Haunted Prisons and Jails

 
 


Napoleonic Prisoners

Location: Princetown (Devon) - Prison burial ground
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A burial place for French POWs, their shades still lurk in the area.


 
 


Monk

Location: Redditch (Hereford & Worcester) - Blackhill (or Brockhill) Women’s Prison, on the grounds of Hewell Grange
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: Several people reported seeing a ghost in a habit pass through a wall inside the prison complex. Staff at the prison have also reported feeling 'uneasy' at night.


 
 


Self Locking Door

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Lollards Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Thought to contain the spirits of many a former prisoner, one door in particular is renowned for locking and unlocking itself.


 
 


White Lady

Location: Shepton Mallet (Somerset) - Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: Believed by staff at the prison to be the ghost of a woman executed there during the seventeenth century, this female presence was blamed for every cold spot and freak gust of wind within the building.


 
 


Small White Dog

Location: Stretton (Rutland) - Stocken Hall Farm (now part of an open prison?)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: This pallid mutt was seen by many people on the site who would try to interact with it, only realising it was a ghost when it vanished before they could touch it. The building was also home to a woman in black who would be seen moving quickly down a corridor, and a ghostly hanging body that dangled from a tree on the grounds.


 
 


Annie

Location: SW18 (Greater London) - Wandsworth Prison
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Dressed in grey, Annie is sometimes seen by prisoners and staff alike drifting around the corridors of the building.


 
 


Shipman?

Location: Wakefield (Yorkshire) - HMP Wakefield Prison, cell D336
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 2007
Further Comments: The Argus newspaper reported that Harold Shipman's former cell is reputedly haunted by the serial killer, though staff at the prison attribute the 'scary noises' to men in nearby cells.


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