date / Time: April 1894
Further Comments: After a rumour started that a property along this road was haunted, police arrested a group of boys who had smashed windows while they waited for the ghost to appear.


Robert FitzHamon

Location: Newport - Newport Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The protective structure is haunted by the giant figure of FitzHamon, the castle's builder.


Annie Webb

Location: Newport - Private house along Corporation Street
Type: SHC
Date / Time: 2 February 1980
Further Comments: When Annie was found, only a pair of legs, piece of arm and skull remained. A white tablecloth lay untouched nearby.


Hooded Figure

Location: Newport - Royal Gwent Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: October 2005
Further Comments: One report sent to the Paranormal Database stated that both patients and nurses on one ward spotted a hooded monk-like figure. Another report says that a day room is home to an entity which pushes down on people's chests.


White Figure

Location: Newport - Sea wall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: A white figure was spotted walking in the thick mud (which is impossible to walk in at a normal pace). The person vanished after being watched for around 15 seconds. A local legend has it that the area suffered a tsunami years ago and all the bodies apart from one were washed out to sea.


Three Nuns

Location: Newport - Spytty Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1988
Further Comments: A group of four friends watched a trio of nuns drift across the field ahead of them. The ghosts moved in a perfectly straight line apart from one ninety degree turn, before vanishing.


Nuns

Location: Newport - Tredegar House, Coedkernew
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mostly unknown, bloody carpet on Friday 13 (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Phantom nuns were seen walking through the courtyard, while in other areas, disembodied footfalls have occurred. One local legend says that whenever Friday falls on the thirteenth of a month, one carpet on the site develops a bloodstain which vanishes as the day ends.


Big Bertha

Location: Newport - University of Wales College, Caerleon Campus
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Bertha Ramsey, a 6 foot tall matron at the campus, was found dead at the base of a set of stairs in 1962 - it was unsure whether she tripped or if she was pushed. Her ghost has been seen since, and is blamed for playing with the elevators after dark. Another ghost seen on site is that of a Roman centurion, as the building was constructed on the site of an ancient burial site.


Haunted Margaret

Location: Panteg - Church (plus a footbridge and other locations in the area)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Marget yr Yspryd gained her nickname 'Haunted Margaret' after being jilted at the alter - she fell to her knees in the church and prayed that the man who betrayed her would never find rest. The man died shortly after, and his ghost took to following Margaret. One of Margaret's friends suggested talking to the ghost and forgiving him. Soon after, Margaret met the ghost at a footbridge - she forgave him and the ghost disappeared forever.


White Woman

Location: Penallt - Between the Argoed and nearby pond
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed all in white, this woman committed suicide in the pond where her ghost now vanishes.


Woman in White

Location: Penalt - Area around The Argoed (private residence)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom woman dressed in white runs and throws herself into the nearby pond.


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