Mount Plynlimon

An eerie photograph has emerged of a ghostly figure hovering over a river in Mid Wales at Hafod Estate - thought by locals to resemble one of the water spirits from an old Welsh legend, the ‘Three Sisters of Plynlimon’.

The chilling shot, which appears to reveal a dark-haired woman in a white dress, has caused quite a stir in the area.

Captured on the River Ystwyth, some believe that the figure resembles a water spirit from the local myth, in which three sisters journeyed from a Mid Wales mountain to the sea, creating the River Ystwyth, Wye and Severn in their paths.

Nearby residents are speculating whether this apparition could’ve indeed been the water spirit of the River Ystwyth.

Dave Newnham, the Estate Manager who has worked at Hafod Estate for ten years, photographed the spirit-like figure on the River Ystwyth when he was checking the footpaths before heading home for the evening.

Mr Newnham said, “I saw a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye and spotted a woman standing in the river near Dologau Bridge.

“I shouted out to her as it was a cold night and I thought she might be in trouble, but it wasn’t long before I realised she wasn’t a person at all.”

Mr Newnham managed to catch a photo of the woman before he said she seemed to disappear and merge into the river.

Just like Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster and America’s Bigfoot legends, the ghostly sighting has raised questions as to whether Wales has discovered its own “monster or myth” legend.