The Jamaica Inn was recently announced as one of the most haunted inns in the UK. This old coaching inn set high up on the bleak Bodmin moor has a wealth of ghostly history attached to it. The Jamaica Inn dates back to the 1800’s and with many new attachments to it over the centuries it has never lost its original charisma.
On the approach to the Jamaica Inn you will find that often the bright Cornish sunshine is replaced by an eerie mist which shrouds the inn for the duration of our stay, making the inn feel even more isolated and desolate.
The haunted bedrooms are often described as terrifying by guests that stay there. Rooms 5 and 6 seem very calm and quiet at first glance but once you are in there for a while the atmosphere is oppressive and frightening. The same can be said for Rooms 3 and 4 apart from the fact that even the initial atmosphere is very different. Room 4 can be extremely cold even with radiators on full blast and a dark shadow is often seen to move. On our ghost hunts here we have often witnessed several spikes on the EMF meter which measures paranormal activity. In room 3 many people have said that they have felt very uneasy and had a feeling of being watched.
In the old stable block footsteps are often heard above us even when there is nobody staying in any of the rooms. This is a menacing and terrifying place said to be haunted by a spirit called Jack. He hates men and makes his presence felt. We have had some intelligent responses on the EMF and K2 meters that we use in this area along with numerous unexplained noises. A deep sigh was also heard and sadly a child’s cry, plus several taps on request.
During past events at The Jamaica Inn our group vigils in the haunted bedrooms have given us a lot of food for thought and many scares. Mirror scrying in Room 5 gave some interesting results and on occasions some extremely daunting images. In Room 3 communication was made with a spirit from the location on the Ouija Board. In the old bar table tipping gave us some intelligent taps to start, with the table eventually tilting and spinning. These rooms are definitely not for the faint hearted.
We have hear chilling cries which echoed around the court yard and on investigation there is nobody there and no explanation could be found. This is something that is said to be heard occasionally during the dead of night by guests sleeping in the rooms overlooking the court yard.
The Jamaica Inn is a contradiction in many ways. Warm, welcoming with a fantastic homely atmosphere combined with a terrorising spirit and harrowing experiences had by many.