We had a really interesting experience on Culloden Battlefield one morning in October 2018. We arrived with our tour guests first thing in the morning in sunshine.
While we were at the Cairn, a mist rolled in at the pace of a man running. The mist moved only up the Jacobite line, along the path which follows the blue flags and the Clan markers.
If you’ve visited the battlefield you’ll know the path. All of a sudden the mist changed direction, and began ‘charging’ diagonally across the battlefield in exactly the same direction as the Jacobites had at the time of the battle. We stood there in awe, watching what looked liked hundreds of ghosts literally charging in front of us.
You can watch it yourself below…
Thank you for sharing the mist rolling in like ghosts at Culloden- it gave me the shivers. My ancestors the McGillivrays fought there. We were lucky enough to visit there in 2018 aw well. There wasn’t a mist but I felt the the air was full of the lost souls.
Thanks for your comment Jan. We’re glad you were able to visit in 2018. You will have seen where the Clan MacGillivray Chief fell, near the Well of the Dead. The air does indeed feel filled with lost souls. It’s a very special place. We’re actually talking about him and what happened to him during and after the battle in our Virtual Tour – The Culloden Experience.
An intriguing storyline. I was there in 2017 and had the most chilling feelings and experience on the battlefield that I went back to my car. Hard to believe this but my car clock had stopped exactly at the time we drove into Culloden. When we left, the clock started again as soon as we left.
Nothing wrong with the car. What can I say.
Wow! We experienced something very similar at Bannockburn House, plus a few other unexplainable phenomena…
Odd that I just found this. I am already currently working on a watercolor painting of Highlander ghosts in a morning mist by the Fraser stone, my clan. One particular ghost is a half-formed torso image next to the stone. 03/12/2021. I had signed up for the Culloden battlefield online tour this coming Sunday, which is how I found this video.
Hi Chuck, wow, your painting sounds incredible. We would really love to see it once it’s finished if you would allow us to. Very best wishes from us both, and thank you for taking the time to connect.
I am a sennachie a bearer of the ancient oral tradition of storytelling.i have had an lifelong interest in Scottish history the story of the 45 has fascinated me i have been to culloden several times in 2016 i visited in midsummer the weather was glorious as we drove past the moor mid morning i saw a rolling mist appear coming from the Jacobite line. When i saw the video i now know that this was not a figment of my imagination culloden is sacred ground there is an unnatural stillness on the moor you can touch the sense of loss.
Civil War reincarnation, plus, young boy, 9/11, reincarnation of a firefighter. Full story as told by the boy’s mother on (and off) a reincarnation forum. Fire in the Soul: Reincarnation from Antietam to Ground Zero.
Jeffrey, hello there. It’s great to connect with you. I’ve had a look at your website and watched the YouTube and your story is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing this. Your story has touched me deeply. I can relate to so much of this, including birthmarks of my own wounds. These birthmarks appeared at the same age these wounds were afflicted in my past life. They were never there before then. Thank you again for sharing. I hope we meet some day. Kind regards, Diane
Hello! I was there in 2017 by myself. It was a cool breezy day. I swear, when the wind passed my ears, I heard the roar of battle cry and soldiers passing by. I can’t explain how eerie and beautiful it was. It may have just been my imagination, but seeing this video gives me room for thought. I’m starting to believe I wasn’t alone after all. Thank you for posting.
OMG that was magical. Thank you so much for posting. It is my one dream to go there one day. Im only 13% Scottish but love anything to do with this. Thank you once again.
Were there people or animals walking across the field? Around the 1:10 mark on you can see 2 dark figures walking. Very cool video.
My husband and I visited Culloden just a few days before you did in October of 2018. It was a cold, misty, sometimes rainy day. Just as we pulled into the parking lot by the visitors center, a migraine started quite rapidly. I’m no stranger to migraines, and just thought it was an inopportune time to have one, just at the start of our visit.
We spent almost 3 hours there, walking the battlefield trails, perusing the wonder museum in the visitor’s center, and having a great hot bowl of soup at the snack bar before we left. As we pulled out of the parking lot onto the road to Inverness, the fog over the battlefield lifted and my headache disappeared—it was there and then gone. Maybe it was the barometric pressure, but I don’t think so. It really does feel like a place of great sadness and lost souls.
My family and I experienced something similar at the Civil War battlefield of Shiloh, Tennessee. A very ‘other-worldly’ site, definitely a strong feeling that it’s holy ground. I will never forget it.
The deep sadness of the site cannot be escaped. Thank you for sharing the story. I was pleased to see you share my maiden name Nicholson.
you can almost see legs in the mist in the front as it rolls in! Wow- chilling!
My ancestors were from Skye, and I have often wondered if any of my Gillis or MacPherson ancestors fought at Culloden.