Thursday, 14 April 2016

Glamis Castle

The seven ghosts of Glamis Castle 

Glamis Castle

It is said that Glamis Castle is one of the most haunted of Scotland. In effect, this castle count at least 7 ghosts.

playing cards with the devil
The most famous of them it’s the one of the second Lord of Glamis, a hard player. On day, a stranger came to his door and propose to the Lord a card game. His passion take precedence over his mistrust.
The two men played during days and nights, and screams was the only things servants could hear from the other side of the door. One of the servants, seeing Sunday come, the Lord’s Day, tried to enter into the room to prevent Lord Glamis that it was time to stop the game, the game was forbidden on this day. Lord Glamis had answered that he will not stop the game, even he should play with the Devil itself. The men, considered as possessed, were walled up alive in this very room.

Since, it is still possible to hear the screams of the two players and the room still exists but only 3 people in the world know its emplacement. 

The 3 ladies

The first one is the Grey Lady (Janet Douglas) or Lady Glamis were victim of the rage of James V. After the death of her husband, Janet Douglas became an easy prey for James who jailed her with her son, under a false accusation of witchcraft, and then, were burned alive. But her son were saved and once James V dead, the apparitions of his mother began around the chapel of the castle. She would still wandering there, researching her son. 

Janet Douglas - The grey Lady 

The second would be a girl would walk, with blood dripping from her mouth with a completely lost look. The legend want that this spirit belong to a domestic girl to whom the tongue have been cut off because of having too much spoken.

The third one would appears only under the form of white spectre in the nursery, she would rock the cradle of a stillborn child and yelling and crying.

The others ghosts

Glamis shelter the spirit on a black domestic who freeze to death and who can be see under the tree where he died.
The two last ghosts are Jack the Runner who cross the basement running, and the silhouette of a soldier often seen on the roof of the castle.

How to get there: The castle is closed to Forfar and Dundee and is easy of access. If you want further informations about the castle, you can find it HERE.

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