All the group had arrived by 10pm and were ready to be
shown around, a brief history of the building and tour was
conducted before the initial investigations started.
The investigation was spit into two teams, team 1 would
take the second floor and team 2 the top floor. Because
of the size of the building we only investigated the cellar,
2nd and 3rd floors.
5th February 2005 2nd floor team 1 Shane, Bobby, John,
Janette, Richard, Cheryl, Mick and Brenda started investigation
by taking pictures at random. Temperatures constant Emf
normal. Bobby took reading with the thermometer and found
the temperature dropping by 4 deg. Orbs were captured on
video in this room and also the video would not focus on
Brenda she tried to go into trance. Brenda picked up on
a woman with 5 children in this room possibly a house keeper
possible a children’s party happening in this room.
Brenda thought this room would have been smaller or narrower
and originally brown on the outside not looking as it is
today. This is not the room the man was thought to have
hanged himself, also this floor would have thought to be
a banqueting room. Richard picked up on a man stood in front
of the gents toilet and also thought he had captured it
on video. Richard also took a very interesting picture of
a orb in front of the gents toilet. Someone banged the toilet
door even though no one was near. The temperature near the
toilet was quite high even though it felt decidedly cold.
While sat out side the toilet on the step Brenda went into
trance and picked up on a young girl possibly a flood victim
as she was getting very cold and agitated. The person is
to believed to be a child rescued from the cellar. She also
picked up on someone with a neck condition and was feeling
excessively cold again. There seemed to be a lot of activity
happening in the area of the toilet. John got a wet sleeve
while sat in the investigation even though he was near no
water. Brenda picked up on being very cold and the sound
of fast flowing water, a reading on the Emf started of low
and went of the scale while she was in trance. The girls
name was Sarah who had a deformed hand and was also possibly
a flood victim. Strange things were picked up in this room
including lots of children and a young woman.
The next investigation was held in the cellar with all
the team members. While in the cellar a man was seen stood
near the old barrel entrance. Bobby was having problems
with her phone going off on its own while in the cellar.
Noise of people were heard moving around upstairs, when
I went to investigate nothing was found. Again the thermometer
was reading high temperatures but your body was telling
you it was colder. Again Brenda picked up on people being
trapped in the cellar but not by fast flowing water but
by a steady rise in the water. We could not figure why these
people could not escape with it not being a sudden rush
of water. A lot of the team commented on seeing shadows
moving while down in the cellar. Mike picked up on a man
stood in the far corner middle aged man with long drawn
face. Also there was a strange smell emanating from somewhere
in the cellar. Also picked up on people who actually lived
in these cellars. Sounds were heard again this time on the
stone steps leading to the cellar. The temperature dropped
drastically in the cellar and some of the team members reported
seeing flashing lights towards the back of the cellar. A
tapping sound or dripping sound was also heard down in the
cellar. After the investigation some of the members reported
having damp jean near the bottom has though they had been
wading through water.
Team 1 investigation top floor.
Because the top floor was being renovated there was a lot
of dust around so this would explain the orbs we picked
up on film and video. Richard picked up on a lot of movement
up here. On this floor my video would constantly turn it
self off. Also Shane and Bobby had problems with there torch
batteries which would die as soon as they were put into
the torch. Brenda went it trance but I was unable to get
a name from her but later she told about a man stood near
the front windows. Brenda seamed to be very distressed in
this building possibly picking up on all the people who
died in the Sheffield flood. The person who hung himself
died due to depression and gambling debts tall man medium
build had a wife or girlfriend called Mary. The floor seems
to vibrate upon the top floor weird never felt this before.
Last investigation in the cellar 4am most members went
home leaving Richard, John, Cheryl, Brenda, Mike and Mick.
Location centre of the cellar a lot of activity was witnessed
down here at this time including hearing some one whispering.
This investigation was conducted with us sat in a circle
with a lighted candle in the middle. Noise and light was
witnessed at both sides of the cellar including someone
walking around. Mikey witnessed a light move down the stone
steps leading to the cellar as though some one was coming
down with a torch. We had some fun in the last hour in the
cellar with the candle which seemed to do as we asked for
example telling it to go small then large etc which it seemed
to do. Again the video would go out of focus without any
REPORT for Old print shop...5th Feb.
Team 2( Gaz, Mike,Steve,Paul,Dave,Craig,Joe and Jackie.).
We started our investigation in the upper level of the
building in the two rooms with the bare rafters. Firstly
the whole team realised a definite warmer sensation in the
main room, over the smaller room to the side,(although the
temperatures were exactly the same in both rooms). Trigger
items were set up on a small table in the back of the adjoining
room. These were drawn round to mark starting origins. In
the larger room there was a very heavy feeling like a pressure
pushing down on me also experienced by Joe, I also had a
very tight and contracting feeling on my throat. I picked
up on a presence in the corner of the smaller room of a
male about 5ft 10 with brown hair and a small to medium
build. He was wearing either dungarees or an apron. Steve
also felt a presence in this corner of the room. All areas
were photographed.(results to follow).Gaz had also picked
up on a man in this corner, this mans hair was greying but
he also had an apron on. This corner became a very active
area, with the group experiencing a small
light travelling from the centre of this wall in a swirl
up to the corner of the room. I also felt a presence in
the small room behind the two main rooms that led into the
corridor, this figure was again male but seemed to be sat/sprawled
across the floor with one leg straight and the other bent
and being held.
The second half of our investigation was in the middle
floors of the building this area seemed a lot less active
at first with it being a short while before we had any experiences
at all. Although I did pick up on a small girl huddled up
under the small table near the male toilet door. Also was
an extreme feeling of sadness in the corner to the left
of the toilets, it had a very dense and restless feel about
it. After a short while of taking readings ( temperature
and Emf). And photographs we started to get activity. Firstly
our Emf meter was fluctuating between 1-10 on the lower
settings whilst being placed on the small table and was
not moved during this activity.
Steve and myself could hear a pulsating sound around the
toilet area which lasted about 5 mins and then wasn’t
heard again. Shortly after there was a loud bang which came
from the toilet like a lid being slammed down upon investigation
there was no way it could of fell and also there was no
winds or breezes which could have blown it. Whilst Steve
and I went to the lower area the rest of the team experienced
voices which were captured on the camcorder,(these will
be investigated to see exactly what was said). Both teams
then rejoined for a vigil in the basement area.
To: Brenda Diskin
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 9:26 PM
Hi Brenda and Mick
I would like to thank you and the group for making me feel
welcome on sat at the print works.
I am currently looking to put footage on a disk for you
from the camcorder including the mysterious voice which
sounds like a name ending "uke", unfortunately
It is very difficult to make out exactly what is said other
than what sound uke the first part is unclear.
I am looking forward to further investigations again thanks.