Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

The Legendary Land of Lyonesse

September 15th, 2013 § in Mystery

The lost land of Lyonesse is often mentioned in British and Cornish folklore. It joins other mysterious places such as Camelot and Avalon in King Arthur legends. According to legend, Lyonesse once existed between the coasts of Cornwall and the Scillies. During the 16th century, a[...]

Loch Ness Monster Mysteries

September 11th, 2013 § in Legends

Of all the cryptozoological creatures reported around the world, the lake monster of Loch Ness, Scotland is surely the most well known and beloved of them all. That a possible prehistoric creature still shares our world in the deep, murky waters of this long lake fuels not only o[...]

The disappearance at Eilean Mor Lighthouse

August 19th, 2013 § in Unexplained

The Outer Hebrides island chain off the western coast of Scotland is one of the most remote locations in the world, bedrock formed of ancient metamorphic rock home to the Carloway Broch, and Loch Nessand its famous monster. The Flannan Isles, also known as the Seven Hunters, are [...]

Devil in the detail

July 3rd, 2012 § in Mystery

Some say the De’ils deid and living in Kirkcaldy, as the old ditty goes, though, as we now know, he is in fact alive and well and serving on Her Majesty’s frigate Cumberland. Or at least one of his minions appears to be. The nation spluttered over its cornflakes earlier this [...]

Police investigate alien encounter

June 28th, 2012 § in UFO

IT was a terrifying close encounter which led to the only case in British history of an alien sighting being the subject of a criminal investigation. Exactly 25 years later, the case is still open on forestry worker Bob Taylor’s brush with mysterious alien spheres on Dechmont L[...]

Why you’ve more than a ghost of a chance of seeing a spook

June 26th, 2012 § in Bizarre, Ghosts

EDINBURGH has a reputation for being the most haunted city on the planet. With its wealth of moody Gothic architecture and grisly past, it is easy to see why. Arguably the most famous resident ghost is Major Thomas Weir, a 17th-century Presbyterian minister who fell from grace an[...]

Werner Herzog’s ‘Incident at Loch Ness’

June 20th, 2012 § in Legends

“The boundary between fiction and ‘documentary’ simply does not exist; they are all just films.” – Werner Herzog, from “Herzog on Herzog,” a collection of interviews . The German director Werner Herzog has gone to the ends of the earth &#[...]

Scientists Disagree on Parapsychology

May 6th, 2012 § in Unexplained

Scientists Disagree on Parapsychology Lund University in Sweden will soon appoint northern Europe’s first professor of parapsychology, hypnology and clairvoyance to teach the study of the paranormal. Lund University is not alone in this venture. Utrecht University in the Ne[...]

BBC ‘Proves’ Nessie Does Not Exist

April 18th, 2012 § in Legends

BBC ‘Proves’ Nessie Does Not Exist A BBC team says it has shown there is no such thing as the Loch Ness monster. Using 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to ensure that none of the loch was missed, the team surveyed the waters said to hide Sc[...]

Loch Ness Monster

December 13th, 2011 § in Mystery

The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster is about a creature that is supposed to be living in a deep freshwater lake (loch) near Inverness, a city in northern Scotland. Categorized as a lake monster, the Loch Ness has been claimed to be a large creature with a long neck. The earliest[...]