Ghost Hunt Colchester Castle | Colchester | Essex

Event Date | TBC
Event Price | £45.00
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 Ghost Hunt Colchester Castle | Essex

Outside Colchester Castle with Haunted Evenings

Fancy experiencing a Haunted Evening at Colchester Castle?. This magnificent grade I listed Norman Castle is rarely investigated and you will get the chance to spend the evening in several areas of the castle, including the old prison area which has direct connections to the witchfinder general (1645). Gain access to the Vaults an area usually out of bounds to daytime tourists as well as the chapel and main castle room. With onsite executions and a dark past, Colchester Castle is a chilling place to be when the lights go out!

 History of Colchester Castle

The construction of Colchester Castle was ordered by William the Conqueror and is built on the foundations of an early Roman temple, the Keep being the largest surviving example in Europe. This once Royal castle has had various uses over her history. In 1645, whilst acting as the county prison, Matthew Hopkins, who made a name for himself as the “Witchfinder General” interrogated poor unsuspecting women into confessions of witchcraft, often by making them sleep deprived. Once a confession was given, these “witches” were imprisoned at Colchester Castle before being executed. Speaking of executions, Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas were put to death here at the rear of the castle. By the mid 1700’s the castle was now privately owned and in 1922, the castle and land were gifted to the Town and 2014 saw the completion of a 4.2 million restoration project.

The hauntings at Colchester Castle

With so many layers of history to Colchester Castle, no two nights of ghost hunting here will ever be the same. Reports of a headless nun have been recorded by people passing through the grounds, another of ghostly disembodied cries, are these the poor souls who were incarcerated here in the prison area still here today? Having walked around the location, this magnificent building certainly has areas that have a dark depressive feel and Haunted Evenings invites you to join them to discover who still remains here…dare to join us as the lights go out at this eerie location?

What’s Included on this event?

  • Access  to many areas of the castle, to include the prison, vaults, chapel and main castle areas (maybe subject to a slight change).
  • Ghost Hunt will start straight away (no guided tour)
  • 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

Event Dates

TBC

Event times | 8.00pm – 12.00am
Arrival times | 7.45pm

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What happens after I’ve booked my place?

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 1 month prior to the event.  The week of the event, welcome information will appear under the “YOUR EVENT” section which will provide you with all useful information on where to park and what to bring etc.

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Ghost Hunt Colchester Castle Essex

What’s Included? | Ghost Hunt Colchester Castle

*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 and you’ll have a chance to get hands on with all the equipment.

* Trigger Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and use trigger objects to entice out the spirit energy.  We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.

* 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. Please note no Ouija boards will be permitted at this location.

* 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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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.

* 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. (please note Ouija boards are not permitted on site)

* 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.