A TEAM of ghosthunters are to return to a haunted Lothians mansion after claiming they spotted a spooky woman with a broken back crawling along a main road.
Lanarkshire Paranormal investigators say they spotted the injured woman – dressed all in black - on her hands and knees as she made her way along a road in Cockenzie, East Lothian.
But after being helped to her feet the ghostly apparition stood up straight, thanked them for their help and then promptly disappeared.
The mysterious encounter came as the ghostbusters visited Cockenzie House, in East Lothian, earlier this year.
And the team have been so impressed with the ghostly goings on at the 17th century mansion they are returning for further investigations next month.
During their last visit, the ghosthunters also say they had other-worldly contact with a man who murdered his wife after his affair was uncovered, heard screams from a young girl and one member received a punch on the arm from an angry spirit named Edward.
In a recent report on the team’s last visit to the spooky home in June, Steff Murdoch-Richards, co-manager of the group, was reported to have gone to the aid of a woman who was crawling on all fours along the main road outside the mansion house.
The report states: “As he helped her up she was very cold and pale and, although she was crawling on the floor in heavy rain, her dress seemed dry and no signs of mud.
“She had no weight to her whatsoever and seemed perfectly fine once she was standing up.
“Within a few moments of walking away, he turned round and she was gone.”
In a video posted on the ghosthunting outfit’s web page, Steff adds: “I started thinking ‘why was she in that position?’
“She was crawling on the floor and it looked like her arms and quite possibly her back had been broken - but there was no sign of that when she stood up.
“And then, obviously, where did she go?”
The spooky encounter came on a night when the investigators had spent several hours in the historic house with guests and encountered a range of paranormal activities.
In the basement, the spirit of a man called Richard who had stabbed his wife Mary after being confronted about having an affair was picked up some members.
While during a séance held during the paranormal team’s visit in July, many people reported hearing a faint scream, while a ghostly presence going by the name of Edward began jabbing people in the ribs and punching one man’s arm.
Several people also reported sensing the presence of a young girl who had severely damaged her legs in a fall, while on the top floor of the property a number of different spirits were sensed.
The paranormal team is returning to Cockenzie House to further investigate the reported phenomena next month.