Between the years of 2010 & 2012, I took a little break from paranormal research and Investigation. I had a fair few other topics I was heavily searching into which I felt were so much larger than the continued searching for spirit on location.
These topics ranged from historical information about the afterlife, right through to modern-day spirituality, mind affecting matter, and a whole host of bigger picture topics on the nature of reality. Basically, I truly wanted answers to who we were, why we were here, and what it was all about.
Castle Menzies is a spectacular sixteenth century castle which was restored by the Menzies Clan Society. This has been the Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years and importantly situated, it was involved in the turbulent history of the Highlands. Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Stuart Pretender to the throne, rested for two nights in the Castle on his way to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. It is located a little to the west of the small village of Weem, near Aberfeldy in the Perthshire highlands, close to the former site of Weem Castle, destroyed c. 1502.
There 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.
40-year-old Ruby Graupera-Cassimir was about to be pronounced dead after after 45 minutes with no pulse.
She spontaneously resuscitated just before doctors were going to pronounce the time of death. Ruby recalls seeing a being she believes was her dad accompanied by other beings. She felt a force telling her she had to go back.
It’s very easy for me to assume that everyone knows exactly how the process of gathering these audio files – via the Echovox software – actually works.
I tend to find that some of my previous articles are easily digested by current researchers – and explorers of the paranormal genre – yet forgetting the grass-roots of paranormal experiences, which actually comes from the public at large.
I mean, it’s very easy for people to listen to the captures and think WOW, but some may have doubts about authenticity of these files, and may be rather confused about the ‘how’ of such.
In the coming months, here at Haunted Scotland, we will be probing the Haunted History of Scotland. We will follow in the footsteps of the Jacobites, seek out locations associated with King Robert The Bruce, scramble across the country in search of Mary Queen of Scots and finally, lookout for the outlaw and national hero, William Wallace and his locations of interest.
We want to see if the conscious energies of these long gone physical figures still frequent their past locations of interest.
Come join us in the search, as we start with the Jacobite Risings, here at Haunted Scotland….
Bill went code blue after a virus invaded his heart. After some time his Near Death Experience came back to him. He recalls being a small speck of light and his job in that realm was to simply send love out to the universe.
Bill felt comfort in finding others who had similar experiences at sites such as Iands http://www.iands.org.
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.