Powys - Paranormal Database Records

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Funeral Attendee

Location: Penybank - Exact location not known
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shopkeeper returning home suddenly heard wailing and was pushed along by something unseen. He managed to move to one side of the road and escape the force, although he could then perceive a phantom funeral procession. He knew several of the faces of the crowd, and then recognised himself. Once home, he told his wife and a couple of friends about the encounter. Exactly two weeks later, the shopkeeper's neighbour died, and the witness found himself in a real procession which contained everyone he had previously seen.

Winged Snake

Location: Pistyll Rhaeadr - Waterfall
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A flesh eating serpent that lived on top of the waterfall was killed by locals who antagonised the beast until it attacked a scarlet cloth that concealed jagged spears.

Fairy Kingdom

Location: Pontneddfechan - Criag-y-Coed
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This rocky outcrop is said to be the last haunt of the fairy folk in Wales.

Beast of Bodalog

Location: Rhayader - Area around Bodalog Farm
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: September 1988 to December 1988
Further Comments: Thirty five sheep were killed over several months by an unknown creature which dispatched livestock with a bite just below the neck. It was speculated that the creature came from the nearby river at night. Due to flattened grass around the kills, some speculated it was the work of a large snake.

Man in Gold Laced Suit

Location: Welshpool - Powis Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1780
Further Comments: This haunting ended when a new maid was placed in a haunted bedroom as a joke planned by the other workers; she listened to the ghost instead of running like so many had done in the past, and as a reward the supernatural being led her to a box hidden under a floorboard. This was later presented to her master who rewarded the maid with freedom and a cottage. The ghost was seen no more.

Hidden Gold

Location: Ystradgynlais - Mynydd y Drum summit
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The hoard of treasure hidden under rocks on the top of this mountain is protected by demonic entities which attack anyone close to discovering the gold.

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