Loch Awe - Rocky outcrop
Pre twentieth century
A shepherd spotted a cave that he did not recognise and poked his head in to take a better look. Weapons and large chests filled the cave. The shepherd was momentarily distracted by his sheep and briefly looked away. When he turned back, the cave entrance had gone.
An old postcard showing Loch Awe.
Loch Awe - Waters of the Loch
Sixteenth century onwards
The loch is another large body of water in Scotland that is said to contain a large beastie, this time reputed to resemble a twelve legged eel. The creature is said to come ashore during winter. Another version of the story says the creature resembles a large bull.
Loch Craignish - Area near Barbreck (or Barbeck) House
Thought to be a member of the Clan Campbell, whose family graveyard is nearby, this pale young woman sits on a rock overlooking the Loch. She vanishes if approached.
Loch Eck - Coylet Inn
This young lad froze to death outside of the inn, and now leaves wet footprints on the floor as he walks through the building. The story was reported in the press in January 2018 when a hen party photograph was published which (debatably) showed the face of a young boy peeping from behind a small pile of wood.
Loch Etive - Highland Hotel
Two women sharing a room reported an entity that appeared and tried to strangle them.
Loch Fyne - Waters near Inveraray
Appears to mark the death of a senior Campbell clan member, last seen 1913
This large phantom ship appears in the Loch, though its route takes the vessel over land. Three crewmen are visible on the deck.
Loch Fyne - Waters of the loch
This creature was reported to be the size of a ship's mast when it surfaced from the water. At a much later date, a carcass of an unidentified creature was found on the banks of the loch.
Loch Lomond - Drovers Inn
Angus is the name of the phantom cattle drover who is said to occasionally unnerve people by screaming here. Another phantom is named as Anabel, a young girl who drowned in the loch.
A photograph of Loch Lomond, circa 1960.
Loch Lomond - Waters of the loch, especially where it is joined with the River Enrick
An early description of the loch stated it had 'waves without wind, fish without fins and a floating island' - this is thought to be a reference to the water horses, or hipotam, that swam in the waters, although crannogs, small artificial islands, would be constructed in lochs by wealthy families. A Mr and Mrs Haggerty spotted a humped back crossing the loch on 22 September 1964, while in 1980 another couple watched a head and neck emerge from the water before submerging thirty seconds later.
Loch Nell - Loch Nell Castle
The staircase was made from a tree considered holy, and a series of disasters befell all those who were involved in cutting it down and moving to the building. The castle is also home to phantom music.
Loch Sloy - Glen located south of the loch
Pre twentieth century
A traveller passing through the area heard two Urisk calling out to each other, one shouting 'Frost', the other responding 'Kick frost'.
Loch Tuath - Area between Loch Tuath and Loch Cuan
A misty female form once seen here had long blonde hair. The entity picked up the witness's dog and ran off with it behind a nearby rock formation; the owner gave chase and, turning the rocky corner, found the dog with its windpipe crushed and large pieces of fur torn away. The strange woman had vanished. Another version of the tale says the witness heard strange music and lost sight of his dog; the witness ran home, and his dog later returned stripped of its hair, dying after laying by its master's feet.
Lochbuie - Lochbuie House
Prior to tragedy in the Ewen family
This decapitated ghostly figure was once Ewen of the Little Head. Ewen was killed in battle with a rogue laird and now appears in the area around the house to warn the Ewen family of impending doom. Another animal, a large black dog, is reported to patrol the grounds.
Lochgilphead - Unknown council house
A house was blessed by the local priest after a woman living in the building woke and found herself being choked by an invisible entity.
A photograph of Loch Goil, circa 1960.
Lochgoilhead - Private house close to the loch
November and December, 1989
A couple who moved into this house left after a couple of months having endured a 'brooding presence' which they felt to be a bad tempered Edwardian woman who did not want them there. On the night they moved out, one observed a crooked turret which was not visible during the day, while the other occupant was pushed out the door which was slammed behind them. Talking to people who had visited them in the house later, almost all felt something 'wasn't right' with the house.
Lorne - House (no longer standing) by Loch Feochan
A former mistress of the house, the ghost by the name of Carmichael took up residence in a nearby ravine. She could be heard wailing prior to a family misfortune and cried for weeks when it was decided to demolish her old home. She left the area when a new house was built.
Mull - Area around Loch na Keal
1978 and continuing for rest of twentieth century
The first alien big cat was reported close to Loch na Keal, where it would remain (fleetingly spotted) over the next twenty years.
A witch summoning a storm, from The Devil in Britain and America, 1896.
Mull - Exact location not known
Doideag, witch of Mull, is said to have summoned the storms which destroyed the Spanish Armada.
Mull - General area
A fearsome dragon terrorised the island until a hero appeared and killed the beast with the inventive use of barrels with big spikes attached to them. This story and the dragon tale told of Mull are strikingly similar.
Mull - Ross of Mull
Pre twentieth century
The Glaistig that haunted this area became quite active. The entity would hound a fisherman by asking for spare fish, taunt a farmer by claiming a cow had escaped, and take the form of a white horse to cause other mischief.
Mull - Scalasdal (possibly Scarisdale?)
A deer that was killed here later transformed into a woman.
An old woodcut of a tall sea monster.
Mull - Sea east of the island, and other nearby areas
Circa 1808, and 1873
This creature, when first observed, possessed no fins, and was estimated to be twenty five metres in length. When seen again almost sixty years later, its speed was estimated to be around 15 kph, and was seen by several independent parties.
Newton - Unnamed cottage on the shores of Loch Fyne
This phantom woman is reported to stand at the back door of the cottage, watching the road. Walkers briefly see her before she vanishes.
Oban - A85 between Oban and Perth
30 September 1965
Two independent motorists reported a six metre long legless creature alongside the road, grey in colour. One witness said it propelled itself along like a giant caterpillar.
Old postcard of Dunollie Castle, also known as Dunolly Castle.
Oban - Dunollie Castle, aka Dunolly Castle
This ghostly, semi-transparent piper appeared before half a dozen witnesses visiting the castle grounds. Folklore says another entity, a Glaistig, also haunted the site. She would be seen moving towards the castle in the evening and would sweep the floors at night.