Stately House where you need a compass
to find your way around.
Wentworth (Northern College) 15th April 2005
We started our investigation in the cellar bar.
There was a lot of dust flying around. The temperature
was 16.5 degrees. Brenda felt the cellar had been used
for lots of different things over the years. It had been
used as a grain store, a wine cellar and to store 'black'
powder,. Roy said that there had been a lot of musket balls
discovered in the area.
While the others were checking temperature
and EMF readings Brenda picked up on a small man dragging
some very large, heavy sacks. The room started to get
colder. Both Brenda and Dave felt something pinch their
legs. The air got even colder but the actual temperature
had only dropped by 1 degree. Brenda went into trance
and a man came through who said his name was Tam (may
have been Tom but spoken with a regional dialect). He
asked "What tha want?" He said he worked in
the cellar. He was asked what work he did and replied
that he did what he was needed to do. He didn't know how
old he was. He said he was unmarried with no children.
He told us that they called him a simpleton cos he wasn't
right in the head. He said there was a king on the throne.
He couldn't count and hadn't got a dad and his mum was
dead. He had worked there all his life for his food and
lived 'up yonder' on the masters land. He wasn't allowed
to look after the horses or drive the cart cos he was
a simpleton.. He said he had never been anywherebut he went 'up ways'. He only drinks water and
is told what to do by Master William who is married to
We all sat quietly in the library
to see what we could pick up. Brenda picked up on someone
who had a crushing injury. She felt that there had been
a very long table in the reading room and an ornate dresser.
She said she could see footmen in
full gold braided livery and white wigs carrying food
up the stairs.
There would have been a staircase
nearer to the room. The men retired to another room to
drink Brandy and the women walked the long gallery. Very
crinoline looking dress with powdered wigs. It looked
very rehearsed the way they left the table with the women
going one way round the table and the men the other.
We moved into the long gallery where
Mike was picking things up. Brenda felt as though there
had been a fire in the building, not a lot of damage but
had caused mayhem. There was a strange earthy smell like
burning peat. A tall, slim, man, about 6ft, mid brown
hair, (a female voice spoke) late 1700's to early 1800's.
He burnt his hands whilst trying to get someone out. Girls
name Katerina. Some of the others thought they saw something
moving at the end of the long gallery.
picked up on sulphur taste, smell of mud/earth. Singed hair. Great
sense of loss or sadness. Part of the building had been
burned. Women walking around in the long gallery. He felt
important papers had been signed in the room, something
of great relevance. House hit by lightening. He said there
was a tapestry missing from the wall showing riding scenes.
Mike picked up the name Arabella who was an artist and
that there were many pictures of her and the children.
A little boy and girl, both of whom died very young. All
died tragically. The little boy had a shiny blue ';Lord
Faunteroy' suit. The girl was wearing a sort of head scarf
and frilly collar, charcoal grey dress. The man had dark
brown shoulder length hair. High straight collar, breeches
and boots with cuffed tops.
Something moved in the room. Brenda
felt some 'weird' energy and a few of the group got headaches.
We went for a walk up to the castle and took
some pictures and at about we decided to call it a night.