Moray - Paranormal Database Records

Immortal Fly

Location: Kirkmichael - St Michael's Well (no longer present)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The well was said to have magical healing powers and was watched over by St Michael, who took the form of a fly which could never die.


Location: Knockandhu - B9008 road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early to mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This dark dog is said to be extremely unlucky for all those who see it, for the creature's temper is reportedly quite heinous.

Tied Figure

Location: Lossiemouth - Unidentified manor house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely to be pre-twentieth century
Further Comments: A manor house in Lossiemouth was said to be haunted by a woman draped in white with a heavily scarred throat and her hands tied in chains behind her back. The figure was said to appear every night, and as a result of the stories, the site remained empty for years before being sold at a highly discounted price.

The Pot o' Pittenyoul

Location: Newmill, Keith - Stream by the hamlet
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Pot o' Pittenyoul was a small, rocky pool along the stream. A local legend said that one of the worn stones was a seat used by the devil.


Location: Ordiequish - Elf House, area within Slorach's Wood
Type: Other
Date / Time: 29 April 2004, daytime
Further Comments: Walking along the track which runs by the stream, this witness heard scraping, splashing, rustling and other strange noises from within a cave. The sounds faded away.


Location: Portgordon - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 15 August 1814
Further Comments: This figure normally warned of ill fortune at sea - if the crew of a fishing vessel spotted him, they would return to port for the day. Two fishermen spotted two of the creatures in 1814 - one they described as black in colour, with curly hair and long arms, while the other was female with long hair.


Location: Rothes - Glen Grant House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: Grant's ghost was widely believed to have found it difficult letting go of his former residence.

Unknown Horror

Location: Tomintoul - 'Greenmire', area between village and Ballindalloch
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1864
Further Comments: The Greenmire always had an evil reputation, but after a teenage girl travelling home through the area encountered something so terrible she died a few days later, people refused to go near the place after dusk. Horses were said to react badly to the area.

Red Capped Man

Location: Tomintoul - Lochan-Nan-Deaan, loch between village and Corgarff (off A909?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This loch was haunted by a small man in a red cap, capable of shaking the nearby hills with his roar, and turning the waters red and making them boil. The entity was known for having a taste for human sacrifice.


Location: Tomintoul - Scalan Seminary
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2015
Further Comments: News websites carried the story that a ghostly monk had been photographed looking out of an upstairs window at this site, although the image is most likely pareidolia.

Devil Summoning

Location: Urquhart - Deil's Stanes
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: To run around this stone circle three times at midnight will bring forth the devil.

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