Investigation team Bren, Elise, Phil,
Rotherham Ghosts Mike and Joe.
We arrived at the house at approximately
10pm. Mike and Joe set up trigger objects and cameras
and took base line tests. Temperature was between 15.5
and 16.5 degrees. There was quite a high EMF reading around
the chimney breast area in the main bedroom, which when
checked again had ceased, there was no wiring or pipe
work in this area. (Apparently there had been something
felt here which had also been experienced by the next
door neighbours on the other side of the same wall. There
was also a very strong reading around the wardrobe area.
After having a cup of coffee, the team decided to do a
vigil in the living room. Brenda saw an old woman by the
stairs who couldn't go up them. There seemed to be some
kind of activity near the window area and a cobweb kind
of light was captured on video. A dark shape appeared
in front of the window and there was the noise of a tap
dripping coming from upstairs (later found that the hot
water tap had been turned on but not by us). Brenda went
into trance and a woman came through saying her name was
Beryl, Berth? She said "they've all gone". She
gave her age as 79 and said that she had gone into a home.
She also gave the name of Thomas and said he died. When
asked where the stairs were she said by the door (the
stairs are in fact on the far left hand wall). Brenda
came out of trance. Everyone moved up to the spare bedroom
and the video camera was set up. Joe and Brenda picked
up on an old man Joe said he was stooped and leaning over
the bed, Brenda said he walked with a limp (one leg slightly
shorter than other); both of them said he died of a heart
attack. Brenda picked up that the woman had chronic bronchitis.
Joe heard something in the hallway/upstairs landing and
when he went to investigate saw a misty shape. Brenda
said she felt something sitting on the bed behind her
and also felt that she wanted to lie down as if someone
had been constantly laid in bed. She said she thought
that the bed was the other way round. The EMF kept giving
out little beeps although no one was touching it. Brenda
went into trance and according to the others transfigured
and appeared bigger and broader like a man. He gave his
name but no one could remember what it was after, so hopefully
it came over on the tape as it was quite faint. He said
it was 1415 and he took the King's shilling and went to
fight at Agincourt. He said he was going to hell, he was
gibbeted, he couldn't see, his hands were tied and the
rats were eating his eyes. He said he had stolen bread
for his wife and child. He faded and another person came
through swearing profoundly. Brenda said she thought it
might be the cockney man Jack that makes contact through
her as the name Jack was mentioned; but on reading the
notes we made after, the accent was wrong. It was more
like Yorkshire dialect as he said 'shite' and was using
the F word whereas cockney Jack seems to favour 'bloody'.
He seemed to be moaning about a shop.
We adjourned to the living room for food
and coffee. Elise produced the deeds and original plans
of the house. These said that there was a Thomas E and
a B J Harpham that had lived in the house. Apparently
he had died in the house and she had been taken into a
home, she would have been aged about 79. On the original
plans the stairs were by the door. According to records
there was an old Bakers shop on the site many years before,
prior to the house being built in 1870. Also there was
a hanging tree on the hill to the back of the house.
It is interesting to note: October 25 1415 - Battle of
Agincourt: Archers of Henry V of England are instrumental
in defeating a massed army of French knights. An exhausted,
sick and starving English army are faced by a confident
foe outnumbering them four to one. Forced into battle
and against all odds, they annihilate the French and slaughter
the flower of French nobility.
We may go back and do a vigil in the main
bedroom at a later date. Thanks Elise for inviting us.