Another notable haunting based on the Gallows, Louisa Merrifield aka the Blackpool Poisoner who was hanged at Strangeways Prison in Manchester, in 1953 for the murder of a 79-year-old widower. Her ghost is seen in the cell she spent her last night alive on earth, and a Lancashire research team found out from a former prison officer that she was seen regularly.

Merrifield’s description is of a shadowed figure around 5ft that came past in their vision for around five seconds accompanied by a notable cold spot. She also disappeared once she reached a cell and terrified a young prisoner inside. Sightings of the former murderer peaked around the 1980’s.

Another thing Strangeways is famous for is the riots there, video is related to that.

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