Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Little Girl

Location: Glasgow - Arches, below Glasgow's Central Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: January 2009
Further Comments: Reported in a national newspaper, the Alien Wars show is home to a phantom little girl dressed in old style clothing. While actors from the show are said to be afraid of the ghost, the phantom herself is reputedly frightened off by the shows special effects.


 
Reston Mather

Location: Glasgow - Auchinlea Park - Provan Hall and Blochairn House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Reston Mather, one of the last owners of the property, is thought still to haunt Blochairn House. Provan Hall is home to a phantom woman and a young boy, who are said to have been killed in the upper part of the building.


 
Woman with a Lantern

Location: Glasgow - Barlinnie Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The area outside the surgery wing and the bricked up entrance to the old execution block are home to a phantom woman dressed in Victorian clothing, holding a lantern.


 
Bathtime Murder

Location: Glasgow - Blythswood Square, private house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A family living here reported being witness to a ghostly murder - a beautiful woman drowning a man in the bath. The family moved out soon after.


 
Opening Doors

Location: Glasgow - Central Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 1976 - 1982
Further Comments: A former worker at the hotel reported that they would walk around during the early hours of the morning closing all the fire doors on the forth floor, which would then reopen and close themselves a few moments later.


 
Old Lady

Location: Glasgow - Commercial property, St Vincent Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A witness who spotted an elderly woman staring at herself in a mirror in the men's toilets found humour in the situation until he told a colleague about the incident. Realising that the woman was wearing old fashioned clothing, that no one of that age worked in the building, and that security would not let anyone off the street in, the witness returned to the toilet and found it empty. Workers nearby had not seen anyone leave.


 
Auld Wives Lifts

Location: Glasgow - Craigmaddie Muir
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: These three stones are said to have been carried here by a trio of married women who wanted to know who could carry the heaviest weight. They are set out so two of the stones carry the third, and another legend states that if one visits the site and doesn't climb through the hole, then they will die before having children.


 
Suicide

Location: Glasgow - Dalmarnock Road Bridge
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1972
Further Comments: A man in his 30s wearing black trousers and a blue coat was seen to leap over the bridge by one witness, only to vanish into thin air.


 
Deilís Kirkyard

Location: Glasgow - Former marshland (no longer present, replaced by yachting pond, Camphill Park)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1830
Further Comments: The site where the dead from the Battle of Langside were buried, a woman staying nearby watched as the dead rose up and marched down the nearby road. The woman ran to her minister, who is said to have exorcised the ghosts so they never appeared again.


 
Two Men Walking

Location: Glasgow - George Street
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen in the early hours of the morning, these two shades out for a walk wore eighteenth century clothing.


 
Diana

Location: Glasgow - Govan Old Parish Church
Type: Other
Date / Time: Circa early 2012
Further Comments: A video recorded by Chinese tourists at Govan Old Parish Church appears to show Princess Diana standing by a stained glass window. The jury appears to be out to whether the footage is faked, an optical illusion or something a little more spooky.


 
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.


 
Man Holding Throat

Location: Glasgow - Langbar, Easterhouse
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970
Further Comments: A tenant in a flat here reported their home as being haunted by a former occupant, who was seen walking around the site holding his throat. A priest was called to perform an exorcism, although the outcome of the ritual is not known.


 
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.


 
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.


 
Castle

Location: Kilsyth - Likely to be near the grounds of Auchinvole farm
Type: Environmental Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: A passenger in a vehicle briefly spotted a castle while passing through the area. After looking away and then realising that there should be no castle in the area, they looked again - the building had gone.


 
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.


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