However the drummer ghost has appeared only when the castle was about to be attacked so he wasn’t around that often. This ghostly drummer was first seen before Cromwell’s attack on the castle in 1650 and the spirit appears to be a headless boy. It is not known why he now haunts the castle. Like many other castles Edinburgh Castle has dungeons where prisoners were tortured, where they suffered and where they died. These dungeons are now haunted by these ghosts and colored orbs are caught on film by visitors.