Haunted Houses always look forward to returning to the incredible Jedburgh Castle Jail, situated on the Scottish Borders, for a frightful night of ghost hunting and we hope you are ready for a spooky night you certainly won’t forget! The jail was infamous for its terrible conditions and the cruelty that was dealt out to the prisoners so expect some extreme emotions. There was also a set of gallows where prisoners would be executed on site.
On your overnight ghost hunt you will have access to the derelict men’s wing, which is closed to the public during daytime visits; on previous visits this has been an area that has not disappointed for paranormal activity and has sent chills down anyone that has dared to enter.
Your ghost hunt at Jedburgh Castle Jail will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
Haunted Houses look forward to welcoming you at this amazing building and sharing a night that you will not forget.
Jedburgh Castle jail is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a dangerous prisoner called Edwin McArthur. Since his execution in 1855 he has been known to threaten members of the public causing them to be extremely fearful. You know when his spirit is around as you can sense a darkness in the atmosphere.
There have also been many reports of a phantom piper seen on the battlements. Doors banging and screams are also a common occurrence throughout the building and not only from the living! People often also report hearing footsteps and whistling, could this be from some prison officers who have returned to a job they loved!
Shadow figures are renowned around the building and are known to watch through cell doors, are they trying to entice you inside? The figures are especially active in a certain area, will you be able to tell us on the night which area this is by seeing them for yourself…
On a previous visit, a team member working alone to set up had a heavy cell door slam hard shutting him in, but on a speedy inspection there was nobody in sight and nobody else in that section of the building as everyone was accounted for!
Jedburgh Castle Gail was built in 1820 and stands on the original site of Jedburgh Castle. It closed its doors in 1886. It is also the only remaining example of a Howard Reform Prison.
This incredibly imposing prison is now a museum, so it recreates how the prison would have appeared when it was in use. It gives you a slight taste of how it would have been to be imprisoned here. This gives an excellent opportunity to get inside the minds of the spirits who were once kept imprisoned here.
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