Edinburgh named UK’s spookiest city for Hallowe’en

Edinburgh has been named the Uk's spookiest city. Pic Greg Macvean
Edinburgh has been named the Uk's spookiest city. Pic Greg Macvean
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THE Capital has been named as Britain’s spookiest city with 375 reported paranormal sightings in the last 25 years, making it the best place to spot a ghost this Hallowe’en.

A study led by ghost hunter Christian Jensen Romer has found that Scotland is the location with the most mysterious sightings, with Glasgow coming second to Edinburgh with 350 reported ghost, poltergeist, werewolf and vampire sightings over the same period.

The Paranormal Witness Report also identified that sightings have been reported to happen more frequently between the hours of 5pm and 6pm and 9pm and 10pm than any other time of day, and women have been identified as more likely to experience paranormal activity, with two-thirds claiming to have spotted a ghost at some point in their lives.

One city firm that will be hoping its customers don’t spot any horrors is Cuckoo’s Bakery, on Dundas Street, which has created a range of frighteningly fantastic cupcakes which are going down a trick-or-treat with locals.

Vidya Sarjoo, who opened the bakery with business partner and friend Graham Savage in 2011, said: “Graham is obsessed with crime and drama, so we came up with the idea of body parts tied in with murder at the bakery, and it really took off.” 
The cakes on offer include The Eye Witness, pictured – a strawberry and white chocolate cupcake topped with an eyeball – and The Butchered Baker, a Halloween twist on the classic red velvet with a blood-red raspberry jam covered finger on top. The cakes have been popular and sell out every day.

“Most people think they look amazing,” said Vidya. “But there are some who are a bit taken aback.”

Nicola Scrimgeour