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The Edinburgh Vaults

The Edinburgh VaultsThe Edinburgh Vaults – or South Bridge Vaults – are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was completed in 1788.

For around 30 years, The Edinburgh Vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen.

It was a storage space for illicit material, reportedly including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for medical experiments.

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Ravenscraig Castle

Region: The Kingdom Of Fife
Location:
Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy

Details: Ravenscraig Castle is a ruined castle located in Kirkcaldy, dating from around 1460. The castle is an early example of artillery defence in Scotland. Now managed by Historic Scotland, and protected by Scheduled Ancient Monument this has been recognised as a category A listed building.

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Is James Randi a Pseudo-Sceptic?

Some flock to him as if he is some type of critical-thinking saviour, much in the same way as fundamentalist religious types will swarm around statues, scriptures or the feet of their own likewise saviour.

Can we really class Mr Randi as a true sceptic though?

 

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Top Scottish Haunted Hot Spots This Halloween

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.

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Hampton Court – Footage

Here we have one from the Haunted Scotland archive and such was the interest surrounding it, that it hit the mainstream national press in 2007.

Hampton Court is the venue and what you are viewing below is a possible ghostly apparition, said to be the notorious King Henry VIII, captured by security guards who regularly monitor the location.
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Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar castle is situation just 2 miles south of Stonehaven and around 15 miles shy of Aberdeen. You can not miss this fantastic looking location as it sits upon an enormous flat-topped rock with sheer cliffs above the wild North Sea….
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Macduff’s Castle

Region: Fife
Location: East Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 – 56.162496,-3.05803

Details: MacDuff’s Castle is a ruined castle near East Wemyss, in Fife, Scotland. The site is associated with the MacDuff Earls of Fife, the most powerful family in Fife in the middle ages, although nothing survives from this period. The present ruins are the remains of the home of the Wemyss family, who lived here from the 14th century, and their successors in the 16th century. (Wiki)

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Egyptian mummy statue spins overnight

Footage has been released of a 10-inch-tall statue seeming to spin around in circles completely by itself at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, United Kingdom. It happens both in the dead of night and while visitors are in plain view, but the movement isn’t captured by the naked eye.

Instead, time-lapse footage enables viewers to see the striking rotation of the figurine, named Neb-Senu, which dates back to 1800 B.C.

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St Bridget’s Kirk – 16th June 2013

Location Visit – 16th March 2013

An atmospheric location nestled within a wooded coastal position on the outskirts of Dalgety Bay, in the Kingdom Of Fife. It’s a former church, which now sits in surprisingly good condition, contrary to the online reports of being “just a ruin”. Dating back as far as 1178 and then reported to have been altered in the 17th Century, this site like many others of significant age and mystery, has its own spooky tale which will be hard to confirm or deny.
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The Goblin Ha’ AKA Yester Castle

Gifford, Haddington

Sir Hugo de Giffard was known as the ‘Wizard of Yester’, and was considered to be a powerful warlock and necromancer. It is in the undercroft of the castle that he was thought to practise his sorcery. 14th century chronicler John of Fordun mentions the large cavern in Yester Castle, thought locally to have been formed by magical artifice. Legend supposed that Hugo was able, via a pact with the Devil, to raise a magical army to his aid, and use them to carry out his will. It is this army of hobgoblins that was considered the builders of Yester Castle.

In this location, during investigations and observations by a plethora of enthusiasts into all things paranormal, various noises, EVP and weird sensations have been evident.
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