Most Haunted

Season 4 Episode 10

Mary Kings Close

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 04, 2004 on Living
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- A number of underground closes, with houses that stretch up to seven stories high, on either side of the narrow walkways.

- The Closes were built in early 17th century, but there are records of tenements on the land as early as 1526.

Bloody history:
- Plague hit the Close in 1645.
- Fire ravaged the area in 1750.
- In WWII, the Close buildings were used as air raid shelters.

Ghost ratings:
- The ghost of Mary King reportedly haunts the area.
- The apparition of little girl, her face covered in pustules from the plague, has been seen in the Close's Shrine Room
- The vision of a grim, grey-haired old man has also been seen on numerous occasions.
- Dismembered body parts have been reported floating above the ground, including a child's head and a severed arm.

Spooky experiences:
- 17 and 18 Market Street have experienced the most alleged paranormal activity.
- Strange noises have been reported up and down the Close.
- Unexplained cold spots have occurred in many rooms.
- Many wraith-like beings have been seen.


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