Presenter Yvette Fielding:
The most terrifying location to date that we have been to on Most
I’ve driven past this location many, many times and it looks ominous
from the road
The sound guys noticed a male figure, a face, at one of the windows
when there was no-one in the building.
Studio anchor man, Dr David Bull:
I was at the location today and it’s one of the scariest places I’ve
ever been to.
On the outskirts of the city is a derelict building. It was once
hailed a refuge for the mentally and physically ill; now its corridors
are said to echo with the screams of past patients.
This place is so haunted that the owners have asked us to refer to it
only as The Asylum.
New moon tonight and the word lunatic derives from the word lunar,
Astrologer David Wells:
Traditionally it’s the full moon that’s associated with that.
However what is interesting about this particular new moon is that
astrologically it’s directly caused by Uranus (?), which is a sign of
mental brightness, but more importantly, it’s in the sign of Pisces,
which is about institutions, and to a certain degree, about mental
Inside the building
'Medium' Derek Acorah:
There’s a feeling of torment here.
I’m getting … not clarity of my mind;
I get a childlike atmosphere as well but not children. You know when
a person has the energy of an adult but being very childlike.
There’s a hopelessness connected to it
Some didn’t mind being here; others used to rant and rave and get
I get this anger displayed, and it’s as if this one person – maybe
more than one – physically thrown against a wall, and just jammed
against a wall, and then suddenly … it’s like they’ll get sedated
against the wall, and they’re just pulling this woman along.
I feel a swing in these energies from being normal to absolutely
violent or banging against the walls and screaming. I’m hearing
women’ screams; I’m hearing a man’s screams. I’m hearing one person
repeating words one after another.
Tonight one of Manchester’s most hideous and barbaric institutions –
an abandoned asylum – will reveal its secrets.
Tonight we’re investigating a monument of madness; a vacant and
dilapidated Victorians asylum, with an oppressive and disturbing
atmosphere, and some believe it has the power to force you to lose
What tormented souls lurk in that asylum?
We’re in the middle of an intriguing investigation at a horrendous
derelict and ruined Victorian asylum. It’s a place where people
believed to be insane were locked up and left.
Oh God, Yvvie, there’s a deranged mind close by here. It’s deranged.
It’s a man.
One moment he seemed to be lucid, have clarity of mind, and the next a
frantic, raging sort of man. A man that had to be … God… with his
anger it would take six men to take him down.
There’s fear that comes from his energies. Fear of people. There’s
two that he fears There’s two men that he fears coming to him and
he’s planning in his mind to stop them from giving him those needles.
He’s got anger. It’s as if he wants to kill them. He wants to take
their lives … giving him those needles. He fears the wires. He
fears the wires. He fears electricity.
Were you locked in this hospital?
Did you feel you were held as a prisoner?
Will those tortured souls incarcerated in that institutions show
We’re investigating at a doomed and derelict asylum in the North West.
To me mental, mental and almost physical cruelty combined.
It’s like a treatment given out and they’re suffering from it.
I feel this big, big property has housed people who had mental
disorders and a lot of them … they did have these mental disorders,
but a lot of them were treated so harshly at times in a vain attempt
to heal and it went wrong.
They felt like guinea pigs – they felt caged; they felt trapped. It
was like a jail to them.
And then I have the feeling not so much of starvation but not feeding
some of them, and they felt like caged rats. Terrible cruelty...
terrible to the mind, to the physical, and there’s a couple of them
roaming these corridors
This is not just a hospital fragrance or stench, but I feel
aggressiveness that I feel doesn’t come with hospitals. I feel as if
people were suppressed; people were brought down when they got too
angry, and I feel all to do with the mind, mental – this is an
asylum. This is an asylum!
(speaking about / to ‘Melissa’, a ‘spirit’)
They were doing something with treatment and it went wrong.
We’re not here to cause you any ill-treatment like you experienced.
Melissa come out of her physical body, looking at her physical remains
lying in the morgue and she was very angry of the way they left her;
treatment to her that wasn’t correct.
Sedated with some kind of medicine, feeling suffocated; she’s lying
there and she’s looking up and she realises there were two of them,
above her, two males and she’s screaming out and screaming out, and
they were attaching things, doing things around this area (indicates
head), and she was screaming out and they were still doing it. The
arms were tethered but I felt they didn’t need to be because she was
Our heroic team are investigating a rambling Victorian asylum whose
corridors rang with the tortured cries of the deranged.
If they were a patient here, they wouldn’t be able to understand all
these letters and numbers.
Tonight our team are investigating a true Victorian monument; it’s an
asylum and it’s steeped in history, but it’s a place of madness and
Thousands died while incarcerated in the asylum.
(Melissa again) She definitely had a mental problem; a big
mental problem. Right up to the end she was screaming at them she is
not a lunatic, she is not a lunatic. And she could hear the voices
and the voices were telling her the truth, and the doctors were not.
And they treated her and she knew it wasn’t right what actually
happened to her. And she’s walking around with that hatred of
doctors, and not just doctors but the people. There were two men who
treated her …
We’re investigating a Victorian madhouse. It’s a real live Bedlam
The whole building has seen the whining and whimpering of sad,
The team are immersed in madness as they unlock the secrets of a
former asylum on the outskirts of Manchester.
Welcome back to a night of tortured souls, madness, mayhem, and