Moray - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Post Girl

Location: Bridge of Avon - Ballindalloch Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Seen outside the castle, this woman carries a letter addressed to her lover that will never be delivered. Inside, the building is haunted by two female ghosts (each in different locations) and a former male owner who walks towards his wine cellar.


 
 


Miller and Wife

Location: Cabrach - Former mill near the town converted into a house named 'Milltown', close to Cabrach parish Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After the death of the miller, the sounds of footsteps and dragging could be heard coming from the empty mill. When the building was converted, locals hoped that the haunting would stop, but it was not the case. The miller's wife has also been seen at least once, standing outside the building.


 
 


Hanging Man

Location: Cromdale - Cromdale Church
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 09 October 1976
Further Comments: A photograph taken of the tree appears to show a white figure hanging from it. The tree was said to have been used to hang criminals and rebels.


 
 


Earl of Seafield

Location: Cullen - Cullen House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: After accidentally killing a close friend, the Earl was so upset that he took his own life - but even this radical measure failed to end his distress, and so he remains earthbound.


 
 


Whipped Woman

Location: Cullen - Seafield Arms Hotel and surrounding roads
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom female reputed to haunt this site was whipped to death by her husband four hundred years ago. Her ghost is said to be bloodied and confused.


 
 


Two Horses

Location: Dufftown - Balvenie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: As well as the phantom horses, the ruined building is also home to a phantom white lady.


 
 


Empty Train

Location: Dunphail - Site of old railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost train is said to follow the route where the tracks once lay, and even though the vehicle's lights are all switched on, no-one can be seen inside.


 
 


Patrick Sellar

Location: Elgin - Elgin Cathedral
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Sellar is buried at the cathedral, and is still thought to haunt the area.


 
 


Bagpiper

Location: Elgin - Red Lion Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This phantom piper has been heard playing his music on the second floor.


 
 


Caped Gentleman

Location: Elgin - Safeway Supermarket
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1993
Further Comments: Dressed in dark clothing, this tall figure is only seen during the early hours of the morning, though his laughter can be heard coming from the store's empty corners at any time of the day or night.


 
 


Bonnie Prince Charlie

Location: Elgin - Thunderton House Public House (former Royal lodging house)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: The Bonnie Prince stayed at this former hunting lodge for a week prior to the battle of Culloden as he recovered from an illness. His ghost has been reported within the walls of the building. Poltergeist behaviour has also been observed in the bar area and the cellar - one member of staff watched as an invisible hand swept the evening's takings from the counting table onto the floor.


 
 


Moving Shadows

Location: Elgin - York Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather dependent: said to become more active on stormy nights
Further Comments: Seen darting around the tower after dark, no one really wants to investigate these dark shapes any further. Screeching and laughter have also been reported.


 
 


Drinkers

Location: Findhorn - Royal Findhorn Yacht Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2009
Further Comments: Barman Ray Shepherd-Smith served two elderly men drinks after they claimed to be life members. After ringing up their drinks, Ray returned to see the men but they had vanished. CCTV footage showed no one entering or leaving the bar at the time of the encounter. The club is also said to be haunted by founder James Chadwick.


 
 


Brodie of Brodie

Location: Forres - Brodie Castle
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 September 1889
Further Comments: The night that Grandfather Brodie died in Switzerland, the sounds of moaning and loud moving noises could be heard coming from his locked office in the castle.


 
 


Five Floating Heads

Location: Forres - Dunphail Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These heads belong to a small party who tried to break in and feed the starving besieged defenders of the castle; they were discovered and decapitated by their enemies.


 
 


Slinky Cat

Location: Forres - Fields near Dalvey House
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 25 January 2009
Further Comments: While feeding their horses, two women spotted a long tailed black cat emerge out of nearby woodland. Several of the horses fled across the field, and when the women approached the black feline, it ran off.


 
 


Alexander MacAllister

Location: Glenlivet - Altnachoylachan Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 03 October (reoccurring)
Further Comments: The site of a battle in 1594 between the troops of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly and Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll, is haunted by the headless ghost of MacAllister riding on horseback - he fought briefly, although was decapitated by the first cannon shot.


 
 


Pony Sized Dog

Location: Grantown - A939, normally around the Glenlivet forest area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This strange hound stands as tall as a pony, has green tinted fur, and either has a very small head or none at all.


 
 


Barbara

Location: Grantown-on-Spey - Castle Grant
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: In a protest about her arranged marriage, Barbara starved herself to death in a room in the tower; she is still seen glazing out of the window, sometimes washing her hands in a basin floating in front of her. A ghostly piper also patrols the lands outside the castle.


 
 


Hound

Location: Knockandhu - B9008 road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early to mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This dark dog is said to be extremely unlucky for all those who see it, for the creature's temper is reportedly quite heinous.


 
 


Tied Figure

Location: Lossiemouth - Unidentified manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely to be pre-twentieth century
Further Comments: A manor house in Lossiemouth was said to be haunted by a woman draped in white with a heavily scarred throat and her hands tied in chains behind her back. The figure was said to appear every night, and as a result of the stories, the site remained empty for years before being sold at a highly discounted price.


 
 


Scraping

Location: Ordiequish - Elf House, area within Slorach's Wood
Type: Other
Date / Time: 29 April 2004, daytime
Further Comments: Walking along the track which runs by the stream, this witness heard scraping, splashing, rustling and other strange noises from within a cave. The sounds faded away.


 
 


Merman

Location: Portgordon - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 15 August 1814
Further Comments: This figure normally warned of ill fortune at sea - if the crew of a fishing vessel spotted him, they would return to port for the day. Two fishermen spotted two of the creatures in 1814 - one they described as black in colour, with curly hair and long arms, while the other was female with long hair.


 
 


Grant

Location: Rothes - Glen Grant House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Grant's ghost was widely believed to have found it difficult letting go of his former residence.


 
 


Unknown Horror

Location: Tomintoul - 'Greenmire', area between village and Ballindalloch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1864
Further Comments: The Greenmire always had an evil reputation, but after a teenage girl travelling home through the area encountered something so terrible she died a few days later, people refused to go near the place after dusk. Horses are said to react badly to the area.


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