We began the evening with a walk around the location starting on the upper level. We noticed a change in the energy as we walked through the room that led to the stage area.
As we made our way to the stage area one investigator could smell lavender and the energy of a female spirit and another investigator felt the presence of a male spirit who was observing us.
As we made our way down to the lower level a couple of investigators felt the presence of a man half way down the stairs and there was a cold spot in this location.
As we prepared to start the investigation the batteries drained on one of our Dictaphones (New batteries had been fitted only a few hours before as we pack our equipment for the event).
We decided to begin the investigation in the Main Hall on the upper floor.
As we made our way back upstairs two investigators were pushed on the stairs in the same area as a male presence had been felt earlier.
We decided to try Table tipping in the Main Hall, the table started to move almost immediately and some investigators felt sick.
The table moved in response to Yes/No questions and we were able to find out we were communicating with a female spirit who was connected to one of our team leaders.
We also had positioned a mag torch which was turned in the off position. Spirit can use energy from the torch or energy in the room to turn the torch on and off in response to questions.
The torch was placed on the stage away from all investigators and lit up and turned off in response to questions and on request.
While Table Tipping we seem to have caught an EVP, when one investigator asks, Does the spirit know who made handprints in the paint?(Staff had noticed small handprints on a couple of occasions on wet paint) we seem to have caught a response.
There were personal messages for investigators and after this period of activity we decided to have a short break.
After the break we set up some Trigger Objects, a cross and Victorian pennies which would have a night vision camera on them in case of movement.
We also set up a board with flour lightly sprinkled on it and a number of objects were placed in the flour by one of our investigators. Again this would be filmed on Night Vision Camera’s and could be monitored from the hub.
We decided to investigate the Boiler Room as it was a small enclosed room and we hoped that we would be able to build some energy here.
As soon as we were settled in this room two investigators felt a presence behind them and there was a drop in temperature.
Some investigators started to sway and one investigator felt that a male presence didn’t want any males in the room.
We decided to just have female investigators in the room to see if this would get a response from the male energy.
After the male investigators left, the presence of two young boys aged about 4 or 5 years old were picked up on by a couple of investigators. The names Toby and Ben and that the male presence may be a school master connected to the boys was given to two investigators.
Our mag torch lit and turned off on request and 2 taps were heard on a number of occasions when asked for.
It was time to move to another location.
We tried a short session of transfiguration (looking into a mirror through a red light and asking spirit to put their image over the investigator) During this session footsteps, and knocks were heard and shadows were seen.
We decided to take a short break and then return to this room for a session on our Ouija Table.
We were told on the Ouija Table that spirit were waiting to communicate with us upstairs in the Main Hall. As this was where our Lone Vigil was going to be we decided to begin the Lone Vigil straight away.
One investigator is chosen to sit on their own for a period of 15 minutes. They are given a K2 meter, Digital Thermometer and Dictaphone and a set of questions. They are encouraged to ask questions and ask for things to happen to them.
The rest of the group will watch the Lone Vigil from the lower floor on a monitor which is recording the Vigil on our Night Vision Cameras placed in front of the investigator.
Immediately the Lone Vigil started there was a lot of static on the cameras which meant we were unable to hear what the investigator was saying.
A team leader went back upstairs to try and correct this and on entering the room the sound became crystal clear downstairs.
The minute he made his way back downstairs the sound was again muffled by static, this happened on 3 further occasions, each time clearing when a team leader entered the room and the static returning when he left.
Could the spirits be waiting for the team leader to leave and then charge the air with static to affect our equipment?
The investigator was sat on the stage and during the Lone Vigil felt as if he was being watched from behind the stage curtain. He also saw a shadow move across the back of the stage.
Unfortunately no EVP’S were captured during the Lone Vigil.
As we had interesting activity during the Lone Vigil we decided to use our Ouija Table up on the stage. A male presence made himself known and noises were heard at the back of the room. A team leader had to check the doors on the lower level as the alarm was going off but everyone was upstairs on the stage.
We seem to have caught some kind of response on our Dictaphone as we used the Ouija Table but are unable to make out what is being said.
We decided to have a short break and then end the evening in a room at the back of the building, where we had set up our Seance Table.
As we walked into the Seance Room we all smelt a strange smell which had not been there earlier in the evening as we set up.
We joined hands and asked spirit to come close to us and give us a sign of their presence. We felt drops in temperature, tight feelings around our heads, hair was touched and pulled on a number of occasions and noises were heard around the room.
It was time to end the Seance as we had run out of time and it was time to end the investigation.
This was 12 Paranormal’s first investigation at this location and it did not disappoint.
We had good reactions with Table Tipping, Ouija Table, Investigators being affected, Mag Torch reaction on command, strange static on our Lone Vigil, footsteps heard and shadows seen and a couple of EVPs.
On this occasion our Trigger Objects did not move.
We will definitely be returning to this location later this year as we are sure there is more to be investigated in this wonderful and historic building.