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Pluckley Woods ghost hunt 23rd November 2012
This particular evening was a crisp 2 degrees Celsius with a clear sky and some moonlight, which although looked atmospheric made the woods a lot lighter than when there is no moon, as the moonlight makes it seem much more open than it is. However with the moon, there wasn’t any need for a torch as the pathways could easily be seen.
I started in my usual spot and after a short while a male spirit energy approached us, he was 33 years old and from the 1890s and gave me the impression that he was a farmer as he wore green coloured trousers and a check shirt but I found it odd that he wasn’t wearing a hat, as in that period farmers would have worn hats.
After some brief KII activity and communication via our electronic equipment I started a séance to give the guests some physical evidence of the spirit energy present. Whilst the farmer spirit energy was present, another male energy came forward to touch and move the guests as part of the séance. His name was Michael and he had dark and hair and a stocky build.
Michael was able to gently move some of the guests arms and push one or two of the guests as well as using our hands to stroke the faces and hair of some of the guests, which was a strange sensation for all those concerned.
A female spirit energy was also present, although she took a while to approach us and as I was telling the guests that she was approaching, one of the guests commented that they thought that they could see a shadow on the path of a person approaching us.
During the séance many guests commented that they could see lights behind me, one guest described the lights as being similar to shooting stars but much smaller and nearer to the ground.
At the end of the séance I did an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiment.
There were several responses to the question asked but even under extensive analysis the recordings could not be enhanced that much and it took a lot longer to figure out the words being spoken by the spirit. The best can be heard at:-
We would recommend listening to these several times to actually hear the words spoken.
The second location I set up the laser grid and pointed it along the path, some guests commented that they could see shadows within this grid, although I couldn’t because I was seeing the spirit energies.
Various spirit energies came and went, which the guests were able to detect on our KII meters and there was some communication via the gadgets.
There were also some strange noises heard further along the path and behind us, many of which sounded like footfalls of people.
Some guests ventured further along the path to investigate a light that they could see and the shadows in the grid.
At this point I started using our Spirit Box (a device that scans the FM radio waves in reverse at 100ms). First several names were heard, none of them belonging to anyone present, then we all heard “Hi” and “Hello”.
I asked how many guests were present and we all heard a very clear “5” then one of the guests who were investigating further along the pathway returned. I then asked the same question and we all heard a very clear “6” I also asked how many were further along the path and once again we all heard a very clear “3”. All of these answers were correct as there were 9 of us in total.
Once again a very successful ghost hunt with some good evidence, both physical and audible experienced by the guests.
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Fort Horsted ghost hunt 17th November 2012
Ghost Hunt Events as a team always enjoy going to Fort Horsted, as every time we go there something different, amazing or unbelievable happens during the ghost hunt which leaves our guests speechless. The level of activity that we have encountered at this Fort is surprising although we look forward to every event as if it were our first time there.
My first session was in a location the furthest from the other group and although we had sporadic communication via our electronic equipment, I decided that it would be better to hold a séance and ask the spirit present to interact with the guests.
Just after we started a male spirit called Michael stood in the doorway, several guests reported that they too saw a shadow in the doorway. Michael was of West African descent in his late 20s and appeared to be from the 1960s. He also told me that he was a carpenter who would have worked at the Fort at some point, he didn’t give the specifics.
Michael was able to move some of the guests arms but the majority of the time we were all hearing mumblings and whisperings from outside the room, although spirit did copy some of my whistles, which were heard by the guests. Also a lot of loud bangs were heard, although given the nature of the tunnels and that sound travels throughout these tunnels, those bangs could have been anything, although not the other group as they were too far away and not in the same tunnel complex. The whisperings and female voices on the other hand were not originating from the tunnels, but from within the room.
After a while we moved into another tunnel to see if guests felt anything strange, which is often the case however on this occasion none of the guests felt anything, but then we were a large group and the best activity here happens to small groups of people. There was however another male energy called Peter present who was able to answer some questions via our electronic equipment. Also more whistles were heard in this tunnel.
My second session was in exactly the same area, as each group just swapped for the second of our controlled sessions. Once again Michael joined us although no-one reported any movements. However many guests this time around (including me) smelt paint or white spirit which was strange as there would never be anyone painting within these tunnels. Some other guests reported smelling liquorice.
Once again we all heard female voices, mumblings and whispers although not on the same level as the previous group and after moving into the other tunnel, even less happened.
The third session was held in casement 26, which involves walking down an interesting and steep staircase below the dry moat. Whilst I was in this area with the majority of the guests I didn’t feel or sense any spiritual activity, although some guests did have some communication via our electronic equipment with a child energy.
After this final session we allowed our guests to go back to any particular area to experience any activity, although the majority of people wanted to experience the same rooms as each other, apart from three guests who asked me if we could go somewhere else and try to get some good evidence as they hadn’t experienced much all evening. So I took them to an area in which other people were unlikely to interrupt us and held a séance to encourage spirit to join us.
This was probably one of the best sessions I have had at the Fort. A male energy called Sergeant Mitchell joined us, he was 27 years old and Scottish and told me that in the Second World War he would train people at the Fort, but he was then sent to Normandy in France where he died from shrapnel wounds. He instantly liked Phil (guest) and myself because of our Celtic links (Phil is Welsh & I am Cornish) and he started moving all of the guests arms, first gently, then with more purpose as the guests got used to the strange feeling. He was also able to push and pull us usually surprising us as he did so. The guests then asked several questions (some out loud and some in their heads) which Mitchell answered by swaying some people and moving our arms to signify yes and no.
During this session, two other guests found us and whilst we were unable to let them fully join in, as we were being manipulated (by being pushed and pulled) they stood and watched. Becky who was standing nearest to us felt strange tingling pins and needle sensations as Mitchell told me that he was trying to touch her. Audrey (guest) who was part of the séance group felt her bum being touched or caressed. At the end of the séance I asked all the guests to think of a personal question to ask Mitchell as part of our EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiment. Many of the questions had some form of response although we have been unable to hear the exact words but three responses (out of six) had audible answers, two of which are very clear. These can be heard at
Once again a very enjoyable ghost hunt, although a little slow to start with, but as the night progressed more activity was experienced by the guests, especially when the two large groups split down into smaller groups. The Ouija board sessions were also very active (this will be covered in another team members report).
The ghost hunt events team were all present as we were shooting a promotional video before the ghost hunt.
Jo – Paranormal Investigator
Carl – Paranormal Investigator
Marc – Paranormal Investigator
Kym – Paranormal Investigator
Sean – Paranormal Investigator
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Fort Horsted ghost hunt 15th September 2012
As a team we were really looking forward to September as it meant that we were visiting Fort Horsted three times to hold ghost hunts.
The first on 14th September was a Hen night party and we had a really good séance session we also recorded a stone being thrown towards the group on video see http://youtu.be/eDaYBTnKHSc
So we were all anticipating this ghost hunt to be just as productive. It was!
Just before we let the guests into the Fort, I was in the smoking area which is at the end of the long tunnel and heard the sounds of metallic scraping, similar to someone moving a load of scaffold poles. Since I know I was the only person in that area and it wasn’t a windy night I did think that that was strange. Later in the evening two guests were also in the same area and they too both heard the same sort of noise.
The group was split into two smaller groups and I headed off for an area which I don’t often investigate, but this is an area which produces lots of strange anomalies and it is the furthest away from the other group.
We had small amounts of KII activity although quite a lot of communication through our electronic devices and the guests heard moans and groans, whistles, female voices and muttering, music and a female singing. We were joined by a female spirit energy called Mary Beth she was quite reserved and whilst holding a séance she was able to push some of the guests and move their arms.
Mary Beth was in her early 30s about 5’8” in height and had passed away during 1870s.
One of the guests (Emma) wandered down the tunnel that we walked to get to where we were to see if she could hear the sounds of the female mumbling and whispering better. She could and then came back very quickly to the rest of us! Towards the end of the session many of the guests including myself could hear the sound of laboured breathing, at first I thought this could be the sound of Sean (Cameraman) breathing as the noise in the room echoes. But as he moved away from us, several guests heard the same sound and it was much louder than the first time. Since Sean had moved away from the group he exclaimed that he though he heard the sound of Children playing, this is extremely unlikely considering it was about 10pm.
The second group session I returned to the same area that I was with the first group. Once again we had lots of communication via our equipment but little or no observed KII activity.
We were joined with a female energy that I have come across before in this Fort and in this room. Her name was Annie and she was a nurse in the First World War. During the resulting séance Annie was able to move just about everyone and arm movement was on command. Annie was also able to push people so that they were bent over and one guest (Dave) who was a sceptic got pushed so hard that he was pushed onto the floor. Many other guests were also pushed downwards and on to the floor. Many guests including me could smell lit matches, which is very distinctive and since we knew that we were alone in this area and no-one was in the smoking area it was rather strange. Some guests also smelt horse manure which equally was strange as there are no horses anywhere near the Fort.
The following two sessions were held in casement 26 which is the most strenuous to go to and from and since I didn’t want to be climbing the staircase (which has 92 steps) twice, the whole group went there in one go and then split up into the two areas at each end of the casement.
During the resulting séance held in this area two Second World War soldiers joined us; Justin and Taff, both were mischievous and they were able to push most of the guests and move their arms without much trouble. Michelle (guest) felt tugging on her coat during this séance and Chris (guest) who was also a sceptic was pushed to the floor. Dave who had already been pushed over once had the majority of the spirit energy affect him and towards the end of this session he was pushed with a lot of force that he could only fall over! Both Dave & Chris were speechless at this activity and had no logical explanation for what happened to them.
The fourth session I stayed put in this area and the guests swapped over, the same WWII energies were able to push people as before, some of which were pushed to the floor or bent over. Plus there was some strange arm movement felt by the guests including twisting or arms, which at times became very painful.
Once again this was a very enjoyable ghost hunt and one in which just about all of the guests had some form of physical paranormal activity happen to them.
We recorded many audio clips throughout the evening but as yet we have not been able to identify any EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voices).
This ghost hunt was carried out by:-
Marc Weston – Paranormal Investigator
Kym McMillan – Paranormal Investigator
Sean McMillan – Paranormal Investigator & Cameraman
Steve Moyle – Psychic Medium