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Edinburgh, Scotland. A Gruesome Past and Haunted Future. Edinburgh. Most haunted city in the United Kingdom and quite possibly Europe. One of the oldest cemetery’s in Europe. Greyfriars Kirkyard. Greyfriars Kirkyard. 250 tombstones, 14, 270 bodies

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edinburgh scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

A Gruesome Past and Haunted Future

edinburgh
Edinburgh
  • Most haunted city in the United Kingdom and quite possibly Europe.
greyfriars kirkyard
Greyfriars Kirkyard
  • 250 tombstones, 14, 270 bodies
  • Stones date back to 13th century and are written in Latin
  • Covenanters Prison
        • Who were they?
        • Many were tortured and buried at Greyfriars
  • Man made hill but what is underneath?
        • Massive grave for plague victims
george mackenzie 1636 1691
George Mackenzie (1636-1691)
  • In charge of prison in the 17h century
  • Worked for King Charles II
  • Persecuted the Scottish Presbyterians known as Covenanters
  • Was known for enjoying sending the Covenanters to he gallows
mackenzie s tomb
Mackenzie’s Tomb
  • Known as the Black Mausoleum
why do people believe mackenzie is haunting greyfriars and surrounding area
Why do people believe Mackenzie is haunting Greyfriars and surrounding area?
  • Homeless man broke into the tomb(1998)
  • 1999, 450 documented attacks, 140 caused witnesses to collapse
  • City closed Mausoleum, only City of the Dead tours have right to the tomb
city of the dead warning
“City of the Dead” warning
  • “The Mackenzie Poltergeist can cause genuine physical and mental distress.You join the tour at your own risk”
ghost vs poltergeist
Ghost vs. Poltergeist
  • Ghost: will do things to scare psychologically
  • Poltergeist: will physically harm, known to believers as being more aggressive.