Built in 1145, the Ancient Ram Inn is a former priest’s residence, inn and public house; it is also the oldest building in England’s Wotton-Under-Edge. Long before the building’s construction, its story begins in the low-lying wetlands near Potter’s Pond. This land sits on the intersection of 2 Ley Lines, areas that certain people believe contain significantly high spiritual energy.
Using a map, these lines can be traced directly to England’s most famous sacred site, Stonehenge. Legend has it that the energy from Stonehenge travels the Ley Lines to feed the property’s paranormal power. Additionally, the site is home to a 5,000-year-old Pagan burial ground.
The building first housed masons, slaves and workers who were constructing St. Mary’s Church. Located directly across the street from the Ancient Ram Inn, streams on the inn’s grounds had to be diverted around the church’s site. Many believe the redirecting of water on the Ancient Ram Inn site opened up a portal for dark energy.
One of the most well-known legends surrounding this haunted English house is that of a witch who was burned at the stake. The burning occurred in the 1500s at the height of prosecutions against those who did not practice government-sanctioned Christianity. Many believe this woman’s spirit still haunts one of the Ancient Ram Inn’s rooms because she took refuge there shortly before she was captured and killed. Today this room is called the “The Witch’s Room.”
In the late 1960s, a man named John Humphries protected the building and its story by bravely making the Ancient Ram Inn his home. John bought the house in 1968, and he was introduced to the angry ghosts his first night in his new home. After going to sleep, he claims a demonic force grabbed his arm and dragged him out of bed and across the room.
John Humphries is now in his 80s and is the only living occupant of the Ancient Ram Inn. He has dedicated the later years of his life to preserving this old building, and it’s cost him nearly everything. His wife and 3 daughters left this haunted old building and the man hell bent on safeguarding it.
Inside his home, Humphries has found evidence of ritual sacrifice and Devil worship. Even more disturbing, he discovered the skeletal remains of children under the staircase. Within the skeletons were found broken daggers, which he believes were used in a deadly ritual and then broken, so that they could never be used again.
John Humphries claims that he continues to be haunted and attacked by the violent entities residing in the Ancient Ram Inn. Join the Ghost Adventures crew as they endure a dangerous and frightening lockdown in one of England’s most haunted buildings. A night at Ancient Ram Inn will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
July 24 9:00PM, 10:00PM ET and July 25 1:00AM, 2:00AM ET
Ancient Ram Inn
Stroud District of Gloucestershire