Let me make it clear, I take these ghost stories as just fun and am in no way endorsing the paranormal, or maybe I do ...... I do not necessarily doubt the supernatural happenings and hauntings that people have experienced, but simply question the origins of the activity. I have my own opinions and that's all I have to say about it.
Many of Scotland's castles are reputedly haunted and have their ghost stories. So, no self respecting castle is without its own bogle, and many have two or three, or whole parties of Ogilvies crying out their last, locked in an airless chamber. What is true is that these strongholds saw more than their fair share of cruel and bloody deeds. The Scottish nobility, like others of the time from other countries, were a wild and lawless lot, and their treatment of their own families and servants was often as vicious as their dealings with their bitterest enemies.
Nobody knows why apparitions and disturbances occur in particular locations, but certain factors seem to make this more likely. A violent death, either murder or suicide, appear to be the basis of many of the stories, but there is also an element of injustice or guilt. A stone building or some other focus is also usually involved, disturbances sometimes being restricted to one room, stair or area.
These tales can be divided into three areas. The first is women and men who died violently and unjustly, the second is men whose apparition returns after death, characters simply too evil to rest, and the third heralds of events, sometimes good but usually bad, in a family, such as deaths and marriages.
Now, without further adieu, here are some ghost stories of haunted castles and mansions, with ghostly happenings, that surround the remote glens and hills of Perthshire.
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