I've only just noticed that I've missed a good few posts on this thread....... For some reason my automated 'post' warning seems to have failed me of late!!
Whatever - it's great to see so many people willing to share their stories!!
Concerning the ghost of Lady Scott - I'd heard many years ago that her apparition is said to walk the area around Great Barr Hall. During a (house) investigation in Great Barr earlier this year, we were told that her ghost had allegedly been seen in a road adjacent to the one we were then currently in.......
Regarding Great Barr Hall itself - I had a bizarre experience while exploring the ruin a couple of years ago. I had entered the building, through the main doorway, and had started to take some photographs of the entrance hall. While in the process of messing with my camera, I clearly heard 'someone' kicking through the long grass which grows along the front of the hall, seemingly heading in my direction. All sorts of things went through my head - nothing ghostly though - with my finally thinking that I was about to either get mugged or possibly hassled by police for trespassing. With the idea of the former option strongest in my mind, I (practically thinking) reasoned that it might be best if I was outside the Hall itself if I was going to be 'attacked' in some way.......
Heart in my throat, I stepped out of the door to meet whoever was approaching and - yes, you've guessed it - there was no one in sight!!!???!!!
At a later date, myself and a group member were walking through the Hall, with a video camera running, when we picked up the sound of a womans voice saying (what sounded like) the name 'Carmen'??? The building is exceptionally secluded and, as far as we know, there wasn't a woman within a mile or so of us. The strange thing was that the word seemed to be specifically drawn out and emphasised as two separate syllables: 'Car-Men'.........
Unfortunately, at a visit to the site last year, we found that the Hall is now securely fenced off with a static security guard and vicious rottie!!! The building had already undergone some alterations, having been stripped of it's windows, etc. Heaven only knows what it looks like now????
Keep the stories coming folks!!!