Balgonie Castle, Fife, Scotland
Happy Halloween. Today’s travel photo is a special Haunted Halloween site. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Balgonie Castle is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The most haunted part of Balgonie is believed to be the Grand Hall, where ghostly voices and apparitions have been reported. Sightings of a Green Lady have been seen at one of the ranges and records back to 1842 reveal that she was even then a ‘well-known’ ghost. The erie form of a 17th century soldier has been witnessed in the courtyard, and his apparition is also said to walk through the castle gateway. Other phantoms have included a hooded figure, a medieval looking man and Alexander Leslie.
The Ghost Club, the oldest organization in the world associated with psychical research, conducted an investigation at Balgonie Castle in 2005.
Historically, the castle has had many famous visitors during its history, including, James IV, Mary Queen of Scots and Rob Roy MacGregor. For my own personal history, my 16th great grandmother via my own paternal grandmother, Isabel Sibbald, likely lived here in her youth.
Are any of you traveling somewhere special for this Halloween? Maybe some of you might have some haunted history as well.