IS Carnegie Hall’s old library room the host to “one very violent poltergeist”?

A spiritualist medium certainly believes so and said he has felt a presence every time he has set foot in the period room inside the iconic venue, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary. 

With stories of glasses exploding, furniture moving by itself and reports of touching or harming the room’s occupants, the ‘Carnegie Poltergeist’ has caused trauma for those it has entertained.

Three seance evenings are to take place as members of the public are encouraged to take part in the hands-on ouija board and lights out experience.

The final Victorian Seance takes place tonight (Hallowe'en), at 7pm.

The man responsible for these paranormal investigations, who asked not to be named, told the Press that the room’s tales of horror are true.

He said: “Carnegie Hall is host to at least four ghosts that we know of, however, the Carnegie Poltergeist is deemed to be the most aggressive and present entity I have ever encountered in my entire career.

“That includes members of our team working on seances at Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh.

“This is not a haunted house-style attraction, nor is it a show, this is a genuine real seance and the results can be traumatic to say the very least.

“The room is occupied by one very violent poltergeist in one of Scotland’s most haunted locations.

“I was sceptical when I heard the hundreds of eery stories surrounding the hall. However, I felt a presence in that dark, aggressive room.

“If you decide to come along and take part in this full-on, terrifying event, you do so at your own risk. You must sign a disclaimer.

“It’s a room you don’t feel easy standing in. It has that atmosphere that as soon as you walk in, you feel sick. It happens nowhere else in the building. One TV medium dubbed the room, ‘The Portal to Hell’. I want to assure you that ghosts are as real as you and me and they do very much exist.”

The evenings are not suitable for under-18s, for those of a nervous disposition or pregnant women.

Mark Robson, Carnegie Hall venue manager, said: “Self-promoted community shows of all sorts are part of Carnegie Hall’s lifeblood and we’re proud to encourage diversity. 

"This particular performance is a hire and although we aren’t in any way affiliated with or responsible for its content, we hope the audience are left suitably entertained.”

Tickets cost £25 and are available to buy from the OnFife box office on: 01383 602032.