Posts Tagged ‘Shadow Figure’

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.