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Dundee is a city with rich history and heritage, but do you know about its spooky side? Here are 5 creepy places that you should visit in Dundee – if you dare!
Once the site of a horrible rail accident which saw a train derail into the water and everyone inside killed, the Tay Bridge is one of the more haunted places on Tayside. It is believed that on the 28th of December each year, there is a ghostly looking train that travels over the bridge and disappears when it gets to the spot that the train derailed in 1879. Screaming can also be heard coming from the bridge on the anniversary of the disaster.
Said to be under a curse, Glamis Castle is arguably one of the most haunted places in Britain. A tongueless woman who roams the castles grounds, a young boy who has been seen sitting on a stone chair outside of the Queen’s room and the ghost of Earl Beadie who haunts the grounds, scaring children. However, the most spine-chilling apparition seen at the castle is The Grey Lady. She is the ghost of Lady Janet Douglas who was burned at the stake as a witch in 1537.
It has been the spot of many reports of ghostly footsteps, creepy figures and the unnerving feeling as if you are being watched. It has undergone many paranormal investigations in its time who have all reported something spooky happening on the ship.
This castle is another that is said to be haunted. This time by the spirit of Marion Ogilvie. She was the mistress to Cardinal Beaton who was murdered in 1546, she has been seen waving at visitors from the window, dressed all in white with a white handkerchief.
Royal Research Ship Discovery
Built in 1901 and sent on her first mission to the Antarctic, the Royal Research Ship Discovery is another Dundee based ship with ghostly stories to tell. Visitors have seen ghostly shadows lurking within the ship, heard footsteps – which are believed to be those of a young man who fell to his death from the crow’s nest. It has also been reported that the ghost of a young boy runs around the ship. Others have seen a sailor’s spirit so vivid that they have stopped to speak to him before he disappears.
What other creepy or haunted places are there in Dundee? How many have you been to?