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The Most Haunted Graveyard in the World

The cemetery Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, was established in the 1560s. That has given it plenty of time to gather restless spirits, legends, paranormal sightings, and famous residents. It's the home of the MacKenzie Poltergeist, the supposed spirit of George MacKenzie, whose tomb was broken into in 1999. They say he has wandered the graveyard ever since. The cemetery butts up against a prison to which 1200 would-be revolutionaries were incarcerated in 1679. Only 257 of them came out alive. Even today, visitors to the cemetery report strange phenomena, including attacks by ghosts. But what may surprise you the most is the link between JK Rowling's fantasy world of Harry Potter and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Read all about this haunted cemetery at The Daily Beast. -via Digg

(Image credit: Margaret W. Carruthers)


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I was here in april with my boyfriend. We both had a wonder around for about half an hour. When we left i noticed i had 2 fresh scratches on my right hand, They were still bleeding. Couldn't explain it at all. Its a spookily quiet place considering its right in the centre of such a busy and noisy city. I love Edinburgh.
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