The Haunting of Brodick Castle & Isle of Arran:
Spooked Scotland Episode 1 Review
Images: within this article are taken from Discovery +
Visit an island that has witnessed “a huge spike in paranormal activity”.
If you are a fan of paranormal reality shows, you will want to check out Realty’s newest series, Spooked Scotland (Available on Discovery + which can be accessed through NOW TV). This ten-part series takes us on a journey through some of the most haunted locations in Scotland, including ancient castles and famous landmarks.
The first episode of Spooked Scotland follows the team as they investigate the supernatural occurrences on the Isle of Arran, which is said to be teeming with tormented spirits and ghostly apparitions. Chris Fleming, a Chicago-based psychic medium, and his partner in crime, Gail Porter, team up with paranormal researcher Ryan O’Neill and parapsychologist Evelyn Hollow to uncover the mysteries of this island.
Brodick Castle, with its grisly history of murder, betrayal, beheading, invasion and disease, is the team’s base for the episode. The castle proves to be a very active location for the team, with unexplained sounds and triggers on ghost-hunting gadgets. Ryan O’Neill comments that Brodick Castle is “one of the most active castles I’ve been in.”
During a lively investigation conducted by Gail and Ryan in the castle’s large kitchen, they capture Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) on a digital audio recorder and a presence triggering a REM-Pod. The team also experiences an impressive moment when they hear what sounds like music through Ryan’s specialist ghost-hunting gadget.
The team also investigates the fairy population on the island, which Chris believes is behind some of the paranormal activity. They venture to Machrie Moor, the most active fairy site on the Isle of Arran, and the woods that surround the castle, where they encounter snapping branches and other eerie occurrences.
Overall, the evidence gathered by the team is very interesting, with Evelyn Hollow summing up the episode by saying, “I think it’s haunted, but in a pretty unique way.” Chris Fleming is also impressed with the investigation, stating, “this has been a monumental investigation, for the first time in my life I believe I’ve communed with fairies and we’ve finally gotten to the bottom of what’s haunting Brodick Castle.”
If you are looking for a spine-tingling paranormal investigation, be sure to tune into Spooked Scotland’s first episode, featuring Brodick Castle and the Isle of Arran.