A Ghost Appearing to point out Hidden Treasures, Ghosts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Llanddeusant Wales
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Title: A Ghost Appearing to point out Hidden Treasures


There is a farm house called Clwchdyrnog in the parish of Llanddeusant, Anglesey, which was said to have been haunted by a Spirit.  It seems that no one would summon courage to speak to the Ghost, though it was seen by several parties. One night, John Hughes, a widower from Bodedern who visited the house for the purpose of obtaining a second Mrs Hughes from among the servant girls there, spoke to the Ghost.  The presence of the Spirit was indicated by a great noise in the room where Hughes and the girl were.  In great fright Hughes invoked the Spirit, and asked why he troubled the house.  “Have I done any wrong to you?” he asked, addressing the Spirit.  “No,” was the answer.  Then he asked if the girl to whom he was paying his attentions was the cause of the Spirit’s visit, and again he received the answer, “No.”  Then Hughes named individually all the inmates of the house in succession, and inquired if they were the cause of the Spirit’s visits, and again he was answered in the negative.  Then he asked why, since no one in the house had disturbed the Spirit, he came there to disturb the inmates.  To this pertinent question the Spirit answered as follows:—|“There are treasures hidden on the south side of Ffynnon Wen, which belong to, and are to be given to, the nine months old child in this house: when this is done, I will never disturb this house any more.”| The spot occupied by the treasure was minutely described by the Spirit, and Hughes promised to go to the place indicated.  The next day he went to the spot and digging into the ground, he came upon an iron chest filled with gold, silver and other valuables, and all these things he faithfully delivered up to the parents of the child to be kept by them for him until he should come of age to take possession of them himself.  This they faithfully did and the Spirit never again came to the house.


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