The Battle of Culloden was a bloody clash between Jacobite rebels and the ruling House of Hanover over who should sit on the British throne.
Named after Culloden Moor near Inverness, where the battle was fought, it marked the end of a long and arduous campaign.
The exhausted, hungry and demoralised Jacobite soldiers were butchered in a bloodbath which lasted less than an hour – but many say that the fighting of 1746 never really stopped.
Terrified locals live in fear of the “anniversary ghosts“, spectral soldiers who appear from thin air to fight each other every year on April 16, the day of the battle.
War cries ring out from nowhere, and some claim they can hear the sounds of clashing swords over Cullden Moor on the battle’s anniversary.
Visit Scotland reports that walkers on the moor have seen terrifying visions of ghostly soldiers near the graves of fallen Jacobites.
One account describes a battle-scarred warrior lying injured on the ground, while others say they have seen dead Jacobites covered by tartan cloths.
And that’s not the only eerie thing about the blood-soaked battlefield.
It is also believed that birds never sing around the site of the violent skirmish – instead staying silent to avoid the wrath of the ghosts who fight on.
Some say the ghosts of that conflict still fight on between the burial mounds on the moor
Burial mounds are dotted all over the landscape, each marking the final resting place of dead clansmen.
And Spooky Isles reports that a local woman, who lives on land where Jacobite forces marched towards their death, is still haunted by the sounds of that ghostly army.
She says she has been repeatedly woken up in the middle of the night by the sounds of marching soldiers – only to look out of the window and see nothing.
The Daily Record also reports that Diana Gabaldon, the author behind the Outlander novels, has been moved by the spooky battlefield.
She told the BBC: “I’ve walked a lot of battlefields. Most are not haunted – that one is.
“Without being metaphysical at all, I can feel all the people there. I can’t talk about them or I’ll cry…”