Friday, January 20, 2017

Ghost Story For Freaky Friday...!

Nothing likely to get the ol' juices flowing like a good ghostly tale, right?

This one comes all the way from Scotland. The old country has more than it's fair share of ghost tales and the like. This is just one of many!


Photo credit: John Clegg & Co via Mother Nature Network

Although only ruins remain of the village of Lawers in Scotland, the site has been put up for sale. However, the offer comes with a warning: The village has allegedly been cursed by the Lady of Lawers.

The Lady, who was a soothsayer from the 17th century, reportedly cursed an ash tree. She was also buried next to the tree after her death. A farmer by the name of John Campbell cut down the cursed tree in 1895 and was gored by his own bull soon afterward. He died from his injuries, and a neighbor who tried to help him later went insane and was taken to a mental institution. A horse that was used to drag the tree away also died without apparent cause.

Sightings of a female ghost continue at the site, and a lot of visitors are convinced it is the Lady herself haunting the ruins.

Despite having a bad reputation and history, the place looks very peaceful to me. Not saying I'd spend the night there or anything, ya understand.

Coffee inside this morning. The flooding rains might be back!


linda m said...

It does seem to have a peaceful demeanor; however, as you said, don't think I would want to spend the night there. I've never seen a ghost and I don't intend to start now at my age. Have a great weekend. Hope the floods don't come. We are very wet up here in WI also.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Yeah, seeing a ghost at our age could have an adverse effect on our health, ya know?
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

Love these stories. It does look peaceful and look how green everything is.

Texas and CA. sure are getting a pounding of rain. Stay safe my Friend

Sixbears said...

You don't have to believe in such things to get the idea that going somewhere else might be a good idea . . . just in case.

It's a full pot of coffee day today.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I'm certainly gonna try, sweetie.
Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Sixbears...
I sure agree with that. Full coffee pot sounds like a winner to me!
Thanks for the visit today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

It would only be fitting if they cut that tree up into enough lumber to make a coffin for the guy who cut it down (grin).

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I wonder if they would do that, or if the curse would scare them off.
Thanks for the visit today!