Haunting’s: Edinburgh Vaults.

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The Edinburgh Vaults are said to be filled with paranormal activity. Due to the history of the city and  vaults it’s no surprise that many visitors of the south bridge vaults report ghostly happenings.

History:

The vaults are a series of chambers that were 19 arches underneath the South Bridge in Edinburgh. The vaults were used to house taverns, Cobblers, Tradesmen and other shop owners. They lived down in the vaults and worked on their trade. But due to poor construction, rain came in constantly through the cracks also the waste, blood and other diseases came in as well, making it a hazard’s place to live. After the shops closed the homeless and other people who were a burden to society lived down there. There is some speculation if the victims of serial killers Burke and Hare are buried in the tunnels.  

During the Irish Potato Famine during 1845-1847 thousands of Irish immigrants came to Scotland only looking for survival. They were forced into the vaults; the vaults housed up to 10 people or more, making it horrible living conditions barely any circulation and damp conditions. This became Edinburgh’s red light district; Prostitution, gambling, rape and murder ran rampant as well as disease. By the late 19th century the vaults were closed off for good. In 1988 a local man crawled through a passageway in one of his buildings, he found the closed off vaults. Then reports of ghostly activity poured in.

Paranormal Activity:

There are several ghosts’ that live down in the vaults. Many visitors report cold gusts of air, they claim to   hear voices and have seen apportions of some the spirits.

Some of the ghost’s now have names

A ghost that is named Mr. Boots is said to haunt the back section of the vaults, he is an evil entity that is known to throw rocks at guests and push them. He was nicknamed that due to his large boots that can be seen and heard.

A ghost child by the name Jack, he likes to grab hands in the wine vault section.

There could be more ghosts down there due to its violent history; if you’re interested book yourself a ghost tour and maybe you will see Mr. Boots, Jack or a new ghost.

The popular TV show, Ghost Adventures stopped at the vaults, they claimed to have heard and seen ghostly activity during their visit.  

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Hauntings: Talbot Hotel.

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Looking for a hotel in Oundle England?

Why not try the Talbot Hotel?

A historic hotel with an interesting history

It has nice rooms

Lovely breakfast and dinner

They host weddings and conferences

Nice grounds around the property

And a range of ghosts… But don’t worry; they won’t bite, unless you provoke them…

Brief History:

The stone work and stair case are said to come from a castle that was called Fotheringhay castle. When the hotel was rebuilt in 1626, Marry Queen of Scotts was executed in the castle in 1587. Her son and grandson worked on demolishing the castle.  It’s said that when marry walked to her execution she left a mark on the stair case by gripping on the handle of the stair case to keep her balance. Her ring left a small indent on the stair case.  There is a monument of the  castle , but the ghost of Marry could now be at the hotel.

Ghosts:

Many ghost’s have been seen in and around the hotel, lots of activity has happened causing things to come off the walls, ghost’s have been seen walking down and up the stair case, furniture has moved and a picture of marry has been thrown off the wall a few times. A guest staying in the room dedicated to her has reported feeling cold hands pushing them against the bed. Could it be marry?  Or someone else?

Check out these cool videos from ghosts hunters that were at the hotel, see for yourself if its actually haunted. Convinced? Then book yourself a stay, preferably in Mary’s room.

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Haunting’s: Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester Gloucestershire, England

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he Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire, England a beautiful historic looking property, but on the inside lies something more sinister.

Brief History:

The Woodchester Mansion was built on an existing park and mansion; the previous mansion had a history of its own. It was called Spring Park and has a history of dating back to the roman occupation. Many visitors claim to see roman soldiers on the property The home started construction in 1858 and was partially finished in 1870, William Leigh hired aspiring architect Benjamin Bucknall, his previous architect became ill and that’s when he hired Benjamin Bucknall.   They tore down the existing mansion that was previously there, they built a new one but stopped after William passed away, and it then was transferred to different people and different architects who saw a new vision for the home.  It was then given to George Huntley, but the expense of taking care of the park nearly bankrupted Mr. Huntley. To this day it sits there in its old glory. You can now go and take a tour of the mansion and see for yourself. (To read more click here)

Haunting’s: 

Let’s move onto what makes this house “spooky” Over the past two hundred years, many sightings have been reported by several people,  a man claimed to see an apportion in 1902. many visitors claim that ghost’s have attacked them causing them to collapse.

The Mansion has its own chapel and it has been reported that satanic rituals have been performed there, a young girl has been spotted playing around the stairs and a many visitors have claimed to hear a woman singing an Irish song.

During WW2 American soldiers were stationed at the mansion, a tragedy accord when twenty soldiers drowned after a pontoon bridge collapsed, the GI’s have been sensed by visitors

A Monk reportedly committed suicide during the middle ages; a coffin floating above the lake can be seen

Before the Woodchester was built, Sir Rupert De Lansigny killed his cousin to gain control of the Spring Park estate, a phantom horseman has been seen around the gates of the park.

 

It has been said that the mansion has some of the scariest ghosts in the United Kingdom. Many ghost hunting teams and television shows have went to the mansion and found some evidence to back these claims. These videos are from local ghost hunters. 

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Hautning’s: Moosham Castle, Austria.

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Moonsham Castle, or known as the Witches Castle, due to the beheading of hundreds of witches. Many claim to see the witches haunting the castle.

The castle was built in 1208, during the thirteenth century. The Moonsham Castle was a torture site for the most bloodiest and horrific trails for accused witches during the years of 1675 and 1687. An archbishop made several accusations against certain women, claiming they were witches, so it was off with their head.

Other myths that surround the castle is a werewolf, during 1715 and 1717, the district that surrounded the castle was plagued by many wolves that have been attacking the live stock. People hunted down the wolf(s) but were never seen again, people thought it had to be a supernatural attack and that the people who went looking for the beast’s turned into beasts themselves or were brutally killed.  As time went on, people were accused of being werewolf’s themselves and  later imprisoned

As time went on, many legends and stories haunt the castle. People who work their claim to have spotted witches and heard the howling of a wolf, maybe it’s a local wolf that’s not supernatural. But the apparitions of the witches aren’t  Many television shows have gone into the castle and claimed to have seen, felt and heard the ghosts. Is the castle really haunted? The castle has been listed in some of the top 10 most haunted places in some polls, and one of the most scariest castles.

The beauty and scenery of the castle, makes it almost fairy tale like, but is the beauty deceiving?

Let’s take a look at some of the footage that was shot in the castle.

This footage was filmed by Ghost Hunters.

Part one 

Part two