Wookey Hole £65 – 22nd April 2017 (additional SLEEPOVER OPTION NOW AVAILABLE)

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Join Fright Nights South West for an unforgettable ghost hunt at Wookey Hole Caves and Paper Mill. Experience the shadowy ambiance of the world famous caves at night and then delve into the darkest secrets of the Victorian Paper Mill. See for yourself what became known as the entrance to the Otherworld. We start at 8pm with a tour of the caves, and finish at 3am at the Victorian Paper Mill -if you would like to leave earlier there is on-site security to escort you back to your car.

SLEEPOVER OPTION NOW AVAILABLE – if interested in the sleepover option email us on info@frightnights-southwest.co.uk

Our Ghost Hunt at Wookey Hole Caves and Paper Mill offers you:

  • Mediumship walk round – who haunts tonight?
  • Use of Ghost Hunting Equipment
  • Psychic Experiments including glass divination and table tipping
  • Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
  • A Grand Seance
  • Hot Drinks and Biscuits
  • Expert Advice and discussion about the paranormal
  • Your chance to ghost hunt in a real haunted location at night!

Wookey Hole has some 50,000 years of history, it has held archaeologists, anthropologists and special interest groups spellbound for centuries. This is your opportunity to find out what’s about after the crowds have all gone home.

The story of the Witch of Wookey Hole is well known and includes tales of unrequited love, revenge and diabolical magic. Witnessing her lover cheating on her a young maiden was overcome with rage. She fled into the caves where she cast a spell upon them. Spurned by her love, ostracised by local villagers and cast out forever being accused as a witch she lived alone in the darkness that is the Wookey Hole. Her former love became a monk, the very monk who entered the caves many years later and carried out a ritual exorcism turning her into stone. It has been said that the ghostly figure of a monk can be seen still searching the caves for his way out, and that the abominable howls of the witch’s horrible familiars can still be heard. Is the story real you might ask? Buried deep in the caves archaeologists have discovered a full skeleton, the remains of a very old woman, together with the bones of goats, a dagger and an alabaster witches orb. These artifacts are now on display at the Wells museum.

Still releasing its layers of history and its darker secrets is the Victorian Paper Mill, which is built on a site known for activity since it was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Life in Victorian times was hard, especially if you were a child from a poor family, or an orphan. A story once told is that of a young girl, fed on meagre rations of bread and gruel, who was overcome with toxic fumes from the huge fluid vats used to cure animal skins. She was woken from her stupor by the foreman’s stick pounding down on her frail body, yet she managed to escape from him and run into the caves nearby. The poor girl never found her way out of the caves and it has been said that if you listen carefully enough she can still be heard crying to this very day.

Numerous ghostly sightings have been reported in and around the Mill building of those who have met with tragic ends throughout the ages. Operating machinery was a very dangerous occupation, so much so that several workers lost their lives at work. No machine guarding, substances which are now known to be toxic were used, the intolerable cruelty of the charge hands, and people’s beliefs at the time, have all contributed to build up what we may experience as today’s ghostly and residual energies.

Over 18s only – no pregnant women allowed and attendees must be reasonably fit. No accommodation provided. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions


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