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Ghost Hunter Laura Sian Dixon takes us on a journey of her TOP 10 HAUNTED LOCATIONS.


I’ll start off with Drakelow Tunnels in Worcestershire, which I went to last June. I’ve chosen to include this place in my top 10 not because of the activity we experienced (which was pretty much non-existent apart from a few odd noises), but because of the place itself. Built as a shadow factory in the Second World War and intended as a nuclear bunker in the threat of a nuclear attack in the Cold War, Drakelow Tunnels is a very eerie place. It has all the right ingredients for a horror film; miles of pitch black tunnels that all look the same, leaving you confused as to where you are, small empty rooms with the glass windows smashed in, and medical records still left in offices. It reminded me of the Slenderman game! Although our night lacked activity, (reports include cold spots, a strange mist, and the sound of 1940’s music) I would still recommend it. But make sure you don’t go off on your own, or you may find yourself lost and cowering in a dark corner!

9: BODMIN JAIL Last summer myself and the Camalityville Horror girls (YouTube/RavensRetreat) had the chance to have 18th century Bodmin Jail to ourselves for the night, just the 5 of us, and we even got to sleep there! It’s the derelict naval wing, built in the mid 1800’s to accommodate extra prisoners who wouldn’t fit in the already over populated jail, which we found the most eventful. It’s said to be haunted by an aggressive prison guard. We’ve caught an EVP in the naval wing of a man saying “be careful” just before we were about split up into separate cells. Soon after, a member of our group ran out of her cell saying she’d seen a dark figure in the corner. Could this have been the same person who told us to “be careful?”

8: SAVOY THEATRE, MONMOUTH The Savoy Theatre in Monmouth is the oldest working theatre in Wales, built in the mid 1800’s. In October 2014 I joined South Bristol Paranormal on an investigation. We didn’t get much investigation time at this place, but it’s a place I wouldn’t mind going back to, to experience more! Whilst sat in the stalls overlooking the stage, we played 1940’s music to try and encourage some activity. It wasn’t long before something heavy got thrown from the stage into our direction, but after looking around on the floor and between the seats, we found nothing. I also took this strange picture…. There was no light coming from the stage, and no torch light shining onto it, so I have no idea of what this strange blue light could be…