The August issue features my investigation of Fyvie Castle in Scotland. Available from all good newsagents or online from the publisher www.psychicnews.org.uk/
This Tudor hall is said to be haunted every Christmas Eve by a coach driven by headless horses. Another ghost is that of a lady who sometimes appears near the coach. You must never look into her eyes. If you do, you'll go mad or die!
A tree in the grounds of the hall is known as Nelson's Tree or the Hanging Tree. It was used to hang local criminals and some claim that a lady in white and a man in torn trousers and brown jacket still haunt the place where they died. Chains from the hangings are still said to be embedded in the bark. The Devil himself may appear if you decide to circle the tree six times!
In the hall is a bedroom cupboard with a burn mark in the brickwork. Legend says that the Devil made it with his cloven hoof. What he was doing in the hall has not been recorded!
A window here can never be kept shut. Even a local blacksmith's attempts to seal it failed. Finally, the phantom of a little girl has been seen gazing out of a gable window.
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I was very honoured to be the VIP guest of Don Smith and the Battlefield Trust in Gainsborough. I was there to take part in the first annual battlefield walk - Battle of Gainsborough 1643 - which was partly based on a guide I wrote to the battlefield many years ago. Here's some pics of the day!
John is a producer, TV/radio presenter and writer living in Suffolk