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Poll: Do you believe in ghosts (108 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you believe in ghosts

  1. Yes, I am a big scaredy cat (43 votes [38.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.05%

  2. No, its an absolute load of nonsense (33 votes [29.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.20%

  3. Yes, I am a ghost (37 votes [32.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.74%

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#1 lumpsucker

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:54 PM

Me and a friend were up at the sandy loch fishing a few years ago. It was a fine night, nearly flat calm, mist started to accumulate at the top of Shurton. We were the only two at the loch that night, trouts were bouling - it was splendid. Fog started coming down the hill, 15 minutes later the fog was down to the far side of the loch. You know the way when fog is coming towards you, you get a slight breeze ahead of the fog. Well we saw the breeze coming across the loch. As it reached us it felt pretty chilly. The trouts stopped bouling and the fog slowly came over the loch towards us. Within 5 minutes of the fog going past us, just had this eerie feeling that someone else was there. My friend says "can du hear yun" I says "yeh whit is yun" he says "it sounds lik someone rowing a boat", that sound got louder and louder until you would have sworn the boat was right next to us but there was nothing there. Got the heebie jeebies, packed up and got the hell out of there.

#2 lumpsucker

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

Is windhouse in Yell Shetlands most haunted house or does anyone else know of any other haunted places?

I've heard loads of weird stuff going on at nights especially in my old house which was built in the 1890's. Some nights the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs drove me mad. But I never managed to see anything peeping its head round the door and going boo!

Anybody stayed in the notorious four poster room at Busta? Did you feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end or were you too busy getting frisky!

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 09:07 PM

Interesting topic. I have always kept an open mind with ghosts. One thing I can not abide is that fools on UK Living (Most Haunted), a lot of utter and total SH*te.

What intrigues me most are animals and children. For a while my dogs took to barking at nothing, this could be explainable by something outside of the human hearing range but maybe not. For a while my little boy would point at the corner of the room and say that 'Grandad' was there. He would describe him pretty well and then carry on playing with his toys. It should be noted that we live in my grandfather's old house...coincidence? Who knows? Either way it hasn't affected me and I won't be needing to call the Ghostbusters any time soon.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 02:44 PM

Greenwald in Tingwall is ment to be haunted, its a ruined old croft up the hill behind the Tingwall school. A guy was ment to have strangled someone there.

Neil Anderson was on the radio a few weeks back speaking about Windhouse, he spent the night there and saw nothing, cant say I would have done it! But he said about others who had stayed there seeing and hearing strange things.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:21 PM

My grandfaidder hed an 'experience' many years ago whar he met a neighbour an said 'aye, aye' as dey passed only ta fin oot whin he wan hom dat dey'd died earlier dat day.

He wisna da kind o fellow dat med a wark aboot onything an he only ever hed a couple o nips at Christmas so drink wisna an issue.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:49 PM

I did think about creating a new thread for this one, but thought it would fit in well here:

What do people think about the White Wife in Unst? Is it just a clever myth created in order to add to the islands already glorious appeal, to assist tourism, and to increase interest? Or, is there really something in it. I am not sure I'd drive past Watlee at midnight on my own in the car. Yet, I'd be the first to say it is a lot of rubbish.

Can anyone expand on the Steven Spence story - and are there any others?
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:58 PM

The loch stories are excellent. I heard a story about the loch over the hill between Weisdale and Kergord side - it is in the middle of nowehere. I think it was either Maa Water, or Lamba Water.

Basically one of those lochs involves coming over it from the top of the hill whereby you look down on it. The chap apparantly had walked to the loch with all his fishing gear. When he got to the top of the hill, and looked down on the loch, he saw what looked like a man in the middle of the loch. However, it wasn't a man. Although the shame of a man, it was far to big to be a man, and it had some form of animals head. The guy promptly up and ran heading quickly - via a long trek - back to his car. I think he dropped most of his gear.

Then, I have also heard a few stories about Watlee in Unst - in particular the one about the women floating across the surface of the loch with the sheeps head. Either this is someone making up a complete load of nonsense and a master of windups, or someone perhaps eating too many of those mushrooms.

Now these stories are more than likely a load of tosh made up by anglers in order to keep people away from the loch, and so that they can have all the fun.

Nevtheless....there might just be some element of truth in it. Would you be prepared to take a chance on your own at either loch on a misty, cloudy night with your imagination starting to run riot. I am not so sure. I would prefer if there was someone else with me!

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

Well I have to say that the White Wife is a decent pint but to be serious I will set out my experience.

Must have been about 14yo at the time. Living in a town in Northern Ireland. Group of us had made a sort of den in the stable block of an old empty house. We had also managed to get into the house through the back door when we found a key that fitted......the front door was firmly nailed shut. As well as the stables we also used to muck around in the basement.

Anyway several of us and someones dog were in the basement one day when we heard slow heavy footsteps upstairs. The dog that was with us did a couple of tail chasing circles then leapt through the door and was gone. We also got out of there fast but only as far as the stable block from where we were able to keep an eye on the back door.

After a while we got a bit brave and sent someone to check that the front door was still nailed shut and that the windows had not been tampered with after which we entered the house through the back door which we locked behind us and then checked the house room by room without finding anyone.

Now I can not say that we heard a ghost. What I can say with a fair bit of confidence is that there was nobody walking about upstairs when we heard the footsteps. I can also say that although we still used the stables we would not go there alone and there had to be a good number of us to be there at night. And perhaps I could wonder at a house which was, or at least had the potential to be, one of the best properties in the town was slowly becoming derelict.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:52 PM

A good few years ago I lived with two other people in a rented house in Lerwick. None of us were particularly supersticious or nervous but we were all aware of certain things in the house that felt scary. There was an unnatural coldness about the place that couldn't be fixed with heaters and we had all experienced an overwhelming feeling of being watched when we were there alone. On several occaisons when I had come home to an empty house, i'd just carried on as normal for a while, busying myself with washing dishes or whatever but soon the hair on the back of my neck would stand up and I'd end up so pannicked that I had to leave the house immediately and wait for one of the others to come home! Also, quite often when we were together in one room we would hear whistling coming from another room but there was no one there.
Maybe we just had bad feng shui?! Terrible hoose :!:

#10 lumpsucker

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 09:46 PM

dis is great hearing about all dis stuff . i can totally relate to loads of it , its nice to know that im no da only wan getting yun kinda creepie feelings . :evil:

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:52 PM

A teen was murdered in the home shown below. Soon afterward, his mother took this photo in preparation for putting the house on the market. But something strange happened. The teen's face appeared in the photo, just below the window. A psychic investigator scanned the photo to share with colleagues, and from there it has made its way around the Internet. It may take a moment for your eyes to adjust to the scene, but you should be able to see the face within a minute or two. I have to admit, even now when I look at it, I'm shocked!

I'm sorry i can't post it here but i'm not going to be responsible for anyone's nightmares. If you want to see it then click the link. It's up to you.

Click here

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:42 AM

Chesus ( I was sitting with my finger on the mouse and all of a sudden I went on a clicking frenzy, opening aboot 100 windows ......... Yin is scary, look if you've not seen it!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:52 PM

I would like to know the property that Yowe was speaking about. I may be living in it!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:15 PM

Njugle, I'm nearly pi*hed me breeks. Whit a gluff!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:44 PM

I got a bit o a gluff as weel!, good een!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:54 PM

The loch stories are excellent. I heard a story about the loch over the hill between Weisdale and Kergord side - it is in the middle of nowehere. I think it was either Maa Water, or Lamba Water.

Basically one of those lochs involves coming over it from the top of the hill whereby you look down on it. The chap apparantly had walked to the loch with all his fishing gear. When he got to the top of the hill, and looked down on the loch, he saw what looked like a man in the middle of the loch. However, it wasn't a man. Although the shame of a man, it was far to big to be a man, and it had some form of animals head. The guy promptly up and ran heading quickly - via a long trek - back to his car. I think he dropped most of his gear.


I've never heard this one afore, been fishing up there a few times when I wis younger, just asked da old wife aboot dis and she's never heard o it either, she's fae East Burrafirth an has caad sheep in yun hills for years, winder if there's any other old stories aboot yun Lochs?, I'm intriegued

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:32 PM

Apologies :wink: to reesie and kevin, not to poolhaddock tho', cos your response had me laughing helplessly for minutes :lol: :lol: :lol:


Any hoo....just setting a bit of atmosphere. I do hae serious things to say here but i'll get back to that. I'm not mocking it, m-kay :wink:

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:43 PM

magic Njugle

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

I've heard a few different stories from around the place.

The road through the Tingwall Valley, I've been told that the pilot that was killed in the Air Ambulance crash a few years back has been seen from the road.

Also in Tingwall, not a ghost story perhaps but still pretty gruesome. Back in the day, around Christmas time a mother and 2 children had gone through the ice on the Tingwall Loch in a horse and cart and were pulled from the water dead. The bodies were moved to the family home but the father was away on business. He returned to the house later that evening to find his family dead and he killed himself in despair. Any truth to that?

Also - and this came from one of my English teachers at School - there was a double murder in one of the buildings on Commercial Street. From memory, I think it was the building housing Inkster's Soliciters (between Malcomsons and the jewellers). I believe it was a husband killing his wife and one of his kids with the other escaping to raise the alarm.

As for ghosts, I've been told that the Black Gaet road is haunted. Never been told by what/who. Same goes for the road between the Hamnavoe junction and Bridge End.

Never seen a ghost myself, I'm more partial to the "electro-magnetic playback" theory as opposed to actual "ghosts". My old man insists he has seen 2. 1 in his University flat in Edinburgh and another in a place he used to work.

One story I do have, although not specifically related to me, was still pretty freaky at the time. Back at my old school, we used to get outward bound weekends to the Benmore Outdoor Ed centre which is fairly near Dunoon if I remember. They own a farmhouse about 3 miles from the centre itself which is where we were staying. 3 miles along a dirt track and powered by a generator. There was also a graveyard about 50 yards from the farm house, the gravestones all written in old scots/gaelic. Anyway one night, I think a group of 4 or 5 had gone for a walk and they ended up coming back up the road past the graveyard. 3 of the group came back into the house gibbering about having seen "someone" in the graveyard and they seemed mighty convinced about what they had seen. The folk at the centre said they had heard stories before about stuff being seen and the visitor book had more that 1 account of something being seen. Some of us wanted to go to the graveyard and see if we could see anything. The teachers with us fobbed us off with the " it's too late, we're too tired to go with you" excuse.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 11:22 AM

As for ghosts, I've been told that the Black Gaet road is haunted. Never been told by what/who


There's more than one account of people/something appearing in the back seats of cars travelling through the old black gaet road. I think someone speculated on a "ghost car" even. I've no heard any new stories since the new road was built though.

He He, you'll all be thinkin about it noo! :wink:

I used to "test my mettle" when younger by driving through there on my peerie 125 motorbike after hearing those stories. And if feeling really brave i would stop and switch the engine and lights off to see if anything 'happened'.
It never did though. :(