Moray - Paranormal Database Records

 
Scraping

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.


 
Merman

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.


 
Grant

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.


 
Monk

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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