Hey everyone! Ive been a lurker for a long time. At my old job, I could LOOK at the board but not post for some reason. Ive wanted to share this story
since its happened but havent been able to. Well, I got a new job and now just writing from home.
Anyway - here goes. Sorry if it gets long.
Im a young girl from SO Cal. Last October, my brother and I took a monthlong tour of the UK.
Went through Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.
My family descended from a family that owns one of the most haunted castle estates in Wales but thats a different story.
So while in Edinburgh, Scotland we had heard about this 'haunted edinburgh' tour. It seemed like a hokey spook thing. (My roomie had been one year
earlier and suggested this tour to me)
So at 11pm we meet at this town square area. Theres about 20 people there. The tour guide tells us some creepy tale about how they used to burn
witches on the spot we were standing and similar stories. Bla bla.
So we walk down the street into GreyFriars Cemetary. Its this HUGE cemetary that kind of has a 'hill' quality to it. She tells us that it used to be
a valley but during the plagues, the bodies filled it up and there were over 440,000 bodies underneath us.
We walk further and theres this big wall where she tells us about Burke and Hare burried INSIDE the wall, and they were infamous murderers in the
1800s, etc. Kinda more spooky.
We walk even further, way into the back of the cemetry. Its all creepy and overgrown and some of the stones are broken down.
Theres this big tall iron gate that was called the "Covenenters Gate"
She then shows us a HUGE mausoleum behind us with a domed roof and a big acorn on the top. The man burried inside was this Lord back in the 1700s or
so. He was really evil. People who would not convert to Protestant would be imprisoned in this area behind the covenenters gate. It was a long stretch
of dirt with crypts on either side. This man would starve people, rape women and children. There are musket holes in the walls where he would execute
He would make people lie down in the snow and if they moved, he would shoot their loved ones. Evil guy. something like 10,000 people died under his
'name' within this covenenters gate area. (I have pictures, how do I post them?)
So the story is that in 1999, a homeless guy was wandering around the cemetary looking for shelter. He breaks into this mausoleum. At some point, he
falls through the rotted floor, landing in old musty mold, bone dust, grime, whatever. At the same time, the cemetery watchman hears the commotion and
goes to check it out.
They end up doing this Scooby Doo bump into eachother and scare the living daylights out of eachother.
So back to now - the guide tells us that the city shut down the Covenenters Garden after 1999 because of claims of attacks by a poltergeist. This
company paid the city off and are the only owners to the key to this area. She also says that we will step into the gate one by one. If anyone falls
down, we will immediately leave. She called them some sort of channel and said it would be extremely dangerous for them.
We all enter, no one falls down.
She says that the poltergeist tends to manifest in one of two crypts. So some dumb guy laughs and volunteers to test it out and walks into the first
of the two. Hes pretty far back and facing the wall. He runs back out and is like "I didnt feel anything really strong but I felt really really
uncomfortable." He said it felt like 100 angry eyes on him.
So we walk over to the other one and the guy starts getting really dizzy and scared. We all pile into this crypt. The guide starts telling us more of
the story and how many people will see the same apparition in a certain corner of a monk.
I feel a pretty hard tug at my backpack but brush it off as some person behind me grabbing my backpack. (I still have no idea.) About 5 minutes later,
my vision goes completely for about 4 seconds. Like a black out. (Its dark outside...)