Ravenspark Asylum

March 22nd, 2009

The Ravenspark Asylum is located in Irvine, Scotland and remained in use from 1846 to 1995. It currently lies abandoned, with much of the furnishings and electrical equipment still inside. The clothing of the inmates seem to be abandoned very suddenly, giving this building an intense atmosphere. This hospital once housed the insane, elderly, and unwanted. One of the legends surrounding the old asylum is that the bodies of paupers are buried in unmarked graves in the gardens of the hospital that is now tremendously overgrown. Paranormal activity has been recorded at a significantly high rate here.

Among the recordings of paranormal investigations are: doors opening and closing, whispering, footsteps, and on a few instances there have even been physical attacks. Strange lights and orbs have also been captured on film. There is the spirit of a man that refers to himself as Peek-a-boo Pete that is seen running through the halls. This is most likely the ghost of a man named Peter Brown who had the mental age of a child during his life. The spirit of a young boy named Iain haunts the physio room, sitting silently in his wheelchair. The spirit of an old sick woman haunts Ward 3. Currently, the Ravenspark Asylum is being renovated into luxury apartments.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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  1. debzorah
    November 2nd, 2009 at 05:48 | #1

    Hi. I was reading this and I would like to find out more about this particular subject. Do you have any links that I could use?

    Also, why was this hospital left in the state that it was? Why would they leave everything there?

    It would really help me out if you could send some links to my email address: zetta-epic@hotmail.co.uk

  2. lynsey
    March 17th, 2010 at 16:28 | #2

    i used to be w2ith paranormal group while ago and we were last ones there it was really creepy and we got lot of activity its now demolised and they building flats there no way would i live there the ghost group is spiritfinders glasgow uk

  3. lynsey
    October 6th, 2010 at 14:16 | #3

    hi there i was in spiritfinders and yea it was real creepy and when we went upstairs we all started swaying about as if we were all drunk and got lot stuff on tape pity the orb forming top part of woman not on site tho??

  4. Kayleigh Rooden
    January 10th, 2012 at 02:44 | #4

    I used to visit Ravenspark after it had closed down. I wasn’t a believer, so I put instances down to other people being in the building. I think ive been in contact with these intities. Any information you have, please send to kayleighrodden@live.co.uk. I needto know more.

  5. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2012 at 07:52 | #5

    In the local papers this week remains have been found in a mass grave at the site!

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