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« on: May 31, 2018, 09:53:53 pm »

Fire erupts at Shetland's most haunted house
Posted on Wednesday, 30 May, 2018

The house is in dire need of renovation. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Otter / Wikimedia
Police are investigating a mysterious fire at what is thought to be one of Scotland's most haunted buildings.
Situated on moorland on the remote Shetland Islands to the north of Scotland, Windhouse in Mid Yell has been at the center of numerous ghost stories over the years.

Reportedly the most haunted building on the islands, the house is today little more than a ruin.

Accounts of paranormal phenomenon, including tales of a ghostly woman walking on the stairs, have prompted some foolhardy investigators to try and spend the night there.

The last time a family actually lived at the property was all the way back in 1930. The inhabitants reportedly left the house after it was hit by a lightning strike which also killed some of their sheep.

Since then there have also been reports of two skeletons being found there - one of a child found hidden behind the lining of one of the walls and another of a man found under the back doorstep.

This week's fire, which caused further damage to the ruin, was quickly tackled by local fire crews however the exact cause of the blaze remains a mystery.

Authorities are now appealing for witnesses in an effort to determine what happened.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 09:59:06 pm »

Fire at Shetland’s ‘haunted house’ remains a mystery
by Rita Campbell
May 30, 2018, 6:32 am

Windhouse as it is known is Shetland's, and possibly Scotland's, most haunted house.

Police are looking for witnesses after a blaze at Shetland’s “most haunted” house was doused by firefighters yesterday morning.

The appeal follows a joint investigation by police and the fire service into the fire at Windhouse in Mid Yell that damaged a small area of the ruinous building.

The alarm was raised at about 7.40am yesterday, with a crew from Yell the first on the scene.

While firefighters began tackling the blaze, they called for back-up and were joined by the Unst and Brae crews.

The fire was out by 11am but two pumps continued to douse the area to make sure it did not re-ignite.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.

Windhouse is the location of many ghost stories and hauntings. Last year two skeletons dating back centuries were discovered near the ruined house as it was being surveyed for renovation.

There are various brochs and other archaeological remains dating back millennia in the immediate area. Yesterday was also the warmest day of the year so far in Shetland.
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