The Skirrid Inn Paranormal Investigation | Ghost Hunting (Evidence Captured)

The Skirrid Inn Paranormal Investigation | Ghost Hunting (Evidence Captured)

August 18, 2019 100 By William Hollis


How many spirits are inside the Inn? Executions are said to take place here Hey guys, thanks for tuning in to Amy’s Crypt tonight I’m coming at you from the oldest Inn in Wales Which is probably also one of the country’s most Haunted places, The Skirrid Inn. I am going to be spending the night here and I actually have the entire building to myself So I’m going to give you a really good tour go over this places ghost stories a bit of its dark history And of course we’re going to do a paranormal investigation. So stay tuned The Skirrid Inn lies in the South of Wales, it has a history that dates back over 900 years and the building itself is rumoured to have been built sometime in the 1100s. The building has been used for lots of various purposes but the most sinister of those was as a courthouse and gallows. So the room that I’m spending the night in and where I’m sitting right now is actually the old courthouse which has been converted into a bedroom now. Many many people were tried here and many people were executed. It’s actually rumoured that about 180 people were hanged here at The Skirrid Inn. Now what makes that stat even a little creepier is the fact that the original hanging beam still exists on the property today and you can see the wear and tear of the noose rope on this, grooves and rope burns are still imprinted on the wood today. There’s also still present the prisoner holding cell on the staircase where many of these hangings took place. Knowing a little bit of the dark history of The Skirrid Inn makes it really easy to see why there are so many ghost stories associated with this building. Now one of the really famous ghost stories here Is that a former hanging judge, Judge Jefferies. He still resides within the property. His apparition is commonly seen on the upper floors. There is another darker more malevolent presence that’s often described as being a little bit evil which hangs out on the staircase where a lot of these hangings took place and that is of a former hangman who’s often described as a big, dark shadow figure, very looming and intimidating. The ghost of another man known as John Crowther is also thought to Haunt the scared in John was executed back in the day for stealing sheep and was actually the last man executed in Wales for this type of crime. Downstairs we have the ghost of a priest who is known to be Henry Vaughn. He is said to look after the property. We also have another ghost that of a woman who used to work at the Inn. Her name was Fanny Price, and she died here of consumption sometime in the 18th century. She is thought to haunt the upper floor where the bedrooms are primarily room number 2 and number 3. I’m staying in room 2 tonight, so I’m very excited about that. There are so many more ghost stories here at The Skirrid Inn. There has been poltergeist activity with glasses being thrown and smashed. There has been phantom footsteps and whispers out of nowhere. There’s been shadow figures seen, there has been people overcome with dizziness whilst ascending the stairs and probably the scariest of all is visitors experiencing the sensation of being choked or developing rope burns suddenly on their necks. Hey guys, I want to do start the tour of the haunted Skirrid Inn right here at the entry This is the studded oak entry door. It is actually original to the building and the wood on it has been carbon dated to believed to be about 1500 years old. Then as we walk in here, this is the main part of the pub. We’ve got this old bell here for last call. And the sign declaring the oldest Inn of Wales. There’s supposed to be a bit of paranormal activity that occurs down here as well Shadow figures are common and I just spoke to one of the staff members here named John. He said one night there was a flare-up of the fire which led a lot of smoke and such into the room so they had to clear out the pub of all the patrons and Later on in the night while he was having a drink and just assessing the damage he heard a person cough behind him even though he was the only living person here at the spirit Ian a couple of cool haunted newspaper articles. Don’t know if many of you – I’m guessing a lot of people know and have heard about the ghost show Most Haunted. They actually came here – Love the show or hate it, they do go to some awesome locations and I’m excited to be at this one. In the show they spoke of The Devil’s cup. I dunno if its this one? Ugh. The legend is they leave it half full for the devil or something. So I should also mention that we are completely alone in this building we have it to ourselves We’re going to lock ourselves down hand side and spend the night here So this is a another dining hall There’s some kind of ghostly photos on the fireplace here. Don’t know what’s with this one It’s pretty cool There’s so much to look at here. It’s just a really cool place if you’re ever in the area definitely come and check it out Good beer and good food as well. All right guys I’m currently sitting in the downstairs Pub area I am going to try and do a spirit box here. It is thought to be quite haunted here and hopefully we can make contact with some of the spirits here at The Skirrid Inn. My name is Amy. Is there anyone in this room who wishes to communicate with us? Could you please tell me your name? I heard it say Amy. You heard Amy? Yeah, a few times. Are you saying my name? Can you say it again? If you have said my name, can you tell me yours? So since it’s really quiet down here I’m going to try to do an EVP session as well just a really quick one There is a little bit of background noise, which is a clock up here But it’s very consistent and I’ll be able to distinguish that during my playback which I’ll do live straight after this recording Hello, my name is Amy, are there any spirits here that wish to communicate if so, please come close to me and say something During this EVP session a strange sound was captured which we didn’t hear at the time Could this be a spirit trying to communicate? Listen to the replay and let me know what you think in the comments below This here leads to the Beer Garden and Hanging Beam. So I think I mentioned earlier that the original hanging beam is still here. It might be hard to see on camera But if we come over this side, you can actually see where the rope Has kind of worn the wood here, which is pretty damn creepy the other creepy thing It keeps getting me. It keeps scaring me Not only is there a noose, but if Jarrad swings around behind him There is the creepiest statue man on the stairs and every single time you turn your back He is there looking at you. I Haven’t decided if I like him yet or not So looking up we have this noose here, which is just for show Wait, if you look up you can see a space where a makeshift beam is hanging now And you can kind of see the length of how far it can drop right Did you hear that? I just heard like a door closed I Cant tell if its upstairs or downstairs. This here is actually a former prisoner. So I don’t have my torch on me, but we’ll come back here later So are we currently standing on the staircase off The Skirrid Inn. It’s one of the freakiest places in the pub behind us is the prisoners’ cell so and Jarrad has very bravely volunteered You volunteered for this right? He’s gonna go inside by himself and I am gonna lock him in the dark. Go on get to it, b I’m gonna be honest though. I think that I drew the short end of the straw Because I have to hang out here with this guy It looks like they use it for storage now. I can see him, too. I’m not feeling anything… Should I be? Hello What’s with the shoe and the bear? I dunno, trigger objects? Can I come out yet? That was like 30 seconds Jarrad! Well, nothing was happening, so… Now I do have access to all of the bedrooms here there are three of them I’ll take you to look around. So this is bedroom one This back in the day would have been connected with bedroom two, which will make some more sense when I take you through but it was the original court room So a lot of the court cases and hearings Would have gone on here. So this is actually joined to the next room If you follow me around here This place this room is actually really cool it has an awesome looking bathroom Now it looks cool and unique but this was actually also a prisoner cell holding area for those waiting to be executed. We are currently in the bathroom of room 1 which is a former prison cell I Swear, I just heard someone whisper in my ear here. So I think this is a good spot Kinda giving me the chills now too. I think this will be a good spot for a Spirit Box session. Yeah, I’ve got goosebumps on my legs Sorry if my legs a bit hairy *laughs Hi, my name is Amy is there anybody in this room who wants to communicate? Ok, I am gonna leave it at that. I feel normal again now, so. Think if there was anything in this room, maybe it’s gone now So we’ll go now into room two, which is where I’m sleeping tonight this is the other half of what would have been the court room. Just Imagine this wall not being here Sorry, the grounds super the creaky Very old building. This right here is the bed inside the room – it is again part of the courthouse Also where Fanny prices said to haunt quite frequently, so we’re going to try spirit box Probably an EVP in here – so let’s flick the light off and give it a go. Is there anybody in this room who wishes to communicate? If you’re trying to talk to me can you come close and tell me your name Is this Fanny Price – can you give us a sign? Are you happy to be here? So I do feel like I am hearing a lot of noises. This is an old building , if you look down you can literally see the drop through the floorboards. Now this is bedroom number three And this is where Fanny Price is said to usually hang out. Now I’ve moved into room three, which is another of Fanny Price’s favorite rooms so I’m gonna try another spirit box session here Hello there any spirits around that want to talk? My name is Amy and I am looking for Fanny *Giggles* Why is this your favorite room How many spirits are inside the Inn? Who am I talking with Freezing in here I don’t feel cold at all And you’re saying you feel cold. Yeah, really cold. It’s freezing I’m warm Let me come over by you. Im standing in front of the door like maybe it’s wafting in from outside Next to this weird arch thing Yeah right here Right here So I am still in Room three and I just got a really good response on my spirit box So I’m going to try an EVP recording right now Hello, this is Amy again Fanny or any other spirits. If you are here, could you please come close and say something to me? All right guys, I’m now in the stairwell just to reiterate I can’t actually go any higher Above me is attic space, which is blocked off because the floor is very dangerous and then we’ve also got this beam just behind me here and That is a hanging beam. It’s not an original hanging beam. It’s just been replaced to hang this you know novelty noose from But this is where it likely would have hung the real one so Executions are said to take place here I think that this is a good time to try and reach out to Judge Jefferies and Even the very scary hangman that hangs around here. So we’re going to try a Spirit Box My name is Amy. Is there anybody around that wants to talk? Judge Jefferies are you around? Do I have a hangman with me today? Thank you guys so much for watching I hope that you enjoyed this video as much as I did filming it The Skirrid Inn is a really creepy really cool location that I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity to investigate Please leave me a comment below If you notice anything creepy in this video that I might have missed if you did like watching this video though Please hit the thumbs up, please hit subscribe that way you can keep taking you to these creepy spots if you want a little bit more reading on these scary in head to AmysCrypt.com but remember guys until next time stay spooky