The Grey Lady of Glamis haunts the family chapel and the Clock Tower of the world-famous Glamis Castle. Steeped in centuries of tale and legend, the castle has been standing since the late 1300’s, and has seen its fair share of goings-on. The Grey Lady of Glamis is believed to be Lady Janet Douglas, burnedRead more ⟶
For those of you who don’t know what Hellhounds are; be thankful. Prominent and frequently-reported features include mangy fur, the colour of night, glowing red eyes, a pungent odour and possessing supernatural speed and strength. Often used as guardians of the entrances to the underworld, legend has it that if you stare into their eyesRead more ⟶
One of the most famous legends associated with Glamis Castle is that of the ‘Monster of Glamis’; a child born to the family and so hideously disfigured he was isolated in secret chambers within the castle walls, which were sealed upon his death. Legend has its beginnings in 1821 when the first son of theRead more ⟶
Nearly everywhere seems to have a story about a White Lady, so let’s have a wee look at some of our own local legends concerning mysterious ladies in white… The White Lady of the Coffin Mill Now, we all know the media likes a headline, but by and far, this is one of the best.Read more ⟶
Even the name “Bigfoot” evokes unease, conjuring up images of huge, hairy bipedal humanoids with primal, base instincts and a wild demeanor. Whilst theories and sightings have been reported for years, nobody has ever managed to document irrefutable evidence of the legendary beasts. And whilst most of the more well documented cases are focused aroundRead more ⟶
Booksworld.com recently reported the release of “The Common Book of Witchcraft and Wicca. What’s all the fuss about, you ask? Isn’t it just someone trying to sell a book? No, apparently it’s not – the book is available completely free, under a creative commons license, which allows anyone to freely share and republish its contentsRead more ⟶
Welcome to our section on real-life tales of the unexpected, where things go bump in the night, and all sorts of creepy and weird things come crawling out from the darkness. Here, we have taken a selection of stories as given to us by our fans, based on their own personal experiences of theRead more ⟶
Many tales have never come so close to legend as the tale of the Nine Maidens. Whether it be fact, faked, or some half-baked version of the truth, we will never really know.
The Malleus Maleficarum (“The Hammer of Witches”) is the classic Catholic text on witchcraft and was first published in 1487. The book was notorious for its use in the Witch-hunts which were started on a national scale across Europe.
The 16th century was a time of religious upheaval caused, in part, by the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. As the shockwave of religious division extended across Europe, fear spread that the Day of Judgement had arrived.