Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars.


Greyfriars and the Covenanter’s prison have a world-wide reputation of being haunted. The malevolent spirit, said to be that of the notorious ‘Bluidy’ George Mackenzie, who was buried there in 1691, is the prime suspect with regards to some frightening occurrences. The ‘Mackenzie Poltergeist’, as he is affectionately known, is alleged to be the cause of such events including, but not limited to, bruising, bites and cuts on those who come into contact. Many visitors have reported feeling strange sensations, especially dread.

This was a fantastic return to an old Edinburgh favourite – In ghostly terms – as Bryan Boyle (Spiritualist) and I; walk around the Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Covenanter’s Prison entrance and finished up at the Mackenzie Tomb.

Our aim was to conduct the first ever Echovox session in this atmospheric yet peaceful place, then allow Bryan to work his magic as he informed of the spiritual and energetic impressions he was receiving.

This was to be the first location visit, since I coördinated Scottish Paranormal, that both Bryan and I would conduct together. It proved to be so successful, that similar visits will be organised and spread throughout the coming months and 2014.

Bryan provided a wealth of information, in excess of 1 hours worth, via digital Dictaphone that will now be analysed fully against the history. Lets not forget the analysis of the Echovox audio which as I type is being put through the software by Christopher Huff, will it match up with what Bryan uncovered?

As always with the project here at Haunted Scotland, we will give you the initial video and some photographs; then in the coming hours, days and week ahead; release anything of interest that may shed more light on this fantastic location.

Will we gain sentient activity via audio or are the ghostly apparitions from this location energetic memories, trapped in some time loop….we hope to find out real soon!

Please enjoy the initial material…..

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“Spiritual Impressions & Echovox Research”

From Greyfriars Kirkyard, posted by Haunted Scotland on 10/03/2013 (10 items)

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