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Wychling Woods ghost hunt 13-1-2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Wychling Woods ghost hunt – Friday 13th January 2012

In the past these woods have been so very scary, but with the time of year, January many of the trees that on previous occasions looked menacing are now bare, however this didn’t have any great bearing on the ghost hunt, as this area is very haunted, and the nearly full moon gave the whole woods an eerie feel. The temperature however was not to our liking as it was about -4 degrees Celsius.

After leaving the cars and entering the newer woodland area we stopped at a nominal point and started with our first séance, we were joined fairly quickly by a male energy who was in his early 20s, with dark hair and of a stocky build and dressed in what I would call fairly normal farm hand clothing. He gave me his name as Marc Bradbury or Braybury and he passed over in the early 1860s. Marc then proceeded to walk around the circle and started to move a few of the guests arms, very gently and also pushed a couple of the guests also very gently.

Another energy made herself known to me, a young female energy aged about 25 and seemed to be from the Victorian era (based on her clothing), but she was very shy and did not seem to want to get involved with us. Many strange noises were heard at this location, although many of them sounded like normal woodland animals, there were one of two noises which sounded more like footfalls and whistling. The area is known for its strange whistling sounds.

After walking back through the woodland we arrived back at the Church and ventured into the woodland behind the church, I was hoping to find the particular area where we had so much activity the last time I visited these woods, but because of the lack of tree cover and the combination of the moon light I was unable to find this area. I however used my K2 EMF meter to locate a suitably active area that was fairly free of undergrowth and small trees and we held our second séance.

After a while an older gent stepped forward, he seemed to be dressed well, wearing a three piece black with pin stripes suit and gave me the impression that he was of a man of importance, like a Mayor or Councillor. He was in his early 50s, mostly bald and had a well groomed beard which was salt & pepper in colour. He did not interact with the group, but ushered the words “You are playing with fire” to me. From this statement I deduced that he may have been a religious man and this sort of activity did not meet his approval.

There were also a pair of male twins that stepped forward, these gents were in their early 20s and I had the impression that they could have been very mischievous if they wanted to be. Many footfall sounds were heard here, the majority of these sounds came from behind me and although I am used to hearing animal sounds in woods, some of the noises sounded like much bigger animals than the usual rabbits, foxes and badgers. Even though the woodland and undergrowth cover was light I and the guests did not see any eyes, which was quite unnerving. The temperature was getting to the guests and subsequently the group split up, with the majority of the group heading further into the woods.

One of the guests had with them an ovulus and a ghost box, these are used to try to get spirit to talk through these machines, however there were spirit around, namely a young boy called Anthony who was about 6 years old, but the results of the ghost box and the ovulus were extremely subjective. I also carried out EVP experiments but there was no spirit voices recorded.

Once again an interesting ghost hunt, but due to the weather being very cold we will return to this location later in the year to see whether the spirit activity will increase and be as productive as last year.

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

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Oldbury Hill Fort – 5-11-2011

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Oldbury Hill Fort 5th November

After losing sight of the main path and trekking up the embankment we walked into the woods and stopped at one of the many crossroads as the EMF Metre I was holding was showing high levels of spirit energy. I decided we would hold a séance at this spot.

Within a matter of minutes there were lots of child energies around, one made himself known to me, he was called Simon and was quite tall and about 12-13 years old. He was also skinny and stood about 5’4”. He wore a hessian shirt and what looked to be home-made shoes tied together with twine. This energy made Tony, Steve and Brett (guests) feel very cold. Everyone else heard many footfalls for all directions, but the majority we heard in the direction that we had just walked. When we were walking to this spot I commented to Sean that it felt like we were being followed and he agreed. Also during this séance some guests heard horse hooves and other noises which all sounded like someone creeping about in the woods.

A male energy also made himself known to me and he seemed to be from 1860s, he also gave me the impression that he was a technical man as he held plans and surveys. This energy called himself Peter and he was a strict man. Upon his arrival Steve, Tim and Kerry (guests) all heard footsteps behind them and also some strange lights. Noises we also heard behind Lynn (guest) and Sean that sounded like mumbling and whisperings.

During our EVP experiment some people heard horses hooves again and on playing back the recording two strange knocks we heard after a guest asked their question (this is still being analysed) which no-one heard during the EVP experiment.

After this I set up the laser grid and asked spirit to walk through the grid, the first time this happened the mist seemed to come towards us, much to the amazement of the guests, unfortunately I didn’t see it properly as I was talking to a guest at the time, but I did see the tell end of it. I also noted that no one was smoking at the time. Many shadows we also seen within the grid and guests walked into the grid to see if they could sense anything. However when they had all come back to the group we all saw another mist come from behind us “walk” into the grid and then “evaporate” about half way in the visible light.

From here we moved deeper into the woods and found ourselves standing in the Medieval cart tracks, whilst EMF activity was high here and at one point we all heard some whistling, spirit activity was generally quite low. We decided to split into two smaller groups and make our way back towards the cars.

My group stopped at a small outcrop of stones which was extremely high in spirit energy the EMF Metres was constantly on Red (the highest).

We started a séance here and a female energy called Lily immediately made herself known to me, she was about 40 years old and wore a simple dress, she had long brunette hair, her daughter appeared almost instantly and she had almost white blonde hair. I asked whether they would push the guests and they complied pushing the two Steve’s (guests) backwards, which they found very interesting as they were both facing downhill and this was unnatural, but it was also very forceful and neither of them knew when it was going to happen, this continued for a few minutes. There was also some gentle arm movement between Brett and Kerry and Tim and me. At one point Brett was pushed towards the two Steve’s and he also commented that he felt very relaxed and comfortable. We then moved the circle around just to see what would happen and almost instantly Tim and Kerry (who were now standing where the two Steve’s were previously standing) were pushed backwards and the two Steve’s were now being pushed forwards and backwards.

When I announced that we should be making our way back to the others a great sadness was felt, mainly from the spirits but unusually Brett felt very tearful and at one stage her was physically crying and as he said the spirit seemed reluctant for us to leave. Just as we were about to go Brett felt a touch on his shoulder which surprised him.

I then questioned whether the spirit should not be sent on, as they seemed very sad and I wondered whether they needed help in crossing over. We asked them many questions and they responded by lighting the EMF Metre. But the responses were inconclusive as they wanted to stay and were reluctant to cross over.

We conducted another EVP experiment during which many sounds were heard in the surrounding woodland and all in the direction of where these two energies were standing.

Our walk down the hill from here was uneventful and we were not too far from the other group.

A very enjoyable evening with a lot of physical activity and definitely a very interesting place which we intend to return to when the weather warms up.

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

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

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Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt – 23-7-2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Pluckley Screaming Woods – 23rd July – Private Ghost Hunt

After walking deep into the woods we stopped at a familiar path (to me), one which has surpassed all our expectations on previous visits to Pluckley woods.

Using my EMF (K2) Metre to show the guests that spirit energy was around, I waited until the energies were close to us before starting a séance.

The first séance a female spirit by the name of Natasha (Tash) stepped forward, she was in her late 20s and about 5’5″ in height. She had long ginger hair and fair skin and was wearing a white dress. She gave me the impression that she was from the 1860s and she was a farmer’s daughter. Almost immediately Nicky (guest) was being gently rocked and mine and Tabitha’s (guest) arms were being moved. After several minutes of Nicky being gently pushed the energy moved around the circle and gave Tabitha the same treatment. A male energy made himself known to me, he was called Tom McBride, aged in his 50s and was about 6′ tall. He was Tash’s father and a well-built gentleman with a very square looking face and what I would call salt & pepper hair colour. Between the two energies they began to firmly push or pull various people although both Laura’s (guests) had very little movement at this time.

During this séance various rustling noises were heard and Tabitha kept looking over her shoulder as she thought she could hear some foot falls of people approaching.

At the end of this session I conducted an EVP experiment and then everyone started taking photos, some of these pictures feature in our Ghostly Gallery http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/gallery.asp

After a short break we proceeded to walk deeper into the woods, to another location which has proved to be active on our other Pluckley ghost evenings.
At this location I suggested that we conduct a séance first to build up the energy and then use a Ouija board.

A male spirit who was aged in his late teens eventually stepped forward, he seemed quite shy and had the appearance of someone who lived rough. His name was David and once he gained confidence he was able to quite forcibly move Laura (who was on my left) with ease. He also moved everyone’s arms and at one point when Tabitha was feeling itchy our arms moved to where the itch was, much to the amazement of Tabitha. At this location many noises were heard, one particular noise which was not paranormal in any way was a cub fox or small mammal calling out, it was a very persistent squeak. During the séance however we all heard a growling noise, which is something that I have not experienced in these woods before, this growling was very close to us and mainly scared everyone. When I left the circle to search for the source of the noise it stopped. Also during the séance various cold spots were noted by some people whereas the person standing next to them noticed nothing. After all movements ceased I decided to set up the Ouija board.

Very quickly an energy came forward and started communicating with us, he was very capable in the use of a Ouija board and knew exactly what to do (which is fairly rare). As he was spelling his Christian name, Nicky told everyone that she knew what it was and to her amazement she was correct. His name was Frank Tanner who lived on the Isle of Man, he was 27 years old when he passed in 1960 and he committed suicide by jumping into a path of a train (on the mainland). His suicide was due to money concerns. He was married to Rita and had 4 daughters. During this session we all heard a noise which we had no heard all evening and when asked Frank said it were he who was making the noise. I asked him to make the same noise again and although quite quiet we all heard the noise.

I asked Frank a question that I have been meaning to ask spirit on a Ouija board for some time. The question was ‘What were you doing immediately prior to this?’ His response was sailing and when I asked where, he gave no answer, in fact he basically told us he couldn’t answer and it was a secret, or something that we do not need to know until it is our turn. It was all very interesting.

After we had finished the Ouija board Tabitha said she could hear a faint whistle or flute, most of the other guests also heard this, but I only heard the last incarnation of this sound. Strangely the direction of this sound was the same direction that we heard the female scream from our March (2011) event and we were in more or less the same spot in the woods.

On the way park to the car park I stopped in a different part of the wood, this part seems to watch you and generally people feel very vulnerable here. Quite quickly the EMF Metre showed us that there was indeed spirit energy about and I suggested holding a séance. Since no torch was on it was extremely dark and Laura (to my right) seemed to have longer hair than she actually had, Nicky and Tabitha also commented on this. Nicky also said that I looked much broader in the shoulders and had an ‘Afro’ hairstyle. At one point Laura felt that I was looking into her face and quite close. I hadn’t moved. A male energy was responsible for the rather violent movements felt by Nicky & Tabitha. He seemed an angry man who was intent on causing trouble, he was aged in his late 20s and came across as a mischievous person. During this séance I had become deaf in one ear, which was not nice since everyone else could hear foot falls and rustling, I could hear it but since deaf in one ear could not locate which direction the sound was coming from. After a short while I suggested we end the séance since the energy had generally stopped moving people and not much else was happening.

Another excellent ghost hunt in Pluckley Screaming Woods, which rarely fails to deliver spiritual activity in some form, although I have noticed that smaller groups here generally get much better results.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

 

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Bronze Age Barrow ghost hunt – 2-7-2011

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Bronze Age Barrow – 2nd July 2011

When I came to this location in the day time to research it and to see if it is a suitable location for a ghost hunt it looked like a peaceful place, one where people would come to think or relax. I also know from experience that although a place may seem to be calm and peaceful during the day, by night quite often the place has a completely different atmosphere. This is exactly what happened here.

When I came in the daytime a spirit energy by the name of Frederick stepped forward, the odd thing about him was that he was holding an Orange although he was dressed in clothing from about 1200-1300s. I asked him why and he said “I like oranges”. I asked him where he got the orange, since in those days it was an exotic fruit, he told me that he was a Medway trader and had brought the fruit in via a ship. He also explained that many people lived in settlements near to this funerary monument.

On the night of the ghost hunt and after making our way along the footpath to the woods, (which was a very long path) we arrived at the woodland site. The Bronze Age Barrow is situated in a clearing, but it is surprising in the dark that the clearing was quite hard to find.

After the usual photo taking exercise and EVP recording taken by more than one person we held a séance on the North side of the burial site. Within a few minutes a female energy by the name of Bethany had joined us, she was aged about 22 and had light coloured hair (possibly blonde). Bethany began to make various people unsteady on their feet, including me. Then she proceeded to move the arms of some of the guests and then pushing the people themselves, mainly Laura (guest) and Debbie (guest). During this séance Marc (guest) , Steve (guest), Scott (guest) and I all heard foot falls or footsteps in the woods immediately behind me. Although we couldn’t see anything because it was dark. However Nat (guest), Kym (guest) and Scott all said that they could see shadows moving in the woods behind me because they were facing that direction and their eyes had adjusted to the light levels.

We all heard various noises that we not common to these woods as we had spent 15-20mins at the start of the evening listening and making notes of the noises which the wind made in the trees. The noises we heard sounded more like people shuffling in the undergrowth or whispering and mumbling.

Steve (guest) felt that there was a male energy in the woods behind him, he thought that this energy was Danish or Scandinavian and that he was a trader. Steve also thought that this energy was responsible for the noises heard in that part of the woods and the shadows seen by the other guests. When I decided to break the séance, both Marc and Steve headed for that part of the woods and although the rest could make out their outlines we could not see them. Marc at one point asked what Steve had said to him, but Steve was closer to us than Marc and there is no way Marc could have known that. But Marc received a reply from whoever the spirit was standing beside him!

Various Orb photos were captured by guests as well as me. These can be seen in our Ghostly Gallery http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/ghost_gallery.asp

No audible EVPs were captured. We did capture some EVPs but we cannot clean them up enough to determine what is being said.

As we were leaving the woods, both Marc & Steve were leading the group and had EVP and EMF metres. Bethany had joined them as they were leaving and they were recording her responses. I was at the back of the group taking photos and also doing my own EVP recordings. As it is not uncommon that when leaving an area Spirit follow us out, either to say goodbye or good riddance!

We stopped in the picnic area which was approximately half way to the car park and proceeded to use a Ouija board and conduct another EVP experiment. The spirit that communicated on the Ouija board gave much information although I have not been able to verify any of it.

All in all another successful ghost hunt with the guests experiencing many forms of spirit communications and seeing various unexplainable lights and shadows plus the physical evidence.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Perry Wood ghost hunt 16-7-2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Perry Wood ghost hunt – 16th July 2011

I was very hopeful for Perry Wood ghost hunt, because it would be the third time I have investigated there and the last time was brilliant. However not all ghost hunts can be guaranteed to be brilliant, and this was one such occasion. It didn’t help that it was a clear sky and the full moon shone very brightly through the trees, this made it very light and most of the paths were lit up that we didn’t need torches. It is never scary when it is light!

Nevertheless spirit did join us at the top of the first hill it was a male energy called Billy and he passed over in 1960s. He was a chubby man (a lorry or coach driver) and suffered a heart attack. Billy proceeded to move the hands of some of the guests and make his presence known to the others by making it very cold beside them. Whilst we were holding the séance a loud crack was heard behind the group, but as it was so light we could see that there was nothing there. Whether this was spirit or not remains a mystery although we heard no more noises throughout the evening.

After much photo taking and some small amount of activity on the EMF Metres we proceeded to walk to the lookout point. It was a very eerie walk not because it was scary but because it was the complete opposite, it was so light, but so quiet and still. That is unusual because the previous occasions I can remember hearing animals and distant traffic.

Spirit energy here was quite impressive and orbs were captured in many photos along with strange mists. At one point Graham who had taken several orb photos reported that his camera was now not working, the camera card just stopped working (even two days after the card does not work, which is a mystery because camera cards are supposed to last a lifetime. A new card in the camera works fine).

On the walk back to the car park I stopped just as we were about to descend the steep hill as I had just seen a flash of light (white) in the trees to my right. Instinctively I took some photos and the photo that I took looks like cigarette smoke in it, but no one was smoking and one of the guests commented that they could smell cigarette smoke. The second photo is full of a mist formation that is so dense I have no idea what it is. Some of the guests suggested that it could be breath (as it was quite cold) so we tried to re-create that effect but to no avail. Whether this was active spirit or not I don’t know, as I did not sense any spirit at this point in the woods.

On balance this ghost hunt wasn’t as good as some of the recent ghost hunts, but equally they can’t all be brilliant, as we would not be able to distinguish a brilliant one from a mediocre one.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Wychling Church & Woods ghost hunt

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Wychling woods – 15th July 2011 – Private Ghost Hunt

After spending an entire afternoon trying to find the church in Wychling, I thought this would be a great venue to investigate with a small group and because of the Kent show that was taking place at Detling, this venue would be a good replacement.

We did not need to create a séance circle as the level of energy was extremely high and within a matter of minutes our K2 metres were showing that energies we all around. We took many photographs, some had orbs in them whilst others had strange mists, which cannot be explained, as although it wasn’t a calm night the wind was not too bad, but certainly it was not still enough for mists to form. At one point we heard some foot falls which could have been the local wildlife, however I would have expected to see large animals but the woods are too dense for a large animal to navigate those woods. Both guests saw some green lights, which could not have been car lights or local farms; however we didn’t establish what they could have been. During a session when I was using my sound amplifier I could distinctly hear a music box, (like a jewellery music box) albeit quite faintly, but the volume did not increase or decrease with the wind (this I would have thought would happen if the sound was carried on the wind). The source of this is unknown as it stopped as abruptly as it started. Both guests also noted that when someone took a photo and an orb was captured that there seemed to be a cold spot nearby.

We found a clearing and I asked spirit to come and join us, both of our K2 Metres jumped to life and were flashing in unison with a lot of vigour. I sensed that we were joined by a male energy by the name of Mark and he was about 22 years old and broadly built. He was carrying a satchel with him that contained rabbits. I did not establish whether he was a game keeper or a poacher. Our respective EMF Metres were still flashing in unison and during this period I carried out EVP experiments. Then I noticed that another male energy had joined us, this turned out to be Mark’s brother Brendon who was aged about 18. Both these energies were giving all guests some slight movement, but the majority of their energy was expelled making our EMF Metres lights flash. When I looked up from the ground I saw another physical face in our little circle and this made me jump and swear, as I wasn’t expecting to see a physical face looking back at me, as I took a step back to recompose myself the two male energies backed off. I wonder whether I had scared them?!

After a short while I became aware that a female energy had joined us, she was wearing horse riding gear and although this is timeless I had the impression that she was from the 1950s. Once again our EMF Metres jumped back into life and this female energy told me her name was Anne-Marie. Lots of questions were asked as we conducted EVP experiments. At one point I held out my right hand with the EMF Metre and my arm was pushed backwards with such force it was if it were attracted by a spiritual magnet. All the while the lights on my EMF were flashing in unison with the EMF Metre of my guests.

When Anne-Marie left us the atmosphere changed and we all started to hear strange noises in the woods, these were either coming from right in front of us, or directly behind us. These woods were not the sort of woods that a person could easily navigate, you would need a good torch to see and because of the undergrowth anyone approaching would make a lot of noise. But the noises we heard didn’t sound like a person moving in the woods, they were just random cracks and groans.

At one point one of the guests said that they were feeling strange, as if a cold energy was behind them, as they had felt a cold sensation on their back. I at this point did not sense anything behind the person although I knew it didn’t feel right, so I asked my guide to step forward and instantly I could see the spirit responsible. It was a male spirit by the name of Frank and he was wearing a dog collar and was either a reverend or bishop and he was putting all his weight down the shoulders of the guest, so much so that his legs began to buckle under the strain. My guide immediately stood in between the spirit and the guest and once the guest was feeling normal, my guide escorted Frank elsewhere.

As we were deciding whether to move or not we all saw various coloured lights in the trees, blue, orange, red and white. One of the guests thought they had seen two red eyes, but when our torches were on none of these lights could have come from anything in front of us as the wood was so thick and dense. We then made our way back to the car as it had been a great investigation site and one that deserves further investigation when there is less undergrowth to wade through.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Guildhall and Court Room (Sandwich) – 9/7/2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Sandwich Guildhall and Court Room

This was one event which I had been anticipating for months, as I was hoping to try a little table rapping in the Court room, as undoubtedly there must have been quite a lot of gavel banging when the court was in session. It had been used as a court for 400 years so there should have been quite a few sentences.
My group were not disappointed with the amount of noises encountered, although I had not intended to split the group, but because Sandwich is rather a noisy place at night with the pubs opposite The Guildhall having Karaoke competitions. I had to at least try to limit the amount of noise from within the building.
We all started with a Séance in the council chamber room, the energies in here were quite subdued but the people who were facing the door, could see some unusual lights and shadows from that direction. That was the oldest part of the building. Spirit had stepped forward and began to make many people, mostly the men feel very uneasy on their feet. I just had no ability to stand still, neither did the person on my left (he wants to remain anonymous and not have his name mentioned in the report, therefore we’ll call him Bob). The male energy who stepped forward kept showing me his watch, the importance of this took several hours to work out. This male energy was approximately 5’8″ in height and wore a very smart black & white suit, although he was wearing knee breeches and a highly polished buckle shoes. He also showed me that he carried a silver pocket watch, this was attached to his waistcoat via a chain. He gave me the impression that he was of some importance although not a mayor. He gave his name as Thomas and the year of 1880. There was also a shy female energy present who just looked in on us from time to time, I did not get a name for her. However two of the guests did, Bob had Poppy in his head and Kym had Polly in hers.
It was at this juncture that I decided to split the group into two smaller groups, as the Guildhall is a big enough place for groups to work without interfering with each other.
My group headed into the Mayor’s Parlour room. I asked that any spirit present could make a noise in the room, within a matter of seconds noises started in the corner of the room behind me. I asked that the spirit identify themselves and it was Thomas who stepped forward. When the town clock struck the hour, the clock in the room was approximately 3 minutes slower. I had informed the group that I thought it was Thomas who went around the building setting the clocks by his pocket watch, which he was very proud of. Bob at this point made a joke that if it was Thomas, he was 3 minutes out. This angered Thomas and the noises that were then heard by everyone increased, not only in frequency but also in volume. At one point I thought the other group was walking past the door to our room. I was about to ask them to be quiet as it seemed a lot of noise for 5 people. However when I opened the door, all the noise ceased and to top it off there wasn’t anyone near the door or in fact anywhere in the corridor. I couldn’t even hear the other group from just outside the door to the room we were in.
After a break we all headed into the Court room, as the room was big enough and if there were any spirit taps then I wanted everyone to hear it & I could rule out any noise heard within the building, as we were all in one place. It took a while but a male energy made himself known to me, he was standing in the dock, beside Bob. I asked that this energy make some noise to prove that he was present, I tapped three times on the table in front of me and we all heard three distinctive taps next to Bob. Although Bob could not work out where exactly the taps were coming from. This energy gave his name as Jerome and that he was wrongly accused of sheep rustling, his fate and punishment was not given to me. But he was very happy to make some noises for us more or less on command.
The next session I decided that I would like to go back into the Mayor’s Parlour because the pubs had now quietened down and we may get more audible sounds. We did get some more taps & raps, but they were not as good as this first time. The other group had decided to move out of the room next door to ours (The Coroner’s Court), so we moved into there. A boy aged 8-9 stepped forward and gave his name as Samuel, I asked why he was here on his own. He informed me that his father worked in the building and his was here with him. Samuel was wearing his school uniform, grey shirt, blue jacket, blue cap, shorts and he was wearing brown shoes. He informed that these were indoor shoes (I can relate to that because I too attended a school where we had brown shoes for indoors, black shoes for outdoors).
Once again the clock in this room also chimed three minutes after the town clock. Bob once again commented that all the clocks were wrong. Thomas then explained to me that they were right and that the clocks in The Guildhall were right because they weren’t supposed to be the same as those outside The Guildhall. Whether this is true or not I have no idea.
On asking the spirit energies to make a noise they promptly made a loud tap between Bob and I, it was very good as the sound came from inside the table. [This is something that I am interested in and would like to conduct more research on, as table rapping is a very rare phenomena]

There was an empty seat between Kym and Bob and at one point it sounded like someone had sat down on the seat between these two people. I became aware of another male energy called Philip Gedridge who had been strangled. Aged 37 who was dressed in a jean shirt and jean trousers. Just as the outside clock was chiming again we all heard a shuffle of people, but during the shuffle both Bob & I heard a male growl, but before we could ask for spirit to do this again the other group came into this room. Whether the noise was caused by Spirit or whether it is a floorboard we do not know.
Although this wasn’t the kind of ghost hunt that offered physical evidence for the guests it was certainly the place where auditory noises were heard. I would certainly like to go back in the winter months when the noise from the town is likely to be minimal.
Although we tried lots of audio recordings, so far nothing exceptional has been recorded.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Hucking Estate (private ghost hunt) 8-7-2011

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Hucking Estate – 8th July 2011
It has been several months since I walked around Hucking Estate in the daytime, however with a lot of these places it all looks rather different in the dark. The irony is that I had not planned on going to this venue, we had planned on Thurnham Castle but with the possibility of rain I decided it would be better coming to Hucking Estate because there would be some shelter from the rain. That proved to be a very wise decision as it rained almost all night, however this did not detract from what was an amazing ghost hunt.
Whilst holding a séance in one of the wooded areas a male energy by the name of Matias stepped forward. Aged in his early 20s approximately 5’10” in height with the starting of a beard and moustache and wearing a white granddad shirt and brown trousers. This energy looked to be a farmhand from 1870s – 1880s. Both Graham’s and my EMF were going absolutely nuts as if spirit were rushing to see what we were doing and then backing off. During the séance we all heard some random noises, at one time it sounded like footfalls or horses. (There were no large animals in this wood, nor in the adjacent fields). Various lights were also seen in the trees, usually behind me and at one stage everyone saw human shaped shadows in the immediate vicinity. Bearing in mind it was raining quite heavily, the likelihood was rather slim (as you could not walk through these woods without a torch or without making a lot of noise). At one point Debbie & Scott were extremely scared so much so the little séance circle now resembled a group of penguins (all huddled together).
I decided that after a short amount of time that we could drop hands, as it became apparent that the energy wasn’t going to give people any physical evidence and that everyone was rather anxious of the shadows and noises being seen & heard. It seemed the sensible option.
Scott placed a one pence piece and two, two pence pieces on a broken branch, as I called out to spirit to either remove them or replace them with different coins. I also picked up a large stick & threw it into the woods in the hope that spirit would throw it back. Whilst I was doing this Scott & Debbie were watching the coins. I had somehow managed to miss all the trees and could not quite believe this and was searching for my torch, Scott and Debbie both had just looked up (from the coins) for a moment and when they returned to look at the branch all the coins had gone, much to their amazement. However Scott & Laura found two of the coins, both were covered by the leaves on the ground, not really what you would expect if they had just fallen off. One of the two pence pieces could not be found at all.
It was still raining heavily and I wanted to get to a particular part of the wood which felt spooky when I first recced the area, however everyone in the group including me now had no idea which way we came unto the wood nor which way was the right direction, so I headed for what I thought was the right direction, which turned out to be the wrong one and although this wooded area is quite small compared to the whole Estate I was disorientated and lost. Needless to say we made our way around the woods until I came across a path I recognised by which time we were all somewhat soaked.
After walking around for about an hour Scott said he would like to go back to where he had left the coins, so I headed in that direction and this time the same area had a different feel to it. It was still raining but the atmosphere was not as scary as the first time and a male energy in his early 50s came to join us. He gave me the impression that he had passed over in the 1940s or 1950s and that he was a land owner. Since everyone wanted to use the dowsing rods and pendulums I began showing how to use them when I noticed this energy was near us. Graham twice thought he saw this energy whilst he was taking photos.
This energy came and stood right in front of Graham who was holding his K2 (EMF) metre and I asked the spirit to make the lights dance. Which he did with some amazing results. K2 metres have 5 lights (green, light green, yellow, orange & red). The red light is not supposed to come on before the orange for instance, they are supposed to come on in order, but this energy was able to make the green and yellow lights come on more or less randomly.
During this time I was aware that there seem to be mumbling in the woods, as if I was hearing part of a conversation, Debbie & Scott too heard this, which unnerved them.
Since everyone was now a little jumpy and after some frantic photo taking, I decided to conduct an EVP experiment, when this was played back at the time, we all thought we could hear a response after Debbie’s question, but after I have spent time trying to hear what it could be I am no further to understanding what the spirit response is. However there was a clear response by spirit after Scott’s question although it doesn’t explain what happened to the coins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec2S_wG2bGg

Everyone was now ready for a nice warm cup of coffee, so we decided to make our way out of the woods for the second time, but this too proved just as hard the second time around as I was once again disorientated and had no idea which way was the right way, basically everyone walked in different directions until the pathway was found. Whilst walking back across the open fields to the car park, both Debbie & Graham were feeling very anxious and had the feeling that they were being watched. This feeling only subsided when we were about 50 yards away from the cars.
Hucking Estate woods is a very strange place, one of the scariest locations in Kent, definitely more scary than Pluckley with a higher level of spirit energy. I cannot wait to return to this location when it isn’t raining.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium

 

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Kit’s Coty (private ghost hunt) 1-7-2011

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

We walked down the road to the Countless Stones (A.K.A) Little Kit’s Coty, after a lot of photo taking, some with a lot of strangeness captured in them we then proceeded to hold a ghost hunt, we started with a séance and a female energy who was called Maud something, the weird thing is she did confirm her name at the name it was like Derridge, but none of us could remember her name after the séance was over.
She told me that she was 74 years old and married to Henry who was ten years her younger and that she “entertained” gentlemen in a building that was two doors down the road from the Town Hall in Maidstone. She gave the year as 1795 although once again no one can remember what that date was for. She told me at the time, I told the group and then we all forgot the information, very strange.
She proceeded to push Debbie, then Graham and I. Laura & Scott did not feel anything at the time, but Scott’s shoulder became sore and he left the circle. Debbie was pushed very strongly to the point where either Graham & I were going to fall with her or she had to correct her footing. Maud proceeded to push and pull both Graham and Debbie at will. I had the impression that Maud was not her real name, more of a “Stage Name”. She was about 5′ in height and looked younger than her years. Her husband Henry was a man with some authority and he gave me the impression that he wa a school teacher.
After conducting an EVP experiment, we began the long walk up to Kit’s Coty, stopping once or twice on the path, various lights were seen here.
We captured one EVP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QReP1kGuXkw
Once at Kit’s Coty it felt very calm and spiritually quiet, which is something I have not had before at this location. After taking several pictures we all captured some orbs.
I suggested that we go back on the path and hold a séance as that area seemed more active. Within a matter of minutes a male energy stepped forward and overshadowed me, I know this because whilst he was doing whatever he was trying to do I went completely blind. As if someone had just turned the lights out. I then asked the energy do it to someone else and Graham was shocked at how dark it became. He summed it up as follows; it was if my eyes were like a dimmer switch and someone was slowly turning it down, however when it was dark it then went black, the darkness seemed blacker than black. During this period there were a number of noises that were heard including a male sounding whistle that occurred just behind Scott and some other random noises all were unexplained a they did not sound like animals.
After we finished the Séance we started walking up the path and we all saw a white-ish light ahead of us. I said “Oh that’s a sign” and no-one took any more notice, however we walked for several minutes before I realised it was a lot further than I remembered and Graham asked “Where’s the sign”. There was no sign nor anything that could have reflected light and it could not have been a car because we were 20 feet below the road.
All in all another interesting ghost hunt.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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