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Thanks for the book pointer Mauro, here are a few more Haunted battlefields: Killiecrankie is reputed to be haunted http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/scotland/perthshire/killiecrankie.htm... I have heard of the Nectansmere sighting but I can’t at the moment trace my source.
Other sites include Glencoe; a witness is reputed to have seen a replay of the aftermath of the slaughter.
A phantom army is said to appear on the shores of Loch Ashie near Inverness, on the site of a battle with an invading Norwegian army around the 1st May.
A WWII Spitfire is said to be heard near Biggin Hill Airfield on Jan 19th.
A ghostly army in the Cuillins on the Isle of Sky (Jacobite). Otterburn in Northumberland phantom army sighted in 1960, there was a battle on the site in 1388.
Newsteads, sounds of marching soldiers have been heard, the area was a Roman encampment.
Stockton on the Forest, a spectral army was seen in the sky in 1812.
Marston Moor has several witness sightings of Civil War ghosts. However Marston Moor is often a site for re-enactments and I have talked to quite a few re-enactors over the years, and some have a wicked sense of humour. One Civil War re-enactor swore he used to get pissed while on weekend camps, creep to the roadside in the night in full costume and ‘pop up’ when he heard a car going past. Quite possibly an explanation for some (if not all) ghostly cavaliers.
Dan, ive come across a website that mentions a sighting by 2 motorists in 1932. You can read it here http://www.lilylane.co.uk/mm.htm
Not very detailed of course but their source of info was Haunted Yorkshire but that link ends in a 404 error. The Andrew Green link just mentions a sighting in 1968 and then one more 5 years later.
Dan, your re-enactor has reminded me of two mistaken idenities. One white lady sighting in a castle grounds I am investigating turned out to coinside with a bridal shoot that was taking place. Another sighting at another cumbrian castle was a figure in medieval garb exiting a room. The room where the re-enactors for the castles event were changing.
It does illustrate the need to pinpoint the date any ghostly sighting took place and find out who else was there and doing what exactly.
On the anniversary of the Battle of Cheriton (29 March 1644) you are supposed to be able to hear the battle again and the ghost of a Cavalier has been seen in the lane which runs along one side of the battle site.
There are a great many stories of ghosts on, in and around battlefields from the American Civil War, particularly from some of the bloodier battles such as Gettysburg and Antietam.
There's a museum of military aircraft in Dayton, Ohio which seems to tie in with the earlier point about ghostly aircraft. Many of the guides who believe that they have felt, seen or sensed something hypothesize that ghosts have attached themselves to their planes, or, in many cases, to pieces of planes. Many of the aircraft there were built out of pieces of other aircraft which had been shot down, etc. and it's speculate that one of the reasons for the intensity of the psychic energy ther is from all of these ghosts crammed in together.
I seem to recall an account of ghosts appearing on radar in the area around a certain Pacific battlefield from WWII, though which one escapes me. There are also accounts from Okinawa of phantom battles between American and Japanese troops that can be heard over the radio.
Recently there have been talks of the Tiger I tank at Bovington museum being haunted by the ghost of a German officer. Funny story, considering the tank story is very well known (it was shipped brand new to the Afrika Korps in 1943 and captured after being abandoned by the crew) and the tank commander was wounded aboard but survived to tell the tale. Not only that but there has never been any previous talk of "activity". Guess we are looking at a story similar to Balmoral's Grey Lady.
I've also heard rumors about a "phantom reenactment" the Dieppe raid in 1942 but I've unable to find out more about it.
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-
Loch Ashie, just south of Inverness is reputedly been haunted. Apparently a traveller saw a battle taking place. From memory I think the traveller existed in the mid-late 18th century. I must track down the story and do some scribblings for the site, but having visited the area (it's a small loch and I'm not sure where the ghost battle was seen - interesting to note there are no records of a battle in the area) it is really quite creepy at night up on the moors when the mist descends. I need to make a visit during the day and have a wonder and check the records.
We were contacted by someone who claimed to have a photograph of th eghost from Bovington, by the Tiger Tank (which is now the last remaining Tiger in working order). We never got to see the picture though.
You want something creepy to consider: According to Archeology Magazine in the US, a large amount of WWII German equipment throughout Eastern Europe has been rising out of the ground/sea on it's own over the last few years.
Given the events in Eastern Europe over the last few decades...
"It's heard it's masters Call..." - Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring (film)
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