It was a cold crisp night in the Fife countryside, and a full moon was rising above the ruinous buildings on the east facing side of Balgonie Castle. No clouds were visible, a frosty wind was blowing the Scottish Saltire Flag, and people were arriving with anticipation and excitement.
How thin would the veil be at this time of year, only a handful of days before Halloween, going from Saturday into the Sunday while observing an ancient chapel for its non-physical visitors?
“Green Jeannie”, has wandered the ruinous 1702 wing for over two centuries. walking between two rooms linked by a doorway, she is said to walk in a left to right direction behind the two barred windows, stopping only to peer into the walled courtyard from the second window.
I witnessed one of the Wolf Hounds stand, bark and stare towards this area during our latest Investigation at Fife Paranormal Research Society.
That is not all however…….
Another spirit that roams Balgonie Castle is that of an old man. While the Laird’s wife was said to be resting in the Great Hall, she had opened her eyes to find a bearded apparition – grey in statue – in what looked like 17th century costume staring towards her.
Region :Fife Location : about a mile from the main rail station at Markinch and close to the M90
Details : a 14th century tower house of five storeys, with walls up to 2.4 metres thick Incorporating a large hall, a chapel and a vaulted basement. Built by the Sibbalds but passed at the end of the 15th century to Sir Robert Lundie by marriage. In 1716, the castle was captured and set on fire by Rob Roy MacGregor and his clansmen. It was in a poor state of repair in the 1950s but has been subsequently restored by the “Laird of Balgonie”, who today not only escorts visitors around his castle but hires it out as a romantic setting for weddings and other functions. A detailed history may be found http://www.balgoniecastle.co.uk/main/history.htm Continue reading →