Fyvie Castle
      Well, if I would recommend a famous haunted place it would be Fyvie 
Castle in Scotland. They have a Green Lady (that the Gordon family says 
only appears to them) that might be Lilies D. Drummond, a wife on one of 
the lords in the 1600s (Sometime in the medieval times). The story goes 
that after her death, her husband married another younger woman that he 
had been consorting with in secret. The most interesting thing about 
that haunting is that she actually left a signature in solid stone. The 
lord had just married his new bride, and while he was waiting for some 
new bedrooms to be made in the castle he and his wife slept in a tiny 
little unused room. During the night, they heard soft sighs but nothing 
else. When they woke up in the morning, the name Lilies D. Drummond was 
carved deeply into the stone window sill right outside their room. It 
was a few centimeters deep, and carved with great precision. Obviously 
it would have taken quite a while to carve in solid stone using the 
primitive tools available then. The most peculiar thing about that is 
that it is carved upside down, so that it faces outside the window sill. 
The only way to read it is to hover or erect a scaffold outside and face 
inside the room, several hundred feet in the air. There was no possible 
way or reasoning for a human hand to do this. 
Another peculiar thing about Fyvie is that it was cursed by Thomas the 
Rhymer. In the curse, there were three stones, one in the ladies' bower, 
water-yett, and somewhere else i can't recall. But if the three stones 
were not collected, disaster would befall Fyvie. For unknown reasons, 
although the rhyme doesn't mention it, the curse was taken to mean that 
no direct heir would be born to Fyvie's ruling class and that is so. 
They found the stone in the Ladies' bower, and it is kept in a bowl in 
the castle. sometimes it is bone dry, and at other times it exudes 
water. When a rightful heir to Fyvie approached it, it 'gushed forth in 
mournful salutation.' which is a part of the prediction as well. The 
stone was examined, and it turned out to be sandstone, for which the 
water and dryness is a natural phenomenon. The three stones were also 
supposed to come from an ancient cursed church, too. I might be wrong 
about certain details, for it has been a while since i have read about 
Fyvie. I think that there is other paranormal stuff in Fyvie, but those 
are the stories that I recall best. 
And there is a certain quote from a Lord Of Fyvie, who was a believer in 
ghosts; "Do not try to combat the supernatural. Meet it without fear, 
and it will not harm you." 

by simpson@ecentral.com 

Back to Famous Hauntings
Back to Ghosts and Hauntings