Thetford Priory is a Cluniac monastic house in Thetford, Norfolk, and is one of the most important East Anglian monasteries, Thetford Priory was founded in 1103 by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, and dedicated to Our Lady. In the 13th century, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a vision to locals requesting the addition to the site of a Lady Chapel. During its construction, the old statue of her on the site was discovered to have a hollow in its head concealing saints’ relics, and became a magnet for pilgrims.
Its ruins (including the lower walls of the church and cloister, along with the impressive shell of the priors’ lodging and, reached by a pathway from the main site, an almost complete 14th-century gatehouse) are open to the public as an English Heritage Site.
The Ruins are said to be very haunted, and was also featured in the television series ‘Ghosthunters’. The most famous sighting occurred in 1987 when Christian Jensen-Romer (age 18) and three of his friends watched through an archway as a monk descended some stairs. When they approached, the monk and the stairs they were no longer there. The teens went cold when approaching the figure and one threw up in fear. There has been countless other sightings ever since.
Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century country house in North Norfolk, maintained by the National Trust. The house is noted for its Jacobean architecture and Georgian interior.
William Windham inherited the Hall in 1749. In 1809 a fire broke out in a friend’s London library. William couldn’t bear to see the books burn and risked his life rescuing precious volumes. He was badly injured in the flames and died a few weeks later. But his ghost is still seen in the library at Felbrigg catching up on his reading. Staff and volunteers report seeing William sitting at the library table or relaxing in a library chair.
If you visit, you will find a large photograph hanging on the wall in one of the rooms downstairs. It is a photograph taken showing a ghost on the landing just outside the Library. A young woman stands with her mouth open in shock, her book and candlestick dropped in fear at the sight of the spectre by the panelled door, a shadowy figure whose face is cloaked by fabric and who appears to be pointing towards the woman on the stairs. The women in the photograph are Gertrude and Marion Ketton, the shocked woman is thought to be Gertrude, the ‘ghost’ being her sister. It’s thought the picture was taken in the 1870s or 1880s and within years, both sisters were dead. Some believe they had been poisoned by the toxic wallpaper which covered the attic: arsenic was a key ingredient in the shade Paris Green, a Victorian pigment which was fashionable at the time and often used in inks and textile dyes.
Dated to about 1400, this was a fortress to stop rabbits. After being reintroduced by the Normans, rabbits became a luxury item in 15th-century. They were prized for both their meat and fur. Landowners feared armed bands of violent bunny poachers so much they constructed impenetrable lodges and employed a resident “warrener” to tend to and defend their precious fluffy-tailed resource.
With three-foot thick walls, defensive arrow slits, and once-barred windows, it’s a testament to the value landowners and poachers alike once attributed to rabbits. Inevitably, the intrinsic value of rabbits fell as the captive critters escaped their guardians and bred, as they do, in the wider countryside. Most warren lodges were abandoned by the 18th century. However, Thetford Warren Lodge was in continuous use as a place to store and dry rabbit skins until it was damaged by fire in 1935. Its late survival is thanks to the sandy soil of the Breckland, which is not well suited for commercial agriculture. Rabbits and flint remained the lifeblood of the local economy until the 20th century.
Legend has it that a giant spectral white rabbit with glowing red eyes haunts this place. According to documented history, this horror bunny foretells the impending doom of all who see it. In addition to the supernatural bunny, the lodge was once a leper’s house, and is haunted by the ghost of a man.
Reported as the most haunted place in Suffolk, this is certainly an amazing place to explore and full of ghostly tales and sightings. There are a large number of spirits said to occupy the fort, and many a visitor reports being touched, difficulty breathing, hearing strange noises and even seeing apparitions.
Their staff have become used to the activity there, one ticket officer thrown into the middle of the tunnel. The room being empty, but the fort has many areas with paranormal activity.
The Holland Bastion has a ghostly musketeer which was seen during the Second World War, walking from the fort towards the current day right battery. Soldiers at the time weren’t keen to patrol that part of the building. Dogs behave very strangely there even today.
The Chapel Bastion is haunted by a plague victim who died in 1770, imprisoned because he brought back a plague from India and was locked in to stop him spreading the disease. One of the most famous tales is of a family from the 95th Rifles re-enactment group, who were staying overnight in the Chapel Bastion. They were woken twice in the early hours several years ago by the sound of a woman moaning and muttering in a foreign language but found no-one.
There is said to be a Portuguese woman ghost whose paymaster sergeant husband was executed by firing squad for leaving the fort without permission. ? He’d done so to protest her innocence after she was accused of stealing a lace handkerchief.
Other sightings include the image of a sailor looking out of a top window visible from the road, strange lights, the sensation of being pushed on the top floors, a spectral stallion seen during the Second World War and even some phantom steps. Another, hanged himself from a hook in the magazine corridor ceiling, which can still be seen.
The Swan Hotel sits in the beautiful Suffolk countryside between Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. The hotel itself has received a Four Star AA rating. During the 19th Century, the hotel was a popular coaching inn. A housekeeper who once lived their back fell pregnant out of wedlock. The baby’s father was happy to marry the lady under the circumstances and promised to look after them both. However, on the wedding day the gentleman had second thoughts and left the pregnant lady standing at the altar. It is said that after that she became inconsolable and very depressed. What is now room 7 in the Swan Hotel was once the housekeeping quarters, and it is said that the poor woman was found hanging in this room by one of the Inn’s workers.
Her ghost is experienced by many who stay in this room, even despite of the fact the room has been refurbished several times. As well as many sightings by guests, strange sounds, impresses of someone sitting on the bed, feet being ticked, one of the hotel security guards also came into contact with her one night and was terrified running away as fast as he could.
The Red Lion Hotel, is a 15th century coaching inn, built in 1465 in Colchester. Colchester of course is the UK’s oldest recorded town. This historical building still has its original Tudor features, and wooden beams throughout, as well as the original rooms. Such is its historical importance, the inn is now a Grade I listed building.
The Red Lion Hotel has a history rich in documented paranormal activity.
Three main spirits occupy the hotel. Alice Catherine Millar is the most famous, who was murdered in the hotel in 1638. There have been reports of her ghost as far back as the 1800’s. Her ghost was so terrifying to the owner of the inn back then, he had the door to her old room bricked up. It may have also been the room in which she was murdered. He had hoped that blocking the door to her old room would put a stop to the haunting, but it failed. Alice continued to haunt the inn, and still does to this day.
Guests and staff over the years has reported seeing Alice’s apparition mostly in room’s 5, 6, and 10. She has also been seen in the kitchen, and walking to her old room and through the blocked wall where her door once stood. On one occasion, the assistant manager was asleep in his room when he was suddenly awoken in the middle of the night from what he said felt like a strong bolt of electricity through his body. As he gazed around the room, he saw an old rocking chair begin to rock back and forward. To his amazement he witnessed a woman slowly appear on the chair. She then spoke to him and asked if he was alright. When he answered yes, she disappeared.
Also at the Inn, is a hooded monk whom is mostly seen during the early hours. Often witnessed around reception and the corridors. He’s believed to be the ghost of a monk who died in a fire at the inn several hundred years ago. He is reported to have been trying to save some children that were in his care when he himself perished.
The third ghost at the hotel is of a small boy. He has been seen numerous times in the parliament room, and mostly by children. He has been caught several times appearing in photos taken by guests too.
Let’s roll the clock back to April 2010 when an idea was born. Back then, we wasn’t known as E.A.P.I. but the concept was there. Like most paranormal teams we started out as a group of friends with the same passion. As a team we would go to supposed haunted locations mainly out door locations such as Sparrows Nest in Lowestoft. As a team we was homing our skills and working as one unit. Then out of the blue we started was getting contacted by people asking us to investigate their homes. (private investigations). Yes the team had many years experiences between them but this was an entirely different experience. We was now being trusted and this was a big change for us. Unfortunately like most teams, we all wanted to take the group in different directions through different views and opinions which can only be expected in any newly formed group. So the team as it was back then, was dissolved and in 2014 Gary and Sharon formed what you all know now as E.A.P.I. Once again it was back to outdoor locations creating a team that could work as one unit. With Gary’s passion and Sharon’s drive it wasn’t long before E.A.P.I. was being asked to do public events.
Wow public events, yet any other big step for us all at E.A.P.I. Throughout the years E.A.P.I. have had the honour of working alongside some of the best within the paranormal field. Also the honour of picking up paranormal awards along the way. We’ve also as a team worked with some great people that have brought different ideas to the group. So on closing Gary and Sharon would like to thank team members past and present for their contribution in making E.A.P.I. what it is today. Also to all the special guests that have given their time to attend our public events. Last but not LEST is a big thank you to all you people that have attended our public events and supported us for these 10 years. This story hasn’t ended and still continues, so here is the future to E.A.P.I. Gary and Sharon Founders of E.A.P.I.
As we say farewell to 2019, we would like to take this opportunity to look back, and reflect on what has been an incredible year for EAPI. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate these achievements than the announcement that the Paranormal Society World Awards had given the ‘Best Event’ Award to EAPI. We are so grateful for each and every one of you who helped make this happen. EAPI prides itself on running ‘Real’ investigations which are not manipulated in anyway, and ensure that all participates are fully involved, respected and given input into all investigations whilst keeping prices and numbers as low as possible to only cover costs.
Whilst EAPI strongly believes in running traditional ways of running paranormal investigations, using our senses, feelings with classic Victorian proven methods, we also understand that people love technology and gadgets. Whilst we would never rely on such technology or assume anything paranormal with them, we also recognise their great importance in providing supporting evidence. Where human senses and technology are combined, together, they can greatly improve evidence to any paranormal activity.
So with this in mind, EAPI wanted to also be at the cutting edge. We have invested heavily in brand new equipment and surveillance systems, this was only possible through our affiliation with UKGE who we are very grateful for provided donations to take EAPI to the next level. Some equipment such as the SLS Kinect camera system will be tested for the first time by EAPI, at next year’s events.
As you all know, EAPI never and has never been run as a profit making venture, in fact, as a non-profit group EAPI often ends up running events at a loss with its owners. Gary and Sharon have quite simply only ever run the group for Love, and to encourage others to get into this fascinating field. Therefore on the announcing they had won a second award ‘Best Duo’, sent an electric charge of emotions down our spines. Thank you! Just Simply Thank you for supporting us during 2019. We hope you are as excited as we are for 2020.
Letheringham Water Mill in Woodbridge has a dark history and has been studied by a number of paranormal investigators. Whilst looking picturesque and used on the cover of many postcards, a terrible double murder took place. In 1698, the mill owner and his son, John Bullard, were left hog tied to a beam in the mill, after being butchered by an Axe. The following year, Jonas Snell was hanged for their murder.
Not only is the mill reported as haunted, and strange paranormal activity exists, but the woods were Jonas Snell was hanged known as Potsford Wood gibbet, is also very active. Many people reported that they have turned to find a mysterious figure in black standing behind them, and are horrified to see that beneath its dark cloak there is nothing more than a grimacing, hollow – eyed skull staring at them; this has been reported at night as well as day. The woods was a infamous hanging site, with Jonas Snell being the last person executed there.
The Redoubt was built between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of Napoleonic invasion. It was part of the scheme that included the construction of 29 Martello Towers on the East Anglian coast. The Redoubt is of circular shape, approximately 200 ft in diameter, with a central parade ground of 85 ft diameter. Hoists lifted shells from the lower level to the gun emplacements. It is similar in design to earlier redoubts at Dymchurch and Eastbourne.
Though difficult to imagine as it is now surrounded by houses, when the Redoubt was built it was on a hill top with free views in all directions. A house was demolished to make way for the Redoubt, and a large elm tree – used by ships as a navigational mark – was also removed. It is said that French prisoners of war were made to help in the construction.
One of the most haunted locations in Essex, the fort is home to a number of spirits.. Apparitions have been seen through the windows and unexplained footsteps have been heard. Some people have even reported being touched by unseen hands.
It is reported that in 1972 a soldier was decapitated by a cable attached to a 12-ton cannon which broke under the strain. The soldier has been reported to be walking within the grounds of the fort headless and sometimes with his head tucked under his arms.
Other apparitions and been seen and mysterious noises, hot and cold spots have all been documented.
Framlingham Castle is a castle in the market town of Framlingham in Suffolk in England. An early motte and bailey or ringwork Norman castle was built on the Framlingham site by 1148, but this was destroyed by Henry II of England in the aftermath of the revolt of 1173–4. Its replacement, constructed by Roger Bigod, the Earl of Norfolk, was unusual for the time in having no central keep, but instead using a curtain wall with thirteen mural towers to defend the centre of the castle. Despite this, the castle was successfully taken by King John in 1216 after a short siege. By the end of the 13th century, Framlingham had become a luxurious home, surrounded by extensive parkland used for hunting.
The castle has given rise to some very strange stories indeed – chilling tales of mysterious faces, ghostly footsteps and disembodied screams, heard by staff echoing through the castle’s downstairs rooms. As recently as the summer of 2013, reports of children’s voices coming from the empty courtyard have been made, with many visitors saying that it sounded as though they were playing.
Orford Castle (AKA The Fortress of the Dead) is a castle in the village of Orford, Suffolk, with views over the Orford Ness. It was built between 1165 and 1173 by Henry II of England to consolidate royal power in the region. The well-preserved keep, described by historian R. Allen Brown as “one of the most remarkable keeps in England”, is of a unique design and probably based on Byzantine architecture. The keep still stands among the earth-covered remains of the outer fortifications.
The chapel in Orford Castle is directly above the shop where staff have heard the sound of heavy footsteps walking on the floor above, as if someone is pacing backwards and forwards. They believe they are those of Philip Wimar, the Chaplain of the chapel. On the main spiral staircase staff and visitors have smelled ale. The smell doesn’t linger and tends to have already disappeared by the time another member of staff is sent to check it out.
Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire was abandoned by its builders in the middle of construction, leaving behind a building that appears complete from the outside, but with floors, plaster and whole rooms missing inside. It has remained in this state since the mid-1870s.
The mansion’s creator William Leigh bought the Woodchester Park estate for £100,000 in 1854, demolishing an existing house on the site known as “Spring Park”, which had been home to the Ducie family.
It is a Gothic masterpiece, with sinister and oppressive spirits said to haunt its dark corridors. Reported activity includes EVP recordings, extreme temperature fluctuations and even apparitions.
Weeting Castle is a rare surviving example of a grand 12th-century manor house, and a typical example of an East Anglian ‘great house’. The castle was built by Hugh de Plais in about 1180. It was the home of the de Plais family until the late 14th century, when the property passed by marriage to the Howards, Earls of Norfolk and was subsequently abandoned.
This location is fantastic for capturing EVPs as well as hearing strange footsteps and other unusual sounds.
THE HAUNTED MOAT
In 1078 the castle was forfeited to the Crown and in 1100 granted to the de Redvers family, who built most of the imposing fortress that is visible today.
In 1647 Charles 1st became a prisoner at Carisbrooke Castle, his liberties restricted to recreational walks along its walls, and games of bowls on the old barbican outside the castle, which was specially converted for the purpose.
Meanwhile, the Kings friends were making efforts to enable his escape.
On the first occasion, the attempt failed because the King could not force himself between the iron bars of his window.
A second attempt was planned for 28th May 1648 when the King, having acquired nitric acid, endeavoured to cut through the bars and make a break for freedom.
But Colonel Hammond, the governor of the castle, learnt of the plan and came to see the king where he informed him “I am come to take leave of your majesty, for I hear you are going away…” Charles infact remained at Carisbrooke until September 1648 when he was moved to Newport and returned to London on 30th of November.
He was executed on 30th January 1649.
After his death his son, Prince Henry, and daughter Princess Elizabeth were sent to Carisbrooke Castle.
Shortly after their arrival, the fourteen-year-old Elizabeth was found dead, her face resting on the Bible, which had been her fathers last gift to her.
It is with these tragic memories of the House of Stuart that the history of Carisbrooke Castle closes.
For although it is still the residence of the Governor of the Isle of Wight, no other events of such historical importance have occurred here.
The moat appears to be one of the most haunted parts of the castle and a “grey lady” and “huge man in a long white gown” have been seen here.
One woman who was strolling around the moat of Carrisbrooke Castle was even approached by a young man in a leather jerkin, who talked to her for several minutes and then, rather rudely, disappeared without finishing the conversation.
It’s ruins are said to be plagued by supernatural forces
Mysterious lights have been spotted at the friary, thought by some to be the strange Hobby Lanterns, dancing lights which would try to lure people towards the edge of the nearby cliffs to a watery end. The Hobby Lanterns are most often spotted in the darkest part of the night between Michaelmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Terrified witnesses have also reported seeing ghostly monks wandering around the ruined remains, their long-dead chants carrying across the field on the wind, while others have reported that the spectral figure of a man, striding along in angry search of his adulterous wife who ran away with her lover.
Poppadom Paranormal 2
E.A.P.I. social event poppadom paranormal 2 at Rougham Control Tower was a big success. With guest and team members socialising all night this event was different to our normal events, as everybody really had “FREE TIME”. So this makes it hard to write up a report for the night.
It was more a time where Gary and Sharon could talk to guest getting their feedback, answering any questions and getting suggestions on where E.A.P.I. could possible improve their events in the future.
Also on the Monday our evidence computer that we have our CCTV film put onto crashed and we are waiting for it to be returned. Once we get it back we will go through the footage as quickly as possible. If any evidence has been captured it will be posted on the website as normal.
It’s that time of year again where we end what has been another amazing year with our final EAPI event for 2019. Unlike our other events, this special “Poppadom Paranormal Social Night”, is our way of saying thank you to all our guests and team leaders who have helped and supported us during 2019.
This special night enables everyone to enjoy a curry, investigate Rougham Control Tower, whilst having the time to catch up with old friends and make new friends. This is the ONE night that Gary and Sharon have the time to sit and chat to guests, gather feedback, suggestions for next year, and have a good old catchup about anything you like, one big family, one special night.
EAPI, Gary and Sharon really enjoy this opportunity to pause, take note of 2019, before the heavy workload sets in during 2020, planning for what we are aiming to be the biggest year for EAPI ever.
All that’s left to say is a big thank you to all the guests that attended our events this year, and we hope you all had a great time. We can’t wait to see you all next year.
Village Church Farm, Skegness
Site Investigation V
Report ID #2019CHF001
Visit: 12th Oct Sept 2019, 20:00-02:00
Report dated: 19th Oct 2019, last updated 19th Oct 2019
Written by Alister Cruickshanks and Alison Cruickshanks
Locality photos: Alister and Alison Cruickshanks
Team leaders present: Gary Bradfield, Sharon Bradfield, Alison Cruickshanks, Alister Cruickshanks with special guest Tom Warrington.
EAPI conducted their fifth visit to The Village Church Farm, Skegness. The Village Church Farm, formerly known as Church Farm Museum, is an open-air museum of local and agricultural history near Skegness, Lincolnshire, there are a number of traditional indigenous buildings including stables, workshops and a war museum but the two main areas EAPI are interested in are;
Farmhouse – The building is dated around 1760 with 19th century additions. It has been furnished to the period 1900-1910. The kitchen retains a working coal fire range where baking is regularly demonstrated. Rooms such the pantry, parlour, nursery and bedroom are set out as if the occupier has just stepped outside for a moment. It all contributes towards that “lived-in” feeling that makes visitors feel so at home when they explore Church Farm.
Withern Cottage – An example of a Lincolnshire “mud and Stud” thatched cottage. It was moved from the nearby village of Withern, re-erected on site and opened in 1982. It is simply furnished to give an insight to the living conditions of an agricultural labourer in the late eighteenth century.
Ganzeld Experiment: The ganzfeld was originally introduced into experimental psychology due to the experiments of the German psychologist Wolfgang Metzger (1899–1979) on the perception of a homogenous visual field. In the early 1970s, Charles Honorton had been investigating ESP and dreams at the Maimonides Medical Center and began using the ganzfeld technique to achieve a state of sensory deprivation in which he hypothesised that psi could work. Honorton believed that by reducing the ordinary sensory input, psi conductive states may be enhanced and psi-mediated information could be transmitted.
EAPI last used this in 2018 with some excellent results, so wanted to repeat this at a new location. Gary and Alister conducted a series of controlled tests with volunteers whom had to sign waivers (due to the exposure to strobe lighting). Each volunteer sat with either a special mask made with a ping pong ball cut in half, or glass frosted swimming goggles. The purpose of these is to defuse light and avoid causing eye issues. Each person then had a set of headphones where the sound was checked and white noise was played. The lights were turned off, and each person was subjected to strobe lightning. The aim of the experiment was to see how people reacted and what they saw. Confusing the mind with white noise and strobe lighting, causes part of the mind to turn off, and the sub-conscious takes over.
One word to describe how you felt;
What happened (including anything visual, sounds and feelings)
|1||I saw a young boy, approx. 10-13 yrs old in 1940’s or 1950s clothes, grey shorts or patterned tank top running down a slope and happy and a dark hooded figure stood near him. That added after a while and I felt I was going down a long tunnel.|
|2||Felt like I was looking at the sky on a warm summers day thinking of my loved ones who have passed. No sounds, no fear, just relaxed,|
|3||Saw shape like shadows mainly on the left side, no sounds, relaxed|
|4||Felt like someone was stood behind me. Not so much visual but could smell a musty aroma.|
Conclusion: We find it interesting the wide range of experiences. There was no musty aroma we could identify near the experiment but since nothing correlated, we could make no conclusions other than possibly some of this was likely phycological.
Sand Pendulum Experiment: EAPI setup two sand pendulums each with an Infra-Red Camera to monitor them, one in the main bedroom of the Farmhouse and the second in the White Cottage. We hoped to follow up on the strange sand pattern we saw at The Row Houses.
Conclusion: The Sand Pendulums did not move, nor did the cameras capture anything of interest.
Psychic writing session: Alison lead this session with support from Gary and thought we’d try something different with the Psychic writing by bringing an old typewriter in to the equation, hoping it would bring some results, but sadly not much was concluded with this. Everyone else had paper and pencil at hand. We had names appear more than once such as ‘Henry’ and certain emotional words such as ‘anger’. One of the guests said they had an image in their head that looked like scrooge and one of our team members had actually drawn a similar image, bearing in mind this was done in the dark and sat away from each other.
Toy Car and Scrabble Experiment: EAPI setup a toy car experiment whereby the front and back of the car was drawn with a line on white paper. This was placed in the child’s room.
EAPI also setup some scrabble pieces taking a before a after photo.
Conclusion: Neither the car nor scrabble pieces moves
Old Coin Experiment: EAPI drew round some old coins on a piece of paper and took a before and after photo. At the time, Tom and another guest said that they believed the coins had moved and nobody had touched them whilst in the room.
Conclusion: The two photos were taken at completely different angels, making it very hard to judge if the coins had moved. In our opinion, they had not. The two coins which looks like it had moved looks in the same position as started.
Psychic writing session: Alison led this session with support from Sharon.
After doing some calling out in the War room, they decided to do some psychic writing. There was a brief explanation of how this works and what we hoped to achieve from it. After the guests were ready with their pencils and paper, Alison started to call out to the spirits, after a while we felt a strong presences in the war room. We gathered up the results and came to find that two guests had written similar answers to the questions “how old were you when you passed? And “how many spirits in the room”? Both guests, bearing in mind were sitting in the dark and away from one another both wrote “17yrs old” and that there were “two spirits” in the room at that time.
Conclusion: It was found very interesting that we had similar results from two of our guests with the same answer. They were sat away from each other and in the dark. However, since none of the other guests had similar results, we cannot conclude anything other than it was a coincidence that they wrote the same.
Free hand Ouija board: EAPI tried the new, free standing Ouija board. Members placed their hands on the copper plates around the edge of the bowl to build energy and called out to spirits to use their energy. The bowl is new and we believe will take considerable time to build energy and maybe be many events before it moves on its own accord. Members and team leaders Alister and Alison did witness the hands wobble in the middle.
Crystal Ball and Séance: Gary lead a Victorian Séance and Crystal ball session in the main farm building dining room. Several members and team leaders had the feeling of presence.
During the Séance, Gary and a few others noticed the lamp shade was moving and became more intend after everyone tried to encourage the spirit to move the lamp shade.
Conclusion: This was concluded to be caused by the candles which were right underneath. The fabric lamp shade was shaped in a way that narrows at the top, capturing just like a hot air balloon.
After the Séance, Sarah called out trying to get a reaction to candles and table movement. The candles did indeed seem to ‘dance’ and ‘flicker’ on the reply to questions
Conclusion: EAPI team investigators noticed that the delay from question to flicker was typical of a candle reaction from a breeze. We were all sitting round the candles. The candles seem to ‘respond’ on every question, so EAPI are putting this down to air movement from speaking those questions.
Shortly after, we had a unpaid member of the public enter the building. Gary and Sharon left the room to investigate. Suddenly we started to get the table ‘vibrating’. This table is a very old heavy table which would be hard to accidentally move. We asked the spirit, whom we felt was a boy, to move the table. Moving our hands under the table cloth on the wood surface confirmed without doubt the table was vibrating significantly for multiple guests to witness.
Conclusion: This occurred when Gary and Sharon were out of the room dealing with public campers who tried to join in on this event. In amongst the excitement, the remaining two EAPI team members failed to check under the table to check guests were not shaking (either accidentally or deliberately) the table legs. Whilst interesting. We sadly cannot classify this as paranormal in anyway as basic safe guards were not put in place to check this.
Two distinct smells occurred during the investigation. The first was a very strong perfume smell in the dining room where we had the Séance and crystal ball session. Whilst almost everyone smelt this smell, it was later concluded after speaking to members of the team that this came from a nearby camper who decided to invite themselves into our event and whom later we had to polity ask to leave as this was a private event. As they walked past the two twice, it caused to periods of the strong smell to occur. Having spoken to team members to spoke to the two campers, we confirmed that it was the last who walked into the room that wore the same perfume.
The second smell, occurred in the White Cottage with Tom, Sharon and Guests. Tom and a couple of other guests said they smelt a very distinct smell of ‘Bees Wax’, this smell was said to be particularly strong and one which Tom mentioned on his radio show. Whilst we certainly have absolute faith that Tom and guests did indeed smell this aroma, Team leaders Sharon and Alison could not. EAPI’s own rules dictate that without a witness of at least one of our own team members along with at least two other guests, we sadly cannot say this was paranormal, but instead an interesting occurrence.
Near to the end of the night, a number of significant knocks were heard coming from the attic of the White Cottage. Whilst we cannot find any explanation for those sounds, we are not able to gain access to the roof area due to the floor being unable so therefore could not investigate these claims.
EAPI find it extremely fascinating that a large percentage of guests and all team leaders experienced severe lower back pain when in the Farm House. Many also had headaches. Those affected occurred both sitting or standing, with those who don’t normally have back pain. A number of guests also reported being ‘pushed’ and ‘touched’
Conclusion: Whilst such feelings experienced by multiple guests is statistically significant, they remain ‘personal experiences’. EAPI have no way to verify these claims so therefore cannot conclude as paranormal. What we would say is that an EMF sweep was conducted with no spikes that could cause such strange feelings in individual experiences.
Due to the distance of the white cottage and farmhouse, as well as thickness of walls, it was not possible to have live feed cameras in both locations at the same time. Therefore it was decided to focus entirely on the farmhouse. We did however have an infra-red portable cam in the cottage running mainly for the purpose of the sand pendulum, but of which also caught a wider area of view.
There was quite a number of interesting sections, both visual and audio, but after the full team analysed together, most of these things were ruled out to not be paranormal, these included, but are not limited to;
Table cloth movement – A section of video showed a slight movement of table cloth whilst nobody was in the cottage. This however was concluded to be a camera glitch with data interference that caused the image to ‘shift’ and split. Going through frame by frame showed a technical rather than paranormal cause.
Black board writing sound – In another section of video, a very odd ‘black board writing sound’ was heard. After we amplified, it sounded like a motorbike, as the end of the clip sounded like something changing gear. Whilst we don’t recall any outdoor sounds that were audible in the farm house, and whilst the bike sounded of a much lower frequency than normal, we have to rule this also out as natural.
Camera movement – Whilst in the child Bedroom, the camera seemed to shift and move for a brief movement, this coincided with guests and team leader Alister walking by. Looking frame by frame, the camera appeared to shift just before passing buy, indicted possibly that it wasn’t knocked as first thought. However, the camera also glitched at the same time, and coupled with the unstable flooring, we have concluded this to not be anything paranormal.
There was however two other sounds with EAPI cannot find a natural explanation at this present time for.
Possible EVP in farm house – Whilst watching the footage, a very strange voice was heard. This was during the talk by Tom, when nobody was anywhere near the Farm Building. Since everyone was accounted for and all staff were in the main café are some considerable distance from the farm house, we find it interesting this odd sound was captured. The possible EVP sounded like ‘Anne is here’ , ‘I am here’ or ‘Annie here’. The problem, is that amplifying distorted and exaggerated the sound and since we all had slightly different views, though the word ‘here’ was agreed upon, we cannot really give an absolute definite answer to what was said. If this was indeed an EVP, it was rated at Class C, so therefore cannot be trusted as confirmed. Despite this, we find it very interesting that Alison picked up on an ‘Anne’ earlier.
Strange ‘Exhale’ in Cottage – Whilst in the White Cottage, Tom and a few other guests heard a very strange bazaar sound, like a deep exhale. This was concluded as to not been made by anyone at the time. Tom believed evidence for this sound was lost due to his camera not recording. However we later identified this sound captured on the camera used filming the sand pendulum. We agree, this was a very odd sound and one which sounded like an Exhale.
Conclusion: EAPI find this sound intriguing. We cannot find a natural cause for this sound, but because guests were in the farm building, and there was talking close to this sound, we cannot rule as confirmed paranormal activity.
CCTV post analysis conclusion: There are a number of other potential EVPS caught on the videos which we are investigating and studying. EAPI will continue to study footage. Some 12 hours of video was recorded, so will require more time to go through.
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