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The Ghost of Glamis Castle and other true Scottish Ghost Stories [Kindle Edition]

Robert B. McNeill
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Book Description

The Ghost of Glamis Castle and other true Scottish Ghost Stories (4000 word e-book short.)

In Scotland many stories have been told over the centuries of hauntings and other supernatural phenomena. Most are nothing more than folk tales — stories told around the fireplace to bring a shiver to the spine.

The four stories in this e-book short, however, are different. Each is fact, backed by historical documents or contained in the many county and parish historical records.

Here is a brief excerpt from each:

The Ghost of Glamis Castle: For more than six hundred years Glamis in Forfarshire — one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles — has been the seat of the Earls of Strathmore. It was also the family home of the late Queen Mother and the birthplace of her daughter Princess Margaret. This formidable building has another claim to fame, however: as a scene of mysterious hauntings and the setting for events that remain secret to this day …

‘Pearlin’ Jean — the Ghost of Allanbank: ‘Pearlin’ Jean’ was a spirit that for many years haunted Allanbank, a seat of the Stuarts. The hauntings began when Robert Stuart, first baronet of Allanbank, returned to his home from a drive one evening. To his surprise, he saw the dark profile of a woman sitting on the arched gateway at the entrance to the house. Intrigued, he leaned forward to take a closer look. Suddenly the figure moved, and an icy chill ran through him — he saw to his horror it was the face of a corpse. She had a startlingly fair complexion and hair that fluttered in the breeze, and both her head and neck were dripping with blood. She stared at Stuart with glowering, glazed eyes …

Lady Stair — an unusual case of clairvoyance: Lady Stair’s House is located in Lady Stair’s Close in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket (now a museum to three of Scotland's greatest writers — Burns, Scott and Stevenson). Lady Stair’s first husband was Lord Primrose, a drunkard given to violent rages. Soon after their marriage he attempted her murder, and she narrowly escaped by leaping out of a window. Primrose left for the continent soon afterwards, and for months his whereabouts remained a mystery …

The Ghost of Hobkirk: In the year 1720 strange events began in the Border village of Hobkirk. Unexplained lights were seen coming from the kirk after midnight and the sound of footsteps were heard when nobody was in the vicinity. Rumours quickly spread through the community that the kirk was haunted. Elders of the church, anxious to allay people’s fears, met to discuss the matter and decide a course of action to prevent the spread of panic …

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 91 KB
  • Print Length: 11 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008A61RGM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars average 13 Sept. 2013
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was expecting a lot more about the aforementioned castle, but it travelled a bit too much to other places and people for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read. 9 April 2013
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I enjoyed this book, I would have liked it to go on longer, a bit short of a read but worth buying.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.0 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money 6 July 2014
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What a huge waste or money this was. I would not recommend this short story drivel to anyone. Save your money.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost of Glamis Castle and other true 26 Feb. 2014
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Enjoyed the stories, just wish there were more. This is an easy read, that leaves you wanting more . Just don't read it on a stormy night like I did. Gave myself the creeps.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Tales 14 July 2015
By KTritan - Published on
Very enjoyable, very appropriate to period. As a professional storyteller I quite enjoyed this little book.
To the person who rated this 1-star... did you think you were buying something else?
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting stories for those of us who will never ... 23 Aug. 2014
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Very interesting stories for those of us who will never get to visit the real thing. Not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but then, who else is?
5.0 out of 5 stars Want more. 17 Jun. 2015
By Deborah - Published on
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Too short,as the book was a good read. Left me wanting to read more.
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