Gwynedd - Paranormal Database Records

 
Thirsty Squire

Location: Pwllheli - Plas-yu-Rhiw Manor House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1892?
Further Comments: Once home to an alcoholic, it is said that his steps can sometimes be heard echoing through the house while he looks for another drink.


 
Black Shape

Location: Red Wharf Bay - Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: February 1975
Further Comments: Staff at the Minydon hotel watched a ten meter long black shape swim by, both the front part of the creature and the end of the tail protruding from the water. Several other sightings of strange sea creatures were reported in the area throughout the year.


 
Entrance to Fairyland

Location: Rhyd-ddu - Llyn Cwellyn
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: There was once a way into fairyland here - one man who took it disappeared for seven years! A nearby lake contains a floating island, from which fairy music can be heard.


 
Dancing Fairies

Location: Snowdon - Llyn Du'r Arddu
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This small lake on the north side of Snowdon is home to a number of fairies and goblins who dance around the shoreline.


 
Afanc

Location: Snowdon - Llyn Glaslyn
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1930s
Further Comments: Witness Oliver Vaughan spotted the pale head of strange animal in Llyn Glaslyn, which was considered to be an Afanc.


 
Giant

Location: Snowdon - Mountain Summit
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The summit of Mount Snowdon is rumoured to be the burial place of a giant banished by King Arthur.


 
Brenin Llwyd

Location: Snowdonia - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The Brenin Llwyd, or Grey King, appears to be some kind of hairy man entity. It has scared dogs, and is itself weary of any kind of light.


 
King Arthur Sleeping

Location: Snowdonia - Llyn Llydaw
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A shepherd claimed to have found King Arthur and his knights asleep in a secret cave here - the Welshman ran away when he accidentally brushed against a bell, and those asleep began to wake.


 
Hungry Worm

Location: Snowdonia - Llyn-y-Gadair
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Eighteenth Century
Further Comments: A group of men swimming across this lake were attacked by a large worm-like monster. One of the people was grabbed and consumed by the beast.


 
Coach

Location: Trawsfynydd - 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.


 
Modern Man

Location: Tregarth - Terraced house along Godre'r Parc
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The family here moved out after their six children were scared by a six foot fall ghost wearing contemporary clothing. A local priest held an exorcism which failed to banish the entity.


 
Galloping Horsemen

Location: Tremadog - 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.


 
Drowned Beast

Location: Tywyn - 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.


 
Ghost Train

Location: Tywyn ((formerly known as Towyn) - Talylln Railway, the Dolgoch Viaduct
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Seen by climbers, a black shape was watched as it darted along the track at midnight. Local people have reported hearing whistles and watching lights on the track late at night after the last trains have ceased.


 
Humming Woman

Location: Wylfa - 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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