From a fetid dumping ground for human waste & criminals to a place to try witches, discover the dark side to Edinburgh’s Nor Loch
From detatched legs to resident ghosts and links with murderers Burke & Hare, Edinburgh’s White Hart Inn seems to have it all
Rediscover seven ghostly tales from Edinburgh Castle, from a Ghost Dog which haunted the cemetery to a dsigruntled Prisoner of War
Spend any time in Edinburgh and chances are you’ll venture into Deacon Brodie’s Tavern, one of the most iconic…
Found in the ‘Daith Comes In’ gallery at Scotland’s National Museum, the Edinburgh miniature coffins or Burke & Hare murder dolls still have a sense of mystery
Edinburgh’s graveyards are the oldest & spookiest in Scotland. Visit the Old Town for Greyfriars Kirkyard, the most haunted graveyard in the world and walk down the Royal Mile for Canongate, St Giles
The Ultimate Guide to macabre & spooky graves in Greyfriars Kirkyard visit The Black Mausoleum, mortsafes and Covenanters Prison in the world’s most haunted graveyard
Five ‘homing stones’ stand on top of the cursed grave of Seath Mor. They were encased under a cage, designed to look like a mortsafe, in 1983 to protect people visiting the grave.
In a city where cadavers were once the hottest commodity, anything relating to the dark art of body snatching and providing corpses for the 19th century dissecting table was always going to pique my interest.
The legend of Half Hangit Maggie, is one of the most re-told tales on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and a story…
Discover body snatching and haunted graveyards in the Scottish Borders on this short road trip around Jedburgh
Take yourself off on a mini roadtrip travelling around Strathspey to discover two body snatching sites on the very edge of the Scottish Highlands
Take a trip along the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland’s most haunted road and discover some forgotten body snatching tales and darker graveyards along the way
Ever wondered why anatomists stopped raiding graveyards and the professional body snatcher took over the task of acquiring cadavers for the dissecting table…
If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I’m a body snatching historian, at least I think that’s…
Mention the watchtower and most people have probably finished with the graveyard’s darker links to the past, but there’s so much more than that if you care to step inside.
Just how much money did Burke and Hare make on their ten month killing spree in Edinburgh? In this post, I’ve collected the figures together and taken a look.
Just what happened to William Hare after he was released from Calton Gaol in 1829? Let’s take a look at just a few of the theories out there.
On the Eve of All Hallows, 1828, notorious Edinburgh murders William Burke and William Hare murdered their last victim…
If you’re interested in the macabre story of the now infamous murderers Burke and Hare, you’ll know that William Burke…