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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 13th February 2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 13th February 2015
Colchester, Essex

Being a Friday night, yes Friday the thirteenth we were hopeful for some great activity, we really wanted the episode with the light bulb to happen again. The light bulb incident happened on a private Hen night ghost hunt in January at the Red Lion Hotel. A group were sitting in the Restaurant to start to use a Ouija board when we all heard a metal “ping” sound and then one of the light bulbs from the chandelier fell and landing on the lap of someone participating in the Ouija board session. What was noteworthy is that the light bulb in question was a bayonet type bulb, which means it has to be pushed down and twisted before it comes out and that the bulb was undamaged and worked perfectly afterwards.

There were less guests than a normal ghost hunt at the Red Lion Hotel so the plan was to hold four sessions with guests.

Both my sessions in the cellar we were joined by a familiar spirit, a drayman, Michael about 57 years old and from a time when the hotel was a very busy place. We were also joined by a shy female spirit energy who did not give her name. She was dressed in Victorian clothing and seemed to be a Lady.

Most of the guests felt their arms being moved on command when we were holding a séance. Some guests also felt cold spots and heard odd noises. On one occasion I asked for spirit to make a noise and immediately we heard a very loud noise, it wasn’t anything paranormal, as it was from the high street, but just happened at the very point that I asked for it. When I asked for the spirit to push or move people, the spirits obliged and several people were pushed, swayed and pulled backwards.

The following two sessions I held tech sessions in room 7. These sessions I used lots of our electronic ghost hunting equipment like KII meters, Ghost Pro meters, a Mel meter and a Spirit Box.

Both sessions we have lots of KII and communication via the Ghost Pro meters, plus fluctuations on the Mel meter, both in terms of electromagnetic energy and temperature.

The first group however everyone’s Christian name was spoken or repeated via the Spirit box, along with many different answers to the questions asked. These answers were immediate; sometimes before the person asking the question had finished asking! With the second group the spirit only spoke one name; Dean and a few answers to questions.

This was a very enjoyable ghost hunt and we look forward to returning over the coming months.

Steve
Psychic Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 13th February 2015 (Kym)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 13th February 2015
Colchester, Essex

Area: Room 6
Equipment: Scrying, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums, Glass Work

Group B – With my first group we started by using the rods & pendulums, and some guests had movement to their surprise and were able to ask the spirits some questions.  We had two spirits with us – male & female.  Whilst I was standing between bed & window I had an odd feeling, felt I was being pushed too.  Asking the rods to point where the spirit was standing they pointed to that area.  Others stood in that area and felt it too.  Whilst trying the scrying the guests were seeing a male face each time, but was also seeing their face disappear too.  One guest was feeling a strong pressure to his lower back, and then suddenly it went.  With the glass work, the glass started moving around the table slowly at first.  We asked spirit to move the glass towards the torch for yes if willing to answer some questions, and away for no.  We established this was a female spirit, who I had met here before.  I asked her to draw her first initial, which seemed to resemble an I or A.  I think it may have been Alice with us.  Knowing Alice likes to move the glass a lot I asked a guest to think in his head, whilst he wasn’t touching the glass, for Alice to take the glass to a certain person.  The glass moved to where he was thinking.  Again he asked again, and the glass moved correctly again.  We then asked Alice to draw a big circle around the table which she did.  The glass stopped moving, so we were asking out to spirit to do other things in the room, like make a noise, move something,  and two guests sitting on the bed felt like someone sat down behind them, no-one did, and another guest who had her foot slightly under the bed felt it go down on her foot.  We were also hearing noises in the corridor, but when we opened the bedroom door we heard nothing more.

Group A – My first session with group A we started by using the rods & pendulums.  Many were familiar with communicating with spirit and got answers to many questions.  We had a male and female spirit with us.  We tried some scrying and again they were seeing male and female faces, glasses, and moustache and dark eyebrows.  When Chris (guest) sat in front of the mirror, he started swaying back and forth.  His breathing started getting very heavy.  Asking if he was okay we had no answer.  Spirit had stepped a little close and was preventing him to respond.  I put my hand on his back and asked spirit to step away, calling Chris’s name several times before he was back with us.  He could hear us, and felt my hand but felt distant.  Helen, another guest, tried and again she went into a trance but this is something she had done before and didn’t mind.  We then tried some glass work, and the glass started moving immediately.  We had a male spirit with us but seemed reluctant to answer any questions at first.  He had been murdered within the last 50 years.  Had visited Colchester when alive, and had been married with a child.  Chris kept getting the name James, Helen had the initial J but thought Jack, I then had the name Emma.  Spirit confirmed he was called James, his wife Emma and his son was Jack.  We asked if it was James that had affect Chris, but no it was another spirit, asking if we should be wary of that spirit the glass answered yes.  One guest on the bed kept feeling her hair being touched, asking spirit to take the glass to where he was standing and the glass moved to that person.  Asking spirit to make a movement on the bed, before I had finished saying it, the guest felt someone sit down on the bed behind her.  Asking spirit how they passed, one guest felt a sharp pain on her head.  Asking spirit if that was how he died, answered yes.  We then asked spirit if he had enjoyed being in Colchester when he was alive – yes.  He had had some fun times here.  Him and his family had passed to the light, and the person that had murdered them all had been punished.  The guests did ask spirit to move the glass while they wern’t touching it, although it didn’t move, whilst their hands were touching the table they did feel the table move.

Area: Restaurant
Equipment: Ouija, Table Tipping, Writing Planchette

Group B – We initially started with Ouija and table tipping but had no movement.  I then split the group with three trying table tipping and three with the writing planchette.  The table did started moving, and the writing planchette was also moving slightly.  All guests then switched back to the table tipping, which lifted up a few times.  We then tried the Ouija again and received the letters T and G for the spirits name, and age 6.  We were feeling cold spots around us, on our hands, and also on the empty chair at the table too.  Did try table tipping again, and it did lift up and try to spin a little too.

Group A – Starting with the Ouija the spirits that came through were all connected to those sitting at the table.  First we had Chris’s Granddad called Pat aged 75 and had passed 1 year ago.  Chris was able to receive some lovely messages.  Then the glass spelled Jennifer which was Chris’ Nan.  Then the glass spelled Tony age 52 and knew Helen, this was an old customer from when she worked in a pub.  Then an Aunt came through for Marc.  We then tried some table tipping, and straight away we had lots of movement, rocking, spinning, with many random unexpected twists and turns.  With the writing planchette they had one big curve, similar to the letter C.
A great night with such lovely guests making the evening truly entertaining – thank you!

RED LION 13.02.15 003

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel – 22nd November 2014 (Kym)

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Red Lion Hotel 22nd November 2014
Colchester, Essex

Area: Rooms 6 & 7
Equipment: Scrying, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums

Group D – We started with scrying in room 6, and instantly guests that were taking it in turns to sit in front of the mirror and those standing behind were seeing an older man, moustache and beard, droopy eyes and cheeks, and whilst the first lady was wearing glasses everyone saw them disappear.  Some were seeing icy blue eyes.  One guest felt a cold breeze past her face but nobody moved to cause it.  We then moved to room 7 to use the rods & pendulums so we could connect with the spirit more, and everyone had movement.  However just before this, whilst standing in the room, some heard a noise on the bed, similar to someone sitting down on the bed.  Some sat on the bed and it felt cold in the middle, and they were feeling movement or vibrations next to them.  We asked spirit to point all the rods (four of us holding them) to wear the spirit was, and all pointed to the middle of the bed.  We then heard scratching on the wood at the bottom of the bed.  One guest sitting on the bed asked spirit to touch her, the rods moved round to touch her.  When we all asked spirit the same questions we were all getting the same answer on our rods & pendulums.  One guest (Sam) her pendulum was moving very erratically, large fast circles, but her arm was totally still.  She was feeling a static energy going up her leg and through the arm she was holding the pendulum.  Then shortly after it was completely still.

Group E – Started with scrying and again were seeing an older man with a beard and moustache.  One guest was suddenly surprised to see the face go dark and the eyes bright white with dark circles around them.  The eyes seemed to be looking straight at her which unnerved her slightly.  Then the face seemed to change to a boy then a young male.  When using the pendulums/rods the spirit said he was from 1700’s, age 40, married and lived in Essex.  One guest noticed whilst holding the pendulum, each time she moved the pendulum towards her very slowly, the pendulum swayed away from her.

Group F – Again started with the scrying and were seeing an older man with a beard.  He had grey bushy eyebrows and a dark moustache.  Initially the moustache was described like hitler’s, but then started drooping down the sides.  The eyes were flashing bright green and white every so often.  Almost witch like.  Then the face started drooping on the left side, then on the right side.  One guest sitting in front of the mirror was feeling very tingly on her face.  The forehead suddenly seemed very large then disappeared.  One guest felt very sad, wanting to cry.  In room 7, whilst using the rods & pendulums, it seemed the spirit of Alice was with us.  She answered questions, one being that this was the room she died in.  Asking to point the rods to where she was standing, all pointed to the door.

Group A – Again in the mirror all were seeing an older male with a beard and a moustache.  White eyes too.  One guest thought she saw a woman wearing something on her head that made her look like a nun.  In room 7 everyone had their rods & pendulums moving, the rods pointing to the window this time to show where Alice was standing.  Asking if her killer was in the room with us now, answered yes.  Asked to point rods to wear he was standing and they all pointed to the door.  One guest asked for his name and got William in his head.  Asking the pendulum to confirm this was correct – yes.

Group B – Again in the mirror we were seeing an older man, described similar as before, then suddenly we saw what looked like a nun.  In room 7 we had Alice with us again, and asking to point the rods to where she was standing they pointed to between the two chairs the two ladies were sitting in.  We then heard a noise in the bathroom, the door being open, and asked spirit to point the rods to where they had made a noise and they pointed to the bathroom.  Asking spirit to point the rods to where they were going to make a noise next, they pointed to the bed, but we didn’t hear a noise.

Group C – With our last group of the night, we again started with scrying.  Some being slightly sceptical saying our eyes are seeing things, but were surprised when they started seeing the face changing.  They were again seeing an older male, described similar to the previous sessions.  We then moved to room 7 and used the rods & pendulums to communicate with spirit.  Again we had Alice with us, saying she was pregnant by the Judge, who had killed her by beating her to death.  Two guests had decided to stay in room 6, and using a a mug turned upside down on a small table they tried some glass/mug work.  They had a male spirit called Hugh, who didn’t like women.  The mug continued to moved around the table, with just the two of them touching, even with their fingers turned nail side down.  They were very surprised it even worked with a mug!

Kym McMillan
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 9th August 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 9th August 2014
Colchester, Essex

Instead of writing investigation reports for every filmed ghost hunt, there will be a short report and then the interesting parts that were filmed added to create an event video.

At this event all my sessions were filmed.

We were joined during the séance by a chap called Robert Truro and he gave the year as 1575, he was 53 years old.

Throughout all the séances the guests had their arms lifted and moved by spirit, some guests were pushed and pulled by their arms and knees.

As well as that we heard some very unusual noises, but none that could be explained at the time.

The event video should explain the interesting parts of the ghost hunt.

Steve
Psychic Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Colchester Town Hall ghost hunt – 2-8-2014

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Colchester Town Hall Ghost Hunt 2nd August 2014
Colchester, Essex

As with many of the venues that we investigate for the first time, we never know what to expect, nor how to find our way around the building to remember which staircase led to a room that we liked. Colchester Town Hall is a large building, with many spooky or even ghastly statues watching over, with several staircases and a warren of corridors, we loved it!

I had visited the building before, to meet with the staff and to assess whether I thought the building was worth investigating, so I had a vague recollection of the rooms and had all but decided to use the Mayor’s Parlour for my sessions. After being shown around the building again by the security guard I changed my mind and chose a small room in the sub-basement. That was a good choice!

The first group to this room I explained that we were going to hold a séance and ask the spirit to move people. After a little while we were joined by Michael, a burly and muscular Policeman, well actually a Bobby as he came from a time when the modern police force that we know today was in its infancy as he gave the year as 1866. Michael was aged in his late 40s or early 50s.

When I asked him to move people he started to move Kat (who was standing on my right) and gradually he lifted the arms of the majority with just Jack being left out (he was standing on my left). Many of the arm movements were on command and Michael moved people exactly as they asked, assuming they asked in a polite manner! Kat was also pushed and bent over in some very uncomfortable positions and a few times, she was pushed to the floor. Michael was able to pull people backwards and push them forwards and several time pull people down to the floor and tangle people’s arms once we were on the floor. Many times the people who were on the floor we unable to get up.

The second group to this room, the activity started even before I had said anything, with people on both sides of me being pulled backwards and after I asked for people hands and arms to be moved, in an instant half of the circle (my side) started to be moved, it took a while before the other half of the circle were moved, but eventually everyone was being moved in some way. Several times Alan and I were pulled to the floor several times neither of us could actually get up. Stavros was also being pulled backwards, unfortunately for him he had a wheelie bin behind him but that did not stop Michael (the same spirit from the first group).

Once everyone had been moved in some way I asked for Michael to move us all in the same way, I didn’t ask this out loud as I did not want what I said to influence anyone, but one by one everyone’s hands met in the middle of the circle and then when I asked out loud for the spirit to finish it, all our hands at the same time rose above all our heads. This is a typical symbol that I have asked spirit to move people in this way before as it is a symbol from the fictional Three Musketeers, known as the salute.

When asking for spirit to copy or repeat noises we heard some noises but could not be sure where in the room the noise emanated from or whether the noises was created from something outside.

Since this was the first investigation that we have held here we decided that instead of just letting the guests to wander around the venue freely, we would carry on with more controlled sessions but using different parts of the building and doing different activities. I chose the rooms above the Moot Hall, which were a warren of small rooms, some though had alcoves or cupboards.

In one of the room I switched on my Spirit Box and asked the guests to start to ask questions and generally keep asking questions. In my experience it takes about 15 minutes for any spirit to answer our questions via this method. I could sense a young boy in the room and I told the guests to encourage him to answer.

After a while we could hear sensible responses to questions, so when someone asked “Where are we?” We all heard Colchester very clearly, then a few minutes later “High Street” and along with other names and when asking for the spirit to say one of our names, apart from my name we all heard “Jack” who was a sceptical guest and was hoping for some evidence, hopefully this will convince him a little.

I joined some of the group who had broken off from everyone else and joined them in another room where I asked for taps/knocks to be repeated. Since one of the guests was wearing a hearing enhancer she could easily hear the responses, whereas the rest of us hear something but could not say whether it was correct.

The second group of people to these rooms we concentrated on a couple of the rooms where the spirit box worked well and after a little wait the spirit started to answer our questions. I left the guests to experience this as the spirit in question asked that I leave the room. Whilst I was gone the guests had cupboard doors moving on command, being poked in the back and some very clear answers via the spirit box including people’s names.

In the shortened free time session, many of the guests continued with the activity that they were doing as the activity at this part of the night was impressive with just about anything that we asked the spirits to do, they achieved.

This was an exceptionally active night with lots of spirit activity; all the guests witnessed lots of physical paranormal activity and Ouija board sessions which were very interesting. Our six hour investigation flew by and we did not want to finish. We didn’t film this investigation which is a shame because it would have been interesting to watch, but this may have been a good thing as we often find that the events that we don’t film are more interesting than those that we do. We will be returning to this venue for another investigation and to use some of the rooms that we didn’t use this time around.

Steve
Psychic Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 31-5-2014 (Kym)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 31st May 2014
Colchester, Essex

Area: Rooms 9 & 10
Equipment: KII’s, Ghost Pro’s, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums, Glass Work, Sprit Box & Ovilus III

Group C – I started by showing the guests how to use the rods & pendulums – which to their surprise they started moving.  One guest in particular was amazed by the way his pendulum was moving.  He asked spirit to show him the movement for yes & no, and was able to identify it was a male spirit.  Others were getting movement too.  By asking spirit if they wanted to do some glasswork with us, the pendulums/rods were showing a yes.  Everyone all put their fingers on the glass and it started moving immediately.  With encouragement from guests the glass started moving stronger.  The spirit did not want to answer questions so instead just seemed to play with us.  The guests took it in turns to ask in their head (inc 2 guests not on the glass) for spirit to do something with the glass ie. draw a shape/letter/number, or move the glass to a particular place on the table.  Each time to everyone’s amazement the glass moved exactly how they asked.  They also took it in turns to remove their fingers off the glass until just one left, and the glass would still move.  They then placed their fingers on the glass nail side down – and it was still moving!  Twisting too at request.  I did want to find out which spirit was with us, and spirit confirmed it was Alice, and the other two spirits in the room were the Judge and his son, the son had accidently died in the hotel.  I also wanted the guests to stand in the small corridor joining rooms 9 & 10, with both the doors closed.  All hearing footsteps in room 9 and when checking no-one there.  Also two guests noticed whilst standing there, after their eyes adjusted and could see a little, it suddenly went very dark.  We did turn on the spirit box and “yes” was heard twice in response to a question.  Some guests were sensing where spirit were, and when taking photos of that area would capture light anomalies.

Group A – Again we started with the rods & pendulums, and many had movement.  We then tried some glasswork, and the glass started moving immediately.  Sprit confirmed again it was Alice, one of three spirits with us.  The glass was moving randomly across the table, again drawing shapes or letters that the guests were thinking.  The glass continued to move with fingers touching nail side down, and also with just one person left touching.  Then one guest with just her finger left on the glass felt her finger being moved on top of the glass.  We all watched in surprise as this happened.  Guests spent time in the corridor, hearing noises in room 9, and two guests whilst laying on the bed in room 9 heard a loud bang in that room.  Kerry (team) joined one guest in the corridor and they experienced various touches on their knee, wrist and face, with the last touch happening to both of them in the same place.

Group B – With the last group before the free sessions, again I started by showing the guests how to use the rods & pendulums.  They had some movement.  We then tried glasswork, and the glass was moving very differently – slow and unsure.  The spirit confirmed it was a boy.  With a lot of encouragement the glass moved to all four corners of the table as asked.  And then drew circles as requested.  Everyone did spend some time in the corridor and again footsteps and noises were heard in room 9, and when checking no-one was there.

During the free session I joined the last remaining guests and team in the cellar for a ‘human pendulum’.  Julie (guest) was a willing volunteer in the centre of the circle with Sue (team) directing.  This was amazing to see, spirit moving Julie forward for ‘yes’ and to her left for a ‘no’.  We established the spirit was a chef called Jacob who had died in a fire, which was started deliberately.  Some team & guests had experienced this spirit earlier in the night.  We all took it in turns to ask spirit questions.

A great end to a truly memorable night – looking forward to the next one at The Red Lion!

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 31-5-2014

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 31st May 2014
Colchester, Essex

This was our third visit to the Red Lion Hotel in 2014 and with different team members attending I was personally hoping for a different ghost hunt. My sessions however were much the same but to be honest I wasn’t expecting a change.

The cellar itself doesn’t change however the spirit that we have encountered here all seem to be from a particular period in history, this I find odd and unusual because there should be no reason for this.

The first group to the cellar we met a male spirit called George who was from the 1920s, very well dressed gentleman about 5’9” and aged in his 30s. Asking George to touch and move guests resulted in some very quick and unusual movements felt by the guests. Many of the guests were pushed in a circular motion or rocked gently from side to side. Some people were pushed down towards the floor and two guests found that their limbs didn’t work as expected, with one guest unable to move her knees and the other being made to lift one of her feet. This proved very funny with the people who weren’t being affected!

During the séance we all heard a number of noises that sounded unusual or unexplainable, considering I have held about twenty ghost hunts at the Red Lion Hotel, I know what most of the “normal” sounds are and what causes them. This sound however was different, it sounded very similar to someone opening a can of carbonated drink within the same room as us or discharging an old fashioned soda bottle. The soda bottle was more likely because the cellar had a few old bottles which were being sent for recycling, these old soda bottles had been in the cellar for many years, one of the members of staff said that they were in the cellar when they started working at the hotel, 16 years ago, was the spirit letting us know he was there by manipulating these?

The second group to the cellar we were joined by Michael a spirit who was 71 years old and someone that I have seen on several occasions, he is a very jovial character and likes to “play” but only with the right people. Unfortunately this group wasn’t the right group of people for this activity and whilst some people felt their arms being moved, others didn’t.

The third group to the cellar were the right people for Michael to play with and we were joined by Annabel who was wearing a Georgian style dress. Annabel was in her 20s. Plus George the spirit the first group met also joined us. Between the three spirits, although it was mostly Michael and George the guests were pushed, and pulled backwards, swayed and rocked as well as their arms being lifted and moved, mostly on command and several times the sensation and the feeling of being pulled down to the floor by our arms and hands.

This was another excellent ghost hunt with the majority of the guests having some form of paranormal encounter which they thoroughly enjoyed but couldn’t necessarily explain.

Steve
Psychic Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 12-4-2014 (Kym)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 12th April 2014
Colchester, Essex

Area: Rooms 9 & 10
Equipment: KII’s, Ghost Pro’s, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums, Glass Work

Group D – I started with explaining how to use the rods & pendulums and immediately we had lots of movement.  We then asked spirit to show movement for yes & no answers, and guests were then able to find out what spirits they had with them, one of them being a male.  Those people sitting on the bed felt the bed move, which has happened many times before in room 10.  They were also looking at the light showing through under the door from the hallway, and could see a shadow which appeared to be moving.  We were also hearing taps & creaks in a different places in the room.  We tried fingers on the glass to see if spirit wanted to communicate this way, and after a couple of short movements, the spirit did answer by moving the glass to yes to being a male, but then no more.  Then Ellen felt a touch on her face, looking to see if her friend’s hair had touched her, she was too far way but she had felt her hair being touched.  At the same time I saw a flash of white light on the bed behind them.  In this room there is a short corridor to room 9, and the guests took it in turns to stand here with both doors shut.  They had similar experiences; touches, with noises and creaks in that area, and what sounded like movement in room 9 – no-one was in there.  Also two guests had seen light coming from under the door, but then it disappeared and everything went very dark.  Annette (guest) who was sitting on the bed could feel herself being pushed back.

Group A – Started with rods & pendulums which moved immediately, guests then established their yes & no movements, and were able to ask spirit questions.  We tried the glass work – but only slight movement.  I then asked if anyone wanted to spend some time in the closed corridor, and the first two females after what seemed like less than a minute came rushing back out.  They had both seen a face in front up them – they described it as being a face lit up under moonlight.  The glass started moving around the table more, and answered yes to being male and a judge.  Asking if he had been the face in the corridor, he answered yes.  He then was unwilling to answer any more questions and just kept randomly moving the glass.  However when he wanted to answer a question he would take the glass to one person in particular, and would then reply to his questions.  We then realised our session had over-run by 10 mins and the glass returned to the centre of the table as if to say ‘goodbye’.

Group B – Again started with rods & pendulums, and one person in particular, Hannah, had lots of movement with her pendulum.  She was able to establish – sometimes with the pendulum answering yes or no, other times with thoughts in her head, the spirit was a boy age 7, called Percy.  He was the oldest of four, had a brother called Jack, and two sisters called Penny & Molly.  He lived in a house here before the hotel was built with his mother & father.  There was a garden with flowers, and he liked climbing trees, but had fallen out before.  His dad built houses, they had servants, and he didn’t like vegetables, but had birthday cake.  We asked for him to jump on the bed, but he said no, saying he had something wrong with his leg.  We asked how he passed, and he said he was poorly/sick, he had a bad head, and had died of a brain tumour.  During this session two guests stood in the corridor, and were very alarmed when they heard footsteps in room 9 and the door handle turn.  I suggested they go in that room, and whilst on the bed they saw the curtain move (no windows open and the radiator underneath was turned off) and they heard more noises around the room.

Group C – Starting with rods & pendulums we had lots of movement.  After establishing their yes & no’s, they asked if the spirit was Alice – yes.  Whilst talking to Alice two male guests went to stand in the corridor, but came out extremely shaken saying “have any of you been walking around in room 9”.  None of us had moved, and as it was now the free session I suggested they stay and experience the two rooms a little more.

A fab night as always at the Red Lion, until next time….

Kym
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 12-4-2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 12th April 2014
Colchester, Essex

This was our second visit to The Red Lion Hotel for 2014 and whilst we look forward to every visit we also hope that certain rooms that were active and productive for the guests will be just as active and productive, although on each visit we try to use parts of the hotel that guests haven’t visited before so that each ghost hunt here is different. This was one of those occasions where we used more of the hotel than we have in the past and because of the guest numbers there were four groups. As usual I chose the cellar because the level of activity here is predictable although the spirit that we encounter usually do something unique to the guests.

The first group we encountered a male spirit called Michael he was 71 years old and from 1850s, the guests we treated to lots of arm movement most of which was on command. Once people had got used to the arm movement Michael quickly progressed onto pushing people forwards and backwards and in some cases pushing or pulling people to the floor by their hands and arms. One guest (Lucy) was pushed to the floor face first, which she didn’t find unnerving more of a surprise, although it is hard to describe this as a pleasant surprise, nevertheless Lucy felt fine after the experience.

The second group to the cellar we encountered a different spirit called Archie, he was aged in his early 20s but also from 1850s although this spirit was an army soldier, there was also another spirit with us who I am going to call the Laughing Man because he didn’t tell me any details about himself but continuously laughed throughout the séance. Archie was able to move and lift some of the guests hands and arms and once those guests had got used to this sensation he pushed and swayed the guests.

The third group to the cellar we met another male spirit energy his name was Henry although would answer to Henry or Harry. He was 29 years old and once again from the mid nineteenth century. This spirit was much stronger and also showed me much more detail about himself. He was wearing a black suit with a purple lining, a top hat, held a cane and wore a pocket watch. He liked champagne and was what we would call a gentleman of leisure. Many guests felt cold spots as well as feeling strange breezes across their necks and shoulders and two guests felt a poke in the back. There was some arm movement but every time Henry tried to move someone there was some loud noise from the street (above us) which unnerved the guests and resulted in some screaming from the female members of the group. There was also another spirit in the tunnel part of the cellar but he did not interact with the guests.

The fourth group to the cellar had the most amount of activity, this I attribute to the majority of them being ghost hunters who have attended several ghost hunts with us and other paranormal companies. Henry once again joined us and within a matter of minutes was productively moving people’s hand and arms, not always in a comfortable way, but it was movement nonetheless. Henry was able to move the majority and twist their hands and arms up. Many times we were all dragged to floor by our arms as well as using hands and arms to mess up the hair of some of the female guests. Sometimes those on the floor Henry would also touch the guest’s shoes. Lights were seen in the other part of the cellar along with some odd noises (knocks and tapping) from within our room, some of these noises were in response to the noises that we asked the spirit to copy or repeat.

This was another excellent ghost hunt at The Red Lion Hotel and many guests had several paranormal occurrences which defied any logical or scientific explanation.

The event video can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqWQMrZeI7VQOeA9t-h7jcq3h9f_Ou1MM

Steve
Psychic Medium
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt – 27-12-2013 (Kym)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Red Lion Hotel ghost hunt 27th December 2013

Area: Bedrooms 6 & 7

Equipment: Ouija Table, Writing Planchette, Table Tipping, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums

With my first group we all started on Room 6, and all guests had an opportunity to try the rods & pendulums.  All were moving, to guests requests, and they swapped around to try both.  We then tried the writing planchette, but with only little movement I split the group.  Some stayed in room 6 and tried scrying in the mirror, whilst the others went to room 7 and tried the Ouija table.  The glass started moving, so we asked if spirit could try an experiment with us.  I had number cards, and I asked a guest to choose one card, not show to anyone including himself, and we asked spirit to take the glass to the matching number on the table.  We tried this three times, and although the glass moved to numbers, close sometimes, but none were correct.  The spirit did confirm she was Alice who often visits us on the ghost hunts here.  In room 6, guests were seeing an older female in the mirror, wearing glasses, and with grey curly hair.  Back in room 7, the glass was continuing to move, and we were asking the spirit to take the glass to the oldest person, the youngest, the guest with a dog, and the guest with the most children – all were correct.  The glass seemed to move in often random ways, lots of twists and turns.  The guests also thought of shapes for the spirit to draw with the glass, and to their surprise it did.

With my second group we started in room 6 using the rods & pendulums.  After lots of movement, we tried the writing planchette but no movement this time.  Some guests went to room 7 to try the Ouija table, others stayed in room 6 to try scrying.  Changes were seen in the mirror by guests.  Room 7 – the glass started moving very quickly.  It spelt out the name Carly – which was the name of one of the guests on the table.  The spirit spelt his name as Nunc, from 1474, and was married to Carly in a previous life.  Asked if she was a good wife the glass moved first to no, then to yes.  They had 3 children – 2 boys and 1 girl.  They were married for 23 years.  We asked spirit to move the glass with only Carly’s finger on it, and it moved slightly twice.

With my third group we again started in room 6 with the rods & pendulums.  Lots of movement was experienced by all.  They tried the writing planchette, but no movement.  Then all went to room 7, and had slight movement from the glass at first.  After a while the glass moved faster, and kept moving to K & L.  This was one of the guest’s initials.  It then kept going to the word GO then the letter S – this was her dad’s initial – was the spirit telling her to visit her dad?  We then asked spirit to move the glass in rapid circles, asking the glass to stop & change direction several times, to which it always responded.

Now the free session, and with some guests saying they wanted to try some table tipping, I joined some guests in room 7 to try this.  After a very short while the table started creaking, and very gently lifted up one side, staying there until we asked the spirit to take the table back down.  When we asked for the table to be lifted again, it very gently lifted up and held the table in place again.  At this point Steve (medium) came in and told us we had the spirit of Margaret with us, she had been a school teacher in life.  Asking if she had done table tipping before, she said yes at Kelvedon Hatch with another ghost hunting group.  With a lot of encouragement Margaret was able to move the table to our request, lifting, twisting, spinning, changing direction always at our request.

A fab end to the night – and 2013!

Kym McMillan
Paranormal Investigator
Ghost Hunt Events
http://www.ghosthuntevents.co.uk/

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