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Clwyd Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Roman Soldiers

Location: Trelawnyd - Gop Carn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1938
Further Comments: Ghostly Roman troops have been reported patrolling the site. Some believe the hill is the final resting place of Boudicca, others say it is that of a Roman general.

Daffyd Ddu

Location: Tremeirchion - Churchyard Wall
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Former vicar and black magician, Daffyd made a pact with the Devil to take his soul 'whether buried in the churchyard or out'. Needless to say, the wizard cheated Old Nick by ensuring his body was buried under the boundary wall.

Reduction in Numbers

Location: Tremeirchion - Salusbury Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2010s
Further Comments: It was claimed that this pub once had seven ghosts, but an exorcism reduced the number to three.

Jane Jones

Location: Treuddyn Mold - Penyffordd Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997 onwards
Further Comments: This farmhouse is home to many strange phenomena, including a phantom named Jane Jones (whose gravestone was discovered under the lawn), a ghostly monk who looks 'real' until he vanishes, and poltergeist-like behaviour. After an Irish couple reported seen visions of the Virgin Mary in the field, the location also became a mini pilgrimage site.

Drowned Schoolboy

Location: Wrexham - Erddig Estate, the '46 steps'
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A local legend from this area relates to the untimely death of a young lad who drowned nearby. He has appeared several times over the years, dressed in his old school uniform.

Distorted Mist

Location: Wrexham - Kings Mills, 'Biniki' tourist spot, Hang Man's Tree
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The strange mist seen moving slowly around the tree base may be connected to the previous usage of the thick branches.

Tall Figure

Location: Wrexham - Oak Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999, early evening
Further Comments: A driver and passenger driving along this road watched a tall dark figure cross the road ahead of them. The figure appeared to be hovering.

One Eyed Cleaner

Location: Wrexham - Stiwt Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 2009
Further Comments: Paranormal team Soulsearchers Northwest UK investigated this building and claimed to contact several spirits, including a cleaner with one eye, a young child who fell from a balcony, and a former manager.

Shattering Glasses

Location: Wrexham - Thirsty Scholar public house
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A vicar was summoned to bless the pub after staff reported glasses shattering in their hands and items being thrown around the building. Some say the public house was once used as a mortuary.

Tall Officer

Location: Wrexham - Wrexham police station
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Summer 2003
Further Comments: While refuelling a van in the yard, Special Constable Mark Davies spotted the reflection of a tall policeman standing behind him in one of the windows. Davies turned to speak to the officer, but there was no one there. It was speculated that the ghostly figure was a motorcyclist who had died a few months earlier.

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