West Glamorgan - Paranormal Database Records

Shadowy Figure

Location: Baglan - Bwlch area and Tylefedwen Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost was said to move across the area before finally stopping at Tylefedwen Farm where it would point to a mine's air shaft before vanishing.

Beast of Baglan

Location: Baglan - General area and surrounding countryside
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1980s onwards
Further Comments: Known about by locals for many years, it was not until 2005 when an off-duty police officer spotted the creature along Ladies Walk reports were taken more seriously. Hair and print analysis showed the cat to be a puma.

Loud Lady

Location: Bishopston - Old Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white lady that manifested at this location was said to be accompanied by loud crashing sounds. Poltergeist activity was also reported. The spirit was exorcised by twelve clerics.

Thrown Aside

Location: Cefn Bryn - Arthur's Stone (Neolithic burial ground)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: This stone is said to have been found by King Arthur in his shoe as he passed through Llanelli en route to Camlann. He tossed the stone to one side and it landed here, some five miles distant.

Knight in Shining Armour

Location: Cefyn Bryn - Arthur's Stone (aka Arthur's Quoit?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nights of a full moon
Further Comments: Wearing gleaming armour, this figure emerges from under the stone and walks off towards Llandrhidian.

Water Horse

Location: Glyn Neath - Area where rivers meet
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A traveller once climbed on the back of a white stallion in this area, which flew him many miles before fading into mist and dissipating.

Lady in Black

Location: Glyncorrwg - Bakery, village church and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1933 (Bakery) and 1900s (general area)
Further Comments: A baker quit his job after encountering an elderly lady dressed in black. The woman drifted into the bakery, and stared at the baker before vanishing. At the time of the 1933 sighting, older members of the community recalled that the woman in black had been seen thirty years previous around the church and within the village itself.

Shaking Beds

Location: Gorseinon - Gorseinon Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Several strange events have been reported over the past few years, including empty beds which shake violently and the sighting of a shadowy nurse in an old style uniform.

Magic Well

Location: Gorslas - Llyn Llech Owen
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This lake now covers the location of a magic well which would never run dry on the proviso that it was always covered up with a rock after use. One man forgot to do so, and the water flooded the local area.

Teddy & Beehive Woman

Location: Gower - Beach at Whitford Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 17 September 2005
Further Comments: A woman with her family which had a long stretch of beach to themselves suddenly found a middle aged couple had set up deckchairs and windbreaks around twelve metres away. The couple, one with a Brylcreem teddy boy hair style, the other with a beehive, were listening to 1950s / 1960s music. The woman was intrigued as to how the couple had managed to set up everything without her noticing, and even more surprised when she turned to talk to her daughter and, turning back, found they had vanished.

Sea Horse

Location: Gower Peninsula - Waters of Fall Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1950
Further Comments: This creature possessed a long neck, which was the only part of the beast above the water line, down which a lengthy mane ran. The total length of the monster was estimated to be nine metres.


Location: Llangennith - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Reports of koala bears came in during the 1990s, seen on the roads in this area. No physical evidence has been found.

White Lady

Location: Llangennith - Main road running through village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century? 06:30h.
Further Comments: A motorist reported almost running over (or through) a white lady that stepped out on the road in front of him.

Stolen by the Devil

Location: Llangyfelach - Church with separate tower
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The tower of the church was once stolen by the Devil, but Saint Cyfelach caught him and forced Old Nick to drop it a short distance away.

Thirsty Stones

Location: Llanrhidian - Arthur's Stone (cromlech)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Dark stormy nights
Further Comments: The stones here are said to animate when the weather is right and there are no human witnesses, to head off and drink from the nearby waters. A ghostly knight in glowing armour also haunts the area; drifting out from under the rocks and heading north on nights of a full moon.


Location: Llanrhidian - Welcome to Town Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The spook known only as Henry has been observed sitting in the pub dressed in Regency clothing.

'White Hyena'

Location: Margam - Lakeside Golf Range
Type: ABC
Date / Time: December 2005
Further Comments: After receiving reports of a large cat, police officers called to the golf range observed a strange creature, a third bigger than an Alsatian and white in colour. One witness said the front legs were bigger than the hind legs and the creature had a long tail which reached the ground. However, an animal warden would soon go on to recover the animal, which proved to be a German Shepherd / Husky cross, slightly different to the given description.

Robert Scott

Location: Margam - Margam Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Former gamekeeper Scott is thought to have been murdered by a poacher, and has seen been observed on the staircase in the hall. Disembodied laughter has also been reported, as have the fleeting glimpses of Victorian children. The nearby ruins of Margam abbey are haunted by a monk.


Location: Margam - Ruined Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This otherworldly man of the cloth has been reported around the ruins of the Cistercian abbey.


Location: Middleton - Goat's Cave, Paviland
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Red Lady of Paviland, an Upper Palaeolithic era skeleton found in the cave, was later discovered to be male rather than female. It is unclear how this misidentification has impacted the stories of how a phantom woman haunts the cave.


Location: Morriston - Farm (name withheld)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: The figure of a man has been observed around this farm, walking into the barn area before vanishing. The aroma of men's aftershave has also been detected, fading away after a couple of minutes.

Videoed Shade

Location: Neath - Duke of Wellington public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: A misty male figure was caught on CCTV in the pub, entering through a door that swings open.


Location: Neath - The Greyhound public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A former drinker at the pub, Bryn has returned several years after he died. The cellar is said to be haunted by a more sinister entity, though details are fleeting.

Smoke Without Fire

Location: Overton - White Horse public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Landlady Sam Nikolic reported several strange events in the pub, including a room which filled with smoke (even though no source could be found) and the sounds of someone walking around empty parts of the building.

White Horse Upright

Location: Oxwich - Churchyard
Type: Other
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: This ghostly creature walks around on hind legs, ending the jaunt as it vanishes down an ancient well.

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