Eerie Edinburgh

Documenting Edinburgh’s lesser-known hauntings and ghostly goings-on. Eerie Edinburgh: the home of Edinburgh’s ghost stories.

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Eerie Edinburgh

Ancient Edinburgh: a thousand years of life, death, murder, intrigue, and ghosts!
Edinburgh is a paranormal enthusiast’s paradise, with spirits and spectres seemingly around almost every corner and up every close.
In recent years, its best known hauntings are the fascinating stories of the ghosts in the underground vaults and the MacKenzie poltergeist in the graveyard at Greyfriars Kirk. However, if you look beyond these incredible modern tales, you'll find hundreds of years worth of history and spooky goings-on.
Edinburgh has it all – ghostly pipers, Egyptian spirits, white ladies, warlocks, and witches, to name just a few. Each episode will feature one of the countries eerie tales, both old and new.
Listen to learn more.

Episodes

Sunday Aug 13, 2023

Explore the captivating tale of Jane of George Street, a woman whose love for her business on Edinburgh's historic George Street transcended the boundaries of life and death. 
This episode covers the haunting story of Jane Vernelt, whose spirit is said to linger in the very streets she once walked, a poignant reminder of her unfulfilled desires and the heartbreaking events that surrounded her life and death. 
Discover the haunting true story of a determined entrepreneur and the lingering presence that continues to intrigue and mystify to this day.

Saturday Aug 05, 2023

In 1707, Scotland experienced a momentous transformation with the signing of the Treaty of Union, uniting the Kingdoms of Scotland and England. 
However, amidst this significant historical event, another chilling tale unfolded within the walls of an opulent residence – Queensberry House. A truly horrifying act left an indelible mark on both the house and the Douglas family, haunting them for generations to come. The echoes of that fateful day reverberate through time, affecting all who have crossed paths with the haunting events, from nobility to humble nurses. 
Prepare to delve into the dark secrets that have lingered within Queensberry House for centuries.
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Sunday Jul 23, 2023

Welcome to our chilling exploration of the Ghosts of Edinburgh Castle! 🏰👻
Prepare to embark on a spine-tingling journey through the dark and mysterious corridors of one of Scotland's most haunted landmarks. Edinburgh Castle, perched majestically atop Castle Rock, holds centuries of history and intrigue, making it a hotbed for ghostly encounters.
In this gripping episode, we delve into the eerie tales and spectral legends that have surrounded Edinburgh Castle for generations. From the restless spirits of past inhabitants to the inexplicable apparitions roaming its ancient walls, we'll uncover the haunted secrets that have sent shivers down the spines of visitors and locals alike.
Join us as we unveil the stories of the Grey Ladies, the Headless Drummer Boy, the Phantom Piper, and many other spectral figures said to wander these historic grounds. From eerie whispers to inexplicable sightings, the encounters with these otherworldly entities will leave you both fascinated and intrigued.
Watch closely as we venture into the pet cemetery, where a friendly, scruffy black dog is said to linger in the afterlife, welcoming those who dare to explore its ethereal presence.
Are you ready to experience the paranormal activity that has intrigued ghost hunters and skeptics for centuries? Hit that play button and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Ghosts of Edinburgh Castle. Make sure to keep the lights on and brace yourself for encounters with the supernatural! 🔦💀🐕

Friday Jul 14, 2023

Buckholm Tower, ruined, oppressive, haunted, stands on a hill to the north of Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders.
The Tower was home to a wicked man called James Pringle who had a fierce hatred of women and anyone who stood against the government.
Did his anger cost him his very soul?

The Gorgie Vampire

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

In the late 1960's, early 1970's Britain was gripped by vampire fever. The Highgate Vampire in London had caused a media storm and gripped, and horrified the city in equal measure, for a two year period.
At the same time, an Edinburgh resident found himself face to face with what he believed to be a vampire, in Gorgie of all places.  In this episode, we learn the story of "The Gorgie Vampire"

The Spirits of St Andrews

Sunday Jul 02, 2023

Sunday Jul 02, 2023

St Andrews is perhaps best known these days as being the home of golf, and for the University where the odd Prince and Princess have studied, but its history goes back far beyond these more modern claims to fame, it's also haunted, very haunted.
From ghostly monks, to phantom coaches, this collection of stories features some of my favourite tales from this beautiful and ancient Royal Burgh.

Saturday Jun 17, 2023

Inverleith is an affluent area of Edinburgh, home to the Botanical Gardens, Fettes college and some of the finest townhouses in the city.
One of these houses, only known as "Number 17" was said to have be home to a haunting so terrible that many believe the property was demolished due to the terrible events that happened there.

Sunday Jun 04, 2023

In the late 1950's, the Curries of Hazeldean Terrace found themselves with some unwanted attention, from the local newspapers and...a destructive poltergeist.
Although there are far more horrifying stories in Edinburgh, the authenticity of this tale always struck me: local newspapers were unable to debunk it.
30 years later, when I attended the nearby high school, locals still talked about the poltergeist of Hazeldean Terrace. 

The Ghosts of Glamis Castle

Saturday May 20, 2023

Saturday May 20, 2023

In this video we travel away from Edinburgh, to the historic Glamis Castle.
Home to the famous Bowes-Lyon family, Glamis has stood since the 15th century, but has been a site of historical significance for over 1,000 years.
This, of course, means the Castle is haunted, really haunted. In this episode we explore the famous and not so-famous stories of this incredible location.
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The Phantom of Forrest Road

Saturday May 06, 2023

Saturday May 06, 2023

In 1908, a property on Forrest Road in Edinburgh was home to a terrifying haunting.
Did the affluent property owner, Lady Adela witness the horrifying apparition of someone who'd previously lived on the land?
 
Listen to find out.

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