A church haunted by the bloodthirsty Black Hound’s ghost has been ransacked as a house.
House-hunting horror fans had a bidding war at auction for a chapel made of stone next to a cemetery in Cwmbran, South Wales.
It was once surrounded by woodland when it was built in the 17th century, but it is now “unusually perched” in the middle of a modern estate.
But despite the surrounding development, legend says it is still haunted by a baying hound.
A former minister claimed to have heard a blood-soaked scream from his Bible before being struck between his eyes.
It is now believed to be haunted by the “Black Hound of the Underworld”.
The mythical creature is said to have burst into flames and disappeared—leaving the clergyman with a garish beard.
The chapel went under the hammer with a guide price of £43,000 – but was sold for £10,000 more after 14 bids from three bidders.
Debra Bisley of Paul Fosch Auctions said: “I don’t know about the mysterious Black Hound and the Minister’s Beard, but the chapel and cemetery are certainly unusually steep as it is in the middle of a modern estate.
“Converted sympathetically, it could make a lovely home or be an unusual Airbnb property.
“There will be no fuss or noise from the nearest neighbours.
“Separate chapel of stone construction under a pitch-tiled roof, believed to be of the 17th century.
“It is understood that is not listed and is planning conversion to residential uses.
“The site also provides the potential for the construction of off-road parking.”