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Mary Queen of Scots ghost investigation at Jedburgh produces fascinating results

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Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh

A team of paranormal investigators are excited after making some unusual findings during their investigation into the Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, Jedburgh, the Scottish Borders, just over a week ago.

In the past some people who have gone to the centre have said they have felt a strangeness to the building and been spooked and startled during visits. The visitors have said say they have heard sounds and smelt unusual scents.

The building was once a private house and home to Mary Queen of Scots in 1566. Her stay was mean tot be short, but she became ill and almost died in building. It is now home to her death mask.  The stone mansion is almost 500 years old and is said to have spooked visitors on a number of occasions.

Staff at the house invited paranormal investigators to stay just over a week ago and investigate the building. Members of the  Midlothian Paranormal Investigations (MPI) stayed over and have only just filed their report.

Midlothian Paranormal Investigation team

Midlothian Paranormal Investigation team

Mark Stocks of MPI said: “It was a very good investigation and MPI are definately going back, although we felt drained afterwards.”

Four members of MPI attended, including Mark, attended the event. “It was our first time investigating this place and so we had a walk round with the lights on to get familiar with the building,” explained Mark. “On arriving in the banqueting hall two our our team, Eric Brock and Pauline Garden were immediately drawn to a large late 16th century oak table.”

He said the group split into two smaller groups, with the women going to the banqueting hall and himself and Eric went to investigate what was Mary’s bedroom.

“Pauline picked up on a female spirit and Eric on a male spirit, but unfortunately the spirits both kept their distance and didn’t want to communicate. But at the time we did pick up some noises in the bedroom on a digital voice recorder that we didn’t heard at the time of the investigation.

“Whilst going for a break I left the camcorder and digital voice recorder running in Mary’s bedroom. This is called a lockdown because no one is there except equipment.  Afterwards when we examined the film we picked up an orb moving on camcorder.

The rogues' gallery in Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, Jedburgh

The rogues’ gallery in Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre, Jedburgh, showing the orb above the painting of Lord Darnley, photo by Mark Stocks

Mark said they then did a ouija session on the large 16th century oak table and immediately got family who have passed away  coming through first. “They were bringing in other people too,”he added.

“Whilst in the banqueting hall doing the ouija board, we were hearing sounds around us – clicking noises, ruffles of a dress and footsteps in the room next door called the rogues’ gallery.

“When we were at the table doing the ouija board session Pauline mentioned the name Lord Darnley and we heard noises coming from the gallery next door again.

“I immediately got up and walked over to the rogues’ gallery and took a couple of photos.  Notice the two photos – one has an orb above the head of a painting and the other does not  they were taken straight after one another. There’s a big debate about orbs. Are they spirit, dust or moisture?  But what I find interesting is that picture is of lord darnley who pauline mentioned a few seconds before the photo was taken.”

The team also said it did pick up on someone called Rosie/Rose who was possibly a maid to the house or Mary herself. Mark said Rosie did bring in someone called Mary. Was it Mary Queen of Scots? They can’t say for sure.

The picture of the rogues' gallery in Mary Queen of Scots House, by Mark Stocks

The picture of the rogues’ gallery in Mary Queen of Scots House, by Mark Stocks. Note the lack of an orb above the painting of Lord Darnley, centre

The team also said it did pick up on someone called Rosie/Rose who was possibly a maid to the house or Mary herself. Mark said Rosie did bring in someone called Mary. Was it Mary Queen of Scots? They can’t say for sure.

Mark said MPI co-founder Aileen Copland asked Mary if she could ask her a personal question and the glass went straight to “No” then the middle then to “no” again.

Mark said: “Aileen revealed the question to me later on on the way home, and the question was ‘Do you you forgive Elizabeth Tudor for having you beheaded?’. So could no have been the answer ?

The team did another lockdown in the banqueting hall, where we got sounds of footsteps and clickings and bangs.

Mark said: “It was a fantastic night and we definitely want to go back to the visitor centre and see what else we discover.”

Mark and the team also have sound files from their investigation.

Duncan Rollo, who works at the visitor centre, said that he has

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