Highland - Paranormal Database Records


Location: Durness - Smoo Caves
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After selling his soul to the Devil, Donald gained access to powerful magics and cast no shadow in the midday sun. He turned on his dark master in the caverns here, the Devil losing the fight and creating the large holes in the roof of the cave as he fled the wizard.

Fairy Abduction

Location: Evanton - Balconie House
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The lady of the house was taken away by a strange man dressed in green, who appeared from nowhere. A few years later a witness reported seeing her chained at the bottom of a local cavern, though no one was able to climb down and release her. The house also may be haunted - one story told was of a group of fishermen who fled the house one night after encountering a ghost.

Polish Gentleman

Location: Fearn - Area between Fearn and Nigg, exact location not known
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: After he died, the noble from Poland left a great deal of money to friends and relatives, but the hidden funds could not be found. Though his shade was seen shortly after death, no one has had to courage to face the ghost and ask where his treasure is concealed.

Angry Wife

Location: Fearn - Cottage close to the churchyard
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Within a few hours of burying his wife, a farmer was proposing to a woman who lived close to the churchyard. The farmer's flirtations were cut short when he spotted his dead wife watching him through a window. He sickened and died a couple of weeks later.

Crawling Woman

Location: Fort Augustus - Ardachie Lodge (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: This ghost could be heard knocking on the walls at night, and when it materialised, took the form of a grey haired lady crawling around the room on all fours. The family which had moved in left after twelve days, and the building demolished ten years later.


Location: Fort George - The Fort George buildings
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The entity nicknamed 'Abernethy' by the soldiers haunts the camp jail, and is reported to be quite malevolent. In the medical centre, where a soldier once hanged himself, the sounds of a creaking rope have been heard, while in the guardroom a soldier reported seeing a phantom dressed in a late nineteenth century army uniform leaning over him.

Tailless Tiger

Location: Fort William - Glen Nevis
Type: ABC
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Two witnesses running in the area observed a three metre long cat drinking from the river. One of the women said looked like a tailless tiger with white eyes with no pupils. The creature ran off when it spotted the runners. Local papers reported the deaths of several sheep a few days after the sighting.


Location: Fort William - West Highland Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1997
Further Comments: Edith MacGregor, once a curator, has been heard typing away in one of the rooms upstairs though she died back in the sixties. No typewriters can be found in the building; all have been replaced by PCs.

General Mischief

Location: Foyers - Boleskin (or Boleskine) House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid / late twentieth century
Further Comments: One time home of Aleister Crowley, his immoral influence is said to continue to lurk here, taking the form of flashing lights, shattering windows and a moving chair. It was also reported that a decapitated head could be heard rolling down a set of stairs.

Water Cow

Location: Gairloch - Loch na Beiste
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1840
Further Comments: In an effort to kill the water cow, said to be the size of an upturned boat, the land owner tried to empty the loch. When this failed, he poured quicklime into the water to poison the creature.


Location: Garve - Former Victorian hunting lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: June / July 1981
Further Comments: A worker at this former hotel reported that screaming and banging could be heard at night. The ghost of Margot was blamed, a scullery maid who was said to have perished in a fire during the nineteenth century.

Former Waitress

Location: Garve - Hotel, exact details unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former worker killed herself after being victimised by her boss. For many years after the event, bells would ring without reason throughout the building.


Location: Glen Coe - Aonach Eagach
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1997
Further Comments: Mid afternoon on a clear day, a climber descending the Clachaig Gully path spotted and heard a figure in yellow kit climb over a slight brow just ahead of him. When the climber reached the point, the figure had vanished.

Old Maid

Location: Glen Duror - Achnadarroch House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This old woman, dressed in either grey, green or black, is regarded as a protector of the estate. The spook is said to move at a speed unbefitting for such an old lady.


Location: Glen Etive - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This mythical creature has set up home in Etive, though it is said to travel for miles around the area of the Glen. It is described as possessing only one leg, a single hand which protrudes from the middle of its chest, and a solitary eye in the centre of the head.


Location: Glen Mor - Glen Gloy
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This pesky little fellow his said to be half as high as the average person, and twice as vindictive to any trespassers caught on 'his' land.


Location: Glen Shiel - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A group of men have reportedly been observed fighting with sword and gun.

Bright Ball

Location: Glendale, Isle of Skye - Exact location not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Winter mid 1990s
Further Comments: Three men watched a bright glowing ball, between four to five feet in diameter pass a few feet over a house and descend into a field where it disappeared in a small flash of light. The following day they went to check where it had vanished, but found nothing. One witness said the ball had a white centre but glowed different colours at the edges.

Sharp Turner

Location: Glendale, Isle of Skye - Skies in the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 31 December 1998
Further Comments: Two men walking dogs along the shore at dusk spotted a bright star-like light at high altitude. One witness said that he would have passed it off as a military jet, but it made an instant 140 degree turn before disappearing into clouds.

Drowned John

Location: Glenelg - John MacInnes' Loch (six miles out of village)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Struggling to maintain his farm, John MacInnes was told by a strange being that help would be provided, but certain conditions would have to be followed. John agreed, and a short time later found a stray horse which he used to plough his land. He would bless the creature every evening and it continued to work, but unfortunately on one occasion forgot. The horse picked John up and dashed into the loch, where man and beast vanished forever.

Humped Creature

Location: Glenelg - Waters between town and Lochourn
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: August 1872
Further Comments: A party of seven people rowing across the water on the 20 August encountered a black, multi-humped creature. It was described as moving almost erratically, sometimes showing six humps, sometimes only revealing its head. The beast moved quite close to the small boat, startling one of the passengers to such an extent that she refused to make the return journey by sea, and walked the thirteen miles journey back home by moonlight over wild tracks. The creature was reported several more times during the same month by other witnesses.

Grey Lady

Location: Glenfinnan - Glenfinnan Inn (now Prince's House Hotel)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location sports two phantoms, both said to be harmless. The first is a grey lady who travels along the corridors before promptly vanishing, while the second is that of a highlander with a beard.

Mother Stealing Fairies

Location: Glenmoriston - Dundreggan
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The population of little people located here were constantly trying to kidnap mothers who had recently given birth, to act as nannies for their own fairy children.


Location: Golspie - Dunrobin Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Margaret fell to her death from the castle tower, trying to escape to secretly meet her lover. She can be heard crying in the area.

Yellow Monster

Location: Golspie - Sea of Dunrobin coastline
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Early 1870s
Further Comments: Several witnesses reported seeing a long necked sea monster along this coastline. It was estimated to be between twelve and fifteen metres in length, and brown and yellow in colour.

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