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Are you ready for a lockdown? Join Ghost Hunt UK as we go to Ashwell Prison.
Ashwell Prison was constructed on the site of a World War Two US Army base (home to part of the 82nd Airborne Division), and first opened in 1955 as an open prison for adult male prisoners. In October 1987 it was converted to an Adult Male Category C establishment.
In 2003 Ashwell Prison hit the headlines after four prisoners went on a wrecking spree, damaging £10,000 worth of office equipment, computers, and windows. The trouble started when an officer found an inmate had been drinking alcohol in his cell. Despite this incident, Ashwell achieved Resettlement Stage 1 accreditation in the same year.
A major riot at Ashwell Prison began on 11 April 2009. During the riot, a three-mile police perimeter was put in place, which extended to the edges of Oakham. Several prisoners were evacuated from the prison. Trouble started on Saturday 11 April and a fire broke out at the prison during the afternoon. The riot was successfully brought under control later that day. The operation launched by authorities in response to the riot was called Operation Tornado.
This sprawling secure prison has had numerous reports of unexplained activity, told by staff who once worked within its walls. Voices are heard to call from the now abandoned cells, footsteps can be heard to pace the upper landings numerous accounts of dark shadows being seen along with objects being moved by unseen hands.
For years, prisoners were begging to be let out. We are going to be let in.
Are you brave enough to be locked in with us for six and a half hours?
When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our team and you will be placed into a small group. Once introductions have been made and the team have run though the health and safety. You will explore different parts of the building throughout the evening with your team member. You will get the chance to conduct some amazing experiments such as Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Moving vigils and our up-to-date ghost hunting equipment. We will be using the most active areas of the venue throughout the night and you will be guided through this terrifying process by our friendly and capable team. Included near the end of your evening you will be able to go off and explore for an hour to yourself using what equipment you would like. Do you dare to explore the unknown?