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Fort Horsted ghost hunt 17-3-2012 (team two)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

FORT HORSTED GHOST HUNT – 17TH MARCH 2012

1.  Group C
We first went to room 10 and after taking photos, lighting tealights and having a general look around, we held a séance.  I immediately felt spirit behind me by extreme cold and being pushed and pulled.  Two guests next to me felt the coldness too.  We started hearing many different noises in the corridor; footsteps and faint whistling.  I then saw a shadow in the doorway, then a guest saw a shadow in an alcove in the wall and the tealight in the alcove flickered greatly at the same time.  Other guests were feeling ‘cobweb touches’ on their faces.  We then stood in the corridor with the laser grid on asking for spirit to come near.  We threw two led balls down the corridor and one seemed to rest against the wall then roll away from the wall and slightly back towards us.

2. Group A
We went to two upstairs rooms in the fort, but after nothing seemed to be happening we moved down to the corridor.  We set up the laser grid pointing down the corridor and two of the guests saw one of the red lights turn off then on.  We split up into two smaller groups along the corridor and asked out for spirit to make themselves known.  After not much being heard we walked down towards a smaller room, and just before entering a whistle was heard.  We stayed in this room for a short while before leaving.  I then took two members of the group to room 10 for a short while whilst the remaining guests visited the graffiti area.

3. Group B
I took this group to room 10 and after a short while started with a séance circle.  Guests were seeing different lights through the doorway into the opposite room, and again different noises were being heard. Jo (guest) started feeling very unwell.  She was feeling sick, hot and dizzy.  We broke the circle as she felt she needed to be sick – which she did!  After checking that Jo was happy to continue we stepped into the corridor and set the laser grid up.  Again we threw the led balls down the corridor but nothing happened.  We then decided to rejoin the other groups and just before leaving, whilst asking the guests if there is anywhere they may like to return to before the end, the lights on the K2 meter lit up for the first time that night.  We asked spirit if we should stay by lighting up the K2 – nothing happed.  We asked spirit if we should go back to the first room the group had been to that night and the lights on the K2 went on.  We then proceeded back to the narrow dead-end tunnel for a short while, but only heard just a few faint noises and whistle.

I would just like to thank all the guests for a great night and a special thank you to Paul for his generous hospitality throughout the evening.

Kym McMillan
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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South Foreland lighthouse ghost hunt – 29-10-2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

This was the first time that this lighthouse had ever been investigated for paranormal activity and it proved to be a very interesting night. South Foreland lighthouse stands high on the cliff just outside of Dover with commanding views over the English Channel. Eerily the cross channel ferries glide past noiselessly.

After a quick historical lesson from Jon (Assistant Visitor Experience Manager – National Trust) and standing outside on what was a lovely windy evening we settled down into two groups.

My group stayed on the second floor, which was the control room. After a short while a male energy made himself know to me, his name was William and he was about 5’11” and of muscular build (he looked like a naval man), 57 years old and he told me that he was a lighthouse keeper in the 1830s, however as he wandered around the circle Kym (guest) jumped and was startled. When questioned why, she said that she heard a whisper in hear ear. After Kym had settled down again we all heard something resembling piano music, which was very odd because it sounded like it was coming from downstairs and there is no piano anywhere in the building. We also heard whispers, voices and general mumbling, both children and adults.

Whilst we were listening for the various voices another male energy arrived, several of the guests smelt Brandy and he gave his name as Turnbull but no other information. Also a very strict woman called Darby Miniot, who was the wife of a past lighthouse keeper also made her presence felt, and a Fisherman who was 19 years old and called Chris, who drowned off the coast in bad seas in 1930s also made their presence known. There were some light pushing from these energies, but it was the sounds of all the whisperings and voices that captured our imagination at the time, as they were in some cases really loud and distinct although the actual words we could not hear.

After a short break we made our way into the boiler room this was a very echoing room and no one wanted to look at the door or be near the door as they kept seeing shadows and movement around the door.

I also started tapping on one of the metal items and we all heard those same taps repeated to us and a few louder thumps, creaking and whistling. Although the whistling could have been the wind but considering it was very windy outside the whistling only seemed to occur very sporadically.

This session was abruptly stopped when I was needed by the other group as one of the guests was trying to get out by any means necessary and since the whole building was in darkness and the stairs are very narrow and steep I needed to escort the person down safely. After this guest had come downstairs, our group moved to the first floor to continue our investigation although once again it was interrupted the by same guest as he now felt physically sick. We carried on for a little while but very little happened and then the other group came down the stairs.

Our third session we all stayed in one group with people spread out on the staircase from the ground floor to the second floor, many noises ranging from whistles, taps and raps were heard by everyone and the loudest of bangs was coming from the Control room, so a couple of guests stationed themselves in this room and still the noises continued, apparently the bangs were coming from an old wooden cabinet and footsteps we also heard in this room. Down on the lower floor myself and another guest could see shadows moving across the room and at one stage I lost my vision, it was like someone had just shone a torch in my eyes in complete blackness, my eyes were rapidly trying to re-adjust, when that happened I moved away from this area as that was quite painful.

As I was tapping on a metal box on the wall for spirit to repeat the series of taps I heard a whisper which said “what is that” however no-one else heard anything apart from me asking out to spirit and the taps that I made.

This venue is one that we may return to at a later date to investigate the nature of the noises that we heard. However everyone thoroughly enjoyed the night and for some of us it didn’t end there.

We would like to thank Jon Barker from the National Trust for his patience throughout the night and Gareth Wiltshire for allowing the ghost hunt to take place.

Since the clocks were going back that night and we had finished at 1:00am from the lighthouse, some of us decided that we would investigate the WWII bunkers that were accessible from the track way leading from the lighthouse. This consisted of two rooms, linked together with a medium long tunnel which split in a Y shape into each room. Having no idea what these were used for, although from my knowledge of war time bunkers I would hazard a guess one of the rooms was used for storage of ammunition since there was a lighting tunnel. It was in this room that we started and almost immediately a Sergeant McBride and Private Jenkins made themselves known to me. They were from a Scottish regiment from WWII. I asked if they could make a noise that we could all hear. They did. It sounded to everyone that they were walking amongst us, we could very clearly hear footfalls on the dusty floor all around us, many of the guests found this very frightening because when a torch was switched on no-one had moved nor was there any sign of animals which could have made the same sort of noise. Every time the torches were switched off the footfall noises continued. A couple of guests also saw lights in the corner of the room and many of us heard whistling, although we ruled out the wind, because we were below ground and it wasn’t windy through the tunnel or outside the entrance to the tunnel.

One of the guests asked me whether they knew that they had passed over and unfortunately they did not, so then the investigation turned into a rescue as their Brigadier (who did not give his name) asked that all his men were led to safety. I sensed that he might have known, but didn’t have the courage to tell his men, which is very typical of what we know of WWII commanding soldiers, that carry on regardless attitude. We made our way to the entrance tunnel where the rescue was going to take place. Many orbs were captured by us in this tunnel, especially towards the entrance and as I said that all the men (One hundred and twenty three of them) were lining up and walking towards us. The photographed orbs also seemed to be heading towards us and getting brighter and more intricate. After the rescue had taken place there seemed an air of tranquillity in the tunnels and that our investigation had been worthwhile so we headed home.

This was an excellent end to an already interesting night and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially those who had an extra ghost hunt in the WWII bunkers.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

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Rye Castle ghost hunt – 17-9-2011

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Rye Castle (Ypres Tower & Women’s Tower) Ghost Hunt – 17th September 2011

When I first had a look around this venue in the day time, as I do with all the venues, I felt that there was something different about it, something that I couldn’t put my finger on, or even describe, but I knew it was going to be good and a good ghost hunt. Fortunately I wasn’t wrong, it was a brilliant venue with loads of atmosphere and some useful evidence recorded. Since we were limited in numbers, which as it turns out was definitely a good thing, the evidence we all saw, felt and heard was second to none.

The whole group was split into two smaller groups, I headed up to the top floor of the tower whilst the other headed over to the Women’s Tower (their report is separate)

Whilst Ted (our host and volunteer guide for the evening) was giving us a brief outline of the history of the tower and its usage over the years, I could distinctly smell gunpowder, which at the time I attributed to the Museum, it was only later that I told Ted and he confirmed that there was nothing in the Museum that should have smelt of gunpowder.

It didn’t take long from when we started a séance circle for a male energy to step forward, his name was Percival from 1730s he was about 20yrs old 5’7″ in height and was a prison warden or someone who guarded people. He wore a red jacket with a single set of buttons down the front and was wearing a navy blue cap with a gold trim adorned with a badge, not dissimilar to a modern French Gendarme (Policeman). He also wore a belt which had many keys attached and about 12 pieces of white cord like material hanging from his belt. (I have no idea what these are).

He instantly started to push and pull various people in the group and move various peoples arms, our EMF metres were on the outside of the circle and began flashing up to the maximum almost instantly. At one stage everyone heard what sounded like someone moving some heavy piece of furniture on the ground floor, but then Ted (who was sitting in the room) began to investigate and we then heard several more bangs and came to the conclusion that it was fireworks, however the first noise sounded more like it was in the building, but we cannot rule out the fireworks.

Whilst everyone was being rocked or pushed in the circle another energy stepped closer, just behind Graham, which came as no great surprise to him as he was already feeling something behind him. This energy was female, a rather shy girl about 17 years old, but touched Graham’s neck and back several times which made Graham quietly surprised and a bit jumpy, as she didn’t affect any other guest. During this time a spirit energy (I’m not sure who) touched my upper arm, as if they were trying to squeeze past me. Louise also had an energy who was touching her hair and head, Louise described it as if someone was running their fingers through her hair, like a head massage.

I became aware that behind Sean there was yet another male energy but he wasn’t a nice energy, not because of any malice, but he was just unhappy or grumpy and wanted anyone near him to feel the same. He was a very tall man about 6’7″ in height, roughly aged about 35 and wore a basic white shirt with blue strips. He didn’t really say much, just grunts and groans. He did however make the person who stood in front of him feel strange and would exert massive pressure onto them, as if he were pushing them down from the shoulders. He also had this strange coldness about him as the temperature at this end of the room felt much colder than anywhere else. Ted even came over and felt the difference in temperature from inside the circle to the temperature outside the circle and he confirmed there was definitely a real difference. We had begun to rotate the circle, so that everyone could stand in the cold spot and experience that energy, whilst we were doing this Louise exclaimed that she had just heard a women walk behind her, she knew it was a woman because of the sound of the clothing. But it wasn’t a physical person, as Ted (who was the only person not in the séance circle) was sitting on a bench on the other side of the room. This was another female energy, a lady of the night dressed in a maroon/purple dress, who just passed us by.

This room proved to be very useful and gave us many experiences.

After a short break, we swapped locations with the other team, the Women’s tower is a very small tower with an upstairs room and a downstairs room. We headed upstairs, almost instantly a female energy came forward she called herself Maam and she described herself as First Yeomantry, she took an instant dislike to Sean and proceeded to inflict some pain on him. Everyone else was being pushed and gently rocked. The atmosphere however changed almost instantly and I felt an ebergy standing behind me, he was a tall man, about 6’2″ called John Chevalier/Chevaux and he seemed to be the person who cleaned up human excrement. Although I could feel his energy all around me, I was generally feeling fine, I had a headache but nothing more. Then Sean said that my nose looked very different, much bigger and knobbly, Graham also noticed that my face seemed to change, it had become more rounded and fatter. I could obviously not see this, but nevertheless I could feel some odd sensations around my forehead, nose, cheek bones and chin. Most of the group could see that my features were changing and at one point many could not look at me because I was scaring them! Nevertheless I was still sounding like myself (I don’t often do trance, as it scares the guests) so I voluntarily stepped into the centre of the circle to get rid of this energy. He then moved behind Graham and started to do the same thing. I exited the circle and stood alone outside to lure him away from the guests and to give some protection to Graham, but in that short amount of time Graham was feeling dizzy, drained and as he described it, the feeling the day after a heavy drinking session. (Not quite with it as well!). When I re-joined the circle I almost jumped, as I saw in a physical way the back of the spirit energy John walk past me, past Debbie and through the wall behind Graham. This made me jump, because I wasn’t expecting to see this.

After this episode we were about to take a quick break but a child energy arrived and began to twirl Debbie, like a musical box, to and fro for a few minutes. I could not describe her, as I couldn’t see her properly, all I know is that she was about 8 or 9 years old and liked Debbie.

After our little break, we walked into the ground floor room of the Women’s Tower, Debbie who had stayed outside came rushing in, as she said she had heard someone walking on the gravel (no one could get into the yard as the gate was locked, the only people who could have entered the garden were the other group). Graham then decided he would investigate and he too after a few minutes came rushing back in as he had also heard the same noise. I then investigated but did not hear anything until I had turned my back and had just entered the ground floor room.

I started recording with my Audio recorder to see if those noises that we could all hear (from time to time) could be recorded, but alas none of the recordings have any sounds of footsteps or the sound of someone walking on gravel.

However during this period we tried various EVP (ghost voice) recordings and some tapping experiments. At the time we all heard the taps, but like the footsteps, nothing can be heard on the recordings. The EVP experiment on the other hand was very successful, out of the 20 or so recordings there are about 4 really good examples. Two of which are:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCkOZ0AJ_Hs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in1KTSN2QGY

One of the strangest phenomena’s of the night is the lack of photographs, usually in very active places we have untold amount of photographs, with orbs, mists and other anomalies, however this venue out of the five people taking photos only four of us have anything unexplained and the odd thing is that three of us only have one orb photo each.

A very enjoyable night for all that attended and a location that I would like to return to in 2012, as this venue is perfect for a small group.

We would like to thank Peter from the Rye Museum Association for allowing us to investigate Rye Castle (Ypres Tower) and Ted who watched the proceedings on the night.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

 

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Rye Castle ghost hunt 2nd Group – 17-9-2011

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

 Kym, Lynn, Lee & Amy

Investigation 1 ~ We started with a séance circle upstairs in the Women’s Tower calling out to spirit to come forward. Immediately we had a young girl called Megan with her two year old brother Toby. She said they shouldn’t be there, did nothing wrong. We sensed Megan would sing and read to her brother. Then we heard a very loud bang next to us, which we felt came from someone banging the large storage box in the room. Nobody was capable of doing it, we were all holding hands, and nobody had moved. After we had all recovered we asked out who had made that noise, and sensed a ‘Lady of the Night’ present, her name was Rula. She wasn’t nice to look at, whiskers on her chin and a wart. When asked who’d want to pay for that, she replied with, someone had to. We continued to hear noises around the room, and a sigh. We then dropped hands, and Lynn took her necklace off to use as a pendulum. This was moved in different ways, vibrating and bending in the middle, very unusual. Shortly after this the EMF lights were lighting up, and a tap on the closed door was heard. We then left the room, and on leaving the downstairs room we heard a tap on the wood.

Investigation 2 ~ We started with a séance circle in the upstairs of the museum. We sensed a male energy, who came forward and started moving us, swaying us in different directions. He looked scruffy, dirty and not nice. Then Lynn got pushed to the ground, and being unable to get back up we broke the circle to recover. We then repositioned ourselves and asked the spirit to give his name, but all we got was you can call me ‘sir’. We sensed he was the big boss and would beat and rape the prisoners. We felt cold spots, and when checking the temperature after it was 17 degrees initially, rising back up to 21 degrees as we watched. During the séance Lee was standing very straight and said he felt very angry. Lynn was also feeling the same. Lights were also seen in the room.

Investigation 3 ~ We went to the walled garden hoping to hear footsteps on the gravel as the earlier group had, but unfortunately nothing.

We all had a fantastic night, and can’t wait to return.

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Hucking Estate woods ghost hunt – 10-9-2011

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The first event here, albeit a private event was a very scary night with lots of activity, we were hoping that this event would be similar. Although a little disappointing that it wasn’t quite so scary it was however very fruitful in terms of evidence captured by guests and team in the form of photos and EVP recordings.

The first session was held in the same place that we had the coin incident from the first investigation (Read the first report http://ghosthuntevents.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/hucking-estate-private-ghost-hunt-8-7-2011/). A male energy by the name of Tomas joined us, he was a woodman and he began by pushing Nicky, Tabitha and myself, making all us feel  like we were on a boat. During this time many footfalls were heard in the surrounding woodland, as if someone were approaching but never arrived. Lights were seen by many guests and the EMF metres recorded a lot of spirit activity. One of the guests (Graham, had his jacket tugged). However only half the group were getting any sensations so we split up into two smaller groups.

After we allowed several minutes for the other group to walk away from us, we held another séance in the same area. Almost immediately we all heard various strange noises and strange lights again were seen, some of these were very bright & although we cannot rule out that it could have been from the other group, the direction of these lights seen were not where they were supposed to have been. A younger male energy joined us, about early 20s about 5’ in height and of a stocky build with short cropped black hair. He was wearing a white/cream granddad shirt and had leather patches on his trousers. Possibly he could have been a Farrier. This energy had no problem in moving many of us and once again Tabitha and myself seemed to be standing on very unstable ground as neither of us had any balance.

After leaving this area we decided to try to walk through the woods to where the other group were, however this proved (like last time) rather difficult as the woodland paths seem to be non-existant at night!

When finally we joined the other group on one of the main pathways of the wood (this is an area which was very active in the day time) a male energy who was called Marcus joined us, he was 37 years old and lived nearby. When asking what year he was from several EVPs were recorded, the best you can hear at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE7r3MzSKA0

From here we walked over to where the pond is supposed to be and once again another energy joined us, I however was at the back and left Kym and Graham asking the questions as they were getting responses on their EMF metres. I was concerned with two male energies, one of which was called Edward. What concerned me is that they had followed us from earlier, but would not approach us. This I thought to be weird, as I could easily sense and see them, yet the still would not approach. It was only after a long while, as the majority of the guests had walked on to another spot that the motive of these male energies became apparent.

They were not there for our benefit they were there because they were collecting another spirit energy, someone who near us who shouldn’t have been there, or who have broken a spiritual law. As we (three guests and myself) continued to walk down the path I had the distinct impression that these energies were to collect a spirit energy that had latched onto a guest of mine.

Again when we finally caught up with the rest of the group, after getting slightly lost and disorientated by the trees, the motive of these two energies was very apparent. They were definitely apprehending another spirit energy, whoever this energy was I have no idea, but my spiritual guide turned up for protection.

As we were walking out of the woods towards the car park, my guide informed me that these two male energies had completed their mission.

Once again a very unusual ghost hunt, the EVPs recorded are very clear and many of the photographs contain some very bright and distinctive orbs. All in all an enjoyable ghost hunt. A place we will return to in 2012.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

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Fort Horsted ghost hunt – 3-9-2011 – steve

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Fort Horsted ghost hunt 3rd September 2011

Fort Horsted is an amazing place, our first event there was a very active location and this time around we were not disappointed either. The group was split into equal sized groups and each group embarked on several very different areas. Each Medium or Paranormal Investigator has written a report.

My group headed for the double casements, this involved a very steep climb down some nasty staircases, nasty because it is very tiring.

After starting a séance circle various energies were present although none seemed to want to be identified, however we heard various footfalls, mumbling, tapping and voices. These noises could not have come from any of the other groups, as we were separated by quite a distance.
Various shadows were seen, whilst I was experimenting with my laser pen Graham thought that Debbie was behind him as he felt a brush against his jacket, but when he looked around no-one was behind him. During this laser pen experiment, which casts a grid of light, many people including me saw some shadows, all the while we were all still hearing footsteps, which sounded like they were approaching, but no-one arrived.

Each session the group of people experienced a different Medium and a different area, so for my 2nd session I headed for the furthest part of the fort, away from everyone. This time around we had some gentle arm movement and pushing, this was attributed to two male energies who enjoyed pushing Graeme and Mia, so much that they were bent over, virtually touching the floor. During this time once again we heard various mumbling sounds (like distant whispering). During the laser pen experiment, once again some interesting photos were taken by the guests, one of which had a very strange person shaped shadow caught within the light. It takes a reasonable amount of technical photographic knowledge to capture the laser light, as a flash will “knock out” the laser light, so the photo has to be taken over several seconds. I too have some odd photos which are still being analysed.

My 3rd session the guests wanted to go to the double casements, which meant heading for those lovely staircases! After everyone had recovered from the intense walking, once again I started by holding a séance, this time another group was in the same area. However more or less instantly Carl started laughing, without any reason whatsoever. (This happened previously in my group when we were in this area at the last investigation in June). Various hot and cold spots were felt by the guests, there were some gentle arm movements and some vigorous movements. One of the male energies that was affecting the guests was called Webb and he was a WWII soldier, quite a gentile character and it was his energy that the guests could feel as hot and cold spots. There was also a female energy present, she seemed very shy, however I have an EVP which she calls out he name (this EVP is still being analysed, however I can only hear Laura as her name, however the experts cannot agree at the moment). Various lights were seen by the guests, mostly behind me.

The 4th Session we allowed the guests to more-or-less go wherever they wanted for about 30mins to either hold their own mini ghost hunt, or to go somewhere with a Medium. Most of the guests at this time decided that they were tired, however I had a group of people who wanted to experience something, so we headed for one of the magazines. This proved a very active area as within seconds of us starting a séance circle we heard approaching footsteps, whispers and groans. There was a male energy present, he seemed to be dressed like a builder and gave me the impression he was from the 1960s. This energy proceeded to push the guests gently forwards and backwards. There was one candle lighting the room and I then asked for spirit to blow it out. As soon as I said that it flickered very vigorously (bearing in mind it hadn’t flickered at all until this point) this continued every time I asked for spirit to blow the candle out, however it was close to be extinguished once or twice, but it never actually went out. However during this time we were still hearing footsteps and at one moment we heard a loud metallic crash, this I thought was someone walking down the corridor, as there are metal gratings covering holes in the floor, however if someone was walking over these gratings the only place they could have ended up was where we were, and no-one arrived. Towards the end of the session we all started to see various lights and then we all thought we saw a bat or something flying in the room. This was too much for one of the girls and she put her torch on, but there was nothing to be found in the area of the room where moments earlier we all heard something flapping. A very strange experience.

Once again everyone enjoyed the Fort Horsted experience, many photographs, EVPs and video footage was recorded on the night and as soon as our evidence has been verified we will publish it on the website.

EVP recorded during ghost hunt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXM__GlBwZg

Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

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Deal Rifle club ghost hunt – 27-8-2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Deal Rifle Club ghost hunt – 27-8-2011
When I was approached by a member of this club to “have a look” I wasn’t expecting much, because of the nature of the place (they shoot guns) I wasn’t expecting spirit to be very active. I was wrong, this is an active place and we certainly were not disappointed throughout the investigation.
This venue is probably the smallest I have ever investigated, basically there are two rooms. The club room for teas and coffees and the shooting lanes. The rifle range room is 25 yards long, so there was space. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I certainly did not expect to have the activity that occurred.
We started with a séance in the rifle range, I became aware of a young male energy who was dressed as a WWII soldier although his uniform looked different from UK soldiers and when he gave me his name it became apparent that his was Swedish, unfortunately I cannot remember who to spell his name it was quite long and unpronounceable in English. The soldier was about 5’6” in height and he started moving the hands of Justine, me and Christine. At the same time Andy was also being moved gently.
Lynn picked up on another male energy, he was in his early 60s and I could see him dressed in a plain blue boiler suit, Lynn got the name Bert. Bert started by gently moving the arms of John & Lynn. Whilst this was happening Justine and myself heard what sounded like footsteps, at one point we heard a metal clank and then about 7-10 footsteps. Everyone heard this and John asked whether we had shut the outside door, because it sounded like someone had entered the building and walked down the passageway. (Which was adjacent to the room we occupied)
We asked if it were Bert who was making the noise (1 tap for no, 2 taps for yes) and we all heard two taps. Lynn asked many more times for Bert to tap, which he did, some were more audible than others, but generally everyone heard those taps. During this I (and others) heard metal sounding taps coming from the far end of the room. The pellet collectors and baffles were metal, however we could not establish what was making these noises at the time because of the noises which were coming from the wall that separates the corridor and the rifle range.
Whilst all this was going on some of the guests were more vocal than others and I had noticed that Marc who would usually have said something, especially about the noises, remained very silent. After asking him if he was OK for about the third time and having no response I decided that he may have been in trouble, so I proceeded to stand behind him holding the arms of the people who were next to him, thus placing him effectively in the middle of the circle. Marc then immediately stated that he was OK. However afterwards he explained to me that although he was aware of what was going on he could not respond at the time, he also felt that his chest was tightening from the back and his legs had just locked up. Below is how Marc described the feeling in his own words.
“I felt as if the whole of my back, shoulders, neck, head and legs were being “forcibly pressured” horizontally and downwards from my shoulders, whilst experiencing a strange tingling sensation’ likened only to a mass pins and needles effect, in all of the aforementioned areas, almost rendering me paralysed! I felt cold and squeezed and experienced the sensation of a difficulty in breathing. At the point I realised you were standing behind me, forcibly parting my hands from those of my neighbours in the closed circle,I began to recover my senses and total awareness of my surroundings. I felt the presence of a female, nothing malevolent or oppressive, who sought merely to experience the sensations of my physical being. I have encountered this once before but with slightly different results and it was a male entity on that occasion. I have suffered no after effects whatsoever.”
Many guests experienced cold spots, the room was effectively sealed against drafts. It was the amount and volume of the tapping however that made all of us generally speechless, because at first these sounded distant, no-one could be sure which direction they were coming from. But as the taps became louder they seem to originate from the separating wall.
I asked Bert (the spirit) to tap twice in quick succession and then we would leave him alone and take a break. Almost instantly we all heard two very loud taps.

 

After a coffee break, we all assembled back in the rifle range, although I wasn’t expecting spirit to top the experience, but nevertheless we tried various experiments. I had set up my laser grid, in the hope that if spirit could walk in the room the laser light would be affected and I had placed my two EMF (Electromagnetic Force) Metres at the lower end of the room. Marc also had his EMF closer to the shooting area. Just after setting up the laser grid the laser seemed to twinkle, it isn’t supposed to do this, although looking at a laser is not a good idea, but it seemed as if the laser light was fluctuating, which it shouldn’t because the batteries were new and no one was holding the device.
A female energy had joined the group and the group were generally asking questions and getting some responses, but nothing like what happened in the first session. However Marc threw some of his flashing LED balls in the hope that spirit would throw them back. But as Marc and I became aware that where the pellet collectors were situated was generally where we were hearing some odd tapping sounds. When Marc and I were standing close to the baffles we both heard many taps, although later Sean came down to the same area and he noted that it sounded like the plastic lights. I however still believe that some of the noises were the lights but some were definitely metallic in nature. Since Sean was filming and I was recording with my audio recorder I am hoping that I can isolate and compare the two noises to see if the early sounds were those of the lights or metal. What I don’t really understand is why the lights would be making a noise (like cooling down) because they were not turned on all evening.
Marc recorded that there was quite a large temperature difference between the two ends of the room. Where we were hearing noises was 16 degrees Celsius and a few minutes prior to this activity the temperature was 19.3 degrees Celsius. There was no obvious reason for this sudden drop in temperature.
After this some people tried using a Ouija board with some mixed results and I was using a writing planchette. We had a female energy come through who couldn’t spell or write, but she could draw, through some careful question asking I managed to ascertain that she passed in 1749 and was killed at 37 years old due to her own brother, she was married with children. She was able to draw squares, circles and basic shapes and when each one of us on the board imagined or drew a shape that the others could not see the spirit responded by repeating the shape on the paper.
All in all this was a surprisingly good ghost hunt with hopefully some useful evidence captured (the camera footage & EVP recordings have not yet been fully analysed). But one which would be good to repeat just to see if the tapping sounds occurred again.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium
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Wychling Woods ghost hunt – 26-8-2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Wychling Woods ghost hunt – 26-8-2011
This was a private event for more than one purpose, but generally this is one of the scariest places in Kent. I have conducted two ghost hunts here and both times it has been amazing.
We started the evening in what I would call the scary location, after some varied photo taking by the guests and some orbs captured we started a séance circle to try to get spirit to move people and give them personal evidence.
Within a few minutes a male energy stepped forward, he was in his early 20s, of slim build and stood approximately 5’9” in height. This energy was reluctant to give his name, but he started by moving the hands of Mia (guest) and me and then shortly after Mia and Chloe (guest). Mia at this point I think it is fair to say was somewhat freaked out and generally really scared, although in my opinion there was nothing to be scared of, but then I do this all the time.

Mia could not believe that both her arms were being gently moved.

The male energy then moved around the circle, and many people commented that they could see lights, which could not have come from the road as the woodland is too thick for light to shine through the trees.
Graeme (guest) had what he called a sick stomach, but he stated that it felt tight like he was about to be sick. No one else had experienced this pain. Then the level of spiritual activity increased, a level of which I haven’t seen for some time. Mia’s alarm (on her phone) was ringing, which she stated at the time she didn’t set, because she knew she was going to be doing this ghost hunt.
Scott and Debbie (guests) both felt something brush past their faces. However Scott is 6’ in height and Debbie is about 5’ in height and therefore it could not have been a branch of a tree, as there were no branches that could have brushed past their faces at this height.
Graham (guest) and I were being pushed forward with such force that the only course of action was to step forward, it was at this point that Debbie broke the circle because she felt the brush past her face which she said really scared her.
As I said to everyone, “let’s drop hands” I reached down to my utility belt to find my torch, when I noticed that my belt had come undone. It was if it happened at that moment, because this utility belt has a special clip, where to undo it you have to use both hands to press the top & bottom catches and press the button in the middle. I heard no noise (it clicks when undone) and more importantly this belt carries all my equipment and is quite heavy it would have normally dropped to the floor, but on this occasion it didn’t. Very strange.
When Mia checked her alarm had been set to 23:23, which not only is an odd time, but she swore she did not set it. Was this spirit activity?
After conducting an EVP experiment and more photo taking and exploring this part of the woods, we moved to an odd area, the ground here feels (by walking on it) made up, something recently buried or a hole filled in.
Once again we held a séance circle and asked for spirit energy to step forward, within a few minutes three brothers stepped forward, they were of slim build and gave their name as Taylor (which I assume is their surname).

They gave me the impression that all three passed away in a farming accident, something to do with a thrashing machine, the year they gave was 1927.
It didn’t take long for these energies to start on the group and Graeme, Mia and I felt a massive pressure on our shoulders and our arms that wanted to drag us downwards. At first the energy was centred on me, but as we were all double bent it was hard to say who was feeling the most as we were all trying to fight back because none of us wanted to fall in the mud, but the energy was very strong. After a couple of tries, we managed to lift ourselves up.

However this was short lived, because the next wave of pressure we were heading downwards again, this time Chloe was involved. After about 15 minutes we were able to stand up once again. Then the spirits decided they were going to move our arms and the four of us who were pushed now were moving our arms. When I torch light came on, the rest of the group found this to be very entertaining. Once again Graeme, Scott, Sean, Kym & Graham (guests) all had stomach pains, the four of us who had been moved had no pain. Laura (guest) who was standing outside the circle heard lots of noises, according to her some of those noises sounded like someone walking through the woods, however no one ever arrived and it would be very difficult to walk through these woods without a torch.

Laura thought that there was someone standing beside her, until she called out the name of the person (Toby) and he answered several people abreast away from Laura. Many noises were also heard by most of us, some were odd, others very unusual considering it weren’t windy or raining, but there were several knocking sounds.
Mia also reported that her hair had been tugged and then without any warning she was pushed backwards with such force that Sean and I had to hold on very tight otherwise she would have fallen over. However the spirits were determined that she was going to fall and eventually Sean and I could not hold her anymore and we had slipped in the mud and she fell over.
This was a great ghost hunt and it is unfortunate that a public event could not be held here, because I firmly believe this is one of the scariest locations that I have ever investigated and I cannot wait to return some day.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium
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Pluckley screaming woods ghost hunt – 20-8-2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

After an eventful start to the evening, eventful because of the strange nature of the people who were in Pluckley, who clearly had no respect for the people that actually live there.
Once into the woods, we walked far enough that we would not be disturbed by the gang of teenagers roaming the woods in search of ghosts!
I stopped in the usual path, where my EMF metre was generally going nuts, many of the guests started taking photographs, and most of them captured at least one orb. There was an unusual photo taken of me and beside me a mist had formed, that was not seen by the naked eye (and no one was smoking).
The area which I always go to rarely fails to deliver and this was no different, within a matter of minutes a male energy made himself known to me. He was 5’6″ in height and in his early 20s, with short brown hair and a stubble beard. He was a quiet energy and it took him a while to tell me his name, which was Trevor. Trevor proceeded to walk around the circle and then stopped just behind Dean (guest) where he gradually started to move people. He started moving the arms of myself & Kellie (guest), very gently at first but as the energy gained confidence he moved us with greater force. During this time a Kellie also felt an unusual cold sensation that only affected the back of her legs, I too felt this coldness, but only on my ear. (It was a still night and quite warm)
There were numerous noises, but unusually the woods were quiet of what I would call normal woodland animal sounds, it was if all the animals were hiding. These noises all sounded like people approaching and at one moment both Paddy (guest) and I heard foot falls in the same direction. Had I not been here before and thus know the layout of the paths I would have expected to see someone as it was that loud. There were other noises which I haven’t heard in these woods before and that was the sound of something falling. I don’t know what it was, but it was sizeable enough to make quite a lot of noise and rattle the sanity of the guests.
Trevor was also making Dean feel itchy, as Dean had the cobweb sensation around his face and neck, which is always a good sign that the spirit energy is near.
Just as Trevor was increasing the level of movement Alison (guest) jumped forwards, as something had brushed up behind her and that made her jump somewhat!
After this we walked slowly down the path, I gave Dean one of my EMF Metres and I held the other one. I encouraged spirit to walk with us and they did not disappoint as more or less on command lit all the lights to the highest level, but just as someone tried to take a photo of the lights the energies would back off. Trevor was also following us, although he was not responsible for all the EMF activity along the path. Dean also asked spirit to light up the EMF metre and to his initial surprise they complied.
At the second location, which on previous occasions has been marred with constant animal noises this time was exceptionally quiet, there was absolutely no animal noise at all which in itself was a little eerie. Another male energy by the name of Mr Knight stepped forward, he was in his early 60s quite a stocky build and about 5’10” in height. He sported a very bushy beard which matched his full head of hair and was what I would call salt & pepper colour. He seemed to be dressed as a farmer, although he did not give any personal information about himself. Once again we all heard various noises, but none of them sounded like normal animals. Again we all heard foot falls, Paddy even heard horses hooves, which is odd because there are no fields particularly close by. Various lights were also seen (the moon had risen, but was low in the sky) in the heavy woodland opposite me. This is a dense part of woodland and before we started the séance Lee, Mark & Richard (guests) had witnessed something move in front of them, which moved some branches and they were swinging quite freely. But we all saw an archway of light appear in this part of the woodland and more lights further down the path. The energy stood virtually behind Kellie and she complained that her arms felt very heavy as if she had been carrying heavy shopping bags. Dean however was being pushed forwards and backwards by the spirit and Dean had his jacket tugged at one point. There were other energies around us, but very few of them came close enough for me to get a description of them. One of the oddest things to happen was a crack noise that we all heard right above us in the trees, we all looked up but saw nothing, but whatever it was landed quite a distance behind us. To me this is odd because it if were something falling then I would have expected it to have landed near us because it wasn’t windy and things generally fall straight.
After conducting an EVP experiment many people took more photographs, but the strangest photo was captured by Lee. In the photo it looked like a shape of a person (a torso but no head), Lee had thought he had captured one of the guests, but no-one was wearing white, and generally everyone was standing together, but the figure in the photo was alone. Unfortunately none of the EVP recordings are audible enough to work out what is being said, however we had three EVPs recorded.
The third location is where previously I had captured whistling noises and I was hopeful that we might hear the same noises. I asked the spirit to make a noise and when they finished to light up the EMF metre. We didn’t hear anything, but several times after I asked a question the EMF lit up.
Once again a very enjoyable ghost hunt at Pluckley screaming woods and some very interesting photos captured by the guests, some of which are on our ghostly gallery (http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/gallery.asp)
Steve
Spiritualist Medium
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Kings Wood ghost hunt – 5-8-2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Having previously held a ghost hunt at Kings Wood, I knew  how much walking was required to get into the interesting part of the wood.
After our route march I stopped at a location which was close to where the balloons were launched during WWI but because the ground was covered in ants & we found an ant hill about 2′ high no-one really wanted to stay here, so we walked a little further and stopped for our first session.

This was an areaof woods that I haven’t visited before, but our EMF (Electromagnetic Field) detectors were flashing constantly of spirit activity. However whilst the metres were flashing, as soon as anyone took out a camera or an audio recorder the lights on EMF stopped and all remained spiritually very quiet. However unperturbed we took photos and investigated the area of woodland that I had suggested we stop at.

I then decided that we should hold a séance to try to encourage spirit to come forward. During the initial stages there were lots of odd noises, but they didn’t sound like trees or birds, it wasn’t very windy either but the noises were high up in the trees. A male energy made himself known to me, he looked a bit like an Action Man, by that I mean his face was a bit featureless it looked plastic. However he proceeded to give gentle movement, but when I asked for spirit to make a loud noise Debbie (guest) screamed because someone had just blown or whispered in her hear and that startled her a bit!

Nevertheless we carried on and although the male energy I could clearly see wasn’t a malicious energy, there were shadows moving in the background and we all heard foot falls in the background which was unnerving because you couldn’t walk 2′ in these woods without making a noise. As I requested the energy to do something else, Graham (guest) became startled because someone had also just whispered or blown into his ear. The general feeling was that of apprehension as if something was going to happen but we didn’t know when. The male energy that I could see was about 6’2″ and seemed older than what you would expect a soldier to be, he was wearing army fatigues and had a tin hat with webbing on top, exactly like a camouflage soldier Action Man. Scott (guest) then exclaimed that someone had touched him on the leg, there was a tree branch behind him but he said he wasn’t standing near that and even if he were it wasn’t strong enough to feel what he had just felt. With this I decided to break the séance since very little was actually happening apart from noises coming from deeper inside the wood. Scott investigated and came back to tell us that there was an
interesting tree that we should investigate, we followed and yes it was an interesting tree, in fact two trees which had grown together and interwoven themselves which each other.

This spot also once again seemed to be highly active with spirit energy but when a camera came out the activity just stopped. Whilst standing near to this tree I suggested an EVP (Electronic Voice
Phenomena) experiment. I have never heard so many people forget what they wanted to say, it was the funniest EVP experiment in the eight years I have been ghost hunting, unfortunately the recording I’ll probably never be able to publish as the language is certainly adult in every way. However in amongst the sensible questions there were 5 spirit voices captured the best one can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG-xf9O4U0Q

From here we moved on to the older part of the wood, one which coincidentally doesn’t have a lot of visitors because it is very deep
into the woods. Once we stopped the EMF metre lit up like a Christmas tree, but as soon as a camera was turned on it stopped. From what I felt at the time it seemed that the women & children spirit were inquisitive but the males were calling them back, as we were outsiders & that is pretty much how everyone felt, as if we didn’t belong. Scott & Debbie went for a stroll and came back very quickly as they heard an odd noise. According to Scott it sounded like someone banging something wooden on a metal railing. The rest of us were about 50 feet away and we heard nothing, although we did hear a fairly loud
noise between us and Debbie & Scott, which they didn’t hear. This sounded like something being dropped from a reasonable height.

Whilst everyone was wondering around I decided to conduct an EVP experiment or two and whilst the actual words we cannot decipher the tone is of anger, which would back up my theory that we were somehow invading their privacy.

Although this was completely different to many of the ghost hunts that we undertake, not least because of the amount of walking, but the
reluctant nature of the spirits it was still enjoyable and I am hopeful that we can clean up the rest of the EVPs so that we can hear what the spirits were telling us.

Steve Moyle
Spiritualist Medium
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