Sheffield Paranormal Investigations

 
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MOVES and REMOVES
Brenda's Report
The last vigil in back bar. We all sat quietly waiting for something to happen. Lily said that she saw a Parrot in a cage on the bar. Gaz (Ivanhoe)thought he heard a large bird. He, Joe, and a few others thought they saw some movement towards the end of the bar. Brenda said that she could see a young woman walking around the bar from one side to the other. She described this woman as being between 20 and 30 years of age, about 5'2'' to 5'5'' , light - mid brown hair, pale complexion, not plump but 'well covered', possibly of Irish descent or with an Irish name, a kind of a bar maid or similar. Felt she couldn't get her breath, lungs had filled up, and she had collapsed, passed quickly. Smelt something like cooking fat, burnt flesh. Felt something to do with a fire but not the building being on fire. Brenda also picked up on an elderly man stood at the front bar.
The landlord said that a serving girl in her 20's had collapsed suddenly one night after the pub closed and fell into the open fire and died. Her spirit has been sighted on several occasions and the locals call her 'Aunt Sally'.
We concluded that although there is a lot of activity in the pub, generally there is a very good atmosphere. Any spirits there seem to be ones that have been happy there or those that have left their imprint on time. Either way the building is a very safe and good place to live and work.
 
The Ball Inn
A very intresting place well worth visiting again (we have been back several times for different landlords).

The Ball Inn investigation report can be found below

Investigation 14th January 2005 Ball Inn Sheffield full investigation.

Investigation team Mick, Mike, Brenda, Gaz, Richard, Cheryl, Katy, David, Pen, Gaz(Ivan) and Joe.

When we first entered the property myself and Gaz went around the property taking temperatures and Emf readings (Base line tests)

We decided to split up into two groups Group one being Mick, Brenda, Pen , Joe , Gaz (Ivan), Eileen, Richard (landlord) and his wife Amy. Group two being Richard, Cheryl, Gaz, Katy, David, and Mike

Trigger objects were setup on each floor and a EVP setup in the bar area.

Team one was to go down stairs in the cellar and team two was to take the upstairs.

Around 12am Team 1 in the cellar first part of the night was sat in a vigil. On investigation of the film footage various orbs were found to be seen. I informed the Landlord and his wife about what we were going to be doing and what equipment we used. During the vigil the beer pumps started which spooked most of the people. Brenda picked up on a little girl playing in the cellar the little girl was from the Victorian era because of the way she was dressed. During this time the temperature dropped around 4 deg the little girl was around 6 or 7 years of age. Again the video camera would go out of focus as if trying to focus on things we cannot see. She also picked up on a tall man with a leather type apron who was working with a large metal type shutter device that slided up and down. Believed to be a fire or furnace. Brenda also picked up on a young woman with stomach problems (dysentery) named Sybil aged around 18 or 19 possibly pregnant. Gaz (Ivan told us later he was getting a strange sensation in his legs). Also a smells of burning or cooking something possibly burning flesh was witnessed in the cellar. The little girl is believed to be the daughter of the man working the cellar, not thought to be wealthy people as the little girl was wearing old type boots and hand me down clothes.

2am upstairs
Upstairs a old lady was picked up on with arthritis. We decided to sit in a circle and pick up on any spirits present. While in the circle a old lady was picked up with a cancer condition. Brenda also picked up on another young woman this one being more recent to todays history. This person was thought to have committed suicide by hanging her self, thought to be around the 1930's. Richard could not recall anyone ever being told about this incident but later research we found this to be correct. The girl had dark hair not that pretty around 30 year old believe to still pace around upstairs. Believed to have died on the original staircase. Brenda also picked up on other entities down stairs. Orbs also witnessed up stairs.

The last hour of the investigation was conducted by all members in the back bar room.

TEAM 2 REPORT FOR FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY

THE BALL INN, GRIMESTHORPE, SHEFFIELD
TEAM 2( MIKE,GAZ,RICHARD,CHERYL KATIE AND DAVE.)

Team 2 started their investigation at a little after 12 midnight and proceeded to their investigation areas on the upstairs floor of the house (above the bar.) Trigger items had been set into place in the upstairs and downstairs areas prior to the investigation. The upstairs investigation took place in 3 rooms, the 2 living rooms (previously 1 room but had a partitioning wall put in.) and also a smaller room to the rear which had an ironing board in. Firstly the whole team scouted around the whole area taking photos, emf readings and some video footage. At this point Mike remarked to Richard that he was feeling somebody had been hung although not in the area where they were. After looking around they broke into 3 smaller groups to cover all 3 rooms. There was a stronger sense of presence in the larger living room area, although no uneasy or eerie presence was felt(this does not mean there was no presence here just that in this case the presence was a happy and playful one as not all spirit experiences are scary or unnerving.) Although the whole team did not experience any great disturbances in the upper area, there was a presence felt by Mike in the smaller room where the ironing board was. Mike felt the presence of a small girl with shoulder length dark hair although this wasn't an uncomfortable experience, Mike felt that she did not want to be in the room but wanted her presence to be known. The name of Catherine was given. The team joined together from the 3 smaller groups to again check all rooms. The whole team on two occasions experienced interference and beeping on the walkie talkies they were carrying, (they checked with the other team who had also experienced problems with their equipment and had definitely not tried to contact them). At 1-30am team 2 proceeded down stairs to change with team 1 and investigate the lower cellar areas. From the moment they entered the cellar areas there was a much stronger sense of presence and again this was not a uneasy presence. The small room towards the bottom corner of the cellar containing the boiler was the first place they experienced activity. Mike felt a coldness around himself in the corner of the room which was also experienced by Gary. The Emf meter Mike was carrying was going crazy with activity around him, (it has to be said that in this room there was strong readings of Emf in the ceiling and floor of this room due to electrics and piping but at the time of activity around Mike he was not near any of the wires or pipes). Photos of the area were taken which will be studied and results posted. The next activity was witnessed by Dave and Mike as they walked through the downstairs corridor leading to the barrel room, there was a sound of someone behind them and a brushing against the wall. When the whole team joined up again in the barrel room they experienced the most activity. They experienced lots of movement around the entrance and doorway to the barrel room, also various team members felt a brushing against them, there was a distinctive sound of breathing heard by all the team members, this sound was not created by any of the team members. Once more during their investigation downstairs there was activity on the walkie talkies. They all experienced an unpleasant smell of either sewerage or excrement...Mike also experienced a smell of burning meat similar to burning pork.

Afterwards Richard (the manager) confirmed that the spirit of an elderly man had been seen at the bar. He also said that a serving girl in her 20's had collapsed suddenly one night after the pub closed and fell into the open fire and died. Her spirit has been sighted on several occasions and the locals call her 'Aunt Sally'.
We concluded that although there is a lot of activity in the pub, generally there is a very good atmosphere. Any spirits there seem to be ones that have been happy there or those that have left their imprint on time. Either way the building is a very safe and good place to live and work.

The Base line tests shows no change in conditions in any room except for temperature drop due to the heating being turned off. Nothing found on the EVP and ony one of the trigger objects moved which was in the cellar.

(Trigger objects were 2 coins on a piece of paper drawn around and checked for movement after the investigation).

This was a very friendly Pub with very friendly Hosts BIG THANK YOU TO RICHARD AND AMY.