The release of movie box office sensation Paranormal Activity in the UK last week will have brought many superstitious imaginations to life. Sparking questions on whether ghosts exist, a Scottish landmark in the heart of Argyll offers the opportunity to see how ghosts are really caught on camera.
Ghost Hunting events open to the public take place throughout the year at Argyll’s 19th century courthouse and prison – Inveraray Jail. 6000 men, women and children were tried and served sentences in the jail between 1820 and 1889. Today, it is a popular visitor attraction and museum. Unexplained sightings and unusual activity recorded by visitors, staff and paranormal investigators suggest that the establishment is haunted. With a history of depression, torture, death and damnation and a haunting reputation, the jail was recently an obvious venue for TV programme Most Haunted earlier this year.
Arriving at 10pm at the eerie jail, just off the banks of the misty Loch Fyne, brave event goers are greeted by Ghost Events Scotland, Scotland’s leading paranormal events company. The opportunity to communicate with the traumatised spirits of old prisoners – without the gimmicks – begins.
The Ghost Hunting nights start with a walk around the location with one of Ghost Events Scotland”s Psychic Mediums in search for spiritual presences. The lights go out and the event continues in the dark with interactive experiments which include filmed vigils, trigger object experiments, Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) experiments and a variety of other ghost hunting gadgets. Ending at 4am, participants look back at the recordings to see the results.
Mark Turner, Paranormal Investigator at Ghost Events said: “We have carried out investigations for several years now at Inveraray Jail. We are starting to notice several patterns in our findings particularly with the noises and sounds we have recorded. The jail certainly has a high level of paranormal activity in comparison with many other sites we have visited around Scotland. This nation is blessed with such rich history so it’s the ideal place to search old buildings and historic landmarks for evidence of the afterlife amid the countless reports of paranormal activity.”
Most of our staff at Inveraray Jail have their own stories on ghostly sightings and unexplained activity around the jail and many visitors share with us their stories and pictures, from a feeling they got in a certain room to an unexplained object in their photograph. Cell 10 is the one to watch!
For further details or to book event tickets please visit www.inverarayjail.co.uk or www.ghostevents.co.uk