Archive for May, 2012
Pluckley Woods ghost hunt – 18th May 2012
As the summer approaches ghost hunting outdoors increases in popularity and fortunately any light rain showers will not affect our ghost hunts very much because of the cover of the trees. Which was the case this time, although the amount of mud seemed to have no relation to the amount of rain we have had recently.
The first stop, which is my usual starting point for the evening many of the guests took photos, some had light anomalies but quite a few people photographed odd mists, it wasn’t a misty night nor a cold one, so these mists are anomalous.
There was also a lot of KII activity and quite a lot of communication via our electronic devices.
There were a group of four people (not part of our group) who were obviously conducting their own ghost hunt, however they passed us in a leisurely fashion and about 10 minutes later we could hear them rushing out of the woods, one of them commented that it was a silly thing to do and they were obviously scared as they commented briefly that they photographed something which shocked them.
The second area we stopped I held a séance a male energy by the name of John came forward, he was an architect and aged approximately 30 years old. He wore round framed spectacles and had short brown hair, quite a slim build and tall, approximately 6’. He wore light brown trousers and a long sleeved white shirt with pale blue stripes. He also wore braces.
John seemed to spend most of the time standing right behind Tony (guest), the two guests either side of Tony said that Tony was shaking a lot. Ryan (guest) announced that he was feeling very unwell and nauseous. I then decided to put Ryan in the centre of the circle to protect him as there was a very nasty energy called Michael who was standing near to Ryan. Michael seemed to be a very nasty energy who wanted to cause harm, he also told me that he liked to murder people to weed out the weak. Just as we were stopping the séance some of us heard a very loud and deep growl just behind where Tony was standing. This growl did not sound like a dog or a natural animal of the woods, but more like a wolf.
In this area there was lots of KII activity and communication via the electronic equipment
From here we moved on to a new favourite area of mine, one which unnerves me because it doesn’t feel right and every time I have taken a group here something interesting has happened either to the guests or me!
Whilst standing on the path, once again lots of KII activity and ghost communication and also many footfall sounds heard in the surrounding woodland.
Using the spirit box the guests called out for spirit to say their names, which spirit happily did as well as saying “Hello” and “Thank you”
At the end of this I conducted an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice experiment) and toward the end when I usually ask a question one of the guest yelped and said that they felt a poke in the back, however when the recording was played back there was a clear sound of a dog bark, which was not audible at the time.
The odd dog bark can be heard at http://youtu.be/0QC2qQ73y7g
Of the recordings from the EVP experiment there were a number of responses from spirit however there were only three clear spirit voices, these can be heard below
We left this area soon after as many of the guests were feeling vulnerable, sickly or just not themselves.
Once again a very enjoyable ghost hunt with plenty of audible activity.
Bicknor Church & woods ghost hunt – 4th May 2012
This location never usually fails to amaze us, we were not disappointed this time, and in the past many EVPs (ghost voices) have been recorded, this time we had some excellent results.
As we started, there was high KII EMF activity at the rear of the church (in a field) and various guests reported a coldness. Whilst I was standing at a point closer to the road I noticed a male energy standing near to the church. He was about 21 years old and about 6’5” tall, a vicar and kept looking at his silver wristwatch, as if he was waiting for a congregation to arrive.
Whilst sitting in full view of the nearly full moon through the clouds many guests heard the sound of footsteps. There was also some excellent an persistent KII EMF activity seen. We can rule out that any electricity supplies were causing the KII activity because the church has no electricity supply.
Also there were energies who were communicating to the guests via our electronic equipment and I recorded many questions in the hope of recording EVPs (ghost voices). Some of these questions did get a positive response.
The best can be heard at http://youtu.be/XZtjzJUEm6Y
There were lots of temperature changes and one guest who said he felt hot, took his coat off (much to our amazement) and then asked for spirit to make him colder, which did happen very slowly.
From here we walked to the woods, which was thankfully out of the wind and light rain. Many strange noises were heard in the woods as well as approaching footfalls, although no one appeared. There were also periods of high KII activity and at one point many guests and I heard whispers and other vocal sounds. Once again no-one physical appeared.
During the laser grid experiment (we had two grids covering both directions of the path) I heard what I thought was a guest say “Pardon Me” when I turned to ask why, everyone swore that they did not hear a noise, let alone a voice, as it was extremely still in the woods. Nothing however was seen in the grid although some guests did see lights within the trees.
Further down the path I held the only séance of the evening and a male energy, who did not give me his name came forward, he was from 1670s and was in his early 20s, he told me that King Charles II was on the throne. He was a shipwright. This energy also answered some other questions via our proceeding EVP experiment. This energy proceeded to push and pull some guests, much to their surprise as the movement was very forceful. He also made many people sway (like on a boat) and there was some gentle arm movements. Toward the end of this séance Tony (guest) felt very light headed and when I asked for the energy to step close to someone to make them smile, Tony burst into an uncontrollable fit of laughter.
During the session lights were once again seen within the woods.
We finished the séance off with an EVP experiment (Electronic Voice Phenomena experiment). There was several possible spirit voices recorded however the best can be heard at:-
There were not many photos taken because as the evening progressed the rain came down heavier.
Once again a very enjoyable and active ghost hunt with plenty of activity for the guests and communication with spirit.
Rye Castle ghost hunt 28th April 2012
After our first ghost hunt at Rye Castle in September 2011, we were really looking forward to returning, since we had a lot of unexplainable and anomalous activity. This time we and the guests were not disappointed.
The weather certainly did not help the evenings proceedings, torrential rain battered Rye all night long. Since this was a small group I decided that because of the weather we would stay in one group throughout the evening.
The First session was held on the first floor of the tower, where there was a lot of KII EMF activity and through our electronic equipment, guests we able to ascertain that there were two energies present.
The first was a male energy, who was Dutch and from the 1880s. This energy was able to communicate with the guests through our equipment and answered many of their questions.
The second, who I could see, was another male energy called George Cooper. He was 23 years old when he passed and he told me that he frequently rode a motorcycle. He was dressed from the 1970s. He was about 5’10” in height and of a slim build. He had natural blonde hair and myself and a guest (Wendy) saw him pass between us, both of us saw his long blonde hair (shoulder length).
There was also another male energy present, an American Indian although I had no communication with him.
Towards the end of the session Wendy started to shake uncontrollably and quite violently, even when she sat down the shaking continued for some time. When we were leaving the room Wendy was literally stuck on the staircase, unable to move her legs. Wendy commented that it felt like the spirits were reluctant to let her go. I took two of us to get Wendy down to the ground floor. I suggested that Wendy leave the tower for a few minutes as this would dispel an further activity on Wendy from whatever spirit had caused this. When Wendy returned, nothing bad happened to her for the rest of the evening.
Our second session was held in the Women’s Tower (a smaller tower that once housed women and children prisoners). After about five minutes Marc had to leave as he said that he wasn’t feeling well and needed some air. Marc continued listening to us from the bottom of the tower. As Marc approached the door way to the court yard he reported seeing two orange lights outside the door. When he investigated this he could not work out how this was possible from any nearby property, as the walls surrounding the courtyard are at least 20 feet high and only about 10 feet from the entrance to the Women’s Tower. Considering that it was raining heavily a light source could have only been in the sky, but this too is extremely unlikely and thus this remains unexplained.
Both Carl and Ted (Volunteer Guide) commented that the wall that they had their backs to felt as if it was moving, which is rather unlikely, but both felt the same when standing in this area.
Once again there was some KII activity recorded and some communication via our equipment for the guests, although I have no details of this apart from the fact female and child energies were present. Carl who was standing in a corner said that he too wasn’t feeling well, although he told me afterwards that he just felt angry and wanted to hit me. Many of the guests then stood exactly where Carl had stood and some of the guests reported feeling the same, although when I stood in that spot I felt nothing. Many guests also reported that the room seemed to get darker in the corners.
During the period we were in this tower I was knocking on a metal filing cabinet for spirit to repeat or copy the knocks, many of which were heard in response. Marc however who was in the downstairs room heard the same noises, but he heard them as if they had been repeated on a wooden object. There wasn’t any wooden surfaces in this tower.
Many people heard strange noises outside in the courtyard, including Marc (who was closest). We also conducted a short session in the lower room of this tower, but other than noises and sounds heard from the courtyard nothing notable happened.
When guests proceeded into the courtyard many of them felt vulnerable and exposed, whilst others including me felt serene and pleasant energies. To me it seemed a very pleasant place to relax. Had it not been raining then we would have investigated this further.
Marc and Carl held a lone vigil in one of the cells, Ted who just opened the door for them and stood outside the cell did not feel well and was affected by this experience. Whilst Carl & Marc were here they heard audible sounds, although nothing was recorded on our equipment.
Our third session was split between the first floor of the main tower and the basement area, which had at one time been the town morgue. I was on the first floor with the majority of the guests, the rest were in the basement with Marc & Carl.
Those in the basement tried a scrying experiment with some startling results, all of those who participated didn’t like the results. There was also a strange humming sound heard in this area, Ted commented that he had never heard this sound before. Just before we left Ted and Marc re-checked this area and no sound or humming could be heard.
Also in the basement, those present could smell various scents, possibly formaldehyde, this periodically moved around the room got stronger in places and faded away. Audible tapping and knocking sounds were heard in the proximity of the ceiling of the basement, although the EVP experiment held here did not reveal anything.
I held a proper séance this time and a female energy called Janet Wansley came forward. She was in her early 20s and came across as being a housekeeper or someone who lived in this tower when it was a home. She had dark brown hair and piercing blue eyes, very similar to some Irish people. Many of the guests, especially Virginia noted Janet had a lovely warm energy and was very vibrant in her actions. Janet proceeded to physically touch guests and move our arms and push us forwards and backwards. At one point everyone was swaying from side to side.
I conducted various EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena experiments – a.k.a. ghost voice experiments) through the entire evening. Out of all the recordings six were definite ghost voices, the best three you can listen to at:-
Several photographs were taken but nothing strange or anomalous was reported by anyone.
Once again a very enjoyable and exciting investigation and one which we hope to return to later in the year as we would like to investigate the courtyard, hopefully next time it will not be raining.
Also in attendance with me were Marc & Carl who are experienced paranormal investigators.
Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt – 27th April 2012
Arriving at one of the recognised spots, deep within the woods, where paranormal activity and past investigations have occurred, we briefed the guests on the basic use of various pieces of equipment, associated with “ghost hunting”.
The night was probably the quietest and stillest ever encountered without a breath of wind and clear, starlit sky with the beginnings of the new moon cycle. All in all, these conditions present an excellent opportunity to procure EVP recordings and remain totally aware of the surrounding environment. All that could be heard from the outset were the calls of owls in the distance!
Embarking on the “investigation” trail, several members of the group, armed with KII EMF Meters, Pro Ghost Meters, and similar equipment, noted readings from the outset, ranging from a mere 0.2 milligauss )mG) on the MEL Meter to a constant red light reading, simultaneously, on three separate KII meters.
These readings were of particular importance as there is absolutely no possibility of any background Electro Magnetic Field influence arising from electrically generated apparatus or power lines etc, so far into the woods themselves.
The Ovilus PX unit, a piece of kit specifically designed in the USA for “digitally dowsing” the surrounding atmosphere and environment, containing a pre supplied, vocabulary of approximately three thousand words, was also being utilised by members of the group.
Enabling spirit or astral presences, to “communicate” via this digital vocabulary, using full words, or even phonetically, the unit offers a great opportunity to support and substantiate other evidence gathered from equipment being used in tandem.
An excellent example of this liaison, on this particular vigil, was highlighted when the Pro Ghost Meter identified a “contact” and subsequent questioning by the guests, seeking a simple yes/no response. Establishing the name of the contact as “Tom” and the possibility that this contact was a highwayman, originally from the Leeds/York area, the Ovilus produced words such as “horses”, “York”, “Tom” and more.
Strangely enough, on this occasion, a PSB-7 unit, scanning white noise frequencies a short distance away, also blurted out the name “Tom” simultaneously! Coincidence or not, the resulting information and responses proved convincing to our guests who continued to make intermittent contact with “Tom” throughout the course of the vigil in this spot.
Most surprising of all, whilst using the Ovilus PX, the surname of two of the guests was called out from the unit clearly astounding all present! There is no explanation for this anomalous happening.
Grouping together for an hand held vigil and séance, myself and Carl remained outside of the Circle and moved off, approximately three to four hundred yards in another direction.
Carrying out several EVP’s, calling out as we walked, the resulting data appears to hold little of interest. Simultaneously, photographs were taken with no apparent anomalous results.
During the séance, we all clearly heard cows mooing in the distance, a strange occurrence to record, as the possibility of hearing this, so far into the woods, with any surrounding fields far too far away, is extremely unlikely, in view of the stillness of the night, absolutely no wind whatsoever and total quietness.
The sound ceased as quickly as it had started and was not recorded further for the remainder of the vigil.
I broke away with a small group (mother, daughter Sydney, father, and their son, who remained in the background and did not appear to want to participate,) and engaged in a very short EVP. As the recording was replayed on the spot, clear, class A audible whispering, of a female voice, could be heard saying “Aah! It’s Cold” and then almost immediately afterwards, “men are in the village”. Subsequent downloading and analysis of this EVP has resulted in some heated debate of the content and has now been posted on the GHE website.
Whilst the guests were taken to other areas within the woods, and calling out, EVP and photography continued, there does not appear to be anything further of any major interest from my perspective resulting, though my colleagues and, perhaps the guests, may well have provided something in the interim?
Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt – 27th April 2012
It was touch and go whether this ghost hunt would take place due to the weather, as all week it rained very heavily throughout Kent, however on the night, the weather was absolutely perfect; no wind, no rain and very quiet.
After walking to my familiar starting point, we gave the majority of the guests some electronic equipment to use to investigate, as there were several spirits in the area.
One of these spirit energies, a male energy by the name of Tom, a soldier from the Second World War gave a group of guests’ lots of information via our ghost communication devices, a spirit box and spoke the customers surname via an Ovulus. Which the guests found very surprising, as did my team and I.
Other guests were also getting activity via our K2 EMF meters and our other ghost communicator.
Many guests took photos and photographed many orbs or light anomalies. As a group we heard many footfalls in the woods and at various time saw strange lights.
After moving from this area we held a séance and the male energy from the first location joined us, as did another male energy, who did not give me his name, but he was about 57 years old, quite tall at about 6’4” and was wearing a Royal Navy uniform and the insignia of a First Officer. Both these energies tried to move the guests but nothing was actually felt by any of the guests.
At this location various noises were heard, many of which sounded similar to someone approaching, but no-one ever arrived. Both Marc & Carl (team members) walked further down the path as they were keen to do some EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments. As they were returning to walk back to the group (they stayed within a visible distance) we all heard a very loud crack deep inside the woods, considering there was no wind, we ruled out anything falling from a tree and since we saw no lights assumed no human was responsible. (I find it very hard to believe anyone could walk through the trees and plants of these woods without a torch).
Whilst in this location we conducted a group EVP with some of the guests and a response was clearly heard at the time. This sounded like a female voice saying “It’s cold” and then a few seconds later “Men in village”, however when this EVP was analysed the first part sounds like something different and currently our experts cannot agree on the actual words spoken by the female voice. As soon as we can establish what exactly is being spoken we will add this to our ghost voice page on the website.
From here we moved to a location that I do not often walk into, mainly because I find it a very uncomfortable area, the woods here do not seem very welcoming and the first time I came here I felt hands around my neck. However since this was a big group I felt that there was a certain amount of safety to proceed. This was definitely a good idea because the photo below was one of many that I took, however this photo was the only one with a mist formation. To us the mist formation has form and looks as if it is formed from the ground upwards. In the full sized photo there are many colours within the mist, namely blue, orange and reds. This is undoubtedly one of the best mist formations pictures that I have ever taken.
I conducted another EVP experiment in this area, which was recorded by all the team (three people) and two of us had spirit voices recorded, however one of the answers to the question posed, we cannot establish what the exact words spoken say. However there is a good response to a guest’s question, you can hear this at:-
Once again a very enjoyable ghost hunt and some good quality photographs and EVPs recorded.
Apart from myself, Carl & Marc who are experienced Paranormal Investigators were in attendance. Marc has also written a report.