Balvaird Castle is a particularly fine – and complete – example of a traditional late medieval Scottish tower house, built around the year 1500 for Sir Andrew Murray, a younger son of the family of Murray of Tullibardine.
He acquired the lands of Balvaird, in Perthshire, through marriage to the heiress Margaret Barclay, a member of a wealthy family.
It is likely that Balvaird Castle was built on the site of an earlier Barclay family castle. Substantial remnants of earthwork fortifications around the Castle may survive from earlier defences.
As for paranormal activity, this castle is little known for such, with only a few pieces of anecdotal evidence, and thus it is accepted only in lieu of more solid evidence.
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.
Greyfriars Burial Ground was established in 1580 when the kirkyard of St John’s Kirk ran out of space for more graves. The site was chosen due to its long-established religious tradition. First off, this is easy to confuse with the notorious Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, with its world-famous activity from within the Covenanter’s prison area. This specific one I speak of here is based in the City of Perth.
This is the full final cut video presentation, which includes opening information, spiritual impressions with Bryan Boyle, and finishes with a few possible spirit voice captures via the Echovox application.
The tenth series of Most Haunted began on 19 February 2008 and came to a close at the end of April. This series featured three psychic mediums: Johnnie Fiori, Clipstone native Barrie John and Brian Shepherd. Lesley Smith replaced Richard Felix as resident historian on the recorded shows and travelled with the team to each location.
The team were also joined by Scottish paranormal investigator Ryan O’Neill, a guest on episodes 1&2 of series 10 at Coalhouse Fort.
At the Battle of Bannockburn, in June 1314, Bruce defeated a much larger English army under the control of Edward II, confirming the re-establishment of an independent Scotland. The battle marked a significant turning point, and, freed from English threats, Scotland’s armies could now invade northern England if need be.
Ryan takes the Echovox to Scotstarvit Castle in Fife, Scotland, to assess how much activity is taking place there.
This is the full flowing captures video analysed and created by Christopher Huff, Spirit Research North East (SRNE). The two organisations work in conjunction with each other to bring the public the very best material possible, with full integrity and honestly at the forefront of the research.
Situated: To the north of Langley Park, and close to the A691 from Durham to Lanchester. (NZ. 211467) Visited: September 1997, January 1999 & August 2013
The ruins of this Tudor fortified house, built in the early 16th century by Henry Lord Scrope, are impressive in its woodland surroundings. The remains of a moat and slight bank partly surround the building on three sides, whilst the east is bounded by the public footpath.
I have now ventured down the vaults on several occasions. It truly is a fascinating place, as you find yourselves standing in awe, trying to imagine what went on when they were active all those years ago.
They are not the most comfortable areas to conduct an investigation in, and it can become very tiring as it saps your energy toward the end of the research night.
It goes to show, exactly, how hard real paranormal investigating can be and how patience has a key role.