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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 21st January 2012
Ever since this venue had been booked for a ghost hunt my team and I were anxious to investigate this amazing location, a building which has plenty of history and known ghosts and the very fact that just about every room that we were staying in had some interesting history, usually macabre.
After many guests (and team) enjoyed another kind of spirit at the bar, for nerves obviously! We started by splitting the guests into two groups, one group stayed in the Tudor Room, the other, my group headed into The Parliament Restaurant where we let the guests use our equipment which consisted of K2 meters, dialogue meters and a tricorder, many hotspots were detected and spirit generally stepped forward to be noticed, the dialogue meters proved to be quite active and spirit was able to communicate with guests through basic yes and no questioning.
After a while I suggested that we hold a séance to try to get spirit to come forward and give the group some form of personal evidence. After a short amount of time a young boy called Timothy aged about 6-7 years old came forward, the group had already detected him via the tricorder and our other electronic equipment. Timothy was wearing a smart suit with short trousers, not a school uniform, and by his appearance he looked as if he came from the 1810s. He also brought his Sister with him, called Mary but she was rather shy. However between them they managed to move the arms of some of the guests. Hot and cold spots were also felt by the guests, but generally the energy seemed only to interact with those nearest to the kitchen.
There was also another female energy present, she was about 23 years old and was very shy, and she emerged from the kitchen area and stayed within an invisible boundary from the kitchen door to mid-way into the restaurant. She did not interact with the guests, but she could see that Timothy and Mary were interacting with us.
Throughout the séance I could sense a male energy sitting near the bar, he appeared to be very grumpy almost angry and he appeared to be dressed in clothing which I would associate as being from 1920s – 1930s. He did not want to interact with the group and stayed in the same place, muttering to himself.
After we broke the séance circle I conducted an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experiment, which was stopped mid-flow due to a very noisy crowd making their way along the walkway just outside, but after we re-commenced the experiment there were two EVPs recorded. One which has been added to our website as it is very clear and the other which we cannot establish what exactly is being said.
You can listen to the clear one at http://youtu.be/XnZ-HpNAgvM
Many guests wandered over to where this disgruntled gentleman appeared to me and our electronic equipment picked up his energy. Some of the guests also photographed orbs in this location.
During this part of our investigation I set up the laser grid in the hope of seeing a spirit manifestation, as we have had some success with this in the past; however nothing notable happened at the time.
Some photographs were taken of the ceiling in the area which separates the bar and the restaurant and someone noticed that there seemed to be a woman’s face looking down through the window, but alas this turned out to be a mannequin! However during this time many people photographed what seemed to be a patch of brickwork on the ceiling, there was no brickwork. At the time the photographs looked very real however on examining the photos that we took and those taken by some of the guests we can conclude that it wasn’t brickwork, it was the wooden beam, which although doesn’t look anything like brickwork under certain circumstances the wood of the beam is reflected in the flash, which lightens the wood and since the beam is etched this looks like brickwork because the beam is out of focus. A mystery solved!
The second session we swapped the groups and my group headed into the café since the noise on the street had quietened down. We were assembled in the cellar of the café and although there were spirit energies present the activity was rather subdued. We did however hear some very loud bangs and crashes which sounded like they were emanating from right above us, but we know that we were the only people in this area. A male energy called David made himself known to the group via a electronic equipment, I could also sense him and he told me that he was involved in an RTA (Road Traffic Accident) in the 1980s. I thought that he was riding a motorcycle as he was dressed in leathers, but he answered via our dialogue meter that he was not on a motorcycle. What his fate was I do not know because he didn’t provide us with answers.
I found this café area strange, not because of the lack of spirit energy, but when I first visited The Red Lion this room seemed to be electric and I felt vitalised and full of energy, yet on the night the reverse was true, everyone including me felt drained and tired which was a huge disappointment as I was hoping for some great activity to take place in this room.
After this session we headed into the cellar which is situated on the other side of the public walkway. This was a very spooky place and the group was split. The majority of us were in the main cellar and a couple of guests were near to the beer cask entrance as the other group reported some strangeness when they were here.
A male energy joined us he was from Norfolk aged between 17 and 19 years old, called Phillip and seemed to be a very simple minded chap. He did not physically interact with the group instead we heard all manner of strange noises like groaning, whistling, loud bangs, knocking and all round weird noises. Every time something happened all the guests jumped, as these noises came with no warning and were not caused from people walking on the pavement above us, as we could hear everything that was happening on the street above, the noises in the cellar were coming from the floor or from within the hotel.
The group of people who stayed by the beer cask entrance heard and felt much more than they bargained for and on many occasions some very loud bangs and crashes were heard in this area and just after the noises the guests who were near that area screamed!
During this session a guest felt a party popper (which was stored there) hit his leg which made him jump! And two guests witnessed a Christmas tree (which was being stored) move in front of their eyes. Some of this session has been videoed and hopefully the noises especially the whistling have been recorded. Many orbs were definitely recorded.
The final session of the evening we allowed the guest to roam between the rooms, as my team were all staying overnight and we had the majority of the haunted rooms.
In room 7 which has many stories, a mist formation was photographed by a guest and an EVP was recorded, however the EVP is unintelligible and has been sent off for further analysis.
In room 6 we tried a scrying experiment and all guests who stood in front on the mirror could feel their features change, the spectators could see the results and on several occasions the spirit energy that people could see looked either scary or malicious which frightened some of the guests!
One of my team members who was staying in room 9 reported that when he entered the room the shower was on, much to his amazement. He was not responsible for this as when we arrived he just dumped his overnight bag in the room and then joined the rest of the group in the bar.
After the public investigation had finished, those who were staying in the hotel overnight, which included some guests as well as the team members decided to re-visit the cellar, as it was now much quieter on the streets of Colchester. As before some of us were near the beer cask drop and the rest of the group in the main part of the cellar. I stayed by the Christmas tree in the hope of seeing it move and to experience some of the noises which seem to be related to this old opening. We heard many strange noises here but during the séance which was being conducted in the main cellar I felt that there was an unwelcome spirit energy and although this energy was doing what was asked of him – gentle movements etc. – I felt that one of the guests would soon need my help. I thought I knew which guest it was going to be as this guest (who will remain nameless) has had a similar experience at another investigation of mine.
When I entered the room the guest that needed help was Andy, his partner Wendy was scared of him and said that she felt that Andy was looking menacing and threatening even though Andy was feeling generally fine, he could feel an unusual force or energy around him and I realised what was in progress and stepped in to help Andy, and ultimately Wendy! The spirit energy that was responsible was called Adrian Muller and he was able to push Andy with great force whilst I was standing directly behind Andy, which was probably just as well because otherwise I think Andy would have fallen over.
After giving Andy some much needed energy in the form of emergency healing and placing him in the circle the feeling that he had and his appearance to the group had changed, Wendy could now look at him without being scared!
This event was a huge success and the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we as a team also had a fantastic night and we cannot wait to return to The Red Lion Hotel as I believe there is so much more to experience at this venue.
We have recorded many hours of video footage which is currently being analysed for audio-visual anomalies; any results will be published on our website in due course.
Our next public event at The Red Lion is scheduled for 14th April 2012 and tickets are available from our website. http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk
This venue is also available for private events (birthdays, hen nights etc.), for more information please see our website.
I would like to thank all the staff, especially Warren the General Manager for making this event run smoothly and Jason the Night Porter who although sceptical helped us with the event into the early hours.
Ghost Hunt Events
Wychling Woods ghost hunt – Friday 13th January 2012
In the past these woods have been so very scary, but with the time of year, January many of the trees that on previous occasions looked menacing are now bare, however this didn’t have any great bearing on the ghost hunt, as this area is very haunted, and the nearly full moon gave the whole woods an eerie feel. The temperature however was not to our liking as it was about -4 degrees Celsius.
After leaving the cars and entering the newer woodland area we stopped at a nominal point and started with our first séance, we were joined fairly quickly by a male energy who was in his early 20s, with dark hair and of a stocky build and dressed in what I would call fairly normal farm hand clothing. He gave me his name as Marc Bradbury or Braybury and he passed over in the early 1860s. Marc then proceeded to walk around the circle and started to move a few of the guests arms, very gently and also pushed a couple of the guests also very gently.
Another energy made herself known to me, a young female energy aged about 25 and seemed to be from the Victorian era (based on her clothing), but she was very shy and did not seem to want to get involved with us. Many strange noises were heard at this location, although many of them sounded like normal woodland animals, there were one of two noises which sounded more like footfalls and whistling. The area is known for its strange whistling sounds.
After walking back through the woodland we arrived back at the Church and ventured into the woodland behind the church, I was hoping to find the particular area where we had so much activity the last time I visited these woods, but because of the lack of tree cover and the combination of the moon light I was unable to find this area. I however used my K2 EMF meter to locate a suitably active area that was fairly free of undergrowth and small trees and we held our second séance.
After a while an older gent stepped forward, he seemed to be dressed well, wearing a three piece black with pin stripes suit and gave me the impression that he was of a man of importance, like a Mayor or Councillor. He was in his early 50s, mostly bald and had a well groomed beard which was salt & pepper in colour. He did not interact with the group, but ushered the words “You are playing with fire” to me. From this statement I deduced that he may have been a religious man and this sort of activity did not meet his approval.
There were also a pair of male twins that stepped forward, these gents were in their early 20s and I had the impression that they could have been very mischievous if they wanted to be. Many footfall sounds were heard here, the majority of these sounds came from behind me and although I am used to hearing animal sounds in woods, some of the noises sounded like much bigger animals than the usual rabbits, foxes and badgers. Even though the woodland and undergrowth cover was light I and the guests did not see any eyes, which was quite unnerving. The temperature was getting to the guests and subsequently the group split up, with the majority of the group heading further into the woods.
One of the guests had with them an ovulus and a ghost box, these are used to try to get spirit to talk through these machines, however there were spirit around, namely a young boy called Anthony who was about 6 years old, but the results of the ghost box and the ovulus were extremely subjective. I also carried out EVP experiments but there was no spirit voices recorded.
Once again an interesting ghost hunt, but due to the weather being very cold we will return to this location later in the year to see whether the spirit activity will increase and be as productive as last year.
Ghost Hunt Events
Oldbury Hill Fort 5th November
After losing sight of the main path and trekking up the embankment we walked into the woods and stopped at one of the many crossroads as the EMF Metre I was holding was showing high levels of spirit energy. I decided we would hold a séance at this spot.
Within a matter of minutes there were lots of child energies around, one made himself known to me, he was called Simon and was quite tall and about 12-13 years old. He was also skinny and stood about 5’4”. He wore a hessian shirt and what looked to be home-made shoes tied together with twine. This energy made Tony, Steve and Brett (guests) feel very cold. Everyone else heard many footfalls for all directions, but the majority we heard in the direction that we had just walked. When we were walking to this spot I commented to Sean that it felt like we were being followed and he agreed. Also during this séance some guests heard horse hooves and other noises which all sounded like someone creeping about in the woods.
A male energy also made himself known to me and he seemed to be from 1860s, he also gave me the impression that he was a technical man as he held plans and surveys. This energy called himself Peter and he was a strict man. Upon his arrival Steve, Tim and Kerry (guests) all heard footsteps behind them and also some strange lights. Noises we also heard behind Lynn (guest) and Sean that sounded like mumbling and whisperings.
During our EVP experiment some people heard horses hooves again and on playing back the recording two strange knocks we heard after a guest asked their question (this is still being analysed) which no-one heard during the EVP experiment.
After this I set up the laser grid and asked spirit to walk through the grid, the first time this happened the mist seemed to come towards us, much to the amazement of the guests, unfortunately I didn’t see it properly as I was talking to a guest at the time, but I did see the tell end of it. I also noted that no one was smoking at the time. Many shadows we also seen within the grid and guests walked into the grid to see if they could sense anything. However when they had all come back to the group we all saw another mist come from behind us “walk” into the grid and then “evaporate” about half way in the visible light.
From here we moved deeper into the woods and found ourselves standing in the Medieval cart tracks, whilst EMF activity was high here and at one point we all heard some whistling, spirit activity was generally quite low. We decided to split into two smaller groups and make our way back towards the cars.
My group stopped at a small outcrop of stones which was extremely high in spirit energy the EMF Metres was constantly on Red (the highest).
We started a séance here and a female energy called Lily immediately made herself known to me, she was about 40 years old and wore a simple dress, she had long brunette hair, her daughter appeared almost instantly and she had almost white blonde hair. I asked whether they would push the guests and they complied pushing the two Steve’s (guests) backwards, which they found very interesting as they were both facing downhill and this was unnatural, but it was also very forceful and neither of them knew when it was going to happen, this continued for a few minutes. There was also some gentle arm movement between Brett and Kerry and Tim and me. At one point Brett was pushed towards the two Steve’s and he also commented that he felt very relaxed and comfortable. We then moved the circle around just to see what would happen and almost instantly Tim and Kerry (who were now standing where the two Steve’s were previously standing) were pushed backwards and the two Steve’s were now being pushed forwards and backwards.
When I announced that we should be making our way back to the others a great sadness was felt, mainly from the spirits but unusually Brett felt very tearful and at one stage her was physically crying and as he said the spirit seemed reluctant for us to leave. Just as we were about to go Brett felt a touch on his shoulder which surprised him.
I then questioned whether the spirit should not be sent on, as they seemed very sad and I wondered whether they needed help in crossing over. We asked them many questions and they responded by lighting the EMF Metre. But the responses were inconclusive as they wanted to stay and were reluctant to cross over.
We conducted another EVP experiment during which many sounds were heard in the surrounding woodland and all in the direction of where these two energies were standing.
Our walk down the hill from here was uneventful and we were not too far from the other group.
A very enjoyable evening with a lot of physical activity and definitely a very interesting place which we intend to return to when the weather warms up.
Ghost Hunt Events
Rye Castle (Ypres Tower & Women’s Tower) Ghost Hunt – 17th September 2011
When I first had a look around this venue in the day time, as I do with all the venues, I felt that there was something different about it, something that I couldn’t put my finger on, or even describe, but I knew it was going to be good and a good ghost hunt. Fortunately I wasn’t wrong, it was a brilliant venue with loads of atmosphere and some useful evidence recorded. Since we were limited in numbers, which as it turns out was definitely a good thing, the evidence we all saw, felt and heard was second to none.
The whole group was split into two smaller groups, I headed up to the top floor of the tower whilst the other headed over to the Women’s Tower (their report is separate)
Whilst Ted (our host and volunteer guide for the evening) was giving us a brief outline of the history of the tower and its usage over the years, I could distinctly smell gunpowder, which at the time I attributed to the Museum, it was only later that I told Ted and he confirmed that there was nothing in the Museum that should have smelt of gunpowder.
It didn’t take long from when we started a séance circle for a male energy to step forward, his name was Percival from 1730s he was about 20yrs old 5’7″ in height and was a prison warden or someone who guarded people. He wore a red jacket with a single set of buttons down the front and was wearing a navy blue cap with a gold trim adorned with a badge, not dissimilar to a modern French Gendarme (Policeman). He also wore a belt which had many keys attached and about 12 pieces of white cord like material hanging from his belt. (I have no idea what these are).
He instantly started to push and pull various people in the group and move various peoples arms, our EMF metres were on the outside of the circle and began flashing up to the maximum almost instantly. At one stage everyone heard what sounded like someone moving some heavy piece of furniture on the ground floor, but then Ted (who was sitting in the room) began to investigate and we then heard several more bangs and came to the conclusion that it was fireworks, however the first noise sounded more like it was in the building, but we cannot rule out the fireworks.
Whilst everyone was being rocked or pushed in the circle another energy stepped closer, just behind Graham, which came as no great surprise to him as he was already feeling something behind him. This energy was female, a rather shy girl about 17 years old, but touched Graham’s neck and back several times which made Graham quietly surprised and a bit jumpy, as she didn’t affect any other guest. During this time a spirit energy (I’m not sure who) touched my upper arm, as if they were trying to squeeze past me. Louise also had an energy who was touching her hair and head, Louise described it as if someone was running their fingers through her hair, like a head massage.
I became aware that behind Sean there was yet another male energy but he wasn’t a nice energy, not because of any malice, but he was just unhappy or grumpy and wanted anyone near him to feel the same. He was a very tall man about 6’7″ in height, roughly aged about 35 and wore a basic white shirt with blue strips. He didn’t really say much, just grunts and groans. He did however make the person who stood in front of him feel strange and would exert massive pressure onto them, as if he were pushing them down from the shoulders. He also had this strange coldness about him as the temperature at this end of the room felt much colder than anywhere else. Ted even came over and felt the difference in temperature from inside the circle to the temperature outside the circle and he confirmed there was definitely a real difference. We had begun to rotate the circle, so that everyone could stand in the cold spot and experience that energy, whilst we were doing this Louise exclaimed that she had just heard a women walk behind her, she knew it was a woman because of the sound of the clothing. But it wasn’t a physical person, as Ted (who was the only person not in the séance circle) was sitting on a bench on the other side of the room. This was another female energy, a lady of the night dressed in a maroon/purple dress, who just passed us by.
This room proved to be very useful and gave us many experiences.
After a short break, we swapped locations with the other team, the Women’s tower is a very small tower with an upstairs room and a downstairs room. We headed upstairs, almost instantly a female energy came forward she called herself Maam and she described herself as First Yeomantry, she took an instant dislike to Sean and proceeded to inflict some pain on him. Everyone else was being pushed and gently rocked. The atmosphere however changed almost instantly and I felt an ebergy standing behind me, he was a tall man, about 6’2″ called John Chevalier/Chevaux and he seemed to be the person who cleaned up human excrement. Although I could feel his energy all around me, I was generally feeling fine, I had a headache but nothing more. Then Sean said that my nose looked very different, much bigger and knobbly, Graham also noticed that my face seemed to change, it had become more rounded and fatter. I could obviously not see this, but nevertheless I could feel some odd sensations around my forehead, nose, cheek bones and chin. Most of the group could see that my features were changing and at one point many could not look at me because I was scaring them! Nevertheless I was still sounding like myself (I don’t often do trance, as it scares the guests) so I voluntarily stepped into the centre of the circle to get rid of this energy. He then moved behind Graham and started to do the same thing. I exited the circle and stood alone outside to lure him away from the guests and to give some protection to Graham, but in that short amount of time Graham was feeling dizzy, drained and as he described it, the feeling the day after a heavy drinking session. (Not quite with it as well!). When I re-joined the circle I almost jumped, as I saw in a physical way the back of the spirit energy John walk past me, past Debbie and through the wall behind Graham. This made me jump, because I wasn’t expecting to see this.
After this episode we were about to take a quick break but a child energy arrived and began to twirl Debbie, like a musical box, to and fro for a few minutes. I could not describe her, as I couldn’t see her properly, all I know is that she was about 8 or 9 years old and liked Debbie.
After our little break, we walked into the ground floor room of the Women’s Tower, Debbie who had stayed outside came rushing in, as she said she had heard someone walking on the gravel (no one could get into the yard as the gate was locked, the only people who could have entered the garden were the other group). Graham then decided he would investigate and he too after a few minutes came rushing back in as he had also heard the same noise. I then investigated but did not hear anything until I had turned my back and had just entered the ground floor room.
I started recording with my Audio recorder to see if those noises that we could all hear (from time to time) could be recorded, but alas none of the recordings have any sounds of footsteps or the sound of someone walking on gravel.
However during this period we tried various EVP (ghost voice) recordings and some tapping experiments. At the time we all heard the taps, but like the footsteps, nothing can be heard on the recordings. The EVP experiment on the other hand was very successful, out of the 20 or so recordings there are about 4 really good examples. Two of which are:-
One of the strangest phenomena’s of the night is the lack of photographs, usually in very active places we have untold amount of photographs, with orbs, mists and other anomalies, however this venue out of the five people taking photos only four of us have anything unexplained and the odd thing is that three of us only have one orb photo each.
A very enjoyable night for all that attended and a location that I would like to return to in 2012, as this venue is perfect for a small group.
We would like to thank Peter from the Rye Museum Association for allowing us to investigate Rye Castle (Ypres Tower) and Ted who watched the proceedings on the night.
Ghost Hunt Events
Kym, Lynn, Lee & Amy
Investigation 1 ~ We started with a séance circle upstairs in the Women’s Tower calling out to spirit to come forward. Immediately we had a young girl called Megan with her two year old brother Toby. She said they shouldn’t be there, did nothing wrong. We sensed Megan would sing and read to her brother. Then we heard a very loud bang next to us, which we felt came from someone banging the large storage box in the room. Nobody was capable of doing it, we were all holding hands, and nobody had moved. After we had all recovered we asked out who had made that noise, and sensed a ‘Lady of the Night’ present, her name was Rula. She wasn’t nice to look at, whiskers on her chin and a wart. When asked who’d want to pay for that, she replied with, someone had to. We continued to hear noises around the room, and a sigh. We then dropped hands, and Lynn took her necklace off to use as a pendulum. This was moved in different ways, vibrating and bending in the middle, very unusual. Shortly after this the EMF lights were lighting up, and a tap on the closed door was heard. We then left the room, and on leaving the downstairs room we heard a tap on the wood.
Investigation 2 ~ We started with a séance circle in the upstairs of the museum. We sensed a male energy, who came forward and started moving us, swaying us in different directions. He looked scruffy, dirty and not nice. Then Lynn got pushed to the ground, and being unable to get back up we broke the circle to recover. We then repositioned ourselves and asked the spirit to give his name, but all we got was you can call me ‘sir’. We sensed he was the big boss and would beat and rape the prisoners. We felt cold spots, and when checking the temperature after it was 17 degrees initially, rising back up to 21 degrees as we watched. During the séance Lee was standing very straight and said he felt very angry. Lynn was also feeling the same. Lights were also seen in the room.
Investigation 3 ~ We went to the walled garden hoping to hear footsteps on the gravel as the earlier group had, but unfortunately nothing.
We all had a fantastic night, and can’t wait to return.
The first event here, albeit a private event was a very scary night with lots of activity, we were hoping that this event would be similar. Although a little disappointing that it wasn’t quite so scary it was however very fruitful in terms of evidence captured by guests and team in the form of photos and EVP recordings.
The first session was held in the same place that we had the coin incident from the first investigation (Read the first report https://ghosthuntevents.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/hucking-estate-private-ghost-hunt-8-7-2011/). A male energy by the name of Tomas joined us, he was a woodman and he began by pushing Nicky, Tabitha and myself, making all us feel like we were on a boat. During this time many footfalls were heard in the surrounding woodland, as if someone were approaching but never arrived. Lights were seen by many guests and the EMF metres recorded a lot of spirit activity. One of the guests (Graham, had his jacket tugged). However only half the group were getting any sensations so we split up into two smaller groups.
After we allowed several minutes for the other group to walk away from us, we held another séance in the same area. Almost immediately we all heard various strange noises and strange lights again were seen, some of these were very bright & although we cannot rule out that it could have been from the other group, the direction of these lights seen were not where they were supposed to have been. A younger male energy joined us, about early 20s about 5’ in height and of a stocky build with short cropped black hair. He was wearing a white/cream granddad shirt and had leather patches on his trousers. Possibly he could have been a Farrier. This energy had no problem in moving many of us and once again Tabitha and myself seemed to be standing on very unstable ground as neither of us had any balance.
After leaving this area we decided to try to walk through the woods to where the other group were, however this proved (like last time) rather difficult as the woodland paths seem to be non-existant at night!
When finally we joined the other group on one of the main pathways of the wood (this is an area which was very active in the day time) a male energy who was called Marcus joined us, he was 37 years old and lived nearby. When asking what year he was from several EVPs were recorded, the best you can hear at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE7r3MzSKA0
From here we walked over to where the pond is supposed to be and once again another energy joined us, I however was at the back and left Kym and Graham asking the questions as they were getting responses on their EMF metres. I was concerned with two male energies, one of which was called Edward. What concerned me is that they had followed us from earlier, but would not approach us. This I thought to be weird, as I could easily sense and see them, yet the still would not approach. It was only after a long while, as the majority of the guests had walked on to another spot that the motive of these male energies became apparent.
They were not there for our benefit they were there because they were collecting another spirit energy, someone who near us who shouldn’t have been there, or who have broken a spiritual law. As we (three guests and myself) continued to walk down the path I had the distinct impression that these energies were to collect a spirit energy that had latched onto a guest of mine.
Again when we finally caught up with the rest of the group, after getting slightly lost and disorientated by the trees, the motive of these two energies was very apparent. They were definitely apprehending another spirit energy, whoever this energy was I have no idea, but my spiritual guide turned up for protection.
As we were walking out of the woods towards the car park, my guide informed me that these two male energies had completed their mission.
Once again a very unusual ghost hunt, the EVPs recorded are very clear and many of the photographs contain some very bright and distinctive orbs. All in all an enjoyable ghost hunt. A place we will return to in 2012.
Ghost Hunt Events
Fort Horsted ghost hunt 3rd September 2011
Fort Horsted is an amazing place, our first event there was a very active location and this time around we were not disappointed either. The group was split into equal sized groups and each group embarked on several very different areas. Each Medium or Paranormal Investigator has written a report.
My group headed for the double casements, this involved a very steep climb down some nasty staircases, nasty because it is very tiring.
After starting a séance circle various energies were present although none seemed to want to be identified, however we heard various footfalls, mumbling, tapping and voices. These noises could not have come from any of the other groups, as we were separated by quite a distance.
Various shadows were seen, whilst I was experimenting with my laser pen Graham thought that Debbie was behind him as he felt a brush against his jacket, but when he looked around no-one was behind him. During this laser pen experiment, which casts a grid of light, many people including me saw some shadows, all the while we were all still hearing footsteps, which sounded like they were approaching, but no-one arrived.
Each session the group of people experienced a different Medium and a different area, so for my 2nd session I headed for the furthest part of the fort, away from everyone. This time around we had some gentle arm movement and pushing, this was attributed to two male energies who enjoyed pushing Graeme and Mia, so much that they were bent over, virtually touching the floor. During this time once again we heard various mumbling sounds (like distant whispering). During the laser pen experiment, once again some interesting photos were taken by the guests, one of which had a very strange person shaped shadow caught within the light. It takes a reasonable amount of technical photographic knowledge to capture the laser light, as a flash will “knock out” the laser light, so the photo has to be taken over several seconds. I too have some odd photos which are still being analysed.
My 3rd session the guests wanted to go to the double casements, which meant heading for those lovely staircases! After everyone had recovered from the intense walking, once again I started by holding a séance, this time another group was in the same area. However more or less instantly Carl started laughing, without any reason whatsoever. (This happened previously in my group when we were in this area at the last investigation in June). Various hot and cold spots were felt by the guests, there were some gentle arm movements and some vigorous movements. One of the male energies that was affecting the guests was called Webb and he was a WWII soldier, quite a gentile character and it was his energy that the guests could feel as hot and cold spots. There was also a female energy present, she seemed very shy, however I have an EVP which she calls out he name (this EVP is still being analysed, however I can only hear Laura as her name, however the experts cannot agree at the moment). Various lights were seen by the guests, mostly behind me.
The 4th Session we allowed the guests to more-or-less go wherever they wanted for about 30mins to either hold their own mini ghost hunt, or to go somewhere with a Medium. Most of the guests at this time decided that they were tired, however I had a group of people who wanted to experience something, so we headed for one of the magazines. This proved a very active area as within seconds of us starting a séance circle we heard approaching footsteps, whispers and groans. There was a male energy present, he seemed to be dressed like a builder and gave me the impression he was from the 1960s. This energy proceeded to push the guests gently forwards and backwards. There was one candle lighting the room and I then asked for spirit to blow it out. As soon as I said that it flickered very vigorously (bearing in mind it hadn’t flickered at all until this point) this continued every time I asked for spirit to blow the candle out, however it was close to be extinguished once or twice, but it never actually went out. However during this time we were still hearing footsteps and at one moment we heard a loud metallic crash, this I thought was someone walking down the corridor, as there are metal gratings covering holes in the floor, however if someone was walking over these gratings the only place they could have ended up was where we were, and no-one arrived. Towards the end of the session we all started to see various lights and then we all thought we saw a bat or something flying in the room. This was too much for one of the girls and she put her torch on, but there was nothing to be found in the area of the room where moments earlier we all heard something flapping. A very strange experience.
Once again everyone enjoyed the Fort Horsted experience, many photographs, EVPs and video footage was recorded on the night and as soon as our evidence has been verified we will publish it on the website.
EVP recorded during ghost hunt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXM__GlBwZg
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