Thursday, April 18, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > Ghosts & Hauntings > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

Ghosts & Hauntings

'Ghost' photographed at Mary King's Close

By T.K. Randall
May 8, 2019 · Comment icon 21 comments

Does this image show an apparition ? Image Credit: Facebook / Spectre Detectors
Paranormal investigators have captured what they believe to be evidence of the paranormal in Edinburgh.
Situated beneath the Royal Mile in the Scottish capital's famous Old Town area, Mary King's Close, which was partly demolished in the 18th century, remains at the center of numerous local myths and has long maintained a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the UK.

Now a paranormal investigation group based in Durham has released a photograph showing what it believes to be the ghostly figure of a man wearing a hat in the close's infamous 'plague room'.

"I think even the staff there were surprised," said Elaine Kelly of 'Spectre Detectors'.

"Obviously we had guides with us, but my friend showed them the image of the man in the cap on the actual camera, they were amazed."
One of the close's more infamous accolades is its association with the plague, having been a breeding ground for thousands of black rats which carried fleas infected with the deadly disease in the 1600s.

Some believe that its haunted reputation stems from its connection to those who fell victim to it.

"With world renowned tales of ghost sightings dating back to 1685, this recent image has certainly sparked some debate in the office," said The Real Mary King's Close general manager Paul Nixon.

Source: Scotsman | Comments (21)

Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by freetoroam 5 years ago
I believe much is underground, so would make no difference. It is open to the public, the last tour is 9.30.  What they should have done was take more photos. Actually no, what they should have done was keep walking as they have captured nothing. The place is filled with hanging clothing and nooks and grannies,      In the photo in the op the woman is looking through one of the observation windows, like the one in the picture above.  This has got to be one of the worse claims of a ghost sighting i have seen in a long while.  
Comment icon #13 Posted by Aaron2016 5 years ago
Sort of looks like a man leaning against the wall holding two lanterns.   Rough sketch  
Comment icon #14 Posted by moonman 5 years ago
Seeing all those clothes everywhere makes it pretty obvious that it's just some clothes hanging there. Why are there dirty clothes hanging everywhere in the first place?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Torchwood 5 years ago
its meant to show how people would have hung out their clothes to dry in centuries past... Its basically a Street..a very narrow one , that has been built over  effectively rendering it underground.  this picture is looking up the street...some of the doors and windows allow you to look in on recreated scenes of ages past...showing the traders, and the plague victims etc.  Some are still boarded up, or not structurally sound.     Ive been a couple of times. Its quite interesting but we didn't see any ghosts, obviously. I noted the second time I went they'd stopped calling it the Ghost To... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Timothy 5 years ago
I don’t think you needed to specify that it was a rough sketch mate. Lol. Also, you have a good imagination! Edit: Now I see it. Clearly a ghost holding a severed rabbits head...  Detailed sketch:
Comment icon #17 Posted by pallidin 5 years ago
The back of his head is too flat, and his left arm is too long. No "ghost". Just a misinterpreted image.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot 5 years ago
Oh damn, those top quality recordings again
Comment icon #19 Posted by ParanormalMike666 5 years ago
Not seeing it?
Comment icon #20 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
omg...i see it tim, clearly a ghost holding a rabbits head...perhaps chocolate rabbit wallymart had easter candy 75% off the other day.....
Comment icon #21 Posted by Kaikou 5 years ago
It's very sexy. Even more so If it has a chocolate rabbit.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News


Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon


For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Top 10 trending mysteries
Recent news and articles