Wales - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - DVLA building, basement and floors D15 / D16
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s onwards?
Further Comments: A shadowy monk wearing medieval garb is said to haunt the basement in this government building, while on the floors above, lights flicker on and filing cabinet drawers are opened unaided.


Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Grand Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: An actress who went down with the Titanic, Jenny last acted in this theatre before meeting her doom. She is now seen dressed in brilliant white, quickly vanishing into thin air after being spotted.

Dead Miners

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Morfa Colliery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1890
Further Comments: As if attempting to warn against the incoming disaster that killed 87, the days leading up to the event bore witness to screams and cries coming from the mining tunnels, and visual reports of miners who had previously lost their lives.

White Figure

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Mumbles, Caswell
Type: Other
Date / Time: April 1887
Further Comments: A white figure with a black face which was initially thought a ghost by witnesses turned out to be, in the best Scooby Doo fashion, an employee of the Oystermouth Water Works (who claimed to have dressed up to scare his children). An unimpressed mob stripped the man of his white clothing and the local vicar issued a sound telling off.


Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Pluck Lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 27 April 2008, and July 2015
Further Comments: In 2008, a witness reported seeing a one metre long crocodile in this body of water. The location was checked by a member of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, Gwilym Games. Seven years later, video footage was captured of a bird being attacked by something in the water, with various people claiming the creature was a terrapin or a pike rather than a croc.


Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Psychiatric hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Olga was a paranoid schizophrenic who managed to kill herself while at the hospital. She has since made several appearances; a small woman with large green eyes and long ginger hair, she often sings and interacts with witnesses, who do not realise she is a ghost until later.

Welsh Polt

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Rhondda Street
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: December 1965
Further Comments: The police were called to investigate this poltergeist, which turned furnishings over and drove the Howells family to leave the property. Marcia, the matriarch of the family, described the experience on a local news channel, saying that her son could have been killed when the entity overturned his cot.

White Lady

Location: Swansea Bay (West Glamorgan) - Oystermouth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The castle grounds are haunted by this crying phantom with a bloody back.

Grey Lady

Location: Taff's Well (South Glamorgan) - Area around natural spring
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The waters of the well were once used to cure rheumatism and are said to have been in use since Roman times. The area is reputedly home to a phantom grey lady.


Location: Talacre (Clwyd) - Lighthouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: An old fashioned lighthouse keeper was observed standing at the top of the lighthouse, even though the building was locked up. Others have also reported strange happenings at and around the site. In 2009, the owners of the lighthouse applied to erect a sculpture to honour the sightings.


Location: Talley (Dyfed) - Ruins of Talley Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The sound of phantom singing was heard coming from under this ruined abbey.

Cloaked Man

Location: Talley (Dyfed) - Talley House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This shadowy figure, believed by some to be a monk, has been reported moving around the building.


Location: Talsarnau (Gwynedd) - Maes-y-Neuadd
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Morfa Suite was said to be home to a ghostly nursemaid who has the effect of mollifying witnesses and helping them have a peaceful night's sleep.

Taliesin's Grave

Location: Talybont (Dyfed) - Bedd Taliesin
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: Taliesin, the sixth century chief bard of Britain, is reputed to be buried under this barrow. His bones are protected by magical means - the last time an attempt was made to excavate them, a storm suddenly erupted and scared the diggers away.

Loud Footsteps

Location: Tefin (Dyfed) - House built on very old cottages along the main road.
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The source unknown, this house is reportedly haunted by the sounds of knocking at night, footsteps running up the staircase during the day, and voices which can be heard downstairs by people trying to sleep upstairs.

Headless Group

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Between Tenby and Sampson Cross
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Every night (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A headless team of horses driven by a headless coachman carries a headless lady in a coach along this road every night. As they reach the crossroads known as Sampson Cross, some ten miles from their starting point, they all disappear in a large explosion. Some people believe the entities have been laid, and now rest in a nearby lake.

Man in Black

Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Thought to be a former parish priest, this ghostly figure in a cassock walks down the aisle before fading away.


Location: Tenby (Dyfed) - Number 1 The Paragon
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A mother and daughter living at the property reported hearing heavy footsteps followed by the scraping of a piece of furniture being dragged across the floor. Each blamed the other for the sounds until a family discussion reviled no one living at the house was the cause.

Water Fairy

Location: The Black Mountain (Dyfed) - Llyn y Fan Fach mountain lake
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A legend tells of a lake fairy that once emerged from Llyn y Fan Fach and married a local man. She eventually returned home to the lake after her husband hit her, but only after bearing him three sons; she later returned to teach them medical skills.

Whistling Ghost

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Anchor Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: One of the spirits here can be heard playing what sounds like a tin whistle, while the other takes the form of a white lady who searches the building for her missing son.

Saxon Soldier

Location: Tintern (Gwent) - Tintern Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1895
Further Comments: This soldier's spirit finally passed over to the other side when Mass was given for him by a couple out on holiday near the site.

Gliding Figure

Location: Tondu (Mid Glamorgan) - Area around Ynysawdre (or Ynisawdro) farm, no longer present
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa September 1904
Further Comments: A gaunt figure was said to have been observed by a witness as it drifted around the area. Two locals looking for this ghost heard a horse galloping towards them but nothing could be seen. The horse continued and passed on by, invisible to the witnesses.

Carried Away

Location: Tonypandy (Mid Glamorgan) - Private residence, Amelia Terrace, Llwynypia
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1893
Further Comments: Mrs Downe was pulled from her chair by a phantom which proceeded to drag her to a water closet. The entity instructed Downe to remove an item from a wall, which she did, before pulling the woman out of her house to a nearby pond. Downe was instructed to throw the item (it isn't specified what it was) into the water. Having done so, the ghost told Downe that she would not be troubled again.

Young Lady

Location: Towyn (Clwyd) - Area around Aberdovey Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1883
Further Comments: This phantom was said to be beautiful and dressed in mourning clothes. Several people were reported to have seen her, although no first-hand witness statements were documented.


Location: Trawsfynydd (Gwynedd) - Road through the village
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 30 December 1979
Further Comments: A phantom coach pulled by ghostly horses was spotted as it passed through the village.

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