Shadowed through the woods and other strange accounts Pembrokeshire

A young man using Clay lanes one night to go jogging said that while running he thought he heard an animal running next to him in the hedge. He said that such things did not normally concern him but as he ran he realized that this animal was not only quite large due to the noise it was making but also it was very near him and deliberately keeping up the pace with him. The gentleman decided to sprint the last stretch and up to the comforting light of Merlins Bridge and when he reached St marks school and looked behind him he saw peering back at him from the darkness a pair of large golden eyes. The eyes blinked and vanished. Was this just a curious indigenous creature or had the man’s jogging in the night disturbed a very strange entity? Also on the same road as the shadowing creature, what interested me was the arm description, although clearly reported as a "ghost" the arms were swinging as it walked“ ..... We have visited Pembrokeshire many times over the years. Pembrokeshire is one of our favourite destinations and we have family in Saundersfoot whom we stay with. I am very familiar with the the area but I had not visited Haverford west castle. My wife and two daughters enjoyed our trip to Haverfordwest very much and we took the road (Clay lane) out of Haverford west to get to the Pembroke Road to continue our trip. It was not late at all, maybe 8 p.m. It was on the road that we travelled up a steep hill and down onto a country road. On our right was a field with what appeared to be a ruined church which upon research was was an old house (Haroldstone house). I was tempted to get out and grab a picture of the ruin when my Wife shouted to slow down and in the road was the figure of a person. I stopped and my wife and two children watched a blurry figure walk from the middle of the road and disappear into a gap into the hedge (left to the right). The figure was very tall and was definitely in front of us. There was no discernible features just the blurry outline of a very tall figure (Over 6 foot maybe taller). You could see the arms swinging as it walked. It was not dirt on the windscreen or shadows cast by the trees or an ordinary person just crossing the road. There was an actual shadowy object crossing the road. It was very unsettling and my children particularly the youngest was very upset by the sighting. I am not one for the paranormal but to see something like this in the daylight with my family has obviously opened my mind to such things. I am ashamed to admit that I did not get out of the car to see where it had gone and the incident happened so quickly that I did not get a photograph.A little further along clay lane is an account:The Paranormal Chronicles website, headed up by investigator Gavin Davies, has received three reports this month from motorists claiming to have seen a ghost running across a well used A4076 which connects Milford Haven to Haverfordwest.“The road, which runs through Johnston has been a hive of strange encounters that now contends Clay Lane as the most haunted road in Pembrokeshire,” said Mr Davies. The first report of strange activity came from two ladies who were travelling towardsHaverfordwest on February 5 at approximately 7.30pm.The driver said they were heading towards Dredgemans Hill when a dark shadow ran in front of the car.“The lady described the figure as a shadowy, human shape with long arms and legs,” said Mr Davies.“She said that it was so sudden and she was so shocked that she slammed on the brakes thinking she was going to run over a person. But then she said the shadowy shape vanished.“She believes that the figure had not made it to the other side of the road and was a 'blink and miss it' experience. Mr Davies said four days later two women were travelling to work in Haverfordwest from Milford when they had a similar experience.“This time this was outside of Steynton, Milford haven, just after 6am. Both ladies wish to remain anonymous due to their profession, claim that after the traffic lights and past a well known pub in the area that they saw a tall shadowy figure on the right hand side of the road as you travel to Haverfordwest.“They said it is not uncommon to see people on the side of the road as there are many workers up at that time of day waiting for lifts and they took no further notice other than how tall the figure was. As they continued their drive they claim the tall figure 'darted' across the road at astonishing speed and disappeared into the road. The driver 'slammed on her breaks' expecting to have hit someone or something. The passenger left the car and there was no evidence of an accident or of a person or animal on the road or near the car.“Their colleague casually told them that it was a common occurrence and a well known paranormal hot spot and others had seen a strange figure at that spot."The women have informed us that since the event they have not witnessed any further activity but are very mindful on their morning journey that there is something not quite right with that part of the road."Luke Mayhew was driving the area on the evening of Wednesday, February 11, when he had his own experience on the same part of the road as seen by the morning workers.He said: “I’m 100% certain I saw what I believe was a ghost or apparition driving home from Milford on the Steynton road I saw it run right in front of me from one side of the road to another I had to slam on my breaks!"All the years I lived in Milford and I have never seen anything until last night!! I saw it as clear as day!”Mr Davies said the road has witnessed some terrible and tragic accidents over the years. “Local drivers are witnessing chilling and disturbing hauntings replayed in the darkness.“Perhaps it is merely reflections of light or a hoax played out by a daring and suicidal prankster. It has certainly a very spooky story and has really captured the imagination in the county of Pembrokeshire. It’s an paranormal epidemic.”Clay Lanes certainly has some strange goings on.