UK PSYCHICS REPORT - 24 Nov 2001
A medium says a US television crew has captured video evidence of a ghost which apparently haunts an Edinburgh pub.
The spirit is said to be of a publican who was driven to the verge of bankruptcy when locals boycotted the pub because they believed he tortured children.
American TV series Understanding the Paranormal is to broadcast the footage filmed at the Corn Exchange in the Leith area of the city.
Edinburgh-based clairvoyant Frances Ryan was filmed apparently making the first-ever contact with the ghost. Experts believe the session may explain strange occurrences at the pub.
Staff say they regularly hear the sounds of a young child crying upstairs, while a lounge area is said to have been plagued by flickering lights.
Others says they have been "nudged" when entering or nearing an upstairs room. They also says they've felt a cold blast of air.
Archie Lawrie, secretary of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, says a three-year-old child may have been kept locked in a cupboard in the room.
Corn Exchange manageress Dianne Somerville told the Evening News: "I've heard crying and funny noises from up there and you get lights flickering on and off in the back lounge, but it doesn't worry me, nothing's caused me any harm - yet."