Haunting of the Old Derby Gaol

Derby, England

Most wouldn’t even know this place existed, tucked away in the depths of an unsuspecting building, sits the remains of the Old Derby Gaol in Friar Gate. A place of imprisonment dating back to 1756. Many have perished in the building’s underground cells, as well as its surroundings. Whether that be from rampant disease, murder, suicide or even the hangman’s noose- since many executions were conducted here under England’s infamous Bloody Code. This code named […]

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The Haunting of 30 East Drive and the Black Monk of Pontefract

Pontefract, England

In August of 1966 Joe and Jean Pritchard would move into an unsuspecting house with their two teenage children (Philip and Diane), that house was located at 30 East Drive, Pontefract and would become one of the most infamous haunted homes in the United Kingdom. It wouldn’t take long before strange experiences were had by this family, within the typical semi-detached home, thrusting the property into the media spotlight and causing many stories to swirl […]

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Ghosts of the Galleries of Justice: Haunted Nottingham

Nottingham, England

Originally called the Shire Hall and County Gaol, the Galleries of Justice (now named the National Justice Museum) has sat in place for hundreds of years. The first documented use of this site as a court of law dates back to 1375, when Edward III was in rule. This historic location also contains a prison dating to the 1400s and a cave system, which is likely much older than the site’s first documented use and […]

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Paranormal Investigation at the Haunted Shrewsbury Prison

England

In the unsuspecting town of Shrewsbury, England lies the remnants of a prison that is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United Kingdom. Her Majesty’s Shrewsbury Prison sits upon endless tunnels and corridors of what remains of the former Georgian era prison that once stood in its place.   The original Georgian era prison was built in 1793, though it wouldn’t stick around long, following severe overcrowding and declining conditions […]

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Ghosts of the Haunted Oxford Prison

Oxford, England

The Oxford Castle is a foreboding fortress nestled in the heart of England’s Oxfordshire, that not only once served as a stronghold, but also as one of the most notorious prisons in medieval England. Harsh conditions faced by inmates, royal rivalries and executions have left an imprint in time that has led many to consider Oxford Castle to be one of the most haunted places in the United Kingdom. The castle itself is over 1000 […]

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The Haunted Steelhouse Lane Lockup, Birmingham

Birmingham, England

Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-up is an old prison dating to the 1890s. The facility closed in 2016 and today holds the West Midland’s Police Museum. During its operational years the prison acted more as a remand center, holding prisoners for short time periods while they were processed through the court system, which was conveniently adjoined to the prison via an underground tunnel. It is rumored to have seen over one million prisoners pass through its […]

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Haunted Hellfire Caves – The REAL Hellfire Club

West Wycombe, England

Many fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things may not realize that the Hellfire Club was actually a real secret society that existed during the 18th century. Possibly an inspiration for the writers, the actual Hellfire Club has a much darker and sinister place in history than the innocent Dungeons and Dragons fan club depicted on the show – The real Hellfire Club is shrouded in darkness, mystery, superstition and rumors of cult-like rituals, satanic worship and […]

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Clifford’s Tower a Haunted Massacre Site: Ghosts of York, England

York, England

York is claimed by many to be one of the most haunted cities in England. It is a place filled with history from a dark past, yet there is one site that is far bloodier than the rest. Clifford’s Tower is a massive stone edifice that watches over York from the height of a great mound. The tower is actually the old keep of York Castle and originally built in 1068 under the orders of […]

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