Deep in the Scottish lowlands stands a stunning 14th century castle, the ancestral seat of the Earl of Strathmore. Despite its grand architecture and beauty it is said to be home to a dark secret.
Several different types of hauntings are commonly reported at Glamis, including disembodied footsteps and the eternally sullen Gray Lady. Some of the most disturbing sightings reported are those of the tongue-less lady.
The Tongue-less Lady is often seen wandering the grounds or the halls of the house anxiously pointing at her mouth. When she opens her mouth to scream blood pours forth from it. Legend goes that Glamis Castle had a secret so horrific, yet necessary, it was only known by a handful living people at a time. The Tongue-less lady is thought to be a maid who eavesdropped on a conversation and learned of the twisted secret. She used this knowledge to try to blackmail the Earl, threatening to tell the world what she knew. Before she could, a guard cut out her tongue and left her to die.
What was this secret so horrible it was worth killing for?
It has been speculated that there are secret rooms and passages within the castle walls. Some sneaky guests tried to prove this while the family was not present by placing a towel in the window of every room in the castle. When they went to view the castle from the outside there were a number of windows that didn’t have towels. But what could be hidden in these rooms?
During the Victorian era it was frequently reported that the Bowes-Lyonses, former occupants of the castle, had born a child that was horribly deformed. This child was reported dead at birth but then kept alive in the confines of the castle, cared for by a special servant and never allowed to leave the secret rooms. Some guests even reported seeing someone at a barred up window who quickly withdrew when they realised they had been spotted. There is some precedent for this speculation as after the First World War, Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon, cousins of the present queen, were born mentally disabled and both spent their lives locked away in homes and hospitals, ignored by their family.
The 13th Earl finally put an end to any hope that the castle’s secret would ever be known for sure. It was said that he refused to participate in the initiation rite that would disclose to him the dark history of the castle and, possibly, the family. The legend and the castle’s true secret died with him.
Many visitors to the castle comment on its’s chilling atmosphere and how unsettling it begins to feel between midnight and daybreak. Some visitors report seeing a Gray lady haunting the grounds. She is believed to be the ghost of Lady Janet Douglas, wife to the 6th Earl. When her husband died unexpectedly, she was immediately accused of poisoning and witchcraft. She was tried and found guilty in 1537 and was taken to Edinburgh and burned at the stake. She is said to reside in the castle’s clocktower, watching over the grounds of her home.
The beautiful old residence, steeped in history and legend, continues to be a popular tourist attraction. Perhaps you could visit and uncover its secrets for yourself.
Green Orbs Appearing in Photos?
Green orbs appearing in a photo
Have you been taking photos and discovered mysterious green orbs appearing? What could this mean?
Spiritual Meaning of Green Orbs
Green orbs are believed by many intuitive people to symbolize nature, love, and the heart. If you see one, it could suggest that you should be more open to love and enjoy the beauty of the world. It might also mean you need to focus on healing yourself or helping others with their physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. Green orbs could be a sign that a human spirit, like a ghost, is nearby and trying to communicate with people in the physical world.
Another green orb appearing in a photo unexpectedly.
Could a Green Orb Appearing in a Photo be a Spirit?
A green orb could mean that a spirit might be trying to tell you something. People think orbs are pure energy, possibly representing a spirit that has passed away or one that never had a physical body. If you spot a green spirit orb, it could be here to guide you or convey a message. This spirit could be someone you know or a stranger. Spirits might show up in meaningful places. Reflecting on why a location is important could help you understand who is trying to talk to you. Try meditating to connect with the spirit. If they want to communicate, they might reach out while you’re in a calm and thoughtful state.
Joey explains the significance of green orbs in photos
Possible Scientific Explanation for Green Orbs
When it comes to capturing unexplainable green orbs in photographs, the most logical explanation often lies in the behavior of light. These orbs can manifest due to a phenomenon called lens flare.
Lens flare occurs when light enters the camera lens and interacts with the internal components, causing artifacts such as orbs, streaks, or circles to appear in the resulting image.
Modern digital cameras, like the ones in our phones, have lenses coated with a thin film to reduce internal reflection and minimize lens flare. However, under certain conditions, intense sources of light—especially those emitting in the green spectrum—can still produce these compelling orbs.
This is especially true when the light source is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the camera lens, leading to internal reflections and refractions within the lens system.
Natural and artificial sources of bright light, such as the sun, street lamps, or flashlights, are common culprits leading to the appearance of green orbs in photographs. Even in low-light or night photography, the use of a camera flash can inadvertently cause the phenomenon.
As the flash interacts with particles in the air or small water droplets, it generates reflections and artifacts that materialize as vibrant green orbs in the final image. Therefore, while these green orbs may initially appear as mysterious or supernatural, they are sometimes the result of the complex interplay between light, lenses, and photographic technology.
Have you ever taken a photo with a mysterious green orb? Did it bring you comfort or cause fear? Tell us about it in the comments!
The Pollock Twins
The Pollock Twins are thought to be one of the strongest cases in support of reincarnation.
In 1957, Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock lost their lives in a car accident. Their parents believe they were reincarnated the following year as their twin sisters.
The Tragic Death of Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock
In May 1957, in a small town called Hexham in England, two sisters, Joanna (11 years old) and Jacqueline (6 years old), along with their friend Anthony (9 years old), were going to church when a driver who was on drugs hit them. Sadly, the two sisters and Anthony died almost immediately.
The driver, a local woman, deliberately hit the children because she had been separated from her own kids. This incident became widely known in Britain, and the woman was later sent to a psychiatric hospital.
The Pollock Twins and Hints of Reincarnation
Armchair Investigator covers the case of the Pollock Twins
After Joanna and Jacqueline died, their mom and dad, Florence and John Pollock, were devastated. But when Florence got pregnant again, John had an unshakable belief the two girls would come back as twins.
Florence and John were Catholics and often fought about the idea of being born again. Florence didn’t agree with John’s thoughts, and it caused a lot of problems. It was even said that their whole marriage was in danger, and Florence almost wanted a divorce.
Neither parent’s family had a history of twins, and the doctor thought Florence would have only one baby. But surprisingly, on October 4, 1958, Florence gave birth to twin girls named Gillian and Jennifer.
Even though the twins looked the same, they had different marks on their bodies, which is uncommon. Jennifer had a small mark on her left hip, just like Jacqueline, and a mark on her forehead, similar to a scar Jacqueline had.
When the twins were three months old, the family moved to Whitley Bay, near Hexham. But as the girls grew up, they seemed to remember Hexham well, even though they didn’t grow up there.
When the family returned to Hexham when the twins were four, Gillian and Jennifer recognized and named places they had never seen, like the school Joanna and Jacqueline went to, the Hexham Abbey, and a playground their sisters used to love. They even seemed to know the way to the playground without ever having seen it before.
The twins could also recognize their late sisters’ toys and asked for them by name. Even though Florence had put away the toys, the twins remembered them as if they were their own. They knew the toys’ names, divided them exactly like their sisters did, and even mentioned that Santa Claus gave them the toys, which was true.
Florence and John noticed that the twins had similar personalities to their older sisters. Just like Joanna was protective of Jacqueline, Gillian took care of Jennifer and seemed more grown-up. The parents also observed that the twins liked the same games and foods as their sisters.
In the first few years, Florence didn’t believe John’s idea that the twins were “reincarnated.” But when she overheard them talking about the car accident that took their sisters’ lives, she changed her mind. Once, she heard the girls playing a game where they reenacted their sisters’ accident. Gillian was holding Jennifer’s head, saying, “The blood’s coming out of your eyes. That’s where the car hit you.”
Once, Gillian pointed to Jennifer’s forehead birthmark and said, “That’s the mark Jennifer got when she fell on a bucket.” It’s interesting that the twins also seemed scared of cars. When they were younger, they had bad dreams about getting hit by a car. Gillian and Jennifer would get scared and nervous around cars. When a car started in an alley, John remembered the girls holding onto each other, shouting, “The car is coming to get us!”
Around their fifth birthday, the memories of their ‘past lives’ slowly went away, and they started living normal lives. Even though they forgot about the accident, Gillian later remembered seeing herself playing in a sandbox at a house in Whickham. She had never been to Whickham, but she perfectly described the house and garden that matched where Joanna lived when she was four.
People often say the Pollock twins are “proof” of reincarnation, but some argue that their memories could have come from their four older brothers. John and Florence say they didn’t talk to the twins about their dead sisters until they were older, but it’s possible the twins heard about it from their brothers.
Do you think the case of the Pollock sisters is proof of reincarnation? Tell us your theories in the comments.
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