Public Audio Session: The Pearce Institute

The Pearce at GovanThere have been many reports of past paranormal activity at The Pearce Institute in Glasgow. The apparition of a ghostly woman has been witnessed walking across the foyer for example. Lights have been reported in and around the location, as well as a tap that switches on by itself. 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 was in a decommissioned state and couldn’t be played!

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Ghosts: Tantallon Castle 2015 – Is Tantallon Castle haunted

Is Tantallon Castle haunted?

Is Tantallon Castle HauntedTantallon Castle is a semi-ruined mid-14th-century fortress, situated east of North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. It sits upon a promontory, opposite the Bass Rock, looking out onto the Firth of Forth.

This is the last medieval curtain wall castle to be constructed in Scotland. The Tantallon Castle haunted looking exterior comprises a single wall blocking off the headland, with the other three sides naturally protected by sea cliffs.

Tantallon was constructed in the 14th century by William Douglas, the 1st Earl of Douglas. It was then passed to his illegitimate son, George Douglas – whom later become the Earl of Angus – and despite several sieges, it remained the property of the family for much of its history. It was besieged by King James IV in 1491, and again by his successor James V in 1528, when extensive damage was done. Tantallon saw action in the First Bishops’ War in 1639, and again during Oliver Cromwell’s ruthless invasion of Scotland in 1651, when it was once more severely damaged.

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Paranormal Evidence: Light & Mirror

Paranormal Evidence GlasgowThe following evidence was captured at The Pearce Institute on the 10th of January 2015.

This is a light & mirror experiment, where we were looking for any spiritual energies to affect the light by walking through it, or turning it off.

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Echovox Audio: Ghost Events Scotland at The Pearce Institute

Pearce Inst GovanThe Pearce Institute at Govan Cross was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the style of a very large 17th century Scottish townhouse. It was commissioned to be built by Lady Dinah Pearce in memory of her husband Sir William Pearce, MP of the Fairfield Shipyard, who died in 1888. Work took place from 1902 and was completed in 1906.

There have been many reports of past paranormal activity in The Pearce Institute. The apparition of a ghostly woman has been witnessed walking across the foyer. Lights have been reported as well as a tap that switches on by itself. 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 was in a decommissioned state and couldn’t be played!

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The Pearce Institute – Jan 10th 2015 Investigation

Pearce 10th Jan 2015The Pearce Institute at Govan Cross was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in the style of a very large 17th century Scottish townhouse. It was commissioned to be built by Lady Dinah Pearce in memory of her husband Sir William Pearce, MP of the Fairfield Shipyard, who died in 1888. Work took place from 1902 and was completed in 1906.

The Institute was intended as a social centre for the community and offered Govanites a men’s and women’s reading rooms and clubs, a library, a gymnasium, cooking and laundry departments, and a retiring room. In addition, the organ, stage and gallery in the McLeod Hall made it a popular venue for dances and social gatherings. On the wall at the entrance to the building is the greeting:

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Paranormal: Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh

Greyfriars Kirkyard 2014Greyfriars and the Covenanter’s prison have a world-wide reputation of being haunted. The malevolent spirit, said to be that of the notorious ‘Bluidy’ George Mackenzie, who was buried there in 1691, is the prime suspect with regards to some frightening occurrences. The ‘Mackenzie Poltergeist’, as he is affectionately known, is alleged to be the cause of such events including, but not limited to, bruising, bites and cuts on those who come into contact. Many visitors have reported feeling strange sensations, especially dread.

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The Return To Mary Kings Close

After an absence of 7 years from active research down Mary Kings Close, I returned with Mark Turner to coördinate a night of paranormal exploration with members of the public. The purpose was to allow the public to fully experience any possible paranormal activity, by a whole host of ways from spiritual practices through to equipment based techniques.

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Ghost Events Scotland: The Real Mary Kings Close [Echovox]

On the 6th December 2014, Ghost Events Scotland took members of the public underground in Edinburgh, to the famous Mary Kings Close. In this video, you will hear captured audio from the Echovox Session, along with a peek at some of the rooms from within the visitor attraction.

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Deep Down Mary Kings Close

As I rearranged the trigger experiment – Items set up in the hope of capturing paranormal movement and thus some evidence of activity – an overwhelming feeling of dread moved over me like a cloud in a gathering storm.

You see, I was situated at the bottom of the famous Mary Kings Close in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. I was separated from my team members, which included excellent people, such as Fiona Williamson, Ewan Irvine, and a few other very able people in the paranormal arena. It was late, a very dark night, the attraction had also closed for business…..

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