Gwynedd - Paranormal Database Records

Entrance to Fairyland

Location: Rhyd-ddu - Llyn Cwellyn
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: There was once a way into fairyland here - one man who took it disappeared for seven years! Another story says one man waited by the hill and grabbed the first fairy who emerged, forcing the entity to marry him. A nearby lake contains a floating island, from which fairy music can be heard.


Dancing Fairies

Location: Snowdon - Llyn Du'r Arddu
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This small lake on the north side of Snowdon is home to a number of fairies and goblins who dance around the shoreline.


Afanc

Location: Snowdon - Llyn Glaslyn
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: Witness Oliver Vaughan spotted the pale head of strange animal in Llyn Glaslyn, which was considered to be an Afanc.


Giant

Location: Snowdon - Mountain Summit
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The summit of Mount Snowdon is rumoured to be the burial place of a giant banished by King Arthur.


Brenin Llwyd

Location: Snowdonia - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The Brenin Llwyd, or Grey King, appears to be some kind of hairy man entity. It has scared dogs, and is itself weary of any kind of light.


King Arthur Sleeping

Location: Snowdonia - Llyn Llydaw
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shepherd claimed to have found King Arthur and his knights asleep in a secret cave here - the Welshman ran away when he accidentally brushed against a bell, and those asleep began to wake.


Hungry Worm

Location: Snowdonia - Llyn-y-Gadair
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Eighteenth Century
Further Comments: A group of men swimming across this lake were attacked by a large worm-like monster. One of the people was grabbed and consumed by the beast.


Poetry or Madness

Location: Snowdonia - Maen du'r Arddu
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One legend says that anyone sleeping here will awake either a poet or mad.


Coloured Stones

Location: Snowdonia - Smaller circle of stones close to the Druid Stones, Sychnant Pass
Type: Legend
Date / Time: May no longer be standing
Further Comments: The three coloured stones which once stood here - red, white, and blue - were said to be three women who worked on the Sabbath. Petrified for the sin, the stones retained the colours of the clothing they wore.


Nursemaid

Location: Talsarnau - Maes-y-Neuadd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Morfa Suite was said to be home to a ghostly nursemaid who has the effect of mollifying witnesses and helping them have a peaceful night's sleep.


Coach

Location: Trawsfynydd - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 December 1979
Further Comments: A phantom coach pulled by ghostly horses was spotted as it passed through the village.


Modern Man

Location: Tregarth - Terraced house along Godre'r Parc
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The family here moved out after their six children were scared by a six foot fall ghost wearing contemporary clothing. A local priest held an exorcism which failed to banish the entity.


Galloping Horsemen

Location: Tremadog - Bypass close to the Tremadog roundabout
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 20 July 2012, around 17:00h
Further Comments: A group of four or six horsemen wearing brown leather were seen charging across this bypass.


Falling Figure

Location: Tremadog - Hound's Head rock formation
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A figure was seen to fall from the rock face, although nothing could be found when a search was made. Laughter, chattering and shouting voices have also been heard in the area, the source never found when investigated.


Disagreeable Fellow

Location: Tremadog - Pant Ifan farmhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The man who hanged himself here and is now said to haunt this private hut had a reputation for his constant arguments with Percy Shelley, who lived nearby.


Figure in Grey

Location: Tremadog - Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1947 onwards
Further Comments: The house is haunted by a mysterious figure in a grey cloak and a tricorn hat, seen walking across the lawn at night. This apparition could either be that of an intruder who was once almost shot after peering through a downstairs window, or that of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who once briefly lived at the house. Other spirits include a phantom car heard in the driveway, the ghost of a wife of a former owner, the sound of childrens' voices, and an old man spotted on the staircase.


Drowned Beast

Location: Tywyn - Llyn Barfog (aka Bearded Lake)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monster which made a nuisance of itself in the neighbourhood was killed by the hero Huw Gadarn, who drowned the creature. Another tale says that the hero involved was King Arthur. The area is also known for its fairies and was said to be the place where the legendary fairy cows first came from (before they vanished after one was almost butchered for being too old).


Ghost Train

Location: Tywyn (formerly known as Towyn) - Talylln Railway, the Dolgoch Viaduct
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Seen by climbers, a black shape was watched as it darted along the track at midnight. It has been said that the object the climbers witnessed was actually a slate wagon or platelayer's trolley, used other people to take illicit rides down to Towyn. This could also explain why other people have reported hearing whistles and watching lights on the track late at night after the last trains have ceased.


Humming Woman

Location: Wylfa - Area near the power station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom white woman was seen moving slowly along, humming a tune to herself. The ghost would vanish near to the edge of a cliff.


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