Investigation team: Mick, Bren,
Mike, Steve, Gaz, Richard, Dave, Roy.
Firstly I would like to thank Mr X for allowing
us into his home to do the investigation and for offering
us his hospitality.
We arrived at the house at 10pm. We were greeted
by Mr X who offered us tea and coffee while we got the
introductions over and discussed the plan for the evening.
Mr X showed the team around the house and told them what
had been happening apart from Brenda, Mike and Dave who
opted to work 'blind'.
Mick went upstairs to take baseline readings
and set up trigger objects in all the upstairs rooms.
He also put beam barriers across the doorway of the room
where most activity had been witnessed.
Once he was finished we all went upstairs to
begin the vigils. Richard and Roy took first session in
the small bedroom, Gaz, Dave, Mikey and Steve took the
large bedroom and Brenda took the computer room while
Mick sat in the hallway with the night vision video camera.
Firstly Brenda picked up on a ginger haired male, late
teens or early twenty's, the name of Marvin/Martin, and
the name of Martha. She said she also felt a strange sensation
down the left hand side of her body, and a weight pressing
on her but she said that she thought that originated from
the large bedroom behind her. She picked up on an old
woman whose breathing had a rattle to it. The old woman
seemed to be standing at the top of the stairs by the
bathroom. Brenda said that she thought that there were
mounds under the house and saw someone walking on a different
level to the floor. A child came through who seemed to
be worried about the light. Little girl 5 or 6 years of
age liked to dance. She plays at the top of the stairs
and her footsteps are heard on the landing. Brenda said
she felt that the mound under the house that she had picked
up on was a burial ground with graves extending down the
hill. She heard the sound of people walking and said there
was an old cottage on the land, a couple with four children
lived there and the father was a miller. Brenda said she
felt something in the big bedroom an old woman in the
computer room, slightly built, aged around 60-80. Felt
very worn out and drained, energy sapped. Problem with
the lungs - on her way out Just over 5 foot, very boney shoulders and quite
of Martha was given. Stuff has been moved about, doesn't
like things being out of place, has to put things back
where they were.
Brenda joined Roy and Richard in the small bedroom.
They all experienced headaches and a very heavy atmosphere.
Brenda thought the room looked different to what it was
(later, Mike said that he felt the same way about the
big bedroom). Roy and Richard said they thought they had
seen something in the corner where the wardrobe was and
had got flashes of light. Richard got the number 45 but
was not sure if this had something to do with the house
number or not, he had not noticed the house number on
the way in. Brenda said her head felt heavy and that she
had got pressure across the temples. Brenda asked if there
were any plague pits in the area as she felt the mound
(or barrow) under the house could have been used for this
purpose. Roy told her that there was a plaque pit just
down the road. After a coffee break the groups changed
Brenda sat in the chair in the large bedroom
while Rich and Roy sat on the bed. Mick had set up the
camcorder. Brenda said she felt like she couldn't move
and that there was something heavy on her legs. She looked
at Roy and said she could see a woman in a dark coloured
dress with high, frilled collar, Victorian looking (a
bit Florence Nightingale).Her hair was worn up but not
in a bun. She had awful eyes, Brenda said they looked
like 'dead' eyes. The name of Bernadette was picked up.
There was a feeling of someone being held down on the
bed but it was not this woman being held down.There was
a very tall man standing by the side of the bed bending
over it. Everyone felt sick. The camcorder kept going
out of focus. Brenda saw someone laying on Richard, he
confirmed having this feeling. Brenda felt like she was
on drugs and that her speech was slurry. Brenda said there
was a big old fireplace in the room with an iron mantle..
The temperature in the room dropped considerably. Brenda
asked for any spirits present to come forward. Brenda
went into trance and a woman came through who said 'Help
me'. The name of (what sounded like) Amy Thomas was given,
although she was very difficult to understand as she seemed
not to be able to talk properly.She had problems with
her eyes which she said had screens and we thought this
to be cataracts. She said only she lived there and that
she had a nurse to look after her.. She said she was an
only child and that she had no children. She mentioned
the name of Rupert who we thought may have been her husband.
It was difficult to decide what she said her age was it
sounded like 79 or 97. When asked who was on the throne
she said that the king had died, when asked what king
she said George V1. She said something or someone was
'gone in fire'. She asked us to 'Make a home for Amy'. She then said 'It's dark, he is coming to take
me home soon'. She gave the name of Martin. Brenda came
out of trance and we packed up the kit and went downstairs
to compare notes.
Mick found that one of the trigger objects had
moved slightly but it is possible that this may have been
knocked. Mike had picked up on a lot of the same things
as Brenda. He had got the names Martin and Martha, the
ginger haired boy and the old (blind) woman with dark
holes for eyes. He felt that there had been a dado rail
around the wall in the big bedroom at door handle height
and that the old woman had used this to feel her way around
the room. On examination of the wall there was found to
be an indent where this rail could have been situated.
Most of what we picked up was confirmed by Mr
X. Unfortunately we did not capture any real evidence
on the camcorder. We feel that what is in the house is
residue of people who either lived in the house or on
the land and are being picked up upon by the residents
because of changes that have been made to the house and
certain things that have occured therein.