Spirit Voices: Dirleton Castle

This location has been no stranger to mysterious stories, along with local myths and legends.

The Devil himself is said to have turned up on the grassy green beneath the castle wall in June 1649, allegedly taking the physical form of ‘a large black shadow man’.

Several of his accused witches were held in Dirleton’s pit prison, where legend says the Devil’s marks were found upon them by the witch-finder John Kincaid. They remained in the pit until the order for their execution – which happened to be strangling and burning – came through from Parliament.

Does the restless spirits of the accused witches still haunt the area?

Lets listen in, to the interesting captures found on the Echovox audio device, which was recording as we visited this location…..



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