The red house - visit 2
On 7th July 2018, the Twilight Shadows Paranormal team
conducted a paranormal investigation at the Red House Museum in Dorset. This
was our second visit to the museum which was formally a workhouse.
We started our investigation on the top floor which we have
been told is usually very paranormally active. We assembled around a table and
started to discuss the building and we noticed that the table had started
moving on its own. However, the activity soon stopped. We thought that we could
feel an energy but nothing happened for a long time.
Tracy ‘called out.’ Nothing happened. Matt tried ‘calling
out‘ but again, all was quiet. Apparently, other paranormal teams have spent
hours investigating this room as it’s been so active but upon both our visits,
we haven’t really experienced much.
The boys went downstairs and I went with the girls to
investigate the middle floor. I ‘called out.’ I was sitting on the floor,
leaning against a cupboard and something knocked on the cupboard behind my
back. We heard other knocks coming from around the room and also
movement. We were all sitting very still. I felt tapping underneath my right elbow.
This happened several times. We felt a male presence and we wondered if he was
from the time of the workhouse. We asked if we were correct and we heard footsteps
within the room. There was a loud knock and a tapping sound from inside one of the
drawers. This went on for a time. The boys joined us and the tapping in the
room continued. We discovered that we were in the male side of the workhouse
building. It is thought that the Workhouse Master was a much kinder and fair
man in comparison to most Workhouse Masters and we tried to contact him. We
also ‘called out’ to any male spirit that was in the room with us and there was
a loud knocking beside me. I asked if the spirit could make a different noise
and something inside the cabinet rattled loudly.
I knocked out a pattern and it was immediately copied. This
happened three times. The knocking then continued simultaneously. I saw a white
light coming towards me from the back of the room. This was followed by the
sound of movement which was like a shuffling noise. After this, all activity
ceased and we decided to move downstairs to the old kitchen
We sat around chatting about the building and we all jumped
as there were two loud bangs in the room. This was followed by the sound of
something shaking. When we had first arrived, I had initially entered this room
on my own and I had heard and felt a big breath in my ear. This happened again
now, making me jump.
We started ‘calling out’ and we all felt icy cold breezes
wafting around. It was a stifling, hot evening and we’d all been struggling
with the heat within the building so the icy breezes were very noticeable.
The boys went back upstairs. They reported that when they got up there, the
atmosphere was thick and oppressive but as soon as they went in and sat down,
it immediately dissolved. They eventually came back down to the kitchen but no
further spiritual activity occurred for the remainder of our time there.
On behalf of the Twilight Shadows Paranormal team, we would
like to thank the museum for giving us access to this lovely location and a big
thank you to Tracy Hughes for organising the event.
Written by: Maria Williams