We began the investigation with a walk around the location and then made our way down to where the former dressing rooms were situated.
We began by asking out in a room at the far end of the corridor away from the stage area. We then decided to split into smaller groups, one group tried table tipping at the end of the corridor next to the stage area whilst others investigated some of the old dressing rooms on either side of the corridor.
The table moved slightly and we were getting reaction on our K2 meters when asked for.
The names Katie and Beatrice were picked up on in this area.
Some investigators were picking up on the presence of children and that this area may have been flooded at some point and that a man had hung himself in the stage area. There is also a story that a man hung himself in the Projection Room but we have been unable to verify this.
As it was the start of the night and there was only a small amount of activity in this area we decided to all move onto the upper level and investigate the old projection room.
We began by asking out, asking spirit to move objects in the room, touch one of us or let us hear their voice. We appear to have caught an EVP of a breath and also investigators heard what sounded like a conversation by the doorway not long after we entered the room.
We had good K2 responses in this area which seemed to be reacting to questions asked.
We tried table tipping in this area but it was very weak and some investigators felt that there was too many of us in the room and that some of us should go down to the room below the projection room.
After we split the group in two the table tipping became much stronger with only a few people present. A spirit named Arthur who has communicated with us on two previous investigations here was present as well as another spirit who was moving the table.
Room below the Projection room
A group of us spent some time in the room below the Projection room. We had lots of activity on our K2 meters, moving to yellow and then red when asked for.
A number of spirits were picked up on in this room, a small gentleman with dark hair and glasses who seemed to be searching for someone. A man who was tall and thin with grey hair about 60 years of age slightly stooped who was frightening a number of spirit children in the building. A lady who worked as an usherette who gave her name as Jane Anne, and a mime artist/clown.
As it was approaching midnight the groups joined together and made our way downstairs to celebrate the New Year.
After seeing in the New Year we decided to have our Lone Vigil.
One investigator was chosen to spend a period of 15 minutes alone in the Projection room with some of our equipment.
They were given a Dictaphone, Digital thermometer and a K2 meter and were encouraged to ask for things to happen to them.
The rest of the investigators were in an area below this room next to the old cinema seats (an investigator had earlier picked up on a man who sits in one of the seats in the 6th row who liked to watch what we were doing) and were watching the Lone Vigil on our Infrared cameras.
Nothing of any significance seemed to happen during the Lone Vigil apart from a little movement on the K2 meter and a small light appeared in the corner of the room. However on listening back to the dictaphones the following day we seem to hear a response.
After the Lone Vigil we again split up into smaller groups depending on which area investigators were drawn to.
One group stayed in the Projection room where the table tipped in response to questions. The names William and Mary were picked up on and a child about 3 or 4 years of age. The temperature dropped around the table as cold breezes were felt on investigators hands.
Shadows were seen on three occasions, one in the doorway and two moving quickly behind an investigator at the table and immediately after this the table tilted strongly.
We also seem to have caught an EVP in response to a question.
One group of investigators tried a Ouija Board session on the stage area. The energy was quite weak but they managed to find out that they were communicating with a little boy called Benjamin who was 6 years old and his mother was connected to the building when it was a theatre.
There were temperature drops as the Ouija Board session continued and one investigator saw what looked like a mist at the back of the stage.
A group of investigators decided to investigate the stairwell area and a room used for storage. As they were making their way through this room both doors at the opposite end opened and closed and when an investigator went to check who was there she could find no-one as everyone else was in a different part of the building.
A small group of investigators tried a Franks Box session in this area but on this occasion we did not get anything of significance.
A group of investigators decided to hold a seance on the stage area. We held hands around the table and asked for spirit to communicate with us.
After a period of time with very little happening we decided to finish the evening in the Projection Room with a Ouija Board session.
Projection Room (Ouija Table)
We began by asking spirit to communicate with us by using our Ouija Table. This is a table we have adapted to use as a Ouija Board as we have found that not all spirits are comfortable using a traditional Ouija Board and prefer to use the table.
We made contact with a little boy who told us his name was Fred and he was 8 years old.
When we asked him what year it was for him he replied, 1947 he also said that Arthur the spirit who we have communicated with on previous occasions at this location was taking care of him.
A couple of investigators decided to try glass divination in the ladies toilets as we have had good activity before in other locations in this area.
A group of 6 dancers came through who said they had danced at the Princes Theatre and still liked to visit the building because of all the happy memories they had.
It was now time to bring the evening to a close.
This is our 3rd visit to this location and we have enjoyed every visit.
K2 activity was good, we had table tipping and some information came through on our Ouija Table.
We felt the presence of spirits both male and female and a number of children.
Shadows were seen, voices were heard and we have a few EVPs from the Projection Room which has always proved to be the most active location.
12 Paranormal look forward to returning to Beach Bingo later this year.
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