Wales - Paranormal Database Records

John Jenkins

Location: Abertillery (Gwent) - Barn near Abertillery House (no longer standing?)
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-twentieth century
Further Comments: John Jenkins hanged himself in the barn and was discovered by his sister. The woman's screams attracted the attention of a resident of Abertillery House, who looked in the direction of the barn and watched a 'resemblance of a man' violently rotating towards the river.

Radiant Maiden

Location: Abertridwr (Gwent) - Area around the Old Mill footbridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: At least one witness watched this glowing figure cross the bridge late one dark night. She has also been seen on the nearby football field, gliding towards the footbridge.


Location: Abertridwr (Gwent) - Unidentified house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1906
Further Comments: A man named Craze lived in the property and was said to have experienced strange knocking and groans which were said to emerge from the kitchen floor.

Fairy Funeral

Location: Aberystruth (Gwent) - Church Lane
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A small procession of fairies was reported travelling along the lane towards the church to bury one of their own.

Bathing Mermaid

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Cliffs near the town
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 1826
Further Comments: Twelve people watched a beautiful pale woman washing herself in the sea, with what appeared to be a black tail splashing around behind her.

Beast of Bont

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Countryside surround the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Something here killed over fifty sheep in the space of a year; police marksmen were called in to comb the area.

Brown Man

Location: Aberystwyth (Dyfed) - Crossroads en route to Waun Fawr
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1901
Further Comments: While newspapers reported that a phantom had taken up haunting the lanes in this area, local police maintained that it was a case of mistaken identity - a witness had observed a person in the distance and panicked needlessly.

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 Padarn's tunic but was seen. Padarn then caused the ground to open 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.

Screaming in the Basement

Location: Ammanford (Dyfed) - Unidentified house
Type: Other
Date / Time: June 2018, ongoing as of June 2019
Further Comments: A couple who had lived eleven uneventful years in their home fled after recording screaming and voices coming from beneath their basement. The couple claimed to have recorded hundreds of hours of strange sounds which they believe to come from a secret underground criminal lair. A newspaper report stated that the police had been made aware but had not found anything suspicious.

Run and Shout

Location: Anglesey (Gwynedd) - RAF Valley
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: Having just locked the main hangar, the key orderly heard a shout and the sound of running from within. He unlocked the hangar, 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 a story published online in 1995 about the creature being seen 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.

Watch Your Glass

Location: Bala (Gwynedd) - White Lion Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: An entity in the bar is said to knock over unwatched glasses. One story says that at some point in the murky past, a fire at the hotel killed a couple of people who now haunt their former room.

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.

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