If there's something strange in your pub...
STAFF at a city centre bar are worried about spirits.
They say there have been some strange and spooky goings on including noises in the evening — when nobody else is around.
Dai Wakely, manager of Peppermint bar on Wind Street, Swansea, said he has been hearing a tapping noise and scratching sounds after work at about 6am on a Sunday.
He said the noises were coming from the back of the premises and in the cellar stairway.
Mr Wakely said: "My brother Darren Wakely, who worked here before I did as the general manager, used to hear a young ladies voice making a moaning noise as he was locking up the bar.
"He told us about it almost two years ago, it happened to him several times, but no one believed him of course.
"Since then several staff members have mentioned they feel like they are being watched when collecting stock in the cellar, but only when they are on their own."
So Mr Wakely decided to do some internet research to discover the truth behind these noises.
He said: "I discovered someone died at this site in the 1800s. While looking at the Welsh journals online I discovered the Mackworth Arms was the scene of the tragic death of a young woman in 1816, as reported in The Cambrian.
"The Mackworth Arms stood where Peppermint Bar does now, before it was demolished in the 1890s.
"From further research it looks like the woman who died was Frances "Fanny" Imlay (the illegitimate daughter of the British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and the half sister of author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelly)."
Mr Wakely was prompted to investigate the building's tragic history when the creepy noises became louder than ever last week — leading him to make a spooky discovery.
He said: "The reason I have wanted to check this out so badly is because last Wednesday night the noises were the loudest they have ever been, and I've just read that was the night she died.
"So I'm actually quite freaked out about this.
"Surely this cannot be coincidence?
"Having since informed my staff of this discovery, no one will go in the cellar alone."