Edinburgh's Blair Street Vaults
Prepare to be extremely frightened on this ghost hunt as the surroundings themselves instill intense emotions through you. You may be disorientated and may even feel dizzy. I am not telling you this to put you off but believe that you should feel prepared. What will you see in what the BBC has described as perhaps Britain's most haunted location?
These long lost forgotten spaces came to public attention in 1985 after a chance excavation revealed the labyrinth of corridors and rooms of these man made spaces. Over the years there has been some very ghostly and unexplained activity. Further excavation has revealed even more secrets of this desperately haunted location.
What will you see in what the BBC has described as perhaps Britain's most haunted location.
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- Location: Edinburgh
- Event Date: Saturday 13th June 2009
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- Event Time: 12:00am - 6:00am
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Edinburgh's Blair Street Vaults - Saturday 13th June 2009
In 1785 when building work commenced on Edinburgh's South Bridge, three residential Close's were demolished in the name of progress.
These were Marlin's Wynd, Peebles Wynd and Niddry's Wynd. This area was at that time considered to be one of Edinburgh's poorest and most run down quarter and left the resident's of this area homeless and destitute. In order to maximise space after the building of the extremely defensive Flodden Wall people began to build below the ground.
When Most Haunted Visited in 2003 along With Derek Acorah. Derek picked up on a fight between the tavernís landlady and another man, this fight ended in the manís death. Karl and Yvette also claimed to have been touched by unseen hands. Karl Beattie also claimed to hear the groaning or crying of a little girl, the cries of the girl have also been confirmed by our guests and with some even feeling unwell.
Many businesses and trades thrived in these man made spaces however, as time passed so did the quality of life. The bridge above the area began to leak and forced out the businesses just leaving the poor and homeless to reside in the vaults. The dark, damp wet vaults started to become home to only the very poorest and most disreputable sections of society. These included immigrant irishmen and Highlanders seeking refuge from the clearances, mercenary landlords and even body snatchers. Although there is little evidence to support this theory as they should not have been there in the first place so remain unrecorded.
Excavated items of clothing and personal artefacts do suggest that there was a large group of inhabitants living there.
The vaults gradually became abandoned and filled with rubble until they were excavated in 1985. These daunting and formidable vaults were then brought to the attention of the public due to their intense and secretive history.
It will be a real test of nerves to discover if you have what it takes to spend the night in this extremely dark and sinister location.
You need to know that people have complained of feeling dizzy, sick, faint and terrified whilst on a visit to the Vaults. It is not a comfortable location but if you like the no frills side of ghost hunting then it really is for you. The ghostly activity is terrifying and witnesses to some of it have been affected. I do not want to give you too much information about the ghosts and spirits of the Vaults as you will be accompanied by an experienced guide and historian who will tell you whilst there what you may expect to find. Such is the intensity of the location that the Guide will accompany us throughout the night in order to ensure our safety.
There are very strict Terms and Conditions applied to this event and it is not for anybody who has a mobility problem or for the faint hearted.
Alcohol is completely banned and you should ensure that you are fully aware of your senses before embarking on this amazing ghost hunt.
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28 Blair Street
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Please note that these driving instructions are for guidance only and Haunted Happenings is not responsible for you arriving at the event on time. You will also be sent your event email the week of the event and this will included any further parking instructions and meeting points you will require for the event.
Please arrive at the event at 11:45pm
Please ensure that you bring a torch with you and any filming equipment that you may wish to use. We also advise you to bring some warm outdoor clothing as part of the ghost hunt may involve walking outside for part of the event, please also wear sensible gripped and flat shoes.
I just wanted to thank-you for an amazing night at Blair Street Vaults.. of all the events ive been on, this was by far the best and my first with Haunted Happenings. Ive been a developing medium for three years now and I have never before experienced such activity.
When you conducted the glass movng experiment with the group, ive never seen/felt the glass move with such force and accompanied with the dark spectre who was clear to see in the room on more than one occasion and on-command, the moans and groans clear to hear and the stool being moved next to me by an unseen hand was just the beginning of the nights event.
Down in the vaults we made a circle of hands and you talked the group through building up the energy and I was amazed to experience the vortex and see with my own eyes, stones which we had thrown 10-15ft into the vaults and asked to be returned, clearly being thrown back at us. When the group saw (what we thought to be) torch lights but resembled a swinging tavern lamp at the far end of the vault, when I went to investigate, shouting out for whom was there, i was astonished to realised there wasnt a single soul in sight and where the lights had emanated from was a wall....
By far the biggest experience for me was when you conducted the table tipping I could clearly see everyone's finger tips lightly on the table yet this heavy based table was literally dancing on each of its legs and jumping away from us every so often...incredibly impressive and i thought you did an amazing job of keeping the whole thing together, people who were initally frigthened, you reassured and the group bonded very quickly due to the good nature and professionalism conducted. There was a real lets-go-find-some-ghosts attitude with no frills or even the slightest hint of performance and i believe that due to the efforts of yourself and of the group being collectively involved, we were all well rewarded with an paranormal evening i shall never forget.
It was a real pleasure to meet you and the team Hazel and Elle I must say was a real kind hearted, geniune and very modest medium who worked extremely hard for us all to help bring the evening together nicely. I really cannot wait for the next HH event, please keep up the good work !!...
JASON COTTON - Edinburgh's Blair Street Vaults
"The night I spent at Edinburgh Vaults was probably the best night of my life!... It was a fantastic night and I want to say a big thank you..."
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