An old postcard of Ballater.
Ballater - Riverside
Maybe related to the 'washer woman' legends popular in Scotland, this old lady sits on the bank of the stream, spinning her little wheel.
Balmedie - Menie House
This spook lurks in the basement of the building.
Banchory - A980, Upper Lochton (approximately 1 mile north of Banchory)
A figure wearing a habit stepped in front of the car of a man returning from Aberdeen. The driver braked hard, convinced an accident would occur, but the figure vanished around three metres away from the vehicle.
The ghost of Bertha.
Banchory - Loch of Lees Castle (no longer standing?)
Annually (exact date unknown)
Bertha was poisoned by her lover's mother, not impressed with her son's choice of woman. Bertha had her revenge; she appeared post-mortem and scared her murderer to death. Bertha now returns to the scene of the crime once a year, though no one knows the exact date. Another version of the story places the ghost at Crathes castle, rather than this one.
Banff - Castle of Park
This woman hanged herself rather than face becoming a single parent. A phantom monk has also been reported within the building.
Banff - Hill known as Manderlee, four miles from town
A phantom raging battle looked so real many people were said to have buried their personal belongings to prevent them falling into the victorious soldiers' hands.
Banff - Inchdrewer Castle
Banff was murdered by his servants, who then set the castle alight to conceal their crime. His ghost is said to have returned, though no one is sure how it manifests.
Banff - Off coast
Eight crewmen of a lugger reported seeing a sea creature three hundred feet (ninety metres) long, with three huge humps. The beast made as much noise as a steamer while moving.
Bennachie - Countryside in area
This big black cat was blamed for dead sheep and causing disruption in the neighbourhood.
Bennachie - Standing Stone
Stone still present
A monolith found here features a larger-than-life handprint and footprint - it is said that the prints belong to two giants who fought over the love of a woman.
Braemar - Braemar Castle
Convinced she had made a bad wife after waking up and finding her new husband gone, this girl leapt off the battlements to her death - unfortunately, her husband had only gone hunting without informing her. She now appears to others, not wanting them to make the same mistake.
Braemar - Disused cottage a few miles out of town (no longer standing)
November, but year unknown
Someone sleeping in this empty, disused cottage was harassed by banging coming from an empty room.
Braemar - General area
Mid eighteenth century
Davies' naked or semi-clad ghost appeared in several places after he vanished without trace. When his body was discovered and two men were tried for his murder (though they were found not guilty), he was never seen again.
Braemar - Kindrochit Castle
When the Black Death was detected within the castle, local villages blocked the external doors so no one could escape and taint the nearby lands - all those who died inside sometimes return to relive their final days.
Braemar - Mill (unlikely to stand) close to the River Dee
A kelpie crept into the mill at night and used a fairy stone to grind a sack of flour to give to a mortal woman he had taken a liking to. The miller awoke and heading out to his workplace, spotted kelpie leaving the site with the sack of flour over his shoulder. The miller picked up the forgotten fairy stone and lobbed it at the kelpie. The stone struck the kelpie's leg, breaking it, and causing the entity to roll into the River Dee where it drowned.
An old woodcut showing Death carrying a coffin while walking through a graveyard.
Braemar - St Andrews Churchyard
Unknown Ghost Type
John Farquharson, also known as the Black Colonel, was buried here against his dying wishes. His coffin removed itself from the ground three times before the local clergy took the hint and had John buried closer to his former home.
Chapel of Garioch - Pictish Stone
The large red monolith is reportedly a maiden who tried to escape from a local warlock - she failed.
Corgaff - Skellater House
The rent collector was murdered while visiting the building to collect monies owned. His shade is still reported to haunt the doorway.
Corgaff - The Well in the Grey Wood, between Corgaff and Glengairn
A well in this area was cursed - if a person drinking from the well failed to leave a pin, they would die of thirst.
Corgarff - Corgarff Castle
A family and servants here where once caught up in a fire and burnt alive - the shades of all twenty-seven people have yet to leave the building and can periodically be heard screaming.
Crathes - A93 between Banchory and Crathes
A ghostly monk is reputed to haunt this stretch of road, upsetting drivers by walking out in front of them. The entity may be related to the monk seen on the A980, near Banchory.
Image from 'Spectropia or, Surprising spectral illusions' by J H Brown.
Crathes - Crathes Castle
Prior to death in the family
This green woman would appear and move across a room to pick up a phantom child located in the fireplace before vanishing.
Cruden Bay - Slains Castle
Soldiers dressed in Second World War uniform have been seen around the castle area, and the site is also said to be haunted by a horse and carriage. As a side note, Bram Stoker is said to have been partly inspired to write Dracula after seeing the castle while staying at Cruden Bay.
Dunnottar - Dunnottar Castle
This uniformed soldier has been seen watching over the sea, as if waiting for an invasion. Other people have reported crying and screams of agony coming from the ruins at night.
Old black and white photograph of Balmoral Castle.
Easter Balmoral - Balmoral Castle
The close friend of Queen Victoria, Mr Brown has been reported on site post-mortem.