Clwyd - Paranormal Database Records

 
Owain Glyndwr

Location: Llangollen - Valle Crucis Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Owain reports unknown, golden figures in the 1930s
Further Comments: Owain Glyndwr, the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales, is said to be one of the phantoms reported at the abbey. Another story is that during the 1930s, one person spotted the front of the ruins bathed in a circle of light, with figures wearing golden clothing and helmets. The witness was with their aunt, who could not see anything. Finally, religious chanting has been heard in the area, though no source of the song can be found.


 
Murdered Travellers

Location: Llangwm - Glyn Diffwys chasm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dozens of souls haunt this valley, murdered by bandits who once found the area to offer easy pickings.


 
Person in Duffle Coat

Location: Llanrhos - Road close to St Hilary's church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1959
Further Comments: Police officer Gareth Jones spotted a figure in a duffle coat walking along this lane in the rain. He drove alongside the figure and wound down his window to offer them a lift, but they had vanished. Jones later found out that others had seen ghostly figures in the same area.


 
Devil's Hideout

Location: Llanrhos - The Devil's Tree (old oak tree)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: Contained within the branches of this old, withered oak tree, Old Nick sometimes hides. The troublesome Devil would leap onto the backs of men as they passed, draining their energy and not letting go until they reached home or somewhere safe.


 
Hood

Location: Llansannan - Robin Hood's Grave (tumulus)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Some have named this site as the final resting place of Robin Hood. It is reputedly haunted, and some still avoid passing the tumulus at night.


 
Bull

Location: Llyn Cowlyd - General area
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The waters are home to a large bull that breathes fire from its nose, though others say the creature is more 'Loch Ness Monster' in nature.


 
Wartime Bomber

Location: Llysfaen - Colwyn Bay area, skies over
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s, 12 February 2016
Further Comments: A family on holiday in the area watched a World War Two bomber fly over the sea and vanish inland, diving behind a hill as if going to crash. They noticed there was no sound accompanying the aircraft. A similar, or the same, aircraft was observed by two witnesses some thirty years later.


 
Lady Margaret Blackbourne

Location: Marford - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is reported that some of the buildings in the village have cross-shaped windows to prevent the restless shade of Margaret, murdered by her husband George, from entering.


 
Victorian Man

Location: Marford - Trevor Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century?
Further Comments: Several ghosts are said to haunt this establishment, including a Victorian man with mutton chops who spoke to a visitor, and Margaret Blackbourne (who also haunts other parts of the village).


 
Misty Shape

Location: Mold - Boar's Head public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1990s
Further Comments: A photograph taken by the Cheshire Paranormal Society purports to show a misty figure standing in the bar area, though some argue that the image shows nothing more than lens flare.


 
Armoured Man

Location: Mold - Bryn yr Ellylon (also known as Goblin Hill) barrow (no longer present)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Excavated 1833, last sighting early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A warrior in golden armour was said to haunt this area - when the barrow was excavated, a large man in bronze and gold armour was found buried within.


 
Gold Figure

Location: Mold - Chester Road, bank known as Byrn-yr-Ellyllon (Goblins' Hill)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early eighteenth century
Further Comments: A woman walking back from Mold along this road spotted a figure wearing a coat made from gold. The apparition disappeared into a bank of earth. A few years later the bank was dug up, revealing some human remains and a piece of golden armour.


 
Dancing Lady

Location: Mold - Moel Famau
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: This entity is said to have been seen dozens of times. Dressed in blue and dancing merrily, the woman radiates a calming influence.


 
Little Girl

Location: Mold - Party Shop, High Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: This shop is said to be haunted by a little lass who leapt from the attic window after being locked in the room. The entity is blamed for the malfunctioning till and the occasional apport.


 
Woman in Black

Location: Nannerch - A541, near the Rising Sun Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Wearing a long black gown with a hood concealing her face, this ghostly woman has been seen along this road several times of the past one hundred years. She either steps from the bushes along the road and vanishes while standing in the road, or walks into the dense undergrowth.


 
Guiding Light

Location: Nannerch - Moel Arthur Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: An unearthly ball of light is said to periodically appear on the hill to lead treasure hunters to a mass of treasure buried somewhere here. However, once the digging site is reached, a violent storm will spring up and drive the would-be raiders away. The hill is another contender for the final resting place of Boudicca.


 
John Edward

Location: Nercwys - Tower mansion
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2009
Further Comments: Spirit Quest UK visited Tower and claimed to detect twenty spirits within the building, including Edwardian John Edwards, a nurse maid, a dog which sits on the staircase, and a freemason. The team's equipment recorded music, voices and the sounds of something being dragged.


 
Green Light

Location: Penmaenmawr - Old house near railway station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A room in this house was said to be haunted by strange sounds and the feeling of overwhelming terror. Two men who stayed in the room to witness the haunting watched a green/yellow light manifest and grow to a huge size, before it grabbed the throat of one man and tried to strangle him.


 
Screaming Priest

Location: Penrhyn Bay - Penryhn Old Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Screams can be heard from this building; a priest who was hung, drawn and quartered in a nearby field is the most likely source. Other reports say that the hall is also haunted by a phantom girl on the staircase and an old soldier.


 
Roman Soldier

Location: Plas Pren - Stone Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: To see the Roman guard standing on the bridge will bring death shortly after.


 
Hanging Judge Jeffreys

Location: Pontblyddyn - Plas Teg
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as the notorious judge's ghost drifting around the building, one witness has also reported seeing the shade of a young blonde girl. She also haunts the road outside the building, causing passing motorists to stop sharply. The road in turn is also haunted by three horsemen.


 
White Lady of Prestatyn

Location: Prestatyn - Promenade, between Nova and Festival Gardens (and close by)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1990s / 2000s
Further Comments: Some believe this pale woman to be a nun. She has been both seen sitting while reading a bible and drifting through the area.


 
Monks

Location: Rhuddlan - Area near old Norman graveyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 1953
Further Comments: Before the discovery of the graveyard, a man returning home (from the local pub) encountered several ghostly monks on the path before him - he was forced to dive out of their way!


 
Knightly Demon

Location: Rhuddlan - River Clwyd area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A 'legend' tells of a beautiful princess, living at Rhuddlan Castle, who fell in love with a strange knight. Instead of marrying a prince (and ensuring peace between nations), she ran off with the knight, only to discover that he was in fact a demon. Before she could escape home, he killed her and threw the body into the river. The sound of her screams are said still to echo at night. Unfortunately, the 'legend' is a piece of fiction written by Ann Julia Hatton nee Kemble, also known as Ann of Swansea.


 
White Woman

Location: Rhyl - Start of the Dyserth Road bends
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1 January 2005, 01:30h
Further Comments: The white figure of a lady was seen standing behind a wall, leaning over the top.


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