Highland - Paranormal Database Records

Shipwrecked Sailor

Location: Sheigra - Beach
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: For several nights after his drowning, this ghostly sailor made his presence known to a local man - they finally had a conversation (the contents of which were never revealed) and the shade was never seen again.

1934 Austin

Location: Sligachan - A850 road from the town, leading to Portree
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Racing around the roads, witnesses pull over to let this car overtake them as it approached rapidly from behind - but it always vanishes before reaching them.

Fairy Flag

Location: Sligachan, Isle of Skye - Dunvegan Castle
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Flag of the MacLeod's was given to them by a fairy that changed herself into a mortal and married into the family - it can only be used three times, but each time it is waved, it grants the MacLeods victory over a foe. Used twice before (1490 & 1580), the flag remained true to the fairy's words. The Fairy Bridge near the castle is considered inherently evil, and upsets animals.

Leaving Fairies

Location: Snizort, Isle of Skye - Dun Borve
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The locals once played a trick on the fairies here - they promptly moved away in protest.

Hovering Ball

Location: Spean Bridge - A82 between Spean Bridge and Torlundy
Type: Other
Date / Time: 05 April 2016, 22:15h
Further Comments: A passenger of a car noticed a round light hovering a foot above the surface of the road; it vanished into a hedge. The driver was not aware of the light.

Green Lady

Location: St Catherine's - Loch Fyne Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A barmaid dropped a tray of drinks and ran screaming from the drinks store after hearing heavy breathing down her neck. The room is said to be the location that a former female employee hanged herself while wearing a green dress, and now her emerald form drifts around the hotel creating mischief.

Head Thrower

Location: Staffin - Road in the area, exact location not known
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This macabre, phantasmic entity would attack and kill unwary travellers by pulling off its own head and throwing it at them!

The Drowning

Location: Strath, Isle of Skye - Waters of the Loch
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Circa Sixth century
Further Comments: This loch was the home of an evil spirit that drowned anyone who entered it. The entity was finally dispatched by Saint Columba.

Devil's Bath

Location: Strathpeffer - Hot springs in the area
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The hot springs found in the region are said to be used by the Devil to wash both himself and his dirty linen.

Ninety Foot Long Creature

Location: Summer Isles - Loch Broom
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1906
Further Comments: Two excise officers reportedly fired at a 90 foot (30 metre) long monster as it charged towards them at some 60 miles per hour, resulting in the creature diving. Local fishermen also spotted the monster, and it was also claimed that a 100 tonne yacht was lifted out of the water when it came into contact with the beast.

Leg Breaking

Location: Swordle - St Columba's Cave
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The site where Saint Columba baptised two criminals became a site of pilgrimage where travellers left offerings. One man who stole some of the gifts fell from his horse and broke his leg.

Corpse Candles

Location: Taagan - Holly Pool
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Two lights were once often seen dancing around the surface of the pool, until two children tragically drowned in its waters.

Naked Mermaid?

Location: Thurso - Sandside Bay
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1798
Further Comments: William Munro, a schoolmaster from Thurso, watched a naked woman combing her hair on a rock in the bay. After a few minutes she diving under the water and vanished.

Dwarven Miners

Location: Tongue - Ben Loyal
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Working deep beneath the mountain, the dwarfs would create items for mortals only if the price was right.

Colann gun Cheann

Location: Trottenish - General area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This sinister, decapitated ghost roamed the area looking for the living - when it encountered a person, it would throw its head at them before trying to kill the unfortunate soul.

MacLeods' Heads

Location: Trotternish - Loch of Heads
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A skirmish between the MacLeods and the MacDonalds led to the MacLeods defeat - the victors decapitated all the bodies and rolled the heads down a hill to the loch below. As the heads rolled, they could be heard chanting 'We almost won today!', hence the name of the area.

Stoned Man

Location: Trotternish, Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Turned to stone by a couple of antisocial ogres, the old man of Storr has remained a monolith for hundreds of years, and no doubt will forevermore.


Location: Trotternish, Isle of Skye - Shieling
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young woman invited an Each-uisge in the guise of an old woman into her shieling overnight only to awake during the night to find it eating her companion. On discovering the Each-uisge, the young woman fled, only managing to escape the clutches of the beast by crossing a flowing stream that the Each-uisge was unable to cross.

Fairy Hill

Location: Uig, Isle of Skye - Sithean Beinne Bho'idhich - Fairy Glen
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Sounds of music and partying can be heard coming from this mound, the little folk still in full party mode. One legend says that a local fiddler was paid handsomely in gold to perform for the fairies at one of their parties. He fiddled for ten hours, after which he returned home, only to find a hundred years had elapsed.

Black Horse

Location: Uig, Isle of Skye - Unnamed lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: To pass the time, a young herder rolled a number of boulders into a lake - the splashing caused an Each-uisge to appear out of the disturbed water in the guise of black horse.

Soothsayer Curse

Location: Urray - Brahan Castle, former site of
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Before being boiled alive in a cauldron of tar, a local soothsayer predicted the downfall of the family that owned the castle. His every word came true...


Location: Vaterstein, Isle of Skye - Exact location not known
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A grieving widow was comforted by an Each-uisge which took the guise of man who appeared at her cottage after the death of her daughter. He used magic to keep the fire alight before vanishing in the morning.

Helen Gunn

Location: Wick - Ackergill Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rather than end up in the arms of a man she didn't love, this young lady leapt from the top of the tower and plunged to her death. Her ghost has been reported drifting around the site.

Sea Beastie

Location: Wick - Off the coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 21 September 1938
Further Comments: The crew of a cargo ship reported having a strange fish follow their craft for half an hour. It was described as having a three metre long body, 1.2 metre long neck and an oval head.

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