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.
This is unedited footage from Culross Abbey – in Fife – with Bryan Boyle, local Mystic from Leslie. This is what a typical session would entail, in between data gathering, and audio capture attempts. — at Culross Abbey
Culross is a hot bed for paranormal activity, with not only the abbey having sightings of the traditional ghostly monks, but also many reports from the village itself which is steeped in such history of black magic and witchcraft.
Details : Aberdour Castle is located in the village of Easter Aberdour, Fife, Scotland. Parts of the castle date from around 1200, making Aberdour one of the two oldest datable standing castles in Scotland, along with Castle Sween in Argyll, which was built at around the same time.
More Details can be found at Wikipedia or visit Historic Scotland Here
This is the first video of 2014, looking back at 6 locations I deemed as very interesting, and a joy to visit. Let us not stay in the past though, as we soldier on into 2014 with many locations being organised, brainstormed, and of course, personally visited and documented.
If there is one thing – I’ve learned – during my time dealing with paranormal activity, it is that experiences had by the general public – or researchers – might not be captured by the recording equipment.
Actually, to go a step further, we could even be actively Investigating, and not experience anything at all.
Does this mean the place is not haunted or the witnesses have suffered some type of mass hallucination?
Royal Air Force Station Hemswell or more simply RAF Hemswell is a former Royal Air Force station located 7.8 miles (12.6 km) east of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England.
Located close to the village of Hemswell in Lincolnshire, England the disestablished airfield is now in full use as a civilian industrial and retail trading estate, forming part of the newly created parish of Hemswell Cliff along with the station’s married quarters and RAF built primary school that are now in non-military ownership.
So Haunted Scotland takes the trip north from Fife to visit an old haunt. Huntingtower Castle sits in the fantastic scenic region of Perthshire and in good company too, with Scone Palace and Elcho castle not much more than a stone throw away.
Huntingtower was once named the “Place Of Ruthven” until around the 1600’s which would be in accordance with the noble family of Ruthvens.
Culross Abbey is a fine example of a former Cistercian Abbey in Culross. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Culross.
It’s still used as the local parish church by the Church of Scotland.
The abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, and was first colonised by monks from the Kinloss Abbey.
Culross may have been chosen to establish an abbey because this was the birthplace of Saint Mungo.
It is evident that the abbey was built over the earlier Pictish church – supposedly founded by Saint Serf in the 6th century – as witnessed by the presence in the ruined Cistercian church of early medieval carved stones.
I feel absolutely blessed at times, when I sit back and reflect on the research, Investigation and observational work conducted in the country I love. Weekly – if the weather permits such – I travel all over Scotland with one main goal in mind, to answer those questions that people seek; with regards to hauntings and other ghostly behaviour.
I’ve crammed in so much research, in a relatively small period of time, just shy of a decade of constant study with many hypothetical propositions – along with extensive testing – and STILL I’m no closer to the truth.
Hailes Castle is a mainly 14th century castle about a mile and a half south west of East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland. This castle, which has a fine riverside setting, belonged to the Hepburn family during the most important centuries of its existence. Since 1926, it has been the subject of a state-sponsored guardianship agreement, which is now under the auspices of Historic Scotland.
I have visited this location on many occasions and carried out respectful observations, while fully adhering to the opening times and rules set down by Historic Scotland, whom I am a proud member of and past employee.