Legend of mysterious tomb and man who lost bet to the devil shared by TikToker

A mysterious pyramid, which is the final resting place of a renowned civil engineer, is said to be a loophole in a deal with the devil that came to be after a game of poker.

Situated in the middle of the graveyard of St Andrew’s Church on Rodney Street in Liverpool is a 15-foot-high pyramidal tomb belonging to William Mackenzie.

Legend has it that Mackenzie, an avid gambler, lost a bet with the devil and lost his soul in a game of poker – and on his death he would descend to hell.

However, local legend says that if he was never actually buried, that Satan could never claim his prize.

According to local legends in Liverpool, Mr Mackenzie's skeletal remains are still sitting upright at a table within the pyramid, with a winning hand of cards between his fingers.

One Merseyside man, known as Alex, has launched his own TikTok account to take his followers on a tour of different locations in Liverpool.

Using his account, LivingLiverpoolTour, and historical knowledge, Alex took viewers on a journey into just who William Mackenzie was and the significance to the city, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Alex showed viewers the engineer's work which included designing the early railway tunnels around Edge Hill and shared information about the contractor's death in 1851 at his home on 74 Grove Street.

In his video, viewed more than 100,000 times, Alex said: "Let's never let a boring truth get in the way of an exciting story."

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Speaking to the Echo, he added: "If you grew up here you walk past the tomb and will be familiar with the legends and so this was one of the most requested videos.

"It had a really good response and people can believe what they want to believe."

Some believe he was not claimed by the devil, but was denied entry into heaven.

But the pyramid monument was actually built years after his death by his brother, following the death of his second wife, Sarah.

Before his death, Mr Mackenzie, who was born in 1794, started his career as an apprentice weaver before changing to civil engineering.

The tomb's inscription indicates that he was buried beneath, rather than in the tomb – but many still believe the legend.

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