During the early 1980's, a family living in an early Victorian house in one of the older
parts of Newport, reported a terrifying apparition. The figure of a man, with "a long and haggard face" and hollow cheeks
was witnessed by all the females at the address. At one point, it allegedly pushed one of the women and then took hold of
her with some strength.
The apparition of a man wearing a long black coat and holding an umbrella above his head
has been reported walking up Belmont Hill at Christchurch.
The old Coliseum,
or the Studio 1 and 2 cinema, was demolished in the mid 1990's and there are now flats occupying its space. The building was
special to many people, including Dylan Jones who vividly recalls his own childhood visits to see many films there (including
"Ghostbusters" in 1984!). However, according to former employees, the building was haunted by a woman wearing a 1930s style
dress, a male presence and an icey sensation was experienced. Does the new building still house these ghosts, or have they
Interestingly, Clevedon Road is in the area mentioned above, and this account also involves
an old house set in its own grounds that is now a nursing home. Dylan Jones used to work at this home during his late teens,
and it was often said to be host to some strange activity. Nurses reported footsteps at night, electrical items would be switched
off at the plugs, the figure of a man was seen, and chairs would sink as if someone was sitting on them. Is this the same
building mentioned in the above case? It was said that a doctor committed suicide at the old house many years ago...
In 1992, it was reported that the car showrooms of Roger Gibbons (now changed to a rental
business), were haunted. The ghost of figure wearing a grey cloak has been reported, car doors would slam shut and a feeling
of unease was experienced.
In the late 1940's, in a detatched house in its own grounds somewhere at the top of St
Julians Road, electricians were called to rewire the premises. The house was believed to have been the local headquarters
of the barage balloon operators during the war. Whilst they were alone in the house on a rather wet and rainy day, they reportedly
heard the front door open and footsteps enter. They heard the footsteps walk up the stairs and cross the floor above them.
After waiting for a while for the person to come down with no result, they decided to check the house. They found no wet footprints
leading from the front door to the upstairs. They did not find anyone else in the house...
The ghost of a woman has been seen sitting on a fence on Dents Hill. Apparently, late one night,
she was seen by a man who was walking home alone. She spoke to the man saying, "The day is for you, but the night is for me"
The ghost of Sister Aquinas is said to haunt the old Holy Cross Roman Catholic school. The double
swing doors have been seen to open of their own accord, cold breezes have been felt in isolated spots, and footsteps have
Originating in the 1840's, a tale emerged about two ghostly dogs that accompanied some children as they went
on their late journey between Christchurch and Eveswell. Apparently, the two animals left the children feeling secure and
safe, only to disappear when the youngsters neared their destination.
Street, there once stood the George and Dragon Pub. It has now long since been demolished, but in its heyday it was reputedly
haunted by the sounds of loud cries and the noise of men fighting. Furniture was also said to move of its own accord. But
does the haunting remain, even if the building is no more?
Located on the Old Green Roundabout and next to the "town bridge", the castle is an impressive
feature of the new city. The castle is said to be haunted by its founder, Robert Fitzhamon. He is said to be seen wandering
the central tower, an imposing bearded figure with "piercing eyes".
The ghost of a sailor dressed in a black cap and long black coat has been seen on the docks.
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Members of the canteen staff reported objects moving of their own accord in the kitchen.
Interestingly, this phenomena appeared to be a one-off event.
In a street off Heather Road, a young woman was just one of several people to experience some of the strange phenomena
in a particular house. Whilst alone in the house (which belonged to her grandmother) at lunchtime, the woman heard the sounds
of distinct footsteps approaching from behind her. They were distinctive in that one footstep was normal, but the following
one was as if a foot was being dragged. Knowing that she was alone, she ran from the house without looking! But, on speaking
to her father later that day at her own home, she was informed that a crippled man had died in the house. The same experience
had been reported by others including himself. Other people felt the presence of someone looking over them whilst they were
in bed at night.
is one of the finest museum homes and grounds in Wales. But is it still home to those who once lived there? A ghost dressed
in "black knee-length trousers, a white shirt with frills down the front, black overcoat and black boots" has been seen walking
the grounds. People have also reported strange sounds coming from empty rooms, the ghost of a nun at prayer, parades of ghostly
nuns walking through the inner courtyard, unexplained footsteps and a haunted out building used for social gatherings... is
this Wales most haunted house?
For more detailed
accounts read both "Ghosts of Gwent" and "Haunted Gwent" by Alan Roderick.
The building that once was the famous Westgate Hotel is now home to shops. As a hotel, it had
the reputation for having more than earthly guests. Indeed, whilst Dylan Jones worked as there as a student to earn some extra
cash, staff would report to have an encounter with the apparition of a man in black on the upper floors, and doors would open
on their own...
Built in 1403, this is allegedly Newport's oldest pub, located on the town centre
between the Kings Hotel and McDonalds. The figure of a man has been seen in the upstairs of the premises. Is this
the ghost of a man who committed suicide here?