Lanarkshire - Paranormal Database Records

 
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.


 
Levitating Chihuahua

Location: Rutherglen - Property along Stonelaw Road
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: 8 - 9 August 2016
Further Comments: Police were called to investigate a poltergeist outbreak and reportedly witnessed lights switching off, an oven door opening and closing unaided, and flying clothing. When in the garden, officers found a Chihuahua perched upon a two metre tall hedge. With no crime committed, police contacted a Catholic priest.


 
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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