Councillors have voted against allowing paranormal investigators to set up a ghost hunting operation in Bridgnorth Town Hall.
The North Wales Paranormal Group had asked if it could carry out a paranormal investigation following a visit by the group to the town's Croft Hotel where members claimed to have discovered the spirit of a fireman and a maid.
But town councillors at a meeting on Tuesday agreed a ruling was in place that forbid any such investigations taking place in town council owned properties.
Paranormal group member Mike Griffiths said they had come across the town hall when carrying out an investigation at the hotel.
He wrote to the town council asking for permission to carry out a similar investigation at the timber-framed town hall.
In his letter he said: "The town hall looks an excellent location to search for paranormal activity."