Aberdare - Sky over Cwmbach estate
A witness outside their home heard engines but could see anything. They stepped inside their doorway but as the sound of the engines grew louder the witness stepped outside again. Looking up, the witness spotted a twin engine, dark coloured Wellington bomber fly over and past, as 'real looking and sounding as any solid aircraft'. At the time, the witness thought nothing was strange about the encounter as they were unaware that there were no flying airworthy examples of a Wellington that existed.
Barry - Royal public house
The pub is said to be haunted by a female figure. The last time it was seen was in the men's toilets, standing by the wall.
Barry - Unknown semi-detached council house
Unknown Ghost Type
A woman living in the building set her curtains on fire after she became convinced they were possessed, causing her to lose her looks. She was jailed for 15 months for arson.
Boverton - Boverton Castle
Early Nineteenth century?
The ghostly lady in black who haunts the area was the wife of King John - he condemned her to exile here, though she apparently continued to love him dearly. Her tall, sobbing form was seen by a couple of workmen.
Broughton, Vale of Glamorgan - Unnamed Road
The ghost of a young girl is reputed to haunt this area, one story stating that a doctor driving through the area hit the figure - believing her to have been real, he jumped out his car to help her, but she had vanished.
Cadoxton - Churchyard
Stone still present, sighting of ghosts pre 1920s?
A stone monument was erected in the churchyard in memory of Margaret Williams, whose murdered body was found on nearby marshland in 1822. Because she was pregnant at the time of her death, it was widely believed her lover and her killer were the same man. Nonetheless, Margaret's killer was never caught. Two ghostly forms were reported by the stones, thought to be of Margaret and her former lover.
Caerau - Unnamed House
Likely nineteenth century
While laying in bed, a witness claimed to see a former neighbour, John Richards, standing close by holding a dimly burning taper. Richards had died ten years previous; the witness died the following day.
Cardiff Castle, Wales
Cardiff - Cardiff Castle
Coach last seen 1868
A coach is reportedly heard when a member of the Hastings family is due to die. At the castle it was heard by John Boyle, the night his cousin the Marquis Hastings died. Other ghosts reported to haunt the castle include the second Marques of Bute (who walks through several walls), a faceless woman in a long skirt who is known as Sarah, and a three metre tall giant who walks around the park.
Cardiff Docks, Wales
Cardiff - Cardiff Docks
A teenager fishing with a friend encountered a man smoking a pipe, wearing a trilby hat and either a trench coat or overcoat. The strange figure vanished in a large empty field of flat prairie grass.
Cardiff - Cardiff Royal Infirmary Hospital
Several ghost stories have been reported from this hospital. A plumber observed a matron in old fashioned clothing and bonnet who vanished without warning. A local legend says that if the woman in grey offers you a drink, do not take it, otherwise you shall die within a week.
Cardiff - Castell Coch
A 'new' building on the site of thirteenth century ruins, the White Lady once haunted the older area, and now has set up shop in the replacement castle. The woman is said to have died of a broken heart after her son drowned in a local pond. There is also reported to be a buried hoard of treasure here, zealously protected by either three eagles or an entity who confuses any potential gold thieves, while an ethereal cavalier walks the castle grounds.
Cardiff Cathedral, Wales
Cardiff - Cathedral
The female entity said to haunt this area is thought to be the same woman who is looking for her lost son close to the river.
Cardiff - Council house, Rumney
A family of seven moved from the site after the haunting, a white girl who would peer around the corner of doorways, became too much for them.
Cardiff - Cow and Snuffers Inn, Llandaff (no longer operational)
14 November 1877
A guest staying close to the Cow and Snuffers watched a screeching old woman with wings, red hair, and pale face enter the inn. The guest believed the entity to be a Gwrach y Rhibyn, a death omen. The following day, the guest discovered the innkeeper had died during the night.
Cardiff - Cowbridge Road area, Canton
This area of Cardiff is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy.
Cardiff - Llandough Hospital
Manifestation of the Living
Manifestation of the living unknown, nurse in uniform December 2002
A member of the nursing staff told her friend that she had seen her own dead body lying on a bed - a week later she died of typhoid fever, her body placed in the location revealed in the vision. It is not clear whether the nurse who experienced this continued to haunt the hospital, but in 2002 a pregnant woman awoke in the hospital and found a nurse at the end of her bed. The nurse told her that everything would be okay and walked out. The woman then realised the nurse was wearing an old fashioned uniform with a Victorian nursing hat.
National Museum Cardiff, Wales
Cardiff - National Museum
Smith unknown, Lord Ninian on election night (reoccurring)
Dunbar Smith designed the museum, and after he died the building became home to his ashes. The ashes were moved from their location to make way for a new public toilet during the 1960s, after which Dunbar was said to have returned, complaining about his post-mortem treatment. Another ghost, that of Member of Parliament Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart, killed in action during the First World War, is said to become particularly active on election night.
New Theatre, Cardiff
Cardiff - New Theatre
An older woman is reputed to haunt this theatre. Her ghost manifests in one of the boxes where she is said to have either dropped dead in or fallen from (depending on the version of the story you are told). Staff and visitors have also reported cold spots and the sensation of being watched.
Cardiff - Private residence, King's Road
December 1905 - June 1906
The family living here would be woken around midnight by the sound of stamping feet in the hallway and on the staircase. One of the occupants refused to believe the sounds had a paranormal origin, although was not able to find the source of the noise.
Cardiff - Private residence, Marcross Road, Ely
The home of Lisa Way appeared in the local press after she exchanged her residence with a family member after seeing faces at the windows and disembodied limbs. After three years and a failed exorcism, Way and her cousin changed homes.
Queen Street, Cardiff
Cardiff - Queen Street
A phantom grey lady is said to walk along Queen Street. Once she reaches the bridge, the woman turns and waves towards Cardiff castle before vanishing. It has been speculated that the woman signals to someone in the castle tower, but who she was, and the identity of the person she waves to, is unknown.
River Taff, Cardiff
Cardiff - River Taff
A water monster was once thought to live in this river. A whirlpool would be seen to form as the monster consumed drowned bodies.
River Taff, Cardiff
Cardiff - River Taff close to Cloisters Hall, Llandaff
This female phantom is stricken with grief from the death of her son in the river. The ghost is said to sometimes drift up and down the banks of the river looking for her son's body. The river area is also home to Bella, another female ghost who is said to have committed suicide after her husband's method of running his tavern drove her slightly mad.
Rummer Tavern, Cardiff
Cardiff - Rummer Tavern
The sailor that haunts this public house died shortly after finding his wife in bed with her secret lover. He is reputed to have a fondness of the cellar and the toilets.
Cardiff - The Corporation public house
A Victorian girl is said to haunt the third floor of this public house, with another female spirit reputedly active around the pool tables.