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Toys Hill and Weardale Manor – 14th November 2014

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Toys Hill and Weardale Manor ghost hunt 14th November 2014
Toys Hill, nr Westerham, Kent

I don’t often write reports for our outdoor events as normally these are conducted between much larger events, where we have lots to write about. However this event was on par with an indoor event in terms of activity.
We started at the Manor site, lots of communication on our electronic equipment, a brother and sister aged about 7-8 years old running around.

One guests saw a mist rising not too far from where we were standing, it looked similar to smoke, but none of the group smoked. There was some mist in the distance, but it was a still night with virtually no wind.
I could sense Arthur, a Butler near to me, but he didn’t interfere or interact with the group, just watched.

After we moved from the Manor site into the woods, I set up the laser grid and one or two anomalies were seen. Some of the guests felt very uncomfortable, although there was no obvious reason for it apart from being a very still windless night. There was also more communication via the electronic gadgets.

I also turned on my Spirit Box (a device that scans the FM radio bands in reverse at 100ms). I started to ask simple questions like how many men in the group? The answer we heard on the Spirit box was three, which was correct. I then proceeded to ask more questions, each one in turn was answered correctly, even the place name; Toys Hill and November, plus names of the guests.

From this I decided to hold a séance to see if the guests could feel the physical presence of the spirits. It started with some light arm movement and people being pulled backwards. When I asked for a noise we all heard two footfalls from somewhere behind me (we were still all holding hands in the séance), this scared some people, then without any warning we all heard a very loud tree/branch cracking, to say this was unsettling would be an understatement!

Just about everyone was feeling a little jumpy, but I went off to investigate the branch/tree noise as I know the woods very well, but after walking a reasonable distance to where I thought the noise had emanated from, I saw nothing out of the ordinary, no trees or branches on the ground. So I returned to the group, who were all now scared out of their wits.

We left the woods by a different and quicker route than the way we entered, but saw and heard nothing. Back at the manor site, some people continued with the electronic communication but most wanted to leave, so we finished earlier than expected.

The Spirit Box session was one of the best I have ever had at this location, especially as just about everyone had their names spoken, the day, the month and the location and how many of us were present. It was truly brilliant. The noise in the woods was for me equally brilliant as I have never such a sound in this wood before. To top it off this was the last event at this location in 2014, hopefully when we return in 2015 we’ll have something else to report.

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Toys Hill and Weardale Manor – 3-11-2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Toys Hill and Weardale Manor ghost hunt 3rd November 2012

Toys Hill, Kent

We often find that this time of year is a better outdoor ghost hunt as there isn’t much noise outside, obviously being the weekend before Guy Fawkes we were treated to some interesting firework displays!

Our first session was under the trees where the manor house would have stood, this in the past has been the scene of quite a lot of activity and as usual there were high levels of EMF energy shown on our KII meters as well as some good communication via our other electronic equipment.

Some of the guests saw lights in the trees as well as shadows, these were not fireworks or car lights as they were too low to the ground. The shadows were unexplained although I have seen similar when holding previous ghost hunts at this location.

A couple of guests who had stayed with me under the trees (the rest had wandered off) felt a brush on their legs, they said that it had felt like a dog had brushed past them. This has also been reported here and one previous ghost hunt, we all heard the sound of a dog approaching.

After wandering deeper into the woods I stopped at a familiar area, as this has been the scene of so much activity on previous ghost hunts and held a séance here.

A male spirit energy called Daniel joined us, he gave his age as early 20s and the year as 1911. Daniel was easily able to move many of the guests arms, push them and generally sway them on the spot. Several guests also reported the feeling of people pulled downwards, and some were physically pulled downwards by their arms.

Dave (guest) was firstly pushed backwards, although I had noticed that he stood in front of a tree when we started and I am fairly sure he thought the same tree was behind him, but due to all the movement felt by the other guests, the tree was no longer directly behind Dave. So when he was pushed backwards he didn’t resist as he thought the tree would stop him from falling over, but he just missed the tree and fell over!

When Dave finally stood back up Daniel continued to push Dave until he fell face first into the mud which gave us all a good laugh! Whilst all this was going on some of the guests on the other side of the séance circle could hear footfalls and shadows behind them and asked that Carl (GHE Team member) go to investigate. As Carl was now opposite me and I could clearly see him, on my side of the circle we too heard the sound of footfalls behind us and the sound of twigs snapping, like someone had walked over the sticks. We also heard some heavy sounds, like something dropping from the trees or something heavy being dropped, but considering it wasn’t windy the source of this noise remains a mystery.

After we finished the Séance I turned on my Spirit Box (a device that scans the FM radio frequencies in reverse at 100ms) and then asking for spirit to say our names. Several times we heard the name “Carl” and “Tom” (Tom was one of the guests) and “Hartnoll” (Tom’s surname) plus “Tommy” and “Donna” (another guest). During this time there was high levels of EMF energy which could be seen by the guests on our KII meters.

After leaving this area of the woods and heading back to the site of the old Manor I held an EVP (Electronic voice phenomena) experiment to record ghost voices. There were many unexplained noises in the recording and several possible EVPs but only one which could easily be understood. You can hear that one at

Once again a very good ghost hunt and one in which many of the guests felt spirit energy in the form of a physical sensation, plus the added bonus of hearing their names called out on the Spirit Box.

Carl – Paranormal Investigator joined me from Ghost Hunt Events

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Toys hill and Weardale Manor ghost hunt – 7-10-2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Toys Hill near Westerham is the site of what was once Weardale Manor, a 145 roomed mansion sitting on a hill overlooking the Kent countryside.

It was a very gusty and cold night, but with some beautiful views of the night sky and moon. We made our way to the site of the Manor house, this is in the most exposed location, it is also the most active location and it didn’t take long for spirit to join us. The EMF activity started fairly quiet and then just as we had settled it really lit up and at the same time I had noticed a young male energy, who seemed to be dressed as a gardener come and join us. As soon as I pointed out where the Gardener chap was standing, one of the guests (Sam) felt immediately frightened, as she had thought that she had seen shadows in that direction and thus she crossed over to the other side of our small circle (we weren’t holding hands at the time, just standing in a circle). This energy was approximately 22 years old, fairly muscular and had a menacing look about him, although I believe this to be just a look not how he was. However Sam reported that she felt very uncomfortable when he was present.

Since it was so gusty noises were hard to hear however Nicky and I heard strange ticking noises that seem to emanate in the trees (pine) above us, what this noise was we have no idea, we heard it twice only.

Whilst we were standing quietly waiting for spirit to come forward (as it seemed they were cautious in approaching) all the guests could smell gas, like butane and then an older male energy made himself known to me, his name was Max and he stood about 5’9” in height and about 60yrs old. He was well dressed in a dark three piece suit and he told me that he was the head of the household, basically in charge of every staff member. He also informed me that the year he served in the house was 1908. Almost without warning Tabby (guest) started to run away and Nicky was following. When I asked why it was because Tabby heard a whisper in her ear and became frightened so she thought she would run! Nicky was running because Tabby was running!

After they calmed down and realised that what Tabby had just experienced was fairly unique and somewhat privileged the smell of gas returned and faded very quickly. I could not smell this and logically it could not have been carried on the wind because it was so gusty. I then asked spirit to repeat this smell (all the while I was holding my EMF metre) the lights on the EMF lit up almost instantly & then all the guests said that they could smell it again (I still could not). Sam commented that she thought it was the smell of something they smoked, and the lights on the EMF lit up then a waft of this strange smell came back. Whilst all this was going on Tabby and I heard some female mumbling noises further into the distance and Nicky also heard some “people” noises behind her, like walking and talking. Tabby also commented that she thought it sounded like someone walking their dog, but no-one ever arrived. It didn’t help when I commented that the direction of the noises was the very direction that we were about to walk towards!

I asked on several occasions for spirit to make a noise that we could hear, but alas we did not hear anything, then I thought that I would record the incident in case anything was recorded but due to environmental reasons we could not hear at the time. I also asked spirit to make the noise and then flash the lights on the EMF, this happened several times, although none of us heard anything at the time.

This is a response to one of my requests

Sam informed me later in the evening that she had heard a music box, no-one else had heard this.

By this time we were all feeling slightly chilly and I decided that a walk in the surrounding woods was in order, it would also take us out of the wind.

We walked in the direction of the Bat Tower which is an imposing tower which now houses bats, but since no-one really wanted to stand near this structure we kept walking into the woods to a place that I found very active when I visited back in August.

Whilst in this part of the woods which has some very old trees we all began taking photographs, as the energies around us seemed to be watching, the moon was also casting a shadow on the woods which also made it quite spooky however Nicky had an interesting photo of orbs all in a line seemingly getting closer to us, Tabby who hasn’t had a photograph of many orbs before was suddenly getting lots of orbs, most of these were looking ahead further down the path (where we hadn’t walked), one of which was extremely bright but well defined. Sam also had several interesting orb photos, one of which was a deep orange on top and white/grey below. It is the first time that I have seen a graduated orb photograph. I on the other hand took many photographs and none of them contained any interesting orbs or in fact anything other than woodland scenes at night.

We made our way around the circular path and started to climb a quite steep hill but stopped half way up as we all needed a break and my EMF metre was lit up “like a Christmas tree”. We were joined by a female energy who was in her early 20s and accompanied by her husband however her name was Antionette and she was French, she was unusually tall (I thought) about 5’10”, she gave me impression that they lived in the woods, as in their time, the 13th Century this whole area would have been a settlement. After asking several times for spirit to make a noise or give us a sign that they were still with us (as the EMF metre stopped flashing) we moved on.

We arrived back at the site of the mansion and the feeling at this location was different this time, we moved over to the area which I would imagine would have been the day rooms (looking out over the terrace) and it felt very serene and peaceful, however moving back under the pine trees where were had experienced so much before felt fairly normal (for the location) and the EMF metre flashed briefly, a cook by the name of Geraldine “popped in” she was in her early 50s but she didn’t seem interested in talking to me or interacting with the group.
We decided that it was too cold to continue and made our way back to our cars.

Once again a very interesting location and one which I will return to in warmer weather, as I feel that this location has much to offer on a night when it won’t be windy.

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