Private investigation in melksham
On Saturday 16th February 2014, Twilight Shadows
Paranormal conducted a paranormal investigation at a private house in
Melksham, Wiltshire. When we got to the house, I went to ring the
door bell and the door swung purposefully open. I thought that Vicky
(who had contacted us to investigate her home) had seen us arrive and
had opened the door for us. But this was not the case. Vicky and her
mum Julie, both maintained that the door had been shut properly and
were as surprised as we were that the door had opened. We all hoped
that this meant that the spirits were welcoming us into the house.
Vicky had contacted us saying that she had seen a face, the first
time, looking through from the conservatory into the kitchen. The
face was very low down and she didn't see a body. Vicky had last seen
the face, three days prior to our visit. She said that she can hear
the spirit moving around inside the house.
We settled inside the sitting room on the first floor and I
'called out.' We also used the Ghost Box to try and encourage the
spirit to talk to us as well. After a while, we all had 'called out'
and the Ghost Box emitted a voice which said, “Help.' Vicky 'called
out' and then we heard a giggle. This was followed by 'Help' again
and then a very creepy voice said, 'Zuul.' Vicky said that she had
heard the Ghost Box say, 'Zuul' earlier. Although we didn't hear the
next word at the time, the video footage captured a voice clearly
saying, 'Ghostbusters.' Followed by the word, 'Zuul' again. We had
been discussing that the word 'Zuul' was from the film Ghostbusters
but we had not heard the voice from Ghost Box saying, Ghostbusters.
We wondered if the spirit was making fun of us by saying 'Zuul' as we
were paranormal investigators.
Julie asked if there was a spirit that wished to talk to Vicky. A
voice said, 'Yes.' She asked if the spirit thought that Vicky was
funny and we heard a tap in the room. Dave said that he had seen a
light anomaly by the fireplace and through the door into the landing.
We continued to 'call out' and we heard a bang in the room. We then
heard a clunking noise.
Vicky 'called out' and we heard another noise. Vicky asked if this
spirit was a person who was known to her. There was a tap and then
another. Jacky asked if the spirit could show themselves as a light
anomaly and there was an immediate response on her Camcorder. We all
kept 'calling out' and there was a noise on the landing and then a
bang upstairs. Julie asked if the spirit could cough and we all heard
a noise from the Ghost Box which did sound like a cough. There was
tapping on the landing. I asked if the spirit could knock on the
door. There was a knock but not on the door.
We decided to go downstairs into the conservatory. Jacky 'called
out' and we all felt an energy building. There were three taps on the
table. We asked if the spirit who had joined us was the person that
Vicky had seen looking in from the conservatory. We received an
affirmative response. Vicky became quite emotional at this. We asked
if this spirit had opened the front door for us when we had arrived
and we were told, 'No.'
Do you have a message for Vicky?
Did you hear us using our machine called the Ghost Box earlier?
Are you able to talk through our Ghost Box?
We asked a lot more questions. The spirit said that 'he' was
responsible for all the bangs and taps that we had heard when we were
upstairs in the sitting room. We could feel a strong energy by Vicky
and there were taps on the table and the table started tipping. Dave
got the sensation of spiders web on his face which generally
indicates that a female spirit is present but we did not seem to be
in contact with a female spirit at this time. We heard a massive
thump upstairs which was really loud. The spiritual contact faded
away for a while but then returned again, knocking on the table. We
asked several questions to try to identify the spirit and we all
agreed that a male entity had joined us. I saw a shadow on the door,
like someone had just walked by it.
Dave started to talk about the Melksham Oak. Apparently, there is
an old oak tree in a field and a tunnel which starts at a nearby
farmhouse, leading to the hollow of the tree. The spirit got very
excited at this conversation and said that he lived during the 1700's
and had worked at a farm. He told us that he died on the farm but not
in an accident. Vicky felt something touch her leg. We questioned
this spirit and we heard the words, 'safe' and 'female,' We asked the
spirit if he had a girlfriend and this question seemed to make him
Did you have children?
No. Be good.
Why are you here? Why are you connected to Vicky?
(We didn't understand why he said whip).
Why are you sad?
Can you tell us the year you died?
How old were you when you died?
Thirty four. Stainer.
Is Stainer your last name?
We learned that Nathan had worked for a local farmer and had lived
in a rented/tied cottage.
Did you die in an accident?
Were you killed?
Did you kill yourself?
Did somebody else hang you?
Were you murdered? (No response).
Did you have a boyfriend?
Homosexuality was illegal then.
Times have changed now Nathan.
Nathan told us that he visits Vicky because she is fun and he
loves to hear her singing. He loves music.
We said that we were going to be leaving soon and the table
lifted. We asked if Nathan could blow the candle out and the flame
flickered but did not blow out. We were told, 'Ask Bob.' The table
moved again and we asked if Bob was Nathan's boyfriend. We asked if
they had found each other in the next life but the energy was
weakening. We asked if they were both here and we were told, 'No.'
Andrew said that he was feeling really cold. We asked if Nathan
was still with us. The table tapped but very faintly. As we were
leaving the table, it was still knocking faintly and Vicky felt a
breeze over her hands. The energy then started to build again as we
were discussing our own personal ghostly experiences. The spirit
seemed to enjoy listening to us and there were several knocks and
Jacky called out. We heard a thumping noise and then two large
bangs. We asked if this was Nathan. There was no response. Vicky said
that somebody had touched her hair. After this, all was quiet. Jacky
said, “Well, we came here to find out who was making spiritual
contact with Vicky. We have found out who it is (an affirmative
knock), he likes you because of your lovely nature and music
(affirmative knock) and there's not much else we can do (another
affirmative knock). Thank you for talking to us (fainter
knock).” We all felt the energy leave.
Twilight Shadows Paranormal would like to thank Vicky and her mum
Julie for inviting us to Vicky's lovely home to help sort out this
Written by: Maria Williams