Fife - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Kirkcaldy - Kinswood Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: When a private house, this building was haunted by a white woman in a beautiful flowing dress. There was also reports of a phantom goose, which would peck at the young girl who lived there.

Dead Norrie

Location: Largo - Norrie's Cairn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghost once appeared in the area and demanded that no cockerel should be allowed to crow nor should a horn be blown, and in return for peace and quiet, the phantom told the local shepherds the location of a hidden gold mine. One man by the name of Norrie unfortunately forgot the instructions and blew his horn - the ghost appeared and poor Norrie dropped dead on the spot. Norrie's body proved impossible to move, so his friends constructed the cairn over him. Another legend says that the hill is so rich in gold, if any sheep lay on it, they shall turn yellow.

Silver Knight

Location: Leng - Exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This armoured figure haunted the area for years - when the land was examined, several aging pieces of chain mail were discovered.

Sir Andrew Bruce

Location: Leuchars - Earlshall Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A veteran of the Battle of Flodden, Bruce was renowned for his ruthlessness in hunting down Covenanters, and it may be because of this attitude that he now remains earthbound at the castle. The other shade here is named as a servant woman.


Location: Logie (near Craigsanquhar) - Airdir Farm
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This ghost is said to be a witch, who evaded capture by transforming herself into a hare.

Petrified Witch

Location: Lomond Hills - Carlin Maggie
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This large column of rock is reportedly Maggie the Witch, who failed the Devil on so many occasions he finally hit her with lightning and turned her to stone.

Beast of Balbirnie

Location: Markinch - Woods in the area
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2005
Further Comments: Over thirty sightings of a large cat were made in Fife over a twelve month period. Several animal carcasses were found torn to pieces and a ten centimetre long cat footprint was found in soft earth.

Green Jeannie

Location: Milton of Balgonie - Balgonie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This florescent shade drifts through the older parts of the building, always after dusk. A soldier with a musket has been reported in the courtyard.

Laird Beardie

Location: Moonzie, Fife - Lordscairnie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 31 December, Midnight (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Beardie played cards against the Devil and lost - the fateful game is now replayed once a year, though it is warned that anyone watching the game will also travel to hell with the Laird at the end of the match.


Location: Newburgh - MacDuff's Cross
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The cross was once a place where criminals could claim sanctuary, providing they could prove kinship with the Earl of Fife. The haunting screams belong to those who failed to convince others of their relationship with the laird.


Location: Pittenweem - Tolbooth Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June 2013
Further Comments: While investigating the tower, both Gregor Stewart and his son left after feeling unwell. When they played back their audio recording of the hunt, whispering could be heard around the time they departed.

Anne Erskine

Location: Saint Monance - Kellie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: Anne is still seen around the area where she plummeted to her death. Another ghost, Professor James Lorimer, sits in a castle corridor - he restored the building from a ruin in the late nineteenth century.

Charles Manford

Location: St Andrews - Byre Theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Though never seen, the non-threatening presence of the former owner is often felt or heard, and is considered reassuring. The ghost moved with the theatre after it was pulled down in 1970, and relocated under half a kilometre down the road.

Archbishop Hamilton

Location: St Andrews - Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A supporter of Mary Queen of Scots, Hamilton was arrested and hanged. His shade returned to this castle (though he was neither caught nor executed here).

White Woman

Location: St Andrews - Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pale, lost shade could belong to one of the mummified bodies that were removed from a nearby tower in the mid nineteenth century. A monk has been seen on the staircase, offering to help anyone struggling to ascend the tower.

Bodach Glas

Location: St Andrews - St Andrews' Golf Course
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death
Further Comments: A nobleman playing golf on the course stopped midgame, claiming to have seen the Bodach Glas, or grey haired man, which warned of impending death in his family. He died later that night.


Location: St Andrews Bay - West Sands Road, and general area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy weather
Further Comments: This spectral coach and four is seen passing through the area, vanishing in a puff of blue smoke and leaving only the reek of sulphur.


Location: Strathmiglo - Strathmiglo Castle
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This invisible entity lived in the castle and was only detectible when it stole food from the pantry.

Tall Green Lady

Location: Wemyss - Wemyss Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One of the most popular Scottish ghosts, that of the Green Lady, haunts this ancient building.

Sea Horse

Location: West Wemyss - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 1939
Further Comments: A six metre long monster with the head and mane of a horse and large eyes was spotted by a team of fishermen.

Glowing Train with Red Lights

Location: Wormit - Tay Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 28 December (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The badly designed Tay Bridge collapsed in 1873, a passenger train crashing down with the faulty structure into the cold waters of the Firth of Tay below. The scene is reenacted on the anniversary of the crash.

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