We had also wondered if the temperature had increased so dramatically while Scotty was in Mackenzie's tomb, so the next visit we would monitor the thermometers while Scotty made a second foray into the tomb. Henderson's two secrets are the bits that are considered Scottish but aren't, and the bits that ought to be credited to Scotland but aren't. The Vain and tyrannical Laird of Kiltie owns everything in these parts, but he has only one true love, his clothes. Jan Andrew Henderson on Tuesday 22nd of April at 2 o'clock outside his office at the entrance to Greyfriars Kirkyard, and true to his word he was waiting for us when we arrived. The cemetery, however, remained open to the public and, for 400 years, despite the ghost stories, visitors enjoyed the solitude of the misty graveyard, hidden from the busy city by its towering stone walls.
However, Kuzco does not realize that the ticket has an expiration date until it is too late. We all peered in through the locked doors and could clearly see the grating in the floor that the unfortunate tramp had descended about five years previously. Some guides even suspected their own lives were affected when their own houses seemed plagued by poltergeist activity. Citizen Kronk: The school is holding elections for a new class Vice-President. Visitors overcome by sudden nausea.
The entire visit was managed by historical novelist and poet. In an attempt to understand what was happening they came up with the Pheromone Theory - which has been accepted by many psychic investigators as the most persuasive explanation for poltergeists ever put forward. We took readings from all the thermometers, started all equipment running, locked up and left. Then something rather funny happened. And he wore a kilt. They both watched the gravestone to see if the figure moved away from us as we walked down towards it we had no choice but to walk past the stone on our way out.
As he neared the end of his tale a woman who was standing in the middle-left part of the room collapsed onto the floor, and had to be helped outside. Shortly after that a young girl complained of feeling very ill and again had to leave the tomb. Is that due to the hysteria of the crowd having been built into a state of fear by the tour guides? From that time, Greyfriars Graveyard had a reputation for being haunted - a status enhanced in subsequent centuries by the official removal of headstones, mass corpse dumping and a brisk trade in bodysnatching. On first impression the Covenanter's Prison is an incredibly peaceful oasis in the centre of a very busy city, there is no noise at all as you walk through the gates and onto the long green strip that separates the two rows of tombs on either side, it is only as you approach the far end of the prison that you begin to hear the noise of the traffic outside. Unfortunately having given up smoking some 10 weeks before he had put on 2 stone and couldn't squeeze through the hole, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it - Mike. The former ranges from apocryphal tales about Highlanders to the invention of modern tartan; the latter include various bits of science, technology, and engineering, as well as the settling of distant lands chronicled by other authors such as. The McKenzie Poltergeist still grows in strength.
Because Scotland has two secret histories. Soon after, stories began to circulate about strange happenings in the churchyard. On a night in April, in Edinburgh, in a stone built mausoleum, when it was cold enough for the investigators to be wearing thick coats and fleecy jumpers, the temperature reached the point of a very hot summers day. Pinkerton explains the invention of the kilt as a coincidental event during the occupation of Scotland by General Wade in the early 1700s. The Emperors New Kilt, Scotland's Two Secret Histories. The Two Secret Histories of Scotland Did you know a Scot invented the light bulb not Edison , flew the first aeroplane not the Wright brothers , discovered North America not Columbus , sent the earliest wireless message not Marconi and published the original theory of Evolution not Darwin.
In the lead up to the most important day in the Kiltie calendar, his birthday, the Laird wants for one thing, a new kilt 'the likes of which has never been seen'. Jan opened the door and we went in. Several pictures - both digital and 35 mm were taken at various places around the Prison, including an attempt to recreate the picture that had drawn us here in the first place see visitor's pictures. This is considered traditional Highland dress for a man. In 1782 the Diskilting Act was repealed, but by then kilts and breacan were out of fashion. Jan is the owner of the Black Hart Story Tellers and , which provide visitors to Edinburgh there only chance to get inside the Covenanters prison.
Kuzco finds the ticket and agrees to give it to Kronk if he becomes his butler. Those who could afford them wore tight trousers called trews under the belted plaid. However, at the end of the session Scotty asked if anyone was present could they give us a sign by knocking tapping or moving something and right on cue the mini disc's external microphone fell off the bag it was stood on! What made the temperature in the Mausoleum jump to such a high? David led the way into the graveyard talking as he went. Jan unlocked the gates and let us in. Can you work it out, all i can say is that it isn't an object flying past. He has been shortlisted for twelve literary awards and is the winner o Jan-Andrew Henderson J.
We left that particular mausoleum and continued down the Prison towards the new Black Mausoleum, which was also padlocked shut. Once outside we tried to interview the second woman who had collapsed. After all, what harm could come to groups of people supervised by professional guides? The image of the Scots as whisky-drinking, tartan-sporting, Did you know that most tartans date only from 1822? He took the group through some of the back streets of Edinburgh telling us some of its history as we went, and making us laugh at the same time. The second has a strange black object at the top of the screen! He was the first British monarch to do so in 170 years. Visitors developed mysterious cuts or bruises. Mike returned to the front of the building where the girls where waiting.
Having reviewed all video and audio taken on the night we have to report that no evidence of any significance was captured, so all we can offer you on this first visit is anecdotal proof. Did you know that most tartans date only from 1822? Having reached the far end both of them decided to return to the others, the feeling of being pushed ceased abruptly just before we reached the Black Mausoleum again. In an article from 1858, , both Celts, generally went bare-legged and wore a long, baggy shirt dyed yellow with autumnal saffron. He was the first British monarch to do so in 170 years. Others fell into a comatose state.