The Old Gaol which is located in Lichfield is a place which is bursting with history, most of it being disturbing history. Lichfield has always been a great spot for ghost enthusiasts, but the Old Gaol is easily one of the best places that you can go to in the cathedral city. Ever since the start of the 16th century, there have been a huge amount of executions which have taken place in the Old Gaol. Although it’s hard to sympathise with some people that are in prison for the things that they done, it’s difficult not to have sympathy for the people that ended up here. As you can imagine, there have been a lot of people that have been publicly hanged here, so it’s no wonder why this place is so haunted.
The minute that you enter Lichfield Old Gaol you can sense the pain and suffering that the people that were killed here felt. The atmosphere is very bleak for obvious reasons. Even the staff that once worked here reported many unusual things happening here. It has been refurbished a number of times since the building was first built, and the council still use it today for some meetings! However, there are a lot of people who work on the council who dread the day when they have to visit the Old Gaol since there are so many ghosts in the building just like the lady who walks around the meeting rooms in the Old Gaol. Nobody knows for sure why she only appears in the meeting rooms since she was killed in a stairway in the jail that is quite far away from the meeting rooms.
If you’re looking for somewhere where you can see some paranormal activity then Lichfield Old Gaol might be the perfect place that you’ve always been looking for so make sure that you’re ready to be in for a shock!