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Wychling Woods ghost hunt, Kent – 8th September 2012
This is usually a very quiet place, especially at night, however there was another ghost hunt group within the vicinity of the church, mostly making a lot of noise and holding Ouija board sessions within the grounds on the churchyard. This is something that we condone.
However we continued into the woods behind the church as we have had a lot of activity in past ghost hunts happen in this area.
Once settled into an area which made people feel on edge at previous ghost hunts we were joined by a female energy by the name of Catherine, aged in her early 20s and passed over in early 1900s.
Plus a male energy called Geoffrey Hardcourt who was 56 years old also from 1900s. He told me that he lived near the church and he looked like a farmer especially because he was wearing mustard coloured trousers, a checked shirt and was of a stocky build.
Whilst we were communicating with these spirits via our electronic equipment we heard the sound of footfalls, this was not the other group because the sound emanated right behind one of the guests (Becky) which made her move very quickly towards the rest of us!
We also heard whistles in response to our whistles and other various noises. We know that it was not the other group as they made so much noise when moving around the woods, we could hear them long before they became aware of us.
Becky also felt something touch her leg which made her jump. Whilst we were standing in a circle, but not holding hands, Geoffrey was able to push people or gently rock them from side to side. Some of the guests were able to smell pipe tobacco.
During a session when I was tapping very lightly on a tree we all heard some tapping sounds in response to these taps.
When Catherine stepped closer to the group I suggested that they hold out their hands to feel Catherine; all the guests felt the same sensation; pins and needles in their hands and a strange stiffness in some of their fingers.
Very briefly a child energy came forward, this child was about 7 or 8 years old and came and stood near to the guests as they were holding out their hands for Catherine to touch.
During all of this we had little or no KII (EMF) activity on our electronic equipment.
Having noticed that the other group had now gone home, because the area was now back to its usual silence we moved from behind the church to a curious part of the woods close to the church which is an archaeological dig site. I have seen this dig site grow from just a few metres long to many metres long and at one stage an ancient wall was uncovered. I have always wondered whether this was the remains of a house.
We were joined by a female energy called Elizabeth who was a Land Girl during the Second World War. There were sporadic yet high levels of KII (EMF) energy in this area as well as quite a lot of communication from our electronic devices.
Some of the guests photographed Orbs and other light anomalies in this area, this is quite common in this area along with strange mist photographs.
Once again a very enjoyable ghost hunt, in which all the guests had some personal physical activity and although the other group made a lot of noise they did not interfere with us nor their actions have any bearing on the evidence and sensations that we encountered throughout the evening.
Wychling Woods ghost hunt – 13th July 2012
Wychling woods (Kent) is known for its weirdness, strange things happen here, every time we have been in the woods, odd and strange things have happened either to the guests one by one, or to the whole group en mass.
We may have been tempting fate to be here on Friday 13th, but that only counts if you are superstitious! We aren’t.
Our first session was in a familiar part of the woods, this area has in the past been very productive and many paranormal occurrences have taken place. This evening was no different. We started by just calling out for spirit to step forward, there was a high level of KII activity and plenty of communication from spirit via our communication device. Whilst this was going on one guest (who has been on various ghost hunts many times) jumped and exclaimed that he had just heard a footstep beside him, no-one else heard it. As we continued strange whistles were heard, sometimes in response to our whistles but many were not. Then out of the blue we all heard footsteps approaching from deeper in the woods, which given the nature of these woods (it is very thick with trees) it seemed very unlikely especially since we saw no torch light and the sound of these footsteps only lasted for about 30 seconds.
From this point on many of the guests were feeling frightened and on edge and the smallest amount of noise made them all jumpy. All of the guests huddled, whereas I moved freely around them, not feeling at all scared and without a torch (as I have very good night vision). All of the guests said that they all felt spooked and that they had the feeling that something was about to happen, many guests also reported that they felt watched and all reported at different times the feeling of their jackets or legs being touched.
We continued, and I started my SB7 (Spirit box) which is a device that scans radio waves at 100ms in reverse, so any voices we hear on this we can be sure that it is not being broadcast. Asking for the spirit energies present to use the device to say their name or any of the guests names. Within a few minutes we all heard two of the guests name spoken clearly via the device.
This did not help any of the guests feel more relaxed and whilst very little happened of a paranormal nature all the guests were now standing back to back as they were all feeling on edge and all commented that they felt a sense of dread. As I moved closer to them I too could feel a slight feeling of being watched although not of the same intensity.
After a few minutes all the guests exclaimed that this strange feeling just lifted and they all felt comfortable in the woods. What caused this feeling I could not tell.
Our second session was on the other side of the woods in an area which has previously been another area of much paranormal activity, although since my last visit I had some problems locating it as the path had overgrown with weeds, after much stomping about I finally found the right area.
Here we were met by a female energy called Elizabeth who was aged in her late 20s and she told me she was a Land Girl during the Second World War. Elizabeth also answered many questions via our communication devices although very little was audible on the SB7. KII activity however was very high. There was little photographic evidence from the night, apart from in this area where several light anomalies (spirit orbs) were photographed.
Once again an unusual ghost hunt, but one where even the guests who had thought they had experienced everything on a ghost hunt felt like it was their first time ghost hunting.
Wychling woods ghost hunt 31st March 2012
Wychling is one of the strangest places I have ever visited, there is no village now, although I’m not sure that there ever was. The Church stands all alone in the middle of nowhere, hidden from view from the road and surrounded by woodlands.
These woodland though are definitely haunted and we have encountered many spirit people who have given no end of evidence of their presence. This visit was no different.
After walking around the church and graveyard we made our way to a very unusual feature; an archaeology dig, which we have seen progress over about 10 months. What this dig is to prove we have no idea, because it just looks like earth in the ditch, no walls or artefacts or in fact anything interesting to the lay person.
However this site does seem to bring out the spirits, whether this is disturbing something important or the ground was once something else we can only speculate.
In this area a female energy wearing a pink and white stripped dress came forward, she was about 20 years old and there were more than one of these energies, who all looked the same. The odd thing about them is that they were all wearing black top hats.
None of us could think of any trade where ladies wore top hats and in a strange way this reminded me of films depicting Voodoo villains, namely a James Bond film. Although I doubt that this image is anywhere near the truth.
This female energy however provided us with audible sounds and answered many questions via our communication equipment. Some of the guests also saw lights in the trees and further sounds heard in the distance. Although we had to put up with the sound of howling dogs from a nearby Kennel. At times though this howling sounded very similar to The Hounds of the Baskervilles, which made the ghost hunt more unnerving. Many orb photos were taken here by us and some of the guests.
We made our way to part of the woodland behind the church, this area we had a very interesting experience back in August when holding one of the first ghost hunts.
Once again lights were seen within the trees and our K2 EMF meters and our ghost communication devices picked up lots of activity. A male energy by the name of Roger came forward, he was about 9 years old and very scruffy in his appearance and I suspect he was a runaway (although he never answered this question).
Strange mists were also seen in this area and once again light anomalies (orbs) were photographed. Whilst asking Roger where he came from I used this opportunity to record the responses as an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experiment and one recording contains a voice, you can listen to it below.
Whilst making our way out of the woods, two people Kym & Carl both heard a growl, both said that this sounded like someone standing very near to them. I at this time was making my way out of the woods via a precarious path and did not hear anything.
Another interesting ghost hunt at Wychling and one which we will repeat later in the year when it is warmer.
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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.
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Wychling Woods ghost hunt – 26-8-2011
This was a private event for more than one purpose, but generally this is one of the scariest places in Kent. I have conducted two ghost hunts here and both times it has been amazing.
We started the evening in what I would call the scary location, after some varied photo taking by the guests and some orbs captured we started a séance circle to try to get spirit to move people and give them personal evidence.
Within a few minutes a male energy stepped forward, he was in his early 20s, of slim build and stood approximately 5’9” in height. This energy was reluctant to give his name, but he started by moving the hands of Mia (guest) and me and then shortly after Mia and Chloe (guest). Mia at this point I think it is fair to say was somewhat freaked out and generally really scared, although in my opinion there was nothing to be scared of, but then I do this all the time.
Mia could not believe that both her arms were being gently moved.
The male energy then moved around the circle, and many people commented that they could see lights, which could not have come from the road as the woodland is too thick for light to shine through the trees.
Graeme (guest) had what he called a sick stomach, but he stated that it felt tight like he was about to be sick. No one else had experienced this pain. Then the level of spiritual activity increased, a level of which I haven’t seen for some time. Mia’s alarm (on her phone) was ringing, which she stated at the time she didn’t set, because she knew she was going to be doing this ghost hunt.
Scott and Debbie (guests) both felt something brush past their faces. However Scott is 6’ in height and Debbie is about 5’ in height and therefore it could not have been a branch of a tree, as there were no branches that could have brushed past their faces at this height.
Graham (guest) and I were being pushed forward with such force that the only course of action was to step forward, it was at this point that Debbie broke the circle because she felt the brush past her face which she said really scared her.
As I said to everyone, “let’s drop hands” I reached down to my utility belt to find my torch, when I noticed that my belt had come undone. It was if it happened at that moment, because this utility belt has a special clip, where to undo it you have to use both hands to press the top & bottom catches and press the button in the middle. I heard no noise (it clicks when undone) and more importantly this belt carries all my equipment and is quite heavy it would have normally dropped to the floor, but on this occasion it didn’t. Very strange.
When Mia checked her alarm had been set to 23:23, which not only is an odd time, but she swore she did not set it. Was this spirit activity?
After conducting an EVP experiment and more photo taking and exploring this part of the woods, we moved to an odd area, the ground here feels (by walking on it) made up, something recently buried or a hole filled in.
Once again we held a séance circle and asked for spirit energy to step forward, within a few minutes three brothers stepped forward, they were of slim build and gave their name as Taylor (which I assume is their surname).
They gave me the impression that all three passed away in a farming accident, something to do with a thrashing machine, the year they gave was 1927.
It didn’t take long for these energies to start on the group and Graeme, Mia and I felt a massive pressure on our shoulders and our arms that wanted to drag us downwards. At first the energy was centred on me, but as we were all double bent it was hard to say who was feeling the most as we were all trying to fight back because none of us wanted to fall in the mud, but the energy was very strong. After a couple of tries, we managed to lift ourselves up.
However this was short lived, because the next wave of pressure we were heading downwards again, this time Chloe was involved. After about 15 minutes we were able to stand up once again. Then the spirits decided they were going to move our arms and the four of us who were pushed now were moving our arms. When I torch light came on, the rest of the group found this to be very entertaining. Once again Graeme, Scott, Sean, Kym & Graham (guests) all had stomach pains, the four of us who had been moved had no pain. Laura (guest) who was standing outside the circle heard lots of noises, according to her some of those noises sounded like someone walking through the woods, however no one ever arrived and it would be very difficult to walk through these woods without a torch.
Laura thought that there was someone standing beside her, until she called out the name of the person (Toby) and he answered several people abreast away from Laura. Many noises were also heard by most of us, some were odd, others very unusual considering it weren’t windy or raining, but there were several knocking sounds.
Mia also reported that her hair had been tugged and then without any warning she was pushed backwards with such force that Sean and I had to hold on very tight otherwise she would have fallen over. However the spirits were determined that she was going to fall and eventually Sean and I could not hold her anymore and we had slipped in the mud and she fell over.
This was a great ghost hunt and it is unfortunate that a public event could not be held here, because I firmly believe this is one of the scariest locations that I have ever investigated and I cannot wait to return some day.
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Wychling woods – 15th July 2011 – Private Ghost Hunt
After spending an entire afternoon trying to find the church in Wychling, I thought this would be a great venue to investigate with a small group and because of the Kent show that was taking place at Detling, this venue would be a good replacement.
We did not need to create a séance circle as the level of energy was extremely high and within a matter of minutes our K2 metres were showing that energies we all around. We took many photographs, some had orbs in them whilst others had strange mists, which cannot be explained, as although it wasn’t a calm night the wind was not too bad, but certainly it was not still enough for mists to form. At one point we heard some foot falls which could have been the local wildlife, however I would have expected to see large animals but the woods are too dense for a large animal to navigate those woods. Both guests saw some green lights, which could not have been car lights or local farms; however we didn’t establish what they could have been. During a session when I was using my sound amplifier I could distinctly hear a music box, (like a jewellery music box) albeit quite faintly, but the volume did not increase or decrease with the wind (this I would have thought would happen if the sound was carried on the wind). The source of this is unknown as it stopped as abruptly as it started. Both guests also noted that when someone took a photo and an orb was captured that there seemed to be a cold spot nearby.
We found a clearing and I asked spirit to come and join us, both of our K2 Metres jumped to life and were flashing in unison with a lot of vigour. I sensed that we were joined by a male energy by the name of Mark and he was about 22 years old and broadly built. He was carrying a satchel with him that contained rabbits. I did not establish whether he was a game keeper or a poacher. Our respective EMF Metres were still flashing in unison and during this period I carried out EVP experiments. Then I noticed that another male energy had joined us, this turned out to be Mark’s brother Brendon who was aged about 18. Both these energies were giving all guests some slight movement, but the majority of their energy was expelled making our EMF Metres lights flash. When I looked up from the ground I saw another physical face in our little circle and this made me jump and swear, as I wasn’t expecting to see a physical face looking back at me, as I took a step back to recompose myself the two male energies backed off. I wonder whether I had scared them?!
After a short while I became aware that a female energy had joined us, she was wearing horse riding gear and although this is timeless I had the impression that she was from the 1950s. Once again our EMF Metres jumped back into life and this female energy told me her name was Anne-Marie. Lots of questions were asked as we conducted EVP experiments. At one point I held out my right hand with the EMF Metre and my arm was pushed backwards with such force it was if it were attracted by a spiritual magnet. All the while the lights on my EMF were flashing in unison with the EMF Metre of my guests.
When Anne-Marie left us the atmosphere changed and we all started to hear strange noises in the woods, these were either coming from right in front of us, or directly behind us. These woods were not the sort of woods that a person could easily navigate, you would need a good torch to see and because of the undergrowth anyone approaching would make a lot of noise. But the noises we heard didn’t sound like a person moving in the woods, they were just random cracks and groans.
At one point one of the guests said that they were feeling strange, as if a cold energy was behind them, as they had felt a cold sensation on their back. I at this point did not sense anything behind the person although I knew it didn’t feel right, so I asked my guide to step forward and instantly I could see the spirit responsible. It was a male spirit by the name of Frank and he was wearing a dog collar and was either a reverend or bishop and he was putting all his weight down the shoulders of the guest, so much so that his legs began to buckle under the strain. My guide immediately stood in between the spirit and the guest and once the guest was feeling normal, my guide escorted Frank elsewhere.
As we were deciding whether to move or not we all saw various coloured lights in the trees, blue, orange, red and white. One of the guests thought they had seen two red eyes, but when our torches were on none of these lights could have come from anything in front of us as the wood was so thick and dense. We then made our way back to the car as it had been a great investigation site and one that deserves further investigation when there is less undergrowth to wade through.