a lady that knew my mother lived in an old house that existed around the time of the 45 rebellion up north in the highlands of scotalnd. She used to see soldiers walking through the house cut off at the knees it transpired that in thoses days the floor had been lower and so this is why they now appeared to be cut off at the knees. I don't know how true this is having never met the lady but it was interesting. thought i would add to your spooky tales!!