Bren, Mike and Janette arrived at 7pm. We received a warm
welcome from Lynda and Gerry who sat us down in front
of the log fire. We were given a quick tour of this amazing
house ( which is a lot bigger than it looks from the outside)
but no information on the ghosts. Richard, Cheryl and
Richards sister arrived about 8.30pm and there were two
paying guests present,. After an excellent meal cooked
and served by Lynda, Mick gave a talk on the equipment
and how we use it.
took everyone except Brenda and Mike for a tour of the
house with a history of the ghosts. Whilst in the dining
room everyone got a bit of a fright when Mike walked past
the window on his way back from getting something from
they finished their tour Mike presented an hour long workshop
on the Runes.
a break for coffee we started the walk around the house
with the mediums (Brenda and Mike) to see what they would
pick up on. We started off in the dining room where Brenda
picked upon the sound of bells and a lady with a heart
or chest condition. Avery upright lady, but, not tall.
She had her hair tied in a bun, a high collared dress,
liked to wear black at lot. Both Brenda and Mike said
that she was a very dominant character who liked to prod
people. Mid Victorian, a church goer (Brenda pointed towards
where the church is although she didn't know it whereabouts).
The lady is sometimes seen with 4 or 5 children hanging
on her skirts, she does not give the impression of being
the maternal type. They are not her children. She is stern
but with a soft spot, she has a school marm appearance.
She looks through the books in the games room but doesn't
approve of Gerry's 'new age' books. Brenda said that books
have moved about in the games room ( this was confirmed
by Lynda). Brenda saw her cutting through a small footpath
to the church.
talked about someone walking into the far end of the room.
Brenda picked up on a man who walks with a bit of a limp,
tall and slim. Was in the first world war, middle aged,
a handsome man. Brenda picked up that there had been loads
of parties in this room and that there had also been several
sightings of spirit.Both mike and Brenda picked up on
a priest or vicar with a 'dog collar' and a cassock that
fitted into the waist.
also picked upon a name beginning with M -Maurice.and
the name of Agatha.
then went through into the lounge area where a few of
us had a strong smell of lavender. Brenda and Mike both
saw someone crouched in front of the fireplace but felt
that it would have been a cooking range rather than a
fireplace at the time.
Brenda felt someone with problems around the head area.
She felt that the room had gone straight through, a walkway
(confirmed by Lynda). Mike and Brenda both picked up on
a young man.Mike felt 'injustice' mike said that he was
beaten and both Brenda and Mike felt that he passed as
a result of his injuries. As the others started to move
towards the kitchen area Brenda and mike went back to
the laundry as they felt that someone had been murdered
there. Mike said he saw a body on the floor.
Room - Brenda and Mike looked at the books to see if they
could find the ones that had been found on the floor.
They both picked up a distinct feeling of disgust. The
lamp went off on its own, came on and then went off again.Lynda
looked for the books she had found on the floor, saying
one was dark red and one was dark blue, she found them
on the shelf by the lamp that had gone off. It was as
though someone was trying to show us where they were.
Mick switched the lamp back on at the socket. The books
were 'The secret lore of magic' and a 'new age' book.
Lynda found a model cat in the corner but did not recognise
it as belonging to them.
Mike and Richard sensed a female on the bed. They were
joined by Brenda and all three of them smelt sick and
also felt sick. There was a very high EMF reading around
the bed area.Brenda and Mike both had the feeling of 'not
being able to keep anything down'. Brenda went into light
trance. Richard thought he saw something outside the door.
(There is a brief sound of chanting on the tape at this
said her stomach felt full and Mike said something similar.
A young woman wanted to come through, she had an awful
taste in her mouth (like she had been poisoned). She had
shoulder length brown hair and had laid in bed for a while.Mike
said he could see Brenda's face changing, she looked very
drawn as though she was losing weight. The room temperature
seemed to drop. Mike said that Brenda felt very frail
and that he could feel a baby moving in her stomach. A
this point there was a strong smell of sick that almost
everybody experienced. It was thought that she had been
given something to affect the baby and make her lose it.
room- Brenda felt like she wanted to walk through the
wall (there used to be a door there). Sensation of a tall,
slim man in his 50's.
room- both Brenda and Mike picked up an elderly woman
but she was not the same as the one downstairs, she was
room- Brenda could see an elaborate ceiling rose and felt
like the room had been completely different.
then went back downstairs and Brenda did a little bit
then sat in vigil in the dining room. Mike asked for spirit
to come through and to give a sign that they were there,
something tapped. Brenda went into trance with Mike asking
for the spirit to come through. Nothing happened for a
long while then the camera switched itself off. Mick switched
the camera back on. The name of Emily was given and a
girl came through saying that someone was keeping her
here and they had taken her baby and she was looking for
information was confirmed by Lynda. The story goes that
the girl got pregnant by the groom who did wrong by her.
The groom was killed and the girl hidden away in the attic.
She then seemed to be either drugged or poisoned (or both)
and her baby died and was taken from her. Soon after she,
herself, died. The body of the baby is supposedly buried
in the tunnel under the house (along with the groom?).
Manor House was built in 1800, although parts of it are
believed to be a lot older.At one time it was home to
the Wordsworth family. There is tunnel somewhere under
the house that leads to the Bodkin pub across the road.
6ft tall, dark haired and dashing man has been sited in
the dining room. This same man also walks through into
the sitting room, he is usually sited at 10.45pm and 6am.
said that she felt something nasty in the Laundry room
and saw a man who she thought was a burglar. Lynda has
interviewed several people about the house and was told
by one that whilst bending down in the laundry room she
saw a pair of men's legs sticking out . She said these
legs had breeches and buckled shoes.
is an old woman who sits on the bed in the attic at night.
this a has been witnessed by more than one person.In Lynda's
daughters suite people have seen a window in the wall
where there is no window. A mother and daughter have been
seen in this window. The old building plans show that
there was actually a window there at one time. There have
been several other sightings over the years and sounds
of furniture moving, etc.