Editor’s Note: stone throwing is associated both with solitary fairies and poltergeists.
About the year 1758, at the house of a certain farmer, in the Parish of Llanllechyd, there was a great disturbance from an evil Spirit, casting stones into and about the house, beating and wounding the people. The stones were of different sizes up to 27 pound weight. Some Clergymen, from Bangor, came there to to read prayers, and they did their best with a good design, but they were also beaten and obliged to go away. Reading prayers was too weak a means to drive an enraged evil Spirit away. There was a necessity of some persons of a strong faith, who had the spirit and gift of prayer in some great measure. Most of the stones were river stones, taken out of the river which runs hard by. The disturbance was so great that the family was obliged to remove from thence. The person who related the story to the Rev. Mr. R. F. told him, he was struck with a stone of about five pound weight, as he thought. Jones* Caernavonshire