The haunted Edinburgh Vaults, also known as the South Bridge Vaults were constructed in the late 1700s and completed by 1788 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The tunnels and chambers have cemented their legacy in the paranormal community for being haunted, and with good reason.
In the early days, the vaults were used to house workshops and a place for other tradesman such as cobblers. The space was also used for these tradesmen to storage their tools and supplies.
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After about 30 years of operating, the vaults attracted the homeless and crime and some of the taverns transitioned into illegal gambling dens and whiskey distilleries. Allegedly corpses were also stored there by bodysnatchers. The vaults became a slum for murder and poverty.
Though much debate surrounds the theory that the Burke and Hare murders took place there, no evidence can support the two ever used the vaults during their 16-person murder spree in 1828.
By the 1820s, most of the businesses packed up shop and Edinburghs poorest moved in, living with poor air conditions and a damp murky shelter from the outside world until around 1860 when most were said to move out as well. For over 100 years, the vaults were abandoned and forgotten.
Paranormal investigators actually consider this the most haunted place in the world, despite Edinburgh being home to the MacKenzie Poltergeist at Greyfriars Graveyard.
The haunted Edinburgh vaults are said to be home of many spirits belonging to those who were inhumanely murdered in previous years.
There have been a mountain of the usual paranormal reports over the years and Amanda Bartlett shared her experience of the haunted Edinburgh vaults ↗️ with reports of an unseen force pulling a jacket.
One of the most famous ghosts is said to stalk visitors. Known as Mr. Boots, he’s a shabby, tall man who seems to keep himself situated at the back section of the vaults. He’s been known to throw stones at visitors and many visitors have heard his footsteps following them as they explore the dark chambers and corridors.
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