Inside the former prison that’s consider one of Britain’s most haunted places

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Inside the former prison that’s consider one of Britain’s most haunted places

Shrewsbury Prison, in Shropshire, was in operation from 1793 until 2013, and was recently ranked by BBC Radio 4 as one of the most chilling places

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Shrewsbury Prison, in Shropshire, was in operation from 1793 until 2013, and was recently ranked by BBC Radio 4 as one of the most chilling places for ghost hunters to set foot in. Back in the Victorian era mass crowds would gather to watch public executions, with some of those sentenced to death for the crime of stealing sheep.

These outdoor gruesome events would see members of the public gather hours beforehand to get the best viewing spot and even obtain posters as souvenirs.

One of the most famous ghost sightings reported is of the ‘shadow man’, who is said to lurk in the prison’s A wing.

No one knows what his face looks like but the shadowy silhouette of this mysterious figure, believed to be an ex-officer, has been reported on several occasions.

These outdoor gruesome events would see members of the public gather hours beforehand to get the best viewing spot and even obtain posters as souvenirs.

One of the most famous ghost sightings reported is of the ‘shadow man’, who is said to lurk in the prison’s A wing.

No one knows what his face looks like but the shadowy silhouette of this mysterious figure, believed to be an ex-officer, has been reported on several occasions.

Unmarked graves were also created to bury those who died at HMP Shrewsbury.

In 1972, the remains of 10 unnamed inmates were discovered and exhumed during a redevelopment of the site, nine were cremated and one body was identified and handed over to their relatives.



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