Angus - Paranormal Database Records

 
Glowing Face

Location: A92 - Road approaching Arbrouth
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A driver and her son encountered a strange woman standing on the roadside. The area was completely unlit, but the woman's head was illuminated as if it was a lantern.


 
Lost Piper

Location: Arbroath - Dickmountlaw Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Emanating from deep underneath the farmhouse, piping can be heard - a musician named Tam once hid in a nearby cave complex, found himself lost, and is still looking for a way out.


 
Grey Man

Location: Arbroath - Letham grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1940s
Further Comments: During the war, several WRENS had a dormitory in an old ballroom. They reported waking during the night to see the silvery grey figure of a man with a sunken face, deep set eyes, and wearing a large brimmed hat and high collar. He faded away at the waist. The owners were asked about the haunting, and said no one was actually in danger but advised that the ballroom was unsuitable to sleep in. The use of the room was eventually changed. The grange was also thought to be haunted by a woman in green who walked in the gardens.


 
Water Kelpie

Location: Arbroath - St Vigeans' church
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This water spirit was caught by a holy man and forced to build a church over its former home, a very deep loch. For a good many years, locals refused to enter the building, fearing it would collapse into the hidden waters under the foundations.


 
Bigfoot

Location: Arbroath - Woodland in the area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Local press reported that Charmaine Frase joined the British Bigfoot Research team having, as a child, twice encountering a tall figure in woodland. The creature was said to be seven foot (2.13 metres) with wide shoulders and no neck.


 
Coach and Six

Location: Brechin - Kinnaird Castle and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: James Carnegie, a former laird at the hall, was well versed in the black arts - this has resulted in his soul being doomed to travel in a black coach pulled by dark horses for the rest of eternity.


 
Jock Barefut

Location: Careston - Castle and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Hanged for stealing a branch from the laird's favourite tree, Jock's swinging shade is sometimes seen dangling from trees in the neighbourhood, when not running through the castle.


 
Little People

Location: Carmyllie - Carmylie Hill
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Once a popular place for pixies to frequent and dance, they have not been seen in recent years. They are said to be protecting a concealed hoard of gold.


 
Large Black Figure

Location: Carmyllie - Close to a disused sandstone quarry (area now redeveloped)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early 1980s
Further Comments: A woman walking her dog encountered a seven foot (2.13 metre) tall black figure with wide shoulders and no neck. The dog became excited; the witness screamed and fled.


 
Floating Head

Location: Dundee - Benrachett Inn (?), near the Perth Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A couple spending a night here encountered a gruesome bodiless head with matted red hair which drifted across their room. They both leapt from their bed and ran out the room, with the head giving chase, though it finally disappeared through the floor.


 
Lady Waving Handkerchief

Location: Dundee - Claypotts Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 29 May (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Appearing upset, this white woman frantically waves from a high window once every year - it is rumoured she was having an affair with the Cardinal Beaton.


 
The Girl

Location: Dundee - Coffin Mill (currently private flats)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A connecting bridge which spans two sections of the former mill is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a girl who crosses it every night. One story says that she was thrown off the bridge after she informed her manager that she was pregnant.


 
Footsteps

Location: Dundee - HMS Unicorn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Even though the ship never witnessed battle, there are stories of phantom footsteps being on board. The Paranormal Discovery team also report small objects have been thrown at investigators by unseen hands.


 
Old Lady in Blue

Location: Dundee - Small flat along Morgan Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: This aged figure was seen and heard walking along a corridor in the flat - a few days later the occupiers were scared away by another (?) entity, as it tried to tear down a wall within the building.


 
Charles Bonner

Location: Dundee - The Discovery
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Bonner fell to his death from the crow's nest when the ship was sailing on the other side of the world, though his presence is still felt on the deck where his body landed.


 
Creaking

Location: Dundee - Wellgate Shopping Centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: The strange sounds which echo around the shopping centre at night are said by some to be created by a female ghost who haunts the area. Sceptics argue that the sounds are the natural process of the building settling.


 
Hairy Man

Location: Dundee - A92, approaching Tay Road Bridge
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: A driver reported in the local press that he had encountered a tall (around 2.7 metres) dark figure in woodland as he drove past.


 
Wailing

Location: Dundee - Bell Street Car Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The car park was built on the site of an old cemetery - one suspects that is may be the cause of the wails and sobs that are occasionally heard here.


 
Troops Checking their Dead

Location: Dunnichen - Battlefield of Nechtanesmere
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 1950
Further Comments: A woman walking home one night saw men dressed in old clothing moving around the area, searching the corpses which lay at their feet.


 
Lady Lindsay

Location: Edzell - Edzell Castle (ruins)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Lindsay fell into a coma but was thought dead - she awoke in the church as the parish sexton tried to cut off her finger to steal a ring. He fled the church, leaving a cold and weak Lindsay who tried to walk back home to the castle but failed - she died just outside the door. Her shade has been reported at the castle, the church, and in-between, and is said to smell of death.


 
Lady in Green

Location: Ethie Maines - Ethie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A mistress of Cardinal Beaton, both her and her lover can also be heard moving around the castle. The sobs of young children have been reported, as have eerily dragging sounds.


 
Guardian Beast

Location: Fern - Castle of Vayne (ruins)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Protecting a wealth of gold and jewels, this monster tends to remain hidden unless threatened by treasure hunters. Nearby, in a rock comprised of sandstone, there is said to be the imprint of a kelpie's hoof, and the demon horse itself is said to live in a nearby pool.


 
Murdered Labourer

Location: Fettercairn - House next to the village inn (both are no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Eighteenth century?
Further Comments: A house in the village was haunted by the ghost of a builder who was killed during a fight with a work colleague, and the corpse concealed under the base of the building's staircase. The haunting stopped after the murderer confessed fifty years after the crime, and the hidden body removed and given a decent burial.


 
Man Warming his hands and Feet

Location: Fettercairn - Small cottage, situated next to the old gardens of the Big House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1999 - 2001 (and other dates)
Further Comments: This witness, who lived in the building, reporting coming downstairs one night into the lounge area and seeing the figure of a man warming his hands and feet, sitting by the fire in the dark. The entity appeared to be wearing gamekeepers or gardeners clothing. Although the witness could not physically move, he reported an amazing feeling of peace. Finally, the observer made a dive for the light switch, and when the room was illuminated, the ghostly figure disappeared.


 
Poor Thief

Location: Finavon - Finavon Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Caught breaking into the castle grounds to steal food and firewood, this man was hanged and left as a warning for anyone else who would try the same crime. There is also a local rhyme that states when the castle is reduced to dust, the world will end...


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