Ghost Hunts Chillingham Castle | Northumberland | North East
Ghost Hunts Chillingham Castle
Chillingham Castle claims to one of the most haunted places in England and boasts several ghostly encounters…. (Chillingham Castle Ghosts). Rarely investigated, this is one of those locations that will likely put you on edge!
History of Chillingham Castle
The site of Chillingham Castle dates as far back as the late 12th Century when the site was originally a monastery. Located close to the Scottish Borders, the Castle was not only used as a staging post for the English armies looking to enter Scotland but was also attacked and besieged several times by Scottish armies heading south. By 1344, the location was now a fully fortified Castle with a moat and stone fortifications, in parts, 12 feet thick. By 1617 there was little need for such a stronghold and the Castle and grounds were gradually transformed, the moat filled and the battlements converted into residential use. By World War II, the castle was used as an army base and it is believed, during this period, much of the internal features, such as wood paneling, were ripped out. Post war, the castle fell into disrepair, resulting in Chillingham Castle experiencing extensive weather damage to large areas of the building. In 1982, it was privately purchased and a continual programme of careful restoration by the owners has led to parts of the castle now restored and enjoyed by the public.
Featured on several paranormal programmes, Chillingham castle boasts many ghostly encounters. The most famous ghost was said to be the “blue boy” who used to haunt the Pink room. Visitors claimed seeing a blue mist and audible tones of a boy crying. It’s believed this haunting ceased once renovations revealed the skeleton body of a boy buried within the thick walls of the castle. It’s also claimed that the ghost of Lady Mary still haunts the Castle. Many other former family members met their untimely deaths at the Gallows, some hung, drawn and quartered… a gruesome history such as this is likely the cause for the strange activity felt throughout the castle.
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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 4 weeks prior to the event. The week of your event you will receive your welcome email which gives you all the useful info about your ghost hunt. Please check your promotion / spam folder as emails often hide themselves in there!
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Ghost Hunts Chillingham Castle
Ghost Hunts Chillingham Castle. Whether you prefer traditional ghost hunting techniques or more “Ghost Adventures” style action with all the latest paranormal gadgets (or are new to ghost hunting altogether), Haunted Evenings events have it covered! The team will give you a warm welcome to your chosen location before splitting you down into small groups to carry out new and old techniques in a quest to see who still haunts this amazing castle after dark. Guests will have the chance to use handheld equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, Ovilus, mel meters, K2’s, voice recorders, listening devices, use dowsing rods and have a go at glass divination. Vigils will also involve the use of rempods, shadow detectors, lasers and vibration/movement equipment, spirit boxes – along with tech trigger objects. The team use a variety of equipment which is all the latest kit and encourage guests to have a go with it all in a mission to capture evidence. Guests do not have to take part in anything they do not wish to, the team will endeavor to make this night your own.
Our Ghost Hunts could see the bravest among you singled out to “go it alone” in one of the haunted rooms for awhile! If that sounds too terrifying a prospect (for those preferring safety in numbers), the chance to take part in some “think outside the box” experiments. Haunted Evenings are awaiting to spend the night at Chillingham Castle, dare to join us for an intense but fun ghost hunting evening?
*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Soft Drinks on arrival)
*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. Paranormal 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,hot chocolate & soft drinks will be available throughout the event.
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