One of Forfar Probus Club’s own members, retired reporter Laurie Rogers, addressed 54 members of the club at a recent meeting.
Before he started, Eric Hogg and his wife were congratulated by president Les Craib on their diamond wedding this week.
In the spirit of Halloween Laurie recounted some of the tragedies and ghostly happenings in the Glens of North Angus.
He told of hill-climbing incidents in Glen Doll in 1959 and 1977 when students were lost on Jock’s Road and an unidentified figure in winter clothing which was then seen on the road in 1993.
In 1995, Inspector Tom Deas as part of Tayside Mountain Rescue, escorted the father of a missing girl to an outcrop overlooking a snow-filled corrie. The father reported a close presence to Tom but it was unsafe to attempt digging. The following spring, when the snows had melted, her body was found close by.
Laurie told of the grey lady of Lochnagar cottage, Alice Grant who died in Glen Clova, the drummer boy of Airlie who keeps the beat when the Laird dies, and hauntings in Edzell and Invermark Castles in Glen Esk.
During question time Laurie was asked where his favourite haunt would be when he returned as a ghost? He replied quick as a flash- ‘My regular local- the Osnaburg Bar!