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Red Lion Hotel – 27th January 2017 – Kym

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 27th January 2017
Colchester, Essex

Area: Tudor Room
Equipment: Dowsing Rods & Pendulums, Glass Work and Human Pendulum
With my first group we started with the rods & pendulums, and all were able to communicate with various male & female spirits.  We then switched to the human pendulum and some of the spirits continued to talk with us, the first being a male who had worked here.  He had died within the last 100 years aged over 70.  He was married with children.  Louise (guest) suddenly had back pain and wanted to go into the circle next to find out why.  The spirit confirmed this was his pain when he passed.  He had fallen and hurt his back and died, it was an accident.  I felt someone touch my back, spirit confirmed that was him.  We asked spirit to tell us his name, and immediately Louise said “John” in a male voice.  When we asked her after, she had no recollection of saying that.  Louise had also seen visions; the spirit had been outside this window on a ladder cleaning when he fell.  We then tried glasswork, initially we had John for a while.  Then we had a spirit that said they knew Caroline (guest).  Asking all the obvious questions drew a blank, then Caroline remembered seeing a solid white shadow earlier in this room.  Spirit confirmed that was them, however did not give us any more information.  Then the glass started moving a lot stronger, and it felt familiar to me – this was “Alice”.  She did not wish to communicate any further, just seem to revel in moving the glass with a lot of energy around the table.  Moving the glass how we asked, and even surprising us by rotating the glass all around the edge of the round table very fast.

With my second group, we again had communication with the spirits by using the rods & pendulums, then the human pendulum.  First, we had the male spirit of Peter who had died of TB.  Then we had the spirit of Philip Robert who was in the military.  He had been very young when he joined the arm and had lied about his age.  He had fought in WW1 at the Somme.  He had returned mentally scarred from war but had recovered.  After the war, he had worked in an office in the South.  He had passed in the (1940s) forties age around 30.  Stuart (guest) suddenly had a pain in his back.  I asked spirit to make that pain stronger which it did.  Then once we had acknowledged it, we asked spirit to take the pain away, and to Stuart’s surprise it immediately went.
Again a fantastic night at the Red Lion.

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
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Red Lion Hotel – 27th January 2017 – Steve

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 27th January 2017
Colchester, Essex

It is a rare occasion when I feel threatened or intimidated by spirit, but this particular event in room 7 there was an unpleasant atmosphere. The group that I took in here for a séance started out as lacklustre in energy although the spirit was present he gave his name as Brian and that he passed away in the 1980s. He said he was a local man who often visited the Red Lion Hotel. He didn’t give any other information, but he looked to be in his early 50s. Brian could move some of the guest’s arms and push and pull people by their arms. He was able to pull most of the group to the floor in the second group.
Suddenly, the spirit showed us his true nature. I saw what I can only describe as a “dirty old man”, one of the guests looked in the same direction as I did and promptly screamed as she saw something sitting in the chair and it scared her.
As it turned out Brian was a nasty man who would bring you girls and boys back to his room at the hotel, he was never challenged or arrested for his crimes although he didn’t say how he passed away.
The atmosphere that was in this room scared me and most of the guests. No-one really wanted to spend any time in this room, many guests wanted to leave the room immediately but I wanted the spirit to react or say something on my voice recorder. (Nothing was heard from the spirit during the recording).
Whilst this was a fascinating experience for me, as I have been a professional ghost hunter for 13 years but this is probably only the second time in all those years where I too didn’t feel comfortable in a haunted bedroom.
The rest of the ghost hunt was a good night with the scrying being exciting for some of the guests as strange photos were taken in the room.
Steve
Psychic Medium
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http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel – 1st October 2016 – Kym

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 1st October 2016
Colchester, Essex

Area: Cellar
Equipment: Table Tipping, Dowsing Rods & Pendulums
With all my groups, we started by using the dowsing rods & pendulums, and everyone could communicate with spirit, and some were feeling the presence of spirit too.  We would often ask spirit to point the rods to where they were standing, and we could back that up by feeling their presence.  One time we would move around the area, still sensing the spirit behind us and the rods would continue to move with us.  With the Table Tipping we were all getting some movement, with my first and last group we did ask spirit to copy our taps and whistles, and both times we had a response back.  One guest also felt a cold touch to his face from where we heard the whistle.  In my last group, we asked spirit to rotate all the pendulums clockwise if he wanted to join us for table tipping, and to our surprise they all did.  Whilst table tipping in that last session we asked spirit to walk the table to where he was standing, of which it did, and in that area the guests could feel coldness there.  With such a strong response on the table, using yes & no movements, we could communicate with the spirit.  At one point Janet (guest) asked a question that the spirit did not like (did you murder someone?) and the table walked rapidly to her taking her very much by surprise!  We continued to communicate with this spirit into the free session, and with Mike’s (guest) knowledge on the history of Colchester, we established this spirit was a Parliamentarian Soldier who fought in the 1648 Colchester Siege.  He felt responsible for the murder of his troops he sent to fight.  At this point, everyone felt an immense sadness.  We asked if he had passed to the other side, he answered no.  We asked if he needed help to pass over, and the table rocked to yes and no.  At this point we asked the spirit to go to the light, do not be frightened, and you will not be judged.  And immediately we all felt his presence go.  Thank you to Group A for sharing that experience with me – very special.

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
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Red Lion Hotel – 28th May 2016 – Kym

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 28th May 2016
Colchester, Essex

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Area: Rooms 6 & 7
Equipment: Scrying, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums & Glass Work
With all four groups we started with scrying and were all seeing similar images: older female, with wrinkles, one side of the face and eye dropping, a male with a goatee beard, and a wide grin, with a lip curl sometimes.  Would see shadows moving behind the reflection of people too.  With the rods & pendulums all were able to communicate with the spirits.
We then tried glass work, and had little movement on most groups, but one group we had the spirit of a male, who had died in this room (room 6) in the 1900’s from a sudden illness.  We asked if he had a message, responded with yes, asked if he needed help going to the light, again responded with yes, so we did our best to guide him.
With the first group doing glass work in room 7, myself and Karl & Charlie (guests) were feeling the energy of a spirit next to us.  It felt colder, static/tingly, and the air just felt thicker.  We moved in different places in the room, and the feelings were moving with us.

With one group (hen party) we also did the Human Pendulum in room 7, and had the spirit of a little boy with us.  He didn’t know his age or the year he passed.  He did die of an illness, some of his family did too.  He had lived here in this building, and had a sister.

With the free session I joined a group of guests wanting to try some table tipping, so we set up in the bar area.  The table started moving, very gently, then would lift up one side but do no more.  Whilst doing this I felt and saw what I though was someone walk behind me, when I looked no-one was there.  Two of the guests felt and saw the same.
A fantastic night at the Red Lion Hotel – we all love coming here.
Kym
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel – 29th October 2015 – Steve

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 29th October 2015
Colchester, Essex

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The first two sessions were using kit and gadgets in the haunted bedrooms.

My séances sessions were held as usual in the cellar, the first group had the most activity and all hands were lifted and manipulated. The spirit responsible was called Henry, 46 years old and from 1810-12 when he was Hotel Manager.

The second group didn’t have as much movement although there was some swaying and rocking.

Towards the end of the night we were all in the Restaurant using a combination of Writing planchette and Ouija board and met a boy aged about 8 years old who was drawing various shapes and objects for the guests.

Another excellent ghost hunt and we hope to return in 2016

Steve
Psychic Medium
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http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel – 29th October 2015 (Kym)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 29th October 2015
Colchester, Essex.

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Area: Cellar
Equipment: Ouija & Table Tilting
We tried the Ouija, but unfortunately no movement, however with the table tipping it started rocking very gently, with creaks and taps coming from underneath.  After seeing a shadow walk past the tunnel Adam (guest) stood there and could feel alot of coldness around him.  When he stepped away the coldness stopped, when he stepped back the coldness was there again.  Then we all heard a whistle next to us.  With the second group we again had some gentle rocking on the table, and guests could feel a coldness between them, when Jasmine (guest) moved the coldness moved with her.  Then she had a cold blow in her ear which made her jump a little.  With the Ouija the guests communicated with three slaves from Nigeria, the first one called Zaf year 1243.  The second was called Nag, but was killed by the third spirit who was Alf the slave master.  Then another spirit stepped forward who knew one of the guests.  His name was Nev, and knew Joanne (guest) from childhood, which left her quite emotional.

Area: Rooms 6 & 7
Equipment: Dowsing Rods & Pendulums, Glass Work, Scrying
With both groups we learnt how to use the dowsing rods and pendulums and was able to communicate with the spirits there.  We tried some scrying too.  With the second group using the glass to communicate with spirit, we had a young boy with us.  The boy was drawn to Jasmine (guest) in particular, and said he would like to do some drawing with us using the writing planchette.  So we moved down to the restaurant to try and was amazed with the drawings that came through, the first in particular was the number 8 which we believe was his age.
Some guests were trying the Ouija again and were talking to another slave called B9
Kym
Paranormal Investigator
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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 3rd October 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 3rd October 2015
Colchester, Essex

Due to the management at the hotel this event did not go as smoothly as previous events and we had to use public parts of the hotel that we would not normally use for the ghost hunt. That said the information and activity experienced by the guests was relatively normal for the venue.

The first two sessions that I undertook were using our ghost hunting equipment and gadgets, all guests had communication with various spirits including a spirit box where voices were clearly heard answering questions asked by the guests. [A spirit box is a device that scans radio frequencies in reverse at 100ms]

The following two sessions I held séances in the cellar of the hotel with spirit happily and capable of moving the majority of the circles. Some people were pushed, swayed and gently rocked, some people had to be asked to be moved whilst others were moved whether they asked or not. Some of the guests were pulled by their arms to the floor, whilst other were raised high above their heads.

Some people were not moved at all, but these guests did not speak for the entire session. Therefore nothing happened to them.

All in all this event ran as smoothly as we could manage given the difficult circumstances the manager of the hotel had enforced on us. The majority of the guests had great paranormal experiences which left some of the speechless.

Steve
Psychic Medium
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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 1st August 2015

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 1st August 2015
Colchester, Essex

We always enjoy our visits to the Red Lion Hotel as the team members are usually different which means that the activities are different and the level of paranormal activity is also different.

This particular visit we held sessions throughout the whole event as opposed to letting guests have a free reign session as we had a small group so we held four types of activity.

My first set of sessions were in the cellar for séances. There were two spirit present although the strongest in energy terms was Alex, aged 27 who was a very well-to-do man in the town, dressed smartly in a light grey three piece suit. The other was a drayman who loitered about in the tunnel part of the cellar. He was an older gent who generally stayed in the background.

Alex however was able to lift the guests’ arms and manipulate peoples’ balance. Alex pushed, pulled, sway and generally moved everyone in the first group séance circle around the room. Some people, myself included were pulled to the floor by our arms on more than one occasion, whilst others were tangled by their arms into the centre of the circle. The second séance group did not have the same enthusiastic movement, but they still experienced their arms being raised and some light movements in the form of slight pushing and wobbling. The second group however jumped every time someone walked on the grate on the pavement.

The second sessions I conducted a Ouija board session, the first group had loads of response and a sensible conversation with a local person, however the second group didn’t have any movement at all, so we took the Ouija board into the cellar where there was some good communication, but inevitably the grate on the pavement was walked on much more vigorously which made some of the guests try to vault the Ouija table!

All in all this was an excellent ghost hunt with lots of paranormal experiences encountered by the guests.

Steve
Psychic Medium
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http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel – 16th May 2015 (Kym)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 16th May 2015
Colchester, Essex

Area: Room’s 6 & 7
Equipment: Tech Equip, Dowsing Rods & Pendulums, Writing Planchette, Glass Work

Group C – We started in room 7 using the rods & pendulums, and all had some movement.  After establishing their yes & no movements, guests communicated with the female & male spirits with us, also asking to point the rods to where the spirit was standing, which they did.  We did some glasswork, which started moving and we established our yes & no.  The spirit was female, and had her son with her.  Whilst doing this we heard a knock on the door, on checking no-one was there and as the floor creaks in the corridor and there is another door outside, we were sure we would have heard if someone there. We then heard two knocks on the chest of drawers in the room.  To reduce the noise contamination in the room, we decided two people stayed in the room at a time, whilst the remaining guests went with me to room 6 to do tech equip.  We had lots of activity on the KII’s and Ghost Pro’s, nothing on the SB7 (Spirit Box), but had the following strong words on the Ovilus II: mommy, enough, run.  The pairs of guests in room 7 did have some strange things happen too, definitely feeling a presence in the room with them.

Group A – Again started in room 7 with rods & pendulums, and all had movement.  They were communicating again with a female & male spirit.  We tried with all 8 guests doing glasswork, but with nothing happening I split the group with 3 guests in room 6 doing kit, and the remaining 5 continuing with the glasswork in 7.  Lots of activity on KII’s, Ghost Pro’s and Ovilus II, and when checking back in room 7 the glass had been moving a lot.  They had asked the spirit to take the glass to the birthday girl which it did.  Seemed a lovely fun spirit.

Group B – Started with the rods & pendulums and had a female spirit communicating with us, and then we had a boy.  I split the group with half in room 6 doing tech, and the rest in room 7 doing glasswork.  With activity in room 6 on all the equipment it was noted some of the strong words on the Ovilus II were water & rabbit.  With the glasswork we had the boy communicating with us.  He was 12 years old and had drowned.  It was not an accident.  His name was Robert and from the 1500’s.  Asking who he would like to ask the questions, the glass went to Lisa (guest).  She reminded him of his mum.  When the tech group came in and said the words water & rabbit had appeared on the Ovilus, we linked water to the boy drowning.  And asked if he had a rabbit as toy, it answered yes.  He also had a twin brother.

Now into the free session, the guests in room 7 decided to stay and try the writing planchette, and we were all amazed to see a picture of rabbit being drawn by the boy.

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
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Red Lion Hotel – 18th April 2015 (Kym)

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 18th April 2015
Colchester, Essex

Area: Room’s 6 & 7
Equipment: Scrying, Ouija, Table Tipping, Writing Planchette, Glass Work

Group C – We started with the scrying, and people were seeing the face change in the mirror to an older lady.  However, several of the women, including myself, started suddenly feeling very strange.  The room felt very hot and oppressive, we had headaches, and were feeling dizzy and tingly all over.  You could feel the energy around us.  What made us most surprised about this was when we entered the room it was quite cool as the window had been open.  I had closed the window when we entered.  But after about 5 minutes the energy suddenly changed and we all felt normal again.  Another guest then sat in front of the mirror, and we were seeing and feeling the same spirit energy again, and almost suddenly like before the feelings changed back to normal.  I then split the group with 3 guests in room 7 doing Ouija, and the remaining 4 in room 6 doing the writing planchette.  Both groups had movement immediately.  On the Ouija it was a female spirit, spelt the word PEG but then someone sensed the name Margaret.  Asking if that was the spirit’s name, glass went to yes.  She was age 78, but unsure of the year, possibly 1988 or 1891, although wouldn’t confirm which was correct.  Asked where she lived, she spelt the word LIVE, when asked if lived here, confirmed yes.  Asked if she would do some table tipping – answered yes.  I went to check on the other groups, and they had heard us mention the name Margaret:  they had the letter M drawn, and asked if the spirit’s name was Margaret, had confirmed yes.  So they had been communicating with a Margaret too.  Perhaps the same spirit was communicating with both groups.  With all guests possibly talking to the same spirit, I thought it would be good to bring everyone together and we tried table tipping.  The table lifted up one side at the start, then we were hearing lots of taps on the table, asking spirit to copy our taps, we would hear them repeated back.

Group D – Started with scrying in room 6 again, and first someone was seeing what looked like a 12 year old boy, and felt very sad, the person in the mirror looked like she was crying.  Some people were being touched.  Then the image changed to an older man with dark hair and moustache, the face would suddenly disappear, and some saw evil eyes.  One guest saw a shadow in the room by the doorway.  Then tried the Ouija in room 7 but only slight movement. With the table tipping we had gentle rocking and taps on the table.  With the writing planchette, had some movement, but one guest saw a shadow behind me walk past the wardrobe?  In room 7 they tried some glass work and it moved a lot.  The spirit was a lady who had worked here at the hotel.  The guests then heard a cough coming from the bathroom, and as guests Steve & Terri looked towards the bathroom (the light was on in the bathroom, and you were able to see the light shining through the door at the top & bottom), they saw a dark shadow pass across the bottom of the door.  The glass stopped for a short while then another spirit joined them.  This was a male, again had worked here, was married, had worked with me before on a ghost hunt here.  Asking for him to draw his initial with the glass, it looked like a C or an S.  The glass then started moving continuously in a circle, and I asked guests to ask in their head for spirit to stop the glass and change direction.  The glass responded to all the female guests immediately, but not the male guest.

Group A – With the scrying this time nothing was seen in the mirror, so we all went to room 7.  Tried the Ouija but no movement.  Tried the table tipping, some slight rocking, but annoyingly every time I turned my torch off the table moved quickly.  With all the guests knowing each other, they felt confident it wasn’t any of them doing it.  I wanted to split the group as with smaller groups things sometimes happen, so three guests tried the writing planchette in room 6, whilst the remaining three stayed in room 7.  We tried with fingers touching the glass & table, and as we felt the table rocking we removed the glass.  However, as I took the glass off the table, the table lifted once, with the table tipping towards Stephen, to his surprise touching him.  Then when I was in room 6 we all heard noise next door, on checking the guests had heard a tap on the bathroom door, and a loud bang in the room.  On checking what it was, it was the folded Ouija table leaning against the wall, it had banged hard against the wall.  No-one had been near it.  I then brought all the group together again, and we tried table tipping, and had some gentle rocking.

Group B – With my last group we started with scrying, and were seeing a male spirit, with a rounder fuller face.  Facial hair and smaller eyes.  We tried the Ouija but had no movement.  With the table tipping, the table lifted once then slight rocking.  We tried the writing planchette but had no movement.  However with the glass work we had a male spirit come through.  He was not connected to the Red Lion or Colchester, but had just stopped by to see what we were doing.
Again a fun night at the Red Lion, with fantastic guests, all willing to try things, and with an open mind.

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
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http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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