I was born and bred in Carmarthen, South Wales. This beautiful area of the country is littered with fantastic castles and ancient, yet impressive buildings.
Due to my interest in the paranormal from a young age – I came across numerous (paranormal) reports based in my surrounding area.
In this article I decided to cover one of these areas I spent a great deal of time as a kid – Llanelli.
So, lets take a closer look at the Llanelli ghosts of past and present…
The Park Howard Mansion
This superbly grand sandstone mansion looms above Llanelli’s grandest park – it is an area that contains many unique buildings.
Over the years there have been a large amount of sightings regarding a lady in white that peers out of the tower window.
This white lady is often joined by the figure of a ghostly nurse and a wounded soldier on the main staircase.
During the two world wars the building was used as an emergency hospital – could this be the reason these three spirits wander it’s halls?
As a young child I pretty much HATED the Stradey Woods area of Llanelli – I spent many a Scouts camping trip there and the area was intensely creepy at night.
The most widely seen ghost associated with the woods is a sort of ‘old fashioned runner’.
He is often seen speedily making his way through the area in old/aged sporting gear.
The spirit has been linked to reports of a tragedy that happened back in the 1930’s when a runner was hit and killed by a passing car.
Even the police in the area admit to receiving several calls a year regarding a ghostly figure running through the wooded area.
Back in the mid 80’s, I actually went to school with the daughter of owner of this Jacobean mansion with Georgian features (but for the life of me I cannot remember her name!).
The building is said to have two main spirits in residence.
The first is the ghost of a woman in a heavy brocaded gown that seems to be covered in noisy trinkets or garments.
There have been numerous reports of her making a sort of ‘swishing’ sound as she approaches witnesses.
The second ghost is said to be that of a maid named Mira Turner. She died whilst serving at the house way back in 1851.
The Ghostly Carriage
A 12th Century church with 15th Century renovations seems to be the focal point of a rather shocking ghostly form of transport.
St. Elli Parish Church often enjoys a visit from a ghostly carriage that disappears into it’s treacherous bend at the church wall.
The carriage is often seen flying down the Park Howard hill before it does it’s disappearing act in the old wall.
If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Llanelli ghosts we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.