Ghost Hunts Shrewsbury Prison Jail | Shropshire
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Event Price | £59.00 per person
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Ghost Hunts Shrewsbury Prison Jail
Haunted Evenings will be conducting an overnight lock down at this frightening former prison in Shropshire. This location is huge and we will have access to various areas such as the old execution areas, wing A, corridors and cells in the vulnerable prisoners area to name but a few. Our Ghost Hunts Shrewsbury Prison Events will see guests have the chance to investigate in scarily small numbers, experience traditional activities such as glass divination, human pendulums, dowsing rods and table tipping as well as modern experiments such as lock downs with listening devices, thermal imaging cameras, all the very latest equipment and trigger objects. Are you brave enough to experience a Haunted Evening at Shrewsbury Prison?!…..
Gruesome History of Shrewsbury Jail
The original Shrewsbury Prison, built in 1793 was named after Rev Edmund Dana and is known locally as “The Dana”. This current prison built in replacement of the original, was constructed in 1877 and closed in 2013. The site bore witness to countless executions, the last public hanging took place in 1863, drawing an insanely large crowd of bystanders who, in those days, saw public hangings as a form of entertainment. The last execution was conducted within the prison walls in 1961. In 1972, during redevelopment, workmen discovered the remains of 10 inmates buried within the grounds who would have been executed on site. Most bodies would have been buried within the grounds in unmarked graves at Shrewsbury Prison. It is with this and its many thousands of criminals who have entered through its doors over the years (and the many who never left) that make this an intense place to go ghost hunting!
Paranormal Activity at Shrewsbury Prison Jail
Finally closing its doors to inmates in 2013, Shrewsbury Prison is relatively new to paranormal investigations. Now stood eerily silent and with a sense of abandonment, it is little wonder Shrewsbury Prison puts many night time visitors on edge. Whilst inside may feel quite modern by many standards, this Victorian building would have witnessed some very harrowing scenes. Does the energy of former inmates still linger? Join Haunted Evenings as we investigate the empty cells and various prisoner rooms to discover just how haunted Shrewsbury Prison is,
What’s Included | Ghost Hunts Shrewsbury Prison
- Access to Shrewsbury Prison including Vulnerable Prisoners wing, A wing, Hanging Room, Kitchens and corridors
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
- Small group vigils – average group size 8 (maximum 10)
- A chance to go it alone toward the end of the night (free time)
- Full use of all the very latest paranormal equipment.
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
Event times | 9.30 pm – 03.30am
Doors Open | 9.00 pm
Ghost Hunts Shrewsbury Prison
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“Amazing night again guys. So much fun x” H.White 09.12.18 Source:Facebook
“Amazing night cant wait to book another!!” L.Randles 09.12.18 Source:Facebook
“Had an amazing evening!! Best ghost hunt I’ve been on for a while, looking to already book the next one!! Thanks to all the Haunted Evenings team for a fab time! 👻☺️” C.Sharland 09.12.18 Source:Facebook
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“Had a great night..hanging room was very interesting to me and so were the womans wing..so many souls seem to want to be heard.such a shame that soon it will be turned into flats ect.great team and such nice people” F.Mitchell 09.12.18 Source:Facebook
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Guests and team came out in force to battle blustering winds and cold temperatures to explore the incredibly vast site that is known to many as “The Dana”, a huge decommissioned Prison that closed in 2013.
All guests were up for the challenge of investigating this location, with many brave enough to go it alone around the 4 floors of the A-wing, C Wing, as well as take part in traditional vigils in the execution (hanging) room and chapel area.
Some of the highlights :
Guests reported feeling uneasy on the 3rd floor of the A-wing, with some feeling dizzy, backed up with K2’s spiking (showing shifts in EMF). K2’s also lit up for some in cell 18 on the upper floor. Agitated sounding gravelly shouts were picked up on our voice recorders down on the ground floor when alone investigating, the A-wing did not disappoint!
Over in the C-Wing, 2 female spirits were sensed, “Daisy” and “Jane” by one group and a guest felt the sensation of feeling sick in an upper cell. For another group, a team member also saw a female presence on the upper floor. Dowsing rods were responsive here too, albeit the information wasn’t easy to decipher! 2 loud whistles were also heard by guests during one dowsing rod experiment in this block.
The Hanging room / execution room provided groups with quite an intense vigil, made more so by the presence of a mock noose that hangs in the middle of the room as a reminder of what actual events took place in this space. Some guests were touched, a handful of guests, independent of one another had hands/arms raised during a human pendulum and surges on EMF meters demonstrated a strong energy in more than 1 of the group vigils. During at least 2 vigils thus far, it was sensed that an authoritative energy, such as an executioner, was present and this was also picked up on our previous investigation here back in March.
During ouija sessions down in the Prison chapel, personal connections were experienced for some of our guests. A Male spirit also came through on the board who the group established was in the chapel for protection from the crimes he’d committed. The vibration devise set up during 2 ouija sessions also triggered, one in response to the board work.
In several areas, guests experienced unusual sensations such as headaches, sickness and breathlessness. It seems Shrewsbury Prison offers the full package in terms of paranormal experiences
Despite the continuous drops in temperature, guests were amazing til the “bitter end” and their energy and approach to last nights investigation I’m certain, helped lead to the experiences we all had, so thank you all!