Aberdeen - Palace Hotel
Unknown Ghost Type
Early twentieth century
This unclothed ghost hammered at the windows of the hotel for the period of a week. When finally spotted and approached, he floated away leaving no footprints in freshly laid snow.
Aberdeen - St Machar Cathedral
Unknown Ghost Type
Three schoolchildren reported seeing three strange purple fingers with long black nails, unnaturally long, emerging from the cathedral door. They ran.
Aberdeen - St Nicholas House
Unknown Ghost Type
Two council workers watched a dark haired lady enter a lift, but when they also stepped inside a few seconds later, she had vanished.
Aberdeen - Union Street
Many people have reported feeling this entity grab their arms or legs, holding on for several seconds before letting go. It is believed to be a little girl who died violently nearby.
Aberdeen - White Dove Hotel (no longer standing)
Unknown Ghost Type
This young Indian girl manifested and stood by a guest dying of fever in the hotel - the nurse who saw the ghost said it had terrible injuries on the neck, so severe that it caused the nurse to faint. When the nurse regained consciousness, the strange little girl had gone and the patient was dead.
Aberdeen - Aberdeen Central Library
The East of Scotland Paranormal Society investigated this building and claimed to have heard footsteps, whispering, and the sound of a bell.
A phantom Victorian.
Aberdeen - Amatola Hotel (no longer standing)
A phantasmal female figure observed on the lower landing of the hotel may have been the daughter of one of the former owners of the building.
Aberdeen - Ardoe House Hotel
The daughter of a previous owner, this shade is thought to have returned after the girl's suicide. She is said to walk down the staircase dressed in nightwear.
Aberdeen - Arts Centre, 31 Kings Street
The centre is said to be haunted by a maid who still loiters around the old top floor flat and along corridors, while a floating face haunts the Green Room. The Aberdeen Ghost Hunters group investigated the site and recorded electrical interference and EVP.
An overdramatic imagining of an Earth Hound.
Aberdeen - Churchyard, Mastrick
Earth hounds are said to be the size of a rat, but with a dog-like head and feet of a mole. They live in churchyards and eat the recently buried. A dead earth hound may have been ploughed up in the Mastrick churchyard.
Aberdeen - Cocket Hat public house
First spotted by barmaid Agnes McInnes, the ghost of the former landlord Walker is more commonly fleetingly seen.
Aberdeen - Constitution Street
19 February 1888
The remains of an aging soldier were discovered in a barn along this road; much of the body had been reduced to ash, though the face could be recognised. The bales of straw surrounding him had failed to catch fire.
Aberdeen - Former Halls of Residence
Early 1990s and 2002
One student reported hearing pacing along a corridor. When the sound was investigated, no one was there. The same student also awoke to hear someone repeating their name, although the room was unoccupied by anyone else at the time. Several years later, a tall dark figure which vanished was reported by one girl.
Aberdeen - Grassy area near a bus stop on the Kincorthland Estate
01 January 1970, 05:45h
A cloaked, hooded and masked phantom figure was seen in the early hours of the morning by a woman walking to the bus stop on her way to work. She felt an overwhelming urge to approach the entity, which dissolved like mist and vanished into the grass.
Aberdeen - Hillhead Halls of Residence
A student woke up to discover a man sitting on a chair next to her bed. The student screamed and the figure vanished. Another student in the room next door also claimed to have seen something dark move past while looking in a mirror.
Aberdeen - His Majesty's Theatre
Pre-1982, and 2006
A former stagehand who lost his head in an accident at the theatre prior to the Second World War, Jake disappeared after building work was completed in 1982. However, when renovation work started again, contractors began to report the sound of someone in high heels walking around empty areas of the theatre.
Aberdeen - King Street, former Barracks (currently Grampian Transport?)
A Captain with the Gordon Highlanders, this officer lost his bottle prior to being shipped overseas and took his own life. His ghost remains trapped within the building.
Aberdeen - Ma Cameron's public house, Little Belmont Street
People have reported feelings of being watched in the bar when the area is empty. One story says a decorator fled the site after hearing a series of knocks emerging from an empty room.
Aberdeen - Old Fire Station, King Street (now student accommodation)
A former student who stayed here recalled how a silhouetted figure walked towards him as he stood in the shower - the witness jumped out of the way, injuring his heal. A couple of months later the student was told that the building was reputedly haunted. It is said that several fire fighters based at the site when it was operation had encountered a figure in Victorian uniform, said to be a man who died while saving a child.
Aberdeen - Over city
A handful of reports concerning strange lights were recorded during 2006. One family observed six orange lights hovering in the sky before appearing to disintegrate.
Abergeldie - Abergeldie Castle
Kittie was burnt as a witch at the top of a nearby hill; her ghost haunts the castle and the surrounding land.
Achath - Castle Fraser
Still present, but concealed
The steps of the building were stained with the blood of a murdered girl - the marks would return, even if scrubbed away. The bloody stains were finally covered over with wood.
Ardo - Gight Castle
What is it with inquisitive pipers and tunnels? Playing his pipe while investigating this secret passageway, a man vanished without trace (though, of course, he is now heard).
Auchleven - Lickleyhead Castle
The haunting of the site by the green lady began after she was murdered by her husband.
Ballater - Pannanich Wells Hotel
Drifting around the hotel, the grey figure in a sweeping skirt is thought to be mostly harmless.