team Brenda, Steve Strange, John and Bridget.
had been reports from the Landlord of the pub and members
of staff of doors opening on their own, feelings of being
touched, sightings, objects being moved, etc. The following
is a report in the Landlords own words:
after taking on the Pub, several mysterious events took
place, when I later relayed some of the events to some
of the long term Locals, They swiftly attributed the strange
goings on to a "Ghost" called Morris, who was a previous
Landlord at the Pub who died in his car but comes back to
"haunt" the place where he lived, i.e. my Pub.
Now the pub was built in 1964 and according to Public knowledge
several people have died whilst "actually" on the premises,
enjoying a Pint or two. Off the top of my head I cannot
recall their names but there are several Locals who can. Now whilst I do not believe that the paranormal
activity can be attributed to "Morris", I do however believe
that they may well be some form of presence/presences.
I shall now list some of the strange goings on that I can
remember off the top of my head:
1) Glasses have "fallen from shelves only to land 6 or more
feet away and smash, in both sides of the Pub.
2) A strong smell of freshly snuffed candles has been evident
to staff and customers alike all at separate times including,
my Wife, Bar Staff, customers and I. This was prior to us
ever even having candles even in the building.
3) Areas of the Pub have appeared to have totally different
temperature, such as nice and warm then if you step a single
foot in to the Lounge area the temperature difference is
ridiculous, almost as if you were stepping into a walk in
freezer. This temperature difference was noticed by 3 separate
people all at once when they attempted to walk in to the
Lounge area from behind the Bar. I personally stepped over
the "threshold" and all the hairs on my neck and arms stood
on end and goose pimples were evident immediately on my
arms. I showed the goose bumps to 2 of my friends as it
happened and I then attempted to cross the "threshold a
further 2 times and each time I got the same reaction. At
this both of my friends tried to do the same by crossing
the "threshold" and they too had the exact same reaction
that I did, even though they both had thick long sleeved
4) The gas bottles in the Cellar have turned themselves
of on two separate occasions, which is impossible to do,
apart from manually.
5) My friend and I were both playing Pool during the day
and we both witnessed something sweep from behind the Bar
in our direction, at which point I felt someone/thing come
to a sudden halt behind me.
6) On another occasion my Wife called me on
the mobile to ask me why I was upstairs in the bedroom,
yet both my friend and I were both playing Pool again and
we were the only ones in the building. This was approximately
7) I was once sat looking out of the Tap Room window when
I felt someone sit alongside of me and the smell of stale
cigarettes was overwhelming. This was while the Pub was
shut, during the day and well after the smoking ban had
come in to place
8) A friend of mine who is staying in the Pub looking after
it for me, awoke at approximately 3am and as he entered
the upstairs toilet he heard the distinct sound of glasses
"clinking" in the downstairs Bar area, as if they were being
"collected" or picked up in bunches"
arrived at the pub at
Investigation team Brenda, Steve, John and Bridgett, no
one had read the Landlords report, but Steve and Brenda
had visited the pub prior to the investigation to interview
the Landlord. On this occasion it was lunch time, the pub
was empty, both Brenda and Steve picked up on a man who
had had a heart attack (customer or the Landlords grandfather?).
Brenda picked up on an Irish man who had been a customer
who had a habit of licking his lips and rubbing his mouth.
We did not pursue this any further at the time as we were
coming back to do an investigation and did not want to influence
arrival we were met by the Landlord (Mr A) and the barman
set up a standard thermometer on a table in the back (lounge)
bar. A video camera in the lounge bar facing the toilet
door which according to the staff members has been seen
to open on it own. Trigger objects were set up on a table
in the lounge bar near to the snooker table. A web cam was
set up behind the bar focused on the area between the two
bars. Steve set up sound recording equipment on the lounge
bar and placed the microphone in the centre of the table
where we were to do our vigil.
objects were placed on a table in the Tap room.
readings were taken with an infra red thermometer in various
areas of the pub which seemed to be a standard 16.5 - 17
degrees. EMF readings were taking and there were no fluctuations
apart from in the areas where there were electrical equipment,
appliances, wiring and plumbing.
settled down around a table to do a vigil. Bridgett asked
if there were any spirits present and if so they could come
forward and make them selves known to us. Mr B who was sitting
by the window said he felt something he didn't like. There
was a slight reading on the EMF. Mr B was uncomfortable
so Brenda told him to tell whatever was around him to go
away, which he did. No EMF reading. Oddly throughout the
evening there was hardly any fluctuation in temperature
or EMF readings, which is quite unusual.
were a few creaks from the far corner of the room which
we attributed to the room 'going to sleep', pipes cooling
took some digital photos which contained the usual orbs
and reflections but little else.
was little happening in the lounge so after about 40mins
we moved from the lounge bar to the Tap room, leaving the
trigger objects set up in case there was any activity.
in the tap room we set up the video camera facing the bar
entrance (unfortunately). The sound equipment was set up
and once again and the microphone placed on one of the tables
where we were sat. Steve set up two glasses on the bar to
see if they would be moved. We were all sat on the seating
where two or three people had been said to have died.
again we sat in vigil. Brenda went into trance and picked
up the names Harry and Archie. She started speaking in a
voice with a slightly Irish accent which was hardly audible
but seemed to be swearing and saying something about a woman
not wanting him to be out drinking. Bridgett felt tightness
in her chest and down her arm which she felt was attributed
to a man passing with a heart attack.
became quite agitated whilst in trance and started saying
"Watch" and "Look at the mister" which
the others presumed was "watch the mist". Everyone,
apart from Brenda who was in trance, thought they saw two
dark figures stood by the bar where the glasses had been
placed which seemed to stay there quite some time before
fading. Mr B said he did not like it and thought there was
something not very nice there. A small terrier type dog
was seen in the middle of the floor (this same dog had been
seen and felt in the bar area by Brenda on the day of the
pre-investigation interview and also earlier in the evening
in the lounge bar. Mr B said he felt the dogs name was Tina.
strange thing was that all the time this was going on there
was no fluctuation in temperature or EMF readings although
a few people said they felt it had got colder.
when Brenda is in trance there is a very distinct fluctuation
in EMF readings, but there was absolutely nothing which
is very unusual. Brenda later concluded that although her
energy was being used nothing was actually coming through
A thought he heard someone say "Hello" which quite
upset him but when Steve checked the audio recordings he
found it to be his own voice saying hello to Brenda when
she came out of trance.
Brenda came out of trance and everyone had calmed themselves
it was decided to check out the out the upstairs accommodation
and cellar areas. After spending a short period in these
areas the team were in agreement that there didn’t
seem to be any activity, in fact everywhere in the pub seemed
to have quietened down.
thing we were definitely aware of during the course of the
investigation was the gent’s toilet flushing at intervals,
due to being set on a timer.
thing we forgot to do before we started was to check the
trophy cabinet as there had been reports of the trophies
inside moving forward on the shelf although the cabinet
was locked. Whilst in trance Brenda had been pointing towards
the area of the trophy cabinet. When the cabinet was checked
at the end of the investigation there were marks in the
dust indicating that the trophies had moved, but being as
this was not checked beforehand we cannot say for definite
that this occurred during the investigation.
team conclude that although there seem to be some spirits
of past customers that can be picked up on by the mediums
in the group. There does not appear to be any definite paranormal
activity. It is believed that Mr B is significantly attracting
spirit activity which is why he is seeing and feeling a
lot of things in the pub. It is also believed that Mr A
and his family are quite psychically attuned themselves
so therefore are experiencing very similar things to Mr
B. The psychic vibrations emitted from Mr A, his family
and Mr B appear to be causing energy fluctuations which
can also be felt by other people.