Ghost Hunt 39 De Grey Street | The Hostel Ghost Hunt | Hull


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Ghost Hunt 39 De Grey Street | The Hostel Ghost Hunt | Hull

Haunted Evenings will be spending the night at this apparent house of horrors to investigate the claims that this former residence (nicknamed “The Hostel”) is Hull’s most haunted hotspot. The exterior gives you some clue as to the atmosphere that awaits you as you enter No 39 De Grey Street. Many accounts of poltegiest activity have been reported here by former residence and previous visitors have sensed a darker spirit presence which could very much be responsible for the bad feelings people have encountered here. Heavily reported in the press as being Hull’s most haunted location, what will you discover? Join the team for a night in this reputedly haunted Hull hole!

Hauntings of 39 De Grey Street

The owner of this “horrific” property has experienced some pretty terrifying encounters during his 8 years of living in this 7 bedroomed property dubbed “The Hostel”. So much so, he moved out in 2007 when the activity got unbearable and has been unable to find a living tenant to stay there ever since! In his 8 years of living at the property, the owner turned from being a complete skeptic to full on believer when he would often find items had been moved “I came downstairs to find steak knives balanced on plates in the drying rack”. It seems previous tenants have also experienced paranormal activity here, described as “violent” with reports of being dragged out of bed and the feeling of being strangled. It seems that a sinister force resides here as well as people sensing child spirits who many claim were mistreated. Haunted Evenings invite you to enter the property armed with all the latest equipment to tackle a real paranormal investigation here using a combination of new and more traditional vigils … what will we conclude at the end of this haunted evening?!

What’s Included on this event?

  • Access to the property including Kitchen, lounge diner, 6 bedrooms.
  • Unguided walk around with the lights on before the investigation begins!
  • Jam packed night of ghost hunting in all areas listed using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
  • Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
  • Complimentary light snacks
  • Fully insured event with first aider

Event Dates

Event times | 9.00pm-03.00am
Arrival times | From 8.45pm

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Full Price: £55.00



*Guests must be 18+ (please contact for 16+)
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Some parts of the location may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties


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You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. If choosing to place down a deposit, please ensure you pay your remaining balances in no later than 4 weeks prior to the event (8th February 2019). Approximately 1 week prior to the event, welcome information will be posted up on the “YOUR EVENT” section of the website, although this could be as late as 48 hours before.


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What's Included

*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks)

*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.

*Guests will then be split into smaller groups to carry out small vigils

*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.

* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.

* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.

*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.

*Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.

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Event Blog / Spoiler!



We maybe edging ever closer to Christmas but we couldn’t possibly ignore the fact that yesterday was Friday 13th and what better way to spend it than a spot of ghost hunting!. Our venue for this superstitious night was 39 De Grey Street, our 5th and final investigation here this year!

A fabulous bunch of guests, all willing to get fully involved, joined in the paranormal search at this quirky terraced house, which included access to the rear warehouse (first ever investigated by Haunted Evenings in October). The loudest of our EVP’s was captured in the makeshift Manor room (warehouse) which took everyone by surprise, especially as it was before we called out. This was swiftly followed by a “get out of this house” and indications they wished us to leave.

A child female spirit aged around 5 was detected during a human pendulum, the name Thomas was connected with during the vigil, with a guest feeling agitated everytime his name was mentioned. Later, on the ouija board, the same female seemed to come through on the board, which was placed in the front sitting room. At the start of the investigation, an EMF meter and a vibration device triggered during an equipment vigil, cold spots were sensed and at times the room appeared to darken. A voice can be heard on playback that says either “help him” or “help me”.

With patience and determination, activity was experienced throughout the investigation and it was a pleasure to investigate alongside all who attended. Thank you all for joining us!


Exciting times last night as we were the very first team to investigate a new building to the rear area of 39 De Grey Street – An old workshop once believed to have been used as a make shift morgue during WWII and possible site of a previous church. Andy the owner has now created the “Sutton Manor Room” within this old outbuilding (made up of original furniture from local Sutton Manor) so there’s certainly a lot be unearthed, energy wise!

Besides entering unchartered waters, highlights from the night include;

Coffin room – a Class A EVP saying “I don’t want any” when we ask if they want help (listen in here) and people being touched / effected during a human pendulum.
Outbuilding (Sutton Manor Room) – Vibe pod being triggered on command and cold spots felt. 2 “help” evps captured simultaneously via voice recorders.
Thank you to all guests who welcomed the challenge of investigating the new and old areas and to venue owner Andy for being our guest investigator all evening.


Last nights investigation led us to the infamous blue door on De Grey Street, Hull. Despite the glorious sunshine on arrival, “The Hostel” still looks as uninviting as ever with its boarded up windows and clear abandonment, luckily though, the welcome from Owner Andy is always a far contrast from what you see and we were soon back inside this dark and quirky house with a sense of excited anticipation for what was to come! (check out the pre-event walkabout live feed here!)

The Investigation highlights :

Equipment certainly stole the show last night over traditional methods and some amazing moments were experienced throughout the night, some caught on camera, some frustratingly not!

SLS CAMERA: Upstairs in the master bedroom, an SLS camera was set up to try and recapture the mapping of a spirit that had occurred on a previous investigation in 2017. Whilst nothing happened on the SLS camera back in May on our last investigation, a repeat of the experiment last night caught the (stick) figure of a spirit standing next to the fireplace. Whilst this wasn’t caught on camera, luckily it was witnessed by guests in group 1 who then went on to investigate the room during a live feed, where k2 meters triggered responses as well as a rempod. (Watch the live feed here)

EQUIPMENT: Down on the ground floor, Group 2 connected with a child spirit who was able to trigger 2 k2 bears in direct response to questions which was a pretty exciting moment. Also downstairs, in the kitchen, Group 3’s vigil became impressivley lively mid way through as a motion detector pointing away from everyone in the next room, sparked into musical life. The presence of a suited male spirit was sensed who was able to manipulate the music box to answer questions (well done to guest Neil for braving the kitchen during a live feed!). What was fascinating was the same piece of kit lay dormant for the rest of the evening for the final vigil. Whoever or whatever had set it off did not hangabout!
Watch the kitchen live feed (that wouldn’t look out of place as part of a scaremaze!!)…

EVP’s: EVP’s were mainly muffled last night with a possible “not relevant” in response to asking for the male spirits name.

OUIJA BOARD: The board provided a personal connection for one group and a 10 year old spirit called Harry for another.

A.O.B!: Cold spots (happily received during last nights heat), people sensing they’d been touched and surges of energy were felt sporadically throughout the house during the course of the entire evening. “The Hostel” certainly kept us on our toes providing all 3 groups with some pretty intense moments.

Thank you to all last nights guests who put in 100% into the investigation, by far our favourite event at the Hostel to date!


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 2016 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.

Guest Testimonials


“Had an awesome night thanks guys! Will be coming again” F.Kelly 01.06.19 Source:Facebook

“Really enjoyed it thankyou for the experience x” 09.03.19 C.Stork Source:facebook

“Really enjoyed it was a fab night x” 09.03.19 M.Burns Source:facebook

Was a great night 🙂 x”” 09.03.19 V.Costelow Source:facebook