A ghost buster reports he obtained rare, Goosebumps-worthy video of the last man who was hanged at one of the most rigorous and notorious Cornwall prisons.
When there's somethin' strange...in the neighborhood...who ya gonna call? Although this may have become the most popular ghost phrase on the planet, at times it is almost chilling to see the very phrase put to use. Ghost busters are surely one of the bravest men around. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, certain energies can be felt in the creepiest of ways. This is especially true for Cornish’s Bodmin Jail, where ghost chaser Tony Ferguson and wife Bev took upon a mission to see why people consider this facility one of the most haunted to date.
It is no secret that British prisons are infamously known as some of the most severe, aggressive and violent on Earth. Once the prison became a so-called landmark and was open for tourists, many took the opportunity to pay it a visit and possibly catch something unusual on camera.
For Tony, this ambitious move would end up being the eeriest and darkest quest to date.
Southampton-born, Tony, expressed special interest in this particular prison, but did not expect the hair-raising feedback he got in return. In his own words, Tony explains how the very prison building exudes a certain obscure energy. However, what startled him the most was the moment when all lighting went overly white, before a silhouette of a ghost made itself visible to the unexpected guests.
Tony, who has worked in the field for years, explains how this phantom man could be William Hampton himself. Hampton was the last prisoner to be hanged at the disciplinary facility before it was closed. Although Tony tried calling out to the unwilling spirit, the experience and thrill were short-lived.
Take a look at the video below and see what Tony managed to collect on footage:
Aside from the obvious ghostly vision, Tony testified there were various other paranormal activities, including banging, EVPs, unfamiliar noises, shadows and traces. What is more terrifying is that both Tony and his wife ended up with scratches on their body.
Aside from Tony, many staffers at the prison have confessed to other out-worldly activities in the building, and hostile ones, too.
William Hampton, was sentenced to death by hanging after he was found guilty in a Bodmin court murder trial on June 24, 1909.
As the case goes, Hampton strangled and killed his then-16-years-old girlfriend Emily Tredea.
The two were actually engaged for some time, but Emily felt she was not happy with William, hence she decided to leave. When Hampton learned of this, he felt compelled to keep her from leaving, thus killing her in the spot.
He turned himself to the authorities and
was hanged on July 20, 1909. The prison was first established in 1735, and up
until 1909, roughly 60 people were executed. The prison’s saw its last glory at
the beginning of the 20th century and was later dismissed as
Based on materials mirror.co.uk