Powys - Paranormal Database Records

Street Urchin

Location: Llandrindod Wells - Laughing Dog Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A previous resident claimed to have experienced furniture moved by an unseen hand, as well as seeing a young boy similar to a Dickensian street urchin. Another witness has seen a lady in Victorian dress sat knitting in a rocking chair.


Location: Llanfihangel - The Skirrid Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The inn also doubled as a courthouse before the 1850s, and a place of execution. There have been reports of customers feeling an invisible rope being slipped over their heads before being tightened, and the presence of a woman has also been felt.


Location: Llangattock - Caves in the area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A ghostly choir was said to sing once a year within the cave network.

Dancing Devil

Location: Llangattock - Field north of Llangattock Park
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: On the eve of Midsummer, the Devil would emerge and spend time dancing with the local fairies around a clump of trees.


Location: Llangattock - Stone known as The Lonely Shepherd (aka Peaky Stone)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The stone is said to have once been an abusive farmer who drove his wife to commit suicide in the nearby river. A witch who witnessed the abuse turned the farmer into a stone, permitting him to move one day a year, when he wanders the area calling out his wife's name.

Cathedral Bells

Location: Llangorse Lake - General area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Holy Days (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A cathedral once stood in this spot before it was flooded - the tower bells now ring out on select days of the year.

Wizard Wrapped in Clothing

Location: Llangynidr - Canal path between Llangynidr & Crickhowell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While travelling between these two villages, the Rev Thomas was chased by a ghost wrapped in dirty clothing, with glowing eyes and a gaunt face. This spirit pursued the Reverend to the village of Llangynidr, where it then veered off and headed behind the church. The witness was later told the ghost was that of a local wizard, who had died alone and was buried near where the ghost had disappeared.

Giant Rib

Location: Llangynog - St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A rather large rib, thought to belong to a mammoth, was once said to belong to a giant or Saint Melangell. The saint was famous for saving a hare from a hunt, and local superstition prevented anyone from hare hunting near the church.

White Lady

Location: Llanidloes - A470, 'Red Bridge' area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1973
Further Comments: This ghostly figure has appeared several times, manifesting in the middle of the road only to pass through incoming traffic. One male driver stated that the female form looked at him with sad eyes as she passed through the bonnet of his car.

Lady Jeffreys

Location: Llanidloes - Pool along the River Severn and bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lady Jeffreys was said to have haunted Montgomeryshire until banished into a bottle and cast into a pool by the River Severn close to Llanidloes. The story said that she would be free once ivy covered the old bridge, so locals took it upon themselves to trim back the ivy whenever it grew too tall. When the bridge was replaced, a bottle was discovered which contained a small black object which appeared to be trying to escape. The bottle was placed back into the pool.

Self Destructive Dragon

Location: Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - Post Coch
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local dragon was finally killed after locals built a large stone pillar, imbedded it with spikes, and covered it with a red cloth. The colour angered the creature to such a degree that it attacked the cloth, impaling itself on the pillar and dying from blood loss.

Angry Gwiber

Location: Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - Red Pillar or Pillar of the Viper
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon killed many local people until they had the idea of covering a large stone with spikes and covering the structure with red cloth. The colour angered the dragon, who attacked the stone until the spikes had mortally wounded it.

Dancing Place of the Goblin

Location: Llanwrin - Tree in woodland near Mathafarn (woodland may no longer exists)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Under a certain yew-tree in the centre of the woodland a fairy circle was known as 'The Dancing Place of the Goblin'. Two lads once took a nap in the circle, and upon awaking, one had vanished. The missing lad reappeared a year later - he was grabbed out of the clutches of dancing goblins and saved.

Llia's Stone

Location: Llethr on the Hoel - Llia Valley
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Morning (reoccurring)
Further Comments: On every morning that the cock crows, this huge monolith walks over to the River Nedd for a quick drink.

Moll's Stone

Location: Llowes - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The giant Moll Walbee (also known as Maud de Breos) picked this stone from her shoe and threw it to one side - even though she was three miles distant, the rock landed in the churchyard where it remains to his day.

Thrown Stone

Location: Llowes - Moll Walbee's Stone (aka St. Meilig's Cross, on display in the church)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Moll Wallbee, also known as Matilda de Braose and Maud de Braose, was said to be a giantess who married William de Braose, the Forth Lord of Bramber. While carrying stones in her apron (to rebuild a castle), one fell into her shoe. She picked it out and tossed it into the churchyard of Llowes, some three miles from where she stood.

Figure in Grey Long Coat

Location: Llyswen - A470, heading north towards Builth, just past a right turn onto the River Wye bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 12 January 2008, approx 06:55h
Further Comments: While driving along this stretch of road, this driver and passenger spotted what they thought was an older gentleman standing by the side of the road. He stood around six foot tall and wore a long grey coat. However, the head was oval in shape, possessed no features, and gave off a faint glow. Immediately after passing the entity, the driver had a strange feeling, a mix of shiver and yet feeling hot, which lasted for around a minute.

Llywarch Hen

Location: Machynlleth - Plas Dolguog Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The poet Llywarch Hen is rumoured to haunt the hotel. A cheerful male spirit named Charles with an injured leg has also been seen on the staircase, along with a female spirit known as Mary who frequents a rocking chair in the parlour room.

Girl on Stairs

Location: Machynlleth - Plas Machynlleth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This house is reportedly haunted by many ghosts, including the apparition of a young girl who appears on the staircase.

White Catti

Location: Machynlleth - River Rheidol
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Catrin Gwyn disappeared a few days after her wedding, believed drowned after a storm blew up; part of her red cloak was found by a bog. Word sprang up that her phantom returned, either to push people into the nearby river, or to drag them into the same marsh which had (supposedly) taken her own life.


Location: Machynlleth - Road between Machynlleth and Bala
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A traveller set upon by robbers prayed for help along this road - a phantom grey horseman appeared, scaring the criminals away.

Small Man

Location: Menai Bridge - Anglesey Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The pub is reputed to be haunted by a short older man.

John Davies' Grave

Location: Montgomery - Churchyard
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: Just before his execution for a crime he probably did not commit, Davies stated that no grass would ever grow on his grave. This is still the case, and the bare spot forms the image of a cross. An early version of the story says that if anyone tries to sow grass seeds on the spot, they shall die.

Drinking Rocks

Location: New Radnor - Standing Stones east of village
Type: Legend
Date / Time: When the church bells ring
Further Comments: Upon hearing the ringing of the local church bells, these standing stones move to a nearby pool and start drinking.


Location: Pen-y-cae - Craig Y Nos Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: While on a ghost hunt, The Ghost Research Foundation International photographed a human shaped shadow standing on the staircase, although it has been suggested that this was shadow was casted from a statuette on the roof. The owners of the castle claim many ghosts haunt the building, including the composer Rossini, opera singer Adelina Patti and her husband, and the sound of children running.

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