The Old Temple Kirk – Seat Of The Knights Templars
This was the principal seat of the Knights Templars in Scotland with a history going back to that of King David I (Reigned April or May 1124 – 24 May 1153)
The earliest reference we have at hand is most likely in a charter of 1175-99. So we can clearly see an estimated timeline of creation with these dates.
In addition, we also find that in 1128, its alleged that the cousin of St Bernard of Clairvaux, Hugues de Payens, met King David I in Scotland. The Order thus established a seat at Balantrodoch, now Temple, Midlothian on the South Esk River.
Paranormal Activity of Blackness Castle | (New) 2017 Visit
Situated on the Firth of Forth – overlooking the magnificent old & new forth crossings – Blackness Castle is a 15th century location which was constructed by the Crichtons, but annexed by James II becoming a royal residence. It played its part in history as a prison, housing some high-ranking individuals.
However, may is still be housing these individuals after death?
Who is the alleged Angry Knight, whom wanders the castle trying to scare away those he deems to be trespassing in his domain?
Haunted Scottish Castle | Spirit Communication Session
The hidden treasure within East Lothian’s countryside and well away from the more well-known Edinburgh haunted hot-spots, we have a stunning small location with a massive part to play in Scotland’s history.
Many people miss Hailes Castle completely on their visit to Scotland, or underestimate its beauty along with that all too familiar mix of paranormal activity.
It may not be the spooky atmosphere of Mary Kings Close, or the grandeur of the stunning Glamis Castle, but make no mistake, the witness testimonies of ghostly behaviour are every bit as significant and of great interest.
Mysterious figures of a ghostly nature, unexplained voice recordings, and a general feeling of unease when darkness descends.
It can only be the imposing – yet breathtaking – location that is Kirk O’Shotts, at North Lanarkshire in Scotland.
Looking at the various reports from on-line databases, my colleagues in Scotland, and not forgetting visits personally in 2006, 2011, 2014 & 2015 It seems as if we have possible activity in the form of a male figure, on the road, where the Kirk sits.
As we continue to focus on The Pearce Institute, let’s look at some wider possibilities for the activity in this general area of Govan.
Exactly what is the cause of the perceived paranormal activity, why is the location so popular, and could there be some environmental possibilities for such mysteries.
Purely hypothetical, but certainly as valid as any suggestions on all sides of the debate. So how about we question the ground it stands on, the nearby Govan stones, and the history of this particular part of Govan.
The stunning building – which sits within Govan – was commissioned by Lady Dinah Pearce in memory of her late husband Sir William Pearce MP of the Fairfield Shipyard, who died in 1888.
The building was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the style of a large 17th century Scottish town house and constructed between 1902 and 1906.
The apparition of a ghostly woman has been witnessed walking across the foyer. Lights have been reported form within the building, as well as a tap that switches on by itself.
On Investigation sessions, we have heard tapping noises from the kitchen area within the Fairfield Room, which seems to happen very much on demand at times.
The presence of a man has been reported in the main hall on a number of occasions. On one occasion the caretaker reported hearing organ music coming from the hall, but the organ is in a decommissioned state and couldn’t be played, so where did this music come from and how is this possible?