Boleskine House: the terrifying house of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page
Scotland is a beautiful land full of mysteries and legends that neither the fog can hide nor the constant rain erase from the collective imagination. Like the stories that circulate around the mythical Boleskine House, the stately house located on the shores of the also mythical Loch Ness.
Built in the 18th century as a hunting lodge by Archibald Fraser, the house was built on the remains of an old church from the 10th century. A sacred enclosure destroyed by fire and in which the parish priest and his parishioners also perished during the terrible event. . Boleskine House is built on a hill, above an old cemetery that still exists and where, according to what they say, the witches’ covens used to take place. A tunnel connects the house with the cemetery.
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Boleskine House and Aleister Crowley
Without a doubt, most of its fame comes from its darkest and most charismatic owner: Aleister Crowley, the most famous black magician of the 20th century. High-level esotericist known, among other names, as “The Beast” or “the most wicked man in the world.” He ranks highly among the greatest esotericists in history.
Something unusual happened with him, such as the fact that a few years after his death he became a pop icon of the sixties and seventies. Especially for the most important rock and pop groups of the time. He even appears among the famous people on the cover of the legendary Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
He was part of the Goldem Dawn secret society. He bought Boleskine House to perform esoteric rituals for him unmolested in a secluded and mysterious place. It is said that there he summoned the so-called “Lords of darkness.” However, his initial idea seems to be that it was that they served the forces of good, in addition to reaching the Higher Self through enlightenment. But the negative forces summoned remained there, in the house, creating a dark and terrifying atmosphere that the inhabitants of the area confirm.
Crowley lived little in the house, as he traveled constantly. After his death in 1947, the halo of negativity and death continued to adhere to the famous building. Then, new and well-known characters took over his property.
Among the most prominent cases is British film star George Sanders, who tried to set up a pig farm with a partner. The company was a disaster, his partner ended up in jail and the animals perished from hunger.
In 1960, the owner at the time, Major Eward Grant, put an end to his life in the same bedroom used by Crowley in some of his satanic rites. His former housekeeper, Anna Mclaren, explained that she found the older man’s dog with a bone in its mouth. She looked around the house for the oldest. Upon entering her room she discovered him dead. He had shot himself. Investigators told him that the bone the dog was carrying was from his skull.
Jimmy Page buys the house
The best known of its last occupants has been Jimmy Page, the famous guitarist of the British rock group Led Zeppelin. Obsessed with Crowley’s philosophy and his dark life, he acquired the house in 1970. An urban legend assures that it was there that he composed the mythical Stairway to Heaven, closely linked to his cult of Crowley.
However, despite Page’s passion for Crowley, he recognized that the house was charged with bad energy and strange things were happening in it. He ended up getting rid of her in the early ’90s to never hear from it again. Since then, the house has suffered two major fires in December 2015 and July 2019. The curse appears to be continuing.