Built in 1750, the historic inn is located in Bolventor and overlooks Brown Willy, the highest point on Bodmin Moor. The inn’s atmospheric and welcoming ambiance is complemented by its haunted reputation, which has attracted paranormal enthusiasts for years.
Famed for hosting smugglers in the past, the Jamaica Inn has been featured in books, television shows, and even an Alfred Hitchcock movie. This rich history has led to numerous accounts of paranormal activity, including disembodied footsteps echoing throughout the building, unexplained tapping, sounds of children playing and babies crying, and most famously, the eerie noises of horses and carts moving in the courtyard.
On Saturday, 25th March 2023, at precisely 4:17 pm, a seemingly ordinary afternoon at the Jamaica Inn took a spooky turn. Two guests were enjoying a casual pint of beer, deep in conversation when an invisible force appeared to knock one of their glasses from the table.
The poltergeist-like episode was captured on the inn’s CCTV, providing evidence of the inexplicable event. The footage clearly shows that the man did not touch the glass, prompting whispers of possible poltergeist activity at the Jamaica Inn. You can watch the clip below.
The Jamaica Inn Ghost Hunting Investigation team weighed in on the eerie incident, saying that it was “something that has been reported by guests many times in the bar over the years.” They also confirmed that there was no pool of water on the table, and when a replacement pint was placed in the same spot, it remained unmoved.
The team uploaded the compelling clip to YouTube, where it is starting to gain attention from paranormal enthusiasts and skeptics alike. The video has sparked a heated debate, with many sharing rational explanations for the incident, while for others it is further proof of the inn’s ghostly reputation.
One of the most haunted rooms in the inn, Room 5, is said to be frequented by the ghost of a mother and her child. The young girl, often referred to as Hannah, is a regular phantom visitor. In addition, the ghost of a murdered man has been seen in the main bar and sitting on a wall outside the inn.
Guests and staff have reported sightings of dark, shadowy figures moving through corridors, the restaurant, and the kitchen. Furthermore, visitors have experienced unsettling encounters with unseen hands touching them while they sleep or pulling their hair.
This recent CCTV footage is sure to further fuel paranormal enthusiasts’ fascination with the Jamaica Inn. The captured glass-falling incident stands as an invitation to delve deeper into the unknown and explore the unexplained mysteries of this Cornish landmark.