FLEUR DE LYS
On Saturday 18th January 2014, Jacky, Dave, Andrew and
I had the opportunity to join Claire Stevens and her group West
Country Paranormal on a paranormal investigation at the Fleur De Lys
at Norton St. Philip, near Bath.
OLD FUNCTION ROOM
Following a wonderful meal together at the pub, we began the
investigation in the old function room. As soon as I started to 'call
out' my left hand started tingling. This happens when I feel a
spiritual presence close by. Jacky gasped and said that she had just
seen a large light anomaly. We heard a tap on the floor. I asked for
another and we heard another tap. We became aware of lots more
tapping on the floor. The taps seemed to be coming from a specific
area where a stack of high chairs had been placed. The tapping
continued and then it started to come over to where we were sitting.
We all heard a loud buzz but we couldn't work out what it was.
There was a noise from behind Jacky and Dave by the chimney and then
something was thrown. Dave and Andrew went to look for the object but
they couldn't find it. We went up to the store room and sat in the
dark for a while. I didn't feel anything at all in this room but as
soon as I went back down to the function room, the atmosphere felt
Something was thrown which sounded like a small object. Jacky
caught it on camera and it came from the far side of the room. Dave
said that he really didn't like standing with his back to the
fireplace/staircase area. We had a little chat amongst ourselves and
an object was thrown at us. Dave left the room, leaving the three of
us and a metallic object was thrown at us. Andrew found it on the
floor and told us that it was a small metal washer.
For a long time nothing happened and then something else was
thrown. We heard a tap on the floor beside us, Jacky saw a light
anomaly and a stone landed behind Jacky. Dave came back in and we
started talking about the little store room at the top of the stairs.
I said that I had felt nothing but Jacky said that she had felt quite
threatened in there. Dave said that he had felt fuzzy. Andrew decided
that he was going to go back up there on his own so he went up,
turned off the light and shut the door. Dave said that he was
experiencing a sudden and intense pain in his neck, especially on the
right side. Jacky gleefully told him, “It's probably the hangman's
noose and the knot was on the right side.”
Andrew eventually came back down and said that he hadn't
experienced anything up in the store room. I heard a sound that was
like a foot had stepped on the floor board next to me. A constant
tapping started on the floor, all around the room. Jacky asked if the
spirit could step on a loose floor board and make it creak and we
heard a sound just like that.
Dave said that he was still in considerable pain in his neck and
he'd also got a pressure headache too. Jacky asked how many spirits
were in the room with us and we heard one tap. She 'called out' again
and there were two taps in the corner. The temperature seemed to be
dropping and Dave checked this out with the laser thermometer and
confirmed that it was. It was freezing. Jacky said that she saw a
glittery light traveling slowly across the room and there was the
sound of a footstep right beside me. We then heard footsteps tapping
loudly on the floor and we realised that 'something' was walking
right through the very large table that we were sat beside.
Jacky said that when we had been sitting quietly in the store
room, she had got a vision of an elderly lady who was wringing her
hands. Dave said that he had been hearing a name but he was unsure
whether it was Annie, Anna or Hannah. We asked if the spirit was
happy that we were there and we received an affirmative tap. Asking
for taps to confirm, we started to ask the spirit lady to tap when we
called out her age. We received a tap at 78. There were a few sounds
by me. We asked if it was 'she' who had been throwing things at us
and she said that it wasn't. We kept asking questions and we all
heard a loud thud which made us jump.
Dave heard a whisper and as he said that, I had noticed that the
sound indicator had showed a sound at the time when Dave heard the
whisper but unfortunately, the sound cannot be heard on the
recording. Jacky said that every now and then her chair was moving on
its own. Nobody else felt their chair moving. The taps continued all
around the floor and then we heard a loud bang within the room. We
all felt as if a different spirit had entered the room and as we
expressed this with each other, we heard the sound of heavy footsteps
which sounded like a man. There was another loud bang by the door. A
handful of stones were thrown. Jacky said that she was feeling
threatened and Dave said that the hairs on the back of his neck were
standing on end.
There were more knocking sounds by Jacky and she felt as if a male
energy was right beside her. We tried to coax the spirit nearer to us
so we could communicate. We heard a weird gurgling noise (not our
tummy’s), a bang and some footsteps. We could still hear the
original tapping noises and we felt that there were two spirits in
the room with us. The temperature was plummeting and Andrew started
shivering. Something else was thrown. Andrew (who never usually
complains that he's cold) said that he was getting colder and colder
and his teeth started chattering. We could all feel a presence over
by Andrew. Dave walked over to Andrew and we jokingly said, “Watch
out, Dave's coming” and we heard footsteps running away from Andrew
towards the door. Dave ran over to the door and then we heard the
footsteps run back in. As Dave turned around, he jumped and said that
he had seen a black orb with his own vision. We all heard a door
creak (although neither door moved) and then we heard the sound of a
woman's voice. It was not a formed word, just a sound.
Jacky left the room and after she had shut the door, we heard
footsteps within the room. Dave then heard a strange noise behind
him. I heard footsteps behind me and Dave saw a light anomaly
traveling up the stairs. We felt like there were two different
spirits and two different sounds of footsteps. There was another tap.
Suddenly, a strange smell of pear-drop sweets impregnated the room.
None of us had any sweets.
This part of the pub used to be an outside area and it is said
that people were led out this way to be hanged. The place where they
were hanged was a little further on. We sat around in a circle and
Jacky 'called out.' We heard some responding taps. We asked if we
were communicating to either one of the spirits that were in the
other room and we were told that we weren't. There was a horrible
feeling in this room and it felt like fear. It was quite palpable. We
talked about how awful the times were through the ages and how cruel
humans can be to other human beings. None of us could remotely
imagine what the fear was like, knowing that you were going to be led
out in front of an audience and hanged.
We made contact with a spirit who we believe was generating this
feeling of fear. We learned that he was kept in the cellars of the
George Inn across the road, and he was not guilty of the crime that
he was accused of. We were getting very loud bangs. Jacky looked sad
and she said, “This person is really upset. We all felt terrible
for this troubled soul.
The knocking had traveled to the other end of the room and Jacky
wondered if the spirit was walking over to where he was hanged. We
wondered whether there were two spirits in the room because the
knocks sounded very different. We asked how many spirits were in this
area with us and we received eight loud knocks and then a multitude
of different, quieter taps. Jacky wondered if the prisoners used to
tap to each other to communicate while in the holding cells in the
George Inn. Jacky asked, “You weren't tried by that awful Judge
Jeffreys were you?” We received a massive response with a huge bang
which made us all jump in the air.
A while later, Dave jumped and said, “I feel like someone's just
kicked me up the ass.” Although he was sitting on a chair, the
underside of the seat felt like it had been kicked really hard. As he
said this, It happened again. At this point, Dave and I heard a
gasping, breathing noise which was recorded on our equipment. Dave
said that he could feel a cold draught on the back of his neck.
Andrew started to get really cold again and started shivering. At
this point, there were lots of loud deafening bangs. We tried to ask
who was making the loud bangs. Jacky looked pensive and then said,
“Are we talking to the executioner. A massive bang resounded near
us. Jacky said, “This is an angry soul.” Jacky asked if the
spirit was stuck here or had decided to stay here and also if he was
afraid to go forward into the next life. The spirit appeared to move
and went behind Jacky and started making loud bangs.
Jacky asked, “Are you sorry for what you did?” There was a
loud bang in response. We all acknowledged that times were different
in our country then. The spirit seemed to calm down slightly at this.
He was still banging about behind Jacky. Jacky said that something
had touched her leg. He was moving around behind Jacky and we all
felt that he quite liked her. She asked, “Did you kick Dave up the
bum because you like me?” There was a bang. Jacky asked, “ Did
you have a lot of lady friends?” There was a massive bang and then
Dave's chair was 'kicked' underneath the seat again.
Did you have a beard?
Did you have long hair.
Were you very powerful?
This was followed by some very loud bangs. Suddenly, we all burst
into hysterical laughter but none of us knew why. We wondered if the
intensity of the situation had just got to us. After we had calmed
down, we heard a moaning sound which was picked up on camera. Jacky
felt something touch her knee. The banging continued. Jacky saw
something move behind me at the far end of the room. There was a
really huge bang . We started knocking out patterns on the table and
these were immediately copied. We had grown to like this spirit even
though he was initially angry. We tried to understand that even
though he held down an awful job (we thought so), in his private
life, he may have been a likable man with a sense of humour. We asked
him to knock twice if this was true and we received two loud knocks.
We thought we would try to use the Ghost Box although we wondered
if more ancient spirits are able to use this method of communication
due to them never knowing or understanding the concept of a radio. We
were desperate to get a name. We kept hearing the name George. We
also heard John, Edward, Theodore and Charles. We later discovered
that four out of five of these names have been identified in relation
to the Pitchfork Rebellion. I also heard 'Go, Edward.'
Shortly after this, the situation became very strange with our
faces seeming to change and the features of other faces superimposing
upon our own. Jacky also saw the the same finger missing on each of
our hands and later it seemed as if two spirits tried to use Jacky
and Dave to communicate to each other. This became very emotional.
Jacky explains this at the end of her report (please see below).
This concludes our experience at the Fleur De Lys pub. I would
like to thank Claire Stevens from West Country Paranormal for
allowing us to investigate with her team.
Written by: Maria Williams
A few of us from Twilight North and Twilight Shadows were given
the opportunity to investigate he Fleur De Lys in Norton St Philip
with West Country Paranormal and as this is a place we will be taking
the whole team in the near future, of course, we jumped at the
With every investigation we do, you always hope that you are going
to witness some type of paranormal activity. It is often the case
that after 4 hours of footage taken at a location, you maybe lucky to
pull 5 or 10 minutes worth of evidence. (Any type of evidence we get
I am always grateful for whether its 2 seconds or one hours’
worth.) I am shocked and astounded at the activity we witnessed
during the evening. I pulled over 40 minutes worth of footage some
of which I decided not to share as I had quite a personal experience
(which I will talk about at the end of the report). I do not claim
to be psychic; however, I have learned to be more sensitive the
longer I carry on investigating. In this investigation I found that
a spirit imprinted herself onto me which I have never experienced
before. It something I am honoured to have experienced and it has
given me comfort to realise that real and true love never dies.
OLD FUNCTION ROOM
We started off the evening with an informal meeting with West
Country Paranormal and ourselves. (We also all had a delicious meal
together which gave us all a chance to chat to some of the newest
recruits in Claire’s team). After this we then split into our
respective teams and went to our allocated areas’. Claire’s
team took the Skittle Alley and our team went to a room at the top of
the stairs which used to be used as a small meeting room. After
getting ourselves comfortable, we switched off the lights and started
to call out.
After about 10 minutes or so, Maria asked if my hand was tingling.
(We both experience this when the energy is starting to build up).
I realise that it was. Just after we say this I capture a light
anomaly on the video camera. After this, I see a series of light
anomalies on the video camera. I notice that they are mostly towards
the 2 wooden high chairs near the entrance door. I find that I am
drawn to that area. Maria asks out again to see if we can encourage
any more spirit activity. We hear a noise behind us. Maria asks for
any spirits to tap on something (to let us know they are with us).
With that we hear something clatter to the floor. This was to be one
of many apports we witness in this room.
[Apport (paranormal), the paranormal transference or appearance of
Dave goes to look for the apport and finds a small piece of
plaster. I point out that this was too small and light for the
object. Whatever has just been thrown was thrown with force. In
fact it was thrown so hard it bounced off the table in the middle of
the room. The object cannot be located. We continue to discuss the
apport for a while. I ask for any spirits to show themselves in
light form. I do not realise until I reviewed the footage that I did
indeed capture a light anomaly on camera just after I have asked to
see one. We hear a tap behind us and Maria asks out again. I ask to
hear the spirits footsteps if possible. (Dave wishes to have a break
so I take hold of his camera also so we can continue filming.)
Nothing much happens for about 5 minutes and I ask if the spirit is
still with us. I capture a light anomaly on my camera but not
Dave’s. We then get another apport. It is here I tell Maria that
I am drawn towards the highchairs and she tells me she can tell.
We get another apport while we are talking among ourselves. Dave
returns and says how different this room now feels. We get another
apport, this time it sounds like a metal object. Andrew finds it and
it looks like a brass washer. We are discussing how the apports are
happening to us more and more when I notice a lovely light anomaly on
Dave’s camera but not mine. Dave comes and sits next to me so he
can watch the 2 cameras. Just as he sits down we get another apport.
They all sound like small stones though we are unable to find any
when we go and look. We get yet another apport and while Maria and
Andrew are looking for it Dave hears a tapping sound. Maria finds
one of the apports and it is a small white stone. (This is very
common in stone apports). We tell Dave about the brass washer and he
manages to pick it up. He shows it to the camera. Just as he does
this I capture a long light anomaly on Dave’s camera but not mine.
(They are both pointed in the same direction). This I find
fascinating. Just as I exclaim my surprise with this light anomaly,
we get another apport. Reviewing the footage we do not hear Dave say
that he has been hit on the back of the leg and you can hear
something clatter to the floor.
Maria asks what the spirits are going to do next. Andrew decides
to go up the wooden stairs in the room that leads up to a small
storage room on his own. He stays in there for about 5 minutes than
comes back down again. I ask him if he felt anything while in there.
He answered that he did not and says he never does. I laugh and
tell him that will change and he shouldn’t have said that out loud.
Dave tells us that he has got an awful pain in his neck. Maria
suddenly wonders if this is a spirit imprinting on him and talks
about the hangings that happened at the Fleur during the pitchfork
rebellion. He says no, and that the pain is on the right hand side.
I suggest maybe that’s where the knot from the noose would have
been. Dave makes a joke of it and tells us he was supposed to have
been a highway man in a former life. (I can believe that).
I return my focus to the investigation and say out loud “Come on
ghosties”. Just as I say this we get another apport bang on cue
which you actually see bouncing off the floor on my camera. We can
now feel the energy change in the room. Maria asks if we can hear
the spirits footsteps. We do hear something but it does not sound up
on the video. Dave tells us that his neck is getting worse. I ask
out loud that if it is a spirit doing this to Dave, could they stop.
I then ask can we hear the spirits voice. We get a loud tap in
reply. I ask a series of questions (What is your name, age, etc.)
and leave a long pause in between them to allow a spirit to answer.
(Hopefully we will be able to hear on the video footage or digital
voice recorder if they have.) To my amazement when reviewing the
footage, when I ask how many spirit people are there I capture a
female voice answering 6 of us. This footage can be seen on our
I ask for the spirits to either show themselves in light form or
throw something (as they are so good at doing that). I see more
light anomalies on the video camera. I thank the spirits for all the
activity they have shown us so far. We ask if we can see the spirit
on camera and explain that this has happened before (Woodchester
Mansion). We continue to ask out encouraging spirit activity and we
start to hear tapping sounds. We hear a series of taps which seem to
correspond to our questions. Dave says he feels this is an (old)
lady. We hear a loud tap as if in agreement. I say at this point
that when we were on a tour of the place, before we started the
investigation, I got an image of an old lady wringing her hands (when
we went up into the storage area). As I say this I get the sensation
I feel down my back when a spirit is really drawing close. Maria
asks me what this feels like and I explain to her (the best way I
can) what it is similar too. When this happens to me it almost feels
like the sensation you get just before you get pins and needles. I
ask if the spirit is now in the room with us. Tap. Dave goes to say
something but finds his words are stuck. We get a very loud
impatient tap and we laugh at this. Dave gives us a name he feels
this might be. He got the name Annie. We start to debate the age.
I said the woman I saw in my mind’s eye was in her 80’s. Dave
disagrees and said he feels she feels more in her 70’s. Maria
suggests we ask her, so we do. I ask are you in you 70’s? Tap.
Are you nearer 71? (Nothing). 75? (Nothing). Nearer to 80? Tap.
78? Tap. Maria then asks for the spirit to tap again. To our
amazement we get a tap back. She asks for a loud tap (as she wants
to check something). TAP. Maria then explains that she wanted to
see if the taps are showing up on the sound display on her camera.
Dave then suddenly says Anna or Hannah. We hear a massive thud as if
to respond to what he is saying. (It is here that on camera you hear
a scribbling sort of noise. Dave says that he has heard a whisper
and then goes on to describe the scribbling sound perfectly.)
It goes quiet for a while (which happens). We start to hear
knocking sounds again and Maria asks for the lady to tap if she is
back. We get a quiet tap, then a loud one (which sounds totally
different). We all hear a strange noise and I ask Dave if that was
his tummy. He laughs and says he was about to ask me the same
question. Maria says she thought it was Dave’s tummy too and turns
to Andrew and asks if it was his. He tells us it was not. This
sound was captured on the video footage.
We hear a loud bang. We notice we are still getting 2 types of
taps in response to our questions. Andrew suddenly says he is
feeling really cold. Dave says he is also feeling cold. We hear a
massive knock by the door. Dave goes to investigate and opens the
door (to see if there is anyone on the other side). As he does this
Andrew hears footsteps running passed Dave and round the back of
where Maria and Andrew are sitting. He is explaining this to us when
I see a massive anomaly on my camera go from Dave (who is now
standing back by me) and travel towards the door. Dave then says he
just saw a black anomaly (with his naked eye) by the door. We all
laugh and ask how on earth did he see this when it is dark in the
room. He explains he saw it down by the bottom of the door (where
the light from the corridor is seeping underneath.) I ask Andrew if
he is feeling warmer now and he confirms he is.
Maria goes to place a chair by the door and asks us if we can
still see. Just as she does this she hears a noise on the other
side. She goes to have a look and there is nothing there. We point
out that if it was someone playing tricks we would hear them running
down the stairs. Just as she closes the door we all hear another
strange noise. I say it’s the door hinges so Maria tries the door
again. There is no noise. We again are all amazed. The footage of
this can be viewed on our Facebook page.
I need to take a natural break so I go towards the door. Just as
I do the door rattles as if someone is about to come in. I jump back
in surprise. We find out later this is not paranormal activity and
the door does in fact rattle if approached from a certain angle.
We continue to get lots of light anomalies on camera and we hear
lots of taps. Many in response to our questions. We could have
stayed in this room for the entire investigations but decide to
change to the skittle alley.
We make ourselves comfortable around a small table that Claire’s
team had set up in the alley before us.
We start to call out and very soon hear small tapping noises. We
are just discussing the history of the building and that the long
corridor that leads to the skittle alley from the main bar used to be
outside. It is believed this route is were the prisoners of the
pitchfork rebellion were lead down towards the gallows they were hung
from. Just as we discuss this we hear an almighty bang on our table
which makes us all jump. We acknowledge the spirit and ask if the
spirit was one of the men that were hung. We get another loud bang.
The table then tips up on 3 legs then places itself back down in a
very precise manner. We ask a series of questions and start to get 2
different types of taps in response. One is very loud and one is
very quiet. The tapping then starts to take on a rhythm. I say it’s
like Morse code. Dave rightly points out that this didn’t exist in
their time. I suddenly get an idea. I say maybe the prisoners
devised a code they tapped on the wall to communicate between
themselves. We get a thud in response to this. As the infamous
Judge Jefferies name is mentioned, we hear another almighty thud
which makes us jump again. Maria hears a gasping noise just behind
her which really unsettles her and I see something move behind her
further down in the skittle alley. The table then lifts up on 2 legs
I suddenly feel a weird sensation on my left knee. It felt like
someone was gripping it. The rhythmic tapping starts again and I say
that I am thinking something and if I am right can you knock on the
table. Maria suddenly cottons onto what I mean and we all laugh.
She asks me why I thought it might be this that the spirit is
imitating. I tell them that it’s probably because he has been
feeling my knee for the last 5 minutes. I start to sense the
atmosphere changing and this spirit feels very jolly. I ask if the
spirit likes to join in with the people in the bar and we get a loud
knock. I ask if the spirit is touching my knee. Bang. Maria laughs
and tells the spirit to behave itself. I say that my husband is in
the room so he had better behave. BANG. We hear another very loud
bang on the table. I say that if the spirit wants to do that he is
going to have to scare my husband away. Dave then cries out as we
hear another massive thud. The bang happened under his chair.
We feel that we are talking to the executioner. Maria asks if he
has regrets for what he has done. We hear another very loud bang on
the table. The table then lifts again. I say that I feel the spirit
is behind me. We hear a thud on the table. Maria asks why I feel
that and I explain because the table lifted where I am sat. I feel
the feeling on my knee again the tapping goes back to the rhythmic
tapping once again. I say again that the spirit would have to scare
my husband away if he wants to do that. I tell the spirit to growl
in Dave’s ear. (Dave isn’t too pleased about this). Maria asks
if the spirit was powerful in life. We hear a loud tap. Dave says
under his breath “he thinks he was powerful” and there is an
almighty bang on the table as if to tell Dave off.
We chat about how a person would be appointed as executioner and I
go really cold, then I get the giggles. It is here I capture a groan
on video that can be seen on our footage on our Facebook page. We
are unaware of the groan at the time and we can be seen chatting on
among ourselves and I ask a question out loud to myself “I wonder
if it is us that turns people this way”?. As if in answer to that
we hear another massive bang which again makes us all jump. I say
that I hate it when they do that.
Maria then says to the spirit “is there a question you would
like to ask us?” Bang. “Oh dear, what would that be?” Maria
asks. I reply “our names?” Bang. We go around the table and
introduce ourselves and I finish by saying “and your name?”
Bang. We laugh and I say hello to bang. We then get an idea. We
have 2 types of ghost boxes and maybe we can use one to communicate.
[Ghostbox (paranormal research device), a device meant to
communication with spirits using open radio waves]
We ask the spirit if we can use this and we get a bang in
response. We have a small debate while Andrew sets up his ghost box
that maybe it only works with more modern spirits, however, we decide
to carry on.
We ask the usual questions of what is your name. We hear (at
different times) the name George, Edward, John, Theodor and Charles.
We also get bangs on the table to clarify other questions we have
asked. (All but one of these names are on a document in the bar
regarding the pitchfork rebellion. We did not see this until we are
about to go.)
It is here that things really start to get strange.
During the ghost box experiment. I notice that Maria’s face has
changed and I tell her this. She replies that she didn’t want to
say but mine had too. For me Maria had become very old and her face
was more oval. For Maria I had become very scary looking and my eye
sockets are just hollows. She says I look almost vampiric in
appearance. This is disturbing me so much that Maria changes places
with Dave who (straight away) his face starts to alter. I start to
freak out a little and say he looks like an evil gnome. As he is
saying 'thanks very much' the word Idiot is said on the Ghost box. I
then hear a Huh or sigh next to me. Maria asks if the spirit means
Dave is an idiot. My knee feels as if it is being gripped again and
Andrew suddenly feels really cold. I say to him he shouldn’t have
said he never feels anything earlier. We all laugh.
I see something moving at the bottom of the skittle alley and I
try to lean over to see what it is. Andrew asks if I am OK. The
table then moves on Andrew’s side.
I start to see one finger black out on Dave’s hand, then mine,
then Maria’s and then Andrew's. I say this and tell everyone I am
starting to feel very weird. I feel the finger is missing due to
punishment. The finger that is missing is everyone’s wedding
finger. I realise I am feeling very emotional and I look at Dave and
his face is now totally different. Dave looks behind him at this
point and on the video footage you can hear a rumbling noise like a
bowling ball traveling down the alley. I apologise to everyone and
say I have never had this happen before. I suddenly realise that
Dave’s hands have changed. They look enormous. Maria asks what I
am seeing. I say I don’t know and I am not very good at this. She
replies that she thinks I am and urges me to continue. I explain
that these hands I can see look almost cartoonish. I suddenly feel
like I need to reach for these hands and I find myself saying we have
been here before. Maria says how much my face has now changed.
Dave agrees and says he knows the face but doesn’t know the name.
Maria says she is getting the name Jeanette or Jenet. I say we have
been here before. Dave starts to talk and Maria tells Dave that she
thinks I am trying to tell him something. I am feeling really
strange. It’s almost like something has got control of my voice
and all I can say is we have been here before. Dave and I (or rather
these 2 spirit people who have imprinted on us) are looking at each
other. The love I feel at this point is over powering. Then, as
quickly as it arrived, the feeling starts to fade and I can see
Dave’s face again.
We continue to talk for a while but this experience has really
affected me and I am quite relieved that we decide to call it a
At the time I felt like Dave and I were old souls that have met in
a lifetime before. However, looking back on it I now think maybe
this female spirit has been hanging around waiting for the
opportunity to reach out to her lost lover and tell him everything
will be OK and that she doesn’t blame him for leaving her behind.
I am still unsure if this was a love torn in two by one of the men
executed but that was the impression I felt at the time.
To conclude this report I can honestly say this was one of the
most active investigations I have been on to date. We experienced
light anomalies on camera, apports, taps, footsteps, audible voices,
EVP captured on camera, and sightings. We had enormous success with
table tipping and reasonable success with the Ghost box. Also we
must not forget our personal experiences.
I would like to thank Claire from West Country Paranormal for
inviting us to her investigation and to the landlord for allowing us
to investigate this amazing location.
Written by: Jacky Wicheard
On Saturday 8th March 2014, Twilight Shadows Paranormal
conducted a second investigation at the Fleur De Lys pub in Norton
St. Philip. We split into two teams.
OLD FUNCTION ROOM
I 'called out' and I asked the lady who made contact with us
during our first visit to join us again. I told the team members that
weren't present last time that she had been tapping the table, the
floor and had been walking around us so that we had been hearing her
Tracy H felt like there was someone standing behind her. She said
that she felt icy cold. I continued 'calling out.' There was a knock
from inside the room, over by Matt. Ben saw a white light and said he
had heard a tap and a rattling sound. We started talking amongst
ourselves and there was a big bang as if to focus us. There was also
a small bang and continuous tapping while we were chatting. At this
point an EVP was recorded. We didn't hear it at the time but it was
an eerie moaning sound.
Loretta heard footsteps and there was a big knocking sound over by
the fireplace. We sat around a table. I 'called out' and there was a
bang on the wall. I heard a knock over to the right side. The table
knocked and it seemed like it was moving. There was a massive bang
under the table which reverberated through all of us. The table was
vibrating and then became stronger and was shuddering. There was
another knock, the door knocked behind Matt and then there was a
knock next to where I was sitting. The shuddering of the table
completely stopped and we all felt breezes over our hands. There was
a little pattern of knocks and a very strange noise in the corner. We
all heard a movement by Matt, directly in front of him. Andrew heard
knocks near the table and Ben heard footsteps. Tracey D suddenly felt
We started talking about how this passage once led to the gallows.
As we were talking amongst ourselves, our recording equipment picked
up an audible, male groan. I 'called out' and there was an immediate
tap on the table. Upon our first visit here, we made contact with the
a hangman. So we tried to communicate with him again. We started
tapping on the table and the wall started tapping in response. There
was another tap, a tapping noise by me and then we all heard
footsteps. Ben and I both 'called out' but all was quiet for a long
Suddenly we noticed that Dan had started rocking. He said that he
couldn't stop although he wanted to. He felt as if someone was
rocking him. It was sort of a 'swaying' motion so we wondered if it
was connected to a hanging. Dan said that he felt that it was. He
said that he was 'feeling very weird' and that he was extremely cold.
As Dan continued to sway, we asked if the spirit responsible, could
come forward and communicate with us all. We asked questions to do
with the Pitchfork Rebellion and asked if a spirit who had been
wrongly hanged was making contact. Dan said that he really did not
like the corridor.
We all heard a jingling sound. Matt told us that his neck had
suddenly started to hurt. He seemed to be talking in a very strange
voice. During our previous visit, Jacky had been talking as if she
had been imprinted upon and was speaking as if she was another
person. Her voice really changed. Matt had not been present for the
first investigation and so he would not have known that his
experience was in the exact same place as Jacky's experience.
Andrew said he'd suddenly become very cold and a chill had
traveled right through his body to his feet. I started to talk about
what it must feel like to be hanged and the table started tapping.
Matt continued to rub his neck and it was at this point that our
recording device distinctly picked up a voice which said, 'swinging.'
Jacky's team joined us and assembled around another table further
up the alley. The tables started knocking and there were tapping
noises around the room. Ben identified that the temperature in the
room had began to plummet. Nicci agreed and said that their end of
the room was decreasing in temperature also. Suddenly the Ovilus said
the word 'Bitch.' We asked if the the spirit with us disliked women
and there was an affirmative tap. The table which Jacky's group was
sat around had started to move.
I asked (using the Ovilus):
Do you really dislike us?
Just the women?
All of us?
Yes, (followed by a large tap).
How many spirit people are with us in this room?
After this, the atmosphere went flat and nothing more of a
paranormal nature occurred. We decided that we would close this
investigation at this point. On behalf of the team, I would like to
thank Jacky and Dave for arranging our second investigation at the
Fleur De Lys.
Written by: Maria Williams
Following our very successful visit to the Fleur De Lys at the
beginning of the year with West Country Paranormal, we had the
opportunity to take our own team back for another go at communicating
with the spirits.
After a lovely meal, the team split into 2 groups and our group
headed off to the skittle alley. We were trying a new device from Digital Dowsing called a Ghost
Talker 11. It is thought that spirits may be able to manipulate
white noise and electronic devices. The spirit then communicates to
us using the device. It is a little like a ghost box where a spirit
communicates through the radio waves which can be heard through the
device except this is not a radio. The ITC talking device picks up
EMF as language.
As we were setting up in the skittle alley, the Ghost Talker
started to make sounds. We heard what sounded like How are you or
who are you coming from it. This got us very excited as previously
this room proved to be very active.
We set up a table tipping exercise and it wasn’t long before we
started to get a response to our questions. The tapping was very
gentle and quiet and we felt that this maybe a female spirit. We ask
if the spirit would like us to introduce ourselves and the table
bangs down in response as if to say yes. We begin to say our names
however the table starts to pre-empt what we are going to say and
tilts towards the person that is about to introduce themselves next.
Just after this happened, we all hear a small high pitched noise
(though this isn’t picked up on camera.) We get a few taps to our
questions and I ask for the table to levitate off of the floor. The
table does actually jump and this is followed by another weird noise
(which is picked up on camera). We talk among ourselves about what
the noise could be and I think I see a figure behind Dave, down
towards the skittle alley. Nicci also says she has seen one down
where I am pointing.
Not much happens for a while when we hear what sounds like a moan.
Nicci feels like there is something behind where she is sat and has
got his/her hand placed between her shoulder blades. This is making
her feel quite dizzy. The table suddenly moves with much exaggerated
movements and lifts and bangs back down on the ground with quite a
force. The table moves towards Dave and we ask for the table to move
back to where it was. Caz asks though we do not get a response. It
does eventually when Chris demands that it does. This continues for
a few minutes longer then the activity goes quiet again. We decide
to have a break and change rooms.
OLD FUNCTION ROOM
We venture back upstairs to another room that was also very active
on our previous visit. We get ourselves comfortable and call out.
We do get 2 apports in this room, (an apport is the paranormal
transference of an article from one place to another, or an
appearance of an article from an unknown source that is often
associated with poltergeist activity or spiritualistic séances)
while we are in there but not much else happens. After about half an
hour we decide to join the others back in the skittle alley.
Back in the skittle alley we set up a table down from where group
1 have a table tipping exercise also going. Our Ghost Talker that
started off very active had been quiet all the way through the night
but suddenly springs back into life. We do get a few responses to
our questions during this session, however it seems that the spirits
had decided to leave us for the remainder of the evening.
I would like to thank both Twilight North and Twilight Shadows for
giving up their Saturday evening and making this investigation
brilliant and as fun as ever. I would also like to thank the
landlord of the Fleur De Lys for welcoming us back and taking such
good care of us during our investigation.
Written by: Jacky Wicheard.