Modern Living: The Great Ghost Haunts

Though the Monster of Glamis looked like a flabby egg—no neck and vestigial arms and legs—he was immensely strong. Of necessity he was confined in a special room in Scotland's Glamis Castle. Born about 1800, he died in 1921, and his spirit still haunts the castle.

This spooky legend is only one of many detailed in a newly published English book called A Gazetteer of British Ghosts, which seems to document Author Peter Underwood's contention that "there are more ghosts seen, reported and accepted in the British Isles than anywhere else on earth."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!