THE WHITE LADY OF
ST. ANDREWS CATHEDRAL
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The story of the white lady of St. Andrews Cathedral.
Located in Scotland,
St. Andrews Cathedral was one of the largest buildings in Great
Britain during the 10th century, although it was not completed until
the 12th century, the period of time in which it was consecrated
during the reign of Robert I, King of Scots.
The ruins of the cathedral include
conventual buildings, defensive walls, the cloister, and numerous
graves in which a glowing white lady has been seen floating through
the grounds since 300 years ago, although there are minor haunts
that can be traced back to the year 732 AD.
It is believed that this vaporous woman
is a martyr who died violently during the religious Protestant
reformation and today walks through the surroundings looking for an
explanation to her death. According to the legends, she was only 21
years old when she was imprisoned and burned, accused of being a
Today, her face can be seen etched in
the stone of the tower she was facing during her incineration.
Locals say that some afternoons you can hear the fire crackling and
shortly afterwards the mysterious woman flowing away in the
Tourists who have witnessed the spooky
apparition say that the sound is more clearly heard when they went
through the exact place where the woman was burned; listening to
what is probably the sound of her burning flesh.
Closer to St. Andrews Cathedral, the
grounds of Scotland’s oldest University keeps the record of a
heretic lady whose name was Patrick Hamilton, probably the woman to
which the legend refers.
Other versions refer to this woman as the White Lady of the Haunted
Tower, associating her apparition to other ghosts commonly seen
along the Abbey Wall, the place where the bodies of plague victims
where buried until it was sealed in 1868
However, the on-site museum refuses to
give credit to such legend arguing that St Andrews' most valuable
treasure is a Sarcophagus, which sculpting characteristics deserve
more attention than ghostly tales.
The Ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral
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