Scary Fact #48: Princes Street Gardens (Edinburgh).
Surely there’s nothing spooky about Edinburgh’s vast city centre park? Think again. Until the 1760s it was the Nor’ Loch, a filthy body of water that was used to test witches and was the site of multiple deaths. When the land was drained several sets of human remains were found including (according to legend) two skeletons sealed into a barrel who were re-interred somewhere in the grounds.