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Falkirk Ghosts, Folklore and Forteana


Location: Airth - Airth Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Several ghosts frequent the building, currently a hotel. A spectral dog is felt as it tries to bite ankles, two children and their nanny (all of whom died in a fire) still return from the grave, and finally the cries and screams of a maid attacked by an enraged master can be heard late at night.

Mysterious Lights

Location: Bonnybridge - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1977 onwards
Further Comments: Sightings began at this UFO hotspot around 1977, though it was not until the 1990s that the popular media began to take an interest. Though media coverage has died down as of late, it has been reported that many locals still witness strange lights but are now less likely to talk about their encounters.


Location: Falkirk - Callendar shopping centre
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1992
Further Comments: The Sunday Mail reported that after a series of incidents delayed the construction of the shopping centre, a local psychic claimed the building was being erected on a ley line, resulting in negative energy being released.

Baby Crying

Location: Grangemouth - BP Social Club
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: It was reported that cleaners working in the club late at night or early in the morning could hear a baby crying from within the building.

A phantom pilot.


Location: Grangemouth - Inchyra Road, site of former RAF airport
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Post-Second World War
Further Comments: A phantom pilot dressed in his RAF clothing has been reported haunting the site of his old base.

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