Clwyd - Paranormal Database Records


Gwennon Gorn

Location: Abergele - Sea off the coast
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The boat of Prince Madoc, this phantom vessel has been sighted just off the coast, vanishing just as quickly as it materialised.


Sir John Wynne of Gwydir

Location: Bettws y Coed - Swallow Falls
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir John's spirit is said to be trapped in the waters of the fall as punishment for his mistreatment of men and women.


Wybrant Gwiber

Location: Betws y Coed - General area
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A bandit from a nearby village tried to kill the Wybrant Gwiber, but failed - his throat was torn out and his body thrown into the river. What happened to the dragon is not known.


Victorian Lady

Location: Bodelwyddan - Bodelwyddan Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Several dead people still appear to be trapped within this building, including a woman dressed in Victorian garb, a soldier (likely to be from the World War One, when the castle doubled as a recuperation hospital), and an unknown shadowy figure who lurks in the corridors.


Friendly Spirits

Location: Bodelwyddan - Glan Clwyd Hospital
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: The hospital was criticised by a watchdog after a patient recovering from an operation complained that a nurse had run down the corridor claiming to have seen a ghost. The nurse had then explained that she was psychic, and only saw 'friendly spirits'.


Woman in Sweeping Black Dress

Location: Bodfari - Dinorben public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Many staff and patrons have reported this spooky woman with long dark hair over the years, which is normally seen moving around the upper part of the building.



Location: Broughton - Old Warren - a dead-end road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: This black clad preacher man is said to pear into any car parked along the road, unnerving the occupants.


Golden Knight

Location: Bryn yr Ellyon - Barrow (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1832
Further Comments: This area was once said to be haunted by a large man in golden armour. When the hill was dug up, the same set of armour was discovered beneath, complete with skeleton contained within.



Location: Buckholt - Farm off the old Abergavenny road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century?
Further Comments: One witness claimed to have tried to slap a cow to waken it - her hand passed straight through the creature before it vanished. The farmhouse itself was said to be the home of a poltergeist which would open and close doors and flick light switches.


Dark Lady

Location: Caergwrle - Caergwrle Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This female form has been seen slowly moving around the grounds of the old castle; her feet several centimetres clear of the soft earth below.


Misty Figure

Location: Caergwrle - Packhorse Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A team from the Cheshire Paranormal Society photographed a strange white figure crossing this footbridge late at night during one of their vigils. It is said a total of three spirits haunt the bridge, a young girl and two older women.


Travellers' Rest

Location: Capel Curig - Devil's Kitchen
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Devil sometimes beckons road weary travellers into his kitchen - it is not known what happens to them once inside.


Shaking Door

Location: Cerrigydrudion - Brynaber Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1920s
Further Comments: Haunted by a dead servant, events here included doors being violently shaken, chains being rattled, and the family pets being scared by an invisible presence.


Transparent Figure

Location: Chirk - Chirk Castle
Type: Other
Date / Time: May 2008
Further Comments: A photographer experimenting with long shutter speeds with his digital camera caught a semi-transparent female form outside the chapel. Unfortunately, as long shutter speeds can quite easily make people look semi-transparent, the chances of this being any form of apparition is pretty remote.


Blind Man

Location: Chirk - Exact location not known - wooden block of council flats?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - mid to late twentieth century?
Further Comments: Several ghostly figures have been reported here, including a woman in a Salvation Army uniform, a blind man with a stick, and weird white faces which pear through windows.


Dancing Pixies

Location: Clocaenog Forest - General area, & Craig Bron Bannog hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The little people have been seen in this area for many years now, often dancing the night (and day) away.


Slim Man in Evening Wear

Location: Colwyn Bay - Jeff's Discount Store, Abergele Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: The manager of the building saw a tall, thin man at the top of the stairs dressed in formal evening wear. The ghost was mistaken for a customer, until he disappeared. Footsteps have also been heard in unpopulated areas, and several people have seen items from the shelves float through the air.



Location: Conwy - Castle Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s - 1990s?
Further Comments: A few days from death, a chambermaid from the inn requested that her body be sent back to Anglesey. The landlord at first agreed, though failed to carry out her last wish, and soon after the building was besieged by otherworldly activity. The owner finally had the body returned to her home, but the ghost has still been seen in the hotel. A phantom cat has also been felt climbing over beds at night.


Llys Helig

Location: Conwy - Conway Bay
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Llys Helig was a mythical palace, which was sunk to punish its evil owner. The ruins of the walls can sometimes be seen at low tide, though in recent years it has been discovered that the rocks are a natural formation. Mermaids have also been seen in these waters, and one was said to have cursed the town of Conway after she was washed up on the beach and no one offered to help her back into the sea.


Figure in Cloak

Location: Conwy - Conwy Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Walking around the battlements of the castle, this shadowy cloaked figure has been glimpsed by tourists.


Doctor Dick

Location: Conwy - Plas Mawr house, along High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1500s onwards
Further Comments: Dr Dick was new to the medical trade when called to deal with a sickness which had struck a woman close to giving birth. He couldn't help her, and both she and her child died while in labour. Dick was so worried about what her war hero husband would do, he tried to exit the houses via the chimney, suffocating in the process. His body remains there, and he is heard still crawling around, trying to escape. The husband died shortly after hearing the news about his wife, and he also haunts the building; his grief stricken sobs are sometimes reported. An unknown young Victorian girl in blue has been seen more recently.



Location: Conwy - Private resident along Berry Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Complete with woolly beard, the former sailor known as Albert is reluctant to leave the mortal coil.



Location: Conwy - Waterfront area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Also seen around the church, a deep hood covers this phantom monk's face.


Fowl Smelling Maid

Location: Conwy Valley - Gwydir Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sir John Wynn murdered a maid at the castle after she threatened to make public their affair. He bricked her body up in a chimney, but the smell of the rotting corpse hung around the room for months afterwards. Her ghost is said to secrete the same stench. Sir John also continues to linger around the building, as does a large dog and several crying children.


White Stag

Location: Corwen - Llangar Church
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Fifteenth century?
Further Comments: Work on the church was hampered by the Devil stealing the construction materials each night. A wise man told the builders the only way to prevent this from happening was to find a new spot for the church, and that the area would be indicated by a white stag. Sure enough, after searching the local area, a white stag was found; the church was successfully built on the spot of the sighting with no further interruptions.

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