Scotland's Supernatural Countryside

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The Forest of Shadows

'Deep in the hush of a mighty wood

I came to a place of dread and dream.

And forms of shadows, whose shapes elude.'

From, "The Forest of Shadows" by Madison J Cawein.


In the wild and beautiful Scottish countryside all manner of supernatural and legendary beings may be encountered. Witnesses tell terrifying stories of being followed, touched and chased by entities not of the physical world.

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Part of the haunted A75 road

Part of the very haunted A75 road
Part of the very haunted A75 road | Source
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Dumfries is full of myth, legend and the supernatural.
Dumfries is full of myth, legend and the supernatural. | Source

The 'Ghost Road' - Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders.

Not only is the A75 Annan to Dumfries road the most haunted in Scotland but it might well be a contender for one of the most bizarre locations in Britain! Ghosts, spirits and other weird entities are encountered regularly.

One of the most terrifying aspects of these hauntings are the entities' manifesting in front of moving vehicles. There have been a few near misses over the years - but also a large number of unexplained accidents.

The Screaming Hag

One of the scariest apparitions experienced on the road is the 'Screaming Hag'. The phenomenon sometimes manifests by emerging from a white mist. She is reported to either wail or scream before vanishing as suddenly as she appeared. There is no evidence or records to point to who this woman might be. Speculation has arisen that this may be an entity of the non-human variety. What we can say is that she does have some resemblance to the folkloric 'washer-woman' - more commonly known as the Banshee, (Ireland) or Bean Nighe, (Scotland).

A Tale of Two Brothers

One of the best documented and terrifying encounters happened in 1962; involving two brothers, traveling at night. Their first encounter was with a number of different animals that appeared suddenly in front of their car - a dog, rabbit and goat in some accounts. This was followed by the apparition of an old man and old woman. They reported that the old woman looked like "a traditional witch." However, their ordeal did not end there. Within minutes of seeing the old couple the next encounter was with a ghostly van. This vehicle suddenly appeared from nowhere, on a collision course with their car. Just before impact the van suddenly vanished. It took the brothers sometime to gain their composure before they could go on with their journey.

Animal Apparitions

Apart from the strange story of the two brothers the encounters with animal apparitions are numerous on this road. Many people have reported seeing cats, goats, wild dogs and many others that materialise then disappear. The most bizarre phenomena are birds that seem to be flying into the windscreen of the vehicle but vanish before impact.

The Ghost Couple

Over the years one of the most common sightings is a man and woman - some witnesses describe them as being dressed in Victorian style clothing - suddenly appearing in the middle of the road. The man was observed by some witnesses as having no eyes. So life like are the apparitions that many drivers have swerved to avoid hitting the couple, but as with other apparitions on this road, the couple simply disappear.

There have also been a number of incidents with drivers who reported hitting a man dressed in a red jumper. When the drivers get out to look there is no one there.

Perthshire, Scotland is fully of myth, history and of course ghosts!
Perthshire, Scotland is fully of myth, history and of course ghosts! | Source
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One of the many faces carved from wood that are found all over Weem Woods.
One of the many faces carved from wood that are found all over Weem Woods. | Source

The Haunted Woods of Weem

The very haunted woods of Weem.
The very haunted woods of Weem. | Source

'Cup-and-ring' marks on prehistoric stones

The cup and ring marks found on many ancient stones.
The cup and ring marks found on many ancient stones. | Source

Loch Derculich

Loch Derculich - is this home to the a water demon known as the water bull?
Loch Derculich - is this home to the a water demon known as the water bull? | Source

Rannoch Moor & Glencoe

Demons & Ghosts of Perthshire and Kinross

This is not only one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland but one of the most haunted. In addition, it has some fascinating history.

The oldest tree in Europe can be found in Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew - around 3000-5000 years old. This beautiful tree is the last of the primeval forest that once covered the location. It’s also the last remnant of Shakespeare's haunting Birnam Wood from the play 'Macbeth'.

In fact this tree could be viewed as a symbol for the whole area – as many of the paranormal encounters seem to be by entities that may be older than the Yew itself.


Woods of Weem

Lying to the north-west of Aberfeldy in Perthshire is the ancient woodlands of Weem. Perhaps due to its prehistoric beginnings the wood has numerous legends and supernatural stories associated with it. The name 'Weem' was developed from the Scottish Gaelic, 'Uahm ' meaning 'cave'.

In addition to the woods there are also prehistoric stones with 'cup-and-ring' marks. Some theories suggest that the 'cup-and-ring' marks were carved in order to catch blood from sacrifices made. However, if you look at many of these carvings, they don't seem to suggest that they were sculpted to catch blood. Many believe that they display mystical symbolism of life/time/death/afterlife etc.

Some of the most prolific stories about the woods are about demons inhabiting the area. They are believed to lurk in the many caves and crags scattered throughout the woodland.

Walkers and hikers have reported feeling a powerful presence and sense of unease that intensifies the deeper they travel into the woods. The shapes seen tend to be shadows that melt into the natural background of the trees and shrubs.

Other witnesses report an overwhelming feeling of not only being watched but of being followed.

The woods also have a reputation as a home for the Sidhe (the good folk or fairy folk) and other nature spirits. Human apparitions have also been seen – but who these people are or what historical time they come from is unknown.

Whether these sightings and sensations are the work of demons or other forms entity, no one can say. Nevertheless, the ancient legends and stories of the woods are still causing a few hearts to skip a beat even today!

The Death Bogle

Crossroads anywhere in the world have always been thought of as supernatural places.

The crossroads near Pitlochry has a particularly frightening apparition known locally as the 'death bogle'. The name 'bogle' is an old Scots word for ghost. The Pitlochry bogle has been reported as being white in colour and observed manifesting at the main crossroads. Stories relate that anyone who is touched by this spectral figure is marked and will soon die.

The Demonic Water Spirit of Loch Derculich

This is a beautiful fishing spot with a dark secret - a demon haunts the waters of the loch. Known as the 'Tarbh Uisge' - or water bull – it not only devours adults but has a particular liking for children that strayed too near to the water's edge.

It was reported by author James Kennedy in 1928 that - "At peat-making times it was observed very frequently.” Further legends claim that this demon was named after a Pictish Chief who is buried in a mound near to the loch.

The Picts were the ancient and mysterious inhabitants of the east and north of Scotland. Perhaps they also had terrifying encounters with the ‘water bull’?


Rannoch Moor

This wild stretch of ancient forest, lochs and mountains has numerous legends of supernatural beings as well as more down to earth heroes.

Both King Robert the Bruce and Sir William Wallace waged guerrilla warfare against King Edward I and his English invaders from the moor. Not only was it a safe haven for these warriors but the tactics they used were instrumental in finally freeing Scotland from Edward's grip.

Less savoury characters were also found here including robbers and murderers – using the vast rugged moor as a hideout from the law. However, the heroes and robbers were frequently joined by other beings that no sword or crossbow could deal with.

Sightings of spirit people and dogs are numerous in this area and the deep lochs are said to harbour one of the feared Kelpies.

Kelpies or ‘water horse’ can shape shift into a harmless creature in order to lure its prey into a false sense of security. Then when it has its victim, they are dragged into the depths of the loch to drown.

As for ghosts and spirits, one of the most prolific sightings of an apparition is experienced at Schiehallion – known as the ‘Fairy Hill'. A ghostly shadow, resembling the shape of a large dog, is said to have followed people around the hill. The shadow appears from nowhere and disappears in an instant.

Not so long ago many rituals were carried out at Schiehallion. On one area of the hill there are stones that mark the sight of an old well. It was believed that this well was inhabited by the Sidhe/fairies. On May Day, young girls dressed in white with garlands of flowers would visit the site and give offerings to the 'wee folk' better known as the fairies.

The Fortingall Yew

The historical and mystical Fortingall Yew of Perthshire.
The historical and mystical Fortingall Yew of Perthshire. | Source

Loch Rannoch with Schiehallion, (the Fairy Hill) in the background.

Schiehallion - the Fairy Hill - with Loch Rannoch in the foreground.
Schiehallion - the Fairy Hill - with Loch Rannoch in the foreground. | Source

Conclusions

There are many more tales to tell and entities to encounter, not just from Scotland, but from all over the world.

Many people in the 21st century see themselves as superior to any idea of the supernatural or mythic beasts from old. Nevertheless this planet probably holds many mysteries yet to be revealed.

Through time we may learn that the physical world is only one small part of an infinite web of other worlds - some within the physical, some within other dimensions.

Perhaps one day, when the physical and spiritual planes do merge, we will view these ghostly entities as natural rather than mysterious and otherworldly.

Ghost Poll 1

If you were on your own, which haunted location would scare you the most?

  • The Ghost Road
  • Smoo Cave
  • Perthshire Countryside
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Ghost Poll 2

If you had the chance to investigate one location with friends - which one would you choose?

  • Smoo Cave
  • Perthshire - Rannoch Moor, Haunted Crossroads & Weem Woods
  • The Ghost Road
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Book & Journal Sources

Source: Alexander Polson's Scottish Witchcraft Lore (W. Alexander: Inverness 1932).

© 2012 Helen Murphy Howell

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great writing about these ghosty people. Love the photo's

I'm not sure if I would go near any of the areas mentioned.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. The pictures are enough to make me want to visit. I love anything to do with the paranormal and this was a wonderful piece. I'd sure love to experience some of these things. Perhaps if that Screaming Hag screamed at me I'd scream right back and see what happens. lol Thanks for sharing this. Passing this on.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hello writer20,

Many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub! I don't think I'd go on my own especially to the Ghost Road or Weem Woods. If I had a couple of friends though, it might be an experience!! LOL!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hello chinnukannan,

Many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Gypsy, many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub!

I love this comment of yours!!!LOL! I never thought about screaming back at the hag? LOL! Now that would be something worth seeing!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Ahhh, you sucked me in with this one, Seeker7! I absolutely ADORE your stories of a very haunted Scotland. I have to say that though this might sound weird, when I first saw the picture of the Weem woods in your hub I had a Deja Vu feeling, I thought to myself, "yes, I've been there before." Only to read further and have you say that it is one of the most ancient woods in Scotland. Very interesting. Voted up, awesome, and interesting!


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samtebbutt 4 years ago from Ireland

Curious to visit Smoo Cave and the Fortingall yew after reading your article. 3,000 year old tree! Awesome!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Seeker, this was a brilliant read! First of all you scared me to death with the road, and then I saw that cave! lol! but what a beautiful countryside and I would love to visit the caves. I wonder if the road is actually a time slip? so many things have been seen there, it seems that they all come from different times. Whatever it is I am not going on my own! lol! rated up! amazing


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unvrso 4 years ago from Mexico City

Very interesting! I would love to go to Scotland! I used to believe in ghosts when I was little. These set of stories would be great to entertain people while spending a night around an outdoor campfire. I once spent six months alone on a country house far away from the city, and all I perceived at night was my own shadow. Voted up! and interesting!


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Silvers-Jain8 4 years ago from MA

Hey Seeker awesome hub!!

Thanks for scaring me before bed now I'm significantly creeped out. ^_^()

I like the mention of variety of all of these entities. Wow! I had no idea Scotland was this haunted even though I knew they had faeries...I would visit I'd really would if I had at least 10 people with me, but the mentioning of being stalked by fae and whatever else isn't worth it. I'm far to chicken for that...anyway great job.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Kitty - as usual it's always great to hear from you and your fascinating comments!!

Weem Woods is one of the most fascinating places I have ever been to. I can tell you that although it was many years ago, I can still remember the feel, the look and the smells of the place like it was yesterday. The place is absolutely buzzing!! Now I know some of the experiences people was apparently negative, but mine was actually the opposite - it was very positve energy around us. Having said that, the woods might well release another form of energy at nighttime, but I didn't sense any negativity when we were there.

If you have had the deja vu with Weem, I would say why not? I think that when we do live many lives we are not stuck to one country or culture, I do think we move around a bit. So it's quite possible that you have been to this awesome place before!! That was a really interesting feeling to have had though!!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi samtebbutt many thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the hub. I've never been to Smoo Cave unfortunately. But I have seen the Fortingall Yew - it is an amazing and very beautiful sight. Just being near to this wonder of nature is life changing!!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Nell, as always lovely to hear from you - and I'm finally glad to be a follower of yours officially, as up until yesterday it was unofficial kind of!!

Now that is interesting about what you said about the Ghost Road. When I was reading up on some of the things that had happened I just couldn't get my head around why all these different forms of appartition were appearing. I never thought about a time slip, but I think you might well have something there. It would certainly explain a lot.

It's also interesting that after I had published the hub I found some more information on the road. Apparently the local council were planning some work on the road, but the locals are not happy at all. The reason? Anytime the road gets worked on the paranormal events start again big time! I haven't heard anymore if the road works did go ahead or if anything else happened. But I would imagine that as with house restoration/building causing paranormal activity, the same is perhaps happening with roads and other things that are built over particularly active areas.

I'd love to go with friends, but I honestly don't think I would fancy investigating any of them on my own. Mind you, we could always try what Gypsy had in mind - screaming back at the Screaming Hag to see what happened? I'll let her do her thing and I'll stay in the background and watch!!LOL!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

urmso,

many thanks for stopping by and I hope one day you will manage to visit us here.

I agree about the stories around the campfire. There's nothing quite as wonderfully spooky as telling tales around an open fire in the countryside - you can't beat it!!

That's a shame about not sensing or seeing anything at your country house. But it just goes to show, that not everywhere is haunted.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Silvers-Jain8 - many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub - sorry about being creeped out though!!LOL!

I would by okay during the day, but as I said to Nell and Kitty a night time investigation would definitely need to be with friends - no way would I go on my own! The stalking is particularly scary, especially as only shadows were seen. But when I was at Weem I can honestly say that it felt really good. However, when you do hear the stories from other folks, its obvious that the wood does have the good and the bad dwelling there!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Seeker I love reading these supernatural articles.. I find them amusing and entertaining.. that's it.. voted up and amusing


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

When one sees a new paranormal hub from Seeker7 they know they're in for an intriguing and enjoyable ride. And you sure deliver on that promise here my friend. That Screaming Hag reminded of the sisters sofa sighting, remember, you insightfully pointed out it had the earmarks of a Scottish-Irish Banshee. Most intriguing with the animal apparitions too.

Speaking of oldest trees, the oldest one over here just got burned down by a meth-head, she said she was trying to distract the police or something. Those spirals aren't for catching blood in my opinion, they're what dimension portals opening up in the sky. Take a good look at the 2009 Norway spiral. Smoo Cave part is great and gave chill bumps. Well, could go on and on but I'll finish with how grand the mountain and waterfall are. Scotland really is a haunted but beautiful place.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Frank! What a lovely comment! I think the paranormal is very entertaining - well as most of it! Thanks for the vote up, really appreciated!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Alastar! OMG that is so sad about the old tree getting burned down!! I've seen some of the documentaries on the USA and your awesome trees - that is a criminal act on gigantic proportions! Thousands of years of life and growth only to be obliterated by +++*****!!

I agree with you on the spirals. One of the first psychic dreams I ever had - many, many moons ago - involved this emerald hilly landscape with three large standing stones in a line. They all had these beautiful spirals carved into them. Now although I can't state the exact meaning I had - and still do have this sense when these dreasm occur - that they signify infinity, connections with all things and the spiritual - and all this includes other dimensions.

The Screaming Hag definitely has all the markings of the banshee/bean nighe but performing in an odd way. Nell suggested some form of time slip for the road and for me that's a theory well worth thinking about. I've also heard though that the banshees etc. can also be protective, so I wonder if this entity is not so much protecting the road, but the land that road crosses over - just a thought!!

As usual, many thanks for your thoughts Alastar - fascinating as always!!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Another great read Seeker. I was interested to read Alastar Packer's thoughts on the spirals, my first thoughts were that it was a carving of another universe.

Now if I travelled that portion of road and saw that screaming hag I would definitely need a spare pair of pants with me. Loved Gypsy's comment

I don't think I would be wandering those woods at night but interesting that you felt no negativity during the day.

Scotland is such a beautiful place you would never think that so much paranormal occurrences existed.

I always enjoy your articles.. voting up


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VAMPGYRL420 4 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

Awesome hub, Seeker7! I have a very deep affection for Scotland anyway; but with the possibility of never being able to make it there in bodily form, your written word took me there and showed me around. For that I am very grateful! You do some very interesting work...I look forward to reading more of your hubs in the very near future. Voted up!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Rosemay - lovely to hear from you!!

Now that's very interesting about your thoughts on the spirals. They definitely were very significant to ancient people and I honestly feel they do incorporate meanings of a few things that can be inter-related such as time, infinity, dimensions and universes - they are all linked, in the spiritual sense as well as the physical. So that's a very profound insight you have here Rosemay when you felt that it was 'universes' - it makes a lot of sense and helps to round off the bigger picture of the spirals.

Isn't Gypsy awesome!!! I just about fell off my chair laughing when I first read her comment!! I've put her notion to a couple of investigators I know. One would love to try that with the hag or any other spook that screeches. The other guy is not so sure and would like time to think about it - and to think about a quick escape if it all goes wrong!!

Weem Woods is lovely and when you come onto the crags and then the hermits cave, it just rounds it off completely. I think what the problem tends to be, not only with Weem, but with so many places, is that some of the paranormal phenomena is interpreted as being aggressive or perhaps evil when it isn't. Often you will get spirits trying to get attention and their efforts are often viewed as malicious - I think really because we can't see them, we only hear the bangs, or see objects moving and it freaks us out. Then again, there could well be negative energy. But like the positive energy and most haunted places, the spirits tend to move in and out in cycles. So perhaps the day that I was there was a time of positive rather than negative spirits. And perhaps night time is a different experience all together?


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Rosemay - my computer or Hub Pages isn't working too well, the reply thing wouldn't work - so I've put a comment at the bottom for you!!!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi VAMPGYRL420 - many thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a lovely comment! Thank you!

I have to admit that I do have a passion for the weird and wonderful! Thankfully there is so much has and is happening in this old world that there will always be plenty of subjects to choose in this field!


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

Great hub. I have Scotland on my bucket list. I also love to investigate the paranormal. It would be a treat to go there and get some great footage and see the beautiful countryside. Thank you for sharing some Scottish history I enjoyed it!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hello again Amethystraven and lovely to have you visit another hub - thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub and I think you would enjoy Scotland.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Ohhh how spooky! I am glad I am reading this during daylight! You provide good information about the tales and locations, well written.


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Harvest Moon 4 years ago from Earth

Another phenomenal hub, Helen. I thoroughly enjoyed this article, especially the rather beautiful pictures of bonny Scotland. What a gorgeous, mysterious country you live in!

God bless!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hello ChristyWrites - glad that you enjoyed the hub! I'll let you into a secret - I wrote most of this hub during daylight hours!! LOL!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi to you HarvestMoon - glad that you enjoyed the hub! If you're into the paranormal then I guess Scotland is one of the best places to be - it does seem to be very crowded when it comes to ghosts, spirits and anything else paranormal!


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Laura in Denver 4 years ago from Aurora

Very interesting hub! There are many more documented haunted places in Great Britain than the USA!

I'll tune in again, soon!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Seeker7, chilly facts my friend. First, up and all across but funny. Rightfully deserved on this incredible article. This is a homerun. Great info and so interesting. Smoo Cave looks like a spooky place. I would like to go on an investigation one time. It would be a trip for sure. We hear about all these stories and we call them "tales" or "myths". I think it we hear the same story over and over, in most cases, something is up. These stories didn't start for nothing. Something is going on. Great work my friend:)


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hello Laura, many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub. The UK does seem to be overloaded with spooks and weird stuff!


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Seeker7...Nice job on this well written Hub with stunning photographs!

One thing I really enjoy on Hubpages is meeting and reading writers from around the world.

This Hub is fascinating in its nature and filled with information that makes Scotland mysterious and appealing at the same time.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Hey! How did I not realize you're a registered nurse until now? I should be coming to you to vent about nursing school! LOL. I'm heading into my 2nd semester of RN school this coming August. I love it...nice to see you and I share that in common too!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi again Barbsbitsnpieces - lovely to hear from you again and glad that you enjoyed the hub.

LOL! I don't think you have to far anywhere in the UK to find ghosts and other paranormal activity - and some of it, as you say, very mysterious indeed!!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

LOL!!! I think now that you are training in the modern era, I will be able to learn a few things from you!! Your 2nd semester already! That's one thing that hasn't changed, the training goes in so fast, especially when enjoying it. Lovely to see you as well Kitty!!


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Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Thank you. Well done! voted up.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

thank you for this. i can use.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Parks, many thanks for the vote up!!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Thank you Mhatter99 for the visit - appreciated!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful scenery. amazing woods that seem to be inviting me in. In reality I think I´d have to give the road a miss..... but I´m very tempted to visit some of the other gorgeous and interesting places you´ve written about here.

Of course only in daytime, bright sunhine and with an army of friends.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Dim Flaxenwick - I love to visit these places but I agree with you, it's always better with friends and much more enjoyable!

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to comment - much appreciated!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I've heard of Banshees before ... not happy things either. I'd rather let them be, unless they really felt like chatting ...

Spectrals are definitely not to be chatted for too long with either. As You well said, their touch means Death. From the little I know anyone who is touched by one will begin aging at an incredibly fast rate until they are dead.

"Perhaps one day, when the physical and spiritual planes do merge" - They are merging already (at an increasing rate too, I would say). I welcome that though.

Interesting read. I have never been to that northern part of Europe but I would love to do so one day. When I do, I will for sure have to visit some of these places You talk about. A Banshee migh be interesting to meet after all ... : )

Thank You for the write. All the best!


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Awesome hub, voted up. Really interesting and spooky! The other two locations I would love to see but the Smoo Cave is just a bit too scary for me ! You do our country proud :)


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland Author

Hi Anna, lovely to hear from you again and glad that you enjoyed the hub!!

Yes Smoo Cave - there is something just not right with the place, perhaps because of the environment of being inside the earth, who knows! But I agree with you, I'm not sure I would enjoy visiting this place at all!

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