I Spent The Night In A Haunted Scottish Castle And Shit Got Real

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Did I see the ghost of a child or just an actual child? And what the hell did I hear in the Great Hall?

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Kim Ayres

Hello. My name is Hilary, and I am not great with scary or spooky stuff at all, to the extent that I'm unable to watch horror films, and once punched my friend while watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because the scene with the clown boggart made me jump. If you're reading this, sorry, Claire.

So when I was invited to tour an allegedly haunted 15th-century castle in Dumfries and Galloway, then spend the night in a room where weird ghost shit has gone down, I said "hell, no". Then I realised it might be a good opportunity to find out why I’m such a scaredy-cat, so I changed my answer to a reluctant yes.

I didn't actually think for a second that I'd experience anything inexplicable or ghostly, but I did. If I'd known, I definitely wouldn't have gone. Or, at the very least, I'd have packed some holy water*.


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Date tagged:

10/30/2016, 23:44

Date published:

10/30/2016, 19:01