The Ghosts of Aberystwyth

The Ghosts of Aberystwyth

In this article we will be taking a look at the ghosts of Aberystwyth, a historic market town, administrative center and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales.

Constitution Hill

Around this area there have been many sightings of a woman dressed in a Victorian-styled outfit, wandering aimlessly.

Whenever witnesses attempt to approach this strange and sad looking female she seems to disappear almost instantly.

As well as Constitution Hill, she has also been spotted in the direction of Clarach and Clarach Bay.

In these areas she is seen floating across the ground aimlessly towards the direction of the local woods.

The Boar’s Head

The Boar’s Head on Queen’s Road used to be a pub but has now been converted into accommodation for local university students.

When the pub was finally closed down it was left empty for many decades – nobody wanted to take a chance on the paranormal activity that took place there.

Many believe that the main spirit that resides at this building is that of a past landlord who committed suicide.

Apparently he managed to hang himself in the attic from one of the beams that lay overhead.

Many visitors to the inn claimed that they had heard his keys jangling away as an invisible force followed them.

It is supposed that if you follow the noises you will come across the ghost of the grieving landlord getting ready to hang himself.

Aberystwyth Railway Station

The Mermaid

This report stretches back as far as 1826 when a group of 12 friends decided to climb Constitution Hill to take in the wonderful local views.

When they reached a decent height they looked down onto the shoreline to see a beautiful naked woman washing herself in the sea.

Awe quickly turned into fear as they realized this woman had a tail fin where her legs should of been.

They quickly ran down the hill to the shoreline but the strange creature had disappeared.

The Student Halls

The student areas of Pumlumon and Caerleon are home to a female specter that floats between the rooms at night.

One student claims to have witnessed the woman floating above her bed, however she disappeared before the student was able to react.

Back in the early 1970’s a male student woke to find the strange woman standing at the foot of his bed.

He was so petrified he could not scream or move.

The female specter simply raised her hand and pointed a crooked finger at him before disappearing into the bedroom’s gloom.

The student in question sticks to his version of events even to this day.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the ghosts of Aberystwyth please leave them in the comment section below.

7 thoughts on “The Ghosts of Aberystwyth

  1. Wow, I have never been to Aberystwyth but if there are that many ghosts hanging around this would be a great place to visit in October. I got the chills just reading your website. I am not sure if I want to visit or not, to hear those sounds would be pretty cool but very scary also…

    Love Wales – used to visit there as a child every summer holiday! Do you live close to the area yourself?

    Now I am nervous 🙂 Thanks for the scary articles.

    1. Nothing to worry about Alex – they’re harmless really 🙂

      Yeah I’m actually Welsh Alex – I live in Cardiff at the moment but I used to live about 40 minutes away from Aberystwyth. Maybe I’ll see you there in October…

      Thanks for stopping by and reading!

  2. As someone who lived in Pumlumon last year, there was definitely something odd about that place. My flatmate (who was adamant he didn’t believe in ghosts) felt something was off too. We lived in flat 7, which was right in front of Caerleon. You could literally get to the Caerleon flats from the back door of our flat. And in the corner where that door was, we said there was a very strange feeling. We never saw anything, but visitors also said the same thing 💁🏻‍♀️
    My room also felt very strange too. Just odd haha.

  3. I’m part of an Aberystwyth-based Paranormal Investigation team, and this page has been helpful. There’s quite a few more around now, but our original investigations all involved some of these ghosts! Thank you very much!

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