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Angus Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana

Captured Kelpie

Location: River North Esk - Ponnage (aka Pontage, aka Ferry) Pool
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A mortal managed to catch a water spirit by using a magical bridle and forced the creature to move stones to Morphie to assist in the building of a castle. One day the bridle was accidently removed; the kelpie escaped, shouting a curse which resulted in the castle being demolished.

Well Monster

Location: Strathmartine - Nine Maiden's Well (now buried, exact location not known)
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A dragon which guarded a well managed to eat nine maidens who came one by one to draw water. It was finally slain by a man named Martin, due to be married to the youngest maiden.

White Cat

Location: Turin - Fields near Turin House
Type: ABC
Date / Time: Day time, Summer, 1989
Further Comments: A mother and daughter watched a large white cat close to woodland over a period of fifteen to twenty minutes. They compared the size of the cat to that of a deer.

Non Sinking Church

Location: Vigeans - Church of St Vigeans
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Circa 1736
Further Comments: Legend said that building materials for the church were carried into position by a water kelpie. The creature said if anyone working for the church ever took their own life, the church would sink into a great lake which lay deep under the building. In the eighteenth century the minister of the parish committed suicide and some stories say many people gathered near the church to watch it being consumed into the ground. Needless to say, many people were also left disappointed when their expectations were not met.

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