Fife - Paranormal Database Records

 
Princess Marama

Location: Anstruther - Johnson Lodge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This royal lady, said to be from a Pacific Isle, continues to walk around the building she spent the last years of her life in.


 
Devil's Apron String

Location: Ballingry - Rocks in the area
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: While on a mission to fill the loch with stones, the Devil, carrying the boulders in his apron, had a mishap; the apron string broke, the rocks scattering themselves over the landscape, the Devil gave up and returned home.


 
Ignis Fatuus

Location: Buckhaven - Around the coastline
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The will-o'-the-wisp here would both lead people off paths into the marshes and act as a beacon to boats, causing misery to both.


 
Educational Shade

Location: Buckhaven - College
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This college is reportedly haunted by a spirit nicknamed Green Jean.


 
Missing Items

Location: Burntisland - Private Residence close to Cowdenbeath Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 2012
Further Comments: Items in this home would vanish and reappear in plain site after the occupiers had searched high and low. A shadowy 'thing' was seen standing over a person shortly before they were rushed to hospital with pneumonia.


 
Viscount Dundee

Location: Colinsburgh - Colinsburgh Castle
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Late seventeenth century
Further Comments: Killed during the battle of Killiecrankie, Dundee appeared to Lord Balcarres shortly after his death. Edinburgh Castle also claims this event for itself.


 
Starving Boy

Location: Crail - Balcomie Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Locked in the dungeon and forgotten about, this child starved to death. He has been briefly sighted around the castle, and also heard whistling.


 
Thrown Missile

Location: Crail - Blue Stone (outside the parish church)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The Devil, who may have been secretly involved in constructing the church, was angered by a local man. The Devil fled to the Isle of May and threw a stone at the church. The projectile fell short, and remains in place to this day.


 
Eyes

Location: Crail - Private house overlooking the sea
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: These eyes are thought to belong to a former female owner of the house, and are seen peeking out from dark corners at night.


 
Lady Mary Crawford

Location: Crawford - Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Lady Mary has been seen drifting over the gardens of the priory, searching for her many pets that she kept during life.


 
Man in the Golden Chair

Location: Culross - Abbey
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A secret tunnel near here was once believed to lead to a room full of gold and jewels, looked after by an old man who waited in a golden chair to hand over the wealth to whoever found it first. A piper and his dog were once sent in to investigate the tunnel - a short time later, the dog came out terrified and the man was never seen again.


 
Witch's Footprint

Location: Culross - Stone on common land
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This stone was used as a launch pad by a flying witch - her push off point is marked by her footprint.


 
Floating Monk

Location: Cupar - The Royal Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1978
Further Comments: Built on top of a Cathedral's burial ground, this hotel is home to a tall phantom monk that drifts along the corridors.


 
Pirates

Location: Dalgety Bay - St Bridget's Kirk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Autumn (reoccurring)
Further Comments: Phantom pirates are supposed to haunt this ruined area.


 
Benedictine Monk

Location: Dunfermline - Abbot House, Maygate
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This site is reputed to be haunted by a friendly Benedictine monk


 
Italian Actress

Location: Dunfermline - Alhambra theatre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s?
Further Comments: The figure in black which has been observed along the aisle could be an Italian actress who broke her neck in a fall during the 1920s, or a monk. The old projection room is also said to be haunted, with people reporting a uncomfortable feeling within.


 
Victorian Policeman

Location: Dunfermline - Coal Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: While driving past Pittencreif Park, one witness spotted a figure dressed in a Victorian policeman's uniform standing in the shadows at a space of the wall.


 
Soldier

Location: Dunfermline - Ferry Toll Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2009
Further Comments: A female driver reported passing a young man dressed in military uniform walking towards the dockyard. She looked into her rear view mirror to have another look at him, but he had vanished. The witness said there would not have been time for him to turn off.


 
Woman in Floral Grey Blouse

Location: Dunfermline - Mill Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 11 April 2014, 00;30h
Further Comments: Two people walking home spotted a female figure in the distance behind them. They stopped for a while and the figure caught up with them. She was described as having long wavy grey hair and piercing black eyes. The entity was dressed in a floral grey blouse with long lapels, black blazer and long grey skirt. The witnesses looked at each other and turned back to the woman, but she had gone.


 
Cheese Press

Location: Dunfermline - Witch's Stone, Crossford
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Stone destroyed 1972
Further Comments: A witch transporting a cheese press to a family accidently dropped it. The 200 tonne rock landed on a field where it was left for a few hundred years until blown up.


 
Doom Park

Location: Earlsferry - Unidentified park
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Early twentieth century?
Further Comments: A circular piece of ground, surrounded by a low wall, was said to have been left untouched by human hands as it belonged to the Devil. It was officially known as the Dome Park, but as it was believed that only evil people were buried there, it acquired the name Doom Park.


 
Mary Sibbald

Location: East Wemyss - MacDuff's Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A petty thief, Mary was killed for her crimes - her shadowy form has been reported at the castle ever since.


 
Mary?

Location: Falkland - Covenanter Hotel, High Street?
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom female that is said to lurk here has been named as Mary Queen of Scots. She occasionally appears standing over guests in their beds.


 
Female Form

Location: Falkland - Falkland Palace
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom woman is said to walk the gallery in the palace, looking for her lost lover.


 
White Lady

Location: Falkland - Road between Auchtermuchty and Falkland, close to woods
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2004
Further Comments: Three people observed a blanket of mist which took the form of a figure as they drove past. The entity was named as 'Jenny', a local girl who killed herself after her lover left.


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