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Vinters Park

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Event Showcase: Vinters Park


History of Vinters Park

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve in Maidstone, Kent has had a very interesting history and a house has stood on this land for 600 years.

Roman remains have been found on the site in the past, but the first recorded history was when a Roger de Vinter bought the land from the Abbott of Boxley in 1343, and built the first house.

Vinters house was bought by a local businessman, James Whatman of Vinters. Although he didn’t ever live in Vinters his son did. James Whatman of Vinters moved into the house in 1782, having bought it some time previously from the then Lord Ongley. He died in 1798 aged 57, and like many Whatmans was buried at Boxley Church.

During the Second World War the house was taken over for Military purposes and many Army units passed through the park. The fine furniture and effects were locked away. The ATS girls stayed in the house, with the men in billets near the kitchen garden. Having been empty for a few years the entire estate comprising of 660 acres was sold to a property developer in 1956. Shortly after this the house burnt down, and was demolished.

Ghost Hunting

We have been investigating the #VintersPark since 2017 and from the moment we stepped inside the Nature Reserve we have felt, seen and witnessed lots of paranormal activity.

This venue is our only outdoor venue now and there are distinct areas of the park which are more paranormally active than others.

Our favourite areas are; beside the bridge, this was the original entrance to the house, the terrace which was just outside the house, the lime walk which is good for table tilting and many people have seen something unexplainable here.

We often use the area around the old Kitchen Garden for our tech and gadget sessions as these have proved successful in the past.

We don’t have any video footage from this venue because we don’t bring cameras to outdoor venues.

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Pilgrims Way Woods ghost hunt – 22-2-2013

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Pilgrims Way Woods ghost hunt 22nd February 2013
nr Maidstone, Kent

This was the third ghost hunt that we have undertaken in the snow and although it was quite heavy whilst waiting at the meet point, by the time we had driven to the start of the walk uphill the snow had eased off a little. The wind however was still biting cold. The walk which is all uphill however warmed everyone up.

On entering the woods I handed out some of the electronic kit and told everyone what to expect, some of the guests bravely wondered off.

There were lots of instances of communication via our electronic devices, many different spirits, some young, some old. Some from a long time ago and some from recent times, as they had stated that they were killed in road accidents.

Although virtually no KII EMF activity was seen on any of the KII metres.

Some guests thought they could see shadows in the trees; this is something which occurs frequently at this location.

Using the Spirit box (a device that scans the FM radio stations at 100ms in reverse) a few names were clearly heard, mainly mine but also some of the guest’s names.

After letting the guests wander around with the kit I decided the best way for them to experience paranormal activity is to hold a séance so that they could feel spirit energy move them in some way. We were joined by Christopher, aged in his early 20s, from the 1860s who looked like a farmer as he had very broad shoulders and was of a muscular build, although he had a small round (baby) face and short brown hair.

Christopher was easily able to move my arms and the two people either side of me. Hannah and I had our arms pulled to the ground twice during the séance. Hannah & Charlotte also had their hands moved, but this was gentler than it was with me.

At the end of the séance I conducted an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiment and whilst there were several answers to the guests questions, not all of them could be easily understood, the best ones can be heard at:-

Once again a good ghost hunt where the majority of people were able to experience some paranormal behaviour and the snow didn’t interfere with the ghost hunt, just made it cold for us.

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Barham Court Ghost Hunt – 15-10-2011

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Barham Court is a strange place, because it has been converted into offices you would be wrong to believe that this place held no spiritual activity, in fact it is a very active place, but not in the offices which would have been the living areas of this mansion. It is strangely active in the corridors and what are now the public areas of the building.

We started our first session in the basement, however whilst it felt active there seemed to be no signs of activity on the EMF metres I had and some of my guests, we then proceeded to go up to the top floor where in one of the offices a male energy made himself known to me. His name was Edward or as he preferred Ted and he stood approximately 5’9” in height and wore the most horrendous Tartan suit I have ever seen anyone wear, it seemed unusually bright and it did not help matters that he also looked like a mad professor with wild grey hair. I found it very difficult to take him seriously. However after about 10 minutes very little spiritual activity had been heard, seen or felt we decided to go down a floor.

On the landing a male energy stepped forward he was a Doctor who treated patients in WWII, as Barham Court was used as a hospital during both wars. His name was David and although he was aware of our presence he seemed reluctant to engage with us at first. However as the night progressed he “popped in” more frequently. Also on the landing there were two children running up and down, a boy named George and his sister called Cecile or Celia, both were aged about 6-7 years old. Whilst holding a vigil here were heard many strange noises, it felt and sounded like people approaching or rushing up and down the main staircase. Many guests photographed Orbs and light anomalies on their cameras. The stairs and the landing was without question the most active and many cold spots were felt by all. I became aware of a maid who was standing on the staircase and whilst most of us were standing at the top of the stairs I clearly heard a male voice say “I have nothing” which I thought was strange and asked who of the group said such a thing, but according to everyone no-one had said anything as they were at the time listening for footsteps, which could be heard.

After a short break we proceeded to split up and various people investigated either on their own or in small groups, with Ouija boards and EMF metres. Many of the guests reported that during most of the night the EMF metres hardly reacted at all, however one group who were on the staircase landing had some very unusual EMF activity, the lights pulsed through each light individually, which is supposed to be impossible. I stayed on the ground floor and started to use a glass to communicate with a 9 and a half year old boy whose English name was Simon and his real name was Simian. He had dark brown hair and was wearing what could be described as a school uniform, with grey shorts and socks and black shoes. He gave me the impression that his father was convalescing at Barham Court and he was accompanying him. He also gave the impression he had something to do with mending watches. Through the glass Simon told us that he passed with Rickets or Polio and he had something wrong with his legs, he was born with it and that he had been kicked in the head by a horse whilst he was at Barham Court.

During this period many people heard footsteps outside on the main corridor and shadows which passed by the lights from the corridor, yet on every single inspection no-one could see anyone who could have caused the shadows or the footsteps. We all heard the sound of mumbling, which seemed to be coming from the next room, however as soon as the door to our room was opened the noise stopped. It could not have been the wind because it wasn’t a windy night. It was still. Also whilst we were in this room and whilst Simon was communicating through the glass many guests and myself heard taps or knocks on the floor and walls, which we could find no reason or source for. Everyone reported different directions when we heard the taps and knocks yet we were all sitting within about 8 feet of one another.

Whilst some people were outside they all reported that flashes of light were seen (like a camera flash) in rooms that we had no access to and whistling which also had no explanation. Many guests had the sensation that Barham Court housed lots of children, like a school, although no-one knows whether this is true or not.

A very interesting Ghost Hunt and a place which we may return to investigate further, as the spirit seemed very reluctant to step forward immediately, they seemed to want to inspect us first before committing to communication with us. It was like they needed to decide whether we were trustworthy before they would communicate.

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