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i live 16 miles away from there! how have i never heard about this until now?
thanks for bringing it to my attention, i will have go on the tour sometime
That rubble doesn't appear to be support for anything. It doesn't even reach to ceiling of the cove so how would removing it effect the structural integrity of what's above? Sounds like someone in the bureaucratic machine doesn't want them going further and not for the reason given.
Nobody knows why these tunnels were carved, or what secrets they hold, and Gilmerton Cove remains one of Scotland’s most mysterious houses.
Anybody notice at the 911 mark in the video there is graffiti that appears multidimensional creature or altered/damaged human. Gave me the creeps - that doesn't happen often. Almost reminds me of looking at death pictures or something. Damaging.edit on 2/17/14 by verylowfrequency because: (no reason given)
Its endlessly fascinating how easy it is to hide things on this planet of ours. For all we know there could be entire subterranean cities. Even more fascinating is the possible connection to Rosslyn. Masonic rumor and lore has it that there are subterranean tunnels going from Rosslyn all the way to London and then on to Paris and then to Rome.
Intresting, i wish they could open the doorway and see what´s behind it. Graal or not.. passage to church or not.. there has to be a way to support the street and investigate, i believe the answer is there.
wanted to link the youtube video which was in one of the links
There is more to be excavated under the town however the owners have been prevented from further works on some tunnels as they run under the main road of the town and there is a danger that it could collapse under the weight of traffic. There is speculation also that there is a tunnel between this chamber and Rosslyn Chapel , supposed resting place of the Holy Grail with links to the Knights Templar.
In 1792 after Paterson's death the cove was investigated by the Rev Thomas Whyte, who concluded that the chambers could not have been excavated by Paterson himself, the work was too extensive for one man to complete in five years.
A further investigation in 1897 by F R Coles of the Scottish Museum of Antiquities also concluded that chisel marks and other evidence pointed to a much earlier creation of the cove.
During the time of the covenanters in 1600s Scottish Presbyterians were persecuted, and many sought refuge to practice their religion in secret dens and hides, away from the eyes of the authorities. The 1500s also saw a time of witch persecution, where hundreds of women were hunted and killed for their devilish practices.
"The claim of many of these old Scottish (Masonic) Lodges, even today, is the fact that they were already ancient when the Guild Masons Craft was reorganised by William Schaw on the feast day of St. John the Evangelist in 1598."
Karen Ralls MacLeod, 'The Quest for the Celtic Key', 2003.
The Edinburgh Vaults or South Bridge Vaults are a series of chambers formed in the nineteen arches of the South Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was completed in 1788. For around 30 years, the vaults were used to house taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen, and as storage space for illicit material, reportedly including the bodies of people killed by serial killers Burke and Hare for medical experiments.
As the conditions in the vaults deteriorated, mainly because of damp and poor air quality, the businesses left and the very poorest of Edinburgh's citizens moved in, though by around 1820, even they are believed to have left too. That people had lived there was only discovered in 1985 during an excavation, when middens were found containing toys, medicine bottles, plates, and other signs of human habitation.