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The Pends: Where Spectral Priests and Devilish Coaches Roam at Night!

Priest Of The Pends

In the shadowed heart of St Andrews lies an ancient passage known as The Pends, a place where the veil between the living and the dead is as thin as the mist that clings to its cobbled stones.

Whispered tales tell of a spectral priest, a sorrowful soul forever bound to the harbour where he met his watery end. It's said that on moonless nights, the hollow echo of his prayers blends with the lapping of the waves, a mournful symphony for the lost and the damned.

At the entrance, the ruins of the New Inns loom, a grim reminder of a past shrouded in sinister legend. Here, the notorious Archbishop Sharp is rumoured to have consorted with shadows and spectres, delving into arts most foul. And yet, his dark legacy endures; a phantom coach, helmed by none other than the Devil, is said to thunder down the Pends, its passage marked by the chill of a hell-bound wind.

Haunted Coach Of The Pends

Across the way, a cemetery stands silent vigil, its serenity guarded by an unseen sentinel. A force so powerful, it once swept a hapless cyclist from his path with a gust as cold as the grave itself. It is the protector of the hallowed grounds, a warden against the curious and the bold.

Along Nun's Walk, a lane draped in sorrow, the Veiled Lady wanders, her countenance a ghastly tapestry wrought by her own hand. Her presence is an eternal penance, a ghostly procession of one, her tale woven into the very air that stirs the leaves along the path.

And yet, there is another—a shadowy figure that stalks the living, its footsteps a heavy counterpoint to the heartbeats of those it follows. It is a presence felt more than seen, a darkness that dissolves into nothingness as one emerges from the Pends' twin gateways, leaving only a whisper on the wind and a lingering dread.

Most harrowing of all is the creature that defies nature—a swine with the gaze of a man, a beast that embodies the twisted essence of The Pends.

It charges down the road, its eyes alight with a human spark, a horror that has etched itself into the nightmares of those who have seen it.

And so, as night falls over St Andrews, the elders of the town heed the unspoken wisdom of generations: to avoid The Pends when darkness descends, for here, in this narrow pass, the ghosts of history walk, and the living dare not trespass.

Greg Stewart has written extensively about the ghosts of St Andrews


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