Welsh UFO sightings from 1844. For sightings from other years please click HERE.
Llawrglyn, Tref Eglwys
The residents of Gwernau farm were being terrorised by a ghost that managed to rack up some £10 worth of destruction in 1844. Plates rattled n the shelves, all the bread was ground to powder, and 'the servant girl's clothes were seen dropping from her person as if by magic.' Preachers and conjurers tried to rid the house of the spirit, to no avail, until finally the servant girl left and seemingly took it with her: she stated that a mouse went before her and laughed like a human.
The North Wales Chronicle (27/02/1844) felt the girl was likely guilty, and also recommended that funds being raised by the Wesleyan Church should be spent in the area to help enlighten its inhabitants...
St Woolos Churchyard, Newport
The Monmouthshire Merlin (30/03/1844) reported that somebody had been dressing up 'in a hideous mask and female's apparel' and trying to scare people in St. Woolos Cemetary. The paper noted with hope that he was bound to soon be apprehended, and hoped he received a 'stout cudgelling' into the bargain!