‘Spooked Scotland’ continues on the Actually channel and this week Gail Porter takes the workforce to her house city of Edinburgh, the traditional capital of Scotland and a metropolis famend for its supernatural exercise.
Joined by psychic medium, Chris Fleming, the episode takes us beneath the cobbled streets of town to discover the ghostly goings on within the notorious Niddry Road Vaults, which in accordance with Chris, is the place “murderers, darkish deeds and terrifying spirits have been tormenting individuals for hundreds of years.”
Gail tells us that in accordance with native rumours, the vaults are “the supply of all of the paranormal exercise within the metropolis.” Is it attainable that Edinburgh, a metropolis thought of to be some of the haunted in Europe, has only one haunted location with the facility to be felt throughout the entire metropolis?
Aided by the present’s resident technical skilled Ryan O’Neill, and parapsychologist Evelyn Hole, the workforce waste no time heading into the vaults. Gail says that they’re the primary tv crew to be allowed in to movie the paranormal exercise right here, however we’re unsure that is true. Yvette Fielding famously lead the ‘Most Haunted’ workforce on an investigation of the Niddry Road Vaults in a 2006 stay version of the present and once more in 2008, and in 2009 Joe Swash filmed a one-off ghost searching present for the BBC within the vaults.
Maybe Gail and her workforce are investigating a newly opened a part of the vaults, but it surely’s arduous to inform as the precise location wasn’t given within the episode and the historical past of the placement was restricted. The episode featured extra on the paranormal tales of the placement slightly than its historical past.
Gail tells us that the vaults, that are collection of chambers throughout the arches of the South Bridge, had been constructed in 1788. She continues, “deserted, they grew to become a spot that solely the destitute entered. As Edinburgh prospered, the key metropolis beneath floor grew to become a darkish underworld the place criminality combined with the occult.”
Ryan and Chris began by exploring the vaults so as to put a plan collectively for his or her investigation. Quickly Chris felt the flu-like sensation of his joints tightening up. He instructed Ryan, “generally it would imply that there is a detrimental presence, or it might imply anyone’s sick or anyone died a sure means.” Chris was additionally conscious of a metallic rattling sound, like dragging chains. He stated, “now we have to concentrate to any of our recordings to see if we get any sort of those chains.” Later of their stroll round he picked up on the spirit of a little bit baby.
After a brief investigation of The Banshee Labyrinth, a pub which sits above the vaults, the workforce bought caught into their nightlong investigation of the vaults as darkness fell above floor. They had been armed with thermal cameras and environmental screens.
The workforce had some unnerving moments throughout their vigil, together with a number of incidents of their tools failing comparable to cameras and lights turning off. Additionally they heard numerous sounds round them, together with metallic clanking, a number of situations of whistling and captured a number of sounds on a digital audio recorder that they consider to be spirit voices captured as Digital Voice Phenomenon (EVP).
Additionally they used a REM-Pod, a tool that radiates its personal electrostatic subject. If something conductive enters and disturbs this subject it beeps and lights up. At one level the machine beeped and Chris tells us, “it is uncommon to get such a powerful response from a REM-Pod.” That is word-for-word what he stated within the earlier episode of the present when a REM-Pod triggered. Nevertheless, Chris stated that the robust response final week indicated that one thing wanted their assist, whereas this time he stated, “no matter is right here, is clearly sad we’re in the identical house.” It is fascinating that the identical beeping sound is interpreted so otherwise.
They switched to make use of a spirit field, a ghost searching machine which quickly scans by means of radio frequencies. It is believed that spirits can manipulate the white noise in these frequency ranges to type phrases and sentences. That they had a number of sounds come by means of the machine, a few of which they thought seemed like significant responses comparable to “caught right here.”
Chris stated, “as a medium, I’ve assisted spirits which can be trapped within the bodily world cross into the spirit dimension. The following step is now clear, I would like to assist these souls go away this place.”
The investigation of Edinburgh Vaults got here to an finish with Chris gathering the workforce collectively to create the gateway that can permit souls to maneuver throughout to the spirit dimension.
‘Spooked Scotland’ continues subsequent Friday at 9pm on Actually and is out there to stream on demand on Discovery+. Actually is out there on Sky 142, Virgin 128, BT 17, Freeview 17, Freesat 160.