The Underground of Edinburgh Level of Activity 4/5
The Edinburgh Vaults of south bridge, Edinburgh are a number of rooms or chambers built 1788. They used to be taverns, storage of materials, cobblers worked there and other kinds of tradesmen. Bodies of people who were killed by a serial killers Burkes and Hare were disposed of in the chambers after using parts for medical purposes.
After around 30 years the conditions of the Vaults deteriorated dramatically and the businesses left leaving the very poorest of people living in the damp compartments.
The Vaults got that rotten and damp by 1820 the poor people left too.
This eerie cold and damp setting houses a number old spirits both good and evil.
In one certain chamber lies a number of spirits, who were burnt in the Vaults, when they tried escaping from a fierce fire on the streets of Edinburgh. The people thought that they would be save from the fire in the Vaults, but it turned out to be more deadly than the fire itself, when it chamber acted like an oven and killed all that was in it. Cries and moans of the people who couldn’t escape are still heard throughout the Vaults.
A spirit of a man is known to be haunted another room in the Vault. This man is very angry and he takes it all out of the women of the group. Footsteps, screams, cries and moans have been heard throughout the South Bridge Vaults and the eerie feeling nearly every person has felt in there.
This area is really good for the non-believers. Maybe you might come out a believer!
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