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GHOSTBUSTERS gathered in historic dungeons Dungeons may refer to:
  • the plural form of Dungeon, part of a medieval castle that is either the keep or an underground prison
  • shorthand for Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy role-playing game
 today to begin what is believed to be the most comprehensive investigation into the existence of spirit beings.

Nine researchers, helped by more than 200 members of the public, will use sophisticated equipment in the hope of recording ghostly activity in Edinburgh.

They will be monitoring whether anything is lurking in the dungeons of Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which, from its position atop Castle Rock, dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh, and is Scotland's second most visited tourist attraction, after the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. , the vaults under South Bridge and Mary's King Close, a disused disused
Adjective

no longer used

Adj. 1. disused - no longer in use; "obsolete words"
obsolete

noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time

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 underground street in which hundreds of plague victims were sealed up and left to die.

The findings will be unveiled on April 17, the final day of Edinburgh International Science Festival The Edinburgh International Science Festival is a Science festival which takes place each April for 12 days, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival features hundreds of talks, tours and exhibitions for children, families and adults in locations around the city. It was started in 1988. .

However, Dr Richard Wiseman, a psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, from which the university takes its name. It has more than 23,000 students. , who is leading the investigation, admitted he was sceptical about the existence of ghosts.

"I'm a sceptic but if I see a ghost walking through the wall, then I'm prepared to be converted," he said.

The science festival runs from tomorrow until April 17.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 5, 2001
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