Drumlanrig - Drumlanrig Castle
World War I
This yellow monkey has been seen several times, though only recognised as being a monkey recently. Two other ghosts have been seen here; Lady Anne Douglas walks carrying her severed head, while a little girl has been seen in a bedroom, floating a few feet off the floor.
Drummore - Chapel Wells, sea water wells
Children were once bathed in the waters of the wells to cure ills.
Dumfries - Castle Street
This figure rides the area in search of his head that was removed as he hit a low branch while galloping at fantastic speed, escaping from his girlfriend's overprotective brothers. Two more ghosts have been reported in the same area, both running away from a murder site.
Dumfries - County Hotel
Looking concerned, this ghost seen near Prince Charlie's room has been named as the man himself, though others say it is more likely to be another Jacobite.
Dumfries - Crichton Hall
A caretaker who spent a year alone in the alleged haunted building claimed that he had experienced groans, strange creaks, and lights which turned themselves on.
Dumfries - Dumfries House
8 October 1900
A coach is reportedly heard when a member of the Hastings family is due to die - here it was perceived by Lady Margaret MacRae the night before her father's death.
Dumfries - Globe Inn
Reportedly seen by several people, this ghostly serving girl (named as Anna) is seen during a change in management or during celebrations. Mild poltergeist effects are attributed to her.
Dumfries - King's Arms Hotel
Strangely out of place, this woman in Victorian clothing was seen watching the television in the lounge.
Dumfries - Minorite Friary
The ghosts of Bruce and Roger de Kirkpatrick have been seen drifting around this ruined building.
Durisdeer - Unnamed property
The sound of whipping on a window would be heard by one family prior to a death.
Galdenoch - Galdenoch Tower
A poltergeist focused all its energy into performing malicious tricks at this farmhouse, throwing burning coal out of the fire, and pushing an old woman into a nearby stream. The spirit, named as that of a murdered farmer, was exorcised by a minister accompanied by a choir.
Gatehouse of Fleet - Cairnholy Cairns
These two rows of standing stones are thought to contain hidden treasures.
Glencairn - Between Gap's Mill and Pentoot
The ghostly figure in white which would drift between these two spots was thought to be connected to the murder of a child in the area.
Glencairn - Moor
Manifestation of the Living
Only identified as 'Mrs G', this witness spotted her friend walking across the moor, heading towards Mrs G's home. The following day, Mrs G visited the friend, only to be told that that the woman had been at home all day. A week later, the friend died; her body was carried to the churchyard along the route Mrs G had seen her walk.
Glencarirn - Former precentor's home
A precentor said that he had heard a cart being tipped up and the metal contents emptied in his garden as he stood there one evening. The precentor believed that a murdered child was buried somewhere close by.
Glenlee - Glenlee House
Lady Ashburton murdered her husband, though she in turn was killed by a servant as he robbed the house. She has been seen in the building, as has another figure that could be her husband.
Glenluce - Exact location unknown - house belonging to a weaver named Campbell
This presence centred itself around the oldest son in the house - while he was at home, stones would be thrown, crockery smashed, and several little fires started.
Gretna - Sark Bridge road
A truck driver narrowly missed hitting a middle aged couple who stepped out in the road ahead of him. He stopped and jumped out of his cab to shout at their stupidity, only to find they had vanished without trace. It is unknown whether they are connected to the ghostly car that has also been seen in the vicinity.
Kirkbean - Castle of Wreaths (ruined, only a couple of parts of wall remain)
The castle's name is said to be taken from an apparition, although no records exist to indicate what or who it was.
Kirkbean - Road between village and Prestonmill
A woman in white was said to haunt this stretch of road, walking along the treetops and occasionally on the road with (mortal) travellers.
Kirkbean - Road coming in from the north
This phantom woman's past is unknown, although her quiet form was said to startle passersby. One local story says that a local farmer's daughter exploited the story; dressing in a white sheet to meet her lover by the roadside ensured no one came to speak to her.
Kirkbean - Three crossroads, near Arbigland
The body of a young stableman by the name of Dunn was found here - the law believed he had committed suicide, but others thought he had been murdered by the brother of a woman he was romantically involved with. Dunn's ghost was said to have returned to the spot, and occasionally the area was also haunted by a white lady.
Kirkbean - Unnamed farm to the south of village
The farm was haunted by a series of footsteps which started after a former owner committed suicide.
Kirkconnel - Unnamed house
At night weird laughter would be heard and a strange face would look in through the windows. A bridge close to the property was home to a red figure who manifested at dusk, although would vanish if anyone approached.
Kirkcudbright - Bridge in the Buckland Valley
Although frightening, the headless woman on the bridge had a reputation for helping the underdog and was credited for foiling a robbery by scaring the (potential) victim away. It was thought that she had been robbed and murdered close by and was determined to prevent others from suffering the same fate.