Bodmin Jail

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The ghost of Selina Wadge is seen here holding the handkerchief which she held onto even after she was hanged. It is said that on the third floor, pregnant women become very emotional; this is thought to be Selina’s presence. Other prisoners who have died here are reported and felt, sometimes appearing pictures.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Berrycoombe Road
Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2NR
United Kingdom

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50.47488179450653, -4.728603961654699
Nearest Towns:
Bodmin, UK (0.6 mi.)
Helland, UK (1.8 mi.)
Lanivet, UK (2.4 mi.)
Saint Mabyn, UK (3.3 mi.)
Cardingham, UK (3.5 mi.)
Cardinham, UK (3.5 mi.)
Blisland, UK (3.5 mi.)
County Of Cornwall, UK (4.1 mi.)
Cornwall, UK (4.1 mi.)
Egloshayle, UK (4.8 mi.)


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