The White Lady of St. Andrews Cathedral

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 heretic.

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 distance.

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

The White Lady of St. Andrews Cathedral

The White Lady of St. Andrews Cathedral

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