31 Days of Halloween with
The Kelly Society
Welcome to Day 1 of our annual 31 Days of Halloween posts from us -The Kelly Society!
What is The Kelly Society you ask? I'm John and I'll explain. We are a paranormal cleansing team in Half Moon Bay, CA led by our founder Vivien Kelly - who is also a powerful psychic with telekinetic powers thrown in. Yes, she can move things with her mind! Anyway, I am the one who uses all our paranormal machinery - EMT monitor and audio recordings. I work with Jason who operates our video camera and takes still photos, and is always on the prowl for a ghostly image. And then, there are our two incredible psychics - Vivien and her protégé Shawn. We help people rid their homes and businesses of dark spirits. Vivien actually does a lot more than that, but I can't talk about it here. Top secret!
Years ago I visited Edinburgh, Scotland and the experience has stayed with me all these years. It is such a beautiful city which resonates with historical passion. Of course, a lot of that history is now haunting the city. I took all the haunted tours offered and decided to share during this wonderful Halloween season. Here's a taste of my spooky visit below.
Ghosts of Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle exists as the most besieged castle in Britain with 23 attacks throughout Scotland's history. It’s the Scottish equivalent to the Tower of London, which houses the country’s crown jewels, served as a prison and barracks, and protected the Royal Family during times of unrest. Considering its turbulent past over the centuries, a few resident ghosts still linger within its battle worn ramparts.
Several hundred years ago, a network of tunnels was discovered at the castle along the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Palace. In order to determine where they led, a piper was sent to explore them. As he walked through the tunnels, the piper played bagpipes to alert others on the surface with respect to his location. However, the bagpipes stopped approximately halfway to the palace. Soon afterward, a rescue party entered the tunnels to locate the piper but discovered he vanished without a trace. Thereafter, the tunnel was resealed. On quiet days when the noise from traffic diminishes, the faint sound of bagpipes may be heard below the Royal Mile between the castle and palace.
Sightings of restless spirits still occur at the castle. In 2003, members of a construction crew performing restoration of the structure claimed they were harassed by ghosts of prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars. Various photos of these men working in the Queen Anne building captured what resembled hazy blue orbs floating above their heads. In some cases, persons refused to work alone.
And now I leave you with inspiring photos of Edinburgh with the city's best haunted tour photos interspersed. Enjoy!
Amazing stuff! All I can say is go to Edinburgh! Not only is it a magical, gorgeous city, but it will also satisfy your spook sweet tooth! I've added links to haunted tours in Edinburgh below and I promise they will give you goosebumps.
Mommy when is Halloween?
Happy All Hallows Eve to all!