Welsh UFO sightings from 1836. For sightings from other years please click HERE.
An unnamed young woman was being haunted by the ghost of her boyfriend who died in the Merthyr Riots. This ghost visited her regularly and supposedly carried her off under witness' noses, taking her to Merthyr and back (some seven miles) in quarter of an hour. The Merthyr Guardian (20/02/1836) lamented that inspite of the enlightenment of the age 'a great majority of the working people believe this absurd history!'
Tuesday 18th October 1836, night
Church Street, Monmouth
Residents were woken by screams for help - they found the butcher's wife, along with her daughter and maid, huddled together in terror. They had heard a rapping sound, following by the door latch lifting and in walking 'as real a ghost as ever was seen.' The Monmouthshire Merlin (22/10/1836) gave the story as much credence as any modern newspaper, but the witness herself refused to back down.