HMP Gloucester - Haunted History

HM Prison Gloucester

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

HM Prison Gloucester in the West of England opened in 1791 to house some of the UK's most notorious criminals. Since its closure, paranormal investigators have dubbed it one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.

In the prison's early days over 100 executions were carried out, the prisoners bodies were buried within the prison, to this day not all have been found. 

The prison closed in 2013 and runs public tours and paranormal events. Many visitors claim the prison is haunted by a woman called Jenny, it's said she was murdered in the 15th century on the land where the prison was later built. Now her spirit roams that land in search of her killer, her ghosts is said to have been seen by many prisoners and guards.

In 1969 a group of inmates conducted a séance in cell 25 of A Wing in an attempt to contact the ghost of Jenny and got more than they bargained for when books and even a flowerpot were thrown around the cell by a supernatural force.

This wasn't the last time the inmates saw Jenny, just a few days later her disembodied hand appeared to the convict inhabiting cell 25, it pointed directly at him before vanishing as suddenly as it appeared, earning cell 25 the reputation of being the most haunted part of the 200 year old building.

Staff and prisoners have reported hearing knocks and bangs throughout the prison's buildings, as well as slamming doors and shadowy figures which have mostly been sighted in C Wing, a newer part of the prison that was built in the 1970s.
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