There have been at least four sightings in the past month of a woman said to be dressed in black period clothing within Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow
Centre managers have asked researchers from Glasgow Paranormal Investigations to seek out evidence of the apparant apparition.
A Silverburn spokesman said: “We are aware that a shadowy woman has been spotted around the centre and we are taking the sightings extremely seriously.
“We have reached out to local experts in the field of paranormal activity, who will hopefully be able to shed some light on the matter.”
Opened in 2007, the centre was developed on the site of the former Pollok shopping centre site.
There had been no paranormal activity before a £20million extension for a new cinema was completed last year, and there are fears the work may have disturbed something long buried there.
A member of Glasgow Paranormal Investigations said: “It is not uncommon for a spirit to be attached to a site before the present building was constructed.
“Possibly Silverburn or the construction of the new cinema disturbed it. This can be common in hauntings.
“The most important thing is to ensure whoever it is finds a peaceful resting place.”