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Welcome to the Tag Haunt! Snag the Tag ... in the dark!

Glow in the dark "Lost Soul" tags will be hidden around a number of local geocaching events (see below). The tags will be published daily at sunset in the week leading up to the events.

Tag finders can redeem their Lost Soul tags for the "Soul Catcher" coin at the local event. Another version of the geocoin and tag will be available for sale at the events. Or a limited number are available here: Purchase a Soul Catcher Coin here

Redemption rules: one coin per household. Each tag is associated with a specific event and must be redeemed at that event (i.e. you may not redeem a tag picked up in New York at an event in Washington).

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Announced events:

GC7VM92 Nightmare in Preston V in Preston, WA

GC7WE86 Callie's Halloween Horrors! in Southern Scotland

GC7WX5Q Tag Haunt & Fall Social in Rochester, NY

GC7Y1GR Halloween Haunting Event in Boca Raton, FL

GC7Y1V3 Prepare to Catch a Soul in the Dark TAG HAUNT in Spokane, WA

GC7XPPD Tag Haunt - St. Louis in St. Louis, MO

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obarshay cancel 5 months 6 days ago 018

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 00.510, W 003 20.184

Taking it off the map as the tag was picked up.


obarshay cancel 5 months 6 days ago 090 - Last Soul

W Greenwood Rd, Spokane, WA, US location_on N 47 39.289, W 117 29.092

Taking it off the map (it's not there anyway).


Silly_one_75 description 5 months 1 week ago 090 - Last Soul

W Greenwood Rd, Spokane, WA, US location_on N 47 39.289, W 117 29.092

If it has been claimed why does it still say that it is available??? just wondering


Arviemarvie description 8 months 3 weeks ago 018

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 00.510, W 003 20.184

Found on Nov. 25th almost a month after the game was over on my way back from Isle of Skye to North Wales before going back to the USA. Nice hiding place!


[tag hider] description 9 months 2 weeks ago 090 - Last Soul

W Greenwood Rd, Spokane, WA, US location_on N 47 39.289, W 117 29.092

This tag has been claimed.


The_Bahme's description 9 months 3 weeks ago 090 - Last Soul

W Greenwood Rd, Spokane, WA, US location_on N 47 39.289, W 117 29.092

Was this tag ever claimed?


obarshay publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 090 - Last Soul

W Greenwood Rd, Spokane, WA, US location_on N 47 39.289, W 117 29.092

One last chance to catch a soul!

Hint: under a rock, under a rock, on a rock

darkestdee: “ © Cliff Nielsen ”


Burnt Turtles description 9 months 4 weeks ago 097 - Ghost Road

Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO, US

I was with 2RottenPears when he found this!


The Weasel check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 097 - Ghost Road

Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO, US

Found at 3pm. Logging for 2RottenPears. Will redeem at event!


[tag hider] cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 008 - Bean nighe

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 29.534, W 003 46.216

Grabbed by Nirikina a few minutes ago.


[tag hider] cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 008 - Bean nighe

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 29.534, W 003 46.216

Grabbed by Nirikina a few minutes ago.


Gcuk description 9 months 4 weeks ago 008 - Bean nighe

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 29.534, W 003 46.216

Picked up by Niri today


[tag hider] cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 004 - Ghost Train

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 24.750, W 003 45.474

Hopefully someone has found this tag and forgotten to log it but it has definitely been removed


Granandme check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 009 - Cù-Sìth

Scotland, GB

Left home early this morning and it paid off..


Silly_Me check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 083 - Sleep of the Dead

N 3rd St, Almira, WA, US

Got it!


Xerrik&Xerris check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 088 - Casket Slide

W Wellesley Ave, Northwest Spokane, Spokane, WA, US

Took a second, and we had some friendly competition, but we got it!


Andrewsdk check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 046 - From Beyond the Grave

S 204th St, Kent, WA, US

I had given up hope of getting a tag when this final one published mere miles from home. I literally ran to my car, and may have sped a bit on the way. I found the tag quickly, about a minute before 2 more cars pulled up. Thanks!


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 046 - From Beyond the Grave

S 204th St, Kent, WA, US

The Grave (Excerpt) - Poem by Robert Blair

The mansions of the dead.--Rous'd from their slumbers,
In grim array the grisly spectres rise,
Grin horrible, and, obstinately sullen,
Pass and repass, hush'd as the foot of night.
Again the screech-owl shrieks--ungracious sound!
I'll hear no more; it makes one's blood run chill.

Main photo credit by: vmax137

Hint: The Lost Soul is trapped at the base of the sign.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 088 - Casket Slide

W Wellesley Ave, Northwest Spokane, Spokane, WA, US

Casket slides down hill in 'freak accident'

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Fairmount Memorial Park in north Spokane had an edge give way creating a miniature landslide Friday.

The slide carried a vault holding a casket about 12 feet down a hill in what the cemetery's CEO Denny York described as a "freak accident."

Crews spent hours assessing damage overnight, removing and temporarily relocating the vault and blocking off the area. Only one gravesite was affected.

Staff said they are not sure what caused the slide, but said it might have been triggered by a tree damaged during summer storms or a broken water pipe.

"It is sad. But you know, when you got pipes and irrigation and stuff like that. We've had a lot of rain and weird weather … nothing is really surprising me much," said Rosie Deal, an eyewitness to the landslide.

Five other headstones were just a few feet away from the edge as well, but staff determined they were not at risk of sliding.

The family of the affected site have been notified.

Hint: Shrubbery

Jenica Villamore, KREM-TV, Spokane, Wash.


Lawn_Kid check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 060 - Lost Souls

South Ave, Strong, Rochester, NY, US

After 2 other tries I final fownd this one.


avroair cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 060 - Lost Souls

South Ave, Strong, Rochester, NY, US

Please claim this. And remember 1 per household.


avroair description 9 months 4 weeks ago 060 - Lost Souls

South Ave, Strong, Rochester, NY, US

Who found it?


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 097 - Ghost Road

Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO, US

I’m on the ghost of a road, heading to watch the ghost of a movie...

Pine tree, fire tack on branch.


obarshay publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 019 - Lockerbie lunacy

Victoria Park, Scotland, GB location_on N 55 07.391, W 003 21.439

There have also been stories of spirits lurking within the graveyard walls and the surrounding area. While these stories may at first seem just as ludicrous as the pickled head of Scotty C Duck, it is important to note that many visitors to the chapel who were unaware of its reputation as a supernatural hotspot have reported odd occurrences and apparitions which vanish as suddenly as they appear........ you have been warned !

To find the tag, go down to the bottom corner and look for a flat stone ... tag is underneath.


obarshay publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 003 - Glengonnar Ghost

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 24.433, W 003 45.690

This tag is hidden at the remains of the lead workings at Glengonnar Mine, a confirmed haunted location!

Visitors to this area often report talking to an elderly gent who was wearing dated clothing; a collarless shirt, worn cloth trousers and muddy work boots. Sometimes he wears a flat cap too. The elderly gent is normally sat on the ruins and says how things have changed over the years. If you have a dog with you (he normally appears to dog walkers) he will say how he likes dogs and will talk to your dog. However your dog will not react to him as it would react to a normal person. Everyone has reported that their dog will look at the man but then ignore him or even back away. Other dog walkers have reported their dogs acting strangely in the area; barking at things that are not there, growling and becoming very defensive of their owners or even appearing to play with someone that cannot be seen.

This tag is hidden in one of the ruined buildings.

Hint: 6 feet high in the corner.


obarshay publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 060 - Lost Souls

South Ave, Strong, Rochester, NY, US

(This tag is hidden a bit harder then the rest. Read the Hide Hint at the end.)

In the summer of 1984, while preparing Highland Park for some landscaping, a bulldozer uncovered six skeletons. Later, six more skeletons were discovered after a rain storm. After an examination and investigation, around 300 additional skeletons where found buried in Highland Park. Over 500 bodies are still thought to be buried in the area.

No formal record of the burials have ever been found.

1600 South Ave has some blurred past. Starting in 1826, the site was known as the Monroe County Poor House (Alms House). In 1827 a Work House was built and later called the Penitentiary. In 1857, the first buildings of the Monroe County Insane Asylum were opened. In 1863 the Asylum was consider a separate institution from the Poor House. In 1872 a new Alms House was built to replace the Poor House. In 1891, New York State bought the Insane Asylum, bringing it into the state care system and was renamed Rochester State Hospital. In the 1960's the Rochester State Hospital was torn down to make way for the Al Sigl Center.

Conditions at the complex where less than humane. Excerpts from various public records:

"There are two basements, occupied for cells for the insane, and for sitting and sleeping rooms. The buildings have no ventilation and are heated principally by stoves"

"They are under one keeper who employs but a single assistant, who in turn is also assisted by the able paupers."

"On an average, seven or eight paupers are placed in one room, though sometimes as many as one hundred are placed in a single apartment."

"The average number of inmates is three hundred and sixty,"

"There is here both a fever and a pest house apart from the main buildings. Among the paupers are five blind and two deaf and dumb persons. There are furnished no facilities for bathing, an omission of a very important sanitary measure. During last spring the measles were prevalent in the house. "

"Of the inmates twenty-eight are lunatics; thirteen males and fifteen females; all are paupers. Forty-two lunatics have been admitted during the year, and about that number are received each year. Ten women and eight men are confined in cells. During the past year six have been materially improved. As a means of restraint handcuffs are sometimes used."

"During the year there has been twenty-three births and forty-six deaths"

As late as 1873, the area behind the buildings was being used to bury those that died at the complex. This area was known as the "Bone Yard" but was given no formal cemetery name. On January 8, 1873, the County Board of Supervisors made a decision to discontinue burying people in the informal cemetery.

The size of the cemetery is thought to have been about 175 feet by 125 ft. And while 305 bodies were exhumed, it is speculated that there were around 1000 people buried in this plot, many on top of each other, and up to 8 feet deep.

Prior to 1847 and after 1850, no vitals records were kept. Between 1847 and 1850, Ebeneser Bowen kept the records of Marriages, Births and Deaths that occurred at the complex. About 300 deaths were recorded over 4 years. 68 of those deaths were from children under the age of 5. Hundreds of other names are lost to time.

It is believed that many of the these lost soul still wander the area, not knowing how to pass on. Many weird sights have been reported at night. Shadowy figures, glowing orbs and mist have all be reported.

For reference, the parking coordinates are the approximate location of the Poor House, The insane asylum was built to the south. The hide location is the site of the Bone Yard. Yes, you will be standing on top of hundreds of skeletons.

Hide Hint: This lost soul is not buried, but you will have to uncover it. Like the bodies here, it is out of sight. It is within an inch of the Remembrance Stone. What can you feel in the dark?


kathrynandsandra check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 007 - The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

B797, Scotland, GB

We didn’t have any luck with this on our first attempt, but after some wine and a good meal in Crawfordjohn we stopped for another look. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, but there was enough light to help us. Well, there was enough light when we had the car headlights and four torches. How on earth did we miss it the first time!


GSFirefly check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 086 - Pond Scum

W Kitt Rd, Reardan, WA, US

Cool area. Worth the drive.


kathrynandsandra cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 007 - The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

B797, Scotland, GB

No luck for us here either. 4 of us searched and searched, but nothing to be seen.


kathrynandsandra cancel 9 months 4 weeks ago 004 - Ghost Train

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 24.750, W 003 45.474

Had a very long search for this, but no sign of it anywhere. Guess someone beat us to it again 😞


theflights check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 002 - Father Brennan welcomes you

Main St, Leadhills, Scotland, GB

Our plan worked but almost didn't! We decided to wait until we arrived in the area for the event to find a tag around Leadhills. There was no signal at the campsite. We had saved the coordinates for the tag we had planned to go for on our GPSr but when we checked the coordinates were clearly wrong. That was our almost failure! While MrF busied himself putting up an awning, MrsF headed to Leadhills to hopefully find a signal and meet Fr Brennan. Success on both counts.


TheTrailAwaits check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 043 - War of the Worlds

New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA, US

Saw this pop up when I was on my way to Kirkland to pick up a friend at the hospital. On our way back, I talked her into a little detour. Found it at 9:30 👍. Very lucky 🍀


Sproutter check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 045 - The Grave Digger

Lacey, WA, US

Thankfully I know this area pretty well, made the find


Norak58 check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 089 - Rustling Corn

E Palouse Hwy, Valleyford, WA, US

Wow I snagged a tag on a spooky rainy chilly night. Thanks!


Forest-Ghost check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 100 - Hawbroken Bones

Hawbrook Ln, Kirkwood, MO, US

Had been watching this one all evening and was surprised to see it still hadn’t been claimed. Came out after I got off and was able to make a quick find in the rain. Thanks for the tag!


Gustav129 check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 084 - Killer Trolley

S Antonian Rd, Cheney, WA, US

What an amazing experience! Very creative hide!


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 043 - War of the Worlds

New Market St SW, Tumwater, WA, US

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”

― H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

Hint: Keeping a watchful eye on the towering Tripod, make your way to the back of the bush and locate a glowing eye. The Lost Soul is hanging nearby. Please dispose of the fire tack.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 045 - The Grave Digger

Lacey, WA, US

The Grave Digger - Poem by Darren Harris

Hear the spade as it enters the soil,
The grave digger sweats as he toils,
Six feet down into the ground,
With every thrust there’s that sound,

Hint: No need to wander into the cemetery. The Lost Soul is resting in the crevices of the stone fence covered by a small piece of broken off mortar. See spoiler picture.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 086 - Pond Scum

W Kitt Rd, Reardan, WA, US

There's a legend that states a monster lives somewhere in this pond. And like most legends, it has a basis in truth but the facts have been lost or jumbled over time. There have been many unexplained disappearances both at and nearby the pond but no-one has, as of yet, figured out who or what, the REAL monster is.

The theories have been all over the place. Radioactive Bog Mutants, Slime People, Vampires, Britany Spears… each theory is crazier than the next. People have claimed that aliens have been kidnapping folks that come to close to the pond, or that it's actually an extra-dimensional gateway that sometimes opens accidentally, sucking the unwary through. When folks pointed out the mangled corpses however, that theory was forgotten quickly. Others have claimed that it's the handiwork of three escaped lunatics that traveled with a circus for a while as clowns, before making their final home somewhere nearby. This pond is supposedly now part of their hunting ground.

But none of those are correct. People have come here for years, testing, taking samples, trying to solve a riddle who's answer has been right in front of them the whole time. As it's right in front of you. Right Now. Shh… listen. Do you hear that? The leaves rustling in the wind? Or is that the sound of the trees as they inch forward; Hungry and wanting to feed? Branches creaking forward and roots snaking out to grasp? Is that the sound of your heart?

Hint: Waters Edge


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 089 - Rustling Corn

E Palouse Hwy, Valleyford, WA, US

Hidden by the Rustling Corn

The shortcut through the Corn field

tempts you as you're walking home

the clouds above keep the moon concealed

As you enter the swaying corn, alone.

-

The corn grows tall and thick, my friend,

the path you chose is muddy

it grows in rows without scope or end

and in the dark, you hurry

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You don't see the standing forms

As you pass them on your way

they stand still amongst the swaying corn

which hides their pallor, and decay

-

hundreds gather in this field tonight

though you see none at all

yet still you look around in fright

but the corn grows too thick, too tall

-

You tell yourself as you continue through

"Its merely the rustling of the leaves,"

But they see you, and they hear you,

And they might not let you leave.

Posted byu/Melodic_692

Hint: Right side

Photograph: Pixabay


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 084 - Killer Trolley

S Antonian Rd, Cheney, WA, US

Years ago this was trolley cut running in the Cheney area to serve the Dominican Antonian Sisters convent housing children for adoption. In the early 1900’s all of the nuns and children disappeared, abandoning the buildings and the trolley. A couple of the buildings still exist nearby but the trolley and its tracks have been removed. To this day no one knows what happened to the nuns and the unadopted children.

Rumor has it that the nuns in the convent adoption center were going poor due to housing too many children. To be able to feed the children they started pushing the ones they considered to be un-adoptable in front of the trolley killing them. When you walk along the trolley cut you can see dark wispy shapes of small children and hear them crying out for help when the moon is full.

Be careful since tonight the moon is full.

Hint: You only need to go the first cut on the right and the trail will be obvious.

Photo Credits: By Sherman Cahal Royalty-free stock photo ID: 1013631247


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 100 - Hawbroken Bones

Hawbrook Ln, Kirkwood, MO, US

I’m in a holly tree hiding from the light. Fire tack is near.


Narserio check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 059 - Arthur

N Main St, Fairport, NY, US

Just got the notification and drove asap to get. I’m so pumped that I found it. First place I looked. Hint helped a lot! It is kind of funny because I’ve never been FTF on a geocache before. TFTSnagTag!


kfl38 check_circle 9 months 4 weeks ago 068 - Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum

W Las Olas Blvd, South Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

OMG!!! Snagged it!! Took 10 tries to be first 👏👏😀. Just so happened to be in the area earlier running errands. And saw this post!! Feeling so lucky! Thanks for brining this awesome game to our area!!!.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 059 - Arthur

N Main St, Fairport, NY, US

Fairport has a list of haunted Places. The Green Lantern Inn has the more widely know stories. Even the lift bridge has some lore about it.

But, The Box Factor has its own tale of tragedy.

Quoted from the Perinton Archives:

"As a young man, Daniel DeLand, one of Levi DeLand's 15 children, left his Budlong Road home to seek his fortune at sea. In 1848, having returned to New York as a canal boat captain, he met and married Minerva Parce, who had been a passenger on his boat. After several years on the frontier in Wisconsin, the couple moved back to Norwich, New York, where Justus Parce, Minerva's father, ran an ashery. It was at this point that the events that would lead to the DeLand fortune and the industrial development of Fairport began. Daniel became an apprentice at the Parce ashery where he learned the process of leaching out potash to manufacture saleratus, or baking soda, as it is known today.

The manufacture of saleratus and other soda products made use of an abundant commodity, hardwood ash, which was left as farmers burned trees and shrubs after clearing their land. The ashes were purchased by potash makers for between $6 and $8 per acre, put in wooden barrels, and mixed with lime. Water was slowly poured over the mixture, which leached out a yellowish liquid, lye. After the liquid was boiled away in an iron pot, sediment, literally "pot ash," remained. The potash was refined in a furnace until it turned into white “pearl ash.” This ash was mixed with carbonic acid, creating saleratus or baking soda, a powder indispensable not only to bakers, but also to most homemakers.

In 1852, Daniel and Minerva returned to Fairport and started their own "Mom and Pop" saleratus operation. Daniel went from farm to farm collecting hardwood ashes, and with help from Minerva and several others he undertook the production of saleratus in his home. The final product was wrapped and packaged in the family pantry. The first year's sales were about $1,000. At that time, only one other American company was producing saleratus. John Dwight of Massachusetts had started producing Cow Brand Soda in1846.

In 1853, Henry DeLand, Daniel's brother, joined the company as a salesman. Due in part to his vigorous advertising and strong salesmanship, as well as a strong demand, the company sales soon expanded to $9,000 a year. The soda was marketed as “Cap Sheaf Soda.” Two logos were used, either a sheaf of wheat or a lion rolling a barrel. By 1854, the company had outgrown the house and moved into a factory of several large buildings on North Main and State Streets next to the canal. Business continued to boom.

The 1870's was a peak period for the company and also a time of change. By 1872, the business was worth about $250,000 and was providing goods to most of the states and territories. Like much of American industry, the DeLand Chemical Company continued to expand and refine production. Elevators were installed in the plant, as was electricity when it became available. Minerva's brother, Joseph Y. Parce, developed a joined arm or double crane that was used to move goods and equipment. Steam engines were used. Boys and girls were hired to do some of the more menial work. Boys could earn $2-$3 a week preparing trays to dry the chemicals. Girls were hired to pack the soda in one pound packages that were packed 60 to a box. By 1876 the company was selling approximately 80,000 boxes per year. In 1874, 100 workers were employed at the chemical plant and sales were over $500,000. After Daniel’s untimely death in 1872 as a result of falling down an elevator shaft, his brother Henry took over the job of president. Later in that decade, Levi Justice, Daniel’s son, joined the firm and the name was changed to the H.A. and L.J. DeLand and Company

The 1890's were a difficult economic decade for many Americans and the DeLands were no exception. In 1893, a disastrous fire destroyed the DeLand Company plant. Not even the DeLand Hose Co., which Daniel’s son Levi had started, could check the damage. Although the plant was rebuilt, the economic depression of the early 1890's, continuing competition from companies like Arm & Hammer and Cow Brand, along with rising costs, prevented the DeLand Chemical Company from achieving its former glory. The company closed its doors in 1903. The buildings were sold in 1904 to the New York State Fruit Company, which manufactured vinegar and cider. The company subsequently was absorbed by the Douglass Packing Co., which by the 1920’s was producing pectin, called Certo, for use in jelly and jam making. The pectin business was sold to General Foods in 1928. Operations continued in Fairport until 1948 when the complex of buildings was sold to the Neun Box Company. When the box company moved further up North Main Street in the 1980’s, the entire complex of buildings along the canal that had been the source of much of Fairport’s industrial development was renovated to house a variety of businesses and services."

Two things that aren't mention is that another fire started in 1903 and several lives where lost during these fires. There have been several smaller mysterious fires throughout the history of the site.

Daniel DeLand is thought to still roam the building, watching over his "workers" from various windows. Another spirit is that of Reggie, an small child looking for attention.

In the basement is Arthur, a shadowy figure seen in the boiler room and storage room. Arthur is believed to have died from one the fires that started in the basement. Trapped and unable to get out. Multiple bangs are heard as Arthur walks around, still fixing things.

Hide Hint: under first brick


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 068 - Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum

W Las Olas Blvd, South Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Prior to 1926, this was a fire station that was leveled because of a hurricane. After it was rebuilt a few years later it was named Fire Station 3. There have been reports of firemen who had worked at fire Station 3 haunting the building.

The tag is located on the red fire hose wheel in the front of the garage doors.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 008 - Bean nighe

Scotland, GB location_on N 55 29.534, W 003 46.216

The bean nighe (Scottish Gaelic for "washer woman"), is a Scottish fairy, seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. She is a type of bean sìth

As the "Washer at the Ford" she wanders near deserted streams where she washes the blood from the grave-clothes of those who are about to die. It is said that mnathan nighe (the plural of bean nighe) are the spirits of women who died giving birth and are doomed to do this work until the day their lives would have normally ended.

A bean nighe is described in some tales as having one nostril, one big protruding tooth, webbed feet and long-hanging breasts, and to be dressed in green. If one is careful enough when approaching, three questions may be answered by the Bean Nighe, but only after three questions have been answered first. A mortal who is bold enough to sneak up to her while she is washing and suck her breast can claim to be her foster child. The mortal can then gain a wish from her. If a mortal passing by asks politely, she will tell the names of the chosen that are going to die. While generally appearing as a hag, she can also manifest as a beautiful young woman when it suits her, much as does her Irish counterpart the bean sídhe.

Hint: Under, but up.


cron publish 9 months 4 weeks ago 009 - Cù-Sìth

Scotland, GB

The Cù-Sìth is a spectral dog found in Scotland. The name comes from Scottish Gaelic.

In Scottish legend the Cu Sìth, which means 'fairy dog,' was said to have a dark-green, shaggy coat and to be about the size of a large calf. Green was a traditional colour worn or attributed to denizens of the fairy realm. Its eyes were large and had a fiery glow and its tail was long and curled and some times it was braided. It was said to have paws the size of a man’s hand. The beast was said to roam the wild moors and highlands, making its lair in rocky clefts and crevices.

The Cu Sith was feared as a harbinger of death. In a similar way the Grim Reaper appears at death to lead the soul to the afterlife, so the Cu Sith takes the soul to the fairy realm, or underworld. The hound is said to have hunted silently for its victim but would sometimes rend the air with three blood-curdling yowls that carried for a great distance and even far out over the sea. Who ever heard the howling of the beast had to reach a place of safety by the third howl or be killed by the sheer terror.

When this was heard men would lock up women who were nursing babies. This was to prevent the Cu Sith from stealing them away to the fairy world where they would be made to give up their milk to feed the children of the daoine sìth, or the fairies who were often believed to be the forefathers of the gods and goddesses of nature. They were said to live in fairy mounds which was the visible aspect and entrance of their realm which was a kind of parallel universe existing alongside the world of human beings.

Hint: So scared by the Cu Sith that I need a P.


troubleshooter58 check_circle 10 months 10 hours ago 081 - Swan Dive

W Main Ave, Peaceful Valley, Spokane, WA, US

Decided to go after it about nine pm since it hadn't been claimed. Talked Gary into going for a drive... we live near the state line. Once there, quick find! Thanks for the hide!


scareway check_circle 10 months 11 hours ago 085 - Spook 50

W McFarlane Rd, Medical Lake, WA, US

Late night haunt tag searching. As I exit my ride under the cover of darkness I hear a tune being played.....really? Taps!!? Yes its Taps being played from the Airbase loudspeakers, yet the sound drifts a bit and seems to come from all around in an enveloping sound. I searched trying not to gain anyones attention with my light, after calling out to ghosts I found it right where I had looked previously, just a bit further back. Thanks for the creepy coin!