Find the answers to all your questions about the notorious Edinburgh Murderes Burke & Hare
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
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.
On the night of 8th June 1828, a body was stolen from the graveyard at Dunblane Cathedral in Stirlingshire,…
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
Take a trip to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and even if graveyards and the macabre aren’t your ‘thing’, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find yourself wandering through the famous gates of Greyfriars Kirkyard.
I’m sharing with you my top five hidden coastal graveyards that, on first sight, may not look anything special, but if you know me, then you’ll know they’ll all be linked with the dark art of body snatching somewhere along the line.
Wander into a graveyard and you may be lucky enough to see a grave with a cage over it. But what exactly was it used for?
It took one word from the Miller woman in 1829 and a quiet Midlothian village was awash with resurrection men.
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.