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A Festive Ghostly tale

So it’s almost Christmas and we’ve just been told a story which we thought would be nice to share.

Last saturday we were up in Cumbernauld Town Centre canvassing opinions and objections to the proposed changes to the House.  One of our group, Pat, got talking to a couple and the husband said he would not be signing any objections as he didn’t like the house.  Pat enquired as to why and this was the story he told –

In the 1970’s this chap had worked as a painter in the house and was doing some work on one of the upper floors.  He had been away from the work and was walking back to his colleague when a man dressed in a 1930’s style suit walked past him.  He looked at his colleague who was white with fear at this point.  He asked him what was wrong and turned again to look at the guy in the suit…when all of a sudden the chap in the suit walked straight through a wall…He said the chap looked like a normal person … up till the walking through the wall incident!  Was he a member of the Burns family paying a visit to the family house one last time?

The painter’s colleague refused to work in that area ever again despite ribbing from his work mates!

We also have another experience which was interesting.  Our publicity officer’s, Adam Smith, grandparents lived in the house in the 1950’s before the CDC had been fully established and they had a dog.  The dog would go anywhere in the house except for one particular room upstairs which the dog would point blank refuse to go into!

We’ve been looking for an interesting ghost story for a while now and two come along at once!  I wonder if the ghost will make an appearance to express his dislike of the planning application currently going through!

Just thought we would share as it’s Christmas!


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