Gwynedd - Paranormal Database Records

Flying Boat

Location: Holyhead - Skies above town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1743
Further Comments: Claimed by some to be an early UFO report, a farmer and co-worker reported seeing a phantom sailing boat in the sky, the wind blowing it in a westerly direction.

Drowned Girl

Location: Holyhead - Trearddur Bay - cricket pitch in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lost shade is said to be a woman who drowned in the bay.

Old Woman

Location: Holyhead - Unstated building along Station Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A building along the street is reportedly haunted by a former tenant.

Green Eyed Monster

Location: Llanaber - Beach
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 02 March 1975
Further Comments: Six girls watched from a distance of 180 meters as this three meter long creature crossed the beach and entered the sea. Dusk at the time, it is difficult to see how they could see it clearly enough to describe the creature's eye colour.

Rosina Buckman

Location: Llanbadrig - Area around Wylfa power station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1964 onwards
Further Comments: Rosina's ashes were moved when the power station was constructed on the site of her old house, and her pallid wraith now drifts around the vicinity. During the construction of the power station, several workers are said to have quit their jobs after encountering a phantom woman in white.

Petrified Thief

Location: Llandyfrydog - Just outside the village - Carreg Lleidr (Robber's Stone)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 25 December, midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Legend has it that an oddly shaped stone here was a thief who stole a bible, and while carrying it over his shoulder, was turned to rock. Every Christmas the stone runs three times around the field in which it stands.

Horseless Horse Rider

Location: Llanerchymedd (Llannerch-y-medd) - Road between Llangefni and Benllech, near the California Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thrown off her mount and killed, this shade now stands around the place where she broke her neck.

The Drowned

Location: Llanfaglan - Churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The shades of everyone whose bodies have been found along the coast near the village walk towards the church on a certain day in June, vanishing as they reach their graves.

Denzil Christie

Location: Llangoed - Llangoed Hall Hotel, kitchen area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This young man, reported in the kitchen and library areas of the hotel, was killed in a hunting accident during his stay here.

Healing Eel

Location: Llangybi, near Pwllheli - St Cybi's Well
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sick would dangle their feet into the waters of the well, hoping that the touch of the eel would increase their chances of recovery.

Rock Throwing

Location: Llanllechid - Unknown farm
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1758
Further Comments: The occupants of this farm were injured by an entity which removed and threw rocks from a nearby river. Clergymen from Bangor who game to banish the presence were themselves driven away.

Fairy Cattle

Location: Llyn Arenig - Llyn Arenig Fach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Said to be a fairy lake, one farmer who found a young bull on the edge of the water and took it home had his entire herd taken away from him - a little man came out from the lake and led the animals into its water.


Location: Llyn Idwal - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former Prince of Wales was said to have been drowned in the lake that now bares his name. The area is said to be devoid of birdsong.

Taker of Excalibur

Location: Llyn Ogwen - General area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lake has been named as a likely place where Excalibur was taken and returned to - as the magical sword was thrown into the waters, a pallid arm caught the weapon and pulled it beneath the waves.

Young Woman

Location: Maentwrog - Plas y Dduallt
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Accompanied by the smell of freesia, the ghost of a young woman is reputed to haunt this building. Sometimes screaming is heard coming from the upper floor.

Two Former Airmen

Location: Maes Artro, Llanbedr - Former WW2 airbase
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A training base for fighter pilots during World War Two, a couple of the trainees have refused to go away post mortem, and are blamed for moving chairs and removing small items left laying around. The site has now been converted into a holiday village, with the majority of the original buildings destroyed.

Screaming Judge

Location: Mallwyd - A458, valley north of the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1550s onwards
Further Comments: A judge who pronounced the death sentence to eighty bandits was ambushed here by the remainder of the gang and brutally murdered. His screams are occasionally reported.


Location: Moelfre - The Druids' Circle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: Cries, sobs and loud moans are heard from the Stone of Sacrifice on certain nights of the year. During a witches meeting in the dim and distant past, this particular stone communicated with the pagan group - two of the women dropped dead on the spot, while a third went mad.

The Demon Oak Tree

Location: Nannau - Ceubren yr Elbyl
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1813
Further Comments: An oak tree which was once used to conceal a dead body was considered haunted; locals were fearful of walking by the tree at night. The tree eventually fell and was destroyed, though some say that the oak sometimes comes back.

Pale Woman

Location: Nannau - Mansion house driveway, and Dolgellau to Llanfachreth road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Murdered by her husband (who also killed their pet dog), this woman's ghost walks the driveway of the manor house and crosses the road to reach the park yonder.

Screaming Groom

Location: Nannau - Mules Well
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Spring (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The seasonal sounds of screaming can be heard in this location, dating back from when a young groom was killed when the horse he was tending panicked and trampled the man to death.

Red Dragon

Location: Nant Gwynant - Lake hidden under hillside
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Not Known
Further Comments: It was at this site that Vortigern, King of the Britons, encountered a red dragon and a white dragon fighting in a deep underground. The white dragon fled, leaving the red dragon victorious - the king took the creature to be his emblem.

Floating Island

Location: Nantlle Valley - Lake of the Turf Sod
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An island once floated around this body of water, acting as a meeting place between a fairy and her human husband, after she was prevented by other members of her race to walk on land.

Coach and Four

Location: Nefyn - Unknown road in area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local legend says that a phantom coach which travels a road here forewarns of the witness's death.

Tricked Dragon

Location: Penmynydd - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Paid by a nobleman to rid the area of a dragon, a local lad dug a deep pit and at the bottom he placed a brass mirror. The creature fell into the hole and, believing it had met a rival, fought its own reflection before falling down exhausted. This enabled the boy to decapitate the monster with no further problems.

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