What really lurks in the underground streets of Edinburgh and why is a section of an ancient graveyard in the City kept locked? What really happened during the witch trials at the start of the 18th Century? Who is in the phantom coach that thunders towards St Andrews on stormy nights and why do students at the town’s world famous university avoid walking on an area of cobbled road?
Although some of the better-known stories are touched on, this book focuses on the less well-known locations and rather than just re-tell the stories, the author has personally visited each site. Some are locations known to be haunted, in which case the book provides some history and details of the reported hauntings, along with the author’s own experience and any unexplained photographs. Other locations are not known to be haunted but, when visiting, something unusual showed up in the photographs. For these locations, the book provides some history, the author’s own experience and the unusual photographs.
Please note the book contains a number of photographs. While most e-book readers are capable of viewing images, please ensure your model can. Every effort has been made to make the photographs as clear as possible, however, many e-book readers will allow you to expand the photograph while reading, if required.
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I offer a twist on the traditional real ghost story books as rather than just re-tell the story, I have personally visited most of the sites, allowing me to offer my experiences and opinion. Writing in this genre is very different as there is a lot of historical research required to try to find out what happened in the properties past that may have resulted in the location being reported as haunted and also for early references to the hauntings.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Go for it! I have wanted to write for at least twenty years and it was not until recently that I finally sat down and did it. I have never looked back and my only regret is not doing it sooner.
Greg first became interested in the paranormal when his parents took out a subscription for him in 1980 for a magazine entitled ‘The Unexplained’. Since then he has read numerous books on the subject, visited many reported haunted sites and taken part in investigations.
His interest in all things paranormal led him to start to write short fiction. He has recently finished a book exploring less well known haunted locations based on personal experiences and is developing at least one of his short stories into a full length fictional novel.
Greg’s recent Witch Hunter series is gathering pace and there is around 4 novelettes planned for the series, before the final novel to conclude the series. At that point it is possible the series will be continued or a planned prequel series will be launched.
As a keen explorer of historical buildings and sites, Greg has recorded numerous tales of hauntings and had several as yet unexplained experiences himself. Some of these have been complied into the book ‘Scotland’s Hidden Hauntings’, a collection of less well known haunted locations in Scotland. He has recently signed a contract with a large UK based publisher and is working on a book for them.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have been interested in the paranormal for over thirty years and have visited numerous haunted locations. I decided to start to put together the stories and photographs I have collected into books.