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“A night in jail is most people’s worst nightmare. For us, it’s a dream come true” Hers was Bodmin’s first private execution and the first to use the measured drop. Her ghost lays feelings of guilt and remorse on pregnant women on the 3rd and 4th floors. Children report seeing a crying woman in a long dress.

Visitors often feel despondent and a sense of desolation. Some complain of backache or splitting headaches. Ghost hunters report the most active part as the basement’s boiler room. Is Freddy Krueger there? When we visited three years

journey was peppered with: “glad we’re not on that side of the road,” “pass the Red Bull,” and “is that guy peeing in the bushes? After visiting Boscastle’s Museum of Witchcraft, we headed for Jamaica Inn and the Daphne Du Maurier Museum. It was creepy being the only tourists, especially with the ceiling creaking from people in the rooms above.

A door opened then a toilet lid was lifted. Was this a visitor? Or a toilet ghost? If any show would feature toilet ghosts, it would be Calamityville Horror. Anne Jeffries also haunts the jail. After denying witchcraft accusations, she was reputedly starved to death, which took three months. In the Naval Wing, a warden who allegedly abused prisoners, pushes women aside to drag men into cells. Sadly, we had no men for bait. Another warden, George, who died of a heart attack, wanders the jail.

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ago, a repulsive stench plagued the basement. Sonia said many ghost hunters report that smell and believe it’s a ghostly tramp. Laura Dixon from Jack and Laura’s Ghost Series joined us, along with Neen’s mum, Elaine. Neen and Elaine weren’t leaving Cardiff until 6 p.m. but we fetched Laura at 1 p.m. for a Cornwall adventure. Our

As darkness descended, we skirted the moors to Bodmin Jail. To discover a disco in the old chapel. We should have gate-crashed and busted classic Calamityville moves on the balcony. The barman guessed we were paranormal investigators. Did the cameras betray us or the crazed-eyes, drool-wiping excitement emanating from every pore?

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Our base was the crew room, the site of the jail kitchens, where we met medium, Sonia Richards. The jail’s mannequins were a Tantalus, smirking smugly inside their cells, knowing we couldn’t get to them. Like someone in Witness Protection, hiding from the Mob. We were gutted. Molesting mannequins is the only time we can be inappropriate and not be brought up on charges. We’ll find you in your dreams, mannequins. We reached the chapel and heard Uptown Funk playing in the disco, so Neen and Cat performed our Zumba routine outside the cells, proving what consummate professionals we are. We told Sonia about our crappy super power of being spirit blockers. She thought our scepticism was a barrier. Believers are more likely to experience paranormal phenomena, but we attribute this to them automatically suspecting paranormal causes whereas sceptics look for explanations. She suggested we try meditating, so we did.

Haunted Magazine #16 - Women in Paranormal Special  

Women, women, women, you can't live with them but you can get them to write the features for Haunted Magazine Issue 16, and like a female ve...

Haunted Magazine #16 - Women in Paranormal Special  

Women, women, women, you can't live with them but you can get them to write the features for Haunted Magazine Issue 16, and like a female ve...