Wales - Paranormal Database Records

Jack o'Kent

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Harold's Stones
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stones still present
Further Comments: The three standing stones present here are the result of Jack trying to prove his strength to the Devil - he threw them from Beacon Hill.


Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Roads heading towards Bigsweir
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghostly coach is said to travel between Trellech and the Bigsweir area.

Wishing Well

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - St Anne's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This well is said to indicate the likelihood of the wish becoming true by the number of bubbles sent to the surface after dropping a pebble into the water - lots indicate a good chance, none indicating hell would first freeze over!

Cat Attack

Location: Trellech (Gwent) - Woods near the village
Type: ABC
Date / Time: August 2000
Further Comments: Joshua Hopkins, aged 11, was attacked by a strange cat 150 centimetres in length. The claw marks that were left on his cheek had to be treated in hospital.

Galloping Horsemen

Location: Tremadog (Gwynedd) - Bypass close to the Tremadog roundabout
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 20 July 2012, around 17:00h
Further Comments: A group of four or six horsemen wearing brown leather were seen charging across this bypass.

Falling Figure

Location: Tremadog (Gwynedd) - Hound's Head rock formation
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A figure was seen to fall from the rock face, although nothing could be found when a search was made. Laughter, chattering and shouting voices have also been heard in the area, the source never found when investigated.

Disagreeable Fellow

Location: Tremadog (Gwynedd) - Pant Ifan farmhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The man who hanged himself here and is now said to haunt this private hut had a reputation for his constant arguments with Percy Shelley, who lived nearby.

Figure in Grey

Location: Tremadog (Gwynedd) - Plas Tan-Yr-Allt Historic Country House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1947 onwards
Further Comments: The house is haunted by a mysterious figure in a grey cloak and a tricorn hat, seen walking across the lawn at night. This apparition could either be that of an intruder who was once almost shot after peering through a downstairs window, or that of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who once briefly lived at the house. Other spirits include a phantom car heard in the driveway, the ghost of a wife of a former owner, the sound of childrens' voices, and an old man spotted on the staircase.

Daffyd Ddu

Location: Tremeirchion (Clwyd) - 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.

Jane Jones

Location: Treuddyn Mold (Clwyd) - 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.


Location: Trimsaran (Dyfed) - Area of road between Llanelli and Trimsaran, between Farriers Arms and speed camera
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2011
Further Comments: A driver was reported to have seen a ghostly stagecoach moving slowly up the road before disappearing close to a pub.

Banished Figure

Location: Troy (Gwent) - Road by Troy House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Twelve priests were sent to deal with the ghost of a former occupier of Troy House after it started to haunt the road outside the property. Holding candles, the priests walked the area until all but one flame had been extinguished. The ghost appeared to the bearer of the flame, who told the entity that it was to be banished until the priest next ate bread. The ghost left the area and the priest died a few days later before eating bread. Separate to this story, a coach and horses was once heard to pull up outside the house, though when servants attended the scene, nothing was there.

Good Night

Location: Tumble (Dyfed) - Unknown house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1910
Further Comments: Residents in this property reported a ghost which could be heard entering the bedroom and wishing them a 'good night' before leaving again.

Drowned Beast

Location: Tywyn (Gwynedd) - Llyn Barfog (aka Bearded Lake)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monster which made a nuisance of itself in the neighbourhood was killed by the hero Huw Gadarn, who drowned the creature. Another tale says that the hero involved was King Arthur. The area is also known for its fairies and was said to be the place where the legendary fairy cows first came from (before they vanished after one was almost butchered for being too old).

Ghost Train

Location: Tywyn (formerly known as Towyn) (Gwynedd) - Talylln Railway, the Dolgoch Viaduct
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Seen by climbers, a black shape was watched as it darted along the track at midnight. It has been said that the object the climbers witnessed was actually a slate wagon or platelayer's trolley, used other people to take illicit rides down to Towyn. This could also explain why other people have reported hearing whistles and watching lights on the track late at night after the last trains have ceased.

Figure in Gown

Location: Usk (Gwent) - Cross Keys Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Spotted in Room 3, the jury is out to whether this intangible figure is a former serving girl or a monk.

Entrance to Fairyland

Location: Vale of Neath (West Glamorgan) - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Possible twelfth century
Further Comments: Elidurus visited fairyland via an entrance located somewhere in the Vale. In the other land, horses and greyhounds were the same as our world, only much smaller, the sky was always cloudy, and the fairies consumed only milk. Elidurus returned several times, but after trying to steal some gold for his mother, discovered that the doorway to fairyland was once again hidden.

Man in Gold Laced Suit

Location: Welshpool (Powys) - Powis Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1780
Further Comments: This haunting ended when a new maid was placed in a haunted bedroom as a joke planned by the other workers; she listened to the ghost instead of running like so many had done in the past, and as a reward the supernatural being led her to a box hidden under a floorboard. This was later presented to her master who rewarded the maid with freedom and a cottage. The ghost was seen no more.

Drowned Schoolboy

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

Shattering Glasses

Location: Wrexham (Clwyd) - 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 (Clwyd) - 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.

Humming Woman

Location: Wylfa (Gwynedd) - Area near the power station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom white woman was seen moving slowly along, humming a tune to herself. The ghost would vanish near to the edge of a cliff.

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