The Real Mary King’s Close to broadcast its first paranormal investigation

One of Edinburgh’s most unique historical sites, The Real Mary King’s Close is to broadcast its first ever live and interactive paranormal investigation on Friday, 13th November at 8pm. The five-star social history attraction, located underneath the Royal Mile, has teamed up with Scottish Paranormal to conduct the investigation that will take place in the uniquely preserved 17th century streets.

Scottish Paranormal, has investigated claims of all unearthly occurrences across Scotland for the past 15 years. The team will use established investigative tools and focus on real stories backed up by the attraction’s own historic research. They will carry out a series of experiments in rooms of The Close where paranormal activity has been previously reported. This includes the use of scientific tools such as live EVP and Franks Box scanning to pick out coherent words in the scanning of audio waves, along with electromagnetic, temperature and indication devices. The talented guides of the attraction will be providing the historic background for the investigation, delving into Edinburgh’s darkest tales.

Paul Nixon, General Manager of The Real Mary King’s Close said:

“We’re approaching this experiment with a mixture of excitement and genuine curiosity. The Real Mary King’s Close has attracted 2.75 million visitors to its fascinating underground streets in the last 17 years. We know there’s an appetite from people to find out more about the history of the site and the many paranormal experiences that have been reported. Due to the nature of the event, people from all over the world can tune in and watch it all unfold before their eyes. We’re looking forward to sharing this experiment with the public for the first time.”

Ryan O’Neill, Scottish Paranormal said:

“The Real Mary King’s Close is renowned, in the paranormal field of research, as one of the most haunted locations in the world. One of the main areas we will focus on during the investigation is audio capture and in particular Electronic Voice Phenomena. This is where we will ask specific questions relating to the location; its history and the characters associated with each area, in the hope of gaining a reply that may not be heard loud, but will etch itself into the device and be heard on playback.”

“We look forward to seeking out any potential spiritual energies which may still be wandering the attraction.”

The virtual event will last 1 hour and 45 minutes and is priced at £13.13. Tickets can be purchased on the website:

The Real Mary King’s Close

Warriston’s Close, 2, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG