GUYS CLIFFE HOUSE.
On Saturday 31st May 2014, a small team of Twilight
Shadows Paranormal took part in a paranormal investigation at Guys
Cliff House in Warwick, Warwickshire.
Guys Cliff House is a Gothic Mansion set in a beautiful location.
The house which dates back to 1751, stands on land which has been
inhabited since Saxon times. It is named after Guy of Warwick who was
a servant to the Earl of Warwick. The Chapel of St. Mary has been
used by the Freemasons since 1955 and is still used by Masons today.
During WW1, the house was used as a hospital and it was used again
during WW2 as a location for evacuated children.
There are reports of many ghostly occurrences in the house.
Poltergeist activity has been witnessed in the chapel, along with the
sound of heavy footsteps and something being dragged
over the floor. The basement is thought to be haunted and stories of
people being enveloped with the feeling of oppression have been
reported. Some people have experienced sudden terror, causing them to
flee from the building. Strange lights have also been seen.
MASONIC HALL (Upstairs)
We settled down inside this beautiful room and Jacky 'called out.'
I asked if we could be shown a light and I immediately saw a light
travel from Jacky towards Dave in the right hand corner. I asked for
the door to open and although it didn't, I thought I could see a
figure right beside it. Jacky said that before the light completely
faded, she thought that she had seen someone sitting in the chair. We
knew that there were only the four of us inside the room. I looked
back towards the door and the shadow figure I had seen, had
Dave told us to listen as he could hear footsteps. We all listened
and we could hear them too. Dave had felt sick in this room during
the walk around and he had to leave quickly. He felt fine in here
now. We all did. Jacky 'called out' and I saw two flashes by the
door. Jacky caught a light anomaly from right to left on her
night-vision Camcorder. Dave said that the room felt sinister
previously and he thought that it would feel worse with just the four
of us there but strangely, it didn't. We had been told that there was
a dark entity attached to this room but we certainly could not feel
it. I could feel energy but not spirit energy as such. I saw a ball
of light appear and then shoot towards me through my night-vision
Camcorder. It was very bright and moving so fast towards me, it made
There was a big knock between Andrew and I and a thud from outside
the door. Dave became very hot and he said that he felt that he was
inside a court room. Jacky saw a large light moving from left to
right and I saw a black shape move across my night-vision Camcorder.
Nobody had moved and my Camcorder was sitting on a small tripod. Dave
said that he felt an energy behind him. He swung around and switched
his torch on as he was so sure that there was someone there. There
was just a cupboard. I suddenly felt unnerved and very uncomfortable
to the left of me. Jacky said that she could feel an energy building
up. I felt a cold draught going up my legs.
Dave said, “You and Jacky have been 'asking out' but I expect
that the Masons are ignoring you.” Dave 'asked out' and Andrew
jumped and said, “I just saw a foot walk across the white tile.”
Andrew was really startled by this and he couldn't believe that he
had just seen one foot. He said that the foot was black. Dave 'asked
out' again and then he saw a sparkly light with his own eyes. He saw
this twice. Dave kept asking for spiritual activity and then we heard
footsteps in the room with us. I couldn't feel any feminine energy in
the room, it really did feel masculine. We heard a strange ticking
noise which then stopped and re-started again. We couldn't find
anything in this room that was making this noise. We sat there in
silence for a while and as I looked over towards the large chair, I
saw a shape which looked like someone was sitting in the chair and
looking towards the door. I looked away and when I looked back again,
it was gone.
SMALL ROOM UPSTAIRS
This was a tiny room so it didn't take long for us to settle in.
The four of us sat around a little table and although we weren't
asking for any spiritual activity, the table was knocking and
shuddering. We all experienced something weird, like the whole room
shaking for a split second. We started to ask questions and it became
apparent that the spirits were not happy that we were there. When we
probed, they did not mean just us, but all of the paranormal the
investigators in the building.
As we communicated with the spirits, we discovered that there were
six spirits present with us, all of who existed before Guy. Jacky
said that she could feel an energy building and it was making her
feel weird. I felt a male presence and I got the impression that he
liked Jacky. I could also feel a female presence.
During filming of Sherlock Holmes a fire broke out during a scene
which caused extensive damage to the building. The spirits seemed
aware of the fire. Jacky suddenly felt unnerved and said that she
felt someone standing right beside her. We heard a knock in the room
which we took as an affirmative answer. The temperature was dropping
and the table lifted. It was such a heavy table and there were only
four of us sitting around it. I still felt that one particular male
spirit really liked Jacky. I suddenly felt really scared.
The table was really lifting and we asked how many spirits were
lifting it. We were told that there were two spirits, one male and
one female. Dave suddenly felt spooked. He could feel someone
standing between Andrew and him. Although we weren't really
table-tipping, the table was knocking and lifting. The table was
shoved and as we were not participating, it really made us jump.
There was a noise in the corner of the room and then lots of breezes
which weren't there before. We discovered that the male and female
spirits were connected and but not in the romantic sense.
Andrew saw a flash of light. Dave said that he could feel someone
standing each side of him. Jacky's chair shuddered. Andrew said that
he could feel the presence who was standing between him and Dave. We
started talking about ectoplasm and discussing if we believed in it
when Jacky suddenly shouted, “No! They are pulling my hair!” At
the same time, I felt the top of my head being touched. Andrew's
chair shuddered and then Jacky's chair shook as well. I asked for my
chair to move and it immediately shuddered. We all then realised that
the floor was shuddering and amazingly, it was shuddering at request.
Andrew switched the Spirit Box on and we asked the spirits to talk
Have you got a message for us? Yes.
We listened expectantly and nothing was said.
Have you got a message for us? Yes.
Can you tell us your names? Dave and Jacky.
Not our names. We want to know your names.
My hands were resting on the table and suddenly, something pushed
them off. I saw a little light.
Dave asked again:
Please tell us your names? Why?
For some reason I had a fit of uncontrollable giggles and then the
Spirit Box emitted a laugh. Andrew turned around quickly and said
that he had heard a growling noise behind him. As this was such a
small room, it was rather disconcerting to have something growling at
us in such a tiny space. Jacky said that when she looked at Dave,
she could see a skull superimposed where his head was. We discussed
what we thought that this room was (and had been) used for. It seemed
to be an anti-room.
MASONIC HALL (Downstairs)
Dave saw a light anomaly. He said that he didn't like it in this
room. I felt quite unnerved in here as well. I had a little walk
around and then we all sat quietly on a bench/pew, in the middle
chamber. After a while, we all realised that the bench was tipping
back. It was fastened securely to the floor but somehow it started
tipping backwards and forwards. It got stronger and stronger. We were
amazed at what was happening. This strange phenomenon carried on and
it was so strong now that it was really straining. Suddenly there was
a big jolt. Jacky saw a flash of light over by the large chair to the
right. We asked, “Do you want us to get off?” Andrew asked, “If
you would like us to get off of this pew, push us forward.” We were
pushed back so we thought that they didn’t mind.
The pew continued to shake. We asked if this spirit was the same
entity as the spirit upstairs and we received an affirmative answer.
We asked the spirit if 'they' liked us and again we received a
positive response. Dave said that he was feeling sick with the
rocking and Jacky asked for the pew to be rocked harder which it did.
Dave was really queasy. He said that he could feel something standing
behind him. I was also feeling queasy but I was so excited that I
didn't mind. Suddenly, the rocking stopped. Dave said that it was
like using a planchette but being sat upon it. The pew started
pulling us back again. Dave asked (jokingly), “Can you write your
name?” We were all hysterically laughing.
I noticed that I wasn't feeling nauseous anymore. Two lights
flashed within the room. The bench was rocking at our request. We
were still laughing hysterically and we felt like something was
really affecting us and making us laugh. Suddenly and fleetingly, I
saw a figure. He had long, straggly white hair and no teeth. Dave
said that he was feeling sleepy and the rocking pew was rocking him
to sleep. Every time we asked a question, we couldn't stop laughing.
It was a lovely atmosphere.
We sat around in the barn and after a while, we could all smell
something. It was quite horrible, like an unwashed body. As quickly
as we all noticed the smell, it suddenly disappeared. I heard a noise
behind Andrew. Dave was wearing his enhanced sound head phones and he
asked me to wear them for a minute. Immediately, I could hear
footsteps. After this all was quiet.
We joined another group as a last vigil. We sat around chatting
and sharing our evening's experiences. A few people began to feel
nauseous. I felt quite low in mood while sitting in the cave.
Although we were all sitting very still, we heard footsteps inside
with us. We sat in silence and then we heard a strange sound, like
something was shifting. We started to conduct a séance and
immediately, we saw lights on camera and also with our own eyes. The
lights eventually disappeared and and nothing else which could have
been perceived as paranormal occurred.
On behalf of the Twilight Shadows Paranormal team who attended
this paranormal investigation, I would like to thank Claire Stevens
for inviting us along. It was an amazing night.
Written by: Maria Williams