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Saturday, 17 November, 2001, 14:06 GMT
Welsh roads in haunted list
Spectral women have been spotted on Welsh roads
Spectral women have been spotted on Welsh roads
Two roads in Wales have been listed in a magazine survey of the UK's top 10 haunted highways.

At Llangennith in the Gower, south Wales, a phantom woman dressed completely in white has been spotted on the main street.


It's clear that some ghostly sightings are being seen over and over again

Bob Rickard, Fortean Times editor
Readers of the Fortean Times have also reported seeing another spectral white lady in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The report was compiled after over 2,500 people contacted the magazine about ghostly roadside sightings over the last two years.

The sheer number of reports prompted the journalists to produce a league table of roads across Britain.

'Inundated'

"We've been inundated with reports of sightings on Britain's roads in the last couple of years, and it's clear that some ghostly sightings are being seen over and over again," said Fortean Times editor Bob Rickard.

"Is this our subconscious playing tricks on us, or do we share our environment with ghosts of the dead and various elemental spirits?"

The UK's most haunted road is listed as the A23 between London and Brighton, where ghostly figures include a small girl with no hands or feet, a figure in a white trench coat and a figure in cricketer's clothing.

Elsewhere, a six-foot tall monk has been spotted near Gloucestershire, while phantom vehicles have been seen on the M6 near Birmingham, and phantom hitchhikers have been sighted between Nunney and Frome in Somerset.

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