Posts by Rosemary Brewer

The Black Dog of Cold Knap

24 February 2021 ·

South Glamorgan - Paranormal Database Records In February 1997 at around 11pm, it was reported that a person was sitting on the pebbles with their two dogs. They watched another dog, that was black, move silently across the beach about fifty metres away. The witness stated that their curiosity was raised as despite the rocks and stones underfoot, the dog moved smoothly and their own dogs were completely oblivious to the canine. Sixteen years later in September 2013 at around… Read more.

The Wreckers Tale

15 February 2021 ·

This tragic story is rumoured to happen all over Wales including Barry. An old man and his wife would set up false lights to lure ships onto rocks so they could steal good from the shipwrecks. One night during a bad storm, the couple learned of a sailing ship heading in from the West and went out as usual to set up their lights and returned to bed. The following morning, they went down to the coast and saw that… Read more.

The Witch of Porthkerry

24 February 2021 ·

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Cliffwood Cottage ruins - Porthkerry - Jo PriceCliffwood Cottage ruins - Porthkerry - Jo Price In the mid-1700s, there lived at Cliffwood Cottage a wise woman called AnneJenkins, who was renowned and respected for her spells.On one gloriously sunny day in midsummer, a gentleman and his servantentered Porthkerry Woods.The gentleman wanted a 'love potion' for a lady that he was sweet on in Barry,and was aware that the right-hand fork in the road was the way to the 'wisewoman'.With night… Read more.

The Murder Stone

24 February 2021 ·

Location: Cadoxton – ChurchyardType: Haunting ManifestationDate / Time: Stone still present, sighting of ghosts pre 1920s Further Comments: 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 Margaret and her… Read more.

The Captains Wife

15 February 2021 ·

Three cottages once stood on the site where The Captains Wife public house now stands. Formerly a smugglers lair there was once a tunnel that connected the inn to the sea and Sully House opposite. The legend goes that the wife of a sea captain was hidden there by her husband because he didn’t want to confess that she had died on his ship, due to the superstition of the time. Her body was placed in a box and mistaken… Read more.