Man claims he was attacked by a ghost in Greyfriars Kirkyard

Mr Rennie had scratches similar to those on the left after a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Picture: City of the Dead Tours
Mr Rennie had scratches similar to those on the left after a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Picture: City of the Dead Tours
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A MAN has reportedly been left with painful scratches after an “attack” by Edinburgh’s most notorious poltergeist.

Kris Rennie, 37, was quoted in the Sunday Mail, saying he was targeted by the MacKenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars Kirkyard during a guided ghost tour.

He told the paper: “My back was covered in livid, burning red scratches.

“When I took pictures and sent them to my friends, they were really freaked out. It was demonic.

“What happened to me can’t be explained in any other way.”

The call centre worker from Glasgow said he didn’t notice anything untoward - until he got a taxi back to his hotel in Leith.

He said: “I was about to go to bed when I felt burning on my back. I took my T-shirt off and looked in the mirror. That’s when I saw the scratches. I was stunned.”

There have been many reports of “attacks” by the MacKenzie Poltergeist.

It is said to be the spirit of Sir George MacKenzie, a 17th-century Lord Advocate, otherwise known as “Bluidy Mackenzie”, who executed a large number of Covenanters.

Charlotte Golledge, manager of City of the Dead Tours, said: “People email to let us know what happened to them on the tours.

“Some say they’ve got scratches, bite marks, bruises and burns they can’t explain.”