Picture the scene…
You’re on holiday in Scotland. You’re in an old graveyard and you see a burnt out house next door.
Would you dare enter?
WSST intrepid blog reader Jools did (@) and it’s to him, I owe a massive thanks for sharing his Spooktacular story and photos. And what hauntingly good timing given it’s Halloween today!!
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I was in the graveyard taking some photos when I looked up and saw a burned out house. I followed the path around the back and found the old Manse. It was completely open.
I couldn’t resist.
I’m an ex-rugby playing 18 stone bloke, but this place gave me the shivers! I had a big torch and an even larger tripod and whistled the ‘scared boys whistle’ to pre-warn anything in there!!
This is what Jools found:
Glebe House, Peathill, Rosehearty was built in the early 1700’s. It’s the birthplace of Hugh Mercer, who is a Hero of the American Revolution and has the county of Mercer County, New Jersey named after him (it’s where Princeton Uni is). Glebe House has been a Manse and also a home for members of the Polish free army after the war. It’s Grade B listed and is currently on the “at risk” register.
It’s a huge place – outside there is a walled garden of approx two acres with stables, steadings and outbuildings.
Inside, there’s approx. 3 reception rooms, 10 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 pantrys, a milk store, a wash room and attic spaces.
It’s VERY creepy. The wallpaper rustles with the wind, pigeons are roosting and there’s creaky doors and floors.
Even though it was bright and sunny it gave me the willies!
I was expecting to go into one of the bedrooms and find a baby’s cradle rocking on its own or a football bouncing down the stairs…
I wanted to go to the top floor, but the structure was too unsafe and I wanted a quick and clear exit if needs be…I didn’t fancy spending the night in this creepy house!
Jools was too creeped out to spend the night….
But what about you?