The Ghost That Haunted Itself Kindle ↠ That Haunted

The Ghost That Haunted Itself Kindle ↠ That Haunted Greyfriar s Cemetery in Edinburgh has a centuries old reputation for being haunted Its gruesome history includes witchcraft, body snatching, desecration, corpse dumping, and live burial In , something new and inexplicable began occurring in the graveyard Visitors encountered cold spots, strange smells, and banging noises They found themselves overcome by nausea, or cut and bruised by something they couldn t see Over a period of two years,people were knocked unconscious Homes next to the graveyard were plagued by smashing crockery, moving objects, and unidentified laughter Witnesses to these incidents ran into the hundreds The section of Greyfriars where the attacks occurred is now chained shut, but the poltergeist still grows stronger An interesting account regarding the dark and grizzly history of Edinburgh s Grey Friars Enjoyable and worth reading, if your interest is peaked by the supernatural going ons of one of the world s oldest and most spectacular cities. The Ghost That Haunted Itself is a collection of encounters documented by the operators and owners of the City of the Dead tours in Edinburgh, Scotland Specifically the phenomena experienced by people on these tours while visiting the black mausoleum in Greyfriars Kirkyard The mausoleum is said to be inhabited either by a poltergeist or the late tombs owner, George Mackenzie known as Bluidy Mackenzie for his persecution of the Covenanters The Mackenzie poltergeist, as it has become known, The Ghost That Haunted Itself is a collection of encounters documented by the operators and owners of the City of the Dead tours in Edinburgh, Scotland Specifically the phenomena experienced by people on these tours while visiting the black mausoleum in Greyfriars Kirkyard The mausoleum is said to be inhabited either by a poltergeist or the late tombs owner, George Mackenzie known as Bluidy Mackenzie for his persecution of the Covenanters The Mackenzie poltergeist, as it has become known, has been active since 1998 when a homeless man apparently broke into the mausoleum in search of refuge from a storm Ever since strange things have been happening to people who visit the tomb The most common forms of activity involve people passing out and being attacked in some fashion, often resulting in mysterious injuries which appear and disappear without warning or pain.The book also features the origin story of the City of the Dead tours, and owner operator Ben Scott s experiences and struggle to understand what is going on during these tours I ll give credit to this book for addressing other possible causes for the hauntings in Greyfriars, though an attempt at a deeper examination wasn t really made It was mostly just a few ideas thrown around by the author But the book was entertaining and easy to read, the author s storytelling was quite nicely accomplished But herein lies a slight problem.The beginning of the book states that some names were changed on request to protect those involved and that the author used his discretion and changed a few where he felt it was necessary After finishing the book I went and researched the Mackenzie poltergeist a little on my own and found some archived newspaper articles which struck me as a little odd It seems that author Jan Andrew Henderson neglected to disclose that he is the owner of the City of the Dead tours Making him Ben Scott After locating a biography on the author, it was fairly apparent that there is no disputing this fact.I have a slight problem with his failure to acknowledge this, as knowing it could influence the way you read the book Ultimately one could view the book as promotion for Henderson s tours, making his claims questionable Ultimately, people do faint in the black mausoleum, people do receive cuts and feel sick It could very well be mass hysteria, some very efficient storytelling on behalf of the City of the Dead tour guides inciting it Henderson seems fairly capable of this , it could be pheromones, negative energy absorbed by the stone in the Covenanters Prison, maybe even the ghost of Greyfriars Bobby tormenting guests for uncovering his cockup wrong grave apparently, poor boy But it s an interesting book about a curious spot in a rather beautiful city And if nothing else, Henderson tells a good story Those of you who know me well know that I don t scare easily, but the first night I started reading this book I literally had to put it down and turn on the TV I was so scared Henderson s aptitude for storytelling makes this book entertaining and yet believable For those of you headed to Edinburgh, with the slightest interest in the paranormal, should read this book and then tour the Greyfriars Kirkyard Fascinating read This book centres around the relatively modern legend of Poltergeist Activity surrounding The Black Mausoleum in Edinburgh s Greyfriar s Kirkyard and also Bluidy George McKenzie s tomb an imposing, scary structure that s hundreds of years old that rests close the end of a garden wall George McKenzie was one of the main people involved in the persecution of the Covananters and due to apparent, potentially dangerous paranormal activity within the Covananter s Prison which is now gated off and c This book centres around the relatively modern legend of Poltergeist Activity surrounding The Black Mausoleum in Edinburgh s Greyfriar s Kirkyard and also Bluidy George McKenzie s tomb an imposing, scary structure that s hundreds of years old that rests close the end of a garden wall George McKenzie was one of the main people involved in the persecution of the Covananters and due to apparent, potentially dangerous paranormal activity within the Covananter s Prison which is now gated off and chained shut to the public in Greyfriar s Kirkyard The only access you can get is via a tour which is talked about in this book.The things I really like about this book is that it s well written and very gripping and yet it s not the usual Come on our wonderful tour all of the hauntings are so true it s actually pretty sceptical about the reported hauntings and does let you make up your own mind and also provides a number of case studies from tourists and probably had the opposite desired effect with me as I d been planning to go on this tour and after reading this, I didn t go in the end not out of fear but out of the seeming lack of respect of the tourguides themselves who appear to mock the people who pay their wages and look down on them and also the way they find it acceptable even though they admit themselves that it s totally disrespectful to stand on other tombstones and use them as convenient stages for their show don t forget that these tombstones are all ancient and due to the porous sandstone in which they are made from, they are all now falling into serious disrepair due to weathering and vandalism.However, I do really recommend this book it s one that certainly deserves reading

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