Unnamed Buyer of 'Boleskine House' Plans to Restore Property to Its Original State

A photograph of the Boleskine House in 1912, taken during Crowley’s ownership.  (Aleister Crowley)

A photograph of the Boleskine House in 1912, taken during Crowley’s ownership. (Aleister Crowley)

An unnamed buyer has reportedly put in an offer on Scotland’s infamous Boleskine House, which was listed for sale last month.

The house, once owned by infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, rests on the shore of Scotland’s Loch Ness, itself famed for its monster sightings. Crowley was said to have purchased the house in order to perform an elaborate ritual invoking his guardian angel. The ritual, which involved abstinence from sex and alcohol, also required Crowley to summon the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell, in order to bind them and remove their influence from the magician’s life.

Crowley owned the house from 1899 to 1913. Following his ownership it changed hands several times, each time being marked by tragedy—including one owner who used a shotgun to commit suicide in Crowley’s former bedroom—before being bought by musician Jimmy Page in 1970. Page himself was an avid occultist and follower of Crowley.

Page sold the house in 1992, and the house changed hands twice more before being mostly consumed by fire in 2015.

The interior of the Boleskine House was almost completely consumed by the conflagration, which left much of the exterior walls and part of the roof intact.  (Galbraiths)

The interior of the Boleskine House was almost completely consumed by the conflagration, which left much of the exterior walls and part of the roof intact. (Galbraiths)

Investigative group Highlands Paranormal said in a post to Facebook on May 14th that they had been contacted by the soon-to-be owners following a recent investigation.

The team carried out and investigation at Boleskine House on Saturday 11th May.

We found the house to be in a deteriorated and dangerous state with evidence of the remaining roof beginning to also collapse into the ruined building. No paranormal activity was detected during the investigation or the subsequent review of recorded media from the evening.

Following on from our investigation we are delighted to have been contacted by the soon to be future owners of the property who have kindly shared their vision with us of restoring the property and grounds to their original state, while also creating a non-profit charitable trust so that the public in general will be able enjoy the house and grounds for generations to come.

Highland Paranormal will be supporting this project moving forward and we would like to wish the new owners all the best with this amazing project to restore a key part of the area's heritage.

Meanwhile the soon to be owners have asked that due to the current dangerous state of the house, that the public in general stays away from the building and grounds until construction work has been completed and the house is opened to the public.

The potential buyers currently remain anonymous, and Highland Paranormal asks that they not be contacted regarding the property’s sale or any future plans for its use, since they are not associated with the buyers.

"Following on from our post yesterday we have received numerous telephone calls from press and media outlets with regards to the sale of Boleskine House," they said in a follow-up post. "Please be aware that Highland Paranormal do not represent the buyers and are unable to comment further on the project at this time."

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