Aberdare - Mountain Ash
Live fish were seen falling from the sky in this industrial town.
Aberfan - No fixed location
Pre-21 October 1966
According to the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol 44, no 734, around 200 people reportedly predicted this disaster in the days leading up to it, including a local girl who was unfortunately one of those killed in the appalling accident.
Bridgend - Crossroads between Bridgend and Laleston
Said to manifest every night at midnight (reoccurring)
The phantom hound haunting this crossroads would appear nightly and trot off along a road before vanishing. It was said several people had tried to follow the creature but would always lose sight of it.
Bridgend - Ogmore Castle
Protecting hidden treasure, this shade once attacked a man who tried to take all the gold - he died soon after of a wasting disease. It is not known whether the spectral woman who has also been seen here is the same ghost, although most legends say she does guard the hoard, which in turn is said to be haunted by the wailing of its former owners. Another legend says that whoever falls asleep here may wake in the past or future.
Bridgend - RAF Stormy Down (abandoned)
June 2005 (man and son encounter), 08 April 2012 (photograph)
A man and his twelve year old son watched a hazy figure dressed in a Second World War uniform walking towards them, even though the figure did not actually move closer. The uniformed man then reached down to the ground as if to pick something up and slowly faded away. Other people have seen an airman near the former Hangar One and have also heard an air raid siren. A photograph taken in 2012 is said to show a phantom figure.
An old postcard of Caerphilly Castle.
Caerphilly - Caerphilly Castle
Marks a death in the de Clares family
Once owners of the building, the de Clares family were haunted by a Gwrach-y-rhibyn, warning them about an eminent death in the family. Now they have moved away, the ghost is still seen - drifting towards the castle only to disappear once she enters the ruins. A figure dressed in red also haunts the building.
Caerphilly - Caerphilly Mountain
18 May 1909
Two men speaking in a strange tongue were seen by a witness here - they made their escape in an airship. Though it is thought they were German, no country in the world had an airship capable of making that kind of flight at the time.
Caerphilly - Morgan Jones Park
March 2003, 00:30h (approx)
Two friends walking home in the early hours of the morning spotted the silhouettes of a man, woman and child walking towards them along the same path, around one hundred yards away. As the distance fell to fifty yards, the family faded and vanished.
Caerphilly - Panteg Inn
This polt makes his presence felt by animating inanimate objects.
Caerphilly - Private residence at Penybryn
Unknown Ghost Type
A visitor watched a blonde lady, in her early twenties, walk past him on the landing of a friend's place. He spoke to her, but she ignored him. A short time later the visitor asked his friend who the blonde woman was, only to find out that he should have been alone at the site. A search of the residence found nothing.
Cilfynydd - Woods in the area
Last seen by a newspaper editor and a friend, this phantom lady darts between the trees on a hillside. Some say she is accompanied by another white figure in a cloak.
If the cottage glows red, don't enter.
Coity - Former lane, may no longer exist
An entity here would initially take the form of a lady so pretty that any man spotting her would fall in love. The woman would lead the man away from the road, taking them to a cottage filled with demons. The entity would also take the form of a hare, changing into a snake when people came too close.
Dowlais - Undenominational Christian Mission Hall
20 October 1897, around 20:00h
A mystery was declared after no source could be found for a large explosion outside the hall which shattered several windows. It was written that locals suspected a supernatural agency as the building had a history of being unlucky (in the form of once being damaged in a storm).
Eglwysilan - Mountain Road
While driving along this dark road at night in the rain, a motorist encountered two white figures holding hands. He said that the faces were very clear, but they appeared not to have noses. No legs were visible, and they just hovered. The figures stopped in front of the car, looked straight at the driver for several seconds and then drifted to the other side of the road before disappearing through a field gate.
Ewenny - Crossroads where one road leads to Ogmore
Unknown, likely nineteenth century
A postman reported that he would see a large phantom black dog every night, watching the creature move silently as if on a mission.
Kenfig - Kenfig Pool
Pool still present
Legend says that the pool covers a lost town from which one can still hear the church bells ringing on stormy nights. The truth is likely to be based on the nearby town of Kenfig being lost to shifting sands during the sixteenth century. Other local legends say that the pool is bottomless and that a whirlpool pulls unsuspecting swimmers to their deaths.
Kenfig - Prince of Wales public house
After the landlord reported hearing phantom music and voices in his pub, John Marke and Allan Jenkins used the building to experiment with their 'stone wall' theory. While they recorded some sounds, it could be debated that there was a rational source to the sounds.
Llangynwyd - Church
The church is reportedly home to a ghostly young woman.
Llangynwyd - Roads in the area
Even the most fearless residents on the village felt terror when they encountered this phantom, snow-white mare along the roads at night.
Llanharan - High Corner House Hotel
This shadowy figure with black hair has been observed by the fireplace. He is blamed whenever items mysteriously vanish.
Maesteg - Mountainside near Colliery
Legend - Old Nick
A group of miners playing cards invited a passing stranger to join their game. He sat with them, quickly winning all hands, although the game quickly came to an end when the miners fled, having realised their guest had cloven feet.
Maesteg - St David's Church
A legend once said that horses were driven around the area of the church by an invisible entity. Fire emerging from the horses' nostrils would be blamed for darkened grass and the flaking paint on fencing. In the same area, a phantom donkey was said to have been banished after a man kicked the creature.
Maesteg - Unnamed public house
Likely pre-twentieth century
Playing cards in the back room of a pub, a group of people fled in terror after a short, dark figure manifested and started to dance on their table.
Maesteg - Castle public house
Thought to have been murdered by her husband in Room 5, which is always said to be cold, a female form has been seen lurking downstairs. It may be the same entity responsible for the whistling that occurs after hours.
Maesteg - Exact location not known
A knarred and knotted tree was thought to be home to a group of fairies from Ireland, and ill luck fell upon anyone who picked up deadwood from under it.