Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

Glowing Girl

Location: Glasgow - Riverside Museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: August 2016
Further Comments: A photograph taken at this museum revealed a pale, bright little girl waving at the camera. Some claimed the image showed a ghostly Victorian child, while others believed the photograph to be an over-exposed person or a photoshopped fake.


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. Another story, most likely false, says that the line between this station and West Street was briefly haunted by a clattering and a ball of light during its construction/renovation prior to 1897.


Woman in Black

Location: Glasgow - Silverburn shopping centre
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May - June 2016
Further Comments: Covered by international media, it was reported that a phantom woman in black had been reported four times over a four week period.


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.


The Clatter

Location: Glasgow - Somewhere between West Street and Shields Road station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre 1897
Further Comments: The tunnel connecting these stations was said to be home to a phantom clattering cloud which contained the faces of the dead.


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.


Partick Poltergeist

Location: Glasgow - 23 Mansfield Street (since demolished)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1959 - 1961
Further Comments: The family living in this home experienced two years of inexplicable noises and constant coldness. They finally fled the site after watching a piece of coal levitate and drop back into a bucket, and a ghostly tall man standing over the children's bed.


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 show's 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.


Sounds of Children

Location: Glasgow - Cathedral House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The sounds of children have been reported coming from the top floor of this hotel. Other people have claimed to feel something invisible brush against them.


Man with Roman Nose

Location: Glasgow - Cathedral Street, and private house in the area
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre mid-twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghostly figure of a man was said to follow owners or guests out of the house and to the nearby cathedral if they, or a loved one, were going to shortly die.


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 fourth 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.


The Gurning Man

Location: Glasgow - Crosshill area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1976 - 1979
Further Comments: A story popular on the internet says that over a four year period a number of women were said to have encountered a strange looking man who made animalistic sounds. The figure appeared in both homes and along streets, and would vanish without trace.


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.


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