Pocklington 4th March 2005 Hotel upstairs storeroom. Investigation
team Richard, Cheryl, John, Brenda, Mikey and Mick. Investigation
started Midnight. Mick and Brenda in store room other members
in larger room. Brenda thought some one had pulled her hair
as soon as she entered the room. Mikey set of the alarm
with his camera so we knew the sensor was working. We set
up trigger objects in both rooms including sensor alarms
beam barriers and EVP recorder. All members started picking
up on activity as soon as they entered the room. Brenda
started picking up on a entity in the small room felt has
though some one was pressing down on her chest. The other
team witnessed a flash of light near the top of the ceiling.
Brenda felt cold around her even though the temperature
was constant. Movement was witnessed by the other team around
the ceiling area. While in the smaller of the two rooms
Brenda saw a swirling shadow move across the room. Using
the infrared nigh vision equipment I was unable to see what
Brenda could see. Brenda thought the entity was a female
moving around and but disappeared when I entered the room.
Brenda thought the person had possibly been strangled and
the pushed down stairs. She had the impression that she
had hands around her throat, being pregnant and shoved down
the stairs. She described the girl has having dark brown
hair and being 20 to 30 years old. She all so picked up
on a gentleman in the room and that the female was pleading
with this man because she had her child. The man came from
the big house from this area possibly a manor house. The
man was described as towering above the female at this point
Brenda became very emotional due to picking up on the female
at this point. He was tall wearing grey breaches and white
stockings quite tall around 6 foot she was around 5 foot,
He was cursing her and hitting her while she was begging
him and pleading to him. Brenda also witnessed him lifting
her by the throat while they are arguing .Brenda believed
the girl was quite well educated and liked to read. She
believed her name to be Charlotte very pretty and bright
the man was thought to be a gentleman with money. The female
actually looked taller than she was. During viewing the
footage we got a lot of interference on the sound from the
camera which we couldn’t explain. All through the
first part of the investigation the team witnessed shadows
and lights. The child belonged to the gentleman and he no
longer wanted her now she was pregnant. We had strange readings
around Brenda’s throat with the EMF Meter, and got
a few Orb’s on video in the small store room. When
we went for a coffee break and left the camera running and
the room was empty we picked up the faint sound of someone
whistling. During the coffee break I conducted a second
base line test the Emf readings had got higher and the temperature
had dropped 2 deg. While sat in the room on my own while
the other team members had a coffee break I thought I heard
some one walk around in the smaller of the two rooms. While
looking at the film footage there was unexplained noises
while I was on my own I the rooms. Also noises were heard
while no one was in the room. On our second vigil when checking
the footage we had quite a few orbs recorded on video. Brenda
got a strange feeling in her legs as though she was being
dragged by her feet. She also felt as though all down her
side was freezing. On the video footage we also think we
can make out someone crying. Brenda later in the night picked
up on a second man this person was not a good person and
had a disfigured face. This person is believed to have been
brought to this room by the gentleman from the manor possibly
to dispose of the body of the female. Brenda also counted
4 but could not find out the significance of 4. The last
vigils temperature had actually gone up even though it felt
decidedly colder. We conducted a séance in the last
vigil but did not pick anything else up.
Brief History of the Feathers Pocklington.
1756 Cut a Feather Inn
1834 became the feathers Inn
It was the subject of a political squabble, Lord Chancellor
of England Lord Brougham his daughter and private secretary
came to stay at the Tory inn on the way to hull the lord
chancellor complained that there were no breakfast ready
for him and was show to a dirty room local press waged war
wig paper Vs Tory paper one condemning the Inn the other
praising and critiquing the lord chancellor . Pocklington
made national news.
Extract from Pocklington Today Pocklingtons local Paper.
Ghost-busting team to visit historic
A POCKLINGTON pub is set to get a visit from real life
Mulder and Scullys who are on the hunt for spirits -but
not of the alcoholic kind.
Many folk claim to have seen or sensed the presence of the
infamous ghost known as Charlotte at The Feathers Hotel,
Market Place - including manager Graham Turvill.
And rumour of the ghoul has spread to a pair of ghost researchers
at Sheffield - who are now planning to seek it out with
a scientific trip this week.
Mr Turvill said: "They contacted us some time ago because
it seems our spook is becoming well known. It must be logged
or registered somewhere and they sent us a letter saying
they want to come and find it. It should be an interesting
Mr Turvill said the pair are made up of a female medium
and male scientist who are working together like Mulder
and Scully from cult TV show X-Files to find out about things
that go bump in the night. But the Mick is something of
a sceptic and says he is looking for hard scientific proof
to prove him wrong.
They will arrive at the pub on March 4 and their experiment
will be done in two halves.First will be the scientific
side with video cameras, thermometers and other gadgets
designed to measure any changes what so ever in the room.
They will set this up and then leave it over night to see
if anybody, or anything, shows up.
As well as this the medium will also use her powers to learn
about the building and an in-depth look at the history of
the pub will be carried out.
Mr Turvill said the pair had already been to some other
ancient buildings and how in one incident in Sheffield the
medium pre-dicted that a pub had once been a newsagents
- and was right.
The ghost that is said to haunt The Feathers is thought
to be a young woman called Charlotte. As one version of
the story goes her husband or boyfriend was a highway man
and he was killed in the stables at the back of the feathers,
which is now the car park. On seeing this she ran upstairs
into her room and killed herself Other versions include
that she was murdered by the highwayman after she turned
down his advances, and you can hear the clunk of her body
being dragged downstairs. He was then hanged at the back
of the hotel. The room is now a store cupboard as people
were too scared to spend any time in there.
The legend of Charlotte has been passed down the generations
of landlords, managers and customers at the pub and Mr Turvill
said that the ghost hunt could find something after he had
a strange encounter him-self.
He said: "I am a sceptic and I don't really believe
in this sort of thing. But three months ago I had a strange
experience in here. I was sat having my tea and heard the
rustle of a plant and saw a woman's arm.
I thought someone had got drunk and fallen asleep in the
toilets so I got up to look but there was no-one there.
But I saw it clear as day."
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