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Fyvie Castle Scotland
« on: January 18, 2011, 09:47:10 PM »
Built as a royal stronghold, Fyvie castle was constructed by the Scottish Crown as one of a chain of fortresses throughout medieval Scotland. Not far away, at what is now called Earlston but in those days was now Erceldoune, there lived an extraordinary man named Thomas. Thomas of Erceldoune- or "True Thomas", as some called him- was a very handsome poet. Such men told stories of expounded upon their history in their poems, and folks of all classes gathered to hear them- especially at a time when most could not read. Moreover, they had the ability, through their satires, to make or ruin reputations.

What concerns us here is that in the midst of his other activities, Thomas took the time to curse Fyvie Castle. The malediction stated that if three stones- taken from the ancient church and deposited in as many spots- were not gathered together, no direct heir would be born to the family who owned Fyvie. The curse proved to be true.  The "weeping stone", one of the three stones, is kept in the castle, underneath the Charter Room. Not only is it reported to weep water in the sight of the rightful heir, but legend has it that the heir will die and his wife go blind if they ever enter the room.

There was also a phantom trumpeter, who in life was a man named Andrew Lammie. In the 18th C, he fell in love with the local millers daughter, one Agnes Smith. Her parents very strongly disapproved of the match. In this, the laird- who wanted Agnes as his mistress- seconded them. When he found out that the pair continued to meet secretly, he had Andrew kidnapped and sent as a slave to the West Indies. Lammie swore before his death that the peal of a trumpet would sound just before the death of every future laird, to remind the family of the injustice he suffered. So it happened for many years following. Prior to the sale of the castle in 1984, being laird of Fyvie demanded a high tolerance for supernatural activity. The advice given by one such proprieor would be wise for present day visitors to follow in such situatons: "Do not try to combat the supernatural. Meet it without fear, and it will not harm you."



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Re: Fyvie Castle Scotland
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 08:02:04 AM »
Don't you love their stories and legends.  We didn't visit Fyvie - there's only so much time in a day. 

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Re: Fyvie Castle Scotland
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 08:40:14 AM »
Most Haunted did Fyvie, I love the name. LOL
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Re: Fyvie Castle Scotland
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 08:53:11 AM »
Hermitage Castle in Scotland, is the one I found very sinister and imposing. 

 


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