Where to find a pyramid-shaped tomb, one of Liverpool’s most haunted locations.
Residents of Liverpool consider the FINAL resting place of a tomb in the shape of a pyramid to be one of the city’s most haunted locations.
The odd final resting place is located at St. Andrew’s Church on Rodney Street and measures 15 feet tall. For years, stories have been handed down about how and why this monument, which belongs to William Mackenzie, a construction engineer, came to be.
According to legend, the 57-year-old, who died in 1851, lost his soul in a game of poker with the devil and was enshrined with a winning hand of cards while seated erect at a table.
Mr Mackenzie, on the other hand, believed that by never being buried, he could avoid a meeting with the devil, and therefore his spirit would never be taken.
Over the years, sightings of a guy dressed in 19th century clothing roaming around the graveyard have been reported.
Residents think this is William’s restless ghost, who was refused admittance to heaven because of this heinous crime.
Before starting employment as an apprentice weaver, the 57-year-old was born in Nelson, Lancashire, and was the oldest of 11 children.
In 1811, he changed careers and became a lock carpenter apprentice on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Mackenzie’s career move paid off, as he went on to work on canal and railway projects in France, Spain, and Belgium, where he made his wealth.
His wealth, worth £42 million in today’s money, was bequeathed to his youngest brother Edward after he died.
After 17 years, Edward got the pyramid built and paid for in honour of his late brother.
The 170-year-old tomb is still visible in the churchyard today, although it is walled off to protect the construction.
The inscription on the tomb reads: “In the crypt beneath lie the bones of William Mackenzie of Newbie, Dumfriesshire, Esquire who died 29th October 1851 aged 57 years.”
“As well as Mary, his first wife, who died on December 19, 1838, at the age of 48, and Sarah, his second wife, who died on December 9, 1867, at the age of 60.
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