The sounds of a crying
baby have been heard in the area of White Hill. According to local legend, a gipsy murdered a baby and hid the body in a thornbush
at this location.
Set in the slopes
of White Hill, this old building is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a cripple and a murdered maid.
For a fuller account
of the stories associated with Bailey Pit, I recommend "The Haunting of Glamorgan and Gwent" by Russell Gascoigne.
at Watery Lane
The ghost of a man
thought to have committed suicide by leaping into one of the pools that once dotted Watery Lane, has been seen by witnesses.
The apparition is said to leap from mid air where a high banking once was, then dissappears into the road, where a pool once
A phantom postman
has been seen carrying out his deliveries at the junctionof Watery Lane and Brook Estate. However, there is no explanantion
as to his identity at this time.
An evil and unseen
presence has been reported accompanying residents home at night, whilst on foot in Watery Lane.
of the Kymin
At the Kymin, a spectacular
Monmouth viewpoint, the ghost of a man dressed in 18th or 19th century clothing and a tall hat has been seen. But the appearance
of the ghost is said to foretell the death of a Kymin Hill resident.
The Old Timber Yard
At the site of a
former timber yard, known as "Swifts Saw Mill", located between Monmouth Boathouse and Granville Street, the ghost of a former
owner has been reported. He is said to be chopping wood every night!
During the mid 1950's,
strange occurences were reported at two council houses in Brook Crescent. Uncomfortable nights were spent trying to sleep
as lights switched themselves on and off, doors were locked and unlocked and objects were moved. On a more serious nature,
were the unexplained fires. However, the occurences simply seemed to stop quite abruptly.
A tramp is said to
haunt the churchyard and vicarage of Dixton. Is it the apparition of a tramp who drowned in the vacinity many years ago?
The fields of Dixton
are said to be haunted by the ghost of a man accompanied by a large white dog. Witnessed stated that they simply vanish into
mid air when seen.
A house just off
Hereford Street is supposedly the place where ghostly footsteps have been heard approaching the front door.
September 1961, a local man reported driving through the ghost of a large black dog at Buckholt. Could this have been the
infamous Buckholt Ghost Donkey, said to be a headless apparition seen along the Hereford Road?
The Queens Head
At the Queens Head
Public House, a shadowy figure has been seen in one of the bedrooms.
Taps on beer barrels
turning themselves off and glasses moving by themselves are some of the phenomena reported here.
The sounds of horses'
hooves have been heard in Monnow Street and going around the corner of Chippenham House. Theories as to the cause vary from
the ghost of a highwayman to the sounds from an ancient battle. It is said that the sounds are heard during the late afternoon,
but more frequently during the autumn months.
the old Monmouth to Abergavenny road, you might find a somewhat unusual ghost... that of a sleeping cow!
apparition of a faceless and "hazy, bluish colour, almost transparent" woman wearing a long flowing dress has been seen in
the field near to the banks of the River Wye.
For more in-depth
accounts, please read "Ghosts of Gwent" and "Haunted Gwent" by Alan Roderick, and "Ghosts of Monmouth" by Stephen Clarke.