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Our haunted county: The Ram Inn
Last updated: 02 November 2004 1215 GMT
lineThe Ram Inn is one place in Gloucestershire that is almost guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.
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This former pub in Wotton-under-Edge is built on the site of an old pagan burial site and lays claim to be the most haunted house in Britain.

With parts dating back to the 12th century The Ram has become a popular haunt for ghosthunters and has been the scene of some truly hair-raising ghostly encounters, from drops in temperature to dancing lights and spectral shadows.

What is really scary is that most visitors feel the the spirits are unfriendly - the atmosphere has been described as brooding, oppressive, and even 'evil'.

Tales of devil worship, mysterious deaths and exorcisms have long been associated with The Ram.

The Ram Inn, Wotton-under-Edge
It looks pretty but the Ram Inn is home to some spinechilling spirits

Priests who have tried to rid the inn of its the spirits have reportedly been chased away by the malignant forces.

It has not one ghost but several - including a phantom cavalier, a witch, a man and a monk. There have also been sightings of a mysterious black cat.

One room called the Bishop's Room has the worst reputation. One night two men stayed there hoping to see some ghostly activity and they had such a bad night that they had to go and get a vicar to exorcise them.

Visitor information: The Ram Inn, at Potters Pond, Wotton-under-Edge is in private ownership but brave souls can stay overnight by arrangement with the owner John Humphries.
Tel: 01453 842598.

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