Situated on the southern outskirts of Scotland’s Capital City sits the impressive and superbly preserved castle named Craigmillar.
The former fortified residence of the Preston’s, and latter leading Edinburgh lawyer Sir John Gilmour, this romantic location casts a stunning shadow south of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle.
Haunted Scotland thought that Linlithgow & Blackness had nook and crannies galore, that’s till we braved the wintry Scottish weather and undertook a search for the ghostly white woman said to haunt Craigmillar. Is she the only active apparition though?
At Overtoun Bridge, Milton, West Dunbartonshire we have a very peculiar case of dogs allegedly jumping from a set point upon the bridge. We were there to ask the question: Why are they doing this?.
There are a varying degree of suggestions from a host of experts in their chosen field, these must be respected fully and placed in front of us as possibilities. Some favour a natural explanation, while others take the route towards possible unexplained phenomena.
Region: The Kingdom Of Fife
Location: Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy
Details: Ravenscraig Castle is a ruined castle located in Kirkcaldy, dating from around 1460. The castle is an early example of artillery defence in Scotland. Now managed by Historic Scotland, and protected by Scheduled Ancient Monument this has been recognised as a category A listed building.
Shanley Hotel, a gracious old-style inn nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County, New York. It consists of 35 rooms, a hidden basement room, and a former bordello.
Paranormal activity can be experienced here at any hour of the day or night. Reputable paranormal investigators have documented activity with EVPs and photos, and countless guests have told of their experiences.
Here we have one from the Haunted Scotland archive and such was the interest surrounding it, that it hit the mainstream national press in 2007.
Hampton Court is the venue and what you are viewing below is a possible ghostly apparition, said to be the notorious King Henry VIII, captured by security guards who regularly monitor the location. Continue reading →
Dunnottar castle is situation just 2 miles south of Stonehaven and around 15 miles shy of Aberdeen. You can not miss this fantastic looking location as it sits upon an enormous flat-topped rock with sheer cliffs above the wild North Sea…. Continue reading →
Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars.
The Kirkyard was involved in the history of the Covenanters. The Covenanting movement began with signing of the National Covenant in Greyfriars Kirk on 28 February 1638. Following the defeat of the militant Covenanters at Bothwell Brig in 1679, some 1200 Covenanters were imprisoned in a field to the south of the churchyard. When, in the 18th century, part of this field was amalgamated into the churchyard as vaulted tombs the area became known as the “Covenanters’ Prison”.
Sir Hugo de Giffard was known as the ‘Wizard of Yester’, and was considered to be a powerful warlock and necromancer. It is in the undercroft of the castle that he was thought to practise his sorcery. 14th century chronicler John of Fordun mentions the large cavern in Yester Castle, thought locally to have been formed by magical artifice. Legend supposed that Hugo was able, via a pact with the Devil, to raise a magical army to his aid, and use them to carry out his will. It is this army of hobgoblins that was considered the builders of Yester Castle.
In this location, during investigations and observations by a plethora of enthusiasts into all things paranormal, various noises, EVP and weird sensations have been evident. Continue reading →