Nanny sought for ‘haunted’ house in the Scottish Borders

'Haunted' house

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Alleged incidents in the house have included strange noises and moving furniture

A Borders couple are offering £50,000 a year for a nanny – but the successful candidate must be prepared to face potential “supernatural incidents”.

Five nannies in the past year have blamed their departure on spooky happenings in the “haunted” house.

The alleged incidents have included strange noises and moving furniture.

The family have not experienced any “supernatural happenings” themselves but are happy to pay above the asking rate to find the right person.

The couple, who have two children aged five and seven, are advertising the position on Childcare.co.uk, a social networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors.

The successful candidate will have their own room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen in the family home, a “lovely, spacious, historic property in a remote spot with spectacular views”.

However, the live-in nanny will sometimes be alone in sole charge for up to four nights per week while the parents work away.

 

'Haunted' House

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The couple said they had not experienced any “supernatural happenings” in the house

The advert said: “We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years.

“We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless.

“Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving.”

It said that had resulted in a “period of great upheaval” for the children.

“We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person,” the advert continued.

“We are keen to find the perfect long-term nanny, so if you’d like to be considered for this rewarding and exciting position, please do get in touch with us.”

‘Genuine position’

They are offering a salary of £50,000 gross per year and 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays.

Richard Conway, founder of Childcare.co.uk, told the Daily Mirror: “When we saw the advert we were stunned.

“Some of the guys at HQ were sceptical but after talking to the family and their previous employees we realised it was a genuine position.

“We have hundreds of thousands of providers on the site and we’re hoping that one of them will be able to help them.

“We’ve had some weird and wonderful families find childcare providers through the site, however I think this is probably the most interesting story we’ve heard.

“The family has assured us that no harm has come to anyone living in the house, however the nanny will have to have a strong disposition!”

 

Source :
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40272554

 

 

5 local ghost stories you’ve never heard before

1. THE PONTIANAK IN THE SCHOOL TOILET

Jane Surin, 29, Dance Studio Manager

“This happened when I was in Secondary 3 at a girls’ school in the East. It was around 6.30pm, and three of us — Calli, Mel and I — headed to a restroom. There had been rumours about weird happenings in this toilet.

Mel waited outside, and I went in to accompany Calli. While Calli used the loo, I tied my hair at the sink.

Gazing into the mirror, I suddenly noticed a girl standing in an empty cubicle. She was wearing our school uniform, and her face was turned away and facing the wall. She had a red string tied around her neck.

But here’s weirdest part: She was gesturing with her hands for me to go to her.

I was so frightened that I bolted out of the toilet and frantically told Mel what I saw.

She explained that if a person ties a red thread from the foot of his bed to a banana tree of a Pontianak (a female ghost), the Pontianak would become bound to that person’s will.

When Calli finally came out after ten minutes, she was surprised to see me outside. She insisted that she had been talking to me inside the toilet, and ‘I’ even responded, ‘Ah. Ah. Ah.’ Mel and I grabbed Calli and ran as far away from that toilet as we could.

Needless to say, we never used that restroom again.”

2. THE GHOST MARKET

Wong Ah Sian (not her real name), 76, Retiree

“I used to live in a shophouse in Tiong Bahru opposite the old wet market; these units were called war-houses because they’ve been around since World War II. I raised my seven children there.

I didn’t tell my children this story until they grew up and asked why I decided to move away.

In the middle of the night, after everyone had gone to sleep, I would hear noises from across the street, from the wet market. It sounded like the usual morning crowd of people chattering and hawking their groceries. But all the stalls are closed at that hour.

It would get even louder during the Chinese Seventh Month. I closed all my windows and shut my curtains because I was afraid of what I might see.

We sold the house more than ten years ago.”

3. A ‘STRANGER’ IN THE NEW HOME

Colin Ng, 37, Pilot

“In 1987, when I was nine years old, my family moved into another flat. As Catholics, it is a practice for us to invite a priest to bless the house. Before we did this, I experienced a strange presence in my room.

Being an only child, I slept alone. One day, after coming back late from a family gathering, I lay on my bed trying to fall asleep.

Then, I heard it: A loud breathing noise as if someone was inhaling deeply through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. Chills tingled down my spine but, being tired, I dismissed it as my father snoring, and went to sleep.

After a few nights of hearing this, I decided to investigate if it was my father, so I walked over to their room — only to find that all was quiet.

Upon re-entering my room, I heard the noise again. As I made my way back to my bed, it became clear that the breathing was coming from the corner of my room where my cupboard stood.

By now my pulse was racing and I was scared out of my wits. I lay motionless on my bed and tried to peer towards my feet at the dark corner where the breathing was coming from but I saw nothing.

I started praying, but it didn’t stop.

Finally, plucking up my courage, I grabbed my bolster and blanket, darted out of my room into my parents’ room and dove onto their bed. I just gave an excuse that it was too warm in my room and slept there instead.

After that, being in my room made me feel very uneasy.

Thankfully, after the priest blessed our home, the incident never occurred again.”

4. POSSESSED BY AN ANGRY SPIRIT

Zulhelmi Ahmad (not his real name), 27, Flight Steward

“My maternal grandfather inherited a waris, or guardian spirit, which protected him over the years. Different waris have to be ‘raised’ differently but my grandfather only had to recite the Quran to protect himself.

Since my grandfather was the last male of his bloodline, the waris was desperate to latch onto a new owner. My grandfather started falling ill and became weaker, and the waris grew increasingly agitated and aggressive.

One night, when my family was visiting my grandfather, the waris possessed my young niece. She started shouting things like ‘This one is mine!’

We were on the seventh floor. My uncle could hear the screams from the coffee shop, where he was, downstairs. At one point, she even managed to shove her mother against a wall.

We recited verses from the Quran and said prayers to weaken and drive the spirit away. Afterwards, my niece had no recollection of her actions.

My grandfather has since passed away, and we’ve never heard or experienced anything from the waris since. It may have disappeared or could have latched onto someone else. Whichever the case, I don’t want to know.”

5. THE WRATH OF THE INFAMOUS RED HOUSE

Mr Lai, 31, Real Estate Agent

“This incident happened around 1996, when my secondary school friends and I had a gathering at a chalet in Pasir Ris. During the wee hours, a friend suggested we explore the ‘Red House’ nearby.

This friend apparently has ‘the third eye’ and advised us to walk close to one another.

The house was surrounded by a fence but we could go through a hole in the back. It was dark and, just as we entered, I felt a dip in the temperature.

Suddenly, my friend with the third eye hurriedly told us to turn back. Incidentally, right then, there was a bright flash of light (that could’ve been lightning) from outside that scared the wits out of us, and we rushed out.

When we reached the chalet, two of my friends started vomiting, and the clairvoyant guy just sat down with a weird look in his eyes. He fell into a fever after that. One of my friends and I (incidentally we were both Catholic) were fine.

When we finally discussed what happened, one of the guys revealed that he’d accidentally stepped on some offerings outside the house, which perhaps angered some spirit. We never brought up that incident again.”

Source :

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/5-local-ghost-stories-ve-053341221.html

Mystery ‘ape’ filmed

Wildlife authorities have been investigating the recent sighting of an ape-like creature in California. Jake Gardiner had been walking along a woodland hiking trail in the La Crescenta foothills last week when he encountered a peculiar uneasiness and the feeling that something was watching him.

Taking out his cellphone, he recorded footage of the surrounding area in the hope of picking something up. To his surprise, when he watched the video back afterwards he noticed what appeared to be a large ape swinging through the trees above. “You can definitely see a torso and four limbs moving around and swinging around,” he said.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has since been investigating the sighting. “We think that it’s a pretty good possibility that it is some kind of ape,” said spokesman Andrew Hughan. “These animals are incredibly strong and they can very easily kill or seriously injure a person because – if it turns out to be an ape – this animal is scared, hungry, out of its element.”A news report featuring Gardiner’s footage of the creature can be viewed below.

 

Source :

http://ktla.com/2017/06/06/caught-on-video-mystery-creature-spotted-prowling-hills-behind-la-crescenta/

 

Californians reported the most UFO sightings in recent years

or Californians, the truth is out there. “UFO Sightings Desk Reference,” a new book on reported UFO sightings, found that California had the most reports of visual encounters with unidentified objects in the United States. This includes hundreds of reported sightings, CBS San Francisco reports.

The book analyzed more than 120,000 reports of UFOs and found more Californians believed they’d come in contact with extraterrestrial life than anyone else in the country.

“We found that UFOs were sighted in every county in the United States. Every county had at least one sighting sometime in the past 15 years,” the book’s co-author, Cheryl Costa, explained.

Source : http://www.cbsnews.com/news/californians-reported-the-most-ufo-sightings-since-2001/

 

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Video – A group of tourists recently spotted a strange object in the waters of Scotland’s legendary loch

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

A screenshot from the video taken by Rob Jones that appears to show Nessie. Picture: Contributed

After more than eight months without a sighting, the Loch Ness Monster appears to be back with a bang. Rob Jones, 35, from North Wales, filmed this footage on Sunday, of a mysterious shape moving across the loch.

 


Source : http://www.scotsman.com/regions/inverness-highlands-islands/video-does-this-prove-the-loch-ness-monster-is-real-1-4441401

 

 

 

 

 

Haunted hotel is now home to the world’s largest Ouija board

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In the very center of Windber Pennsylvania (USA), lies the 130-year-old Grand Midway Hotel; an imposing building that is home to film maker Blair Murphy, and the world’sLargest Ouija board.

Many wonder how one comes to own such a haunted location, which, prior to it being confirmed as setting an eerie new record title, was featured on several national television shows, the SyFY channel, research books, and paranormal investigations for its reported ghostly activity.
As it turns out, Blair, who now lives inside the building with his girlfriend and newborn daughter, happened to stumble on the property after opening an email.
According to the independent movie maker, the results were terrifying.
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“Things flipped out throughout the hotel.  Energies were swirling.  Guests were getting completely freaked out,” says Blair, “it seemed to kick things up into an entire new level of paranormal activity.  We were seeing floating people and hearing voices and even the hotel pets were flipping out and reacting to unseen forces. Our dreams were pretty wild.  And it wasn’t just us.  Other longer-term hotel residents were saying ‘there is absolutely something going on here’ and having their own middle of the night weird encounters.”

 

Source :  http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2017/1/haunted-hotel-is-now-home-to-the-worlds-largest-ouija-board-459555