The Tolbooth

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The Tolbooth Museum was once a prison responsible for witch burnings under King James the VI; it is believed some of those victims are still here. Shadows are a very common sight as well as a short man dressed in a 1920’s outfit. Deep voices have been heard, EMF detectors pick up high levels of energy, footsteps are heard, and mediums experience the presence of many other spirits, usually thought to be other inmates.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

The Tolbooth Museum
Castle St, Aberdeen
AB10 1EX, United Kingdom

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57.147847903557846, -2.094183626983636
Aberdeen City
Nearest Towns:
Aberdeen, UK (1.0 mi.)
Torrey, UK (1.1 mi.)
Torry, UK (1.1 mi.)
Old Aberdeen, UK (1.3 mi.)
Redmoss, UK (2.2 mi.)
Denmore, UK (2.5 mi.)
Bucksburn, UK (3.0 mi.)
Auchmull, UK (3.0 mi.)
Aberdeen City, UK (3.0 mi.)
Cove, UK (3.3 mi.)


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