Ghost Hunt Newcastle Castle Keep
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Event Price | £45.00 per person
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Ghost Hunt Newcastle Castle Keep
Join Haunted Evenings as we explore Newcastle’s oldest landmark after-dark. Will you be the next visitor to the Castles’ Keep to experience the strange hauntings?! A small child is reputed to haunt the area and those brave enough to spend the night have heard growling sounds, have witnessed stones being thrown and numerous black shapes have been captured and seen over the years. What will you experience on your Haunted Evening at The Castle Keep, Newcastle?
History of Newcastle Castle Keep
The Castle’s Keep in Newcastle is a Grade I listed building dating back to 1172, built on the site of the earlier Castle which gave the City its name. During the 16th to 18th Century the Keep was used as a prison until the building came into disrepair. The Keep was restored in the early 19th Century and by the 1850’s, much of the surrounding area was altered to allow the arrival of the railway system, constructed through the grounds of the Castle. The Keep and Gatehouse are the only surviving buildings from the original fortification and you will have full access to the Keep with its many rooms to split off into and investigate….
Your overnight ghost hunt will allow you access around this unique location after dark. We’ll be splitting you off into small groups to see what you can unearth in the King’s Chamber, Great Hall, Queens Chamber and ground level Chapel, chamber/Dungeon. Will you experience the many encounters of the paranormal that those other visitors before you have experienced? All guests will have the chance at traditional style vigils as well as a more “Ghost Adventures” style ghost hunting experience with an abundance of equipment.
What’s Included on this event?
- Access to the Castle Keep, including King’s Chamber, Queens Chamber, Great Hall, Chapel and Cells area
- 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 times | 8.00pm-12.45am
Arrival times | From 7.45pm
TERMS & CONDITIONS – SUMMARY
*Guests must be aged 18+
*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 severe mobility difficulties
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO AGREE TO OUR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS BEFORE BOOKING
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. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. These details will likely not be available until the week of your event and could be added as late as 48 hours before. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.
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*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.
* Traditional 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. 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.
Location / Map
The Black Gate
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Parking: Newcastle Castle does not have a car park. Some limited on-street parking is available outside the Vermont Hotel, adjacent to the Castle Keep. The closest public car park is situated on Dean Street. For additional parking please check online (e.g. Newcastle City Council website) prior to travelling to the venue.
It’s been far too long since we last investigated the Castle Keep in Newcastle so it was good to be finally back after 3+ years!
With the chapel and basement of the keep to investigate, as well as middle floors incl. The Great Hall and its many passageways, this 12th Century Grade I listed City Centre location is a fascinating place to visit day or night.
Groups were separated into 3 and soon got stuck into conducting vigils in all areas. Here is a summary of tonight’s Haunted Evening…
H I G H L I G H T S
The Great Hall : A Dowsing rod experiment picked up an energy corner where one of the team members sensed a male presence, possibly connected to Religion. Our music box triggered on and off on the internal stairs suggesting movement but as this did not trigger on command, we believe the energy to be residual.
Vigil 2 a female spirit was connected with during a further dowsing rod experiment, a guest sensed her name was Jenna, a spirit from the ground pit area of the keep detected earlier in the evening. During a pendulum a little boy came forward and later, a male, 28, believed to be a guard (very strong energy).
Vigil 3, school mistress, strong responses during a human pendulum with child spirits setting off emf meters on command.
Middle floor : Our ouija board experiments took place here. Vigil 1 detected a male spirit (Peter, aged 23) who died in action. Married to Victoria (aged in her 30’s) with whom they had 2 children.
In session 2, a spirit named Samuel came forward and gave 17 when asked what year he was born. Further glass movement suggested other spirits attempted to come forward but made very little sense other than one responding with a ‘yes’ when asked if they were buried nearby.
In the final session on the Ouija board a child spirit (aged 4) and the mother (aged 36, maid) came forward, spelling the name Bannb when asked for their name. Bob was the name given for her son as well as his father.
Spirit named Brendan (thief) came forward connected to Jenna
Lower level (chapel) : Vigils 1 and 2 both detected spirit voices via our voice recorders, one being a possible laugh, however none clear enough to upload. Possible Brendan and Jenna sensed during vigil 1
Vigil 3 started in the lower chamber adjacent to the chapel before a further EVP session took place in the Chapel. The team played chanting music and this certainly aided a response with EMF meters spiking into life and 2 EVP’s playing back ‘get them out’
We ended the evening allowing guests free roam to explore the many narrow passageways and roof top to conduct their own mini experiments.
Thank you to the team who travelled up to investigate this former Keep and a special thank you to tonight’s guests who got fully involved from start to finish making tonight’s Haunted Evenings event a pleasure to be a part of.
Thank you for the feedback!
” Amazing night! Thank you so much for.coming to Newcastle x.” C.Louise 07.03.20 Source:facebook
“Great night!! Xx” S.Chapman 07.03.20 Source:facebook
“Was very interested in the connection to my family history in the ouija board session 3 x” E.Freeman 07.03.20 Source:facebook
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