Fife - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Room Lurker

Location: Dunfermline - Unnamed house in Pitreavie
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa nineteenth century
Further Comments: An unidentified entity was said to lurk in a particular room of this house, and when a group of labourers stayed within, they would all remain in the same large room, refusing to sleep alone in other parts of the site.


 
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.


 
Black Creature

Location: Firth of Forth - Waters of
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1873 / 1939
Further Comments: The earlier sighting here lasted around fifteen minutes, and the serpentine creature was seen by over one hundred people. The twentieth century sighting was of a totally different creature, this time brown in colour and possessing a horses head with large eyes.


 
Hanging Jock

Location: Fordell - Area around the village mill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Jock's master killed a couple of soldiers and fled to avoid the consequences, leaving the poor assistant to pay the ultimate price for the crime. Now Jock is sometimes seen swinging from the trees by his neck, eyes milky and bulging.


 
Jock

Location: Fordell - Tree close to a mill (neither likely to standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Seventeenth century
Further Comments: Jock's employer, the miller, poisoned four soldiers who tried to abuse his wife and daughter. The miller left the area before more soldiers arrived to avenge the deaths of their colleagues. Finding Jock, the soldiers hanged him instead, leaving his body dangling from a nearby tree. Jock remained in the area, manifesting after nightfall, swinging from the branches.


 
Sea Folk

Location: Inchkeith - General area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the island was said to be home to many mermaids and kelpies.


 
Miner

Location: Kelty - Blairadam Forest
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: A man who snapped several photographs of his family in the woods claimed to have captured the image of a phantom miner wearing a flat cap.


 
White Lady

Location: Kemback - Bridge and surrounding area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A female member of the Schivas family was hanged from the bridge after she refused to betray her husband. Her shade was said to haunt the area of her death.


 
White Ladies

Location: Kilmany - Area known as Ghouls' Den (aka Gouls Den), near Kilmany Cottage
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Two white ladies are said to lurk in the ravine, as are the ghosts of people who found the area so pretty they were unable to leave.


 
Yolande

Location: Kinghorn - Memorial to Alexander, along road to Burntisland
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in green, the wife of Alexander III appears in the area trying to find her missing husband.


 
Short Break

Location: Kinghorn - Unknown house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely to be nineteenth century
Further Comments: A spirit which haunted the house told the inhabitants that it was going to take a seven year rest. It is unknown whether the entity returned or further extended its vacation.


 
Future Events

Location: Kirkcaldy - Bell Craig (or crag?) (no longer present)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Weather dependent: stormy nights (piper), cave activity unknown
Further Comments: The crag was said to be haunted by a phantom bagpiper, who would be heard when weather conditions were right. In addition, a cave, since destroyed by mining, was believed to be perfectly located between heaven and hell, and as such, visitors within could see the future.


 
Jenny

Location: Kirkcaldy - Kinswood Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: When a private house, this building was haunted by a white woman in a beautiful flowing dress. There was also reports of a phantom goose, which would peck at the young girl who lived there.


 
Dead Norrie

Location: Largo - Largo Law, Norrie's Cairn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A ghost once appeared in the area and demanded that no cockerel should be allowed to crow nor should a horn be blown, and in return for peace and quiet, the phantom told the local shepherds the location of a hidden gold mine (it was said that the hill was so rich in gold, if any sheep lay on it, they shall turn yellow). One man by the name of Norrie unfortunately forgot the instructions and blew his horn - the ghost appeared and poor Norrie dropped dead on the spot. Norrie's body proved impossible to move, so his friends constructed the cairn over him. Another legend says that the cairn was constructed by imps working for Michael Scott.


 
Silver Knight

Location: Leng - Exact location unknown
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century
Further Comments: This armoured figure haunted the area for years - when the land was examined, several aging pieces of chain mail were discovered.


 
Sir Andrew Bruce

Location: Leuchars - Earlshall Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A veteran of the Battle of Flodden, Bruce was renowned for his ruthlessness in hunting down Covenanters, and it may be because of this attitude that he now remains earthbound at the castle. The other shade here is named as a servant woman.


 
Macduff's Castle

Location: Lindores - Body of water nicknamed Sillar Lake (likely to be currently known as Lindores Loch)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: Traces of a castle thought to have belonged to Macduff exist in the village, and an old legend says that before the castle was ransacked, the treasure was thrown into a lake.


 
White Horse

Location: Lochgelly - Old house (may no longer stand) on the banks of Loch Gelly, Powguild
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A white horse once haunted the area around the house. Another animal ghost was reputedly a mole - a former resident declared that she would haunt the garden she loved in the form of the furry mammal, and so she did.


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