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Sat, 31 Aug


Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet Prison Ghost Hunt

Shepton Mallet Prison is said to be the most haunted jail in the world... Come and investigate with Barri Ghai to see what lurks behind the high prison walls, and the now abandoned cells.

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Shepton Mallet Prison Ghost Hunt
Shepton Mallet Prison Ghost Hunt

Time & Location

31 Aug 2024, 21:00 – 01 Sept 2024, 03:00

Shepton Mallet, Frithfield Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LU, UK


About the Event

An EXCLUSIVE chance to personally join Barri Ghai for a night of professional paranormal investigation at the world's most haunted prison on SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2024. 

The event begins promptly at 9pm with a brief welcome presentation delivered by Barri. This will be followed by a Q&A session and the paranormal investigation. 

At 10:00pm guests will then be divided into 4 teams and investigate the many different areas of the prison with Barri and lead investigators from Ghostfinder Paranormal Events. Groups and team leaders will rotate areas so you will all get to work with Barri. The investigation element will run from 10:00pm until 02:00am with regular breaks and opportunities to speak with Barri and the team.  Between 2am and 3am guests will have the opportunity to investigate the prison cells alone. 

Barri will be using the latest in paranormal technology and equipment during this event. This may include the REM Pod, Spirit Box, ANC Devices, XCAM SLS 1.5, Ovilus V, Proximity Sensors, MEL Meters, ITC Applications and more. 

A select number of tickets will be made available for this paranormal event so please book quickly to avoid disappointment. 

About Shepton Mallet Prison

HMP Shepton Mallet in Somerset was closed in 2013 and now lies abandoned. This once lifer prison operated as the oldest jail in England and housed the most hardened and dangerous of criminals including the notorious Kray Twins in the 1950s.

The corridors are now empty and the prison cells devoid of life but the essence of those men and women who were incarcerated here still remains strong. Originally built as a House of Correction in 1625 this prison has a truly terrifying and macabre history.

Much of what has taken place here was brutal and inhumane. In the 17th and 18th Centuries the men, women and children who were imprisoned here lived in the most horrific conditions where they were left to starve in cramped, disease-ridden cells. It is reported that former inmates lie in unmarked graves throughout the massive grounds. Seven executions took place at the prison between 1889 and 1926 but the full number of executions that occurred here prior to this is still unknown.

In the second world war it was adapted as a military prison and used by the British and the Americans. By the end of 1944 sixteen Americans had been hanged and 2 shot by firing squads for crimes that included rape and murder.

Shepton Mallet prison is deemed to be the world's most haunted former prison. Are you brave enough to find out?

Today there are numerous reports from visitors and staff of apparitions, shadow figures, disembodied voices, light anomalies, phantom footsteps and poltergeist activity.

Directions and Parking 

There is a small prison car park and Great Ospry pay and display car park nearby. However parking is available outside on the street. Parking witihin the Prison is for team only and Blue Badge Holders. 

Additional Details

Unlimited hot and cold refreshments will be available on the night including a variety of light snacks.

This location has some disabled access, but there are areas with several stairs and no lift in operation. 

Location Address: 

Shepton Mallet Prison

Frithfield Lane Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 5LU


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  • Shepton Mallet Ghost Hunt

    Admit 1 adult to Shepton Mallet Prison with Barri Ghai

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