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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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Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt 25/6/2011

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Pluckley Screaming Woods ghost hunt

After the long walk into the main part of the woods, we decided to split the group up, with 7 people in each group.

My group staying on one of the scariest and active paths, where after explaining what was going to happen we held a séance.
The energy that stepped forward was called Desmond, he was in his early 20s, about 22 years old and he stood about 6′ tall. He looked like a farm hand or a farmer. He wasn’t very communicative although had the impression that he had passed over relatively recently.
I asked the energy to step forward and give all the guests some personal evidence. This started with me and then Julie to my left, she was being pushed and pulled like a puppet, as she had no control over which direction she would be moved next I then asked Julie to ask in her head which direction she would like to be pushed. Desmond then proceeded to move her. After a 5 or 10 minutes I asked Desmond to move onto the next person, who was Carole and he pushed her forward, I said the same thing to Carole, to ask in her head, then Sean, Kym and Ellen and finally Debra. Everyone hold some gentle pushing and pulling. There were also some gentle arm movements, but these were very few and far between.
During this period we all heard some woodland sounds, but what I cannot be sure of were the lights that we saw, as the other group were much further away and out of sight, yet throughout our séance we could all see some lights like torches. The other group confirmed that they did not leave their torches on all the time.
After the séance I conducted an EVP experiment, there were several EVPs that were captured, however the best one is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An4-_xq0sYc

Before moving off everyone took some photos and a number of Orbs were captured, some of these photos can be seen in our ghostly gallery www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/ghost_gallery.asp
We then made our way down the path to join the others, after exchanging notes the other group once again went further down the path, we stayed where they had been. After a while another male energy joined us, he was a big man, about 5’7″ in height and weighing about 20 stone, to me he looked very similar to the character Ted Bovis from Hi-De-Hi. This energy did not reveal his name at the time, as he seemed very reluctant to speak to me. A little arm movement occurred, but nothing like the first energy. At around 1.30am we all heard church bells, which was unusual because we have not heard church bells at that hour on previous visits to Pluckley woods and I very much doubt any church bells would be ring at 1.30 in the morning. The other group later confirmed that they had heard the bells at that time, but did not hear them before then. There were also some lights and shadows seen behind me in the woods, this is a very thick part of the woods and it would be impossible for someone to walk in that part without the aid of a torch.
I then conducted another EVP experiment, a few EVPs were captured, once again the best is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1vbnNwUf8A
At this point the other group came back to join us and whilst we were standing around talking another group of people that we had seen approaching joined us. These were casual ghost hunters but what I found strange is that they had no proper torches and seemed mostly scared and they had ventured into the deepest woodland with no idea where they were and more importantly no idea how to get back to the car park.
On our way out of the woods we stopped in a thicker part of the woods, as this area was recommended to us by The Royal Marines 40 Commando that accompanied us back in April as they too heard some weird sounds at this location.
Lynn sensed a female energy was around her part of the circle, however I could not sense this energy and after a while I did sense a male energy who looked scary although I suspect he wasn’t that bad. He was however about 6’5″ and very muscular and he had an evil looking face. During this séance a group of real people wondered by. The female energy that Lynn had sensed seemed scared of the male energy that I sensed. He made his way around the circle but very little movement was apparent.
Once again another excellent evening, where everyone in my group had some physical evidence, photographic evidence captured on their own cameras and some EVPs. What more could you ask for.
Steve
Spiritualist Medium

 

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Fort Horsted ghost hunt 11-6-2011 Lynn

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I took my group to tunnel 11 (the Cave). We decided to go into one of the side rooms as light was still coming through the main tunnel.
We started with a séance circle, straight away a gentlemen came through who gave me his name Ted, he was about 65-70 years old about 6′ tall, silver/grey hair, he appeared to be very smartly dressed in a brown suit with a hat, he was also carrying a briefcase an old brown leather one. I asked what he was doing here he informed he was to do with the war but not a serviceman, (Anne then informed me he was a civil servant) Ted confirmed this to me. It became very dark in the archway the appeared to be 3 soldiers only one gave his name Jeff. I was asking the guests how they were all feeling and everyone felt uncomfortable as it was so dark I asked if the energies around us could give us some proof they were there. Some of the guest arms started to move upwards, Tess at this stage said she did not want this to happen to her, everyone was pleased when this happened. A female called Evelyn popped in to say hello, everyone was getting some physical proof throughout the séance.

After a short break I conducted an EVP recording and went back into the main tunnel. We decided to leave a torch on as it was too dark. As soon as we went into this tunnel I said to Sean “Hey Stu let’s get started” (I am unsure why I said this as I have known Sean for a number of years), as I looked down the tunnel a young spirit lad came walking up he said he was Stu, I asked spirit to give us some proof they were there and again Anne’s arm went up in the air as well as Lee and mine.
Another male energy came in behind me he told me his name was Terry; he was newly passed over and said he wanted help, I asked my guide to come forward to help take him over. There were some strange noises in this part they sounded like footsteps, everyone heard them but we had no idea where they came from.
After a short break of teas and coffees we were ready to tackle our next area. We were going into where Steve’s group had been, and all felt hyped up.
Straight away we lit a candle so we had some form of light we joined hands and started, Tess became a bit agitated and kept trying to pull away from the circle Sean kept a firm grip on her, both of us saw a male energy in the door where we had come from, again I asked sprit to move someone, Richard and Mark were very quiet. There appeared to be lots of soldiers standing against the wall behind Lee and myself and Richard kept shuffling and standing very straight and putting his feet together Richard said he was unaware that he was doing this, we had lots of arm movements, we asked the soldiers to come forward and talk to us, they were very reluctant to do this, we all heard what sounded like running down the tunnel. Mark started with the standing up tall, and being gently swayed, it was all very strange, after another short break I conducted another EVP experiment, everyone was very pleased to leave this area as we all felt on edge.
Our last port of call was with the rest of the group we split into 2 groups but at each end of the tunnel, I was left with just Lee, Mark, Richard and Sean, I can honestly say we did not stay here long as we all felt very uncomfortable nothing happened but we were pleased to leave.
An excellent investigation and one which I look forward to returning to.
Lynn

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Perry Wood (private group) Ghost Hunt – 24/6/2011

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Perry Wood – 24th June 2011
After leaving the car park in the rain we made our way up the hill to where I have felt that it was the spookiest.

We started taking photos etc. but although some shots had orbs in them it is perfectly reasonable that some of the orbs captured could be rain droplets, however I categorise them that if an orb looks flat then it is more likely to be rain, pollen or an insect. If however it is 3D or looks more spherical then I believe these orbs to be of a spiritual nature.

Next we held a séance as my K2 metre was showing that there was indeed spiritual activity, I could already sense the energy, but I thought that it would be better to hold a séance so that the energy could make himself known to the group (Graham, Debbie, Laura & Scott). The male energy stood approximately 6’3″ in height, about 47-50 years old had dark brown or black short hair, a neatly trimmed beard and was of slim build by the name of Geoffrey. He wore a smart Green/Olive short sleeved shirt, with a black tie and had the air of authority about him. There was also a female energy present, she was in her early 20s and called Lerren, but she seemed shy and did not want to communicate.

During the séance Geoffrey started to move Laura and my hands very slowly and then twisted them until it hurt. The energy made his way around the circle trying to manipulate each person or to make them feel something. This largely proved unsuccessful, although there were little pushes or movements. Then the energy decided to do something different and make people to feel sick. He started with Laura who suddenly felt ill and nauseous. Laura said she needed to sit down as she thought she was tired, but as soon as she left the circle she felt fine. Within a matter of minutes everyone was feeling that same sickly feeling with the exception of me, but then as if a switch was turned on I too felt a strange sickness. I likened it to having a hangover and that throaty sickly feeling where you know you’ll feel better after being sick. Since this wasn’t a pleasant feeling I told the energy to stop that immediately. However shortly after this lights were seen by everyone quite close to the circle and further afield. Debbie & Scott saw lights on their own hands, Graham saw them in the distance, as did Laura who was sitting down. I didn’t see anything.

Then Graham thought he saw a real person behind Debbie as it looked solid, I decided to break the circle so that we could check and it turned out that it would have been impossible for a person to have been standing where Graham had seen something as the person would have had to have been 15′ tall, as the path slopes downwards. Various lights and humanoid shapes were then seen by Debbie, Scott and I and the whole group became very jumpy. As Scott pointed out some of the lights looked like a laser pointer or a laser target point others looked like a very bright torch. During this time we heard no-one approach or torches and since it was still raining that was unlikely.

Several photos were taken at this time and strange mists were captured, odd coloured orbs and at one point Debbie asked what she thought was Scott a question (it was a tree) but more worryingly she got an answer.

After we had calmed down we walked to the lookout point and although it seemed quite spiritually quiet there seemed to be a female energy that wanted to show her energy. As she stood just to me right I held my hand out and immediately felt her warmth. It seemed as if heat was rising from the ground, but the energy wanted to pull my hand downwards. I asked everyone else to put their hands where mine were and everyone felt the heat and the pressure. Then I asked the energy to do something, but without telling the group what I had asked for. Shortly afterwards Scott started to feel this and it became visibly apparent. Then I told everyone and they all confirmed that they too had felt the same but thought they were doing themselves. I had asked the energy to close their hands to make a fist.

When we were walking back towards the car park Graham commented that as soon as we walked from the relative openness of the lookout & what used to be a mill he felt anxious as we entered the wooded area where all the strangeness happened earlier.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the activity that had taken place and everyone had some personal evidence of some kind.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Fort Horsted ghost hunt 11/6/2011

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

When I walked around Fort Horsted during the initial meeting, I thought that the first event was going to be excellent, however on the night my expectations were surpassed as the ghost hunt wasn’t just great it was exceptional!

We split into two groups and my group headed towards the left hand flank armoury room (not sure what its proper name is) and even though it was still light outside, in this room with the torches off it was as black as it could be, you literally couldn’t see you hand in front of your face, let alone anyone else.

There was a glimmer of light entering the room from the passage way, but this too was fading as the sun set.

We started with a séance and after talking people through the various safety measures, i.e. what I would do if someone was feeling unwell etc. I asked spirit to come and join us. A male energy by the name of Mark stepped forward, he was a scruffy looking person with Black hair and a long beard and he was dressed in hippy fatigues, he gave the year of his passing as 1976 and he was in his early 30s. Mark proceeded to lift the arms of myself, Charlie (guest), Rob (guest) and Laura (guest) at first and then proceeded around the circle giving everyone some form of movement, although Rob and I had probably the most movement. Many of the guest commented that I looked like a giant in the little amount of light that was entering the room, apparently my shadow looked twice as big as me. Rob commented many times that he thought that I was looking at him, when in fact I wasn’t, this was the energy Mark who was between us looking at Rob. During this session we all heard various female voices, as if someone was approaching and the footsteps, but no one ever arrived, the other group were as far away from us as possible and they were in the mirror image room on the other side of the Fort. There was no-one else on site. Yet we also heard mumbling and other random noises which we could not account for.

After the Séance I conducted an EVP experiment, the results of which are too quiet for us to hear, even when amplified I (and the experts) can hear something, but we cannot amplify it enough to decipher what is said. However there is one example which was good enough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fx1NW44B4A

After this session we took various photographs down the long corridor and along the corridor and steps that were out of bounds. (The reason why it was out of bounds was because of the war time graffiti that was written in pencil on the walls and if brushed by a coat this graffiti would be lost forever) Many Orbs were captured by just about everyone who took a photo down these corridors (the best examples can be found in our ghostly gallery) We then made our way back in the hope that the food had arrived, which it had.

The second session I decided to go to the area/room in which the other group had just come from (and they went to the area that we had come from). These rooms are identical and mirror images of each other on both sides of the Fort. As we entered the room people were looking for cave spiders and taking photographs etc. and then I suggested we hold a séance, everyone stopped moving, but the strange thing is, we were standing in a mirror image of the order we stood in the last place. That was a little bizarre and no-one could figure out how that happened because we were all wandering about and just stopped in those positions.

Even before I had started a Male energy stepped forward, he seemed to be a very strong energy. He was a well presented British solider, a Captain from the First World War, of slim build, 6′ tall with short cropped black hair with a very neat moustache and when I asked his name, he told me “call me Tarzan”.

Tarzan started pushing and manipulating Charlie, gentle pushes and then as the energy got more confident, stronger movements. At one stage Tarzan pushed Charlie and twisted him so that he was facing Tabitha, which surprised Charlie, as he came on this event as a sceptic. Tarzan then moved on to Tabitha and pushed her with ease much to Tabitha’s amazement. The energy had some trouble moving the next three people (Nicky, Kym & Laura) however they all spoke of feeling dizzy and that their stomachs were turning, as if the spirit were trying to move them from the inside out. However Rob was no trouble to move and at one point I asked Tarzan to either push or pull Rob so that it would be impossible for him to stand up without falling over. Tarzan happily complied and pulled Rob back so much that I and Laura had to hold him up to stop Rob from falling over. Rob was very impressed with this.

During this séance I had noticed another male energy, quite a large man wearing a white T shirt and boiler suit trousers, with a flat cap, roughly aged in his late 50s or early 60s, peering in from the opposite room, however this energy seemed reluctant to step forward or to enter the room that we were in. Although Tabitha commented that she felt that there was someone watching from the other room. Tabitha also commented that she thought my torch (which was left on outside the room) was moving or rocking. I do not know if this was the case because the torch was the only form of light, and it could have been a trick of the eyes. After this séance we made our way along the corridor for people to take photographs, and then made our way back to the hub of the Fort.

The third session, I decided that since the counterscarp galleries was a nasty and steep staircase that everyone would go there in one group. Once there we decided that we would split into our groups and we headed for the right hand side of the galleries. Within a matter of minutes a Second World War male energy made himself known to me, he was average build and about 5’6″ in height and had a very mischievous nature called Gerry. He started moving people’s arms, starting with Tabitha’s and mine and then gradually working his way around the circle. The he called out “Jefferson give me a hand” and another male energy joined us. From this moment, everyone was moved and then without any warning Tabitha started to laugh uncontrollably about absolutely nothing, she had no control over it, much to our amusement. Then Nicky started laughing for no reason, then Laura and finally Kym. The energies tried to make Charlie laugh but all that they achieved was making him smile a lot. At one point I heard one of the energies say “Oh Okey Cokey” and then everyone’s hands were being manipulated, as if we were doing the Okey Cokey. This proved very successful and much to everyone’s amazement and amusement.

Towards the end of this session a couple of people including myself smelt wet hay or straw, similar to a wet horse smell. Considering it wasn’t raining I have no idea what could have caused that smell, especially as it just came from nowhere.

I finished this session with another EVP experiment and the results of this are still being analysed although we have identified four spirit comments. (These will be added to the website when we have cleaned them up enough to hear the proper responses)

This was our first of hopefully many encounters at Fort Horsted and it was thoroughly brilliant, I for one cannot wait to return, as there are so many areas which we did not have time to visit or experience the energies that may have been there. A truly amazing ghost hunt.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Thurnham Castle Ghost Hunt – 4/6/2011

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

When this event was planned it was March not too warm and very windy, hence why it was planned for June, however on the night it was very windy not very warm and with a threatening thunderstorm that fortunately didn’t spoil our evening.

We started with our picnic in what was the Gatehouse, as this was the least windiest place. We then climbed up to the mound for two reasons, one to look at the amazing view and two to watch the lightening from the passing thunderstorm.

From here we started the ghost hunt, as just behind the mound there was a very active spot, the reasons for this are unknown, but when we held a séance a male energy called Terry or Tel joined us, he was a solider from the Second World War, a Colour Sergeant. He stood approximately 5’11” and of medium build and was well presented. He proceeded to push Lynn and myself, but just on the right hand side until Lynn fell over. He then moved on to me but I was fighting to stand up, but remained upright, he then moved on to Kym and proceeded to push her downwards on the right hand side.

I then conducted an EVP experiment, the results are still being analysed but there are responses from spirit, but whether we can cut out the background noise of the wind remains to be seen.

During this time some people took photos, including me but as yet nothing exceptional has been noticed.

We then moved back into what was the main courtyard underneath some trees, which is always a good place to stand in a thunderstorm [sic].

From here we held another séance and Lynn sensed that a male energy was with us, she thought he may have been Scottish as he was wearing a kilt and his footwear was like a hessian cloth wrapped around his foot and tied together with twine in the shape of a boot. During this séance we all heard various noises but because the wind was quite strong and the trees were rattling (with the wind) we cannot rule out that these noises are fairly normal.

Another male energy stepped forward by the name of Godfrey he seemed to be a fun loving chap and kept showing me various battles he fought in. The amount of physical evidence was quite thin on the ground mainly because the group felt nervous standing under trees when there was a thunderstorm in the distance. The thunderstorm was quite close to us although I did not hear any thunder; the lightening however at times was very bright which we were all keen to watch.

Several photos were taken here and one or two contained bright orbs or light anomalies. These are on our Gallery page.

Our final EVP experiment took place whilst we were around the wall that once surrounded the castle, not least because it was sheltered here. There are at least two EVPs that have been captured however only one can the experts agree what is being said.

Ghost Voice captured

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Kings Wood Ghost Hunt – 21/5/2011

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

We started the evening with a delightful picnic just inside the woods, we couldn’t find the picnic tables, as they are painted black and the trees have grown since I was last here.
After the picnic we started the evening with a Ouija board. A male energy by the name of Peter was communicating with those around the board. He didn’t give much detail about himself as he seemed to be annoyed that were there or he just couldn’t be bothered to answer the questions. He was a tall gentleman, about 5′ 11″ or 6′ in height of slim build, with balding hair aged in his early 60s he also had a much reddened and an angular face.

After this we headed into the woods, at our first location, which was the area used in 1st World War as a launching area for barrage balloons, we came across another male energy by the name of Ezekiel who was Jewish, in his early 20s, about 5’10” in height. He proceeded to give everyone some physical evidence by pushing them. He pushed Mel (guest) until she was bent over. During this time Mel, Debbie (guest) & Lynn all smelt a very sweet perfume smell. Chris (guest) and I didn’t smell anything. At one point an unwelcome energy tried to gain the confidence of Lynn, but fortunately this energy was unsuccessful. I then conducted an EVP experiment, on inspection there were no spirit voices captured.

After this we walked further into the woods, and both Chris and I captured some orb photographs. The best of these have been loaded onto our Ghostly Gallery [http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/ghost_gallery.asp]

We stopped on a particular path, which when Lynn & I came here back in early April during the day we both felt uneasy and Lynn kept looking behind her, even though we both knew that there was no one behind us. The area that we had chosen to stop was the main settlement area when these woods were heavily inhabited.
Firstly a female energy who was a well-covered lady, who was wearing a blue and white striped dress with a white pinny, her hair was dark and tied back into a bun. She was about 5’4″. She seemed to be a farmer’s wife; she gently gave everyone some physical evidence in the form of gentle arm movements and gentle rocking. Then I noticed a male energy had joined us. He was a fairly stocky gentleman, about 5′ 8″ and he was the female energy’s husband. He carried with him a shepherds hook or staff and was wearing light brown or beige shirt, dark brown trousers and what looked like homemade boots. He was a very strong energy and he manipulated everyone in the circle by pushing them backwards, nearly to the point of falling over. Afterwards I conducted another EVP experiment, when I played back the recording at the time we could all hear there was a response after Lynn’s question. The result of that can be heard at [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUWSz-0gDzY]

During this session we all heard what was definitely an animal sound, but none of us could identify the animal. It sounded like a very loud cricket. As it turned out this is the sound of a Nightjar bird.

After a long walk back to the cars for tea and coffee, everyone was tired from the walking, but had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Pluckley Woods Ghost Hunt – 14/5/2011

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Pluckley screaming woods never cease to amaze me, this time our ghost hunt was split into two groups, with Lynn taking 5 people to a different part of the woods. My group continued further into the woods to the particular area where we have had so much activity in the past.

The séance started off quite normally with some gentle pushing and pulling and gentle arm movements, but as time went on the movements were getting more defined and forceful, the energy that was responsible was a male energy about 5’10” in height and of slim build and looking at him I would have put him in his early 30s. He was dressed as a typical farmer of 1870s and was wearing a white shirt and green/olive trousers. He gave his name as Mark, and as soon he became aware of what he was able to do, he began pushing Diane (guest) and Graham (guest) into extreme positions, whereas I, Chris, Debbie, Zoe & Kim (guests) were just gently rocked. During this period of time we all heard various noises from within the woods, some sounded familiar (like rabbits etc.) but some sounded unusual including some voices, which were not coming from the direction of the other group. At one point something touched me on the back of the knee which startled me, as I thought it could have been an animal, but it wasn’t. I don’t know what it was but it felt like a hand.

I then proceeded with an EVP experiment, and although I can hear noises after people asked their questions, it is too quiet to be able to understand what is being said.
Once the other group joined us, we continued down the path to where we heard the female scream on a previous ghost hunt. The energy that joined us here was very forceful and pushed some of the guests to the ground. This séance circle was split 50/50 between gentle movements and harsh movements. Fortunately I was on the gentle side and a male energy by the name of Thomas made himself known to me. He was quite a tall (5’11”) stocky man who was mostly bald and had a very wicked sense of humour and he knew what he was able to achieve with us. During this very energetic séance we didn’t hear too many unusual noises until we had nearly finished. It sounded like a circus in the distance, not too far away, but we could hear music. Bearing in mind this was 1.30am the likelihood of it being music in these woods is slim, because we met the Police back at the cark park who were in the area looking for anything unusual, they were just checking the area as they do every weekend. Once we finished the séance I conducted another EVP experiment and the results from this session are much more audible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPwpVXaFvg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwhsiEc-SzY there are two more which were captured but the Ghost Hunt Events audio expert and myself cannot agree on what is being said.

All in all another excellent night of ghost hunting in Pluckley woods and everyone had some form of evidence, two people had some really excellent evidence because they were pushing to the ground and one of them (Joe) couldn’t get up immediately.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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Pluckley Woods Ghost Hunt – 23/4/2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Well where do I begin? It was a fantastic night not least because of the spiritual activity more on than later, but also because we were joined by some members of the Royal Marines 40 Commando who informed me earlier in the week that they would be in the woods. I was told “don’t try and find us, we’ll find you” and they certainly did within 5 minutes of us being in the woods, which I thought was quite impressive because we didn’t see or hear anything until they turned their torches on, we probably walked straight past them after leaving the car park!

We headed for an area where we have had excellent experiences in the past and this was no exception. After a quick rundown of what I intended to do and what is likely to happen to those within the circle we started holding a séance. Almost immediately a male energy made himself known to me. He stood approximately 5’6″ aged in his late 50s or early 60s, quite a bald headed man with patches of hair and quite gaunt looking. He gave his name as Jeffery and he made a point of telling me that his name was spelt with a J. He also gave his date of passing as 1910 and he was a local baker. He very quickly started pushing Andy (guest) to my left and without me asking (although Andy did) he moved our arms slowly upwards. After this Jeffery made his way over to Ruben (guest) and started to gently rock Ruben, much to his surprise and then moved Rubens and my arms. The male energy was quite reluctant to move the female guests at first but after a while and with some encouragement Jeffery began to move Lynn’s (Paranormal Investigator) and Ruben’s arms. During this period of spirit manipulation we all heard noises in various directions but mainly in the thicker part of the woods. These noises sounded like people walking through the undergrowth, but the Marines who were watching, soon ventured in the direction of the noises with their torches and they saw absolutely nothing. The noises also continued when a torch light came on which if it were an animal I would have expected the noise to stop. There were lights (possibly orbs) further down the path, Justine (guest) saw these on a number of occasions, as did the Marines and every time they (the Marines) investigated and reported that they could not see anything.

Another male energy that was in his early 20s came to join us, but the only information he would give was Henry as his first name. He was a lot stronger and had no difficulty in moving Ruben, Andy and myself. Both energies continued to move everyone for quite a while, during this time though the noises in the woods were getting louder and or nearer but these noises did not sound like animals or people as it was not consistent with footfalls.

Just before I was about to break the circle I saw a huge flash of light in the sky above the tree tops which was some distance away (It was a cloudless sky and no aircraft had been heard flying overhead). The Marines and Andy also saw this flash of light but they did not know what it was, as I thought that maybe it was something to do with the RM as there were a number of them in the woods.

After undertaking an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) experiment, I decided to play back the recording to see if we could hear anything, we all heard one particular answer to a question asked by one of the Marines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brcXOVr2nHE).[There were three EVPs captured during this session] Lynn asked to use the K2 Metre (EMF) and the results were quite astonishing, although the energy did seem reluctant to step forward at first.

After a short break I decided that we would head further down the path which is the direction in which several guests and the RM had seen various lights, this was also the same place that I (and guests) had heard a female scream the last time Ghost Hunt Events investigated Pluckley woods.

During the séance held here there were a couple of energies that had stepped forward but none were giving any definite evidence at first, although the K2 Metre was showing sustained and persistent activity. Some of the RM had joined in and as soon as two male energies joined us from the same direction that we had come, everyone’s arms lifted almost immediately to shoulder height. The two energies were dressed like woodsmen from late 19th Century but they did not reveal their names or any personal information. During this séance there were several noises but once again they didn’t sound like footfalls, more like something being dropped from waist height. There were also mist formations according to the guests and RM, although I did not see anything. We broke this circle quite early, or earlier than planned because the RM wanted to take us to a particular part of the wood where they had experienced some strangeness before we had arrived.

This part of the wood was very dense with small trees and plants and extremely dark. Almost immediately after creating the séance circle I had a strange sensation that I had lost vision in my right eye, a couple of the RM had either pains shooting down their backs or a dizzy sensation. A female energy had joined us; she gave her name as Marie and 1946 as the date of her passing. She was a Land Girl during the war years in and around the village of Pluckley and was dressed in a white/beige top and a dark green skirt. She appeared to be in her early 20s (although she didn’t tell me her age, but then again I didn’t ask – you should never ask a lady her age!). Marie quickly moved behind Justine and began to give gentle but definite pushes on Justine’s back and some slight arm movement. Marie also moved other people within the circle but this was brought to an abrupt stop because a less than friendly energy appeared quite close to the group. At this point more unusual noises were heard and many members of the group commented that it had got much darker (I couldn’t tell as my right eye was still not working properly) but the K2 Metre which was on the ground was flashing continuously, firstly just to the orange light (in the middle of the scale) then the red light (the maximum). Whispers were also heard and mumbling which seemed to come from all directions. The RM once again investigated as they thought they could see something behind where they were standing, but every time they moved in one direction the sound came from a different direction. After a while it became apparent that this is all the evidence we were going to achieve, which was fantastic since those noises were not created by something in the physical, at one point we all heard a male scream or shout and I decided that I would conduct another EVP experiment, this time the guests asked questions of a similar nature and I have captured four EVPs (these will be on the website, Facebook and YouTube as soon as possible [1-2 days] after publishing this report).

All in all everyone including the RM Commandos enjoyed the evening, as it was filled with spiritual activity right from the start, possibly the most active night that Ghost Hunt Events have had at Pluckley screaming woods.

Steve
Spiritualist Medium

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