Welcome to our latest investigation-related update focusing on a short visit to Carnsalloch House near Kirkton, Dumfries.
Carnsalloch is a fine sandstone villa which has seen many changes over the years. Designed by Isaac Ware and built around 1759, Carnsalloch began life as a family residence and in more modern times, housed a Leonard Cheshire care home and private school. Sadly it is now a shadow of its former self, mainly due to vandalism, fire damage and disrepair, however its commanding stature is still very much in evidence.
Kathleen and Mary began visiting the house in mid 2007 after hearing reports of alleged paranormal activity including; an unwelcome presence in the grounds, a phantom monk and perhaps the best known spirit manifestation – the Pink Lady of Carnsalloch.
It is fair to say that Carnsalloch was an inspiration in terms of setting the wheels in motion to launch our own paranormal investigation team. Five years and many visits down the line, the property continues to hold great intrigue for Mostly Ghostly and we felt a return outing was long overdue.
On 8th July 2012, Kathleen, James and John arrived at the derelict mansion house. John was particularly excited as he had heard so much about the place but had never actually been. Our initial idea was to meet with the on-site security person, have a good look round and start putting an investigation plan together.
Wondering if the security guard had ever experienced anything, we parked up directly in front of the house. Almost instantly, Kathleen felt heaviness in her head and thought the oppressive weather was the most likely cause. John also picked up on something. He described it as a similar feeling to the Garlieston Straight Road, the sense that someone is watching. He also witnessed a momentary vision of a man with a walking stick.
After about 10-15 minutes, there was still no sign of anyone so we got out for a closer look. It was at this point we discovered the security caravans had been vandalised. Clearly there was no-one on site and we agreed to contact the owners next day instead. We wandered around the outside of the house and John felt a sense a strong presence, the type you could almost step in and out of. Kathleen took a number of photos and we made our way through the long grasses round the back of the house and out the other side. The view from the rear of the building was very atmospheric.
We gathered round the main door and John, once again, picked up on the man with his walking stick. Kathleen asked if he was an old man. John said no; he thought it was a younger man, a gentleman, who used his stick as an accessory rather than a mobility aid. At the same time, John detected another presence and told Kathleen and James that both spirit people were trying to draw him towards them from different directions, although the gentleman’s energy felt more powerful. He believed the presences were coming from within the property which of course, we couldn’t enter.
After about an hour, we headed home, curious as to what had occurred and looking forward to further research…
Do you know anything about the ghosts of Carnsalloch? Have you ever had an experience or do you know someone who has? If so, please contact the team through our website or by phoning 07791 047835 or 07912 145865. You can also follow us on Twitter/mostlyghostly We look forward to hearing from you
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