Highland - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Old Hag

Location: Cromarty - Nearby moorland and wooded areas
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A number of shades have been reported here; armoured knights, old hags, and other figures which run through the trees laughing and screaming. There is also a story about a beautiful woman who tries to lure men into swampland to drown.


 
 


Smoky Rabbit

Location: Cromarty - Old castle (no longer standing, replaced by Cromarty House)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1770s
Further Comments: A number of strange shades frequented the castle, including a rabbit that would turn into smoke, a small pixie-like bearded man, and heavy pacing.


 
 


Backwards Gravity

Location: Croy Brae - Hill along the A719
Type: Other
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: More of an optical illusion, really. The environment surrounding the hill creates the illusion that the hill is really going up, rather than down, which confuses passing tourists and visitors to the area.


 
 


MacRaing

Location: Cullin Hills, Isle of Skye - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A murdering robber, MacRaing killed his own son after the lad threatened to turn him over to the law. His ghost now roams the mountain range.


 
 


Bonnie Prince Charlie

Location: Culloden - Culloden House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This shade is said to haunt the hotel, though much of the original building has been replaced.


 
 


Highlander

Location: Culloden - Site of battleground
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Horses heard 2006
Further Comments: The single, solitary highlander seen walking on the site is thought to be one of the many killed by English soldiers on 16 April 1746. He has also been observed lying on top of a burial mound. Sorche Nic Leodhas writes that one person has seen the entire battle re-fought, 150 years after the actual event, while in 2006 a family heard horse's hooves but could see nothing.


 
 


Piper

Location: Culrain - Carbisdale Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Though only a hundred years old, the castle is said to be haunted by a traditional piper and a lady in white, the latter named as Duchess Blair.


 
 


Game of Shinty

Location: Dalarossie, Inverness - Land near the local church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 December, when it falls on a Sunday (reoccurring)
Further Comments: These people, during life, made the mistake of playing sports when Christmas day fell on a Sabbath. Now they all return from the grave for a quick game once a year.


 
 


Bleeding Witch

Location: Dalarossie, Inverness - Road towards churchyard
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two witnesses reported seeing the shade of an old witch running away from several hunting hounds - this relates to a local legend, in which the old hag tries (unsuccessfully) to murder a huntsman.


 
 


Whispering

Location: Dingwall - Area around Braham Rock
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: If one listens carefully, the sound of someone breathing heavily can be heard here. Occasionally the sounds change into whispers and groans.


 
 


Gibbering

Location: Dingwall - Braham Estate
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Strange sounds have been reported coming from this estate, a mixture of laughing, moaning and inane chattering.


 
 


Two Little Girls

Location: Dingwall - Tulloch Castle Hotel, Room 8
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Jan 2004
Further Comments: A guest staying the night in this room reported feeling the two adolescent girls sitting on his chest as he lay in bed, as if trying to suffocate him. Previous guests in the room have reported a figure sitting at the end of their bed, door handles rattling, and other strange disturbances. The castle is also known for its Green Lady, who died after falling down a spiral staircase after witnessing her father's adultery.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Dores - Aldourie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about this off-white spook that reportedly drifts around the strong house.


 
 


Screaming White Lady

Location: Dornoch - Skibo Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sad spirit is said to have been murdered in the 1600's by a servant. The white lady now drifts through the castle corridors, wailing and screaming.


 
 


Janet Horne

Location: Dornoch - The Witch Stone, located near the golf course
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of the last witches to be executed in Scotland, the ghost of the old lady is still seen near the spot where she was burnt to death.


 
 


Treasure Guardians

Location: Duncansby Head - Cave system off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A team of mermaids and mermen are reported to guard a hidden cave full of treasure.


 
 


Captured Fisherman

Location: Dunnet Bay - Underwater sea cave
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A good looking fisherman once caught the eye of a mermaid who fell in love with him - she kidnapped the fellow and held him in a secret cave under the sea, where he remains to this day...


 
 


Long Serpent

Location: Dunrobin - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1873
Further Comments: Observed a number of times around this period, this creature would remain visible for long periods of time.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Duntulm, Isle of Skye - Duntulm Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A total of six entities are reported to haunt these ruins; the screams of a starving prisoner (walled up in the tower), a weeping nun, three drunkards, and the cries of a nursemaid holding a dead child (that she accidentally dropped from the battlements).


 
 


Music

Location: Durness - Fraisgell's Cave - Loch Eribol
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Created by fairies, this music emerges from the cave and floats across the waters of Loch Eribol.


 
 


Old Man

Location: Durness - Rectory
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The preacher who lived here was too scared to answer the phantom knocking at the door, as he knew whatever was there would bring bad luck. He tricked another local holy man into coming to the rectory and answering the door for him; the unlucky visitor later died of shock.


 
 


Donald

Location: Durness - Smoo Caves
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After selling his soul to the Devil, Donald gained access to powerful magics and cast no shadow in the midday sun. He turned on his dark master in the caverns here, the Devil losing the fight and creating the large holes in the roof of the cave as he fled the wizard.


 
 


Fairy Abduction

Location: Evanton - Balconie House
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lady of the house was taken away by a strange man dressed in green, who appeared from nowhere. A few years later a witness reported seeing her chained at the bottom of a local cavern, though no one was able to climb down and release her. The house also may be haunted - one story told was of a group of fishermen who fled the house one night after encountering a ghost.


 
 


Polish Gentleman

Location: Fearn - Area between Fearn and Nigg, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After he died, the noble from Poland left a great deal of money to friends and relatives, but the hidden funds could not be found. Though his shade was seen shortly after death, no one has had to courage to face the ghost and ask where his treasure is concealed.


 
 


Crawling Woman

Location: Fort Augustus - Ardachie Lodge (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This ghost could be heard knocking on the walls at night, and when it materialised, took the form of a grey haired lady crawling around the room on all fours. The family which had moved in left after twelve days, and the building demolished ten years later.


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