Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Taken by Fairies?

Location: Glasgow - Govan Road
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1 Jan 1966
Further Comments: While out in the early hours of New Year's Day in the company of his two elder brothers, Alex Cleghorn vanished while standing by their sides, and was never seen again. A few of the locals said it was the little folk, as who else could have pulled off such a disappearing act?


 
 


Shawled Woman

Location: Glasgow - Grahams Bar (now O'Brien's), Saltmarket
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A elderly woman wearing a shawl covering her head would once make infrequent appearances to staff and visitors alike.


 
 


Flashback

Location: Glasgow - High Street, just after The Royal Infirmary and to the Tolbooth Clock
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996 - 1997
Further Comments: On three occasions between 1996 and 1997, a witness (and on one occasion, their friend) looked out the window of their flat and watched the street below fill Victorian figures, including ladies with long dresses, workmen carrying hods and horses and carriages. Each time the scene lasted for around ten minutes.


 
 


Former Wife of a Caretaker

Location: Glasgow - Hutchesons' Hall, Ingram Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s-2005
Further Comments: A former worker at this site said it was haunted by a grey lady, who could have been the wife of a caretaker or a cleaner. The entity would open and close doors, and would be seen looking out of a window from the street. Footsteps would also be heard on the site.


 
 


Septimus Pitt

Location: Glasgow - Mitchell Library
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2000s
Further Comments: Although Pitt the phantom is the creation of Scottish poet Brian Whittingham, staff at the library have reported icy chills on the second floor.


 
 


Young Woman

Location: Glasgow - Multi-storey car park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007 or 2008
Further Comments: While talking to her friend by her car on the fourth level, one driver watched a young woman walk across the car park, jump up onto the edge before jumping off. The driver was extremely upset, and asked her friend to check the young woman was okay - but there was no body and no evidence anyone had fallen.


 
 


Screaming Children

Location: Glasgow - Museum of Transport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twenty-first century
Further Comments: A museum security guard reported encountering several spooky occurrences during his time working here, including the screams of children, balls of blue light and sightings of a headless woman.


 
 


Shadow with No Hand

Location: Glasgow - Private House, Duke Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Several unexplainable events have occurred in this building, including the sight of a shadow that approached the witness with its arms in the air (it was noticed that the shadow had a hand missing) and a phantom dog that played with children on site.


 
 


Scratcher

Location: Glasgow - Radio Clyde, Studio Three
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This radio station is home to an entity that has left deep scratch marks on the arms of one guest, and is blamed for any technical failure.


 
 


Lady with Grey Hair

Location: Glasgow - Rosshall hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2008
Further Comments: A grey haired lady who died in theatre three many years ago is still said to haunt the area. Staff report a fleeting glance of her ghost before it vanishes.


 
 


Ward Sister

Location: Glasgow - Royal Infirmary Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Sister in Twentieth century, and patient in 2002
Further Comments: At least one nurse has claimed to have seen a ward sister walking around at night, normal looking other than the fact the apparition appears to be cut off at the knee. Ward 27 is reported to be home to Archie, a ghostly elderly man who wears a bun net and can be seen talking to dying patients. More recently, while answering an arrest call, a doctor was asked the way out by a patient. The doctor pointed over his shoulder as he continued to run down the corridor. When the doctor reached the patient who had arrested and died, he realised that it was the same man who had asked for directions.


 
 


Hanging Man

Location: Glasgow - Scotia Bar
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2007
Further Comments: This bar is haunted by a former landlord who, during the 1970s, hanged himself in the cellar. Two other spirits also lurk here; Willy sits in a room, while Annie has made contact with a visiting psychic.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: Glasgow - Shields Road Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The woman who has returned to earth was killed by a train as it pulled into the station.


 
 


Orange Light

Location: Glasgow - Skies above the East End
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 2 January 2011
Further Comments: One witness reported seeing a bright orange light moving slowly below the cloud line. The witness then heard a massive roar, like fighter planes, heading towards the light. The light shot upwards and disappeared into clouds.


 
 


Fireballs

Location: Glasgow - Skies above town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: December 1752
Further Comments: There are reports of two fireballs seen over the town during this month; one flew over the town while the second exploded, showering the area in sparks and hail stones.


 
 


Gorbals Vampire

Location: Glasgow - Southern Necropolis
Type: Vampire
Date / Time: 1950s
Further Comments: An urban myth circled the area during the 1950s that the graveyard was home to a vampire with iron teeth. At the story's height, it is said that hundreds of children patrolled the site, looking for the monster which, they thought, had kidnapped and eaten two local children.


 
 


Strange Woman

Location: Glasgow - Stobhill Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A student nurse spotted a woman slip into a side ward - the student followed her, only to find that the only person in the room was a patient who required immediate help.


 
 


Nora

Location: Glasgow - Theatre Royal
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A wannabe actress, Nora was laughed off stage after a disastrous audition and promptly took her own life. Her shade now proves she'll last longer on stage than any of her former contemporaries.


 
 


Singing

Location: Glasgow - Track between Kelvinbridge and Hillhead stations
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Cleaning staff working late have reported hearing several women's voices softly singing along the tunnels.


 
 


Sir William MacEwen

Location: Glasgow - Western Infirmary (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghost of MacEwen is thought to have returned after he deliberately failed to perform surgery that could have saved a man's life. In 1975 two nurses spotted a patient in a blue gown, one of whom recognised him as a man who had died a couple of days previous. The man suddenly vanished.


 
 


Inmates and Staff

Location: Irvine - Former Ravenspark Asylum (hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Ghost hunters claim that the former asylum is haunted by several former patients and at least one warden. Footsteps, banging doors and whispers have all been reported on site.


 
 


Dark Man in Hat

Location: Kirk of Shotts - Canthill Road, near the watch tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth / early twenty first century
Further Comments: A scared female driver reported that she had hit a man who walked out of the mist along this road - he had bounced over the car, and she watched him land on his feet on the other side. When she climbed out to see if he was okay, the figure vanished. Several other people claim to have encountered the ghost, though they have been on foot at the time.


 
 


First Fatality

Location: Kirkfieldbank - Outside Linnmill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1912 onwards
Further Comments: Occupants of the building have reported hearing a car door being slammed shut, though nothing is ever visible. The first fatal Scottish car accident occurred just outside this property when a woman was run over.


 
 


Mrs McNeil

Location: Lanark - Applebank Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The ghost of this woman arrived at the hotel (formally an inn) at the same time a stone lintel was brought to the building from McNeil's former home. Bottles are said to have exploded, glasses have flown from the shelves, and people passing by the building late at night have heard banging noises from within.


 
 


Blue Lady

Location: Lanark - Cartland Bridge Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This old woman has a veil covering her face. Another ghost, that of a young child, has also been seen.


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