To start the week of scary here at The Cedar Journal I promised that I would post our scary cemetery story on the week of Halloween. I now realize that a great deal of travel and other scary stuff has happened to me since then and so by the end of the week this may just seem like cool photos of a nice Scottish Cemetery.
The Hubby is not one to believe in the super natural so I really did give him all the research information I had run across while I looked at cool places to visit in Scotland. Rooted deep in Scottish legends are stories of fairies, little people and demons that roam the Scottish Highlands looking to capture lonely travelers. Beware of those who want to hike the Highlands alone! But, the strangest story I found was one that was only rooted in the early part of the century in a small place called Easter Boleskine. Home to a small private cemetery that contains the remains of the clan Frasier is another story of a more sinister nature just outside the cemetery walls.
A house sits on a hill and once was the home of the late Master of Dark Magic Aleister Crowley. It was believed that the house was built on the ruins of a church that had caught fire and everyone inside had perished. When Crowley moved in and started to perform his rituals, well… lets just say things didn’t go as planned and got a little out of control. If you are interested you can read more about it on Wikipedia. It was enough to make the hairs on my arms stand straight up!
The house is not a tourist hot spot nor is it open to the public after passing through several hands over the years but the sacred grounds of the cemetery are open and contain some pretty old monuments.
The only scary experience we had was while we were driving along the mist covered narrow road as a black car driving extremely fast passed us nearly pushing us off the roadway. That was before getting to Easter Boleskine but already my nerves were a bit frazzled.
The harsh environment of this hillside cemetery located next to the Loch Ness shoreline seems to have given it a scary coating of mosses. You can pick almost any of the monuments and find a strange fungus or moss that is tearing away at the stonework. On the sunny morning we were there the place seemed peaceful but I am sure if you were to visit on a gloomy day at the end of October it could run chills up your spine, even if you didn’t know the stories that haunt the house on the hill located within feet of this resting place for the dead.
Do you a scary graveyard story? Visited Easter Boleskine and had a strange encounter? Maybe travelled somewhere and your research prior to arriving revealed a sinister past? Did you still visit?
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