Ayrshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Black Mist

Location: Alloway - Kirk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1939
Further Comments: Two American tourists fled the area after encountering a dark mist that drifted towards the ruined kirk. They reported the mist created a sound similar to a barrel being rolled along the road. Likely contenders for more ghosts to be found here include a woman who committed suicide, a tramp who was found dead on the site, and a murdered child.


 
 


Wallace

Location: Ardrossan - Castle Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Weather Dependent: Stormy nights
Further Comments: An old haunt during his life, it is only fitting it should become one for Sir William Wallace after death.


 
 


One Armed Man

Location: Ayr - Alloway Street, and public house at top
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen around this area, and sometimes further away, this man with a bloody stump is thought to have lost his arm when attacked by an angry mob.


 
 


Misty Figure

Location: Ayr - Tower of St John's
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 22 March (reoccurring)
Further Comments: It is unsure whether this grey man is a builder, friar or warrior.


 
 


Black Dog

Location: Ayr - Wooded areas
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mistakenly blamed for killing a child, it was later discovered that the dog had tried to defend the infant from a wolf (a la Gelert). However, this hound was less forgiving for its former master's murderous action and now runs around the dense woodland.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Brodick - Killmichael County House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Little is known about the smoky female shade which haunts the hotel.


 
 


Mermaid Curse

Location: Colmonell - Knockdolian Castle
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The mistress of the castle ordered the destruction of a black rock which stood just a short distance away, in order to prevent a mermaid sitting upon it and singing. As revenge, the mermaid cursed the family, ensuring they all died without leaving an heir for the estate.


 
 


Footsteps

Location: Cumnock - Tup Inn (now Jenny Tear's)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: Several times the owner heard footsteps in the room above him, although the room was always empty when he investigated.


 
 


Male Figure

Location: Dalry - B708 just outside of town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 08 February 2014
Further Comments: A driver braked as a stooped, grey male figure walked out in front of their car. The driver put their headlights on full beam, but the figure had vanished.


 
 


White Worm

Location: Dalry - Mote Hill
Type: Dragon
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local blacksmith eventually killed this beast by constructing a suit of armour covered with retractable spikes. The creature swallowed the smith whole who then wriggled so violently that the monsterís intestines were ripped to shreds.


 
 


Bum Pincher

Location: Dundonald - Castleview public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: December 2004
Further Comments: Owners of this pub called in paranormal investigators after staff reported having their bottoms pinched by an invisible assailant. Disembodied footsteps were also heard on site.


 
 


Tall Hairy Man

Location: Dundonald - Dundonald castle area
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 1994
Further Comments: While out with her dogs, a holiday maker saw a three metre tall man, with red glowing eyes and long grey hair that covered his body. The creature moved away, and the woman thought it better not to pursue.


 
 


John Knox

Location: Galston - Cessnock Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Quoting religious texts, Knox is said to walk around the castle grounds.


 
 


White Woman

Location: Galston - Loudon Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to the outbreak of World War Two
Further Comments: Though not seen recently, the stories of the white lady still exist.


 
 


Lady Flora Hastings

Location: Galston - Loudon Kirk
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 March 2011
Further Comments: The Ayrshire Paranormal Investigation team reported photographing a dark grey shadow by a tree during a stake out of this area. The team also detected the smell of old perfume or scented oil, heard whispering voices and spotted a flicking light by a gravestone..


 
 


Dead Sea Serpent

Location: Girvan - Off coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: August 1953
Further Comments: When fishermen discovered the rotting body of a creature just under ten metres in length, possessing a head of a camel and a neck resembling a giraffe's, the media immediately compared the creature with the Loch Ness Monster. However, natural history scientists dismissed the creature as either a decaying whale or basking shark.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Isle of Arran - Brodick Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The grey lady is though to have died from the plague in 1700 - she was locked in the basement to ensure no one else contracted the disease. A man in a green jacket is also reported to haunt the library, while an albino deer appeared twice in the twentieth century, both times coinciding with the death of the head of the Hamilton Family.


 
 


Mushroom

Location: Isle of Arran - Skies over area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 05 February 1985
Further Comments: High in the sky, this mushroom shaped object was said by the witness to be bright blue underneath. The ufo was also seen be the witness's wife and two daughters.


 
 


Resting Creature

Location: Isle of Arran - Unknown beach on the island
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: July 1931
Further Comments: This sea monster was observed resting on rocks - it was described as looking like a seal, though it had a beak similar to a parrot, and was bigger than an elephant.


 
 


Protective Voice

Location: Kilmarnock - Craufurdland bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A hoard of treasure is reported to be hidden under the bridge, though if anyone comes too close to finding it, a voice talks them into leaving the scene empty handed.


 
 


Rolling Head

Location: Kilmarnock - Dean Castle
Type: Manifestation of the Living
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A female servant in the building once saw her master's decapitated head roll across the floor in front of her, even though he was still alive and well in another part of the building. Exactly a year later, the Laird lost his head in the Tower of London. In more recent years, an old woman dressed in black has been seen on site, radiating an evil aura.


 
 


Man on Stairs

Location: Kirkmichael - Cloncaird Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This unknown figure blocks the stairway, vanishing if approached.


 
 


Debt Collection

Location: Lagg, Isle of Arran - Lagg Inn
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said a local laird haunts this building, after selling his soul to the Devil for enough money to repay his large debts.


 
 


Guardians

Location: Lagg, Isle of Arran - Torrylin Cairn
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Structures still present
Further Comments: Strange shadowy entities once stood guard over the burial chambers, cursing anyone who removed treasure or relics.


 
 


Screaming

Location: Lendalfoot - Carleton Castle (ruins)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is unknown whether the screams belong to the first seven wives of a mad baron, who pushed them off a cliff to their deaths, or his, after the eighth wife managed to push him first.


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