The Skirrid Mountain Inn – The Haunting

The Skirrid Mountain Inn - The Haunting

Some believe that this delightful old Welsh inn dates back further than 1110 when records show that a certain John Crowther was executed inside the building.

He was (apparently) caught steeling local sheep and hung from one of the beams inside the main room of the inn.

Over the next 8 centuries a total of 182 similar criminals would meet the same fate as good old John Crowther.

Execution does seem a bit of a dark tactic for a local inn to employ but ‘way back when’ the building also doubled up as a local courthouse.

The executions were still taking place until half way through the 19th century when a new set of owners decided that enough was enough. It was time to concentrate on getting people pissed instead!

The Spirits

With so many shady characters meeting their end within the walls of this building there is bound to be a certain paranormal echo resonating throughout.

The spirits of those executed in the inn often make their presences known in a rather direct and frightening manner.

The Spirits

A strange and overwhelming sensation has effected many visitors to the inn in recent times.

They often report the feeling of something cold being slipped over their neck before their lungs lock up – they are unable to breathe until they manage to break free from the malign grip.

These frightened customers often display bruised rope burn marks around their necks days after the disturbing experience.

The Lady of The Inn

A unknown lady also haunts the inn but is a much less threatening entity. Although never seen, she is both felt and heard by staff and patrons as she frequently rustles past them.

Her presence always coincides with a distinct drop in temperate within the inn walls.

In the mid 90’s a live radio broadcast took place in the inn which involved a well known local medium. He claimed that he was in the presence of a young lady that actually died in the inn of consumption many years before.

The landlady at the time was not really a believer in the paranormal but she thanked the medium for his time in a polite manner – she could not prove or disprove his statements.

Abergavenny as seen from the Monmouthshire Canal 2014, with the Skirrid in the centre of the picture
Abergavenny as Seen From The Monmouthshire Canal 2014, With The Skirrid Mountain in The Center of The Picture

Several months later a couple turned up at the inn and started to ask the same landlady questions about the former owners.

They were in the process of researching their family tree and one of their bloodlines led to the inn.

The landlady discovered that one of their ancestors was named Harry Price and his wife had died whilst living in the inn of consumption. She was in her early thirties.

She then discovered that this same wife was buried in a local graveyard where she still lays to this day.

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The Ancient Ram Inn Ghosts

The Ancient Ram Inn Ghosts

In the village of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, sits what is thought to be the most haunted Bed and Breakfast inn on the planet.

​The Ancient Ram Inn ghosts have been tormenting their paying customers for decades now and they don’t look like stopping anytime soon…

The 12th Century Inn

Over the years there have been reports of over 20 entities terrorizing the Inn’s inhabitants.

The building itself is thought to have been constructed on an ancient pagan burial ground that was famous for child sacrifice and extreme devil worshiping.

Presently, Caroline Humphries, whose family has lived in the Ram Inn for nearly half a century, is the owner of the tormented building.

She claims to be doing really well out of the business due to paranormal enthusiasts being desperate to catch a few night’s stay at the inn.

The 12th Century Inn

The Happenings

Over the last few decades there have been numerous reports of guests running for their cars in the middle of the night.

Most of them claim to have been awoken be bedroom furniture levitating around the room, in some cases visitors were actually pinned down to their bed!

There are also a handful of reports that concern the apparition of a little girl. She is often seen walking slowly down the inn’s hallways looking straight through the paying guests.

The first floor of the inn has seen several paying customers jump from open windows. Nobody has yet been hurt but one must wonder what drove them to jump from this height and what they were trying to escape?

Several years ago a rather confident ghost hunter decided to get to the truth behind the paranormal activity and stay there for a night.

He was halfway through his night investigation when he felt an incredible force push up against him. When he turned around the wooden beams of the medieval house started to rock violently leaving him grabbing onto the walls crying silently to himself.

Other ghost hunters have had success with capturing spirit’s voices on their devices – a child’s terrifying scream and a demonic male voice booming “get out”.

The Humphries

Ms Humphries, 51, claims that when she was a teenage girl she was completely petrified of the family home.

It got so bad at one point that she decided to sleep out in the caravan positioned on the back yard of the inn.

Throughout her youth she got used to being woken up by screaming customers running for their cars in the middle of the night.

People had told her that they’d seen a high priestess sitting in one of the bedrooms, objects move and spin, and heard ghosts of murdered children screaming and crying in one specific bedroom.

The first night the family moved into the house her father, john, was pulled straight out of the bed and across the room.

After this initial incident he decided to research the building further and was horrified to discover that it was built on top of an ancient burial ground.

A few years later he decided to update the building with a few modern renovations. He was shocked to discover small child-like bones and sacrificial daggers in the earth beneath the building!

The Humphries have considered selling the house on several occasions but they know deep down in their hearts that nobody would buy it…

Would you?