The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire
Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
The Ancient Ram inn holds the reputation of being one of the most creepiest and frightening ghost hunting locations in the UK.
This impressive 12th century inn boasts a dark and abhorrent past with evidence of devil worship and sacrificial rituals being uncovered.
The Ancient Ram Inn has been visited by a whole host of paranormal investigators from all around the world, including the Ghost Adventures team, all hoping to witness first hand the terrifying spirits that are said to inhabit inside.
This is your chance to spend six hours inside one of the countries most haunted homes investigating it’s tales of the paranormal.
Built in 1145, the Ancient Ram Inn is a former priest’s residence, inn and public house; it is also the oldest building in England’s Wotton-Under-Edge. Long before the building’s construction, its story begins in the low-lying wetlands near Potter’s Pond. This land sits on the intersection of 2 Ley Lines, areas that certain people believe contain significantly high spiritual energy. Using a map, these lines can be traced directly to England’s most famous sacred site, Stonehenge. Legend has it that the energy from Stonehenge travels the Ley Lines to feed the property’s paranormal power. Additionally, the site is home to a 5,000-year-old Pagan burial ground.
The building first housed masons, slaves and workers who were constructing St. Mary’s Church. Located directly across the street from the Ancient Ram Inn, streams on the inn’s grounds had to be diverted around the church’s site. Many believe the redirecting of water on the Ancient Ram Inn site opened up a portal for dark energy.
One of the most well-known legends surrounding this haunted English house is that of a witch who was burned at the stake. The burning occurred in the 1500s at the height of prosecutions against those who did not practice government-sanctioned Christianity. Many believe this woman’s spirit still haunts one of the Ancient Ram Inn’s rooms because she took refuge there shortly before she was captured and killed. Today this room is called the “The Witch’s Room.”
In the late 1960s, a man named John Humphries protected the building and its story by bravely making the Ancient Ram Inn his home. John bought the house in 1968, and he was introduced to the angry ghosts his first night in his new home. After going to sleep, he claims a demonic force grabbed his arm and dragged him out of bed and across the room.
Inside his home, Humphries has found evidence of ritual sacrifice and Devil worship. Even more disturbing, he discovered the skeletal remains of children under the staircase. Within the skeletons were found broken daggers, which he believes were used in a deadly ritual and then broken, so that they could never be used again.
Reported Paranormal Activity:
The Bishops room is considered to be the main focus of the haunting, with several different ghosts being sighted in this room. The ghost of a cavalier often appears in the corner of the room, before walking through the wall. The ghost of a young lady has been seen hanging from the ceiling. The ghost of a shepherd and his dog have been reported by visitors. Two monks and two nuns have been sensed by mediums in the room.
In the double bed an Incubus and a succubus have appeared depending on the gender of the sleeper. A succubus is a female demon that carries out sexual attacks on males feeding on a persons life force, like the Incubus their presence is thought to come from witchcraft or black magic rituals. When the chimney in the room was opened up black magic and satanic artefacts were found. Two men who spent the night in the room were so disturbed that they had to go to a vicar to be exorcised.
The former Bishop of Gloucester the Rt Rev John Yates, is reported to have tried and failed to exorcise it and was quoted in the Western Daily Press as saying it was “the most evil place I have ever had the misfortune to visit”.
In the Kitchen three independent diviners/dowsers have reported a well being previously located in the centre of the room. All three also felt the presence of two bodies and a malevolent force in the well. This room is known to especially effect woman, with visitors often reporting cold spot and the feeling of dizziness.
In the Witches room the spirit of a woman and a black cat have been seen and felt in this room. Paranormal investigators have caught a large amount of orbs in this room on camera and video.
In the Beaufort room a large black cat is often seen and mysterious glowing white mist has been captured on camera, bright dancing lights have also been seen and caught on camera.
In the Weavers Attic the ghost of a highwayman resides his spirit is often sensed by mediums rather than being seen, the presence of a previous land lady has also been felt in this room.
There is anecdotal evidence of devil worship having taken place at the premises and the ritual sacrifice of children. In the Men’s Kitchen area a grave was excavated and the remains of a woman and child were found. Along with there bodies knives were found, the Bristol Museum who studied the bodies and artefacts believed that they had been killed in ritual sacrifice. A man and his son who visited the Ram ran from this room screaming, after they had calmed down they reported seeing the ghostly apparition of a woman rise up out of the floor.
Your overnight ghost hunt at The Ancient Ram Inn includes:
- Limited to just 15 guests
- Vigils led by experienced investigators
- An equipment demonstration before the investigation begins
- Full use of our vast array of paranormal equipment
- Refreshments, Tea/coffee & cakes
- Lone vigils at the end of the night where time is on our side
Important factors to consider before booking:
This event may be unsuitable for people with mobility impairments due to the nature of the property being visited. Please call to check anything you might be unsure about before booking your tickets.
All remaining balances for this event will be due by Friday 22nd February 2019.