|Descending into the vaults|
Grave robbers stored corpses in the vaults before selling them to medical schools so students could practice on them. Others stored wine in the cold, damp vaults. There were a lot of uses for that miserable space!
The vaults were closed down in the 1800s and filled up only to be re-discovered in the 1980s by former international rugby player Norrie Rowan, who was developing his property on Blair Street. That's when he developed part of the medieval street built in the 1530s that led into the vaults. He arranged for the vaults to be cleared out and organized tours through them.
|The first room|
|The room where the "Watcher" attacks women|
|Women scrambling out of the "Watcher's room!"|
|The hallway where we BOTH saw a shadow man cross|
|Left to right: A ghost's orb, Tour guide Craig, Tom|
|Edinburgh at 10:30 p.m. - the sun sets at 1 am!|
|Twilight at 10:30 p.m.|
OUR GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS - In one room, Tom told me that he felt something brush his hair, and there is no wind in the vaults. The brushing of hair is something Craig said others have reported. I felt uncomfortable in the vaults - of course, it was dark, (one light in each room), damp, cool and smelled somewhat nasty. I kept imagining a "white light of protection" around us and I sensed evil. Apparently, I was sensing the "Watcher."
Both Tom and I saw a dark entity cross a corridor in the next room, moving from right to left and blotting out light. There was no one in that room, and no other group in the vaults!!
At the end of the tour we were in the last room before the stairway back to the current ground level. Everyone was crowded in the room and Craig said that a woman in the back of the room on a previous tour kept reporting a breeze, then ran out of the room yelling that someone was breathing on her neck! Once we got outside of that room into the hallway I took pictures.
On my camera's viewfinder I suddenly saw a bright red orb (the most simple form a ghost can take) flight from right to left out of that room! Chilling!!
ORB OUTSIDE - When we got home and looked at the photo of Tom with Craig the tour guide, there, standing on the other side of Craig was a ghostly orb! An orb is the most simple form a ghost can take.
After the tour we needed to wind down, so a pot of tea and some scones at Martone's Italian restaurant was the perfect end to the day.