Shepton Mallet Prison Ghost Hunt in Somerset, with Haunted Houses Events. Venture on an overnight ghost hunt around the infamous HMP Shepton Mallet – also known as Cornhill.
Will you be brave enough to spend time in the condemned cell??? Your ghost hunt at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, will see you exploring this location in the dark when everybody else you know has gone to bed. On your ghost hunt, you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough Ouija boards will also be available for you to use. All to aid your communication with the dead.
You will also get your hands on a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs, inviting spirits to interact with the environment being measured by the equipment, then wait and see what happens.
The team likes to work in small groups to give you the very best experience possible. For the very, very brave – lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and opportunities to do so will be given if you choose – But be warned! Doing so in a dark, damp cell known for the paranormal activity should only be for our more hardened investigators.
About your ghost hunt:
- This is a real ghost hunt experience in the dark
- There is no faking or trickery
- Ghost hunting is in personal groups
- White light protection and grounding at the start
- An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment for first timers
- Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
- Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
- Full hands-on use of the equipment
- Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits throughout the night
- Group discussion of findings at the end
- Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced hosts
- This location has no sleeping facilities
- Parking is offsite and charges may apply
- This location is not suitable for wheelchair users sorry
- All attendees must be 18 years or older
- Not suitable for pregnant ladies
- Guests may bring personal midnight snacks
- This is a dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
- All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
- Paranormal Activity can never be guaranteed
Which spirit will you be lucky enough to encounter! What story will they be trying to tell you? Could it be that they were innocent and wish their name to be cleared, or guilty and wanting people to know of their regrets – Or maybe they just wish to carry on a heinous crime as if they were alive! Maybe you will even encounter prison officers and jailors still patrolling the prison to keep the area secure, will they protect you or mistake you for a prisoner and try to stop you from leaving.
Shepton Mallet is known throughout the world for having the most terrifying paranormal activity imaginable. The hairs on the back of your neck are said to stand on the most hardened of people. Ghostly footstep has been witnessed, and cell doors have slammed shut on the unexpecting. Poltergeist activity is reported, and these noisy spirits want you to know that they are there. People have felt violent hands grab their wrists, and feelings of nausea whilst being watched are rife!
Shepton Mallet Prison is a must visit location giving a good chance of activity, for those who wish to seek it out.
The prison held French prisoners during the Napoleonic war and Cell 10 was used to protect national treasures, such as The Magna Carta, Doomsday book and logbooks from HMS Victory. There was a fire in C block in 1904 and although the roof was damaged the stone walls ensured the building remained intact. The prison first closed for a short time in the 1930s but reopened at the outbreak of World War 2 and remained a working prison until January 2013.
The most notorious prisoners held here were the Kray Twins! They were imprisoned here in the 1950’s due to desertion from the Army. Will the strong presence of the Kray Twins decide to join us at this event to cause as much mischief as when they were incarcerated here!
The building was a very different place in 1625, it was a house of correction but sanitation was extremely poor which lead to many diseases, Smallpox of which was very common and led to a lot of suffering. This meant that a lot of prisoners were placed in unmarked graves and still remain in the grounds today!
In 1823 a treadwheel was built and prisoners serving hard labour would serve their punishment here or by breaking stones. 40 men would tread the wheel for many hours and it would cause hernias, which would have led to a lot of pain. Will we hear the prisoners agonised cries as they continue to tread the wheel!
Between the years of 1889 and 1926, Shepton Mallet was the main site for executions in Somerset. Imagine the thoughts and feelings going through the prisoner’s minds as they awaited the day of their execution, possibly for crimes they did not even commit! The exact amount of executions is unknown, but you can guarantee it will not be a small amount.
During World War 2 the prison was taken over by the British and American government and a new brick extension was built and it was used as the condemned cell. On the first floor, gallows was erected to carry out the death penalty. Officially 18 military executions took place in this building alone. There were so many prisoners brought here during this time that huts were built in the exercise yard.