Pool Parc Manor was used as an overspill for the North Wales Hospital and has a spooky reputation
Eerie pictures have emerged of one of North Wales’ “most haunted” asylums.
Ghost hunters have previously been warned to stay away from Pool Parc in Ruthin over fears the building is dangerous.
But images, taken recently have surfaced on social media showing the 200-year-old site in rack and ruin.
Paranormal investigators claim is possessed by an aggressive spirit and carries an evil energy with some even claiming they’ve been attacked by spooks there.
The former country estate and asylum was bought by Roberts Homes in 1992 with plans to turn it into a “care village.”
But the development was not pushed forward and the company put the manor house and 29 acres up for sale in 2018 for offers in the region of £2.5m.
The company suggested it could be an “exciting holiday development” for potential buyers but at the moment, it currently lies dormant.
The Grade II listed building which is surrounded by thick woodland, has since been secured in a bid to stop trespassers.
Pool Parc dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family.
It was later rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s.
However it was apparently lost in a bet at the races by the Bagot family and was later sold to the District Health Authority in 1937, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for the (also said to be haunted) North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before finally closing in 1989.
Old pictures show it was once a magnificent property with Gothic inspired architecture and an ornate carved oak central staircase as the centrepiece.
Elaborate wall wood panelling, unique fireplaces and a half-timbered facade ensured that this mansion became a luxury and impressive country manor.
But the images sent to North Wales Live, which have been viewed more than 60,000 times, show it in a state or disrepair.
Over the years, the site has been visited by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators who have described a variety of unexplained encounters.
One claimed stones had been thrown and another said they developed random bruising to their face.
There has also been reports of unexplainable noises and shadowy figures at the property.
Developers have constantly warned people to stay away from the privately-owned site which is teetering on the brink of collapse.
Speaking to North Wales Live Roberts Homes said: “The property is secured, fully boarded up and regularly patrolled by security.
“Clearly, some individual/individuals have taken it upon themselves to force entry during a UK wide lockdown period.
“We repeat our previous comments that the entire inside of the property is very dangerous to enter.
“We ask that if readers respect the history and value of the building that they do not break in and trespass as this can further delay any planning and restoration.
Last year, the company scotched claims of a demonic presence at the site.
They added: “As to the building being haunted, we can confidently quote that we have worked there for many months and none of our employees have witnessed any unexplained phenomena of any kind.”
Source: North Wales Live