In December 2015 Boleskine House in
was consumed by a massive fire, see: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2016/01/boleskine-house-fire.html.
The large house on the shores of Loch Ness was formerly the home of the famous
occultist Aleister Crowley. Because of some magick spells he cast there in 1899
the building has a dark and frightening reputation. It was this very reputation
that attracted the rock star and Scotland
fan Jimmy Page to the location. The guitarist and songwriter for the band Led
Zeppelin bought the property in 1970 and used it mostly as a storehouse for his
collection of occult books, many of which were written by Crowley .
Page sold it in 1992 and it was turned into a hotel; although many guests only
stayed there once after they experienced things going bump in the night. Some
ghost enthusiasts booked rooms because of the house's supernatural mystique. Following
the 2015 fire, a new owner purchased the ruins and planned to restore the
house. However this second fire appears to have sadly destroyed what was left
of the house's interior and roof. I'm not sure if this time the damage is
beyond repair. The fire also spread to the neighbouring Coach House, but it was
quickly extinguished. The police suspect this was an arson attack and are
appealing for witnesses. The part of the house that ignited was the side that
had been spared by the 2015 fire. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49186622.
If it was arson, who would do that? Does anybody have a motive to torch a
derelict house miles from any town? Somebody suggested religious fundamentalists
could have done it. The Crowley Highlands does have a tradition
in radical Christianity, being home to the "Wee Free" Free Church of
Scotland. There may well be people nearby who are uncomfortable with 's
den of superstition in their neighbourhood. Another of Crowley 's
homes in Crowley
has the same problem. However the locals there are too scared to demolish the
old Abbey of Thelema in case they get curses, so conversely to Boleskine, it is
fairly well preserved, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98KxHMyr7xU.
Either way, such torch-and-pitchfork pogroms tend to be things of the past,
such as during the Scottish Reformation in the fifteenth century. Religious
violence in Cefalu, Sicily Europe today comes mostly from Islam. Could
the arsonists have a very different background, possibly one that is not even
of this world? Nexus magazine
recently published an article, in its June-July 2019 issue, about fire and the
paranormal; its connection to poltergeist activity and spontaneous human
combustion. See: https://nexusmagazine.com/?v=79cba1185463.
The Scottish paranormal radio show host Kev Baker visited the ruins of
Boleskine after the 2015 fire and he and I discussed it on his show, see: http://kevbakershow.com/. We noted the
similarities to the fire damage in the house to that following many spontaneous
human combustion cases. The conflagration left the targeted area totally
charred, but nearby areas were completely undamaged, not even scorched or
melted. For the last hundred and twenty years there has been an open portal in
Boleskine House to alternate realms where God knows what lurks; whatever
Crowley was trying to conjure up. We know that he was utterly fearless in his
pursuit of ghostly denizens. If Boleskine House is restored again then I recommend
somebody who knows what they are doing, maybe Jimmy Page, performs a ritual
there that can close the portal and give the ghosts infesting it licence to
See here for more background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/12/second-burning-man-dies.html.