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Spooky Haunted & Scary Edinburgh Attractions

The capital of Scotland and Europe’s most haunted city, Edinburgh bears a grim and horrible past just waiting to be discovered. Edinburgh showcases its haunted, scary and spookiest places through gruesome supernatural stories and outright terrifying attractions. With a history burdened by brutal witch trials, the ghastly plague epidemic and scads of tormenting, fear-inducing serial killers, the city is a …

Visiting the Leprosy Museum in Bergen Norway

Visit the Leprosy Museum in Bergen Norway

In the late 19th century, Bergen in Norway had the highest concentration of lepers in all of Europe. To deal with the problem, the city constructed three separate houses for the diseased, where they could be cared for by doctors and researchers studying the epidemic in an effort to discover its cause. Now known as Hansen’s Disease, today leprosy is …

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Historic Edinburgh Cemeteries to Explore

I’m an avid fan of old cemeteries and Scotland has them in abundance. Edinburgh, Scotland’s compact and hilly capital, is home to incredibly beautiful historical cemeteries you shouldn’t miss during your visit. Such as the world’s most haunted graveyard which inspired the creation of several Harry Potter characters and is known for its connection with one extraordinarily loyal dog. One …

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church and Black Metal in Norway

Fantoft Stave Church suffered a terrible fate in 1992 when it was burned down by Varg Vikernes, member of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem and one-man music project Burzum. The war between Norwegian churches vs black metal in Norway began. Fantoft was built in 1150 in the village of Fortun in western Norway. It was celebrating its 842nd year …

Witchcraft in Scotland

Where to Find Witches in Scotland

In the past, healers and herbalists in Scotland were misunderstood and labeled as witches, leading them down a road filled with torture, hatred and ultimately death. King James VI was terrified of suffering a violent death (who wouldn’t be though, right?) and was convinced he was being tormented by witches. After visiting Denmark, a place where witches were actively hunted, …