Highland - Paranormal Database Records

Healing Waters

Location: Loch Monar - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: First Mondays of February, May, August and November
Further Comments: If entered on certain days of the year, the waters of this Loch would heal the sick on the proviso that the Loch was entered three times at midnight and the water then sipped, before a coin was thrown in. The sick would then have to leave the site before the sun came up.


Location: Loch Morar - Water of Loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: Home of yet another Scotland lake monster, a close up eye witness described the creature to be 10 meters in length, with brown skin. Three humps broke the water, as did a snake-like head. Two fishermen reportedly had a fight with it in 1969 - one hit it with an oar, while the other let off a couple of rounds with a rifle.

Red Hand

Location: Loch Morlich - Shores of the loch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A giant warrior, Red Hand reportedly walks along the shoreline.

Isolated Cottage

Location: Loch Mullardoch - Waterline
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This cottage vanished into thin air before the witnesses could reach it - apparently the small building stood on the water's edge at the start of the twentieth century, but was submerged and lost forever as the loch's water level rose.

Drowned Woman and Stone

Location: Loch Na Naire - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Between midnight and 01:00h, on both Lammas Day (01 August) and May Day (01 May)
Further Comments: A local wise woman who possessed a magical healing stone refused to give it to a local lord. He chased her into the loch where she drowned - the stone sank and surrendered its power to the surrounding water.

A Vain Search

Location: Loch nan Dubhrachan, Isle of Skye - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1870
Further Comments: Laird MacDonald of Sleat is said to have dragged the loch in 1870, failing to locate the kelpie which he believed lived here.

World Famous Monster

Location: Loch Ness - Water and surrounding banks
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Varies
Further Comments: A creature that needs no introduction, the monster here varies in size and shape, and with countless books and websites dedicated to proving and disproving its existence, this author can offer no more information.

Child Killer

Location: Loch Oich - The Children's Pool, and general area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A local legend states that an apparently peaceful creature here once let a child climb upon its back - having done so, the monster dived to the bottom of the water, and the child was never seen again. A serpent like beast was seen in the waters during the twentieth century.

Dark Water Horse

Location: Loch Pityoulish - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature would wait until a bather submerged their head, before moving in to drown them. It was particularly fond of children, and in one attack managed to drown nine simultaneously.

Water Beast

Location: Loch Scavaig, Isle of Skye - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen as it moved towards a small boat, the crew reported that the tail of this creature thrashed about above the water, while the rest of the body remained submerged.

Three Humped Monster

Location: Loch Shiel - Waters and land around the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1880s onwards
Further Comments: With a sail running along its back, this serpentine 'Seileag' has even once been seen on land. A sailor, while transporting two old ladies across the water on an old boat, paused to take a pot-shot at it with a rifle he had at hand. In 1926 the creature was seen emerging from the water at Sandy Point.

Water Horse

Location: Loch Shin - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature was friendlier than many of the other Scottish water horses, and assisted in the construction of a local church. It may have been yellow in colour.

Lamb Eater

Location: Loch Suainaval, Isle of Lewis - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Circa 1856
Further Comments: It has been reported that lambs were thrown into this loch to feed the creature which lived within.

Lamb for Dinner

Location: Loch Suiadabhal, Isle of Skye - Waters of the loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is believed that the local people once threw lambs into the waters of the loch to prevent a monster from coming ashore. No recent sightings of the creature exist.


Location: Loch Treig - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1933
Further Comments: During the construction of the Laggan dam, some divers requested transfers after encountering something under the water. One legend says that the water horses at Treig were the fiercest in the world, and would tear anyone who strayed too close into a thousand pieces.

Killer of Dogs

Location: Loch Watton - Waters of the loch
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1923
Further Comments: Witness Colonel Trimble claimed to have watched his dog be eaten by a creature with a long neck.


Location: Lochailort - Lochailort Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1994
Further Comments: The sound of bagpipes could occasionally be heard in the inn, and a woman in a blue dress was also said to haunt the site. The inn was rebuilt after a fire in 1994, after which the hauntings fell away.

Devil's Coach Marks

Location: Lochs in Scotland (various districts) - No exact location given
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: During the winter months, when the Devil visits Scotland, the wheels on his coach leave visible marks across frozen Lochs.

Hidden Stone

Location: Lochussie - Exact location unknown
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A powerful local wise man, executed for being right too many times(!), managed to hide a holed stone somewhere in the area. He stated that it would be discovered by a person born with four thumbs, who would inherit the prophet's powers.

Humped Creature

Location: Mallaig - Sea
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late 1950s
Further Comments: The crews of two fishing boats were reported to have encountered a humped creature several metres in length moving through the water. A column of spines ran down the monster's back and it possessed a head like a tortoise with a large mouth.

Lady Fanny Sinclair

Location: Mey - Barrogill (or Barrowgill) Castle, aka Castle of Mey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Eloping from home to marry a member of the working classes, Lady Fanny's family tracked her down and brought her home - she was killed jumping out of a tower window while trying to escape again.

MacCoul Giants

Location: Munlochy - Area around the bay
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These two large warriors once lived in the bay, though now in shadow form only.

The Rag Well

Location: Munlochy - St Boniface's Well
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Rags are tied around the well to transfer ill health and bad luck away from the visitor and into the healing waters.

Handless Girl

Location: Nairn - Cawdor Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Caught by a vicious father hugging her lover, the girl had her hands severed on daddy's orders so she could never hug again.


Location: Nairn - Country lanes near Boath House, off the A96
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 01 November 2014, around 23:30h
Further Comments: Three people walking their dogs heard the faint sound of footsteps and talking. As the sounds grew nearer, they realised that the footsteps were marching and the sounds were accompanied by a drum. The three people walked, and then ran, to escape the sounds, but the sounds followed them. They stopped moving, and the marching passed them. The experience lasted for around two minutes, and no other person was seen during this time.

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