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Ruthin Gaol Ghost Hunt

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Ruthin Gaol - Carchar Rhuthun

Clwyd Street

Ruthin

LL15 1HP

United Kingdom

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A house of correction has stood on the current site of Ruthin Gaol since the 17th Century. Work started on Ruthin County Gaol as it now stands in 1775 and by 1805 it had four cells for general prisoners and nine rooms for debtors. By 1837 the Gaol could hold 37 prisoners but following the Prisons Act of 1865, plans were drawn up for a new four-storey wing in the style of London's Pentonville Prison, accommodating up to 100 prisoners. On April 1st 1878, Ruthin County Gaol became HM Prison Ruthin, covering the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Merionethshire. Ruthin Gaol ceased operation as a prison in 1916 when the prisoners and staff were transferred to Shrewsbury. Denbighshire County Council purchased the buildings in 1926 and during the Second World War, it was used as a munitions factory.
According to historical records, only one person was actually executed at the gaol (although, of course, many other prisoners died here over the years). William Hughes of Denbigh, aged 42, was hanged here in 1903 for the murder of his wife. Another infamous character to have spent time at the Gaol was John Jones, better known as Coch Bach y Bala, a kleptomaniac and poacher who spent over 30 years as an inmate at different prisons. He escaped from Ruthin Gaol twice; but during the second escape, following seven days of living rough, he was shot in the leg by one of his pursuers and died from shock and blood loss.
Is Ruthin Gaol Haunted?
Like many other gaols across the country where instances of great misery and torment took place, there are tales of paranormal activity at Ruthin Gaol: Audible phenomena has been reported on many occasions with people reporting sounds of doors slamming, the jingling of keys, children’s laughter and unexplained moans and groans.... There are also many reports of people being touched by invisible hands and unexplained feelings of being followed or watched are commonplace here. Mediums over the years have sensed the presence of many spirits: Prison warders - male and female – inmates, and even small children. Ruthin Gaol has something to offer every brave Ghost Hunter but be warned - it is not for the faint hearted!

Are you brave enough to investigate this haunted gaol during the dead of night?

What's included -

The investigation will commence at 9pm and will end around 2:00am. (Guests to arrive by 8:45pm)

*You will have the opportunity to partake in investigation experiments such as:
Table Tipping
Seance
Glass swirling
Ouija
Dowsing
Scrying etc

You will also be able to use K2 meters, Infra red thermometers, Sensor alarms and Ghost boxes
*Unlimited hot Refreshments

Cost £45 pp (There will be a small booking fee when paying through Event brite)

Terms and conditions are available at www.hauntedencounters.co.uk

There are a strictly limited number of spaces on this ghost hunt, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

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Ruthin Gaol - Carchar Rhuthun

Clwyd Street

Ruthin

LL15 1HP

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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