Ripon Workhouse was built in 1854 to house the poor which also included orphans, vagrants and the infirm.
Conditions were not pleasant in the workhouse. Lice was a big problem. Cells were tiny with no beds, only straw ‘mattresses’ made of canvas or hessian. Children under the age of two were able to stay with their mothers, but all those who were older were separated from their families and housed in the children’s ward.
Deaths were no doubt a common occurrence at the workhouse. Once admitted, people very rarely left.
The buildings have an incredible history. But to add to this, a previous workhouse existed on the same site before the current building.
Audible activity seems to be the main phenomenon of Ripon Workhouse.
Unexplained banging is heard. Sounds of a dog running on tiled floor in the cells area. Knocking is heard coming from a empty, locked coffin. Knocking on cell walls is also experienced.
But this isn’t all. Dark shadows are seen, and poltergeist activity is also experienced.
Maybe you will encounter the foul mouthed ‘Stan’, believed to be a past resident. He makes himself known in the Nurse’s Room often. Lots of swearing has been heard when using the Franks Box, a type of spirit box, in this room and it is believed to be Stan.
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YOUR EVENT: Your ghost night commences with a brief chat about what you may experience as a ghost hunter on the night and how to use all our ghost hunting equipment whether you are using the spiritual or scientific the equipment, you are free to use any of the ghost hunting equipment as you attempt to interact with the spirit world.
On your ghost hunting night and paranormal investigation we do not waste your time or money talking about ourselves on a ghost hunt or taking you on a tour of the building to pass time. What we do is utilise every minute possible into providing our guests with an amazing most haunted experience, at a most haunted venue or location in the U.K, after all it is simply your ghost night.
Use all the latest ghost hunting equipment such as Mel Meters, K2 meters, Franks box, motion sensors, sound enhancers, night vision goggles, infra red camera’s and much more as we search for ghostly communication from the other side
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