Mary King’s Close is located under buildings in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has long been associated with reports of ghostly activity.
Perhaps you’ve seen paranormal investigations conducted at Mary King’s Close on television’s Most Haunted or Ghost Hunters International.
- Maybe you’ve had the opportunity to visit in person.
If you have had the opportunity to visit, you may want to dig out those old vacation photos. The same apparition has been caught on camera on at least two separate occasions, according to a recent report by STV Scotland.
What appears to be the same blond-haired woman appears in both photos, both taken during late night tours in 2009.
The staff at Mary King’s Close is certain that the woman who appears in both photos was not a customer. The extra person in each of the photos does not correlate with tour attendance records.
Staff at Mary King’s Close is asking anyone who sees a strange apparition in their pictures to allow them to be examined.
In the meantime, the tour hours will be extended for the month of August, with hopes that this same anomaly will reappear in photos.
We’ve long been associated with supernatural and unexplained stories. We’ve had sightings of dark shadowy figures who lurk in the myriad of passageways, rooms and corners of the Closes, and reports of lots of strange noises – these images seem to give us even more evidence. By running tours late in to the night with the last one finishing at midnight, we hope that this might make the ghostly image reappear.” – Lisa Robshaw, spokesperson for The Real Mary King’s Close
Ms Robshaw insists that images had not been doctored by staff, and hopes that by making the images public that someone might be able to help. She added, “If there are people in the images who can explain who the lady is we would love to hear from them. We’ve tested the static camera that we use and it appears to be working normally so we really do not have an explanation. We just want to try and understand what has happened.”