house Coverdale Road Willesden - 18/03/1963. Brenda, Janice Strange
noises, and lights. Voices heard in stables. My first ever real
investigation, unless you include the bombed out building and
Christies house when I was about eight and Mostyn Gdns when I was 13 (scary place). This was a large,
detatched house with stables, apparantly abandoned. It really
was a dream location for two psychic teenagers.
Activity, prefab Brondesbury park, London - June -December
/1963. Brenda, Janice. Objects
moving and flying across room, mumbling voices, toys starting
up on their own, other noises. We tried all sorts of things to
try and recreate the moving objects but could find no feasible
Station, small village in Kent - Friday 9/06/1972. Brenda,
Michael, Gerald. Arrived
at the station at
1am (which seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere - there didn't
seem to be any houses so why they would need a station is any
ones guess). We were met by the Station Master, whose name was
Jim, who told us about the spooky goings on along the line between
his station and the next. After sorting the equipment we needed
to take with us and locking the rest in the Station Masters box.
We set off down the line towards the next station. We experienced
the usual shadows and noises of the night but nothing unusual,
apart from one spot where there seemed to be a real feeling of
sadness (it wasn't exactly sadness but can't really desribe the
feeling, maybe hurt describes it better) then fear, then total
relief. We took photos (which yielded nothing), held a vigil,
Gerald did some scientific tests but nothing unusual showed up.
Again a few shadows but these could be attributed to imagination
because of the feelings we were getting or just the fact it was
early hours of the morning. I would like to add that both my companions
were complete sceptics. We carried on to the next station where
we met its Station Master, Brian, who told us that a man had thrown
himself in front of a train at the spot where we had the feelings.
The man was decapitated and they had to send out a team to search
for his head which was found almost 4 miles away. We stayed at
this station listening to the Station Masters' tales of life on
the railway, we drank coffee and ate doughnuts. about 5.45am we
made our way back up the track to the first station. Although
we did not get much evidence of ghostly goings on it was an interesting
night never the less.
House London - 13/04/1992 - Investigation team Bren, Dave, Trish.
We were called to the house after reports of the lady of the house
and her eldest child (a boy of 5) seeing a ghostly figure on a
regular basis. When we arrived we checked out the whole of the
house looking for areas where there might be signs of activity.
The main areas seemed to be the childrens bedroom, the living
room and garden with occasional sightings in the master bedroom.
The boy, we will call him John, said that he had been poked and
prodded by an old man. The younger child (also a boy) had been
having disturbed sleep for several months and had been saying
"Man, man". Although we spent several hours over a period
of weeks sitting in vigil in the childrens bedroom and had a video
camera running in the room for a month we did not find any evidence
of activity in this area. A man was sited in the garden but we
could not be 100% sure of this as it could have been a trick of
the light. We did find a lot of fluctuations in temperature in
the living room which could not be put down to normal causes as
they were too erratic. On our second visit to the house we were
rewarded when a toy car that had to be switched on to make it
move starting moving on its own around the room, making a tooting
sound. When it finally stopped after about 3 minutes we checked
it and found that the switch that starts it was switched off,
we tried various ways to recreate the incident but without any
success. Conclusion: There did not seemed to be any signs of a
definate haunting but there were certainly a couple of strange
and unexplainable incidents.
Crypt London - 19/07/1994 - Investigation team Bren, Simon, Denise, Mike (sage). On
entering the crypt all of the team felt a presence. Bren said
she felt that children had been bought for a few shillings from
a workhouse across the road (she pointed in the direction) and
brought to the church to work. She said when they did not do as
they were told they were put into a cell in the corner of the
crypt and then the door was bolted from the outside. On moving
some boxes this cell/room was found (with the outer bolt), there
appeared to be scratches on the inside of the door; made by a
child's finger nails? Bren said that children were sent from the
workhouse to the Colonies. She picked up on an old school next
door (which still exists). All members of the group felt a very
strong link to Aleister Crowley and thought that there had been
a black mass held in the crypt. Bren said she could see bodies
laid out in rows along one side of the crypt but not in coffins,
just covered, she thought it was 'wartime'. One side of the crypt
appeared to be hazy and something seemed to be moving about although
nothing was captured on the cameras or other equipment. The group
sat in vigil for two hours. There were various noises like someone
dragging something. Shadows, cold spots. A door creaked and there
was definately no draught. The crypt was icy cold, but then again
crypts usually are. Bren picked up on a priest who 'liked boys'
and who later committed suicide because he could not live with
the guilt. Upstairs a figure was seen by three of the team looking
over the gallery. A skinny young boy was seen by Bren and Denise,
he walked with a limp due to a twisted leg. He was given his keep
for lighting the candles and tending to the altar.
workhouse location was confirmed by a local historian and that
children were shipped to the colonies and bought to work in the
church. The priest story was also confirmed. It was also confirmed
that the crypt was used to store bodies of bombing victims in
are in existance several photos that were taken by Simon, one
of an orb is shown on our front page (courtesy of and copyright
to Simon Weale © 1994. These photos were taken on film and
had to be developed by the local chemist. PICTURE here
Castle - 22/11/03- Whilst
doing an investigation at Tutbury castle Brenda sat on the throne
in the main hall to meditate for a while. Her eyes were closed when
Mick took this photograph, On close inspection what looks like a
wolf's eyes have appeared on Brenda's face. The photographs taken
before and after this were perfectly normal. (see evp page)
of Justice - 10/01/04 - Ghost Hunt Night (see link)
furnace -15/07/04 - On one of several
visits to Rockley we experienced various strange smells, sensed
the presence of at least three different spirits and saw and photographed
a mist that only appeared in one spot.(see pictures page)
mental hospital - Two investigations were carried out on a South
Yorkshire mental hospital in August this year(2004). REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Site - 11th September 2004 we conducted a psychic investigation
on an old building. There was definate evidence of psychic activity
although most of it is residue from people who had visited the site
and were happy while there but had not died on the site. On the
page are just two of the many interesting photos and video footage
from the investigation, Many orbs and shadows were seen and several
spirits came through the medium.
|Stocksbridge Byepass - Early 2003. While doing an investigation up at Stocksbridge
Byepass just off Pea Royd Road , We took pictures and set up an
EVP experiment while out taking pictures we left the recorder on.
When we returned to the car and listened to the recording we got
just static. While on a vigil we noticed a mist outside the car
but only at one side. The windows on the side of the mist produced
condensation on the outside which we couldn't explain. On returning
home and examining the recording putting through the computer and
removing some static we found we had the voice of a girl singing
in the remaining static.
|Graveyard and Hanging
Shed Manchester. - 17th October 2004 - Investigation
team Mick Timmins Brenda Diskin & Steve Scutt joined Manchester
Ghost Club for an investigation in their area.
|Wardsend Cemetary. - 23rd October 2004 - Investigation team Mick Timmins Brenda
|Private House Manchester.
- 30th October 2004 - Investigation team Mick Timmins
Brenda Diskin & Steve Scutt joined Manchester Ghost Club for
an investigation in their area.
|Wentworth Follies &
19th Century Coach House. - 13th November 2004 -
Investigation team Mick Timmins Brenda Diskin & Richard Brammall.
First part of the night was conducted touring the Wentworth Follies,
all of the follies were quite interesting but one in particular
was exceptional with lots of activity. Brenda and Richard saw various
unexplained shadows and movement around the monument. We then ventured
into Derbyshire to an old abandoned 19th Century Coach House, when
we first entered the building we all heard banging sounds emanating
from the upstairs rooms. While investigating the upper level to
see what was banging the sound appeared to be coming from down stairs.
While down stairs in the kitchen area we all registered significant
temperature drops and all witnessed movement of shadows. Brenda
picked up on various spirit entities in the same area, while the
nightvision camera was set up in the other room Brenda saw a man
standing in the doorway who she thought was me or Richard but we
were both in the kitchen area at the time. We also captured unexplained
orbs on nightvision camera. All in all we found it a very successful
Sheffield Paranormal Investigation.
|Private House Rotherham.
Manchester Trip Cancelled due to weather - 20th November
2004 - Investigation team Mick & Brenda. We were invited
to a private house in Rotherham because the home owner had reported
problems and believed there to be paranormal activity in the house.
As soon as we entered the property Brenda picked up a malevolent
presence straight away. The interview with Mr X revealed that he
believed he was possessed by Mathew Hopkins (Witch Finder General),
and also that he and a group of people had been experimenting with
a Ouiga Board which had allowed the malevolent spirit to enter the
property. This had caused Mr X to act completely out of character
and in fact had become violent towards his wife. While Mr X was
in a trance like state Brenda conversed with the spirit who said
he was Mathew Hopkins and managed to persuade said spirit to move
out of Mr X's body. The house was then cleansed of all traces of
the entity. Mr X says that he feels the spirit has now gone and
hopes his life will be back to normal.
Investigations Ghostwalk(drive actually)-26th
November 2004 - Investigation team Mick, Brenda, Richard
and Gaz. This was just a quick tour around some of the haunted sites
to show Gaz the area and places we plan to visit. The night started
with a visit to Wentworth 15th century chapel which is well worth
a visit day or night. Our next visit was to the old Hunting Lodge
at Hoyland this is 18th century building, Gaz got a strange picture
here we will post the picture when Gaz sends it us. Then it was
off to one of my old favourite haunts excuse the pun Rockley Furnace
which is a 15th century monument we have always found this place
very active. Then off again I decided to check out the old tower
in a little copse just off Stockbridge bypass, The information I
have found on this item is that its mentioned on a old map 1700
but not mentioned as a water tower which it is now, looking at this
place you can see that the water tank was added at a later date.
Branda feels a lot of negativity regarding this building. Our next
jaunt was to the old Coach house we found a few months ago in Derbyshire,
but passing through Bradfield I couldn't resist showing Gaz and
Richard the old Church and burial mounds. The Burial mounds, Bailey
hills, are supposed to be burial mounds of ancient Chieftains including
their Treasure. While travelling down the country lanes to the Coach
house we all saw white ghostly figure float across the road. Because
we all saw it I decided to turn around and retrace our steps if
you can call it that driving, But driving back we came to the conclusion
that it must have beeen the cars head lights reflecting back of
something even though we couldn't find what. When we got to the
Coach house Gaz was so amazed by the building that we spent the
rest of the night there. Richard got prodded, he was wearing a very
padded jacket and you could see what looked like the indent from
someones fingers on his jacket. Brenda and I picked up on various
Entities, we all experienced strange lights, Orbs and sudden temperature
drops. Gaz suggested we do an investigation early January which
will be an all night vigil. Update
while at the Coach House we set up a recorder to see what would
record (EVP) and got some very startling results. see EVP
|Call for help - 4th December 2004 - Investigation
team Mick, Brenda. We were contacted by a Gentleman who said he
thought he had some pictures of entities on his camera. Last Sunday
we went to interview him and he told us that he was thinking of
buying a Public house in Rochdale. While viewing the property he
took a lot of photos which is how he came to find some unexplained
images on the camera. The man seemed to be very genuine and there
was some very interesting footage on his camera even though the
quality wasn't very good. We said that we would take a trip to Rochdale
and check out the public house. 8th December 2004 - Today we took the trip to the public house, the pub is in quite
a rough looking area. Once inside the pub we had the problem of
trying to take pictures and look around without drawing attention
to ourselves. We found the pub had quite a heavy atmosphere I managed
to take a few photos, Brenda picked up that it had once been a very
busy pub with a party atmosphere. She also picked up on a landlady
with blonde hair tied back, slim, about 40 and a bit tarty, also
picked up on an old man who used to sit in the corner of the front
room and passed with heart attack and also had a wooden leg. We
have told our client that if he takes over the public house we will
do a full investigation.
and Roche Abbey - 10th December 2004 - Investigation team Mick Timmins, Brenda Diskin, Richard Brammall
& Gaz Crompton. First part of the night was conducted touring
the woods at Anston Stones, looking for the legendary Padfoot which
is suppose to be a mythical black panther with out much success.
The information we researched before setting out also told of a
ghostly apparition seen near the rockface and a deadmans cave, neither
of these things were found. The area is a great place to visit though,
but we found nothing out of the ordinary. Around midnight we proceeded
to Roche Abbey I must admit it is what you would expect a haunted
site to look like dark gloomy and very misty. Because the Abbey
is fenced off we could only walk around the outside. We did investigate
the old ruins at the entrance which is not fenced off which turned
out to be very productive for Richard and Brenda who both saw various
apparitions in the old entrance building. We have not had chance
to study the photos and film taken yet but I would not be surprised
if we have not captured some good footage. The temperature kept
falling in certain areas, Video would not focus on certain areas
and we all heard unexplained noises. I believe this is a very active
- 17th December 2004 - Investigation
team Mick Timmins & Brenda Diskin. We were invited to Lowes
Cottage to discuss a possible future investigation. Thankyou to
Tim Chilton and Susan for their hospitality and a great meal.
|Boardwalk Snigg Hill
Sheffield - 2nd January 2005 - Investigation Team
Mick Brenda Gaz Richard Steve Mike and Dawn. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Old Coach house
- 8th January 2005 - full investigation. Investigation team Mick, Mike, Brenda, Gaz, Richard and Steve. This
was to be an all night investigation at the Coach house in Derbyshire. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Ball Inn Sheffield
- 14th January 2005 - Investigation team
Mick, Mike, Brenda, Gaz, Richard, Cheryl, Katy, David, Pen, Gaz(Ivan)
and Joe. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Hallam FM Talk Night with Nick at night talking
about all things Paranormal. 19th January 2005. Thankyou
to Nick, Steve, Gaz and Brenda.
Ashbourne Derbyshire - 28th January 2005 - full investigation. Investigation team Mick, Mike, Brenda, Gaz, Richard and
Steve.REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Print Shop Shalesmoor
(previously Acorn Inn) - 5th Febuary 2005 - full
investigation. Investigation team Mick, Mike, Brenda, Gaz,
Richard, Cheryl, Steve, Joe,
Craig, John, Jannette, Bobby, Shane, Paul, Dave and Jackie. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Hotel - 13th Febuary 2005 - Investigation
team Mick, Mike, Steve, Richard and Brenda. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Portsmouth - 19th Febuary 2005 -Investigation
team Mick, Mike, Steve, Dave, Gaz, Jannette, Young John and Brenda. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Feathers Inn Pocklington - 4th March 2005 - Investigation
team Mick, Mike, Richard, Cheryl, Young John and Brenda. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Hallam FM - 11th March 2005 - Investigation team Mick, Mike,
Young John, Janette, Gaz, Steve, Clhoe, Aaron, Dave and Brenda. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HEREFollowed
on Sunday 13th with Radio interview.
Manor House Petty France Gloucester - 12th
March 2005 - Investigation
team Mick, Mike, Richard, Cheryl, Tracy, Janette and Brenda REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Middleton Junction Chadderton Greater Manchester - 14th March
2005 - Investigation team Mick Timmins, Brenda
Diskin, Mike Diskin & Jannette Barker. We arrived at the Inn
at 10pm. A quiet, very sophisticated public house which had a very
homely and welcoming atmosphere. After some light refreshment while
waiting for the last customers to leave I conducted my base line
tests. Nothing was found out of the ordinary regarding temperature
readings or Emf readings. We set up trigger objects in various parts
of the Inn, as well as motion detectors and beam barriers, then
settled down with our cameras and videos to see if we could capture
any anomalies. Brenda picked up on spirits from the land and a old
man who liked to sit near the fire. No other spirits or orbs were
witnessed on film or camera. Nothing else was picked up by any other
members of the group. We found this place very pleasant and welcoming
but couldn't really say we found anything out of the ordinary regarding
the Inn, except it is a great place to visit for a friendly drink
with good company. Thank you to the landlord for allowing us to
investigate his fantastic public house.
keys Inn, Handsworth Sheffield - 22th March 2005 - full investigation. REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Large Hotel between
York and Scarborough - 30th March 2005 - (asked not
to use Hotels name because of what was found on the investigation.
)Full investigation. Investigation team Mick, Mike, Roy,
Rod, John and Brenda, Yorkshire Radio REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
PENDLE HILL family day out
and Investigation - Sunday 10th April 2005 - a great
day was had by all exploring the hill, the graveyard, the surrounding
area and the little gift shop with all the witches. The weather
kept fine for us, we had a great picnic, we drove the witch trail,
climbed the hill and also did an investigation in the evening.
HOUSE Sheffield - 19th March 2005 - full investigation.REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERECHARITY EVENT OVER 20 PEOPLE
April 2nd 2005
investigation.REPORT CAN BE FOUND HEREInvestigation team
Mick, Mike, Roy, Simon, Brenda, Angie, Steve, Dave, Gaz, Jane, Paul,
Jill, Daniel, Katie and Kerry.
April 9th 2005 -
full investigation.REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
April 15th 2005
investigation.REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
house Scunthorpe -
Client requested that report will not be published.
house Connisborough -
- full investigation.
Client requested that report will not be published.
May 7th 2005
- full investigation. Apart from a few orbs
(or dust particles) and a few passing shadows there was no real
activity. Brenda described how the pub and village used to be.
full investigation. Nothing out of the ordinary was experienced.
|Investigation Ball Inn Sheffield
May 21st 2005
- full investigation. Second of four
|Investigation Coach House
- full investigation.
Gaol - June 3rd
- full investigation. GHOST HUNT NIGHT
Nuns Mirfield - June 10th
full investigation. REPORT HERE
STAND SPECIAL AFTERNOON AND EVENING OUT, Follies, Evening meal
and Karaoke - June 12th
We booked a private
veiwing for the group at Hoober Stand, great building, lots of
history and what a view from the top. After leaving Hoober we
visited the Needles Eye folly and a tower and finished the evening
with an excellent meal at the Miners Arms. This was followed by
Karaoke a lot of the group got up to sing and everyone joined
in. What a fantastic night.
Percy - 18th June 2005 -
investigation. What a strange place, out on the york moors,
abandoned village. We arrived just before night fall to this 1500's
village to spend the night The area is quiet as a grave no sounds
are heard in this place no birds singing, just the sound of the
wind blowing through the old ruins . The village was ravaged by
the great plague which killed most of the villagers the rest were
evicted to make way for sheep farming. Through out the night strange
sounds were heard, mediums picked up on upsetting sequences that
occured many years before. All in all a very forboding place not
recomended for the faint hearted to spend the night there.
Hospital - 24th June 2005 -
investigation. This was a old mental hospital in west yorks.
A lot of activity was witnessed by all the group at this location.
Doors opening on thier own foot steps heard when no one was around.
Batteries dead, equipment not working. This had to be one of the
most active places we had visited in a long time. Shadows moved
across doorways spells written on walls evidence of black candles
being used by someone, no wonder this place was so active.
Howard - 23rd July 2005 -
full investigation. .REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Gaol - September
- 2nd full
3rd September 2005
- Full investigation.
REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Hotel Iron Bridge Shropshire - 1st October 2005 -
We took a team of 12 to investigate
reports of hauntings at this Shropshire hotel. We were a little
disappointed to find that, although previously agreed, we would
not be allowed to do a vigil in the cellar or the staffroom annex.
We did however have access to rooms 5 and 9 and the function room.
We did not find there to be much activity in the function room.
In room 5 Brenda (who was working with group1) went into trance
and channelled a man who had committed a murder, but believe this
to be much earlier than Frank Griffin who is said to haunt this
room. The 2nd group picked up on various spirits and had quite
a lot of movement in room 9. There was an extremely 'heavy' feeling
in room 5 and several of the group felt light headed and sick,
but other than this there was no real evidence to back up the
hauntings. Conclusion is that there are spirits in the hotel but
these are recordings in time which did show up on camera or camcorder.
But we will carry on searching in the hope of finding the 'ultimate
of Justice Ghost hunt night - 7th October
Because we were running the ghost hunt night for around 30 people
we were not able to do a proper investigation. The people who were
prescent on the ghost hunt all got evidence of paranormal activity
including one of our true sceptics. If any one intrested
in this venue please email us. Pictures
By Mick Doherty
Private House, High
Arrived 10pm. 3 bedroom 1950's privately owned
house on main road. Team Bren, Mick, Gaz, Dave,
. Mick set up various trigger objects and beam
barriers. He took baseline readings in all rooms. We set up video
cameras and a 35mm camera on tripods. We took random photos with
polaroid and digital cameras.
Mick had set up paper on cotton across stair
well and this started moving slightly, but although we couldn't
feel a breeze we could not dismiss the possibility. The lights
flickered a little in the living room and the hallway a few times.
The living room was on a dimmer switch. The hallway was on a normal
on/off switch. The wiring didn't look to be in bad condition although
some of it looked quite old. We did find that sound carried in
the house. This was proved by Brenda having a conversation with
Mick who she thought to be in the bedroom, but he was in fact
in the room downstairs.
We carried out various vigils throughout
the night both separately and as a group. Brenda and Dave both
picked up on an old man that had lived in the house, he had a
stroke and bad legs. Brenda also picked up on a little boy. We
believe this to be 'residue' of people that had lived in the house.
There was no real psychic activity during the night, although
the light pull in the bathroom did start to swing at one point
although no one had touched it. Not sure if it was a draught or
not. As per usual there was a high EMF reading over the bed although
there was no electric blanket or no apparent cause. We believe
that the young lady who lives in the house could be a catalyst
for the activity. We spoke to her and have decided that Mick and
Brenda will revisit the house with her and see if anything happens
when she is present.
Mick and Brenda returned to the house on
with the young lady and her boyfriend. From
what we could see the young lady is opening herself up to the
residual energies in the house which means that she is experiencing
the presence of a man on the stairs. Because she is not an experienced
medium she is unable to control the feelings that she is experiencing
causing energy surges which could well be making objects move
and lights flicker. Brenda coached her in the art of closing herself
down and will be doing a follow up session to see if this is working.
Room Barnsley - 15th October 2005
Arrived at 10pm the building is believed to be around 1800's and
was thought at one time to be a brothel. Investigation of the upstairs
room revealed the spirits of at least 2 entities one which possibly
died due to a works accident resulting in rib injuries. The other
entity as been witnessed by variuos people including our team as
a mischievious spirit who likes to push people. The cellar was very
active and our medium tried to manifest a spirit which she felt
was near. Thank you to the people who allowed us to investigate
this very intresting establishment
Oak Chesterfield home of the Crooked Spire a quaint 12th century
public house - 22nd October 2005 .................. Full investigation
- Report Here
Inn near Castleton - Halloween 2005owners did not want report published.
House, Chesterfield - Jan 20th 2006 - Team Mick, Bren, Mikey, Gaz, Roy, Rod 100 plus years old
terraced cottage. Man, wife and adult son live there and 6 year
old grandchild stays from time to time. We arrived at 10pm. Mick
did all the usual preliminary baseline tests. There was no real
fluctuation in the reported 'haunted' area of the house. There was
a slight EMF reading in the bathroom doorway and the mediums felt
a slight 'electrical charge' in this area but nothing majorly unusual.
Mick set up trigger objects which were checked at the end of the
night and had not moved. 4 vigils were carried out but no real activity
occurred. The house was quite cluttered and it was difficult to
distinguish anything extraordinary from shadows and shapes made
by day to day objects and items of clothing. A small boy came through
Brenda in trance but, apart from names, not a lot of information
was gained. Mikey had a red mark appear on his face under his left
eye, which apparently tied in with something that the family in
the house had experienced but he could not say how this had happened
and it could just have been a coincidence with a logical explanation.
There is also a cat in the house which seems to be quite happy and
content and does not seem bothered about going into the 'haunted'
area. Conclusion: If there is anything in the house it is probably
something that the family, or a member of the family, are picking
up on (or creating) and relaying to each other and the house. Brenda
gave them some hints on how to deal with it and told them to call
her if they needed more help. Thanks to the family for allowing
us to do the investigation, and all members of the team for their
|Fat Cat previously
the Alma 150 year old public house - 27th January 2006.................. Full investigation
- Report Here
|Five Arches Sheffield
public house - 8th Febuary 2006.................. Full investigation
- Report Here
Shiregreen - 15th Febuary 2006 .......... We were
asked to investigate problems a family in Shiregreen were having.
After investigating the property and talking to the family, we decided
the family themself were tuning into the property and past entities.
|Old Firth Park
Library Sheffield - 11th Febuary 2006.
|Horse and Jockey
Public House Hillsborough - 19th Febuary 2006..........
Thankyou to Ross and Jackie for allowing us to investigate their
establishment. The Public House is reportedly haunted by a family
of ghosts who haunt the cottage side of the property. We did pick
up on some of the previous occupants through the medium, but we
did not actually register any paranormal activity.
|Queens Hotel Public
house Scunthorpe - 24th Febuary 2006 ............
Thankyou to the landlord who went to bed and left us to investigate
his property even though he didn't think their was any paranormal
activity. We had a team of eight people and conducted a full investigaton
but even though the staff had reported sightings including a black
dog, we found nothing.
Petty France, Gloucester
The Manor House - 4th March 2006.......... What
a very entertaining evening thankyou to Lynda, Gerry and Sally
and all her Hen party friends.
Golden Fleece, Yorks most
haunted public house - March 10th 2006 .........
A great strange public house .................Ghost
Factory Wadsley Bridge Sheffield - March 18th 2006 .........
The factory is still watched over by the old supervisor. Both Mediums
picked up on the same names of two resident spirits .
Sheffield - March 24th 2006......... Big thankyou
to Kat for getting us this venue... Pity we didn't see Mary Queen
of Scots but the evening was very intresting.
|Manor Castle Pub
- April 25th 2006 - Members of another
group were invited to join our team on this investigation REPORT & PICTURES
Falstaffs Experience - 29th April 2006
What an amazing place this is. We were
made very welcome by Mark and Steve. There was an excellent
room set aside for us to use as a base and a most welcoming
log fire in a cauldron in the witches courtyard. Probably one
of the most 'atmospheric' buildings we have been too.
Mick and Brenda's team held their first
vigil in the upstairs area near the plague cottage where they
experienced a strong smell of urine which kept coming and going.
Brenda and Young Jon checked out the area (displays and clothing
on the dummys etc.) for possible sources of the smell but found
nothing to explain why this was happening. Brenda picked up
on a woman named Eliza who was "nearly in my 70th year" and
had been thrown out on the streets because she could not pay
her way, it was believed that she had been a prostitute in her
younger days. The name of William was also picked up on and
Matthew Hopkins made his presence known.
Mikey and Roy's team were at the tavern
end of the upstairs area, where they experienced a lot of strange
smells, shadows and lights. A lot of the team felt very nauseous.
They picked up on two William's and a middle aged woman called
Jane with a bad injury to her face. It was later confirmed (after
some research was carried out a few days later) that the woman
was a witch who had been stabbed in the face in the alley next
to the building. The team swapped places and much of the same
phenomena was experienced PICTURES
Castle, Sutton Scarsdale - 6th May 2006 Mick, Bren,
Flashing Mike, Kat, John, Kirsty
Sheffield Fire Station
Museum - June 3rd 2006 A great venue very active
in certain areas. We won't print a full report at this stage as
we are taking other groups and it would not be fair to influence
charity function for RSPCA - June 10th 2006 About
8 of us did a mini investigation for the RSPCA charity in June 2006.
We sat in vigil in the cellar and picked up on a man of about 50ish
who we believed to be called Dan from about 1600's. There was a
lot of movement in the cellar on this night witnessed by most of
the people attending. We also had a strange photo taken in the shop
(not an orb). OUR RESIDENT GHOST
|Hell Fire Caves
GHOST HUNT NIGHT - June 10th 2006 - Members
of another group were invited to join our guests on the Ghost Hunt
Brenda has visited this site several times since over
a period of several years but this was the first time with a large
group. What a great venue. Excellent buffet and tour of the caves.
We split into 2 groups and several people experienced
the feelings of being watched or followed at various times and
in several different parts of the caves. We had various shadows,
lights etc. A young woman who died as a result of an incident
in the caves was felt or seen by several people. Various
other spirits were picked up on or channelled by the medium. Several
people felt like they were being pushed backwards. Some felt nauseous
and dizzy. In the early hours of Sunday morning we had the ultimate
climax to the evening when we were 'visited' by something
very unexpected where every one witnessed Brenda get possessed
by a unknown demonic entity. Truely a very frightning night..
A very entertaining evening. Lots of action.
Sheffield Fire station Museum
- June 3rd, July15 and August 19th 2006
This has to be one of Sheffields most active buildings,
To be locked in a haunted cell at midnight is something to experience.
The upper floors have 3 spirits present one called Tom Courts
who died of heartattack at the age of 57, retired early due to
illness. We also picked up on the presence of a lady who hung
herself in one of the upstairs dormatories. In the cells there
is the presence of two spirits who were whitnessed by varoius
members of our group. If anyone is intrested in a return visit
please contact us.
Bolling hall GHOST HUNT NIGHT
- August 12th 2006 - Members of another
group were invited to join our guests on the Ghost Hunt Night
One of Bradfords oldest houses. The amount of activity
in this very strangely built building is indescribeable I can
see why none of the previous security guards would stop long when
working here. Many strange noises, doors opening on their own,
childrens laughter, many undescribeable shadows, smells. Anyone
taking a visit with any ghost group will not be disapointed with
Guildhall Leicester GHOST HUNT NIGHT
- Members of another group were invited
to join our guests on the Ghost Hunt Night
Wonderful, old and
very interesting building with a lot of history. Lee, our guide, was very informative and told us a lot of what had happened
in the building previously.
Abandoned Hospital and Church Lincolnshire
- Mar 31st 2007 PICTURES HERE
House Beighton - May 14th 2007
We were called in
to investigate some strange findings and feelings in the house.
There have been several people living in the house since it was
built in the 1960's. The house was previously owned by a very
religious black family who used psalms and pages from the bible
to protect their home. These were put under the wallpaper. I have
since found out that certain religions use this method not only
to protect the home but also to guard against drug abuse and the
use of pornography in their homes.
There appeared to be initials in blood under the carpet but these
turned out to be a few small varnish drips that someone had used
their finger to write in. The house itself did have a slightly
negative feeling in certain areas, not surprising considering
it is built on an area steeped in history next to a building that
has been there in one shape or form since the 1200's, there has
been at least one major disaster and possibly a battle fought
The village itself seems to be situated on six ley lines which
explains the 'whoosh' of energy experienced by the couple, which
seemed to come up from the floor.
The couple and at least one of their children appear to be very
psychic so therefore could be causing a portal to open to let
certain energies in.
The added problem is that the family have been made more nervous
by people telling them that there have been sacrifices made in
their home and that the house is possessed by demons. I would
like to stress at this point that the couple are quite level headed
and dismissed this but you can see how if something like this
is said it can stick in your mind and every little incident that
occurs from then on will be accompanied by an "I wonder?"
There is, obviously, some degree of spirit presence in the home
as would be expected from an area steeped in history. I am inclined
to think that the lady of the house is quite a strong channel
for spiritual energy but being scared stiff of seeing anything
and being made even more nervous by would be D**** A*****'s /
Witches has made the situation escalate.
We will be helping the couple through this with advice and any
practical help that is needed.
© Copyright Brenda Diskin @ Spooktacula 2007
|Private House Deepcar
- 4th July 2007 - Investigation team Brenda, Kirk,
Rachel. We were called to this house with reports of voices recorded
on mobile phones, strange noises in the kitchen and things moving.
We found the family, especially the mother, to be very highly strung.The
voices on the phone seemed to be the television playing in the other
room. Noises in the kitchen were due to electrical equipment switching
on. The objects moving were dismissed by the daughter as her mothers
imagination fueled by watching too many ghost hunting programmes
on TV. The team were inclined to agree with her. But... we did tell
the woman if she had any more problems we would take another look.
The Ball Inn Grimesthorpe Halloween
Investigation for the Star Newspapers website - 28th October
2007 - Investigation team, Brenda, Elise, Bridget, Jill,
Daniel and Richard from the Star who was recording the proceedings.
The Star photographer turned up to take photo's. The evening was
a bit influenced by the fact the pub was still open and noises
heard could have been coming from the bar but never the less the
team picked up on a little girl and a man with a leather apron
who worked in the cellar. The footage was published on the Stars
|Private House Canklow
- 5th January 2008 - We were asked to investigate
because various items had been moving, mechanical toys had been
switching on by themselves, the eldest child who is two years old
had been talking to an invisible person. When we arrived at the
house we did all the usual baseline tests. There were very high
EMF readings all over the lower floor of the house which did not
fluctuate, we checked for wiring, pipes, etc and established where
they were situated. We managed to determine that the house was situated
where Ley lines crossed over. The child we discovered had been conversing
with the dead child of a friend of the family. There is quite an
interesting history surrounding the area. 1856 an old flour mill
burnt down by arson. 1891 there was a mining accident in which six
men died. There was a Bronze Age settlement in nearby woodland and
either cairns or barrows. Interesting investigation.
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Windsor public house Wybourn
Sheffield - Thursday 7th February 2008 REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
|Haunted Caves - Saturday 5th April 2008. We were told about some haunted
caves in Derbyshire. So the story goes - a group of three pot holers
were visiting a largish network of pipes when one of them thought
he saw a figure in his headlamp beam. When he looked again there
was no one there putting it down to imagination he carried on moving
through the pipes. On the way back when they got to the same place
(where the pipes opened out into a medium sized cave) all three
of them saw the same figure. Realising it was not actually a person
they became quite alarmed and decided to leave as quickly as possible.
Well we had to take a look - didn't we? Off we went with some head
torches, Ropes etc. We didn't see anything out of the ordinary but
haunted or not these caves were certainly interesting PICTURES
|Old Theatre - Friday
25th April. 2008. Team: Bren, Mick, Stevie, James. We arrived shortly
after 11pm. When we entered it was obvious the place had been badly
vandalised at some stage. We managed to find our way around the
lower floor easily enough although there was a lot of debris. There
were a lot of noises which we put down to rubble moving caused by
vibration of us moving about (or possibly rats). It was quite sad
to see what once was a quite a grand building in such a state of
disrepair. We did all the usual base line tests. We had been told
that a ghostly figure had been seen in this building by a couple
of people. We sat quietly in vigil for about two hours. The mediums
picked up the usual presence of people who would have visited the
building etc., but apart from the odd sound there didn't seem to
be much going on. We did get a weird mist on one photo it definately
wasn't 'graveyard breath' and we could not reproduce it. There were
no drastic temperature changes and the EMF's weren't registering
anything unusual. So although we think there was probably a rational
explanation for it we couldn't seem to find one. Unfortunately no
ghostly figure. We left about 2.30pm.
|Private House - Wednesday 30th April. 2008.
|Old Mill - Friday
2nd May 2008 PICTURES
Old Post Office Derbyshire
- 16th May 2008- REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
PICTURE badge found
- 23rd May 2008- Investigation team Bren,
Mick - Fantastic venue. We were asked to join Rotherham Ghosts on
this investigation. Great night with plenty of action, Thanks guys,
well worth the journey.
|RAF Bempton Gun
Battery and Bunker - 24th May 2008- Investigation
team Bren, Mick REPORT & PICTURES
Elise's House Derbyshire - 30th May 2008- REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
Caves party - 1st June 2008- Investigation
team Bren, Mick PICTURES
RAF Holmpton - 6th
June 2008- We joined Rotherham Ghosts
on this investigation
REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE
and Old Chapel - 17th June 2008- Investigation
team Bren, Mick PICTURES
|Tin Town Investigation
- 24th June 2008- Investigation team Bren,
Mick REPORT & PICTURES
|Black Dicks Temple
- 5th July 2008- Investigation team Bren,
Mick, Elise, Phil. REPORT & PICTURES
Factory - 12th July 2008- We
were joined on this investigation by Rotherham Paranormal.
Investigation team Bren, Mick,
Jill, Elise, Phil, Joe, Mike. We arrived 10pm, Mike and Joe (Rotherham
Paranormal) took the middle floor and set up a camera. Bren, Elise,
Jill and Phil took the basement canteen area where they sat in vigil.
They asked any spirits to come forward, Bren went into trance and
while she was under the others could hear her chair moving across
the floor. They switched on the torch and could see that Bren's
feet and the two front legs of the chair were off the floor and
the chair was teetering on the back two legs, the chair was not
resting against anything. The chair had turned 90 degrees to the
right. This was witnessed by three people but unfortunately we did
not capture it on camera. Bren had come out of trance when she felt
the chair move. Mike and Joe had felt a man walking backwards and
forwards from the door along the passage on the middle floor, Joe
said he was a security guard. This person has been seen or felt
by various members of staff on several occasions. We believe him
to be called Harold and was a night watchman.
On Our Holiday - 19th - 28th July 2008- REPORTS & PICTURES
Kimberworth - Wednesday August 13th 2008.
Investigation team Brenda and June joined by Amanda and Paul who
live in the property. Called to the house because the residents
were aware of activity in the cellar and bedroom of the house. They
had also had a run of bad luck over the past few months. The house
is over 150 years old and is built on the site of an old cemetery.
Brenda checked out the cellar area for any signs of activity. There
were no hot or cold spots, there was a strange reading in the far
corner of the cellar about six inches away from the walls and about
2 - 3 feet in diameter which started about 12 inches off the floor
and went up to about Brenda's waist level. There were no readings
anywhere else in the cellar (apart from those due to electrics and
In the master bedroom there were no unusual readings or temperature
fluctuations. Brenda picked up on an old lady who used to live in
the house. She noticed that the couple had a vast collection of
second-hand furniture and bric a brac that she felt may be giving
off vibrations that the couple could be tuning into and if they
are not closing themselves down this could be why they are having
so many problems. Brenda advised them on closing down and how to
sense good or bad vibrations on an object.
She told them if they had further problems to get in touch.
Murder Enquiry - Thursday August 14th 2008.
Brenda was called in to give a medium's account of what happened
at a murder scene. Details cannot be discussed as this is an ongoing
enquiry. Update: suspect(s)
were arrested in October and later released on a technicality..
|Return to house
in Parsons Cross - Friday August 15th 2008.
Investigation team Steve, Brenda and Bridget. SPI were asked to
return to a house in Parsons Cross because the residents said that
the spirits that were detected and cleared from their house on 30th
April. On arrival at the house we found the couple very excitable
and agitated. They told us that they have had various people in
the see what they could pick up. One woman told them that they had
a 'perverted male ghost' who had run his hands over her body and
who had tried to push her out of the house. This made the wife very
frightened. They were also told that there were three children who
had been sent to take the 'ghost couple' in the house 'back home'.
Apparently these children have also taken up residence in the house
as they like it their and don't want to leave.
We did a full investigation of the property and found no evidence
of any spirits in the house whatsoever (the local vicar also said
the same when they called him in prior to our visit tonight).
We conclude that all the recent occurrences are due to an over
imagination fuelled by inexperienced people claiming to be mediums
who have made the couple very nervous (the wife being extremely
frightened). All I can say is thank goodness for the new legislations
and I would like to encourage people to ask to see the Medium's
certificate of insurance before allowing them to enter their property.
Investigation of early Victorian
back to back house in Sheffield - Saturday August 16th
2008. Investigation team Steve, Brenda and Cray
(one of the resident's of the house. We were called to the house
because a few of the residents were extremely disturbed by unseen
footsteps and knockings on doors by unseen hands. One of the girls
had even seen the reflection of a young man behind her in the
bathroom, but when she turned around there was no one there. We
arrived at the house just before 10pm. We thought we had gone
to the wrong place because the area looked quite derelict. There
were only two people present in the house when we arrived. The
young woman, Becky, (who left for work about 10.30pm) told us
that on several occasions she had experienced violent knockings
on her room door when there was no one there. This seemed to have
no pattern to it, just random. It was also this young lady that
had seen the reflection of the young man.
Cray (the other person present) told us that whilst in the bath
one night he heard footsteps coming, hesitantly, up the stairs.
Because there was no one else in the house at the time he thought
some one had broken in so he jumped out of the bath and ran down
the stairs to see who was there but did not find anything.
The house comprised of four small early Victorian back to back
houses knocked into one, with what was one a gennel running through
the centre. This gennel would have originally run from one street
(at the front of the house) to another at the back of the house.
There was a main staircase leading from the gennel which is now
the hallway to the upper floors (three stories). There was a cellar
which was blocked off. Two spiral staircases at the other side
of the house which were enclosed in cupboards and unused.
We concentrated the investigations to the halls and stairs areas
as these seemed to be the areas of most activity. There seemed
to be a lot of activity in the hall/gennel area and all three
of us saw a definite shadow of a figure in this area. A ghostly
cat was seen on the stairs. Bren and Steve both picked up on a
student who had accidentally overdosed on sleeping tablets. They
both thought that he had probably resided in Becky's room, but
did not actually die there. The noises on the stairs and the banging
on Becky's door seemed to be people trying to rouse him. They
also thought that the door had been broken down.
Although quite active the house had a good feeling about it.
An interesting evening.
of flat at Kiveton Park - Friday August 29th 2008.
Investigation team Bren and Jill, joined by Vicky, Paul and Mark.
The couple seemed to be very genuine and were quite distressed.
The lady of the house said that she had felt a presence in the
house which also seemed to be noticed by their cat and dog and
a neighbours children. The man of the house has been experiencing
troubled sleep (and sleepwalking) since knocking down a wall in
the kitchen. A mirror has fallen from the living room wall for
no apparent reason and a picture did the same thing in the hallway,
both times the item fell straight down instead of forward. The
man of the house told us that he has picked up on spirit in the
past (whilst on holiday and visiting an old railway crash site)
and has been very accurate with things he said. Brenda advised
him on trying to close himself down as he is in a very susceptible
state (being psychic and not sleeping properly).
Apparently whilst sleep walking he seems to be either very happy
and playful or quite aggressive and swears (according to the lady
of the house he is normally a very placid person). Some writing
appeared on the bathroom door which both parties blamed the other
for. This writing does not come off even with the strongest chemical
cleaners being applied to it. The lady of the house said that
she knew some of the history of the flat and previous tenant but
Brenda requested that she did not elaborate at this stage, she
was also asked not to state what had been said while her partner
was sleep walking. The area of activity seemed to be concentrated
around the hall, kitchen and living room area.
Brenda asked to use the bathroom before they started the investigation.
When she returned she was asked if she felt any thing in the bathroom.
She replied that a woman had died in there from an aneurism/heart
failure and had been found slumped over the bath. Brenda said
she liked 'busy' wallpaper. This was confirmed.
Brenda and Jill carried out Base line tests and established an
area without any readings that they could use as the 'quiet zone'
to see if anything registered on the equipment.
They dimmed the lights and sat quietly. A woman came through who
asked for Charlie, she was followed by a man who said "Yon
f***ing b*****d, why did you leave me. He kept repeating this.
When Brenda came out of trance she was told what had happened
and was also told that this was what the man of the house said
when he was sleep walking.
Brenda went back into trance and a man came through saying he
was Joe Johnson, he did not stay long and was replaced by the
man who came through before. He was asked what happened to him
and he replied, "The roof fell in" Jill asked if anyone
else was trapped and he said "All out". He kept swearing
and screaming to his brother (who he said was named Arthur) not
to leave him. He was asked his name which he mumbled and was a
bit incoherent. He was asked the year, "18" pause "73".
He was asked the name of the colliery "Keevton" (we
presume this was Kiveton as he had a bit of an accent). Jill asked
if he lived on the site, "No", "Work" He was
asked his age, "53". Jill asked his name, he replied
quietly "John". He was asked his name again, he got
quite frustrated and a little angry," John" pause "son".
Brenda came out of trance and they discussed what had occurred.
Apparently there were coal shafts running below ground, beneath
the buildings. Brenda told the couple that they were both quite
'sensitive' but in different ways. The lady was feeling the woman
that had died in the house who was showing concern at the changes
they were making to the décor. Whereas the man was channelling
the male presence from the land during his sleepwalking state.
Brenda believes that this male presence only wanted to let people
know what happened to him and that things will hopefully calm
down now that this has happened. Brenda asked the man of the house
to persist with closing himself down at least until his health
From records of coal mining deaths for the year 1873 at Kiveton
Park Colliery we found this recorded incident.
Name: MARRIOTT John
Colliery: Kiveton Park
Owner: Kiveton Park Coal Co
Notes: Fall of coal.
Investigation of flat on
site of a 16th Century Estate in Sheffield - Friday September
5th 2008. Investigation team Brenda, Jill, Ken
This investigation was part of an ongoing investigation of events
that occured in the 17th Century. We are still making enquiries
and the results of these enquiries and investigations will be
included in a book.
Camping Packman Lane - Saturday September 13th 2008.
What a great night full of fun and good company. Thank you to all
who attended to help raise funds for the RSPCA. Special thanks to
Yorkshire Decorative Plasterers for donating raffle prize. Robin
for his excellent guitar playing. Ann for the use of the field.
Thank you to the mysterious Highwayman who nearly gave a couple
of drivers a heart attack, Lol!!. Unfortunately the ghosts didn't
make an appearance although a few people captured some misty shapes,
etc on camera. The evening was made extra enjoyable by good weather,
a nice camp fire and an accommodating midnight mist. PICTURES HERE
|200 year old Cottage
- Saturday October 4th 2008. Investigation
team Elise, Phil, Brenda, Claire, Steve, Stuart and two others.
Reports of a spirit wandering the grounds and disturbing the dogs.
Although a tall thin man with 'harsh' eyes walknig across the plot
towards the garage, was picked up on by a couple of people present
he did not communicate in any way. During the seance a woman, and
a little boy who had drowned, came through Brenda and spoke briefly.
Apart from a few shadows and random noises nothing else was experienced.
|High Rake Lead
Mine - Saturday October 11th 2008. Investigation
team Mick and Brenda. We arrived while still light to take photographs.
Full investigation carried out later in evening. Very interesting
place well worth a return visit.
|Whitby Goth Weekend
and Investigation of Saxon Chapel - Friday 31st October -
Sunday 2nd November 2008. PICTURES HERE
|The Ball Inn - Wednesday November 12th 2008. Investigation
team Steve, John, Bridgette and Brenda. Full investigation carried
out in function room, cellar and back bar. Base line tests taken
and trigger objects set up in various areas of pub. Usual 'orbs'
caught on camera. Barrel moved on video footage and was banged when
no one was near it. Strange fluctuations in EMF readings in back
bar whereby a 'spirit' seemed to be communicating by using these
fluctuations. Other than that no real action.
Cheshire - Saturday January 31st 2009. Investigation
team Steve, Brenda, members of church. A very interesting evening
with lots of interest shown. Mists seen in Mediums' room. Fleeting
glimpse of a figure of a grey/white haired lady sitting in chair
in mediums room. presence felt by several people in the church.
Whistling heard by all. Smell of flowers experienced by several
people. Brenda picked up on lady stacking books where there is now
a rostrum. and her chair being moved. During trance session a lady
called Beatrice came through who was instantly recognised by the
church president. She was followed by a lady who asked for Maureen
and said she ws her mother, she had died with a breathing condition
and who was recognised by another member of the church. There was
also a lady who kept repeating 'January 14th' and who said her name
was Eileen. While Brenda was in trance several people witnessed
a candle moving in a sealed room with no draughts (no windows),
this was viewed on a screen in the church which had been set up
by Steve earlier in the evening. Quite an active evening on the
Outibridge - Sunday February 15th 2009.
Investigation team Steve, Brenda, John, Elise joined by the business
owner and the accountant. Very active with strange squeaking and
tapping noises. The movement sensors Steve set up went off at one
point. An alarm clock set for 4 minutes past 10 buzzed madly at
11.45 without being set. A disconnected secondary burglar alarm
in the upstairs of the building beeped and flashed a green light
even though the wires had been cut. Various spirits came through
Brenda and she was seen to tranfigure on several occasions with
faces ranging from that of a small child, women and men. Names were
given, some of which were identified and one of the women that came
through in voice and transfiguration was identified by the business
owner. Altogether a very productive night. Will update, once the
video footage and photo's are checked, if there are anymore findings.
May merit a second visit.
Private House Sheffield - Wednesday February 18th 2009.
Investigation team Brenda, Jill. Reports of items moving, electrical
items turning on by themselves and ghostly figures. After carrying
out the usual base line tests and setting up trigger objects. The
team carried out a vigil in the master bedroom. Brenda picked up
on a man and gave a description. Also a woman named Ada and a little
girl belonging to the lady of the house. Some communication was
carried out by using the EMF meter pulses. After the vigil it was
decided that the female, teenage occupant of the house was responsible
for the majority of the activity and that possibly both occupants
of the house were opening up to allow spirit contact. Brenda advised
them how to close down and offered ongoing support if needed. Awaiting
confirmation of description of prior occupants.
|Old Railway Tunnels
Sheffield area - Sunday March 1st 2009.
Investigation team Brenda, Mick. PICTURES
/Mill South of Scotland - Thursday March 12th 2009.
Investigation team Marj, Rob, Steve, accompanied by Brenda, Bridgette.
A very interesting building with lots of character and history.
Thanks to Marj and Rob for inviting us. PICTURES
Station - Friday March 13th 2009. Investigation
team Brenda, Mikey, Baz, Debbie, Bridgette, Young Jon, Marj and
Rob, Rotherham Ghosts Richard, Mike and Joe accompanied by managers
Andrea and Paul (13 of us strangely enough - 2 got lost). Well Friday
13th it certainly was with Steve being out of action in hospital
leaving us with a very basic amount of equipment luckily Rotherham
Ghosts had brought theirs (thanks guys - you are real stars). A
huge building with too many interesting and active spots to cover
in one night. The mediums present picked up on a lot of interesting
stuff, past employees etc., a lot of which was verified by the managers.
Great evening with plenty of sandwiches and snacks. We are hoping
to publish a fuller report when all the footage has been gone through. PICTURES
Sheffield Parkway Club Gala
Bingo - Wednesday April 22nd 2009. Investigation
team Brenda, Mikey, Steve, Bridgette, Various members of the public
and staff of Gala Bingo. Charity event for Sue Ryder Charity.
What an amazing evening this was with the venue being a lot more
active then you would first imagine. All the team members (independently)
picked up on a man who had his right hand cut off in some machinary.
Brenda said at one point she felt like she was walking through
a tunnel and wading through water. Various members of the public
saw shapes moving about in various parts of the building and we
had a mysterious stranger who we all thought was Mikey in his
SPI hoody but Mikey was at the back of the crowd at the time.
Unfortunately, although it was a really great event, none of us
hit the jackpot.!!!!!!
|Private Flat in
well known area of Sheffield - Thursday April 30th 2009 ONGOING. Investigation teams Brenda, John, Steve. Brenda, Steve,
Mikey, joined by Denise. Brenda and Steve .Brenda, Julie, Carrie,
Joyce. So far we have had the sensor alarms going of on four seperate
occasions (contact had to be broken for this to occur, happenand
once when the main 'haunter' was asked to show hinself), knocking
from under the bed, heavy footsteps and light coming on in corridor
when no one was there, security chain taken off of door, whispering,
moanining, whistling and short bursts of a child crying, tiny flasihing
blue lights, sound of metal objects being scaped together (bit like
when supermarket trolleys scrape together), glass marble triggers
objects reacting as if they were magnetic, equipment batteries drained,
mobile phones drained, video cameras turning themselves off when
there was still tape left, digital recorders turning off, dictaphones
rewinding, presences felt, feelings of nausea and stomach pains,
oppression, various spirits speaking through the medium giving names
and dates, other noises, lights and occurrences that could be attributed
to natural causes. Whispering and Moaning, Strange shapes and shadows.
As yet nothing but orbs caught on cameras and camcorders.
in Angelsey and North Wales - Saturday 23rd May - Thursday 28th May 2009. Investigation
Team Mick and Brenda. Beaumaris gaol, Flint Castle, Bryn
Celli Ddu burial chamber, Din Lligwy Ancient Settlement, Bodowyr,
Chapel and Burial Chamber Din Lligwy
Yorkshire - Tuesday 16th June 2009. Investigation Team Steve and Brenda joined by members of the
public. Lights, mists,shadows banging in answer to Steve 'calling
out'. EMF started on its own making extremely strange noises. Batteries
drained. Presence of a man called Albert who worked (or was connected)
to the building in modern times and who passed with a heart attack.
Although there was no real concrete evidence when Brenda asked the
spirit to "give us something just before we leave for the night"
a 'contact' alarm, which had been in the ladies toilet throughout
the investigation, started screeching which only happens when contact
is broken. When we checked on the objects before leavimg the contact
alarm was half an inch apart and the batteries were flat. One of
the trigger objects, placed in another room, had moved slightly.
|Old Manor Houses
Derbyshire - Saturday 20th June 2009. Investigation Team Mick and Brenda. The night was spent between
two old manor houses and an old abandoned farm very interesting,
lots of shadows and noises. Nothing captured on camera unfortunately.
|Investigation - Saturday 22nd August 2009. Investigation
in Norfolk area, Bren and Mick. Great site, full of history. Recorded
some very good EVP. Unable to publish report or EVP from this at present as it is to
be included in a book Brenda is writing. This is a real mystery.
|Charity Ghost Hunt
Night - Saturday 5th September 2009. Investigation in Sheffield. Burton Street School. Interesting
venue. Some of the mediums present picked up on various spirits
from over the years.
|Errwood Hall and
Buxton Lime Kilns - Friday 11th September
2009 - Sunday 13th September 2009. Investigations
in Derbyshire area, Bren and Mick. Great sites, Errwood Hall - Bren
picked up on a woman searching for a lost child, and a suicide.
2 other sites investigated.
and Holy Well - Saturday 19th September
2009 - Sunday 20th September 2009. Very good site with lots
of history. We may not have seen any ghosts but we certainly got
visited during the night. It turns out that the car park we decided
to camp in after the investigation was the local 'red light' district.
|Feedback - I thought all of you guys
who attended this particular investigation would like to hear this.
Last night (9th October 2009) about 9.30pm I received a phone call
from someone who once lived at this particular venue saying they
had just found our write up about the house they lived in and wanted
to thank us because everything we experienced that night had also
been experienced by them whilst living there. the man told me that
they had been branded as cranks and liars and had to move to an
area where no one knew them as a result of this. He said reading
our report had made him very happy. This was an investigation carried
out a good few years ago and was well publised. If I say 'burning
coal on the rug' you should know where I mean. Rich, Mikey, Gaz,
Steve, Mick. Thanks guys you were absolute stars.
Pendle Hill and St. Mary's Churchyard - Saturday 11th October 2009 - Sunday 12th October 2009. Great
night at Clitheroe. One of the few sites that still offers free
daytime entrance to the public. Found an interesting old well in
the town itself. The churchyard (Pendle) was interesting but difficult
to investigate due to a security light on a house opposite that
keeps coming on and shines directly into the churchyard.
|Seekers Trust Retreat
-Thursday 22nd October
2009 - Sunday 25th October 2009. Great retreat and
weekend of workshops at Seekers Trust.
|Rochester Castle - Saturday 24th October 2009 Interesting site.
|Whitby Goth Fest - Friday 30th October
2009 - Sunday 1st November. Great weekend,
beautiful weather on Saturday.
|Art Show NEC Birmingham - Sunday
8th November 2009
Leeds - Friday 29th January 2010 -
investigation team - Mick, Bren, Denise, Alan and Yvonne. Presence
of a young house maid who died during chilbirth and a caretaker
who committed suicide.Interesting site. PICTURES
area - Friday 29th January 2010 -
investigation team - Mick, Bren, went to investigate a report
of a sighting on a road fairly near Stocksbridge.
|Private House Hackenthorpe - Tuesday
30th March 2010 - investigation team - Steve,
Bren. Called to the house by the residents, very scared,
several things have occured experienced by both the husband and
wife. We got some very interesting audio footage and a contact alarm
was set off. Inclined to think this is not a haunting but a build
up of Electromagnetic Fields due to 'nervous' energy from the client
and her family.
|Private House Hackenthorpe - Thursday 1st April 2010 - investigation
team - Mike W, Bren. Revisited the house because the resident
was still complaining of activity. Got there to find a case of mass
hysteria involving the whole family. Managed to calm everyone except
the resident who was very insistent about the 'haunting' until it
was pointed out that she was not experiencing any of the symptoms
when her mind was on something else. Gave some advice as to what
could be done and left. Will keep in touch and be on hand for advice.
|Private House Longley - Monday
12th April 2010 - investigation team - Mike
W, Bren. Resident very psychic and interested in the Paranormal
but also very anti sharing her home. Husband and two young children
share the house with her. Believe her to be 'picking up' on a former
resident. Gave her some names and some information on what we believe
to be a former resident and asked her to carry out her own research
into the history (keeps her occupied and looking at the'haunting'
in a different way). Gave general advice on how to manage psychic
ability. Will keep in touch with her to see how she is progressing.
|Public House North
Sheffield - Thursday
15th April 2010 - investigation team - Mike
W, Bren, Jon W, Denise. Interesting venue, very hospitable
|Old Long House, Lancashire - Saturday
19th June 2010 - investigation team - Mick,
Bren. What a great venue and so nice to see part of our heritage
being restored and made useful again.
|Sheffield Town Hall - Saturday 10th July 2010 - investigation team - Mike W, Bren, Denise, Gareth, Jane,
Sandra, Nicola, Sophie, Fiona. Beautiful building, interesting night
although very little happened, enjoyed by all.
|Cocktails & Screams
Night - Monday
12th July 2010 - investigation team - Mike
W, Bren, Denise. Good evening consisting of Talks, workshops,
deep trance demonstration and investigation. Unfortunately the ghosts
of Carbrrok Hall did not put in a personal appearance but a few
characters spoke during the trance session.
|Cumbria Sites Investigations - 18th July-26th July 2010 - investigation team - Mick, Bren,
|Investigaton and Deep
Trance Demo - Friday 20th August 2010 - investigation
team - Mike W, Bren,Denise, members of public
Back after absence due to family
Preliminary Investigaton Sheffield City Centre pub - Thursday
14th October 2010 - investigation team
-Brenda, Ken Billingham
|Skidbrooke Church - Sunday
17th October 2010 - investigation team -
Bren, Mick and Lincolnshire investigation team. This is a really
interesting place with lots of character.
|Deep Trance Demo - Monday 25th August 2010 --
Bren, Mick, members of public - successful night for a small group
Hallowscream, Concord Sports
Centre - Saturday 30th October 2010
- investigation team - Bren, Mick, Keith, Jon, Denise, Gareth
and members of the public - after a problem with the oven not
browning the pies, lots of electrical hitches and complaints from
several churches the evening turned out to be quite a good one
with about 60 people attending. Apparantly the trance was quite
productive. TRANCE RECORDING HERE
|The Three Tuns, Sheffield - Sunday
31st October 2010 - investigation team -
Bren, Denise, Gareth, Mike, Jackie, Ken, Fidelma and Gavin. - after
a nice meal of burger and chips cooked and served by Fidelma we
settled down to the investigation. Such an interesting building.
A Victorian gentleman was picked up on in the bar area he had a
crooked leg and swayed, slightly balding, around 5ft 8 in. A young
girl was picked up upon in one of the upstairs rooms who tragically
died from smoke inhalation from a 'blow back' from the fireplace.
She was pregnant at the time and told us the master used to beat
her. A man spoke to us in the large room that the landlady uses
and said he was the victualler in 1872 and his wife passed with
consumtion in one of the top floor rooms. A name was given. Trance
recording available. PHOTO HERE
|Circle of Friends,
Trance Demo - Friday 12th November 2010 -
Fayre - Saturday 27th November 2010 -
|Evening of Clairvoyance - Friday
10th December 2010 - Kilton Forest Community Centre, Worksop
|Evening of Experimental
Deep Trance and Transfiguration - Sunday 6th February 2011 -
Kilton Forest Community Centre, Worksop
|Evening of Clairvoyance - Friday
25th February 2011 - Kilton Forest Community Centre, Worksop
|BBC Radio Leeds - Wednesday 2nd March 2011
|Private House Darnall
Sheffield - Monday 7th March 2011 - Brenda, Mike W investigating.
Voices on recordings, objects moving, TV being turned on and off,
strange photos, apports. Recordings yet to be checked.
|Spooksfest York - Saturday 12th & Sunday
13th March 2011 - Brenda giving readings in the Olde White
Swan Pub from 12pm - 5pm both days.
|Marston Moor revisited - Friday/Saturday 11th &
12th March 2011 - Brenda, Mick . Strange figures including
a horse, horse and rider and many on foot. Thumps and taps on the
side of the van. PHOTOS HERE
Medieval Chapel - Sunday
13th March 2011 - Brenda, Mick . Visited a fantastic medieval
church, followed by a trip to the areas version of "The Slaughtered
Lamb" pub (amazing 15th century alehouse, then on to Towton
battlefield for an overnighter. Strange visitor in our van during
the night moving cups and rustling carrier bag. PHOTOS HERE
on site of old colliery - Thursday 16th June 2011 - Brenda,
Mick . Presence of a young boy from the turn of the century, who
likes to watch the staff and move things.
|Psychic Fayre Kilton
Forest Community Centre - Sunday 26th June 2011 10am - 4pm
Old Spanish Shrine Cheshire
Investigation - Sunday
10th July 2011 - Brenda, Mick. PHOTOS HERE
Travellers pub, Psychic Evening - Tuesday 26th July 2011 7.00pm
Timbertop pub, Readings - Tuesday 2nd Aug 2011 6.00pm
Divine Service, Sands of Time
Denaby - Sunday 7th August 2011 7.30pm
Bolingbroke Castle, 3 Bunkers,
Old church, museum - Thursday
11th - Sunday 14th August 2011 - Bren and Mick. Interesting audio
footage and some great photos PHOTOS HERE
Psychic Supper Deep Trance Demonstration
Ridgeway - Saturday 3rd Sept 2011 8.30pm
Hatfields pub, Psychic Evening - Tuesday 6th Sept 2011 7.00pm
The Corner Pin pub, Psychic
Evening - Thursday 8th Sept 2011 7.00pm
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Black Swan Inn - Saturday
10th September 2011 7.30pm
Yellow Lion pub, Psychic Evening - Tuesday 20th Sept 2011 7.00pm
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Old Lodge Malton - Friday 23rd September 2011, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
The Cumberland pub, Psychic
Evening - Tuesday
27th Sept 2011 7.00pm
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Kingston Upon Thames Spiritualist Church - Friday 30th September 2011 7.00pm
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Ilkley - Friday 7th October 2011 7.00pm
Public House Investigation,
public house (H) Sheffield - Monday 10th Oct 2011 11.30pm
Romans Rest, Psychic Evening - Tuesday 11th Oct 2011 7.00pm
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Holistic Centre Loughborough - Friday 14th October 2011
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
Vine Spiritual Centre Nottingham - Monday 17th October 2011 7.00pm
Marquist, Psychic Evening - Monday 24th Oct 2011 7.00pm
Highwayman, Psychic Evening - Tuesday
25th Oct 2011 7.00pm
Evening of Clairvoyance, Birstall - Wednesday 26th Oct 2011 7.00pm
Whitby Goth Fest Special Camping
Weekend - Saturday
& Sunday 29th & 30th October 2011
Halloween Special Red Lion Grenoside - Monday 31st October 2011
- An evening of entertainment including Historical talk on the
area, Halloween games, Clairvoyant/photo/psychometric demo, intuitive
tarot workshop, Deep trance/cabinet demo.
Experimental Deep Trance Demonstration
and talk, Stepping Stones, Ilkeston Road, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75
7AG - Friday 4th November 2011 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Fayre Timbertop Shirecliffe - Sunday 6th Nov 2011 2.00pm - 6.00pm. Readers,
Therapists, Sellers, demos.
Evening - Tuesday 29th Nov 2011 7.00pm
|4 x revisit investigations
of some old haunts - Monday 31st October 2011 - Team Mick, Brenda, Tom
Trance Demonstration, Kingston Upon Thames Spiritualist Church - Saturday 3rd March 2012
|3 Mini Investigations
of Wardsend, Hoober Stand and Needles Eye especially arranged for
a few members of our Facebook group - Monday 15th October 2012
|Deep Trance demonstration
by Brenda Diskin at Sands of Time- Thursday 18th October 2012 -
Cocktails & Screams 'Dark
Nights' Halloween event Wath and West Melton - Wednesday 31st October 2012 - Team Mick, Brenda
and various members of the public. Table tipping, mini
investigation, Victorian style seance. We
have been asked back this year.
|Rose & Crown and Old Jail - Saturday
10th November 2012 - Team Steve Strange, Mike W, Brenda, Sheena,
Elliott and Deirdre.
|Rose & Crown and Old Jail - Monday
10th December 2012 - Team Steve Strange, Gordon, Brenda, Elliott
and Landlords. Second visit for new landlords
|Annison Building - Thursday
21st January 2016 - Team Bren, Mike W and Di. Early in the evening Brenda picked on a man in the stables who was tending a horse that appeared to not like him (a chestnut mare), he get referring to her as a 'stupid nag'. Later on Brenda went into trance and channelled a man called Maurice who worked as a stable lad and who had been killed by a horse. He appeared to be a bit backward. He kept talking about water and when asked what year it was he replied 'when the king was here' He told what king it was and when we checked up after we were told that was correct and it was when the town was flooded. Some pictures here
|Private Farm House Near Derbyshire - Thursday
21st April 2016 - Team Bren, Di, Nikki, Joan, Mandy joined by members of the family. Very interesting building and out buildings with lots of history. Trance recordings here. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Pictures here
|Thackerays Medical Museum Charity Ghost Hunt- Friday 13th May 2016 - Team Bren, Di, Nikki, Joan, 12 members of public. Very interesting building .Pictures here