HOMECOMING SCOTLAND BLOG CONITUES WITH SCOTLANDS GHOST STORIES THEME.
CASTLE DOUGLAS, GRETNA GREEN AND SPEDLINS TOWER.
Castle Douglas On the Kelton road there is a little bridge over a stream. A murdered baby was buried in the stream here. Its pitiful crying has often been heard.
There have been several reports of ghostly couples strolling across the roads at night. Several motorists have been horrified, as they have almost crashed into the pair who would disappear at the last moment. A ghostly car has also been reported several times. Again the vehicle is said to drive straight towards an oncoming car causing several accidents, only to disappear at the last moment.
Situated by the river Annan near Jardine A gruesome tale surrounds the haunting of this 16th Century tower. In the 1650s, Alexander Jardine imprisoned a miller for making bad bread, he then took a trip to Edinburgh and consequently forgot the prisoner. He returned to the tower many months later to a sickening sight. The prisoner, who had obviously starved to death, had literally torn his hands from manacles which bound him to the wall, in a desperate attempt to reach the door of the prison. Several people claim to have felt the ‘presence of an unseen entity’ while visiting the tower and some people claim to have seen a tall white haired man in the region of the original dungeon. He looks distraught and in pain, and it is said that this figure has no hands.