Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt - Colchester, Essex - 2018

17th November 2018 - 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets £75 per person - Includes Buffet

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Join us as we investigate Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel, Essex with on 17th November 2018, 8:00pm until 2:00am. Tickets £75 per person
We'll be investigating the haunted Town Hall and the Red Lion Hotel. You will get to spend time in both venues. What will you discover? Will the spirits divulge any secrets?
Join us to find out.

History of Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel
Colchester Town Hall was built from 1898 and the building was opened by Prime Minister Lord Rosebery in May 1902.

The Town Hall Architect John Belcher extensively used sculptures and artworks throughout the building. The spectacular Italian marble staircase dominates the hall. The entrance alone offers an inviting reception for all types of occasions and there are outstanding function rooms still used for their original purpose.

Colchester Town Hall has stood on the same site since the 12th century. The 162-foot clock tower was presented by James Paxman; it is topped by a figure of St Helena, patron Saint of the City.

As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain on the grounds that it was mentioned by Pliny the Elder, who died in AD 79.

Staff at the Town Hall have heard doors slam in the basements (these used to be holding cells) and the Security staff have heard loud footsteps and seeing a little girl running on the first floor when they have been locking up.

The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occasionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff.
There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The most active spirit at the Inn is that of Alice Katherine Millar, murdered in 1638, she now haunts the building. Her ghostly apparition was reportedly so frightening that, 200 years ago, the owner of the Red Lion Hotel bricked up the doorway to her old room. He hoped that this would stop her ghost from appearing in the hotel.
Guests have reported seeing Alice's ghost in rooms 5, 6 and 10, her apparition has also been seen in the kitchen and walking through the bricked up doorway which once led to her room. Recently the assistant manager at the hotel woke up at 3am like a bolt of electricity had gone through his body. As he looked around the room a beam of moonlight landed on the rocking chair next to his bed. As he watched, it began to rock backwards and forwards, slowly Alice appeared sitting in the chair. She spoke to him and asked "are you alright?" When he replied "yes", she disappeared.
In the early hours of the morning, the shadowy figure of a hooded monk has been seen wandering the hallways and the reception area. The monk is said to have died in a fire at the Inn, whilst trying to save the children that were in his care.
The third ghost at the Hotel is that of a small boy, his apparition has been seen in the parliament room. The apparition is often usually reported by children, it is said that he makes his presence felt by appearing in photos taken by the guests.


What to Expect

Our team of experienced investigators will be on hand throughout the night so that you can participate in:-
- Séances
- Vigils (in the dark)
- EVP (Ghost Voice) Experiments
- Ouija boards / Glass Divination
- Automatic writing, Dowsing and Pendulums
- Table tilting & rapping
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
and much more with our experienced Mediums & Paranormal Investigators.

Event will include:-
- Usual group size 8 people (but may be a maximum of 12 on rare occasions)
- The number of groups depends on venue size.
- No lengthy briefings or workshops
- Controlled sessions & 45mins - 1 hour with our Mediums
- Free time for you to investigate / explore on your own
- Opportunity for lone vigils throughout the evening
- Regular breaks
- Complimentary tea and coffee available throughout the night in the breaks

We can't guarantee spiritual or ghostly activity but we can guarantee that everything you experience will be 100% real.


Please note

Over 18s only - No accommodation provided - Unsuitable for guests with limited mobility



Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt
Where: Colchester, Essex
Date: 17th November 2018
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Tickets: £75 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available

 

Book Red Lion Hotel and Town Hall on Saturday 17th November 2018 - £75 per person


Read our Investigation Report from Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel.

This location is available for private bookings, see Group Events for more information and pricing.

Location of Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel


What Happens at the Event
Indoor Events
Our events are always 100% investigation and vigil events, we won't waste time by taking you on a history tour of the venue.

We will not usually talk about the history of the building unless people ask us to do so.
We don't hold workshops or briefing on equipment usage. Any equipment that you will be using throughout the event will be explained at the start of each session by our team leaders.

For the first few hours (usually 1 hour per session) you will be in a group and you will spend time with our Mediums doing séances, where they will try to get the active spirit to move you in some way (this is not designed to scare you) and with our paranormal investigators doing experiments, table tilting, glass divination, Ouija boards, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments and other equipment experiments using the latest ghost hunting equipment.

After these controlled sessions you will have the opportunity to venture off on your own or in small groups to explore the venue or to hold lone vigils or re-visiting an activity that you enjoyed in our controlled sessions. In this part of the night you can use our ghost hunting equipment to do your own ghost hunt. You may take photos/videos with your own cameras throughout our ghost hunts. You may also use any of your own ghost hunting equipment during our controlled sessions.

What our customers say about previous Colchester Town Hall and Red Lion Hotel ghost hunts (previous 8 comments):-
There are more comments on our feedback page

28 November, 2015

Colchester Town Hall

The best bit was the table tipping - a truly amazing experience
V.M.

28 November, 2015

Colchester Town Hall

Thank you for such a great night last night at Colchester Town hall, we had a fantastic night and will look forward to doing more hunts with yourselves
J.W.

22 November, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Brilliant night yet again cheers guys x
T.G.

22 November, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Thanks for a great evening last night, myself and jay had an amazing time :)
S.P.

22 November, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Thank you for the great ghost hunt at the Red Lion and Colchetster Town Hall last night. A fab idea to have double venue :)
A.B.

22 November, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Table tipping was amazing in the town hall. Thank you for another great night Steve and team.
A.B.

02 August, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Loved every minute, thank you so much
J.N.

02 August, 2014

Colchester Town Hall

Great night, thanks Steve and team
A.B.


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