Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

Falling Man

Location: Glasgow - Edinburgh Road, Cranhill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: November 2016
Further Comments: While walking towards a shop, one witness watched a man stumble across the road holding his throat before falling against a fence. As the witness approached, the figure vanished.


Deil's 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.


Lady in Green

Location: Glasgow - Gothic villa close to Springburn Park
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown - twentieth century?
Further Comments: A woman wearing a long green dress was once said to wander the property with her dog.


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: 01 January 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: An 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.


Devil on Top

Location: Glasgow - Jack's Mountain (no longer standing)
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Circa 1950s
Further Comments: Jack's Mountain was a local name for a massive pile of rubbish and slag which stood, by some accounts, 30 metres tall. A local legend said that the Devil lurked on top.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Woman in Nightdress

Location: Lanark - Private residence, Gallowhill area
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1994
Further Comments: A woman wearing a modern nightdress was spotted by a visitor to this property. The woman walked bent slightly forward, and disappeared into a wall.


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.


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