In the late 18th century, two bridges were built in Edinburgh to help the city to expand over the hills that were part of the area, the North Bridge and the South Bridge. The South Bridge linked the Old Town’s High Street with the University buildings on the south side of the city and housed a number of chambers that were first used for businesses and later became a seedy part of the city. These chambers are known today as the Edinburgh Vaults. Because of some of the illegal activity and the living conditions in the vaults, they are reputedly the most haunted site in Scotland. Join me as we explore the history and hauntings of the Edinburgh Vaults! The Moment in Oddity features the Winsted Wildman and This Month in History features Serial Killers William Burke and William Hare kill their final victim.
Ep. 103 is listener driven with all three segments suggested by listeners! Glamis Castle is considered the most beautiful castle in Scotland. It won the prestigious Best Attraction Award UK 2015. This castle dates back to the 14th century and has remained in the hands of one family for centuries. That family is the Bowes-Lyon Family, now known as the Earls of Strathmore. Members that have lived here include members of the Royal Family. Not only is there a deep history to the land, but legends and lore abound here as well. Glamis Castle is also considered one of the most haunted castles in the United Kingdom. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Glamis Castle. Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener Toby Hessenauer and features the Roman Legion in York and This Day in History features the Suffrage Mud March researched by Jessica Bell. Thanks to listener Heather Williams for suggesting this location!
Edinburgh is considered one of the most haunted cities in all of Europe and Edinburgh Castl is its most haunted location. The castle has stood atop Castle Rock for nearly 1000 years. It has a rich history that has also lead to some unique hauntings. Scientific studies have been conducted within the Castle walls and paranormal investigators from around the world have visited the place and all report strange experiences. Is there more to this Castle than just the beautiful architecture and amazing views? Listen and then you decide! Today’s Moment in Oddity is about Peeing Day and This Day in History is about the excommunication of Martin Luther.