Black Lady

The apparition that haunted Castle Rushen in Castletown, Isle of Man. According to legend she was executed for the murder of her child. In one eyewitness account she was seen standing before the gate during a storm, but when approached she retreated into the castle, though the gates were shut. Soldiers stationed at the castle also reported seeing her.



  • Cumming, J.G. (1861). A guide to the Isle of Man. London: Edward Stanford, pp. 71-72.