Phew! Well folks, since our last blog post on Carnsalloch House, Mostly Ghostly have never stopped! We’ve carried out numerous visits and an official investigation of the property, written a magazine article, researched local history and ghost stories, promoted the ghost walk in Gretna and Annan and taken five successful tours around the town. We’re determined to keep our visitors in the loop and aim to ensure there’s always something new, interesting and relevant to come back for – hope you enjoy our investigation update…
Abbey Morton, of the Annandale Herald, wrote a feature on our Lochmaben investigation which was published on 26th July 2012. We were very pleased with the piece and look forward to hearing from anyone who has stories to share about the castle or its locality.
Meanwhile, Kathleen has been reviewing footage and is busy working away on the full report. Once complete, Kathleen will compile a summary-style version for inclusion on the website. Detailed, unabridged reports are available on request.
Another investigation is planned for the near future, this time, beginning at dawn. Ghosthunter Tom Robertson, the gentleman who witnessed the Lochmaben Vampire, encountered the creature on three separate occasions, two of which took place in the early morning. Mostly Ghostly plan to follow in his footsteps and are equally keen to increase our knowledge about the reputed hauntings of the castle and grounds.
Carnsalloch has taken up a big focus for us this last month, with numerous hours of enjoyable and productive research being carried out. With eight visits in total since the beginning of July, including an official investigation, this derelict 18th century mansion continues to captivate the team. We’ve gained more info on its alleged hauntings and our time spent at the Ewart Library in Dumfries has revealed some excellent sources to follow-up. An update on our experiences at Carnsalloch will be published in the coming days and a full report of the investigation on 20th July 2012 will be compiled once all the footage has been carefully analysed.
Built for the Johnstone family of Carnsalloch, The Mount is a small gothic chapel and mausoleum situated in woodland near Kirkton. The legends and ghost stories probably date as far back as the crypt itself and we are in the midst of researching its history. The team are planning a paranormal investigation of the wooded area around the Mount – the building itself has been closed to the public for many years – and while it not the easiest place to access, will be an enticing prospect. We are looking forward to finding out for ourselves if there is any truth in the legend of the grey lady…
Mostly Ghostly are heading back to the Machars to conduct an investigation of the Sorbie – Kirkinner Road. We were delighted to receive a series of e-mails on its hauntings and also some interesting pointers on the history of Kilsture Forest. As most visitors will be aware, Mostly Ghostly are passionate about research and the value it has when preparing for and conducting paranormal investigations. It’s been a few years since we carried out a formal investigation of this enthralling stretch of road and we look forward to our return. A big thank you to Mr. Thomson for all the help you’ve given us and we will keep you posted should we encounter anything of note…
Do you know anything about the ghosts of Dumfries and Galloway? Have you ever had an eerie 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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