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

 

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

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Chaldron Church ghost hunt – 29-7-2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Chaldron Church, Surrey 29-7-2011

This was an unusual ghost hunt for me, as it was the first time that I was going to hold a ghost hunt that I had not already visited in the day time. I like to visit in the day time so that when holding a ghost hunt at night I am not disorientated in the dark. This was also a private ghost hunt and the area was one of long and interesting history. The Church is about 1000 years old.

We started by wondering around the church yard, this in itself was quite difficult as there are building works taking place, what looks like an extension which I think ruins what was an exceptional church, never mind the lack of respect for the graves which are being moved or the builders tools and machinery dumped or resting on gravestones.

We started with a séance and a male energy immediately came over, he gave his name as Jacques (or Jack) and he was a Canadian, he insisted that his grave was on the other side of the graveyard from 1930s and that he was 23 years old. There was also another female spirit present who gave her name as Elisa, she was from the 1950s wearing what I would call horse riding attire, her hat however looked like a trilby hat wrapped with a scarf, which was mostly brown and purple in colour. She also told me that she drove a Triumph Herald and had passed away in a car accident, which she admitted was her fault entirely for driving too fast. Elisa then proceed to rock Nicky (guest) from side to side and then more forcefully forwards and backwards. Elisa also lifted the hands of Nicky & Laura (guest) and Roma (guest) and me. Various lights were seen during this séance as well as rustling noises and strange noises which seem to come from inside the fence surrounding the building work.

At the end of the séance I conducted an EVP experiment and although not very audible there were two EVPs recorded. After this many photographs were taken. Some of these photos are in our Ghostly Gallery http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/gallery.asp
From here we walked around to the other side of the graveyard to look for Jacques gravestone, after a while we found a gravestone which matched the name, the year and the age of the spirit. His full name was Johan Gordon Jack von Arx born August 1915 and died April 1939.

Spirit activity in the rest of the graveyard was very minimal and the local boy racers seemed to use the lane beside the church as an area where they could test the volume of their car stereos.

We decided to move on to an area of woodland that Nicky and Laura knew well. Whilst walking across the edge of the field I saw a spirit energy ahead of us who was a monk, he was also carrying a basket. Once into the main path of the woods, both Nicky and Laura were feeling edgy and nervous. A spirit by the name of Trevor stepped forward, he was a tall man about 6’3″ and of stocky build and he came across as being a bit simple, although he was approximately 40 years old he seemed to act like a teenager and as I held out my hand, as he was a cold energy I felt that he was crushing my hands. So I asked Nicky & Laura to hold out their hands, which they did. Laura’s and my hands felt like they were being stretched with the little finger being pulled away from the rest of my hand. Nicky & Laura both felt a tingling sensation although Laura’s fingers were also being stretched.

During this time Nicky was still very much on edge and unusually did not take any photos. Whilst we were standing still as I had just called out to spirit to make a noise an animal possibly a fox cub started yapping. This was the final straw for Nicky as she just wanted to get out of there. As she said afterwards she felt as if something bad was going to happen if she didn’t leave.
Although the spiritual activity was in my opinion quite good and at some point I may go back to this location as it had a certain feel to it.
Steve Moyle
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk

 

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

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Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt – 30/7/2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011

After leaving the car park we walked deep into the woods and began a séance on a familiar path (to me). My K2 EMF (Electromagnetic Force detector) metre was showing everyone that there were energies present so after everyone had finished taking photographs we held the first séance. Within a few minutes a male energy by the name of Timothy stepped forward and began to give the guests physical evidence. Timothy was about 5’9″ and of slim build, with dark short hair.  He seemed to feel at home in the woods. He started by gently swaying Kerry (guest) to my left and moving the arms of Sandra (guest) to my right. Timothy proceeded around the circle but not everyone wanted to experience physical movement, so Timothy came back to Kerry and pushed her some more, much to Kerry’s amusement. During this session there were many noises of rustling and other normal woodland animals, but every time many of the guests were rattled by these noises.
After the séance had finished I conducted an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experiment to try to capture timothy’s voice. Unfortunately the results of this EVP experiment are inconclusive, there were some noises and possible voices but they are too quiet to analyse further.
The guests at this stage took many photographs, several of them captured bright spirit orbs.
From here we walked a little further into the woods, once again a familiar place to me. After taking several photos we formed another séance circle. Almost Immediately Timothy had followed us down the path and was starting to sway the people he swayed before. Although there was another male energy who slowly came forward, his name was Drake (which I assumed was his Surname) he was approximately 62 years old, about 5’7″ he had a very haggard looking face and was mostly bald, but had a little grey hair at the back. He seemed to be a fist fighter or prize fighter. Drake was a very strong male energy and he quickly started making people sway and rock, which was very similar to The Weebles (a TV show from the 1980s, the tag line of “Weebles Wobble but they don’t fall down!”) as I commented on this at the time. Even one of the guests who initially didn’t want to be moved or pushed ended up standing beside me and because I knew she would not be frightened if she was moved, spirit obliged and moved her arm gently and held it in a position that would have hurt if we tried to do this of our own accord.
From the next EVP experiment that I conducted there were several noises which when they are fully investigated may prove to be spirit voices, however one example was very clear in the initial response, the spirit in question did say something after answering the guest question but as yet we cannot work out exactly what is said. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_baAVqDzhdc

From here we walked a little further down the path (I have never walked this far) the K2 metre was lit up like a Christmas tree and I immediately asked that the spirit(s) in question make a whistling noise, almost immediately we all heard two definite whistles, this did not sound like any animal I’ve ever heard so I asked again. This time the guests heard the whistle but I didn’t. I noticed that every time I asked the lights on the K2 metre went to the lowest light and when I asked my question, almost immediately the lights were pulsating, as if the spirit were letting us know that they had completed their quest. On the third attempt I also recorded this with my digital voice recorder and although we didn’t hear anything at the time, the lights on the K2 flashed away. Upon inspection of the recording you can clearly hear three definite whistles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3moM54VpFs

I also asked the spirit in question to make other noises and we all heard various noises, mostly what sounded like someone walking through the woods, although when a torch was shone in those directions nothing was seen and no animal ran away or made any noise. But because we were in a wood those noises could not confirm spiritual activity.
After the display on the EMF subsided I decided it was time to make our way back to the cars, however as we were approaching the main path I decided to step into a small part of the woodland which on previous occasions has made the guests feel strange and one in which they have seen shadows and movement. Within a matter of minutes everyone was not feeling too great, they all said that whilst they could see something they couldn’t be sure it wasn’t their eyes playing tricks, but they all felt the same; vulnerable and slightly on edge, as if they were expecting something but they didn’t know what.

All in all a very enjoyable ghost hunt in Pluckley Screaming woods with some excellent physical evidence experienced by the guests and the whistling noises were absolutely brilliant and also a first for me to record the unusual sound of a spirit whistling.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://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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