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Jock the Piper

Location: St Andrews (Fife) - Cliffs close to golf course
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Likely nineteenth century
Further Comments: Jock vanished into a cave along the cliffs never to be seen again. He is said to be heard or seen along the cliffs, a gust of cold wind denoting his presence. Encountering the entity is said to bring ill fortune.

Bodach Glas

Location: St Andrews (Fife) - St Andrews' Golf Course
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to death
Further Comments: A nobleman playing golf on the course stopped midgame, claiming to have seen the Bodach Glas, or grey haired man, which warned of impending death in his family. He died later that night.

The Thetford Warren, Norfolk.

White Rabbit with Flaming Eyes

Location: Thetford (Norfolk) - The Thetford Warren (connected to golf course)
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: While sounding like a Monty Python sketch, the white rabbit that has been seen running around the area has large flaming eyes and brings disaster to all that see it.

Young Girl in White Dress

Location: Upminster (Essex) - Upminster Golf Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Believed to have been kidnapped, raped, and finally bricked up behind a wall in the 1600's, this white woman is said to haunt the first floor hallway of the club.


Location: Weymouth (Dorset) - Weymouth Golf Links
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 21 August 1959, evening
Further Comments: On this date a couple on the golf course witnessed a ghostly figure, who became known as Gertie the Golf Links Ghost. Three days later, some 500 people turned up to see the ghost, including several young people wearing sheets. Unsurprisingly, the ghost was not seen again.

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