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Drumashie Moor

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The area around Loch Ashie is the site of a reported "phantom battle" (or battles). The fullest version I have found is in the excellent "The Guide To Mysterious Loch Ness" by Geoff Holder (2007 Tempus). There appear to have been two different phantom battles:

The first was reported in newspapers in 1870-1 and was seen shortly after dawn on a May morning. In that report, the battle seems to have been contemporary, with "large bodies of men in close formation and smaller bodies of cavalry facing an attacking army marching from the east".

The same battle was seen during the First World War and then at some time between 1950-73 by a group of picnicking Americans, who according to Geoff Holder's book "took it to be a local pageant".

The second battle was seen in the 1940s when a "mist-bound shepherd heard and saw a small-scale battle involving wild-looking, bearded, long-haired men in ragged clothes, armed with wooden clubs and short-bladed swords. The shepherd hid behind a rock but realised the warriors were not aware of him. After about ten minutes of combat, the mist lifted and the scene disappeared."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th May 2012ce
Edited 30th June 2013ce

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The most detailed treatment of this subject is in Chapter 14 of my book 'Zones of Strangeness: An Examination of Paranormal and UFO Hot Spots' (Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2012). The chapter is entitled ‘Ghostly events near Inverness’. Posted by Peter McCue
5th August 2013ce
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