The Colour of Ghosts: White Lady and Grey Lady Meanings

Updated on April 18, 2016
The classic 'white' ghost.
The classic 'white' ghost. | Source

Each heart has its haunted chamber,
Where the silent moonlight falls!
On the floor are mysterious footsteps,
There are whispers along the walls!

And mine at times is haunted
By phantoms of the Past
As motionless as shadows
By the silent moonlight cast.

A form sits by the window,
That is not seen by day,
For as soon as the dawn approaches
It vanishes away.
From - "The Haunted Chamber" By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Believe in them or not a fascinating aspect of ghosts are the various colours described. We have white, grey, green, red, blue, grey and black/shadows. But why do we have all these colours? Is it to do with the kind of ghost? Is it the environment or our perception? Why are so many ghosts described as being 'white'? Why does the UK have such a high percentage of green ghosts? As yet there may not be any definitive answers to all these questions. But lets have a look at the main categories of ghost to see if there are factors common to each colour.

The majority of 'coloured' ghosts are female.
The majority of 'coloured' ghosts are female. | Source
Romantic and beautiful Newstead Abbey - home to many odd things and ghosts.
Romantic and beautiful Newstead Abbey - home to many odd things and ghosts. | Source
The beautiful Berry Pomeroy Castle - full of history and ghosts.
The beautiful Berry Pomeroy Castle - full of history and ghosts. | Source

White Ghosts

One of the classic forms of ghost within paranormal research and fiction is the white ghost. There are thousands of documented cases describing these apparitions.

The most familiar form is the 'white lady', frequently seen in a long dress or cloak. They are often reported in rural areas or lonely roads. Commonly appearing to only one person, the story surrounding the ghost is often that of heartbreak or trauma. People who have encountered a white lady ghost often remark on the feeling that the spirit had something important to say.

The colour white may in fact be due to a paranormal phenomena called ecto-mist. These strange fog-like shapes have been caught on video and photographs and are often seen as white whispy smoke. The hazy shape may also lead people to believe that the form is female, when it is possible that the spirit is male. Although not as numerous as 'white ladies', there are in fact accounts of 'white men' ghosts from many parts of the world. In addition, if the 'ghost' is simply an imprint/playback of a person rather than a spirit, over the centuries these recorded pictures of the person will start to fade, turn more grey and then disappear altogether.

Alternatively, 'white' ghosts are occasionally attached to families and announce the death of a family member by wailing. But in some cases they are also protectors. The most familiar of these supernatural beings are Scotland's bean-nighe and Ireland's banshee .

Newstead Abbey

One of the saddest 'White Lady' ghost stories comes from Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire in England. This was once the home of the famous poet Lord Byron and is now a museum dedicated to his life and works. The building dates from 1540 when it was still an Augustinian Priory but parts of the building were modified in later centuries. Lord Byron was often absent from the abbey and finally sold it to an old school friend, a Thomas Wildman. As well as Thomas and his wife, a young lady called Sophie Hyatt, lived in one of the small houses near by. She was a devoted fan of Lord Byron and was given permission to walk in the grounds. Sophie was a very shy young lady. She was deaf and unable to speak, although she could read and write. She took a slate and chalk around with her everywhere in order to communicate with people. She was soon nicknamed 'the little white lady'. because of the light coloured clothing that she always wore.

Unfortunately the relative that looked after Sophie's well-being and monetary support, died and the money ran out. Sophie knew of a relative in America and decided to try to get there to make contact. She left a note at the Abbey for Mr and Mrs Wildman explaining her intentions. When the couple realised what Sophie had planned they were distraught. They planned to bring Sophie back and allow her free living at the Abbey. A horse rider was sent out to stop Sophie getting on the stagecoach.

When the rider reached the Market Square of the town, he found a crowd surrounding the body of Sophie. Unable to hear, she had not heard a warning shout and had been knocked down and killed instantly by a large cart. Her white figure can still be seen today calmly roaming the beautiful gardens that she still loves.

Berry Pomeroy Castle - Devon, England

This castle dates back to the 13th century. The land was presented to Ralph de Pomeroy by William the Conqueror for his support during the Norman Invasion of England. This was to be a long association as the Pomeroy family lived here for over 500 years. In the 16th century the castle and lands passed to Sir Edward Seymour.

Over the centuries the castle has been witness to wars, revolutions, fires, cruelty, murder and death. It is alleged to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.

One of the most repeated sightings at the castle is the 'White Lady'. This is reputed to be Lady Margaret Pomeroy who died horribly at the hands of her sister Eleanor. The story is that when Lord Pomeroy, Eleanor's husband, left to go to war, both she and her sister Margaret became involved in a love triangle. Margaret was very beautiful and Eleanor became jealous. She locked her sister up in the dungeons where she remained for 20 years. She was then cruelly and slowly starved to death by Eleanor. Margaret has been seen both in the dungeons and walking from St. Margaret's Tower to the ramparts.

Castle Huntly - Scotland

Instead of one White Lady ghost, Castle Huntly could possibly have two that resemble each other. At least there are two different legends that surround the ghost. The first relates to a daughter of the Lyon family who owned the castle. She fell in love with a manservant. Her family were furious and in retribution imprisoned the young woman in a tower bedroom. Whether she fell to her death, jumped or was pushed has never been proved, but her body was found at the bottom of the tower in which her bedroom was located.

The second ghost legend relates to a Dowager Countess of Strathmore. When her first husband died she is said to have remarried but this turned out to be a hell on earth as her new husband turned out to be harsh and cruel. She is alleged to have written about her experiences and this is said to have inspired the book "Barry Lyndown" by Thackery. The White Lady ghost is thought by some people to be that of the Countess.

The white lady (or ladies) have been witnessed numerous times over the centuries by family members, staff and visitors. The ghost not only haunts the grounds but can be seen within the castle itself - particularly in the tower room where the daughter of the Lyon family was imprisoned. The apparition is said to be dressed in white, flowing robes and to have a very sad expression.


Two things are apparent with these accounts. Firstly, they are similar in many ways to other 'white lady' ghosts where tragedy is the main theme. Secondly, white ghosts do not tend to be malicious or harmful. But neither do most of them want to interact that much with witnesses. Although there are many accounts where an eyewitness felt that the spirit had a story to tell. These ghosts are most often seen walking around the places that were familiar to them in life. Could it be that in some way the emotions of their tragic deaths show through in the colour of the image we see? Or is it simply that white is the normal colour for most apparitions?

Huntly Castle in Scotland - this beautiful ruin is said to be home to a number of ghosts.
Huntly Castle in Scotland - this beautiful ruin is said to be home to a number of ghosts. | Source
Rufford Old Hall, England. A very haunted place.
Rufford Old Hall, England. A very haunted place. | Source
Mystical, mysterious, beautiful and haunted - this is Glamis  Castle.
Mystical, mysterious, beautiful and haunted - this is Glamis Castle. | Source

Grey Ghosts

Grey ghosts are among the most numerous of spirit and residual energy manifestations. When carrying out research there seems to be an equal amount of 'grey ladies' and 'grey men' or some other form of grey phantom.

Rufford Old Hall.

One of the most interesting grey ghosts can be found at Rufford Old Hall in England, built in the late 15th century. This 'Grey Lady' also seems to keep very royal company as the ghost of Queen Elizabeth I is also said to haunt here. The Grey Lady herself is also named Elizabeth and she was married to Sir Thomas Hesketh. The haunting is a classic tale of a broken hearted lady, waiting for her husband to return from war. She waited many weeks for him to arrive and as the time passed she became more frail and ill. Her husband never did return from battle. The intriguing aspect of this story is that the reason for the haunting was reputedly given by the ghost herself during investigations.

The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui.

Another eerie account is not to be found in any stately manor house but a mountain. This is Ben MacDhui, the highest peak in the Cairngorms range in Scotland. The 'ghost' is called the big grey man of Ben MacDhui or simply the grey man. Many witnesses have described this curious 'apparition' as either a tall, large man or some form of being that is covered in short hair. The sightings are always accompanied with strong feelings of uneasiness and being watched. Apart from the various sightings, strange footprints have also been reported. When we look at the various details of this alleged 'ghost' it would seem that this presence may be more physical than spiritual.

The most fascinating aspect of this 'creature' is that it has been around for hundreds of years. Many legends from Scotland refer to these beings as Am Fear Liath Mor , (big grey man = Scots Gaelic). They are similar in appearance to the legends in other parts of Europe called wild grey men; woods men or sometimes Wudewas. They have been compared to the sightings of Big Foot in North America and the Yeti in the Himalayas and for some these creatures represent an ancient line of hominids.

The stories from mountaineers is generally that the Grey Man of Ben MacDhui is malignant and stalks anyone who trespasses into his territory. Although actual visual contact is rare, there have been enough to get a good description of this humanoid figure - approximately 8-10 feet tall, short hair all over his body, very long arms and legs. But is it a ghost or a physical species not yet recognised by science?

Glamis Castle.

Moving back to an account that is almost certainly non-physical is Glamis Castle. I have mentioned this ghost in another hub but the accounts are so numerous that there is always something fresh to say about this location. The Grey Lady ghost at the Castle is thought to be that of Lady Janet Douglas. She was falsely accused of witchcraft and plotting against the King. She was finally executed - a disgrace that would haunt the normally benign King until his death. It is said that her spirit walks through all of the castle but she seems to have a particular liking for the family chapel situated at the Castle. This apparition is given so much respect that there is a particular chair within the chapel that no one is allowed to sit on - this is the chair that is reserved for Lady Janet.


Apart from the 'grey man of Ben MacDhui' the spirits of grey ghosts would seem to have had similar heartache to the 'white' ghosts. But if we look at the colour spectrum there is not really that much difference between shades of grey and white. This is particularly true if witnessing an apparition in diverse locations with variable amounts of natural light available. The colours of an apparition may well shift from white to grey and back again. Therefore, it might be appropriate to class both white and grey ghosts together. But as with the white ghosts, why is the colour grey also common? With the thousands of accounts on record we could speculate that this is just the colour the majority of apparitions are or that are perceived by our limited vision.

BenMacdui in the Cairngorm mountains, Scotland, where the 'Grey Man' is said to haunt.
BenMacdui in the Cairngorm mountains, Scotland, where the 'Grey Man' is said to haunt. | Source

Green Ghosts

As mentioned previously, the UK is one country where apparitions of green ghosts are common. Within folklore, especially of Scotland and Ireland, there are a number of traditional supernatural entities dressed in green. For example elves, leprechauns, faeries and banshees. The banshees were traditionally called, in Scotland the Bean Nighe, and in Ireland the Bean Sidhe. In addition there are much darker legends of Green Lady figures who are demonic in nature. Under their long gown is hidden a hairy body and cloven feet.

But putting folklore traditions aside, there are also many reports of green ghosts that are human in form.

Fernie Castle - Fife, Scotland.

One of the most interesting cases of a green ghost is to be found in Fernie Castle in Fife. This is the ghost of the 'green lady' but no one knows her name. The spirit is perhaps that of a young bride, who married against her father's wishes. A fight began between her new husband and her father and in the tangle the bride fell from one of the castle towers. Her ghost is still said to be seen at Fernie today. Also in Fife is the spirit of Green Jeanie another female ghost. This particular spirit is very fond of electrical appliances - often switching them on and off at very inconvenient times.

Skipness Castle - Loch Fyne, Scotland.

A very protective green ghost haunts Skipness Castle by beautiful Loch Fyne. She is said to have protected the castle and the inhabitants for centuries. It is alleged that when the castle was in any danger from attack the green lady would arouse spiritual forces that confused the enemy to such a degree that the planned assault was abandoned. On retreating from the castle, the raiders would find that everything went back to normal.

Castle of Park - Banff, Scotland

This castle ghost manifests as a green apparition. It is said to be the spirit of a young serving maid from hundreds of years ago. The young, unmarried girl, was allegedly dismissed from her position after becoming pregnant. She is then thought to have hung herself somewhere in the castle.

Fyvie Castle - Scotland

Perhaps the most famous green ghost of all is that of Dame Lillias Drummond who, it would seem, was starved to death by her husband Lord Seton. The story states that Dame Drummond gave birth to girls but no sons. In order to have a male heir, Lord Seton planned to marry a younger woman. Before doing so he had to get rid of his first wife. Dame Lillias still haunts Fyvie Castle today. Often she is seen as an ordinary woman and other times her face is seen as skeletal. But in all accounts the colour green is present whether in dress or in the hue that surrounds her.


The most interesting thing about these apparitions is that they are female. But they are also very benign - even in one instance protective. Although encounters have been frightening for many witnesses their stories relate the same thread throughout - that no harm was intended by the spirit. But more importantly their stories are also very similar to that of any of the white or grey ghosts previously mentioned. Having said this, there is also one marked exception - the protective green spirit of skipness. If we refer to folklore, many of the entities dressed in green are reputed to have supernatural powers very similar to the Skipness ghost. So is this protective lady a human spirit or a manifestation of something much older? In addition, with some of the accounts there does seem to be more interaction. For example the Fife spirit that interferes with electricity. Dame Drummond changing her facial features in front of eyewitnesses. The protective spirit of Skipness that we have already mentioned. Is this just coincidence that a number of ghosts coloured green are more active and interactive?

It is also still a mystery why the UK should have so many green ghosts. Is there something in the environment that would cause apparitions to take on a colour other than white or grey? Or do green ghosts manifest in a different way to grey/white apparitions so giving rise to a different colour?

Chillingham Castle
Chillingham Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle

Blue Ghosts

Blue ghosts have been reported for as long as any other apparition. They are perhaps not as common as white or grey ghosts, but their stories are no less unnerving.

Chillingham Castle - Northumberland, England

One of the most widely known ghosts is that of the 'blue boy' of Chillingham Castle. This is a horrific story that is backed up by physical evidence. Many people and guests staying in the Pink Room at the castle over the years would report wailing and crying followed by blue flashes of light. Some of the blue lights displayed were described as being like halos above their heads. When renovation work began around the 1920s in this area, the body of a small boy and that of a man were discovered behind a ten foot thick wall. What is most disturbing is that on forensic examination not only were scratch marks found on the wall but the boys finger bones had been worn down at the top leading to the suggestion that the boy had been trying to scratch his way out of his tomb for a considerable length of time before dying. Scratch marks were only found at the area where the boy lay, further suggesting that the man had been put in the wall prior to the boy and had died or else his corpse was placed with the boy in the wall at the same time. The hauntings are reported to have subsided some what since renovation and the subsequent buriel of the child's remains in the churchyard. This points to the hopeful conclusion that this wee boy is finally at peace. Although occasional sightings of a boy either bathed in blue light or dressed in blue are still seen. Why this child was buried alive and by who has not yet been discovered.

Berry Pomeroy Castle - Devon, England

This second apparition is a 'Blue Lady' and has been witnessed for a very long time - as far back as the 18th century. She is said to be dressed in a hooded cloak and is alleged to be a nasty character. The legend states that she has a hatred for men. It is believed that she tries to lure them to their death by enticing them to unsafe areas of the castle. In addition the legend states that this ghost was sexually abused by her father - a Norman Lord - as a result she gave birth to a baby girl. There are two versions of the story. One is that her father strangled the baby shortly after the birth. The alternative account is that the lady herself, strangled the baby, due to her hatred of the child she had been forced to conceive through abuse. The Blue Lady has been seen wringing her hands in anguish and generally looking distraught. There have also been numerous witness accounts of a baby's crying being heard throughout the castle.

Temple Newsam Mansion Nr Leeds, England

Within this beautiful Tudor-Jacobean mansion we have another Blue Lady ghost. She is the best known of the all ghosts reputed to haunt Temple Newsam. The ghost is said to be that of Mary Ingram - her portrait can still be seen within the mansion and has been there since 1862. It is said that she was brutally attacked and robbed one night while travelling home in her carriage. Although she survived the savage assault she was mentally scarred for life.


Here we have three different ghosts all perceived as the colour blue. Is it just co-incidence that each of these people suffered a terrible physical trauma? Blue is generally accepted as one of the healing colours of the human aura. Could it be that it is the spirits who are emanating this colour due to either requiring healing or in the process of healing?


I think it would be fair to say that there is no clear cut reason for an apparition to appear as one colour over another. There is more than likely a variety of reasons why certain ghosts and spirits are reported as being white, green, blue or another colour. The surrounding environment may play a key role in the way that apparitions manifest and our personal perception of them.

Perhaps our minds also have a part to play on both how a spirit will manifest and the way we will witness it. For a long time there has been a theory that suggests that spirit works through the mind via the sub-conscious. If this is the case, then spirit entities will use our own thoughts, images and beliefs to manifest. This could be the reason why so many negative spirits are seen as being black with red eyes for example, since this tends to be a popular image for evil. Indeed if it is the case that spirit is working through the mind, then any manifestations could tell us just as much about ourselves as it does about the spirit.

But could the colour of a ghost or entity also be a natural signal? In nature we have a beautiful and stunning lizard called the chameleon. Depending upon its moods - whether distressed, angry, peaceful - it has the ability to show these emotions through colour. Could it be that spirits and ghosts have this same capability? Are they trying to communicate their needs through colour rather than words? Research continues everyday into the unknown depths of the paranormal. Perhaps one day we will fully understand the colour of ghosts and in so doing perhaps learn much more about ourselves.

© 2011 Helen Murphy Howell


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  • Seeker7 profile imageAUTHOR

    Helen Murphy Howell 

    7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Nicole S, glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for the visit!

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    Nicole S Hanson 

    7 years ago from Minnesota

    Great hub, very interesting to read!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi aliciacin12, many thanks for stopping by and for sharing your terrifying story - what an ordeal for you and your family! How on earth have you coped with this for 4 years? The interference with electricity can be a sign of paranormal activity in some situations but it seems to erupt big time in your home and would certainly suggest that you have negative energy there. There are many groups - for free - will come to your house to do an investigation for you. You can find them by looking up the internet and see what groups are nearest to you. You can also look for groups who do 'spirit clearance'. I'm not surprised that you didn't feel like typing any more of this harrowing story. Events like these can suck the energy out of you and I've also heard people saying that if they talk about it, then things happen. Not sure if this is the case with you guys, but there are people out there who can help you. Take care.

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    7 years ago


    I was searching google for different colored ghost and found this site, very interesting! We have lived in a haunted house for almost 4 years this Oct. A woman got murdered by her husband in 84 by shotgun. We have experienced some weird things. My husband has been slapped and glasses flew off his face.My daughters have seen a bloody woman in the bathtub. The cats have been chased down the stairs and around the house. We have seen dark clouds floating up the stairs.My son got physically touched and had a bruise on his hand and the entity shook his bed and talked in a deep demon like voice. Our furnace has been turned all the way up and stereos turned on blasting. Toys moved. Things thrown at my children. We have heard humming,walking,doors slamming. Dark figures with red have been seen by my husband and children. Our lights seem to flicker when we will have a very active day or night. We have had our house blessed with holy water and actually seen a glowing light float out of the second floor while the house was been cleansed by witnesses. I live in Ohio and would loved for someone to investigate. I want any evil entities gone but looks like they want to stay. I don't mind some being here but the ones that harm my children must go. There are so much more that has happened here just don't feel like typing.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    No problem, just glad that the information was of some help. Take care and good luck.

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    Daisy Concepcion 

    8 years ago

    Ty very much for the info :)

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Daisy, sorry for taking so long to reply - family commitments! That's interesting about your experience with the 'orange' coloured ghost. Orange tends to be put in with the 'red' spectrum of orbs and spirit manifestation. In general, researchers and psychics tend to view red/orange spirit energy as one that is protective of a place and/or person. In addition many also place the orange colour as a healing energy. I don't know the circumstances surrounding your experience of course, but unless something very negative happened to you I wouldn't be frightened as I've no information on this colour of ghost/spirit harming anyone. Hope this helps a bit.

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    Daisy Concepcion 

    8 years ago

    i posted a comment yesterday .. can't seem to find it but anything on orange ghosts?

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    Daisy Concepcion 

    8 years ago

    what does it mean if i seen an orange ghost and it's not an orb :/ please answer i can't find anywhere that has info about a orange ghost

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Writer20,

    Lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub. Many thanks for the vote up as well - really appreciated. Take care! S7.

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    Joyce Haragsim 

    8 years ago from Southern Nevada

    You must have done so much research on these ghosts.

    Great reading and I happy to meet you to follow. upup

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hello Thelma Alberts,

    Many thanks for stopping by and glad you found the hub interesting. I guess ghosts can be quite scary, I guess it depends on how they present themselves. But most are harmless so I'm sure you will sleep very well.

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    Thelma Alberts 

    8 years ago from Germany and Philippines

    A very informative hub. Scary too. I only know of white ghost or white lady. Thnaks for sharing. I hope I can sleep well.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Rosemay50,

    Lovely to hear from you and glad that you enjoyed the hub.

    I have to say that I try not to think about that wee boy too often - it really gives me nightmares to think about what that poor wee soul must have went through. Here's hoping that whoever did that to the child got his/her just desserts elsewhere!

    Many thanks again for stopping by.

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    Rosemary Sadler 

    8 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    A very comprehensive hub and very well laid out.

    Absolutely fascinating stories. I felt so sad for the blue boy buried alive behind the wall, so tragic.

    Voted up.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Minnetonka Twin,

    Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for the great comment. I'm very much like you - in fact I would class myself as a 'ghost junkie'. The more I research and learn the more fascinating - and I have to say eerie - this subject becomes. Many thanks again.

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    Linda Rogers 

    8 years ago from Minnesota

    Wow, what a great hub on ghosts, orbs and apparitions. I can't get enough of these ghostly stories, I find them so interesting. Great photos too. You did a super job of researching this captivating subject.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi SEOwriteforlaw,

    I wish I had written the poem! It was written by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - and I have to say I have loved this poem for many years. I think there is good supportive evidence for the existance of ghosts. The problem is they don't follow our day to day physical rules that helps us to live in this concrete existance and so they are not only rare but difficult to prove. But that they are there I personally don't have any doubts. In addition most people haven't seen a ghost and those that have it tends to be what is know as 'residual energy' - which means there is no intelligent presence to communicate with, it's just a replay along the lines of the stone tape theory.

    But many thanks for your very nice comment and for taking the time to stop by. Really appreciated and I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub and the poem!!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi goody7,

    Many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the hub. I am very honoured that you have placed the link to Ghost Central and I wouldn't dream of removing it - many thanks for that, really appreciated. Have a great day!

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    8 years ago from over there under the sycamore tree

    This is another great hub of yours Seeker7 & I find this subject to be totally fascinating. I have put a link from your hub to my own ghostly hub, "which has become known as Ghost Central". Hopefully you'll get even more traffic this way to all of your hubs. If you don't like the link, then just please let me know, and I will remove it for you. Keep on hubbing.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hello Ladyfae,

    Many thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the hub and the photos!

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    8 years ago from Under the Stars

    What a fantastic hub!!! Very informative and I love the images. Vote up and interesting.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi September girl,

    Lovely to hear from you and many thanks for leaving such a nice comment. Glad that you liked the hub and here's hoping I can write many more to keep your interest. Many thanks for stopping by.

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    september girl 

    8 years ago

    Very well thought out and researched information. I never knew ghosts came in colors. I love all the photos of the castles. I need to bookmark this one, for further reference. Thanks for shairing your insight and expertise with us.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Susan,

    As usual it was great to hear from you and that you enjoyed the hub. I'm very flattered that you feel the hub is good enough to share with others - thank you!

    The idea came when I was reading some information on historical places and they mentioned some of the alleged ghosts associated with them and it struck me then why we should hear about 'white ladies' so often and sometimes 'green ladies' and so on. It was a lot of fun writing this hub and I will hopefully be able to up date it once in a while as more information comes to light.

    Once again many thanks for your lovely comment and taking the time to visit. Much appreciated. Seeker7.

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    Susan Zutautas 

    8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Fantastic Hub. I found this so interesting. I never knew or even thought about ghosts being different colors. I am going to recommend this hub to a few people that I know to read as I am sure they will find it as fascinating as I did.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    1. Hi Moonlake, glad that you enjoyed the hub and many thanks for the up vote!!

    Maybe 'red eyes' did come for a visit. I've known cases where spirits are not always confined to one location, but they kind of move about over a few areas.

    2. Hi Alastar,

    Many thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment + vote - much appreciated.

    That is a fascinating account of your 'shadow man' experience. This is a very unusual phenomena in man ways and I think as time goes on it may well prove to be a much more complex phenomena than is thought at present. Great to hear from you and many thanks again for stopping by.

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    Alastar Packer 

    8 years ago from North Carolina

    Loved this article Seeker- A class write. Almost all of the castle ones were new to me. White & blue ghosts intriguing. I've had a shadowman experience as a boy that was a bit different than what's usually reported. Years later in a vision of the event it saved two small boys lives. And probably mine in a sense. Up n awe!

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    8 years ago from America

    Both my brothers swear they once saw red eyes in a house we once lived in. We never thought of the house as haunted but there was a house 3 doors down from us that said was haunted. Maybe the ghost came for a visit.

    Enjoyed your hub. Gave you an up vote.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi daisy,

    Many thanks for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed the article. Love your dog!!! He/she is a beauty!!

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    8 years ago from Alaska

    Never realized that ghosts have diversity. I got used with movies depictions of ghosts. Good article.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland


    1. CMHypo - many thanks for stopping by a taking the time to leave a comment. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the read.

    2. Hi Kitty, glad that you stopped by and enjoyed the hub. And thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment! I'm really glad that you did enjoy the content. As to the 'blue boy' - I would really like to know what evil creep did that to this wee lad. The first time heard this story I honestly felt so distressed at the thought of this young boy being so terrified. I hope whoever is responsible rots forever in you know where. But besides this I had a lot of fun writing this and when people then enjoy the end result it is even better. It was great to hear from you again.

    Hi Kashmir56 - many thanks for your lovely comment. Glad that you enjoyed the hub and for voting it up. It's really appreciated.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Hi Merlin,

    Many thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a great comment. There is nothing that I disagree with at all in what you say. I think most paranormal occurences are natural in origin. However, I do think that there is an external cause for some phenomena, but that in general it works through mind. This could be the reason why some people are more susceptible. For example in an alleged haunted location, some observers will hear and see phenomena while others wont. This doesn't make investigations any easier, particularly as the mind is such a complex entity in its own right. And in saying this, I don't think the mind does play tricks as often as people think. The mind, in my experience, has a very good reason for everything it does.

    It was great to hear from you - I always enjoy your input.

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    Thomas Silvia 

    8 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Seeker7, a very well written and interesting hub on the Paranormal and ghost which made it a very enjoyable read !

    Awesome and vote up !!!

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    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Wow! I have to agree with Merlin. This hub is absolutely fantastic...and I'm not just saying that. I am SO impressed with the content and your theories on the matter of the colors of ghosts...I had actually never thought of this before! Voted up and awesome and I really hope that many more people find this hub as it is wonderfully written. The stories you've posted here are so intriguing...I feel so sad for the blue boy that was buried alive in the tragic. No wonder he haunts the area!

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    8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

    I had never really thought too much about the colour of ghosts before Seeker 7, so thanks for this thought provoking hub and some really interesting tales of hauntings

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    Merlin Fraser 

    8 years ago from Cotswold Hills

    WOW !

    Great Hub with some wonderful details, although I write about the Paranormal and have a couple of Hubs on various subjects I can't say I'm a true believer.

    I'm still convinced that such things have more to do with the powers of the human mind rather than the supernatural and that some people are more susceptable than others.

    Keep Hubbing !

  • Seeker7 profile imageAUTHOR

    Helen Murphy Howell 

    8 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    1. Hi jokylu, many thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment - I admire your stamina of being able to work or read even on Hub Pages at 2am!!! LOL! Glad that you are intrigued enough to come back. The hub obviously is not written in stone and I welcome any thoughts or ideas hubbers may have on this subject.

    2. Hi Eiddwen, many thanks for stopping by, great to hear from you again. I'm glad that you enjoyed the hub. I have to admit that I had a lot of fun writing this one.

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    8 years ago from Wales

    A very interesting and well presented hub. I now look forward to reading many more hubs by you.

    Take care


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    8 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

    What a comprehensive and well researched hub. It is 2 am and I have been on hub pages for hours so not a good time to read it all now. However you have me intrigued and I will bookmark this hub to read tomorrow.


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