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Meggernie Castle

Meggernie Castle

Meggernie Castle

Glen Lyon, Tayside

Meggernie Castle is haunted by the ghost of a woman who appears sometimes from the shoulders up and sometimes from the chest down. She is thought to have been a woman who had once lived at Meggernie and was murdered by her husband. She is said to give off a burning pain on touch or kiss but there are no blistering effects resulting from the touch on the skin of the unwilling recipient.

The ghost has been seen by several visitors to the castle. On one occasion a visitor was awoken by a hot kiss on his cheek, so hot that it felt as if his face was being burnt. He saw the upper half of a woman drifting away from his bed to disappear through a blocked-up doorway. The following morning he learnt from a fellow guest that he too had had an identical experience during the same night.

One night, one of the same two guests was in his room writing a letter when the door was suddenly flung open and the temperature of the room plummeted to freezing. Looking up he could find no cause for the disturbance and was overwhelmed by a feeling of complete terror. He hurriedly left the room and walked down the corridor. As he was passing a window he was horrified to see the face of a beautiful woman looking at him through the window from the outside. It was the same face that he had seen a week before when his ghostly visitor had awoken him in his room with such a flaming kiss.

Meggernie Castle once belonged to the Menzies Clan and it was a former laird who is said to have been so jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife that he murdered her, cutting her body into two halves for easier disposal of the remains. He only had time to bury the bottom half before he himself died a mysterious death.
The figure has been seen many times in the castle's rooms and also drifting along the corridors. She has also been seen more rarely in the local graveyard sitting on one of the gravestones.

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