Read all about what happened on our 2019 Ghost Hunt Events and what paranormal experiences occurred during the latest haunted evening!
As the so called Summer season edges ever closer (we can but hope), what better way to end our first insanely busy first half of 2019 by having a return visit to our old favourite and regular haunt “Gresley Old Hall”. Lacking any signs of sunshine and having been greeted with thunderstorms on arrival, Gresley certainly donned a darker and more foreboding look on approach which seemed to be reflected once inside, with many guests reporting sensations of a more sinister kind! Jabbing head trauma pains, the feelings of being pushed, breathlessness were just some of the spiritual sensations felt by people during their investigations! Gresley certainly gave many sceptics food for thought too!
H I G H L I G H T S
Ground floor : All groups experienced communication during ouija board sessions held in the former parlour. Team member Andy wrote down the name Arnold away from a group before the planchette started moving. With no awareness of what had been written, the planchette started to move and went to letters A-R-N! Wow! In another vigil, a couple of sceptics were turned during a very intense personal connection with a loved one that left them all on a high.
Middle floor : With 6 rooms to break off into, group members dispersed to discover what they could experience with or without equipment. Many guests independently reported similar feelings of unwell, from sensing a stiff neck and thinking out loud the word “rickets”, to jabbing eye head trauma like pains, to feeling a sense of dread from being pushed down the stairs. Guests also felt the presence of children which have been felt on numerous occasions around the building, as well as the presence of a nanny type figure protective of the children (again picked up on previous investigations). It was incredible to discuss so many accounts from guests who could sense such strong spirit energy, unbeknownst to them, many similar stories have been reported from previous investigations! Names that cropped up during the night were ; Josephine, Jane, Franny, Jim, Arnold, Joseph & Grace (Child spirit called Grace recorded in our summary last June 2018!). Absolutely fascinating accounts all helping to unravel the stories held within the crumbling walls of Gresley Old Hall.
Attic : Guests combined traditional methods such as dowsing rods and human pendulums with the use of equipment. A personal connection was made during one session and a presence of a female (connected to the building) in another.
Whistles and voices were heard throughout the building and whilst EVP’s in most instances were quite muffled, on further review appear to possibly say the following “get out”, “help them”, “It happened” “Get out of this…house” and “He will catch ya, keep back!”
As we hang up our event jackets in July, we would just like to end this half of 2019 by thanking everyone who attended not just last nights investigation (you guys were fab btw!) but to everyone who has attended an event this year and followed our haunted evenings antics thus far!
P.s! We’re not going anywhere, we’re still out investigating!….we’ll be back next weekend on a private investigation at Carew Castle in Wales, BRB!
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Nestled close by to the River Soar, just 3 miles from the City Centre, stands a hidden reminder of 18th Century Leicester that is sadly so easily missed due to the suburbia that now encases it. Belgrave Hall, built in 1709, was our hometown location for last nights Haunted Evening, a venue we fondly visit year after year to continue our investigations into the paranormal.
So what did the former wealthy merchants house offer up last night?
Ouija Board : We investigated 2 sections we’ve never fully utilised before to mix things up a bit and got some interesting results! The old stable block may not be the most obvious place (with all that Belgrave Hall has to offer) but gave some fascinating interactions with spirit via the Ouija Board. A female spirit who had her 6 children around her found it difficult to spell so we asked her and her children to copy shapes and numbers written down that the guests couldn’t see. She successfully drew the correct shape and selected the correct number scribbled on the paper!
Other board work in the old parlour produced results during the evening, a personal interaction as well as less decipherable messages from spirits connected to the building.
Equipment : We used equipment throughout the house and whilst the cellar proved fairly quite last night (unlike on previous investigations), energy was strongest in the main entrance hall. Rempods, designed to pick up strong shifts in magnetic energy, were set off during more than 1 of the 4 vigils conducted here with great force. Guests reported they felt energy racing around their human pendulum circle and this appeared certainly to be evident due to Rempods going off so strongly. In another pendulum, 3 guests were effected by swaying, one of which encountered a personal connection which understandably left her a little shaken.
Further experiments in this ground floor area provided other groups with activity, concluding that this appeared to be Belgrave Halls paranormal hotspot last night!
2 of the main bedrooms produced interesting results during 2 vigils with K2 meters spiking and vibration devices triggering.
The old kitchen area, whilst quiet for most, indicated a spirit energy near the fireplace, our vibe pod triggering on command and a muffled EVP suggesting they were near the “fire”. For another group, a chair in the kitchen made a clicking noise that was made louder on command with cold spots felt around it!.
We’re pleased to report that by the end of the evening we all experienced a degree of strange occurrences during both traditional and tech style vigils, from the subtle to the surreal!. An intriguing night where activity seemed to shift from one area to the next, often building towards the end of allotted time, keeping us all on our toes! Thanks to all those who attended last nights haunted evening at Belgrave Hall, your approach to the evening was absolutely spot on and it was a pleasure to be apart of your investigation. We’ll call in again soon to Belgrave Hall, watch this space!
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Although not so grand as it once was, the Grand Pavilion at Matlock Baths still stands proudly along the main front of this old Spa Town and is hard to miss!. We were lucky enough to return last night with a fabulous bunch of guests to see what we would all encounter from the otherside.
Muffled voices, cold spots, shadows and figures sensed, devices triggering… all added up to it being another busy night at this old landmark!
H I G H L I G H T S
HUMAN PENDULUM : During group 2’s human pendulum experiment in one of the upper rooms, a 37 yr old female spirit came forward who informed us (through yes/no responses) that she was murdered by a male suspect who allegedly worked at the Pavilion. This same male is potentially a sinister spirit encountered by other groups during last nights investigation around the stage area, established to be called William. (William confirmed by previous experiences/ staff). During the same pendulum experiment, the wheel of a bike moved as well as cold spots felt. 2 people were effected during the pendulum which resulted in almost all answers correlating without either guest being aware of the others responses. Awesome!
During a further Pendulum vigil (group 3), a further female spirit was sensed, aged 43, who passed from a horse & carriage “accident”.
OUIJA BOARD : A strong Personal connection occurred during Group 1’s Ouija board session with further validation via 2 k2’s (EMF meter) that spiked to red on command, certainly an emotional and impressive moment of spirit connection! During another Ouija board session, guests picked up a female spirit believed to be called Kelly, who came forward earlier during a human pendulum for the same group (2).
EQUIPMENT : The presence of a male spirit named William was sensed around the stage area and underneath the stage by groups 1 and 3. The stage area certainly felt quite uneasy during the evening!. During one vigil, a guest who braved entering one of the under stage rooms alone after voices were detected on our recorders, yelped when the sofa he was sat on moved. An audible “yeah” was heard by the guest when a team member had asked if the spirit preferred women, although indecipherable, a response was also captured simultaneously on our voice recorder.
For Group 2, a couple of guests called out and asked for any spirits to whistle and reported back they had received a direct whistle back in response. Voices were muffled on all recorders in this area so sadly no clear EVP’s captured this evening, however, voices were stronger around the stage stairs area and under the stage.
Time flew by last night and the investigation ended with the feeling that we had only just scratched the surface! If you ever visit Matlock Baths, be sure to pop in to the Grand Pavilion, it really is a place we recommend a visit to!
On behalf of last nights team, thank you to all guests who attended last night, your willingness to work together and get stuck to all the experiments made for a fabulous investigation!
Wandering around the disorientating grid system of abandoned, eerie and densely atmospheric tunnels that make up “Drakelow Tunnels” certainly tests most peoples nerves and that’s before even calling out to the “otherside”! This vast and unique location is a cracking place for those who love the paranormal and love to explore and we can’t recommend you visit this former Secret Nuclear bunker enough for all that it has to offer!
For starters, one group experienced something being thrown down in the old canteen, this is certainly not an isolated case, nor were the strange blue lights (that guests have witnessed on numerous investigations over the years), that a few people saw yet again last night. Amazing!
Alongside the old canteen being a hotspot last night, so too was the burial ground corner, a tunnel we allocate to conducting a traditional vigil / human pendulum experiment. All 4 groups experienced activity, with some gravelly EVP’s captured too!
Speaking of EVP’s, plenty of unexplainable voices were captured throughout the site during the 6 hour investigation. Whilst most were quite muffled and not the easiest to hear, on review it seems the following can be faintly made out to be : “step away”, “I am behind”, “civil servant”, “It’s my birthday” with 2 further clearer voices captured, 1 stating “Help them” (captured during a ouija session, Group 4) and “Whats happening?” down at the old canteen during Group 2’s final vigil.
EMF spikes occurred in the main tunnel as well as connections experienced during the Ouija board experiments. All in all, Drakelow Tunnels dished up a lot of paranormal delights last night and made the dampness and the plummeting temperatures all worth it!
Thank you to all of the guests who entered Drakelow Tunnels with us last night for our latest Haunted Evening! We shall be back later on in the year for more Drakelow Tunnels Events
We headed north last night to return to 39 De Grey street, a terraced house within the suburbs of Hull that comes with quite a reputation!
The location produced once again, some interesting moments from people being touched, guests reporting feeling unwell and having to take time out, to equipment triggering on command! ……
Up in the attic, group 2 attempted a Ouija session to start their evening. Whilst no activity occurred on the board, one of the female guests nerves were tested when she felt she’d been touched at the same time a K2 (EMF meter) spiked. 2 further females went on to experience being touched and an amazing moment came at the end of the vigil when a Rempod spiked not once but twice on command!
Downstairs throughout the evenings vigils, several spirit energies were detected through board work, a male, female and child energy were all sensed around us. Personal experiences occurred for both groups during the evening also, whereby more emotional connections came forward of lost loved ones.
Thank you to each and every guest who attended last nights investigation, including those from the deaf haunted group, it was a real pleasure to meet you all!
A mind-blowing forgotten criminal underworld lies beneath the steps of this gigantic Leeds landmark! A whole evening still wouldn’t be enough time to investigate the many disused police cells, holding cells, passage ways, Victorian prison cells and crypt that have been more or less abandoned below ground. This area alone equates to almost the size of a football pitch! . With the Grand Victoria Hall above ground and decommissioned court room too, it’s a challenge in itself to visit all areas let alone investigate! But investigate we did, with guests taking part in an array of vigils, from traditional to gadget driven experiments, group work to lone vigils, this was one very busy Haunted Evening!
COURT ROOM : Movement on the glass during the court room Ouija board vigil picked up on an unsavoury character who communicated through yes/no responses. He stood trial for murder and was held beneath the hall in one of the cells.
VICTORIA HALL : Dowsing rods and human pendulums held in the Victoria Hall produced results for all 3 groups and on 2 occasions, spirits predating the building, came through, both from the 1700’s.
OLD CELLS : In the old Victorian cells, Rempods were detecting significant changes in temperature alongside a strange moment when a coin was dropped in amongst the group which stopped everyone in their tracks! Whilst no-one claimed the 10p prize, a vent to the street above was one explanation for where the coin may have come from. It was one of those head scratching moments where we can’t quite rule out the explainable. We further asked for a response from the empty end cell and received a noise caused from falling plaster. Coincidence again maybe but sure grabbed our attention once again! We’ll edge on the side of caution with both incidences but they were memorable moments nonetheless!
EVPs : We’re still to review all the voice recordings we conducted last night but although most sounded undecipherable on the night, they did at least indicate we were not alone! We’ll update the blog with any we feel are worthy of a listen later!
HOLDING CELLS : Our locked off camera experiment showed very little signs of activity last night, k2’s triggering throughout feed number 2 that likely were caused from hidden cables, albeit not triggered initially….and it is now that we give a big shout out to guest Stuart who braved a lone vigil on camera, in what has to be the most isolated spot we could possibly find beneath the building….in amongst old holding cells, even the rest of the team didn’t know where this was!….a long walk back to base too! Thanks Stuart for giving that a go, hats off to you!
It’s official! This location is the craziest location we’ve ever investigated in more ways than one!
York Dungeons, housed within a grand Victorian city centre building in historic York, is an incredibly dark disorientating maze of weird and wonderful themed rooms and passage ways that leaves your mind feeling tricked and working overtime! What you see is far from reality! The confusing visuals and somewhat claustrophobic layout required a real leap of faith into the unknown but boy was this challenge worth it! Some intense vigils followed and the team all left with their heads spinning!
Trigger Vigil lower ground Zone 1 : Equipment was used to attempt spirit communications in this area of the dungeons with muffled voices being captured throughout the 3 planned vigils. It wasn’t until the final vigil that 2 simultaneous recorders captured 2 EVP’s that say “my names Dave”. No guests in the vigil were called Dave! These do need further analysis so we will keep the blog updated with any further findings.
Ouija Board upper level : On our walkround a team member picked up the name Emily, a little girl who came through on the ouija board during vigil 2. She was able to play hide and seek, successfully seeking out items we had hidden from the participants on the board!
Pendulum vigil lower ground Zone 2 : A combo of traditional and kit was used in this area. One traditional experiment picked up on a female spirit who was an 18 year old prostitute, beaten to death by a client. When asked if she needed help, a dormant REMPOD triggered on response! If that wasn’t fascinating enough, during vigil 3, in the same area and when asked if the spirit wanted help, the dormant REMPOD once more kicked off in response. This was followed shortly by an EVP that stated “help them, all of them”. Armed with hearing this EVP, we encouraged all the spirits wanting help to step forward which caused a surge in K2 responses and our movement device triggering. It was a just an incredible intense series of events in this area of the dungeons! Click here to listen to the EVP
A huge thank you to all the guests and the team who rose to last nights challenge of investigating this far from standard location, it’s certainly a haunted evenings we won’t forget in a hurry and a location we will certainly be visiting again soon! Watch this space!
A new set of guests fancied taking a pleasant dip at Smethwick Baths last night but got more than they bargained for! From one guest being scratched to equipment triggering in a locked off area, this old swimming baths sure put us through our paces yet again. These were just some of the many paranormal encounters on last nights Haunted Evening!
OUIJA VIGIL : During Ouija session 1, Group 3 made contact with a 44 year old spirit named Yvette who had had an affair with a chap called Harry. Yvette’s husband Jonathan had been murdered by Harry during a confrontation on the dancefloor (back in the day when Smethwick Baths was also a dance hall), the group, through questioning, were also able to discover that Jonathan had been stabbed to death. It was during this vigil, that one guest, who was taking part in the Ouija board session at the time, experienced back pains. On inspecting his back, he had red marks appear on his lower back with a scratch! Whilst rare, this phenomena has been witnessed on previous investigations (at other venues) and whilst the guest was noticeably surprised at what happened, we’re putting this vigil near the top of our favourites list for awesomeness!
LOCKED OFF EXPERIMENT : A camera was set up in an out of bounds area beneath the baths in one of the tunnel rooms. All appeared calm until approx. 31 minutes in when one of our devices, that detects a spirit by using an ultrasound pulse, started to lightly trigger until it built in momentum leaving eerily sounding music playing from inside the room for 9 minutes. The device triggers slowly at first initially detecting a slight movement within the room. After awhile the energy builds and it’s almost like the spirit has worked out how to play the music at full pelt! This can only be replicated by someone or something standing directly in front of the device! 2 further hours of recording reveals no further action within the locked off area, only strengthening the validity of the earlier experience. Mind-blowing! Watch the edited down footage below that occurs 31 minutes in to the recording. (watch with the sound on!)
Many thanks to each and every guest who put their heart and soul into every vigil making last nights investigation a pleasure to be a part of! ….you guys were awesome!
If you fancy joining the team on an investigation at Smethwick Baths, we’re pleased to announce we will be returning this coming Halloween!
We ended April’s run of events by investigating Knottingley Town Hall, a fairly modest looking building from the outside but one that certainly carries quite a paranormal punch! Built in 1865, the town hall was built on land which was once the site of a medieval monastery which may well explain why this location has heightened reports of activity.
This was the first investigation for us here last night and everyone soon got stuck into the variety of experiments we had planned in the main function room, old chamber room and basement areas. Here are some of the HIGHLIGHTS…..
TRADITIONAL VIGILS : Guests felt cold spots, the sense of being touched and for one group, a door closed of its own accord.
Likely one of the most intriguing results from our traditional experiments was the detection of the same energy spots found (with the use of dowsing rods) by all 3 groups in the main function room which led to each group going on to experience an active human pendulum experiment.
EQUIPMENT VIGILS : The most compelling evidence captured was down in the basement. An EVP was heard on playback saying “Bradley” in response to us asking for their name and on further review, he replies to the next question with “I believe so” when asked if he is affecting the lights. (Research suggests the name Bradley may have connections to Knottingley so quite fascinating results!).
Also down in the basement another EVP was heard earlier on in the evening during Group 2’s vigil that says “Get out of this building“- a Class A EVP that everyone could hear on playback – awesome! (Listen to the EVP’s below)
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On behalf of last nights team, thank you to each and every guest who attended last nights event, you truly made the investigation a pleasure to be a part of by getting so involved from start to finish (thanks again!)
Last night the spirits at the Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up were made aware that anything they did maybe given as evidence! EVP’s, equipment triggering on command, a strange anomaly on a photo, responses on the ouija board, were just a few of the moments of potential evidence given by the spirits at this old Victorian Custody Block in Central Birmingham. With so many things happening, it certainly was a busy Saturday nights investigation down at the Lock-up!
Summary of events :
Front Desk Area : Guests spent time in the interview rooms, holding cell and documentation room using ouija boards to communicate with spirit. For some, sadly the glass didn’t budge whilst for most, communication was eventually achieved. In one of the interview rooms, a male spirit (law) came forward by the name of Horace who, for most of the vigil, made little to no sense other than going to the letter “B”. After a long line of questioning, Cell B7 / B4 was concluded to be where a prisoner he had connections with was being held for murder. Over in the holding cell, after much patience and calling out, another group picked up on a 6 year old orphan who spelt out 8E6 and for another group in the same area, a personal connection was made.
Main Block : Guests were armed with an abundance of paranormal kit to head off in all directions to investigate 3 floors of cells once used to hold male prisoners. Cell G2 caused unknown fluctuations in EMF (Electromagnetic fields) as has been discovered on previous investigations which could not be explained.
Womens Block : Most activity once again came from the far end of the building in what would have once held female prisoners. Equipment triggered instantly on command and activity appeared to be heightened around cells B10 to B12. Movement devises, K2’s and Rempod’s all went off throughout the evening during various group vigils. A very strange anomaly was captured by a guest (Anthony) in this area at the start of the evening that we have never seen before. Whilst we can never rule out it being a camera glitch, the anomaly appears transparent in the 3rd of 5 photos taken immediately in succession. It’s quite different to anything we’ve seen before! (photo’s below are not in order and show 4 of the 5 photo’s taken)
Thank you to everyone who attended last nights investigation, we hope you enjoyed your time behind bars! For those that missed out, we shall be back later on in the year. Check out all our “Lock Up” Ghost Hunts here!
“Hey honey we’re home!!” Ok ok not quite! but as we’re at Gresley Old Hall pretty much every other month, this dilapidated Manor sure feels like a second home sometimes (albeit one that needs a full restoration and certainly doesn’t always feel comfortable!).
This 16th Century building is sited next to, and makes up part of, a local community centre and other than the downstairs reception room, isn’t in anyway habitable these days. Crumbling plaster and bodged boarded floors on it’s upper levels makes this an incredible location to investigate just on appearances alone, that’s without it’s known paranormal activity.
We’ve always felt privileged to spend time in this old place over the years and have yet to walk away with nothing to report on. Last night, albeit quieter in parts, provided guests overall with some really interesting experiences, from one guest feeling he was touched, to equipment triggering and connections made during traditional vigils. Shadows were sensed and a door was banged shut of its own accord. Yup! Good Old Gresley did not let us down!
Downstairs : Ouija boards were used in the former parlour to try and attempt communication with spirit and in all 3 vigils the glass did eventually move for most guests after some encouragement. Although the energy built and the movements became stronger, most of the information made little sense to the groups which in itself makes interesting results comparatively speaking! Some voice recordings were captured during one ouija vigil and although no Class A EVP’s tonight, one that says “(won’t) tell anyone” when we asked for their name.
Upper bedrooms : Guests had the chance to split off and go it alone in one of 6 former bedrooms to carry out their own equipment vigils. 3 guests set up some EMF meters close to a random rocking horse and after calling out in the room with no real results, moved to the room next door and monitored the kit from a large hole in the wall. After some time, the Rempod triggered suggesting the spirit preferred it when the room was vacant as it then stopped when they returned to the room! It was the exact same hole in the wall where one male guest felt he had been touched on the leg earlier on during the walk round and the same hole that possible orbs were seen coming out!
For another group, dowsing rods highlighted a potential hotspot on the upper landing at the same time as their equipment triggered. Unbeknownst to them, we’ve detected energy on the upper landing on many previous investigations. It was fantastic to discover they had also picked that up last night!.
EVP’s, albeit muffled, were picked up on in one of the front bedrooms, one sounds like they have a local accent but again, the recording is not clear enough to upload.
Attic : Equipment gently triggered on and off during human pendulum experiments up in the attic. For one group a rempod also triggered that was debunked as being a guests footstep caused we think from a loose battery as it didn’t trigger again whilst everyone stood still. A further rempod triggered in the fireplace during a later vigil.
The human pendulums up in the attic created some interesting results with children once again being sensed. It wasn’t until the last vigil that the atmosphere shifted up in the attic and a dominant males presence was felt. During this final vigil the attic door at the bottom of the stairs shut of its own accord which rightfully put those attic guests nerves on edge, especially as it was confirmed by guests in an adjacent room downstairs that no-one was on the landing that could have caused it!
All in all, another interesting little investigation with some pretty cool moments experienced along the way. Thank you to everyone who joined us last night and got involved with the vigils, it was a pleasure to meet you all.
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If you’re into imposing Victorian buildings then you would have felt right at home with Haunted Evenings last night as we returned to the Leeds former Workhouse (opened in 1861) now known as the award winning Thackray Museum. As your jaw can’t help but drop at the sight of this grade II listed building, the grand entrance and staircase gives those that enter an instant sense of the history that is encased within its walls ….this building is quite simply a magnet for paranormal investigators!
Last night guests were certainly all up for the challenge of discovering what paranormal activity this magnificent building had to offer and were soon split down into small groups to investigate all corners of this former workhouse and hospital.
Results from the evening certainly indicate that activity was experienced in all areas with some fascinating similarities amongst the groups (unbeknownst to anyone at the time). The name Peter it seems was picked up independently by 2 groups (one via an EVP, the other sensed by a guest), cold spots (and I mean cold spots!) were felt by 3 groups during human pendulum experiments that could not be debunked and during 2 ouija board sessions, one group were contstantly being given the confusing message “6A-6A” and another group later in the evening were given “6F-6F”!! K2’s were going off in response to questions asked to spirit in the “street” area with a voice over the spirit box believed to be saying “help me” which, on analysing voice recordings, was also captured by the same group! (listen below)
On listening back to all EVP’s today it appears we are spoiled for choice! With some amazing captures, there are just too many to upload so here is a list of them all “help me”, “All of them”, “Help Nobody”, ” Peter”, “Nobody Can”, “listen (to) the heartbeat”, “help me get out of here”, “The women let me go”….listen in to “HELP NOBODY”
Thank you to all who attended last nights investigation, you gave it your all from start to finish and were a delight to investigate with.
The Thackray Museum will soon be closing for a refurb so if you missed out but fancy joining us on our next Leeds mission, please check our upcoming Yorkshire Ghost hunts here!
An old 18th Century slaughterhouse in Mansfield was our base for Haunted Evenings on Friday night, known today as “The Village”. This Grade II listed building, which went on to be a nightclub, still has traces of the old nightclub stairs accompanied with an old bar area. Add into the mix the mind tripping maze of tyres, stud walls, artificial grass and an escape room that now makes up its current use as a laser tag center, this has to be one of the most unexpected places to investigate for any who enter! Nevertheless, looks sure can be deceiving and having now investigated the Village 3 times, this incredibly dark and undeniably dense atmospheric place, once again paranormally delivered!
Friday nights investigation involved small groups splitting off into 4 different areas, taking part in a variety of traditional and equipment based vigils. Both methods attracted the unexplainable, with groups reporting back various activity after each session. Shadows were seen and felt in one area, personal connections were experienced during human pendulums, dowsing rods and the ouija board in another. Movement was detected on an unattended piano down in the main nightclub area, as well as REMPOD action in 2 seperate areas. Class A EVP’s were also captured, one being the name Christopher that was independently picked up on by two seperate groups. Amazing!
1) On analysing all the experiences from each team, likely the most interesting discovery was that 2 groups, independently of one another, picked up on the name Christopher. At the start of the night, the name Christopher was softly but clearly picked up on a voice recording taken during a human pendulum experiment (listen in below) and a grainy EVP later on in the main nightclub area left another team concluding the same name, (neither team knew of the other EVP until analysing the vigils!).
2) During 2 separate vigils led by different crew members, voices were captured implying “get out of here” with another captured during group 2’s session in the cell area that we believe says “help me, get out of here” (listen in below).
3) Movement was being detected via kit placed on a piano when no-one was anywhere near it and later on, on command, a REMPOD (that detects shifts in electromagnetic fields) also lit up whilst placed on top of the piano, after we asked the spirit to play it!. A very rare occurrence to action on command and it certainly captured our full attention and the hairs on the back of our necks!
Thank you to everyone that joined us at The Village. We will be back later on this year for HALLOWEEN – Can’t wait!!
Just a quick status for now to say thank you to all those who attended last nights event at an old favourite haunt of ours in Liverpool, St George’s Hall.
From exploring the dark catacombs (pictured) to conducting experiments in the courtroom and cells area, evidence came forward in all areas as the night went on, shadows, EVP’s and spikes on our equipment to name just a few.
Dating back over 750 years, the site of Ordsall Hall, a magnificent Manor house that is now strangely shrouded in modern suburbia, was last nights Haunted Evenings home and a 3rd visit for H.E. Guests had the opportunity to investigate the stunning Great hall, attic space, kitchen and former bedrooms, which predate the 15th Century.
Cold spots (in this very warm location) were detected in random parts of the upper master bedroom with K2’s also triggering on command. EVP’s backed up that feeling of not being alone with one partly clear voice recording capturing the sentence “in the bedroom” (recording below) and 2 consecutive recordings suggesting we “get back”.
In the lower ground (now) bedroom area, dowsing rods for one group detected a male presence who reacted more so with the females in the group (believed to be (Sir) John) and who took a particular shine to one of the ladies!
In the kitchen area a strange figure was mapped out on our laptops SLS camera which again suggested the group were not alone, EMF meters also triggered in this area.
The great hall was where we conducted human pendulums, with all groups experiencing some level of activity. A male spirit called Edward, believed to be a Scottish soldier, was particularly strong for one group and for another, a man in robes (religious) was sensed. On enquiring afterwards with Ordsall Hall staff, the hall was once used as a religious training centre.
Up in the attic, for most of the evening at least, the level of activity was fairly low other than an initial “welcome” heard clearly on playback from one of our recorders (listen in to the recording below). However, group 3 had a phenomenal ouija session with a little spirit girl being detected. A feeling of sadness came over for some of the guests as the child communicated through yes/no and K2 meter responses. Through questioning, it was established that she wished to be reunited with her mother. As the spirit was encouraged to cross over, a K2 and Rempod surged with energy before the atmosphere changed back to normal once she had crossed. An emotional way for some to end their night at Ordsall Hall.
With cracking guests in all groups willing to take part in each experiment, last nights Haunted Evening was an absolute pleasure to be apart of, so thank you all for your enthusiasm and patience which truly helped get the results from last nights paranormal investigation.
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JEDBURGH CASTLE JAIL EVENT SUMMARY
Once inside, guests had access to the main museum building (old Governors House) and all 3 prison blocks (one of which is out of bounds during the day and has been left in a real state of abandonment!).
Activity occurred from start to finish during both equipment and traditional experiments however the strongest evidence came in the form of EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon) that kept all of us captivated throughout the investigation. So many to mention but a few we have reviewed so far are a “help me escape”, “prisoner” and a fascinating “can you help him” that was captured twice on 2 consecutive recordings during a call out on the ground floor cell block 2.
Sorry for the quick review but our long journey home is imminent! From all of the team, thank you to every single guest who truly made last nights investigation one we will remember for a long time, you were all fantastic!
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Thank you to everyone who attended last nights investigation at The Vaults. We have just uploaded a couple of cracking EVP’s captured in one of the middle vaults, during one of the ouija board sessions. Both suggest the spirit wants us to get out of his house!
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Concluding our weekend in Hull, the team headed to Fort Paull which was built in 1861 and during it’s time, served as a central ammunitions store during WWI. Now home to the last remaining Blackburn Beverley (transport plane), guests had the chance to investigate several pockets of this large outdoor site, including spending time inside the plane and an old Berliner train carriage!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS EVENT:
EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Throughout each vigil, several recordings captured spirit voices which at least indicated that energy was around us in all areas, however, most recordings were indecipherable on the night, almost like we were tapping into their distant conversations. On reviewing all recordings, 3 EVP’s stand out as being particularly interesting, all captured during the equipment vigil for group 1. The first, which was captured in the plane, sounds like a possible faint “I’d like to fly the plane”. Unbeknownst to the team member who captured the EVP, on our initial walk-round, another team member had picked up on just one spirit energy in the plane which he sensed was an engineer. Was this the voice captured by the engineer wishing he could fly this giant transport carrier?!.
One of 2 further EVP’s was captured during the same vigil for group 1 over in the old train carriage. As a team member asks if any spirits can see us and therefore count how many of us were on the train, there is a spirit voice captured afterwards that we think says “you’re not meant to be near them” (listen in below). Whilst another appears to say “stay off the track”. Neither were heard on initial playback.
Several other not so clear EVP’s were captured, one which starts unclear but continues with “they’ll help you”, captured during group 3’s Ouija board session after the group were struggling to get enough energy forward to move the glass and a “Yes I am” (which a few guests confirmed they could hear on playback) whilst sat on the train carriage during group 3’s last vigil (we’d asked if the spirit was a passenger).
Equipment : 2 out of 3 of our planned experiments focused on the use of equipment. Vigil 1, held down in the medical area of the Fort Paull Museum, reported back REMpod action (which detects a strong shift in magnetic field, often a sign of a spirit presence) at the same time as one of the guests reported seeing a shadow – amazing!
It wasn’t then until the last 10 minutes of the event that a further REMpod kicked into life on a table close to the train carriage entrance during group 3’s vigil. Having sat dormant for all of the experiment, the REMpod sparked into life almost like someone had entered the carriage and sat down!
K2’s lined up on the upper level of the aircraft carrier lit up during vigil 1 for group 2 and a mel meter held by one of the guests in group 1 during time on the plane, detected another shift in energy on the internal ladder steps which could also not be explained.
Traditional – some groups tried their hands at dowsing rods but our main traditional experiment was focused around glass divination (the ouija board). Very little was reported back about location spirits but for 2 of the 3 vigils, strong personal connections were experienced.
Whilst the plummeting temperatures challenged everyone’s energy levels, Fort Paull offered up activity to the “bitter” end!
Thank you to all that attended last nights investigation and got stuck in to the various experiments.
Our second visit to “The Hostel” this year took place on Friday night and kick started our weekend of investigating in Hull!
Guests were split down into 2 groups to start the evening conducting ouija board experiments up in the attic and downstairs in the living room. For one group in the attic, a male spirit called Rod came forward and for the other group, a more unsavoury female spirit (who has come forward on a previous investigation) joined the board during their time in the attic. Interestingly, both groups independently sensed the presence of a child down in the sitting room with one guest seeing her silhouette peeping out from behind a chair.
During freetime, 2 bedroom doors were knocked upon simultaneously, causing both sets of occupants to expect someone to walk through when it became apparent no one was there.
Thanks to everyone who attended the investigation. We really really enjoyed it!
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It’s likely no real secret that Drakelow Tunnels, a former secret nuclear bunker in the West Midlands, is a regular location for Haunted Evenings! We love what this site has to offer budding investigators and explorers alike, with such a vast site, it’s a unique place to literally get lost in!
As with all our investigations here, guests have the opportunity to investigate closely with the team in an array of controlled and traditional vigils, as well as a chance to explore the pitch black disorientating tunnels with paranormal equipment in hand without the team.
Over time we’ve experienced lots of visual paranormal phenomenon at Drakelow Tunnels as well as voices captured in specific areas. Friday night was no exception with one of the highlights being strange lights witnessed during more than one of the vigils, as well as several EVP’s captured throughout the location.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS EVENT:
Old surgery area : During Ouija board sessions personal connections occurred for more than one group as well as receiving information regarding spirit energies possibly connected to the tunnels. Information on the board included a 27 year old male spirit with initials “TW” who died from TB, a 56 year old male who was an alcholic and spelt message ‘own your fate’ and a 62 year old male who gave possible military coding VF9680
Main Tunnels : Due to the size of this site and wanting to cover as much ground as possible, guests had the opportunity to go it alone armed with equipment of their choice. Admittedly more of an exploring vigil, evidence is always going to be harder to capture by simply walking around, so for some guests we regrouped towards the end of the vigils to work together in a more controlled manner. During the first 2 vigils down in tunnel 1, muffled voices (captured on our voice recorders) indicated that we were not alone. Whilst most were indecipherable, one response was heard faintly replying “yes I can” when we asked if they could touch one of us. In both vigils, some people felt they were being pushed. On reviewing the EVP’s, although not clear enough to upload, 3 out of 7 suggest that we “get out”. On previous investigations, in this exact remote spot, we have picked up on activity before and it’s certainly an area that needs further investigation.
Old Canteen : One of only a few areas within the tunnels that still has remains of its former use, this tunnel contains the now corroded kitchen complete with old food mixers, ovens and a serving hatch. It is here that in the first half of the night, a bright light was seen that could not have been caused by anything explainable. (It wasn’t torch light or equipment, no power sources etc). The light came from the rear of the kitchen where no-one was. Amazing!
Drakelow is certainly known to the team as being a visual place and whilst still a rare occurrence, we have witnessed strange lights over the years. Further lights were witnessed later on in the evening by the same group and it may well be that someone was following them around, again not a completely unusual occurrence here!
Burial ground area : For the group that had previously experienced a torch like flash earlier in the evening at the old canteen, they again had the amazing experience of 2, possibly, 3 further flashes of light. One we are marking only as being “possibly paranormal” due to being so far away that we couldn’t check (and therefore could not rule out) it being someone from another group (albeit no-one should have been anywhere close). The other 2 lights came from the closer tunnel end to where the group were conducting a human pendulum and on inspection, no-one was there and the lights could not be debunked. The light occurred after asking the spirit to give us a sign they were with us so that was a very fascinating moment for those that saw it. During the pendulum, it was established that the spirit was male and connected to the tunnels from around the time of World War 2 (the Rover Factory era). Shortly after this vigil ended an EVP was captured that shouted the word “Rover!”.
Back in the old canteen towards the end of the investigation, the best of the nights EVP’s was captured with the response picked up as “I ain’t scared of fighting” after a team member directly asks “What are you scared of?” Listen in to the EVP below…
Thank you to all who joined us at Drakelow Tunnels last night. You all helped make it another memorable night with some amazing moments experienced!
Oh we do love to get about! …This weekend was concluded by heading south to get a fright-on in Brighton and what better place to head to than the Town Hall. Down beneath ground level are the old male and female police cells, the old police washroom and a back to bare basement and storage area, whilst above ground, a court room to investigate and public foyer areas. We love this place and were only there in December but wow were we glad to be back! The evening was scattered with some pretty mind blowing experiences from beginning to end with shadows being seen, k2’s lighting up on command and someone even got scratched!.
OUIJA BOARD. The first vigil of the night for one group soon became a thrilling experience that most won’t likely forget in a hurry! An undesirable named Greg(ory) came through on the board and after a long line of enquiries, the group established he was a Smuggler. After answering lots of questions with increasingly strong glass movements, it was time to up the anti and challenge this characterful crims energy by encouraging him to set off an EMF (K2) meter. With a mixture of patience and determination, the magical moment came when spirit Greg was able to light up the K2 all the way to red from a previously dormant meter. No mean feat!! Wanting more, we asked if he was willing to copy shapes from a piece of paper, Greg was able to correctly copy them! Amazing! After making “friends” with this loveable rogue, a further spirit came forward believed to be a police officer that we soon established wasn’t best pleased we’d befriended such an unsavoury character. So we struck a deal! – We would apologise for our time bonding with Greg, on one condition, that the officer would also trigger the K2. After trying in vain to get him to light it up, we decided to end the vigil by all apologising anyway and as soon as we did that, the K2 finally lit up. It seems our “sorry” was accepted! A cracking start to the investigation for that group with more fascinating moments to come!….
EQUIPMENT VIGIL : Down below street level, guests were given the opportunity to test their nerves by breaking off into small vulnerable numbers. Time was spent behind bars in the male and female cells, the old police shower block and storage rooms. In an end cell in the male block, 2 guests identified they werent alone when their k2 spiked up a level. An EVP session followed and on asking if they were a prisoner or an officer, a muffled “I am a prisoner” was heard on playback. The K2 meter showed fluctuations in energy and appeared to be fading but hit the red with a surge of energy when we played back an EVP that said “not bothered” (we’d asked him to shout at us if he wanted us to stay). It seems the spirit didn’t care whether we stayed or left the cell and reacted with strong energy when we laughed with him at his laid back response. Listen in to the Prisoner who is “not bothered” below!
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BRIGHTON OLD POLICE CELLS 16.02.19 EVP session male police cell We asked spirit prior to recording to shout at us if they still wanted us to stay in the cell else we would move on… Team Member “Come and shout at us” EVP @ 2 seconds “NOT BOTHERED” #brightonpolicecellsmuseum #brighton #paranormalactivity #evp #ghosts #ghosthunts #hauntedevenings
BASEMENT : Down in the washroom area, 2 women were joined by a further 2 ladies from their group and it wasn’t long before we again, detected a shift in energy when k2’s started to trigger. We felt we were likely in the presence of an Officer and were trying to establish whether he was happy us ladies were down there. All went quiet on the meters when a further 2 guests joined the vigil (a male and female) and we wondered whether the addition of the only male guest was the cause for the down turn in responses. As an experiment, we asked the spirit Officer to light the k2’s all the way to red if he wished the male guest to leave but had no response until the male stepped out of the room. On immediately stepping out, all 3 k2’s hit the red! Boom! Fantastic!
Other groups down in the same washroom/ basement area sighted shadows (seen independently by more than one party). The name Nancy also came up a few times over the spirit box and was confirmed using k2s. One guest felt he got touched on the leg and on closer inspection was found to have a small scratch!
COURTROOM : In the courtroom, movement was detected via a vibe pod which was intermittently being set off without explanation, as has done on previous investigations. Some guests suddenly became emotional with one male guest physically crying. Guests also heard a moan and knocking. Many people picked up on one corner of the court room that they seemed to take a dislike to and interestingly, despite being an incredibly warm building, cold spots were felt in that area. Shadows were also seen lurking at the corner of the Courtroom and someone was touched on their head.
As you may have cottoned on, last night’s investigation at this Brighton gem appeared to be packed full of paranormal activity and certainly kept us busy throughout the night!
It was our absolute pleasure to spend our Haunted Evening with all those who attended last night and on behalf of all the team, thank you all sincerely for making this investigation such a memorable one.
Our first visit of many to Gresley Old Hall this year took place last night and some really fascinating moments occurred as the night unfolded. For one summary only (!), We follow one Groups journey as their investigation unravelled a very intriguing story about some of the spirit energy that resides there….
Middle floor : Group 2 warmed up the start of their Haunted Evening by conducting a Human Pendulum in one of the main bedrooms. A female spirit was initially picked up during the experiment who once worked at the Hall, perhaps as a servant. Her presence soon weakened and the atmosphere shifted, caused we believe, by a stronger male energy that some sensed had stepped forward into the room. Picked up initially by a female guest and a crew member, this male energy (described as tall and of slim build), soon emotionally effected the female guest by making her feel quite visibly upset, it wouldn’t be until later in the evening that we would come to realise why. His energy also communicated through another female guest by moving her forwards and backwards for Yes/No responses. It became apparent, through questioning, that he once owned the Hall and whilst he didn’t want us there, he preferred the females within the group. Time to move on to the attic area…
Attic : Up in the eaves of this old Manor house, Group 2 were now joined by a new team member who, unbeknownst to him, started to pick up on the male and female spirits that were present during the first vigil. During this equipment vigil, one female guest (not effected previously) told the group the spirit name Alice (Alison) came to mind and with this, the sense of a little boy connected to this Alison was also sensed in the attic space. An EVP session captured the name “Alison” heard by all on playback and a further EVP also suggested the name “Edward” .With encouragement, the spirit child Edward was able to set off both a vibration device and a Rempod in the adjoining room. Amazing! Whilst communicating with Alison, team member Stu sensed the little boy had fallen to his death and an incredible EVP was then captured which we believed says “fallen down the lift shaft” (listen in to the EVP below!). Stu also sensed a male presence watching us. This male energy was dominant and not keen on us being there. Was this the male we had encountered down in the bedroom?
Ground Floor : Group 2’s third and final experiment was a ouija board down on the ground floor. A female spirit came forward after some patience from the group, moving the glass towards the letters A/B. Unable to spell, we asked if this was Alison, which received a strong movement to the yes on the board. The glass further moved to “E-D” for Edward and through yes/no questions, it became apparent we were back in contact with the mother and child spirit encountered earlier in the attic. Spirit Alison was able to conclude that Edward had accidentally fallen to his death somewhere on the middle floor believed to be hiding from the dominant male. We asked spirit to use the glass to show us whereabouts Edward was in the room. The glass indicated he was stood in the doorway to the reception room. One of the guests swept the doorway area with an EMF K2 meter and the device immediately spiked to red detecting a surge in energy and further validating what we were getting through on the board. Through further questioning we were able to establish that the dominant male spirit (sensed on the upper floors) had a hold over Alison and the child spirit Edward and that he was trying to prevent them from moving on. This, we concluded, must have been why in vigil one, one of the female guests was feeling so upset. Had she picked up the emotions of how this dominant male made spirit Alison feel? We believe this may well be the case.
On reflection and on reviewing accounts from previous investigations, it appears we have actually unearthed the name Edward before here but most prominently, throughout several investigation, (over several years) the detection of an unsavoury dominant male has been sensed, especially in the attic space. Child spirits have often been sensed in the attic and a female has previously come forward believed to be connected to / or a protector of the children. Evidence can certainly take years to collect and it seemed last night, for one group in particular, the pieces of Gresley Old Halls story were slowly being slotted together. It was a truly fascinating night to report back on and one I won’t ever forget!
On behalf of last nights team, Thank you to everyone who attended last nights investigation. All groups experienced some pretty cool moments of activity, from a phenomenal video capture of energy surges in the attic space (where all K2’s were lighting up), to strong Ouija board communications for all groups throughout the night .Thank you to all who helped bring that spirit energy forward during the investigation.
On Saturday night Haunted Evenings headed north for a nights investigation at this interesting location now surreally surrounded within a residential area of Bradford. Bolling Hall, of which parts dates back to the 14th century, also has a Victorian extension, lending any who enter, the experience of investigating 2 visibly different time periods.
With oppulent bedrooms and reception rooms to investigate one end (Victorian) and an old parlour/kitchen and panelled bedrooms to camp out in at the other (Tudor), groups were seperated down to try their hands at a variety of experiments, including a ouija board session in the dark and enclosed “Ghost Room”, an old tudor bedroom where a ghost was witnessed by it’s former resident.
Highlights of the investigation :
Parlour Area : A female spirit in need of help was communicated with during a Human Pendulum down in the old kitchen and a further female cook came forward who later came through on a ouija board session.
Dining room/staircase : 1 female guest felt upset and began crying, she moved and felt fine. Another female guest had the side of her face go numb. Shifting cold spots, vibe-pod and rempod hits occurred with the feeling that a female “lady” spirit and an important male spirit were possibly the cause . An EVP saying “No” was captured after we asked if they were happy that we were there.
Tudor Bedrooms : Muffled ghostly voices were captured on our voice recorders throughout the evening but nothing all too decipherable, other than a possible “sleep” in answer to our recorded question “are you awake or trying to sleep?” A rempod detected a possible shift in energy, otherwise fairly quiet in this part of the building.
Ouija Boards : The name Pat Sowa was spelt out during one session in the family room and a faint voice at the end of that ouija session was picked up on our recorder. The team member can be heard asking “come and tell us to leave spirit” with the response (EVP) “Leave right now”. For another group a connection to witchcraft, possibly a Court official came through on the board in the same room.
In the Ghost Room, initials LT came through, which on researching after the investigation, may be the initials of a former owner (Tempest Family). The name/word “Livington” was also captured as an EVP in this room, although research doesn’t show any immediate connections to the building.
Dining Room : During an EVP session with 4 guests in group 1, an EVP was captured saying “Get out of here” followed by “all of them are here” when we asked “can you give us the number of how many of us are in your room right now?”! (EVP BELOW) One male guest called out and received a shout followed by we think, a very muffled “Get out of my house” albeit not a Class A EVP it was a great little session!
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BOLLING HALL 09.02.19 EVP Session in the Dining Room Team member – “Come and talk to us please” @ 2.5 seconds – EVP “GET OUT OF HERE” Team member – “We can’t see you, so if you can see us, can you give me the number of how many of us are in your room right now?” @ 12 seconds – “ALL OF THEM ARE HERE” #bollinghallmuseum #ghosthunts #evp #hauntedevenings
Red Boudoir : We tried one more EVP session up in the Red bedroom, part of the Victorian end of the building and thought we heard a faint “I’m here” or “over here” (not clear enough). We continued by asking spirit if they were trying to play hide and seek. On review, 2 recordings after, it appears we captured a faint “behind you”! (Caught on 2 recorders).
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday nights investigation at Bolling Hall. A first visit for the team and a venue we will most likely look to return to in the future to carry on our investigations.
Haunted Evenings headed to their hometowns historic quarter last night to investigate the Leicester Guildhall, the oldest building in town! Every accessible inch of this Grade 1 listed Tudor building was covered and every vigil style was conducted to coax out the spirits that reside there. The results were simply quite phenomenal!
3 groups took on the challenge of conducting 4 vigils over the course of the evening, 2 traditional and 2 equipment based. Here are just some of the highlights :
Cells : Downstairs at street level, vigil one soon gathered pace when K2 meters detected shifts in energy (EMF) which seemed to respond on command when we asked spirit to bring their energy forward. A cracking class A EVP was captured that, on review, we believe says “The Name”. A further EVP from directly inside the old cell states, faintly but clearly “let me out” when a team member asked “would you like us to let you out?”
EVP “The Name”
EVP “Let me out now”
Great Hall : Human Pendulums and dowsing rod experiments were fruitful for all groups, with many guests detecting energy spots in the same part of this magnificent old tudor hall. Personal connections were made for some of the guests in more than one of the groups.
Library : The 3rd oldest library in the country was home to our equipment last night as well the cells beneath. K2s spiked for one group believed to be the spirit of a man. During an EVP session we captured a spirit counting to 7. Was this the same male that, for the immediate group that followed spoke into our recorder and said “(Simon) Get out of here” followed by a “get back…..properly”
EVP “(Simon) Get out of here!”
All additional EVP’s mentioned are over on Instagram
Thank you to all the guests who attended last nights Haunted Evening. Your willingness to participate and persevere certainly paid off! Thanks also to the team who made another night at the Leicester Guildhall such a cracking one!
Friday night the team headed across country to seek the warm hospitality over at the oldest pub in Wales. With history dating back to the 1100’s, this olde Inn oozies character and charm but above all else, has layers of dark history that attracts paranormal investigators from far and wide!
The Skirrid Inn once acted as a local court and it is believed that some unfortunates who were found guilty of their crimes were hanged here. An eerie reminder of its darker past can be seen as you head up the old wooden stairs passed the replica hanging noose!
After enjoying the delights of our 2 course meal, guests were broken down into 2 groups to investigate all areas of the Skirrid. It soon became apparent that traditional investigation methods provided the better methods of communication, from a female spirit detected through a human pendulum held in the main bar area that communicated through 3 seperate guests to glass divination gaining contact with a male spirit on the board. Bedroom 3 got the hearts racing for some guests and crew, child spirits were felt in bedroon 1 and energy was picked up at the bottom of the stairs. One particular highlight were the EVP’s captured in the bar areas and was a great way for those present, to end the night.
We cannot thank the guests enough for their approach to the investigation, with everyone willing to get involved and try out the variety of experiments we had on offer.
We will be back to the Skirrid Inn in September to see what else we can experience – places are available to book now.
39 De Grey Street, or “The Hostel” as it was once nicknamed is certainly an intriguing yet controversial building to investigate. Haunted Evenings first investigated the property in 2017 and experienced some of the most memorable evidence to date on those invests, some which seemed to undeniably back up at least some of the owner Andy’s accounts of what he experienced whilst he lived there some several years before. The building is clearly rundown which in many ways adds to its charm and whatever the buildings background, we can only report back on what we have experienced and we simply cannot deny that, “strange stuff happens here!” and that this location is very much worthy of checking out!
So what did we capture last night at “The Hostel”?
EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field) fluctuations – Not necessarily the highlight but certainly the most prominent “feature” of last nights investigation was the amount of EMF fluctuations. K2 meters and (the not so sensitive) Mel Meters were spiking strongly throughout the building, with K2 meters spiking to red on numerous occasions at random times in random places, some appearing to spike on command, some not so. This activity could certainly be described as confusing. Usually strong EMF fluctuations on that scale can usually be debunked eventually but despite a lot of investigating, no logical explanation could be formed. We regularly asked people to check phones were in flight mode and even if they weren’t, the EMF meters didn’t react in the same way they usually do when someone accidently leaves their phone on. It was one of those nights where we just had to eventually sit back and accept that somethings are just unexplainable and enjoy the moments!
OUIJA BOARD – On the ouija board pretty much zero happened. Disappointing as that maybe, the (lack of) activity was at least consistent for both groups, which in many respects can be taken as a result! After an hours attempt with group 2, the glass did at one moment move, no more than what could have been perceived as a nudge but what was interesting was in that very moment, the k2 meter also spiked. It did feel like they (spirit) wanted it to move but couldn’t. The energy not quite right perhaps.
EVP’s – During the investigation, several EVP’s were captured during the various experiments around the building, including what we believe to be this Class A EVP which says “I liked it” when a team member asked “Did you want to live here spirit?“. Listen in at 5 seconds to hear the “I LIKED IT” response…
KIT VIGIL – For one group during a kit vigil on the middle floor, the vigil soon led all to gather around a coffin that has been placed in one of the rear bedrooms. As an experiment, voice recorders were placed inside the coffin with undecipherable (muffled) voices being captured in response. On placing one recorder on top of the coffin, an amazing EVP was captured that we believe says “Look at the dead body” – A spine tingling moment for sure! Listen in (at 1 second in)….
TRIGGER VIGIL – Downstairs, during vigil 1, for many the highlight was a bright light that took everyone sat in the main room by surprise!. What can only be described as a white light flashed in the darkened room immediately after we asked them (spirit) to light up something in the room. Although no one had turned their torch on accidentally, we attempted to flash torches near to the original source to try and replicate what we had all seen, as that seemed to be the only logical explanation. We couldn’t replicate it and we couldn’t debunk it. An amazing moment!
Smaller locations such as The Hostel are often more intense investigations that can produce a higher yield of activity because more time can be spent in each room, allowing spirits the time and energy often required to come forward.
Last night certainly provided some pretty intense moments for those who took part and the team thoroughly enjoyed the investigation as well as meeting everyone who attended last night. Thank you to all for making our return visit (after almost 18 months) such a memorable one.
This magnificent Georgian Mansion and former (1850’s) hospital became Haunted Evenings home last night and I think it is safe to say that we would still be there now investigating if we could! Knocks, footsteps, voices and poltergeist activity! This venue was phenomenal!
Spread out amongst the many rooms and floors on offer, guests took on the challenge of seeking out the paranormal within the cities most haunted building. From the dark vaulted 16th century cellars (known today as the “Priestgate Vaults”), the original dining room, the servants kitchen, the servants stairwells (out of bounds to the general public), through to the original hospital’s operating room and once hospital wards (main museum areas), we certainly had a lot of ground to cover!
Thank you to all that attended last nights Haunted Evening at this fantastic location! Here are just a few of the highlights!
Upper Floors – To cover as much ground as possible, guests were let loose with equipment to see what they could capture alone in almost half the building. Some headed to the upper floor, with its nurses/servants corridor and stairwell whilst others investigated the middle floor.
Middle Floor – During one middle floor vigil, different types of EMF meters were all spiking, indicating a possible strong shift in energy. For one guest in another group, she became tearful in one particular room on the middle floor, which subsided when she left, only for it to happen again several hours later. This seemed to be related to mentioning children.
In a side area, during the same vigil, voices were captured on voice recorders, fairly undecipherable overall but with one possible “cellar” response when we asked where their energy was strongest…..all became apparent later!!
Dining Room – The former dining room, which has never been investigated before, felt a more edgy room to enter. Again, some gravely voices were detected during more than one of the vigils, a possible “Richard” was heard on one EVP and vibe pods lit up for more than one group, detecting movement in the room when we all were seated around the table.
Operating Theatre – In the old surgery room, a few felt uneasy even entering this area. With the original Victorian tiled floors and walls, its the biggest reminder that this building was once a hospital. For one group, a male spirit came forward who had an attachment to a child who had died in his care due to a medical mishap. As the vigil came to an end, a bang was heard in the room that we couldn’t debunk.
Cellar / Vaults – For two out of three groups last night, the cellars (Vaults) was the most active area with some guests entering as skeptics and emerging as fully converted believers!. Firstly, coins were left locked off in one vault that, when checked, had moved during the first vigil of the evening. At the same time, in the “coffin” vault, where all the group were sitting during a call out / trigger vigil, the flag that lay over the coffin moved of its own accord. It has been reported by venue staff that other people have experienced poltergeist activity down in the cellar area so given 2 accounts were experienced of that nature only goes on to strengthen these claims. Although quieter down in the cellars for the last group of the night, all the group were accounted for when muffled but heavy footsteps were heard almost above the vault. It sounded like a singular person walking from the middle of the vault ceiling towards the edge of the room, all guests were sat down at the time!……
Despite all of the experiences throughout the building, the cellar certainly left most with the WOW factor and during freetime most guests made a beeline back to the vaults for one last chance of a further paranormal hit! On behalf of last night’s team, Nat, Sarah & Andy, thank you so much to such a cracking bunch of guests who were clearly up for last nights haunted evening, you guys and gals made the investigation what it was – awesome!
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“What a fantastic night, so well organised and professionally executed, you couldn’t have wished for a better night, with activity everywhere it only took my 2 sceptical friends less that an hour to be convinced and after that they and me wanted more. A great fun filled night in an awesome venue. Thanks guys, we’ll be seeing you again soon.” K.Vallis 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“That was 1 of the most amazing nights I have ever witnessed and the cherry on the top was the union Jack flag moving in front of my eyes. A great night and will definitely be attending other nights with yourselves.” S.Firek 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Had a fantastic night thanks to Haunted Evening for letting us share the experience of this building cracking night we will look forward to booking with you again 👀👻x” T.Newman 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Absolutely loved it!!!!” L.Hutchinson 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Got some great photos. Thanks for a great night all. 🙂 see you on the next one.” S.Bowen 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Rich is now a true believer, loved the night and cant wait to go on another!! Best birthday present ever” E.Martin 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“My favourite night so far. You always attract a good bunch of people👌👻” C.Hodson 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Really enjoyable night, plenty happening and very well organised, probably one of the best groups out there!” S.Benton 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Haunted Evenings are a fantastic paranormal group will definitely be attending another one of there events in the future” C.Bryan 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“What a excellent first ghost hunt cant wait to do it again we went back today in the daylight to have a good look round 👻👻” D.Bray 20.01.19 Source:facebook
Where to start, where to start?!
What an absolute pleasure last nights investigation was! To be able to spend the evening in what felt like a tardis of Victorian history all laid out over several areas, police cells, corridors, the old bedrooms and former fire station canteen….the list goes on! – it was the building that kept on giving! Perfect for splitting off into isolated zones, each vigil taking on a different feel and providing a variety of evidence – our time here flew and the team left all agreeing we need to return!!
Highlights of the evening:
Spending time in the old 1900’s police cells was naturally going to form part of our investigation and in this area, including the former stable block beyond, guests took part in an equipment vigil.
During one vigil, a couple of our devices started to indicate shifts in temperature and movement which prompted an EVP session. A faint “help” was heard on playback so in a later question, we asked again if they wanted help. The EVP we got in response was indeed a further “help” but much louder and clearer than the first. Down in the end cell, a further EVP said “help him”. When we asked for the number of the cell, we received the response “seven” (the only numbered response throughout the session) and on saying goodbye, we heard a “thank you very much”! All this from a cell that apparently reports a negative energy….all food for thought!
Ouija board sessions for 2 out of the 3 groups were similar in as much as the glass moved quite strongly but the information given didn’t make much sense. A child spirit was picked up in the Police Station office area and on the ground floor fire station, a male spirit who spelt the word “crew” came through.
Upstairs above the fire station, guests were free to roam the old fire brigades former communal areas (old function/ dining room) as well as the upper level which had several rooms off, all once bedrooms for the Fire Brigade before they moved out in 1924. Whilst some guests didnt experience much goings on, for others, growls were heard as well as K2 meters going off on command. Whilst the level of activity varied throughout this zone and much was about being in the right place at the right time, it was nevertheless a challenge to spend time alone up there!
On behalf of all of the team, thank you to all the guests who came out last night to spend a haunted evening with us in this cracking Sheffield location. We hope you all enjoyed your time here as much as we did and all got home safely.
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“Really enjoyed it thankyou” K.Siddons 19.01.19 Source:facebook
“Was a good night thank you” L.Clark 19.01.19 Source:facebook
“Enjoyed it thanks x” H.Peck 19.01.19 Source:facebook
Last night Haunted Evenings revisited St Mary’s Guildhall, one of Coventry’s finest buildings tucked away opposite the ruins of St Michael’s Cathedral in the City’s historic quarter.
This location has countless rooms to break off into, with many of the areas varying in age, dating back over hundreds of years, from the 15th Century “Great Hall” to much later additions built in the 19th Century for the city council courts.
Some of last nights highlights :
We separated down into 3 groups and spent the evening investigating all 4 corners of the location. 2 of the 4 planned experiments this evening were based around glass divination, with most activity experienced in and around the Drapers Room. For two groups, personal connections were experienced in this area whilst no personal connections were made at all on board number 2 near the upstairs main hall “Armoury” room. Whilst communication was slow on the board in this area, after much patience from the guests, the glass did knock and nudge a handful of times either at the same time as a k2 meter spiked or just after. Amazing! Goes to show that sometimes some of the best moments are the most subtle!.
EVP’s were captured in several of the rooms investigated, in fact it never took long to establish we were not alone, however, most of the responses picked up on our voice recorders were indecipherable. A few classic but muffled “get outs” were heard, along with a possible “Arthur” and the word “Bastard” faintly picked up on another!.
Some of our equipment became lively in certain areas, one such hotspot was the Armoury Room where a Rempod went off after being left on a table for some 20 mins or more. People experienced cold spots at similar intervals to kit triggering in the side chamber too!
K2 meters were going off strongly in one of the rooms off of the Great Hall, however, the way they were triggering suggested this wasn’t spirit energy and subsequently debunked.
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“Thank you for a great evening . Will definitely be back to do another one !” K. Lynn 13.01.19 Source:facebook
Haunted New Year everyone!
It may already seem a little late to acknowledge the New Year some 11 days in, however, for us, last night was Haunted Evenings first event of 2019 and the team were out in force at this stunning looking location – Stoke Rochford Hall nr Grantham.
On behalf of all the team, We just want to say a quick thank you to all the guests who attended last night and helped kick start 2019 in style. ….have you been caught on camera?!
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“Thank you to the whole team. It was fantastically organised and where the 6 hours went, I don’t know?! It was our first time and it was unlike anything I have ever experienced. The ouija board far outshone my expectations and the message I got was the weirdest sensation ever (in a good way). I could’ve stayed and chatted to my Grandad all night. It was very comforting. So thanks again and my husband stuck to the main roads on the journey home – pretending he wasn’t scared lol x Thank you” L. Clarke 12.01.19 Source:facebook
“Fabulously night thank you to all the team.. x” L. Thandy 12.01.19 Source:facebook
“Had a great time ty .. Will definitely be doing another evening with you 😀” J. Evans 12.01.19 Source:facebook
“lovely picture ladies and a great night. Thanks everyone. X” S.Darker 12.01.19 Source:facebook