Powys - Paranormal Database Records

White Lady

Location: Aberhafesp - Aberhafesp Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom white woman is said to make her way from the nearby church to a door on the east side of the hall.

David Bowen

Location: Aberhowy - Road to village from Cardigan Bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Foggy nights (last reported 1956?)
Further Comments: The ghost of David on his push bike is said to guide people along the road when the weather is densely foggy and dangerous. Bowen lost his son in an automobile accident on such a night, and now tries to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

Woman in White

Location: Brecon - Caer Bannau
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman in white was said to have been a princess - anyone who carried the ghost to a nearby churchyard could put her soul to rest.

Grey Horse

Location: Brecon - River Honddu
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: Home of a Welsh water horse, this creature who tempt people to sit on it before terrifying the rider by dragging them over rough land and through the air.

Gliding Woman

Location: Brecon - The Welsh Bookshop, The Struet
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This entity dressed in eighteenth century clothing vanishes through a wall and emerges in the building next door.

Secret Door

Location: Brecon Beacons - Llyn Cwm Llwch, somewhere in the area of
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: 01 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year, a secret door opens here which will take mortals to the fairy realm. The door was once always open, but after a man stole a fairy flower, access was restricted. The area is also home to an old woman who uses music to lure the weak willed into the lake waters where they drown - once she has killed nine hundred people she will regain her youth and become mortal.

Walled Up Woman

Location: Burgedin - Lock-keepers cottage, Montgomery Canal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This building is said to be home to a woman who was bricked up in the basement after trying to run off with a man.

Killer Cat

Location: Clyro - General area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Summer 1989
Further Comments: This mysterious creature killed dozens of sheep over the summer months, tearing out their throats. Two people who saw the beast said it was dark in colour and larger than a dog. Not all agreed with the belief that the creature was a cat, some stating that the entity was a gwyllgi, a large black dog.

Fish Stone

Location: Crickhowell - Stone by the River Usk
Type: Legend
Date / Time: 23 June (or Midsummer Eve) (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Once a year this strangely shaped stone dives into the local river and goes for a swim.


Location: Cyfronydd - Private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: A ghostly child was said to haunt this property, giggling and knocking on doors. Items would also be hidden around the building.

Glowing Figure

Location: Dylife - Old mine tunnels
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: A man exploring the tunnels watched a blue glowing light, the size of a small person, moving around ahead of him. Old miners once told tales of balls of light which moved around the tunnels until they reached the surface, where they floated off into the sky.

Thirsty Rocks

Location: Evenjobb - Four stones near Hindwell Pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Midnight
Further Comments: Each night on the stroke of twelve, these four standing stones walk to Hindwell Pool to quench their thirst before returning before the sun rises.


Location: Hay-on-Wye - Baskerville Hall Hotel (aka Clyro Court)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Dennis circa October 2005, hound in 1998
Further Comments: Amanda Hyde, writing for the Times Online, documented her less than convincing experiences during a ghost hunt on the site, during which she encountered Dennis (via a medium) and communicated with Edward using a glass. More convincing is the encounter a chef reported in 1998. He reported seeing a shadow the size and shape of a large dog in the kitchen a few minutes before feeling a nip on his right thigh. He cried out, three nearby staff asking what was wrong, although they were disbelieving when he told them what he had seen and felt. The following day a heavily bruised bite mark appeared on his leg.

Overnight Construction

Location: Hay-on-Wye - Hay Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Twelfth century
Further Comments: The giant Moll Walbee, known also as Maud de Breos, built this castle in a single night!

Glowing Ball

Location: Llanddetty - Tafe Fechan Chapel (no longer standing, likely to be under Pontsticill Reservoir)
Type: Other
Date / Time: Pre early 1800s
Further Comments: Three witnesses watched a ball of glowing light grow to the size of the church tower before reducing in volume to little more than a pin prick. This expansion and contraction occurred several times before vanishing.

Returned Rock

Location: Llandrindod - Cwmhir Abbey
Type: Curse
Date / Time: 2017
Further Comments: A small piece of rock was returned by an Australian tourist to the abbey, with the man claiming he had suffered a run of bad luck since removing it.

Cloaked Figure

Location: Llandrindod Wells - Bridge near Disserth church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 June 2008, 22:42h
Further Comments: A figure wearing a cloak with hood was spotted by a driver and his passenger while driving over the bridge.


Location: Llanfihangel - The Skirrid Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The inn also doubled as a courthouse before the 1850s, and a place of execution. There have been reports of customers feeling an invisible rope being slipped over their heads before being tightened, and the presence of a woman has also been felt.

Cathedral Bells

Location: Llangorse Lake - General area
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Holy Days (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A cathedral once stood in this spot before it was flooded - the tower bells now ring out on select days of the year.

Wizard Wrapped in Clothing

Location: Llangynidr - Canal path between Llangynidr & Crickhowell
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While travelling between these two villages, the Rev Thomas was chased by a ghost wrapped in dirty clothing, with glowing eyes and a gaunt face. This spirit pursued the Reverend to the village of Llangynidr, where it then veered off and headed behind the church. The witness was later told the ghost was that of a local wizard, who had died alone and was buried near where the ghost had disappeared.

White Lady

Location: Llanidloes - A470, 'Red Bridge' area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1973
Further Comments: This ghostly figure has appeared several times, manifesting in the middle of the road only to pass through incoming traffic. One male driver stated that the female form looked at him with sad eyes as she passed through the bonnet of his car.

Self Destructive Dragon

Location: Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - Post Coch
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local dragon was finally killed after locals built a large stone pillar, imbedded it with spikes, and covered it with a red cloth. The colour angered the creature to such a degree that it attacked the cloth, impaling itself on the pillar and dying from blood loss.

Angry Gwiber

Location: Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - Red Pillar or Pillar of the Viper
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon killed many local people until they had the idea of covering a large stone with spikes and covering the structure with red cloth. The colour angered the dragon, who attacked the stone until the spikes had mortally wounded it.

Llia's Stone

Location: Llethr on the Hoel - Llia Valley
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Morning (reoccurring)
Further Comments: On every morning that the cock crows, this huge monolith walks over to the River Nedd for a quick drink.

Moll's Stone

Location: Llowes - Churchyard
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The giant Moll Walbee (also known as Maud de Breos) picked this stone from her shoe and threw it to one side - even though she was three miles distant, the rock landed in the churchyard where it remains to his day.

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