Barry Island Ghost

20 March 2021 ·

Haunted Ship
Source British Library

Barry Island is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a local hero by the name of Benedict y Fiffoddwr aka Benedict the Fighter. Legend tells of the time his ship Tam Lyn was accosted by Spanish pirates, and he bravely and single-handedly fought and killed them all, even though they slaughtered every member of his crew. He then sailed his ship back to port alone, and he was hailed a hero. He went on to navigate many more trips, and eventually died during a storm when his vessel sank. It is thought that his ghost still lingers on the rocks off the shore, protecting the inhabitants from invaders.

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