Highland - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Abernethy

Location: Fort George - The Fort George buildings
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The entity nicknamed 'Abernethy' by the soldiers haunts the camp jail, and is reported to be quite malevolent. In the medical centre, where a soldier once hanged himself, the sounds of a creaking rope have been heard, while in the guardroom a soldier reported seeing a phantom dressed in a late nineteenth century army uniform leaning over him.


 
 


Tailless Tiger

Location: Fort William - Glen Nevis
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Two witnesses running in the area observed a three metre long cat drinking from the river. One of the women said looked like a tailless tiger with white eyes with no pupils. The creature ran off when it spotted the runners. Local papers reported the deaths of several sheep a few days after the sighting.


 
 


Edith

Location: Fort William - West Highland Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Edith MacGregor, once a curator, has been heard typing away in one of the rooms upstairs though she died back in the sixties. No typewriters can be found in the building; all have been replaced by PCs.


 
 


General Mischief

Location: Foyers - Boleskin (or Boleskine) House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid / late twentieth century
Further Comments: One time home of Aleister Crowley, his immoral influence is said to continue to lurk here, taking the form of flashing lights, shattering windows and a moving chair. It was also reported that a decapitated head could be heard rolling down a set of stairs.


 
 


Margot

Location: Garve - Former Victorian hunting lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June / July 1981
Further Comments: A worker at this former hotel reported that screaming and banging could be heard at night. The ghost of Margot was blamed, a scullery maid who was said to have perished in a fire during the nineteenth century.


 
 


Former Waitress

Location: Garve - Hotel, exact details unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former worker killed herself after being victimised by her boss. For many years after the event, bells would ring without reason throughout the building.


 
 


Old Maid

Location: Glen Duror - Achnadarroch House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This old woman, dressed in either grey, green or black, is regarded as a protector of the estate. The spook is said to move at a speed unbefitting for such an old lady.


 
 


Fachan

Location: Glen Etive - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mythical creature has set up home in Etive, though it is said to travel for miles around the area of the Glen. It is described as possessing only one leg, a single hand which protrudes from the middle of its chest, and a solitary eye in the centre of the head.


 
 


Goblin

Location: Glen Mor - Glen Gloy
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pesky little fellow his said to be half as high as the average person, and twice as vindictive to any trespassers caught on 'his' land.


 
 


Battle

Location: Glen Shiel - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of men have reportedly been observed fighting with sword and gun.


 
 


Bright Ball

Location: Glendale, Isle of Skye - Exact location not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Winter mid 1990s
Further Comments: Three men watched a bright glowing ball, between four to five feet in diameter pass a few feet over a house and descend into a field where it disappeared in a small flash of light. The following day they went to check where it had vanished, but found nothing. One witness said the ball had a white centre but glowed different colours at the edges.


 
 


Sharp Turner

Location: Glendale, Isle of Skye - Skies in the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 31 December 1998
Further Comments: Two men walking dogs along the shore at dusk spotted a bright star-like light at high altitude. One witness said that he would have passed it off as a military jet, but it made an instant 140 degree turn before disappearing into clouds.


 
 


Humped Creature

Location: Glenelg - Waters between town and Lochourn
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: August 1872
Further Comments: A party of seven people rowing across the water on the 20 August encountered a black, multi-humped creature. It was described as moving almost erratically, sometimes showing six humps, sometimes only revealing its head. The beast moved quite close to the small boat, startling one of the passengers to such an extent that she refused to make the return journey by sea, and walked the thirteen miles journey back home by moonlight over wild tracks. The creature was reported several more times during the same month by other witnesses.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Glenfinnan - Glenfinnan Inn (now Prince's House Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location sports two phantoms, both said to be harmless. The first is a grey lady who travels along the corridors before promptly vanishing, while the second is that of a highlander with a beard.


 
 


Mother Stealing Fairies

Location: Glenmoriston - Dundreggan
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The population of little people located here were constantly trying to kidnap mothers who had recently given birth, to act as nannies for their own fairy children.


 
 


Margaret

Location: Golspie - Dunrobin Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Margaret fell to her death from the castle tower, trying to escape to secretly meet her lover. She can be heard crying in the area.


 
 


Yellow Monster

Location: Golspie - Sea of Dunrobin coastline
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early 1870s
Further Comments: Several witnesses reported seeing a long necked sea monster along this coastline. It was estimated to be between twelve and fifteen metres in length, and brown and yellow in colour.


 
 


Lady of Ardvreck

Location: Inchnadamph - Ardvreck Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This woman, famed for her meddling and interfering, has found it difficult to give up her former position. It is unclear whether she is the same entity as the tall, lean ghost observed from a distance. A legend says that the construction of the castle was assisted by the Devil.


 
 


Four Metre Eel

Location: Inchnapadamph - River in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: November 2003
Further Comments: This oversized eel (or eel-like creature) was seen swimming in the river - locals have claimed the creature has been around for the last ten years or so, both here and by Loch Assynt.


 
 


King Duncan

Location: Inverness - Area outside Inverness Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: King Duncan's ghost is said to walk outside this castle, along the banks of the River Ness.


 
 


Big Angus

Location: Inverness - Castle Stuart
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 July 2002
Further Comments: A couple staying in the castle were woken up at night by their wardrobe door which open and closed by itself several times while the small lights attached to the bed rattled and shook. The castle is reportedly haunted by Big Angus, who was found dead in the courtyard - it is not known whether he jumped or was pushed from the high tower window overlooking the yard.


 
 


Foundry Worker

Location: Inverness - Eastgate Mall, Laura Ashley shop and Pizza Express restaurant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2003
Further Comments: Blown light bulbs and fuses are all blamed on the shade of a former worker on the site, as are the movements of the doors when they open and close unaided.


 
 


The Bishop's Wife

Location: Inverness - Eden Court Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Wife last seen 1980s, child in the early 20 century, other in 2002
Further Comments: Committing suicide on the site in the late nineteenth century, before the theatre was built, the ghostly figure has since developed a green, post mortem hue. The gardens are also haunted, by a little girl seen early in the twentieth century. More recently, an usher reported being yanked backwards by her shirt collar, even though she was alone.


 
 


First Nessie Sighting

Location: Inverness - River Ness
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: AD 580
Further Comments: Contrary to popular belief, it was in the River Ness and not Loch Ness that St Columba drove away a water monster which had attacked and killed a local man. When told about the attack, the Saint asked one of his followers to swim across the river to fetch a boat on the opposite bank. As the creature surfaced to eat its latest victim, St Columba made the sign of the cross and the creature fled.


 
 


Orange Lights

Location: Inverness - Skies over area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 06 January 2008
Further Comments: A witness photographs six strange orange lights as they passed over the town at night.


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