Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks, Scotland, are the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Set on an old castle mound, the complex comprises two large three-storey blocks occupying two sides of the enclosure, each with two rooms per floor.

Destroyed by Jacobites following their retreat after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Barracks ruins are maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland.

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Ghosts 2014: Balmerino Abbey (Includes Echovox)

Location Information – http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/balmeri…

Three sample clips from Echovox are included in this video. Please check back for the full session video at a later date.

Balmerino Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey, now in ruins. The Abbey was built in 1229 by Queen Ermengarde, the mother of Alexander 2nd. Do the Monks still lurk, looking for some peaceful resolution to their historical yet ghastly grim fate? Are the spirits attached to this location due to its raw beauty and strategic location overlooking the Tay Estuary?

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Live Event Feedback – The Vaults in Edinburgh 05

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.

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Top Scottish Haunted Hot Spots This Halloween

It’s such a regular occurrence here at Haunted Scotland – and previously as the founding member and owner of Scottish Paranormal – that my email box begins to fill up with requests for information on the best places to stay (with a haunting of course) along with where to visit and, in my opinion, what I suggest through my experiences.

As we approach Halloween, I wanted to offer a few suggestions to get you in the spirit of the season and allow you to get those plans made early.

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Getting the most out of your Echovox

So you have the application on your Smart-Phone or PC Tablet and you are ready to rock and roll on location. However, how do you begin you may wonder, and what is the best way to conduct such sessions to get maximum possibility of results.

Like anything in the paranormal world, results are never guaranteed and when they are forthcoming, people rarely agree that such are significant enough.

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How Does Echovox Work?

In yesterdays short article named Does Echovox Work, we spoke about how this application was different from the ghostly fun on android or Iphone applications, that may be purchased through places such as Google Play.

I reassured everyone that we have a good working device that may be used by any researcher or member of the public, with an interest in this type of study.

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Protect Your Paranormal Research & Observations

Members of the paranormal research field get a hard time from many quarters, whether it be about finding extraordinary evidence, which I have shown to be irrational, or due to individuals who are using the field to propel media careers, while they attack all and sundry to reach that goal.

I have also discovered that location owners, or curators, may in fact be playing games also, to boost their own work and place teams against each other with behind-back whispers, or even trying to catch out mediumistic researchers with false information.

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Where is the proof?

It’s simply the cry from the sidelines involving those who prefer theories, in-favour of actions or results. It really is very simple to sit in the armchair and proclaim a whole manner of hypothesises, debunking everything in your path without so much as movement, to take action, so as to experience directly.

Usually such ways of operation are preferred by a whole host of members from what I term, Pseudo-Sceptical groups and organisations.

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Are We “Normal”

I drive a car that displays Haunted Scotland in the back window, letting people know where to find the website, what I do and how they may contact me, if need be.

In conjunction with the knowledge, that many hold, that I research the paranormal and even visit haunted hot-spots, it certainly raises some eyebrows.

Those who deem themselves as “Normal” scoff at the idea, they see what they are doing as normal, in everyday life. More still, both religious people and left-brained academics may look down their nose at such ludicrous behaviour.

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Paranormal Labelled Boxes

It’s become pretty clear to me, even as I sit reading information with no relation to the paranormal, or the mysteries. Yet, still people are disputing each others viewpoints and using such…..what am I speaking about…..BOXES!

People love to place others in boxes, and label them with blanket terms to attempt ridicule or dish out their own little game of ad hominem attack. This, of course, is to attack the person because they can not find a problem with said persons hypothesis or truths.

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