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Gwynedd Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

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.

Falling Figure

Location: Tremadog - 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 - 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 - 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 children's voices, and an old man spotted on the staircase.

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 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) - 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 a slate wagon or platelayer's trolley, used other people to take illicit rides down to Towyn. This could also explain why witnesses 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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