Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts | Oxfordshire | Saturday 5th October 2019
Event Date | TBC
Event Price | £55.00 per person
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Oxford Castle Ghost Hunt
Oxford Castle is the perfect imposing location to enter after dark, with its prison block, tower and crypt to investigate. Oxford Castle would have bore witness to executions, murders and life here would have been brutal. Experience a night of ghost hunting at Oxford Castle and enter the crypt!…We’ll be breaking off into small groups away from each other to take part in some pretty intense ghost hunting vigils using trigger objects and all the very latest equipment to aid us in the quest to seek evidence of the castles renowned hauntings….You’re about to experience a Haunted Evening in this magnificent Castle, are you brave enough?!…
History of Oxford Castle
As with so many historical buildings, the buildings use has changed throughout the Centuries. The original castle built on the current site of Oxford Castle, was built from wooden structures and was replaced by stone in the 11th Century. During the English Civil War most of the castles structures had been destroyed and many of the buildings that survived were then used to house the criminals of Oxford as its local prison. Public hangings took place here up until 1863, the prison was expanded in 1876, becoming HM Prison Oxford with the last recorded hanging in 1952. The Prison was in use up until 1996 when most of the 18th Century prison block was redeveloped into a hotel. The medieval remains of Oxford Castle, which include St George’s Tower, motte and Chapel crypt are now preserved as scheduled monuments and visitor heritage site.
Paranormal Activity at Oxford Castle
In 1752 Mary Bland was hanged on the Castle Mound and many believe they have seen her ghostly apparition wandering the castle grounds. Several accounts of heavy footsteps have been reported in the Prison area and strange noises have been heard below the castle in the old crypt. Due to the nature of Oxford Castles history having been a place of execution and imprisonment it is no surprise that the spirits who roam the castle leave many feeling on edge! Are you willing to test your bravery in such a terrifying place?….
What’s Included | Oxford Castle Ghost Hunts Events?
- History tour/access all available areas at Oxford Castle (The Crypt, St George’s Tower, D-Wing and Debtors Tower
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
- Unique experiments specific to the location.
- Full use of all the very latest paranormal equipment.
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
Event Dates Available…
Event times | 8.00pm – 2.00am
Arrival times | 7.45pm
TERMS & CONDITIONS – SUMMARY
*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Location not suitable for people with mobility difficulties
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What happens after I’ve booked my place?
You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.
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Event Review / Spoiler!
Last night Haunted Evenings unlocked the doors to the infamous Oxford Castle which predominantly served as Oxfords local prison from 1785 until it’s closure in 1996. Guests had the challenge of investigating the Grade I listed Norman keep known as St Georges Tower, Crypt and remaining prison block with its many cells and debtors rooms.
Main cells / Crypt : Footsteps were heard clearly on 2 separate occasions down underneath the main prison block in the old Crypt. A possible shadow was sighted as well as guests hearing breaths and being touched by an unknown hand.
Upstairs in the main block a clear EVP was captured in the debtors area saying “Help Me” listen in here. A further EVP captured during a guests call out in one of the cells we believe says (with a female voice) “just want to say hello”
Upstairs : 4 guests all felt pressure or pain in their shoulders simultaniously during an energy circle as well as a cabinet close by being knocked. A trigger bear lit up detecting a shift in energy as well as a guest sensing her arms being raised by spirit. In a further vigil, guests felt strange back pains/labour pains as well as sighting a shadow in the doorway.
St Georges Tower : A personal connection was made during one ouija board session whilst a human pendulum detected a female who had been hanged. A further more muffled “help me” was picked up via an EVP session.
A final ouija session showed surges on the k2 action that coincided with glass movement.
Names sensed on the night include Tom, Derrick, Anne/Amy
On behalf of the team, thank you to all those who took an active part in bringing the energy forward at this fascinating location.
Oxford Castle is such an atmospheric location and with areas such as the Crypt, debtors tower, cell block and Keep/St George’s Tower to have access to after dark, Oxford Castle certainly lends itself nicely for splitting groups down to conduct a variety of experiments.
We chose to use the base area of St George’s Tower as our starting point for the Ouija Board session, with activity reported (of varying degrees), during all 3 vigils, from fairly indecipherable communication from spirit during one vigil to other guests gaining memorable personal moments in another.
In the lower level of the D-Wing and debtors tower, guests were given the opportunity to use as much of the equipment as they could carry in a freestyle vigil, with many taking the opportunity to go it alone down in the Crypt area whilst others investigated the cells on the ground floor. Muffled voices were captured on our voice recorders down in the Crypt and a dowsing rod experiment concluded that we weren’t welcome down there!
Upstairs we chose to conduct a vigil combining equipment and traditional methods with guests taking part in a human pendulum. For one group this was particularly intense and for another, whilst a guest was responding during the pendulum, our equipment (k2’s and movement device) were triggering on command.
Such a privilege to have access to this historic Oxford landmark and it was an interesting return visit so thank you again to everyone who attended and got involved during the evenings events.
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