‘Increased paranormal activity’ recorded at Bodmin Prison in Cornwall
People who have visited Cornwall’s former prison have come forward after claiming to have experienced or witnessed paranormal phenomena.
The photo of a ghost – described as a ‘restless’ woman – which was recently released by Bodmin Jail’s paranormal team has sparked remarkable stories and images from visitors recounting and documenting their paranormal experiences at the prison.
The photo was taken right after the lockdown, when the main attraction was quiet and paranormal director Kirsten Honey and her daughter were taking photos for the paranormal tour and the After Dark experience.
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Kirsten said: The photo was meant to be of me, but my daughter Daniella captured something much more interesting instead.
The photo shows the image of a woman dressed in old-fashioned clothes.
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“It’s definitely not me,” Kirsten said. “There have been numerous sightings of an old woman, witch-like appearance, seen within the walls of Bodmin Prison. She doesn’t reside in the same place, she wanders the hallways and we may have been in the same place at the same time. I would say it is a shining example of transfiguration.
Transfiguration is a complete change of state to something more spiritual, and it can be induced or occur randomly when the energy between a spirit and a mortal is at the same level.
Kirsten said, “I am very far-sighted. It’s part of my job and I connect to the paranormal every day. My daughter just captured it at random on camera, perfectly.
The paranormal experience took place in the naval wing of the prison. This is an area that has often been at the center of paranormal experiences and where many inmates were confined.
During its tenure as a prison, Bodmin Prison housed approximately 35,000 inmates; men, women and children, and carried out a total of 55 executions.
The building housed the most violent, tormented and mentally ill in the region. Some have committed petty crimes, but have been sentenced to cruel, vengeful and ruthless sentences by local Cornish magistrates taking care of their own aristocracy. Even young children were incarcerated in the prison.
Many prisoners, frail when they entered prison, have never survived the torture and imprisonment that are part of its dark, intriguing and sinister history, while others have died by hanging a distressing and often violent way.
Kirsten said the prison was built of Cornish granite, rich in quartz crystal. Some claim it is a conduit to the spirit world. According to the paranormal investigator, the quartz crystal combined with a number of inmates buried within the confines of the prison is a recipe for increased paranormal activity.
She says the prison walls are home to the highest level of paranormal activity in the UK.
Prison staff, visitors and contractors all experienced amazing visits in one form or another. One of the comments on the social media post came from Emma Campbell, who lives in Totnes and has witnessed paranormal activity in the prison.
She says, “I was born with a gift and I am fortunate to be able to see and hear things that others cannot. Bodmin Prison is the only place I have investigated with such a level of paranormal activity.
“I saw a lady in a white blouse, black apron, stood in a low, yellow haze at the end of a hallway. I heard a heavy door slam, no one around, a growl in the kitchen, and when I read that a young boy had been jailed for stealing bread, I cried.
“As I walked up the winding stairs, I saw a young boy, blond hair, round glasses and a hand on the railing. He was looking me straight in the eye.”
Another visitor said he saw a woman hanged between bars and another said his partner heard a baby cry in the prison which was closed at the time.
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