A4076 Road Ghost
The following story of a ‘Road Ghost’ on the A4076 at Steynton appeared on Wales Online, 7 August 2011. Written by Robin Turner, it is entitled ‘ Paranormal experts investigate reports of ghostly figure appearing at Pembrokeshire crossroads’.
PARANORMAL investigators are looking into reports of a haunted crossroads and phantom crash victim spooking drivers on a lonely Welsh road.
A number of worried motorists who believe they have hit a woman on the rural A4076, near Haverfordwest, have left their cars to find no-one injured, and no trace of anyone who may have been in the roadway.
Around half a dozen confused drivers have contacted paranormal investigation group Pembrokeshire Beyond after encountering the mystery figure between the Pembrokeshire villages of Johnston and Steynton. But one of the group’s investigators, Shaun Sables, says he believed many more motorists may have come across the ghostly road casualty and
“We have had around six people contacting us with the same story in the past year or so,” he told Wales on Sunday.
“It’s something we really need to investigate. They all report getting a glimpse of a woman in the corner of their eye as they approach the crossroads.
Then they are convinced they have hit somebody or something, they get out of their cars but find nothing.”
Andy Chandler, another of the Pembrokeshire Beyond team received one of the reports earlier this year.
He said: “This story takes place between Johnston and Steynton in a dip in the road before the road rises up to the crossroads near The Horse And Jockey pub.
“A car full of X Factor fans on the way back from a concert crossed the small bridge at the foot of the hill.
“Suddenly the driver slammed the brakes on because she was sure she’d hit a young female with her car.
“Two of the of the four passengers were awake and also reported seeing the young female and feeling the car jolt as if impacted by something or someone.
“The driver left the vehicle to search for the poor unfortunate she thought she’d hit but was unable to locate her.
“Puzzled she began searching the vehicle for signs of damage… not a scratch, even though two occupants of the vehicle felt the impact and saw the shape of a female hit the car and bounce off into the night. Did she hit a ghost? Was it the last moments of someone’s life being replayed across time?” Mr Sables said the Pembrokeshire Beyond team planned to carry out an investigation at the spot.
He said: “It’s hard to say what could be happening but a lot of people have reported the feeling that they have hit a pedestrian and that the pedestrian is a woman. It definitely needs to be looked into.”
On 19th August this further article appeared in the Western Telegraph entitled ‘Yet another spooky encounter reported along haunted road’. A Milford Haven taxi driver was left spooked last week after an encounter on the same stretch of road where a phantom crash victim has reportedly been worrying motorists.
Steven Davies was returning to Milford Haven from a taxi run just after 11.30pm last Wednesday night when the figure, dressed in black 18th century costume with a white head scarf, ran in front of him on the, forcing him to slam on his brakes.
Mr Davies, a driver for Kitty Cabs, said: “My headlights were on full beam and this figure just appeared on the white road line and ran straight across me down towards the farm lane.’ Paranormal investigators Pembrokeshire Beyond have opened a case file on the stretch of road after receiving a number of reports from worried motorists.
Mr Davies said he was left startled by the experience and was unaware of the recent publicity surrounding the reported paranormal sightings until he shared his experience with colleagues and family members .