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Dumfries and Galloway Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Tynron - Fields around Maqueston
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early to mid nineteenth century
Further Comments: A local legend said that a former owner of Maqueston had killed several children and hidden their remains around the area. The wailing of the ghosts was said to have driven away several servants of the new owner.

Young Male Rider

Location: Tynron - Tynron castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area around the castle is haunted by a decapitated horseman. The ghost is thought to be a man who tried to marry a girl residing at the castle, but her brothers chased him away. During the pursuit, the young man fell from his horse and lost his head.


Location: Tynron - Unnamed house
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre-1890
Further Comments: Residents in this unnamed property would hear wheels on a gravel footpath leading up to their door prior to a death in the family.

Galdus's Grave

Location: Wigtown - Torhouse Stone Circle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The final resting place of King Galdus is thought to be under one of these large stones.

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