Hello, welcome to Edinburgh, thank you to be here on my channel today on this video i offer you to come with me in the most haunted pubs of the Scottish Capital I have selected 3 venues Let’s GO! Did you feel something? I heard a noise! Here we enter into the “banshee labyrinth” said to be the most haunted pub of Scotland Before the public opening the workers who were there have reported a terrible choking experience and still yet unexplained… They said a woman was there in a corner of the basement, she was crying with her hands hiding her face When the workers ask her to live the site she removed her hands from her face her jaw then deformed and this thing started to SCREAAAAAAM some very loud and non human horrible cries The workers, scared to death, have to live the site in a hurry because of the terrible pain But barely out in the street one of them received a phone call: a member of his family just died in strange conditions the pub’s name “Banshee” is because of that disturbing incident it’s a direct link to the female creature of the Celtic mythology also called “the messenger of Death” these are the Vaults Stay tuned cause I’m gonna make a special video based on the Vaults i heard a noise somebody? we were doing a tour of the basement when my friend François noticed that he has some kind of blood scratches on his hand maybe because of the gates ok but did you feel something? we go back downstairs we are brave 😉 “i wait for you outside” thank you Marie ^^ Did you notice this before? No I don’t think so Is it blood? Dunno it’s red… it looks like scratches look you also have some on the other fingers are you hurt? no I feel ok on the walls you can find some stories about the strangest paranormal phenomenas that happened here they talk here about the Ghost of Molly a baby girl buried here whose little shoe was found fallen from the top of the old fireplace… Ok so here we arrive at Grassmarket from Victoria street, the one that inspired Diagon Alley in Harry Potter’s saga we are now going this way and just to let you know, the Castle is just there at the top end of the place personal fact: it took me more than a year to finally go inside this pub Because of the entity of this venue, She’s a lady quite agressive! today it’s ok hopefully 😉 This pub has the most ancient cellar of Edinburgh open since 1516. The White Hart is a extremely rare and magnificent creature seen just a couple of times last century in the Highlands The Kind Richard the 2nd used this animal as his own heraldic symbol Here, paranormal phenomenas are reported as agressive, clients and staff members complain about physical assaults, hair being pulled, footsteps and noises heard upstairs while nobody’s there, bottles that fall by themselves, and also, the women’s toilet’s door that locks itself, letting the customers inside… This picture has been taken in 2013 by an Australian couple, They believe to have capture a picture of one of the many Ghost haunting this pub… Even the manager himself, who claims to be skeptical, cannot explain all the strange phenomenas that are happening here… In 2014, an American Ghost Hunter recorded here an EVP, Electronic Voice Phenomena coming from the cellar, with a voice repeating again and again “Help Me”… While he was with his crew, alone by themselves locked upstairs… Now we are heading the famous pub called “the Last Drop”. This venue is very special for me, as it was the first ever pub I came in when I arrived from France to Edinburgh, I was not yet aware of the History of this pub, you’ll see the decoration of this place is kind of peculiar, very special one, but I find it very warm and welcoming despite all this, and I have a surprise for you there, please follow me! So here we stay at Grassmarket, I do an interesting stop here during my French Ghost Tour! We are now at “the Last Drop” Before it was a kind of inn, that used to kindly offer the last ever drink to those sentenced to death, who were executed here at Grassmarket. Please pay attention to the logo of this pub and also the decoration, can you see? Everything here is directly linked to the History of Grassmarket. Venues here are so dog friendly, Dogs are very welcome, I’m trying to hide some of these explanations here because there are some answers to the riddles of my treasure hunts here, so I don’t want to spoil for the future participants! When you come to “the Last Drop” pay attention to the decoration, to the stories on the walls, about ghosts, poltergeist, also about very famous locals celebrities, strange stories that happened here in Edinburgh, Scottish famous poets… It’s so interesting from a historical point of view. Here you can see Kamila, the lovely CM, thanks a lot again for your trust 🙂 Here you can see the warm and “cute” decoration ;p with a real authentic hanging rope from that unfortunately already killed… I love that kind of ancient paintings so you can play to find all the differences between how it was before and how it is now, this is a painting of Grassmarket, you can see Edinburgh Castle on top of the volcano, and we can also see the gallows… now we’re trying to figure out where the pub was awesome, thanks David! we can see guardians here, maybe there were an execution? (navrée pour ce petit soucis de son…) nous étions en train de nous imaginer la scène qui se déroulait au moment de la peinture. (sorry for the sound issue…) we were imagining what happened before this painting was done Now I invite you to listen to the exclusive interview of the Supervisor of the “Last Drop” He will talk about all those strange experiences that happened here, (I want to thank again all the wonderful staff of the Last Drop) Thank you so much for receiving me, Can you tell us your name please? My name is Charles, I’m french, coming from the bassin d’Arcachon I’m 21yo, and I decided to come to Edinburgh, because I love this city, and everyone is agree with this, How long have you been there? 2 years in february How long have you been workin here at “the Last Drop”? I began as a diver in a pub, and then I was lucky enough to meet someone who trust in me, and gave me my chance, I was supported I learn english, and now i’m supervisor here in this pub! Congrats! That’s a lot of work, but the team here is very nice so it helps a lot! A cappuccino how cute they are! When you arrived here, were you aware that this pub was one of the most haunted of Edinburgh? absolutely not! I was really focus on getting a job to be honest giving my resume every where But later, yes, I heard strange stories from my collegues, I had to get to know this place, and then I realise how special this place is! But do you feel good here? Yes absolutely, very friendly and warm, small place, but as it’s really busy on the saturday, there is no place for horror, maybe ghosts are afraid of all those people they stay quiet in the cellar… ok! Ok good to know!! Yeah maybe they don’t really appreciate all the hustle & bustle ! I ‘m agree with them 😉 Brilliant, we can lock you in the cellar with my ghost hunting devices! Oh! Ok why not! I prefer this than the crazy day that is coming! Let me doubt! I think you will change your mind quickly Oh yes maybe 😉 It’s true that I heard a lot of strange stories, my colleagues have experienced crazy things… For example, on of them, in the morning, he was alone there, it was very early, preparing the kitchen, so he came downstairs in the cellar to take the meat, and you must know that the door of the cellar is not supposed to close by itself, it can be closed only with the help of a human, but this day, while he was going up to the stairs, this door closed by itself in front of him! He managed to open it, but no one was there to close this door… he was all alone in the pub… So yeah that kind of things can happen here… Also, another example, my manager just sent me the video of him closing the pub at night, and all the lights were going crazy, flickering by themselves while it supposed to be turned of with only the green security lights on Yes I heard about this story! I’m not surprised, cause this happened to some of us! So you are sceptical right? Yes I don’t really believe in Ghosts, but I must admit that, sometimes I have doubts because of all those strange things, during Halloween, we all talk about our experiences … and I trust my friends, they’re are not liars, so… Yeah imagine when you are alone here, by yourself closing the pub around Midnight, you can feel a bit “insecure” sometimes I can hear things falling by itself… noises coming from the cellar… Again the famous cellar! I feel like everything is coming from the cellar, in the main room they are always a lot of people, it’s small street is just there, so it’s never quiet while the cellar is quiet, small, what a better place for haunting! This place has a very special decoration directly linked to the History of Grassmarket but you made this place warm and welcoming, Yes we try to, we refurbished it recently, there is also more space. I was also thinking about something: here in Edinburgh on the winter, the night is falling very soon, so it also gives a peculiar creepy atmosphere… And we have a hanging rope just above us! Yes! this one could be one the Grassmarket gallows! Oh Wow so this rope killed people! So yeah the decoration is really special and done by purpose! Yep, explaining the History of the executions that happened here in Grassmarket… Ok! Few more questions: so you don’t believe in paranormal, even if sometimes you doubt, in your opinion, all those weird things could be linked to this place? I guess Grassmarket could be the best place in terms of hauntings, because of the History, the violent past, the executions, Edinburgh also is a very special city it is said to be the most haunted capitale of Europe so… Edinburgh + Grassmarket + also the vaults, not so far… Also here, all the sentenced to death came here in this pub to get their last drink so all this combined… Yes all those violent things from the past maybe have let a kind of “print” Yes also this building is very old, and has a very old history even if it was not always a pub, people used to came here to drink alcohol. So we try to recreate all this atmosphere here, People believe in those stories, and they are really interested in, even the sceptical, I am sceptical but we talk about this with no judgement. Yes it is so much easier to talk about paranormal here than in France for example in France people would have laughed at us, you know while here it is so easy, everyone is participating, even if they don’t believe in paranormal Yes everyone share his own experience, and give details Exactly! We share our stories the culture is so different people here are very open Yes very open to difference, more friendly and less judgemental! it feels good is also part of why we’re here!! Yep, it contributes also to the sharing of all those stories. Totally! Last question : In your opinion, most of the clients coming here want to experience ghosty strange things in this place? Maybe try to take picture of ghosts here? Yes it happened a lot of time that people came in the pub, take pictures, and go out so I guess they are here for this yes, we do have mostly tourists on the week ends Grassmarket is very touristic and famous, so yep people do know about this place already they come in and ask questions about the ghosts! So yeah I imagine people also come here for the thrill for the history and also because of the space, the atmosphere and the peculiar decoration! All this combined attracts people to come in! Of course! Do you have a last word for the people who watched the video and who plan to come here please? Of course, feel Welcome! As you can see, we do speak english, french also I’m happy to help! This place is a must see, you can also find us on the good guide books, we are a nice friendly team, food is amazing with Scottish traditionnal meals So please step by here if you want to enjoy fully your Edinburgh stay and we are always happy to help! Brilliant! Thanks a lot!!! Now let’s Ghost Hunting in the cellar Sure! let me double check the mess before ^^ I do hope you enjoyed my video inviting you in the most haunted Pubs of the Scottish Capitale, I have selected here for you my favorite ones, I wonder what are their jokes it really sounds very funny ^^ they are laughing since this whole time I wonder what they’re talking about 😀 I hope to see you soon here on my channel, for more exciting new Scottish adventures, bye!!!