The Pearce Institute: Near The Govan Stones

Near The Govan Stones

Near The Govan StonesAs 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.

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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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Ghost Voices 2015: The Pearce Institute 10/01/15

Echovox Session 10th JanThe 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 following video contains audio from the public investigation on the 10th January 2015 at this location.

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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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[video] The Pearce Institute, Glasgow

17th Jan 2015There 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!

Another apparition of a woman has been witnessed on the balcony above the main hall. The current caretaker has reported witnessing doors opening by themselves and often reports a feeling of uneasiness. Past psychic reports have picked up a feeling of negative energy in many parts of the building including the bell tower, attic, the underground tunnels leading to the disused shooting range and the boiler room. The remainder of the paranormal activity out-with these areas has been reported as being positive although appearing to be physical in nature.

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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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