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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The Haunting of Bron Y Garth Hospital, Wales

Wales

Opened as a workhouse in 1839, Bron Y Garth was to accumulate a history so dark and traumatic, many claim it to be one of the most haunted places in Wales. This institution was originally built to hold 150 individuals, providing the poor, destitute and homeless with lodging in return for laborious work. The terrible and harsh living conditions of the workhouse were the final resort for so many and it wouldn’t take long for […]

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Haunting of Jedburgh Castle Jail, Scotland

Jedburgh, Scotland

Sitting in the small town of Jedburgh, right along the Scottish border, is a prison that at first glance, appears more of a castle than an actual jail. Opened in 1823, the Jedburgh Castle Jail was built in the image of a former castle, which had once sat on the same land hundreds of years earlier. That 12th century castle was eventually demolished by the Scots in 1409 after a turbulent lifetime of battles between […]

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Haunted Mansion: Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales

Swansea, Wales

Craig Y Nos Castle is claimed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Wales. It has sat in the picturesque countryside, a striking gothic building, since it was built in 1842. Though a beautiful sight to behold, the mansion does have a dark past and one that is riddled with ghostly legend. Originally built by Captain Powell, a wartime surgeon, the home was said to be cursed from its beginning. Soon after the […]

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Haunting of Spike Island: Ghosts of Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Spike Island has been compered to Alcatraz for its use as a prison and dark history, but in reality, Spike Island may be far more haunted. The island sits just off the coast fo Cork, Ireland and stands at a mammoth size, spanning 103 acres. It originally started its life as a monastic settlement, but today the land is dominated by the massive Fort Mitchel, built in the 1770s. During times of war, this impressive […]

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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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Ghosts of the Edinburgh Vaults: Haunted Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland is claimed to be one of the most haunted cities in the United Kingdom. A beautiful place, lined with busy streets, but lying just beneath this glorious façade is a series of dark chambers with a brutal history dating back hundreds of years, known as the vaults. The Edinburgh Vaults were constructed in the late 1700s underneath the city’s South Bridge, which was built to connect different areas and increase accessibility within Edinburgh. […]

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