The Jamaica Inn is said to be one of the most haunted inns in the UK. Built as a coaching house in 1750 the inn is located on Bodmin Moor,
Jamaica Inn doesnt have the reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Britain for no reason.
‘Resident’ ghosts include:-
- The ghost of a highwayman in a three cornered hat who walks through doors and walls to guests horror !!
- The spirit of a mother with a baby who inhabits the mirror in room five- which is said to have been captured on camera.
- The figure believed to be that of a Murdered smuggler who paces around the courtyard in the middle of the night.
- The shadow of a man hanging by his neck from a tree!
- Staff have heard conversations uttered in a foreign tongue which is thought to be old Cornish language.
- The eirie sound of horses hooves and the sound of cart wheels turning on the cobbles of the courtyard.
- The most active paranormal parts of the Jamaica Inn seem to be The Smuggler’s Bar, The Stable Bar, the restaurant.
- Bedrooms 3,4,5 and 6 are particuarly active with haunted happenings!
Daphne DuMaurier’s famous novel about the inn, later made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, focuses on it’s colourful history as a smuggler’s den.