Ghost Hunt Weekend Edinburgh | Scotland | Ghost Hunting Events

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Ghost Hunt Weekend Edinburgh

Haunted Evenings will be heading up a gruesome twosome at two of Edinburgh’s finest Haunted Locations! Join the Haunted Evenings Team on an Edinburgh Ghost Hunt weekend as we investigate two of THE most haunted locations Edinburgh has to offer – The Dark Vaults at Niddry Street and The Hidden Haunted Underground Street that is Mary King’s Close. This listing is for both overnight Ghost Hunt events.

Night one (Friday 20th November 2020) : You will start your weekend by meeting the team outside the infamous Niddry Street Vaults. On entering, after a welcome briefing, all guests will have the chance to familiarise themselves to these dark damp eerie Vaults before being split down into small groups to conduct vigils inside the different vaulted rooms. Each vault seems to carry a different feel, some more intense than others. It’s quite common to feel you’re being followed and we advise you only go off on you’re own if you’re truly brave enough!

Night Two (Saturday 21st November 2020) : The team will give you a warm welcome inside the visitor centre that is above Mary King’s Close. The team will then take you down into the hidden buried street below the Royal Mile. Teams will be split down, once you’ve got your bearings, to carry out various vigils to see who haunts here. Please note that on our Mary Kings Close Ghost Hunting event, no Ouija boards/glass work/pendulums are allowed by request of the location management…but don’t worry! The team have an abundance of equipment for you all to use on the location. This is one fascinating location in Edinburgh and a privilege to have exclusive overnight access.

Please checkout the Edinburgh Vaults listing or The Real Mary King’s Close listing if you wish to join us on just one of the ghost hunt nights and for more information about the individual events.

Edinburgh Niddry Street Vaults

In 1985 the Edinburgh Vaults were excavated, revealing a labyrinth of vaulted rooms and dwelling spaces with a dark, claustrophobic and damp atmosphere. Many haunted experiences have occurred and visitors brave enough to enter The Vaults have left with scratches and scary experiences. Reports of nasty entities are common place after visiting Niddry Street. It is no surprise that the Edinburgh Vaults have become world famous for being one of the most haunted locations. If you fancy just booking on to The Vaults – Book Now!

The Real Mary King’s Close

The Real Mary Kings Close, now a museum, is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.  Hidden streets that remain frozen in the 17th Century. The Street (or Close) is literally under buildings in the old town and contains cobbled streets, rooms and vaults. Street lamps, mannequins and claustrophobic dark areas make this a location you will never forget!
The close has had a reputation for haunting’ since at least the 17th century. Legends say that the haunting’s originated with plague victims being quarantined and left to die in the close or with their bodies being used to build the walls. Not many people have the “pleasure” of entering the Close overnight and the Close is rarely investigated. If you are interested in just the Mary King’s Close Ghost Hunt – please check the individual listing for further details.

This listing is to book onto both ghost hunts in Edinburgh….

Event Times – See individual listings for specific times
Overnight Accommodation not included
Please see the What’s Included tab for more information.

Full Price: £110.00


Ghost Hunt Weekend Edinburgh

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You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. These details will likely not be available until the week of your event and could be added as late as 48 hours before. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.

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What's Included

*Ghost hunts (over 2 nights) at The Vaults (Niddry Street) and Mary Kings Close

*Welcome Meeting

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session. (Please note that we are unable to carry out ouija boards/glass divination at Mary King’s Close)

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations. (Please note restrictions apply to what activities we can conduct at Mary King’s Close)

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.

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What a great start to our Edinburgh’s weekend of investigations!!.

The Vaults were quite a “vocal” place on Friday! – a groan was heard at the start of the night by team members during the pre-event walk around, Sensitive team member Neil reported visualising monks/ men in brown cloaks at the same time as the groan.. Later on during the investigation, a whisper was heard as well as a whistle, a female whimpering and a thud, none could be accounted for.

Ouija sessions – a Claud (20) Trader was connected with, in one of the middle vaults, who was working there to support his family. A 5 year old called Dereck also came through as well as a Camille.

During free time a handful of guests chose to conduct a final ouija session in the dark, during which time a couple of guests reported seeing unusual shadows / movements.
A white figure was seen by one guest which a team member also verified seeing walk through a wall.

Handheld Equipment – a fascinating vigil took place in one vault where our EDI devices were picking up changes in EMF and the spirit appeared to communicate by setting lights off on command.

We had a cracking first evenings investigation at this infamous Edinburgh haunted hotspot overall!, so a massive thank you to everyone who came and made this investigation such a thorough one. Thanks to team members Neil, Jo and Sarah – Nat
Our next stop was Mary Kings Close……

Our second nights investigation, as part of our Edinburgh Ghost Hunting weekend, was spent at the phenomenal (The Real) Mary Kings Close, a hidden street underneath Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. A museum certainly worth visiting at anytime of day but one that takes on an even darker suppressive feel when spent with just a handful of others overnight.

This location has several areas to investigate, including the former house of “Chesney” as well as another fairly intact dwelling now best known as Annie’s room, former cattle sheds and various vaulted rooms, all make up parts of this location, an amazing and unique area buried beneath council buildings.
During our investigations on Saturday night, we focused our experiments around more scientific methods and whilst we did experience cold spots and spikes on our EMF devices, our most compelling evidence came from our voice recorders, where several EVP’s were captured (too many to list).
Some of the highlights…

Chesney’s House – complete with its own door, hallway, sitting area, toilet and (inaccessible cellar stairs), this dark and dilapidated house gave us some incredible voice recordings, from indecipherable sentences, to shouts, to clear responses! On 3 separate recorders we captured a very loud shout in response to “what’s your name?” Followed by “Leave” on 2 of the devices when we asked if we were welcome .
On the next recording we heard a very faint female voice which sounds totally different to the usual grainy responses we usually capture, we think it may say “Chesney” when asking them again to say their name but either way a very rare voice type to be recorded.
We got the impression that the women in-particular were not welcome in Chesneys house and so we asked “Do you have a message for the women in the room?” We got a response of “Get out of here”! This was captured on all 3 devices (very rare) -Brilliant!
The second group to investigate Chesney’s house also pick up a grainy EVP saying “Ches-ney, Get Out” when asking for the spirits name, again backing up the first groups vigil. They also captured a clear “Yes I do” when asked if Mr Chesney likes females.
Whilst investigating one of the vaulted rooms, a room which once would have been an entire families home, Group 1 captured an EVP saying “[I’ve] Got the plague” which certainly relates to the history of this location!

Numerous audio snippets were captured throughout the nights investigation which to us, certainly suggested spirit presence even when we couldn’t quite make out what was being said. Considering this location is buried deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh where no radio waves could likely be picked up (of which our recorders wouldn’t pick up anyway) just goes to show how awesome the evidence truly was. We, as a team, certainly came away from Saturday’s investigation wanting more!
Thank you to every single guest who travelled far and wide to join us on our Edinburgh Weekend whether for one night or for both, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you all, you certainly Rose to the challenge!!

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