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Ghosts abound at UK's most haunted prison

By T.K. Randall
May 21, 2019 · Comment icon 8 comments



Would you spend the night here ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Rodw
Shepton Mallet Prison in Somerset is believed by many to be one of Britain's most haunted buildings.
Formerly Britain's oldest operating prison, Shepton Mallet closed its doors in 2013 and has since served as a tourist attraction and venue for ghost tours and other events.

It originally opened all the way back in 1625 and was closed, renovated and expanded several times. In 1939 it became a military prison and was used by the US Army to hang condemned prisoners.

Over the centuries it has housed thousands of inmates and many people believe that to this day the ghosts of those who died within its walls can still be seen and heard roaming its corridors.
One of the most common sightings in the prison is of a lady in white, while the sounds of disembodied voices are also often reported. Its haunted reputation has made it a popular destination for paranormal investigators and thrill-seekers hoping to catch a glimpse of something otherworldly.

For those interested in experiencing the building's ominous atmosphere for themselves, Tormented Nights UK will be hosting two paranormal activity nights there later this year.

For everyone else - a daylight tour of the prison's interior can be viewed in the video below.



Source: Devon Live | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
As I've said before it seems just about every old prison, psychiatric institution, hospital, etc. where great physical and emotional suffering occurred over many years is so-called 'haunted'. Too many quality stories that I've heard. I'm a believer. I am thinking emotions and energies carry on and accumulate beyond what we can physically experience. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Impedancer 4 years ago
If i was a ghost boy would i make practical jokes and vex people.
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
and as living humans we subscribe empathy to the events that go on at such places, no entities or spookies involved just a human nature to make pain and suffering as epic as we can. so sure calling such places "haunted" helps. i recall a very cheddar richard ghost hunter type show i watched, they go to Alcatraz and the geek wants to contact the ghost of lol, al capone, saying that to pass time capone learned to play banjo and this silly twit is asking capone to favor them with a little banjo music,  sure thing, like capones ghost if such tripe existed would jump and be her trained monkey, of c... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
Can’t speak to your specific cases, but I do not think your ‘empathy’ theory is sufficient to explain the quantity, quality and consistency of credible reports at all these hospitals, psychiatric institutions, battlefields, train wreck sites, etc., etc.. I think the paranormal does indeed stay more attached to these type of places. Papameter: 98% chance these places have above normal paranormal activity levels versus some random location.
Comment icon #5 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
reports are not credible, they are not proof or even real evidence...sorry i still have my theory events might get recorded by some unknown earth phenomenon and replayed when the right person and conditions are all lined up, but no way are these conscience enities, spirits, of spooks haunting around, i believe people who have to cling to this departed souls idea fear mortality. im not saying when we die lights off thats the end, i believe we are engery and engery isnt lost it just changes form, but not to casper, beetlejuice or any enities haunting around.
Comment icon #6 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
reports can be credible, personal testimony and eyewitness evidence is evidence (not proof)...sorry
Comment icon #7 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
solid evidence = proof in some cases of some things. personal stories do not = proof nor evidence..sorry, and eyewitnesses are very unreliable which = lack of credibility., sorry again...but nice failed try. okay an exception, any story can be proof to a blind true believer placing their faith in the story teller...i dont do that you do, more power to you 
Comment icon #8 Posted by esoteric_toad 4 years ago
What a remarkable boring building. Not creepy in the least. JMO of course.


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