The Ghost of Gladstone Villa.

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What you’re about to read is a genuine case, this really did actually happen to me and my family many years ago in Wales (UK) .

My family and I grew up a large property called Gladstone villa in the former mining town of Bargoed in the Caerphilly county borough of the South Wales valleys.

We experienced a lot of phenomena that simply defied any rational explanation.

We heard footsteps that would be heard in the bedroom when we would all be downstairs watching television, one of us would turn the volume down to hear the footsteps more clearly.

We also had some minor poltergeist activity, lights would go off and on, I saw with my own eyes electrical cables being pulled by unseen forces and my grandfather said he had a glass bottle thrown towards him as he entered the main bedroom, just missing him !

There was even the occasional sighting , but this was very rare indeed, so rare that In all the years I was at Gladstone Villa I never saw any manifestations or apparitions but my mother saw it on three separate occasions.

One evening my mother said she saw the full solid figure of a monk standing behind the sofa, she described it to us in detail, with typical brown habit, complete with hood over the head so she didn’t see his face.

Local police were involved as well as a priest who blessed the property and a medium who confirmed it was an earthbound spirit.

A family friend was very skeptical when she was told that Gladstone villa was haunted, saying it was the vibration from the traffic outside causing it , but her opinion was soon to change when she finally experienced it for herself.

We left Gladstone villa in the Summer of 1978 when two local business men bought the property and it was eventually converted in to a small hotel sometime in the 1980’s.

I did some research in the the history of my childhood home and I found out some interesting things indeed.

I found out that Gladstone villa was named after the former liberal prime minister William Gladstone and it dates back the the early 1900’s.

I also learned that there was a monastery close by and a priest hide is said to be at an old listed building , dating back to the 16th century, so this explains the monk my mother saw.

What I have said here is true , I wouldn’t share this if I couldn’t possibly back it up and I challenge any skeptic to stay there a while, I can assure them that they will most certainly indeed question their belief system, of that I have no doubt that they will come out believers. !!

Andrew Dexter

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Katie Gupwell

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