Wales - Paranormal Database Records

Cheated Devil

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Devil's Bridge
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil is said to have built the bridge for an old lady - he expected her soul as a reward, but ended up with that of a dog instead. Crossing the bridge at night is said to risk the Devil pushing you off as revenge for the old woman's treachery. Another legend says that a ghost that haunted a nearby house was banished to a cavern under the bridge where it now works.

Headless Hound

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - General area of Penparcau
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This headless dog was said to have once belonged to a young giant who ran so fast that he decapitated the dog by pulling too sharply on the leash.

Saint Padarn

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Lanbadarn Fawr
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Sixth century
Further Comments: Lanbadarn Fawr was founded by Padarn. King Arthur once tried to steal his tunic, but was seen. Padarn then caused the ground to open up and swallow Arthur, where the king remained until he apologised.

Cloaked Gentleman

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Nanteos House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1984
Further Comments: One of several ghosts reported to haunt the house, the cloaked figure disrupted a video unit sent to shoot several TV scenes here to such an extent, the crew refused to work after dark. The other ghosts comprise of a phantom horseman and two spectral women, one of whom appears before a death. The building is also thought to have once contained part of the Holy Grail.


Location: Amlwch (Gwynedd) - Stone circle between village & St Ellian Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom hound was said to haunt this prehistoric site - it beat up a local preacher a couple of times before moving on to a further plane of existence.

Run and Shout

Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - RAF Valley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: Having just locked the main hanger, the key orderly heard a shout and the sound of running from within. He unlocked the hanger, but no one was could be seen.

Black Cat

Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - Road towards Wylfa
Type: ABC
Date / Time: October 2011
Further Comments: While driving to the power station, this witness spotted a black cat larger than an Alsatian. The creature had a long bushy tail and sat in a crouched position. The witness watched the creature for three or four seconds and was slightly unnerved by it.


Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - Ruins of Onions public house, Red Wharf Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ivy Nettleton was murdered by her husband who unsuccessfully tried to conceal her body on the nearby beach. The flitting white figure seen within the ruins of the pub is said to be Ivy's troubled shade.

Panther-Like Creature

Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - Several areas over the island, including Llandona Beach
Type: ABC
Date / Time: April 2004
Further Comments: A large black cat, thought to be either a puma or panther, has been blamed for attacking horses and stealing foals.

White Lady

Location: Babell (Clwyd) - Black Lion public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2013
Further Comments: Some people believe that the white lady is a former landlady who died a couple of hundred years ago. The entity was blamed for mild poltergeist pranks, such as turning up the volume on the radio or removing items nailed to walls.

Shadowy Figure

Location: Baglan (West Glamorgan) - 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 (West Glamorgan) - 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.

Lost City

Location: Bala (Gwynedd) - Bala Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: City unknown, Teggie observed 1995 (?)
Further Comments: The first town of Bala is said to be concealed under the waters of this lake. In addition, a monster nicknamed 'Teggie' by locals was described as resembling a humped crocodile, although it would appear that a story published online in 1995 about the creature was a hoax.


Location: Bala (Gwynedd) - Castell Gronw
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Blodeuwedd and her lover failed to kill her husband, and as a result he cursed his wife to take the form of an owl. She still flies around the castle, calling out to her other man. Her lover was killed when a spear was thrown into his chest. The man held aloft a stone to try to protect himself, but the weapon pieced it - a holed stone is still in the area.

Strange Bird

Location: Bangor (Gwynedd) - Faenol Estate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghostly creature contains the spirit of man who was executed after stealing wood from the land around the estate. The bird's song is said to take the form of a warning against those who would consider theft.


Location: Bangor (Gwynedd) - New County Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s?
Further Comments: A possible urban myth says that staff once found a dead man sitting on a chair in the balcony. His ghost is said to remain in the theatre.

Elderly Man

Location: Bangor (Gwynedd) - Ysbyty Gwynedd (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Wearing a brown dressing gown, this elderly man was seen stepping into lift 3. The lift doors had just closed as the witness reached the lift, but they pressed the call button anyway and the doors reopened - the old man had vanished. A phantom ward sister has also been reported on site.

The Glass Tower

Location: Bardsey Island (Gwynedd) - Exact location not known
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the final resting place of King Arthur, Merlin is said to have kept the Thirteen Treasures of Britain within his glass tower that stood on Bardsey Island. These treasures were: 1) Dyrnwyn - the sword's blade would burst into flame when wielded by royalty, 2) The Hamper of Gwyddno Garanhir - the hamper would multiply its contents by five-score, 3) The Horn of Bran - this drinking beaker would provide whatever the user wanted to whet their lips, 4) The Chariot of Morgan the Wealthy - extremely fast magical travel, 5) The Halter of Clyno Eiddyn - any horse dreamt of would appear haltered in the morning, 6) The Knife of Llawfronedd the Horseman - would carve the meat at a meal for twenty four men, 7) The Cauldron of Diwrnach - would only boil water for a brave man, 8) The Whetstone of Tudwal Tudglyd - when used to sharpen the sword of a hero, any strike made by the weapon would be fatal, 9) The Coat of Padarn Redcoat - would only fit anyone of noble blood, 10) The Crock of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user wanted, 11) The Dish of Rhygenydd - would serve any food the user desired, 12) The Chessboard of Gwenddolau - would play itself once set up, & 13) The Mantle of Arthur - would make the wearer invisible.

All Saints

Location: Bardsey Island (Gwynedd) - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Also known as the Island of a Thousand Saints due to the large number of monks buried here, the shoreline spirits reported to appear are believed to be just some of those holy men.

Flying Bottle

Location: Bargoed (Gwent) - Private Villa
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The family here heard footsteps, and experienced lights switching on and off, electrical cables being tugged by an unseen force, and one member having a glass bottle thrown at them.


Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Cader Idris (aka Caldair Idris)
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Idris was said to be a wise giant, who may have had links with King Arthur. People would avoid the area at night, convinced that fairies would drive them mad. Another legend says that the site was the hunting ground of Gwyn ap Nudd (Ruler of the Otherworld) who searched the area with a pack of Cwn Annwn, looking for souls to take back home. Finally. Strange lights are said to appear around the summit for the first few days of a new year.


Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Dragon Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2017
Further Comments: This theatre has been home to ghost hunts in the past, and is reputed to be home to various entities which include a young girl singing hymns, a ghostly cat, and a figure who closes the stage curtains.

Horse and Carriage

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Farchynys Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Moving towards the hall at midnight, the history of this ghostly horse and carriage is unknown.

Snake-like Creature

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Menai Straits
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1805
Further Comments: A ship was attacked by a sea serpent, which wrapped itself around the ships mast until the crew hit back - it fell back into the sea, but followed the vessel for two more days before disappearing.

Darting Lights

Location: Barmouth (Gwynedd) - Waters of the bay
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Early nineteenth century
Further Comments: Small lights would dance across the surface of the water just before an accident which involved a drowning.

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