Pont-y-glyn Ghost

: Welsh Folk-lore

There is a picturesque glen between Corwen and Cerrig-y-Drudion, down

which rushes a mountain stream, and over this stream is a bridge, called

Pont-y-Glyn. On the left hand side, a few yards from the bridge, on the

Corwen side, is a yawning chasm, through which the river bounds. Here

people who have travelled by night affirm that they have seen ghosts--the

ghosts of those who have been murdered in this secluded glen.

A man who is now a bailiff near Ruthin, but at the time of the appearance

of the Ghost to him at Pont-y-Glyn was a servant at Garth Meilio--states

that one night, when he was returning home late from Corwen, he saw

before him, seated on a heap of stones, a female dressed in Welsh

costume. He wished her good night, but she returned him no answer. She,

however, got up and proceeded down the road, which she filled, so great

were her increased dimensions.

Other Spirits are said to have made their homes in the hills not far from

Pont-y-Glyn. There was the Spirit of Ystrad Fawr, a strange Ghost that

transformed himself into many things. I will give the description of

this Ghost in the words of the author of Y Gordofigion.