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WildChild68



Joined: 10 Mar 2007
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Location: Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: The Jamaica Inn Reply with quote




Built in 1750, Jamaica Inn was a coaching inn – what would have been the equivilant to our service station. Travellers using the turnpike between Launceston and Bodmin would stay at the Inn after having crossed the wild and hazardous moor.


Some of the travellers were smugglers, and used the Inn to hide away the contraband that had been smuggled ashore. It has estimated that half of the brandy and a quarter of all tea being smuggled into the UK was landed on the Cornish and Devon coasts.

Jamaica Inn was remote and lonely, so it was a great stopping place on the way to Devon and onward. It is also thought that the Inn may have got its name because it did an excellent trade in rum.

In 1778 the Inn was extended to include a coach house, stables and a tack room creating the l-shaped main part of the building as it is today.
Jamaica Inn has long been considered to be one of the most haunted inns in the UK. Yvette Fielding and the team from Living TV’s successful series Most Haunted would agree after spending a night there recently and finding 15 ghosts including an American pilot who is believed to be trying to get back a photograph he left at the Inn of his wife and child.

The Most Haunted team found the most frightening area of Jamaica Inn was the boiler room. Because that room is due to be site of the new reception area when the hotel adds its extra 10 bedrooms, Most Haunted is considering returning to conduct an exorcism.

For years there have been many stories of ghostly sightings at Jamaica Inn and the Ghost Society has made in-depth investigations and compiled a report based on their findings. The areas of substantial interest to the investigation were, The Smuggler's Bar, The Stable Bar, the restaurant and upstairs in bedroom four.

Wendy James who worked on the production said, “It was really exciting and a very successful shoot. There was a lot of screaming and it was one of the scariest to date!”

Some say ghosts frequent Jamaica Inn because of its rich and lengthy history. Some say they are attracted there because they became lost on the treacherous Bodmin Moor. Whatever the enticement, a number of ghosts are regular "visitors" to the Inn.

People staying at Jamaica Inn have frequently reported hearing footsteps, unexplained movement of doors and other objects. Ghost hunters and psychics brought to Jamaica Inn including the Ghost Society have determined that there were several ghosts there the most reported sighting is of a man who has been seen by many people, sitting on the wall outside the Inn. He neither speaks, moves or acknowledges a greeting but his appearance is uncannily similar to a man who disappeared from Jamaica Inn in the 19th century and was found dead on the moor nearby

Source - Jamaica Inn website
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scottaleger



Joined: 07 Apr 2011
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Location: Phonix

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamaica Inn has a fantastic location with its own white sand beach! The rooms all have big balconies or verandahs, which makes every room into a suite. Service is great and very friendly. Very Happy
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D B Sweeney



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Scott. You forgot to say that the haunting reputation is a crock of sh*t.

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abhicho



Joined: 22 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the experience of the member is difficult to believe.
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