Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt - Colchester. Essex - 2022

10th September 2022 - 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets £50 per person - Includes Buffet

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Experience a night of ghost hunting at the Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex with Ghost Hunt Events on 10th September 2022, 8:00pm until 2:00am. Tickets £50 per person

History of the Red Lion Hotel
The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Brook Red Lion Hotel has 24 individually furnished rooms that provide all the amenities guests would expect from a modern hotel, but with the added comfort of plush Tudor style interiors.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occasionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff.
There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The most active spirit at the Inn is that of Alice Katherine Millar, murdered in 1638, she now haunts the building. Her ghostly apparition was reportedly so frightening that, 200 years ago, the owner of the Red Lion Hotel bricked up the doorway to her old room. He hoped that this would stop her ghost from appearing in the hotel.
Guests have reported seeing Alice's ghost in rooms 5, 6 and 10, her apparition has also been seen in the kitchen and walking through the bricked up doorway which once led to her room. Recently the assistant manager at the hotel woke up at 3am like a bolt of electricity had gone through his body. As he looked around the room a beam of moonlight landed on the rocking chair next to his bed. As he watched, it began to rock backwards and forwards, slowly Alice appeared sitting in the chair. She spoke to him and asked "are you alright?" When he replied "yes", she disappeared.
In the early hours of the morning, the shadowy figure of a hooded monk has been seen wandering the hallways and the reception area. The monk is said to have died in a fire at the Inn, whilst trying to save the children that were in his care.
The third ghost at the Hotel is that of a small boy, his apparition has been seen in the parliament room. The apparition is often usually reported by children, it is said that he makes his presence felt by appearing in photos taken by the guests.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams and are simply stunning. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.

The ghost hunt will include a paranormal investigation of the most active public areas of the hotel, including several of the haunted bedrooms.

What to Expect

Our team of experienced investigators will be on hand throughout the night so that you can participate in:-
- Séances
- Vigils (in the dark)
- EVP (Ghost Voice) Experiments
- Ouija boards / Glass Divination
- Automatic writing, Dowsing and Pendulums
- Table tilting & rapping
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
and much more with our experienced Mediums & Paranormal Investigators.

Event will include:-
- Usual group size 8 people (but may be a maximum of 12 on rare occasions)
- The number of groups depends on venue size.
- No lengthy briefings or workshops
- Controlled sessions & 45mins - 1 hour with our Mediums
- Free time for you to investigate / explore on your own
- Opportunity for lone vigils throughout the evening
- Regular breaks
- Complimentary Hot Buffet (sandwiches & finger food)
- Complimentary tea and coffee served halfway through the evening (approx 11pm)

We can't guarantee spiritual or ghostly activity but we can guarantee that everything you experience will be 100% real.

Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, Essex Ghost Hunt
Date: 10th September 2022
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Tickets: £50 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available


Book Red Lion Hotel on Saturday 10th September 2022 - £50 per person - 5 tickets available


Book Red Lion Hotel on Monday 31st October 2022 - £69 per person - 13 tickets available


Book Red Lion Hotel on Saturday 12th November 2022 - £55 per person - 4 tickets available

Please note

Over 18s only - No accommodation provided - Unsuitable for guests with limited mobility

If you are considering staying overnight after the ghost hunt at The Brook Red Lion Hotel, please contact us for preferential room rates which include breakfast. You have a choice of a haunted room or a non haunted room!!

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The Red Lion Hotel is available for private bookings, see Group Events for more information and pricing.

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What Happens at the Event
Our events are always 100% investigation and vigil events, we won't waste time by taking you on a history tour of the venue.

We will not usually talk about the history of the building unless people ask us to do so.
We don't hold workshops or briefing on equipment usage. Any equipment that you will be using throughout the event will be explained at the start of each session by our team leaders.

For the first few hours (usually 1 hour per session) you will be in a group and you will spend time with our Mediums doing séances, where they will try to get the active spirit to move you in some way (this is not designed to scare you) and with our paranormal investigators doing experiments, table tilting, glass divination, Ouija boards, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments and other equipment experiments using the latest ghost hunting equipment.

After these controlled sessions you will have the opportunity to venture off on your own or in small groups to explore the venue or to hold lone vigils or re-visiting an activity that you enjoyed in our controlled sessions. In this part of the night you can use our ghost hunting equipment to do your own ghost hunt. You may take photos/videos with your own cameras throughout our ghost hunts. You may also use any of your own ghost hunting equipment during our controlled sessions.

What our customers say about previous Red Lion Hotel ghost hunts (previous 8 comments)

21 May, 2022

Red Lion Hotel

Thank you for a great evening. The whole team were experienced and well equipped... A brilliant night and we’ll be joining you again!

05 March, 2022

Red Lion Hotel

It was a great experience, thank you!

15 January, 2022

Red Lion Hotel

I just want to say thank you to you all. I had an amazing night and experience some wonderful things

31 October, 2021

Red Lion Hotel

We had a great night, thank you

02 October, 2021

Red Lion Hotel

Thanks for a great evening. Our first Ghost Hunt and some very unexpected interesting occurrences and informative chat with a fellow Cornishman. Highly recommended your events!

02 October, 2021

Red Lion Hotel

Thanks again for the evening at the Red Lion...thank you very much for that deeply moving experience.

02 October, 2021

Red Lion Hotel

It was a brilliant night Steve. It's been a while since I did a ghost hunt and the Red Lion didn't disappoint as always

29 February, 2020

Red Lion Hotel

Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable night on Saturday into Sunday morning. You made us feel so welcome and gave us the confidence to join into the activities. You gave us a night to remember.

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