• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Paranormal festival will be out of this world

GHOULS, ghosts and gremlins from outer space are due to make an appearance as a city gears up to hold Scotland's first ever festival of the paranormal.

Stirling will play host to a series of out-of-this-world events this Halloween when the celebration of the unexplained gets under way, with seminars, workshops and classes on everything from noisy spirits to extrasensory perception taking place over four days at a range of venues across the city.

A range of academics, enthusiasts and declared sceptics will give talks and lectures about paranormal investigation and real-life ghostbusting as well as phenomena such as poltergeists, second sight and deja vu.

Festival founder and director Peter Broughan said: "The festival will be the biggest, most eclectic and most significant of its kind in the UK and with Stirling being a city so steeped in history I am sure it will be the ideal location for us."

Among highlights will be a presentation by David Kinnaird, actor, writer and organiser of the Stirling Ghost Walk, who will discuss his play A Conjuration of Spirits about Callander woman Helen Duncan who, in 1942, became the last British woman tried for witchcraft.

Other guests include US Navajo Rangers..

Contextual targeting label: 
Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

258887