The Ancient Ram Inn
The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire, England
The Ancient Ram Inn is one of England’s most haunted hotels, and if you make it through the night, you’ll get a certificate. That’s haunted!
Built in 1145 in Gloucestershire (pronounced Gloster-sheer), and said to be originally owned by St. Mary’s Church, the Ancient Ram Inn was a place priests used years ago as a keeping house for slaves and workers who helped construct the St. Mary Church. In 1930, the inn was bought by Maurice de Bathe. Since then the inn has become a private property and it has changed hands several times, now owned by John Humphreys who lives there, and Caroline Humphreys who refuses to sleep there.
The land where the inn is built is on the intersection of 2 Ley Lines. These are places which people believe to have high spiritual energy. When you use a map, you can trace the lines all the way through the center of Stonehenge. According to legend, Stonehenge has energy which travels through the Ley Lines to feed the paranormal power found in the Ancient Ram Inn.
There have been children’s skeletons found under the staircases with broken daggers among the bones as well as evidence of a history of dark ritual practices, children sacrifices, and devil worship. There have been children’s cries recorded on tape, ghost hunters pushed by invisible forces, and eye witness accounts of floating furniture. There have been many people who have left the premises running and screaming. The hotel is famously known for its strong paranormal presence. And if that’s not bad enough, the Ancient Ram Inn is also said to have been built on a 5,000 year old pagan graveyard.
It is said a resident witch was burned on the property and a former innkeeper’s daughter hanged in the attic. Further more, Rt Rev John Yates, former Bishop of Gloucester, is said to have called the Ancient Ram, “the most evil place I have ever had the misfortune to visit” following a failed exorcism attempt.
John Humphries bought the building in 1968 from brewers for £2,600. He saved the building from demolition and he has made it his life’s mission to save the structure from falling apart. He is now over 80 years old.
The Ancient Ram Inn is open to the public, and as mentioned above, if you can make it through the night in Gloucestershire’s oldest building, you will receive a certificate of achievement. It is said that very few guests do in fact make it through the night. Do you think you could last the night there? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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