Haunted Jamaica Inn

While on our way to Bodmin Jail on the 18th March 2011, for a charity investigation in aid of Help For Heroes, we decided to stop at the notorious Jamaica Inn. There were two main reasons for this as we had some spare time before the investigation at Bodmin Jail started and, as Rick had not visited the Jamaica Inn before, it seemed an ideal opportunity.

We decided to take a stroll around the Jamaica Inn and left the Smugglers Bar moving to the area leading up to the guest rooms where a large fireplace is situated. As soon as we entered this area Rick began to feel sick. We walked back through this way again later on and, once again, Rick experienced the same feelings of sickness even though they had disappeared while we had been in other areas of the pub. What is interesting is that, on a previous visit, I had been sat at the table in the same area and felt extremely cold even though there were no drafts present and I do not normally feel the cold. This in itself is strange as this time I didn’t have the same feeling of being cold even though I had a t-shirt on and it was cold outside.

We carried on walking round to the Peddlers Bar entrance and, while Rick and I were talking, I felt something tickle the back of my neck on more than one occasion. This was an interesting experience although I cannot rule out it wasn’t the tag on my t-shirt.


We remained in the same area and I decided to browse the flyers for some of the local attractions while Rick disappeared to the toilet. It was during this time that out of the corner of my eye I saw a shadow, which appeared to be a male form, move across from near the entrance to the toilets. I immediately checked the car park for lights and people but there was no one there at that time!!!

Because of some of the apparent activity we had experienced we decided to conduct an impromptu investigation and took a seat in the area calling out for any spirits that may have been there to communicate with us. We also placed a marble on 2 separate tables but neither moved and we experienced no other feelings.

We moved back to the Smugglers Bar and sat on a table directly to the right of the main door as you enter the bar. After about 10 minutes I began to feel very drained and tired although Rick remained fine. I decided to go to the toilet and as soon as I stepped out of the main bar and through the door to the toilets the feelings disappeared. When I returned to my seat the feelings did return but nowhere near as bad as they had originally been. Was this tiredness? What is strange is that after leaving the Jamaica Inn we went on to Bodmin Jail and performed an investigation where I didn’t start feeling tired until around 5:30am?

Stories about the Jamaica Inn are easily found online but having now been there on 3 separate occasions, albeit for a short period of time, I believe there is definitely potential for some of them to be true.

My hope is that one day Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research will be fortunate enough to perform its own investigation at the Jamaica Inn.