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Started by Shadrack22 on Jan 16, 2022 5:23:41 PM
On a Christmas climbing trip in 1973, two young climbers experienced a frightening series of events in a remote mountain bothy

Phil MacNeill was 18 and a member of Glasgow's Langside Climbing Club when he and his friend Jimmy Dunn set out from the city for the Lochaber hills.…..

Read this and be aghast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-59698147

How can these events be explained?

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Dubris - 16 Jan 2022 18:56:01 (#1 of 289)

I am aghast. I cannot explain these events.

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 19:02:14 (#2 of 289)

Someone scared the crap out of them for a laugh. We used to do it to our mates in the woods with friends in shallow graves who'd come up out of the ground wailing, and smoke bombs and stuff. It was terrifying* and hilarious**

* the first time



** when you were in on it

Shadrack22 - 16 Jan 2022 19:04:25 (#3 of 289)

Someone scared the crap out of them for a laugh

There was nobody else there. It was miles from anywhere.

brooklyn - 16 Jan 2022 19:05:20 (#4 of 289)

if no one else was there, no one would have made all the noise.

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 19:08:38 (#5 of 289)

They were told there were squatters.

BuddhaPest - 16 Jan 2022 19:12:22 (#6 of 289)

The men, whose story has been recounted by Phil for BBC Radio 4's Uncanny show, were told there were people living off-grid at Luibeilt, but it remained open and welcoming to visitors.

The usual residents hid in the wardrobes when visitors arrived, but then decided to scare the pair of students shitless.

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 19:13:56 (#7 of 289)

Yup

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 19:14:29 (#8 of 289)

Which is why everything seemed a bit Marie Celeste.

Shadrack22 - 16 Jan 2022 19:16:11 (#9 of 289)

Subsequent info from Radio 4: The usual residents had already moved out as they had a newborn baby and the GP threatened to take it into care as the property was in the middle of nowhere.

brooklyn - 16 Jan 2022 19:18:26 (#10 of 289)

when the inspectors came, the squqtters hid in those wardrobes.

cozzer - 16 Jan 2022 19:19:33 (#11 of 289)

They made it up, obviously.

darkhorse - 16 Jan 2022 19:20:27 (#12 of 289)

This is a bit like the "Mysteries of the Unexplained" books that eldest (10) borrows from the library, scares himself, and then can't sleep and bothers us at 2am.

"Ghosts don't exist. They've made it up. Alright, if you need to you can sleep with us. We're not getting one of those books again," is my grouchy explanation.

Shadrack22 - 16 Jan 2022 19:21:00 (#13 of 289)

Next people will be claiming that Garrick’s flat on Equity Road wasn’t really haunted.

frantastic - 16 Jan 2022 19:21:44 (#14 of 289)

Definitely ghosts! There can be no other possible explanation. Also, head torches in 1973?

cozzer - 16 Jan 2022 19:22:33 (#15 of 289)

Also, head torches in 1973?

Oh yeah, I wondered about that.

frantastic - 16 Jan 2022 19:23:52 (#16 of 289)

#10 - the squatters gave then the squitters!

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 19:26:35 (#17 of 289)

The usual residents had already moved out as they had a newborn baby and the GP threatened to take it into care as the property was in the middle of nowhere.

Yes, because squatters have a fixed set of usual residents.

mingmong - 16 Jan 2022 19:26:42 (#18 of 289)

Ghosts? Dunno.

More between heaven and earth, etc. certainly.

Why would there not be?

Tomnoddy - 16 Jan 2022 19:27:00 (#19 of 289)

Head torches were available in '73, the batteries were slung in a pouch over the shoulder/on the back probably.

it wasn't the Dark Ages!

cozzer - 16 Jan 2022 19:27:27 (#20 of 289)

Why would there not be?

Because it's bullshit.

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