Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
 


Grey Abbott

Location: Lanark - Clydesdale Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This religious figure can be found in the building's cellar; the public house was placed on the site of an old monastery.


 
 


Water or Ghost..?

Location: Lanark - New Lanark Mill Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2010
Further Comments: A blurred object which appeared on CCTV camera was touted as evidence of the building's ghost, although in all likelihood it was a drop of water (or insect).


 
 


Black Lady

Location: Larkhall - Broomhill House (ruins), and surrounding land
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This lady may have been murdered in the late nineteenth century, her dark form having been reported for many years since. Her presence is often indicated by the smell of spices and perfume.


 
 


Soft Voice

Location: Larkhall - Skelyton Farm area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 16 December 1992
Further Comments: Three power engineers were out chasing a fault in the middle of the countryside when they heard a soft female voice say a few words out loud close to them. All three turned to look at the place they thought they heard the voice, but no one was there. With nowhere for a person to hide, the three quickly left the scene.


 
 


Norrie Smith

Location: Lennoxtown - Campsie View Hotel
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: While this building has suffered from mild poltergeist activity (such as glasses being moved by an unseen hand), the perpetrator has been named as former owner Norrie.


 
 


Katie Neevie's Hoord

Location: Lesmahagow - A very large stone hidden on a farm in the area
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A local rhyme reads: Between Dillerhill and Crossford, There lies Katie Neevie's hoord'. It is thought that the hoard takes the form of gold concealed within a kettle, a boot and a bull hide.


 
 


A Former Smoker?

Location: Lesmahagow - Birkwood psychiatric hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Lights would turn themselves on and off, footfalls echoed down empty corridors, and the thick smell of cigar smoke was reported by staff when this former hospital was operational.


 
 


EVP

Location: Motherwell - Burns Tavern
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 2009
Further Comments: This site was investigated by Spirit Finders Scotland in 2009. The group recorded EVP and picked up EMF readings when they asked the entity to flash the lights to answer yes / no questions.


 
 


Three Ladies

Location: Motherwell - Dalzell House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This property is reputedly haunted three female forms. One is a grey lady, most likely a nurse who was based here during the First World War, while another is white in colour and said to haunt the peel tower. A green lady, who one witness said had bloodshot eyes, has been reported in the Piper's Gallery.


 
 


Steel Worker

Location: Motherwell - Ravenscraig Steel Works (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: This figure, thought to have been decapitated in a mining accident, was seen several times near a furnace.


 
 


Oscar

Location: Motherwell - Rex Cinema (was originally the New Century Theatre, but is no longer operational; currently a snooker club?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Though Oscar is no longer reported, during his stay here he had a reputation of scaring away usherettes who worked the late shifts.


 
 


Lucky Venture?

Location: Motherwell - Trotting Stadium
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: The stadium was briefly haunted by a horse named Lucky Venture which died on the track. The animal's shade was exorcised by a couple of local university students.


 
 


Knitting Woman

Location: New Lanark - Flat above unnamed shop in the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: This ghost, dressed in a tartan cape, was seen walking about the premises whilst knitting. She passed through a closed bedroom door.


 
 


Crying Girl

Location: Quothquan - Shieldhill Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This woman had her newly born child snatched from her - she died of a broken heart soon after and her ghost is now occasionally seen or heard.


 
 


Large Eyed Aliens

Location: Tarbrax - A70 between Tarbrax and Balerno
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 17 August 1992
Further Comments: Ambulance mechanic Gary Wood and his friend Andrew encountered a black shiny UFO along the A70 - it had no lights and was silent. After realising that they had lost one and a half hours, they underwent hypnosis where they discovered they had been abducted by frail grey aliens with large eyes.


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