After an absence of 7 years from active research down Mary Kings Close, I returned with Mark Turner to coördinate a night of paranormal exploration with members of the public. The purpose was to allow the public to fully experience any possible paranormal activity, by a whole host of ways from spiritual practices through to equipment based techniques.
As I rearranged the trigger experiment – Items set up in the hope of capturing paranormal movement and thus some evidence of activity – an overwhelming feeling of dread moved over me like a cloud in a gathering storm.
You see, I was situated at the bottom of the famous Mary Kings Close in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. I was separated from my team members, which included excellent people, such as Fiona Williamson, Ewan Irvine, and a few other very able people in the paranormal arena. It was late, a very dark night, the attraction had also closed for business…..
It’s such a regular occurrence here at Haunted Scotland – and previously as the founding member and owner of Scottish Paranormal – that my email box begins to fill up with requests for information on the best places to stay (with a haunting of course) along with where to visit and, in my opinion, what I suggest through my experiences.
As we approach Halloween, I wanted to offer a few suggestions to get you in the spirit of the season and allow you to get those plans made early.
It’s certainly easy to forget the reality behind the paranormal stories, when we cast an eye at the many reportedly haunted locations within Scotland. The Real Mary Kings Close, situated at present day Warriston’s Close, High Street, in Edinburgh is no exception.
As someone who has worked extensively on the paranormal side of the topic, down in the award-winning attraction, over a period of three or more years. I can certainly hold my hands up in forgetting just how sad the historical aspect is, often I would be immersed in protocols for Investigating or conducting paranormal themed events during the many festivals or holidays.
Thought to be one of the most haunted places in Scotland, The Real Mary King’s Close has appeared on Living TV’s Most Haunted twice and more recently the Sci-Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunters International.
Haunted Scotland owner Ryan O’Neill worked down the close over a 3 year period gathering all types of data. He was instrumental in setting up the Ghost Hunters International visit witnessed on Sci-Fi by liaison between Pilgrim Films and head office at MKC.