Data reveals Aberdeen is the most haunted place in Scotland at number 13

31/10/2023
The gatehouse at Trinity Cemetery in Aberdeen

AMONG Brits who believe in the paranormal, 52% said they were motivated by evidence they personally uncovered, or had a firsthand experience that solidified their conviction.

Intrigued by the supernatural, BonusFinder analysed an eerie array of factors: the number of cemeteries, reported ghost sightings, haunted locations, and the number of paranormal investigators around the country to uncover the UK’s most haunted cities and towns.

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RankCity/Town  No. of Cemeteries per 10,000 PeopleNo. of  Memorialsper 10,000 PeopleNo. of  Paranormal  Reports per 10,000 PeopleNo. of Abandoned  Properties per 10,000 PeopleNo. of Houses Over 100 Years Old per 10,000 PeopleHaunted City/Town Score/10
1Salford5.613,620.80.4138.82,989.78.5
2Bolton2.210,657.71.1116.22,301.08.4
3Chichester4.41,007.53.561.33,481.48.2
=4Brighton and Hove3.21,692.91.774.52,540.98.1
=4Lancaster3.21,895.00.6139.53,632.28.1
6Winchester5.0788.94.367.92,268.18.0
=7Wakefield2.39,471.80.1192.73,218.67.6
=7Lichfield2.1513.42.4147.81,429.67.6
9Newcastle 1.71,460.31.789.91,354.67.4
=10Barnsley2.2592.90.6141.53,230.47.3
=13Aberdeen1.32,151.81.0242.31061.07.2

Aberdeen is the thirteenth most haunted place in the UK and the highest in Scotland with a haunted city/town score of 7.2/10. The Scottish city has 26 cemeteries which is akin to 1.3 cemeteries per 10,000 residents. 

Aberdeen university has several buildings with reports of paranormal activity. The MacRobert Building and New King’s are among the locations where students and staff have experienced unexplained phenomena.

Aberdeen is home to 42,320 memorials- which is the same as 2,151.8 memorials per 10K, and has reported 20 paranormal activities (1.0 per 10K people). Alongside this, there are 4,766 vacant properties, equivalent to 242.3 per 10K people. 

His Majesty’s Theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former stage manager named Albert. He’s known for occasionally moving props and making his presence felt during performances.

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