I have to confess that Dundee is not the first, or indeed the second or third place that I would think of when it comes to haunted towns and places, and as the author Geoff Holder points out in the introduction, it seems as far as ghost hunters are concerned Dundee isn’t on the map either.
Category: Tall Tales
When Thomas Pennant was touring Wales, he noted that the three farms on the Nant were Tŷ Hen, Tŷ Canol and Tŷ Ychaf respectively.
Being born and bred in Lancashire I’ve grown up surrounded by the rich folklore, ghost stories and paranormal experiences that are embedded in the county, call me bias, but we have some of the most diverse and well documented stories from the famous Pendle witches to headless boggarts, lonely ghosts, black cat sightings and UFO’s.
Tom Phillips, born around the middle of the 19th century and believed to be in his late fifties on his death, was unfortunately profoundly deaf from birth. For this reason, and because he could not enunciate intelligible speech, he was referred to by all who knew him as ‘Dummy’ Philips.