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The highest area of paranormal activity in edinburgh
The Vaults (Edinburgh)
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The Vaults (Edinburgh)
Date: 17/01/10, updated on 17/01/10 (601 review reads)
Advantages: Mystical, and experience to encounter, paranormal happenings
Disadvantages: Dark, damp and slippery
You cannot go to edinburgh and not visit the niddry street vaults, as these are the most spectacular of vaults in the city and paranormally the most prolific.
To vist the vaults you must book through auld reekie tours based in niddry street or alternatively at st giles cathedral where they have a stand. This is a specific walking and ghost tour where you can get to visit the vaults at the end however there are other ways to visit them through ghost hunts. The best ghost hunt in edinburgh is through the north west spirit seekers, who can have private access to the vaults for an overnight period and this gives you the most exquisite experience to view them in details and of course possibly encounter some paranormal activity.
The vaults are centuries old and are part of the underground edinburgh which was built on top of in the 16th century due to over population of the city and to rid it of the black death. The vaults form the south side of the bridge and are set in between surrounding buildings and niddry street vaults actually have a incredible history alongside blair street vaults.
These particular vaults were founded by a student who was renting one of the rooms surrounding them and with an inquisitive mind he realised that there was a vast cavity between certain walls and hence one day decided to investigate. He knocked down a section of a wall and to his horror found the vaults behind it, little did he know that they continued far furthur than originally beleived, and even now there are continual excavations being undertaken to search through other found vaults.
An incredible find, however one with a gruesome and dark history of perished families, murderers, body snatchers and torture.
Niddry street vaults are known to be the most haunted in the area and have since been featured on most haunted television series and throughout various paranormal documentaries. The vault is home to one significant poltergeist named 'the watcher' who is a dark encounter and evil one at that. He is thought to roam the vaults and attack people who enter, this albeit bizarre to beleive has in fact happened to many a people with evidence of scratches, falls and bruises.
The vaults are individual rooms joined by a corridoor, however be warned because they are dark, slippery, damp and oppresive. Be sure to take a torch, however there is emergency lighting, a cushion if you are on an all night vigil, and gripped shoes. The first vault you come to is the witches worship room used by a local covern today and has ornate but frightening mystical objects within it. This is however a white witchcraft setting. You cannot enter this vault but can look through the barred gate and windows.
Furthur along is the stone circle vault which is beleived to be the most haunted and evil happenings have taken place here. The circle was built by the witches to contain the poltergeist as they felt his presence to be of such a destructive nature, those who dare to walk inside the circle are beleived to have bad luck cast upon them.
The furthur vaults are empty but each have their own atmousphere and gruesome past. The essence of paranormal presence is very apparent in my view. My husband who is a particular skeptic even had a paranormal experience himself and felt exhausted and emotional.
They are the best haunted location to visit on your trip to edinburgh but be warned because danger is involved and albeit many will think of it to be a story made up attacks have occured in these vaults many a time, so enter with caution!
Summary: The best vaults in the city with historical and paranormal wealth