On Saturday 20th
October 2007 the Twilight Shadows Paranormal team conducted an
investigation at a private residence in Wilton,
Some members of Twilight Shadows Paranormal have visited
this location previously (the first visit in January 2006) with our previous
Below is a section of a report written by Charlotte
15th January 2006.
The homeowner has been experiencing a lot of strange activity over the last
couple of years.
The house is at least two hundred years old and used to
belong to Wilton House as the Butler's
house. Lindsay's grandparents bought the house over fifty years ago and offered
two of the bedrooms as a B+B. The original business cards are still on view in
I was in the pantry making notes on my own for a few
minutes. I began to feel uneasy as if I was not alone. Maria later sensed a
presence, a lady's energy. Maria asked if she was connected to the owner's
family but she was not and went away. We later made contact with a young lady
who used to live in the house with the butler.
Lindsay's grandmother who had run the B+B - Mrs. Phillips
came through. Mrs. Phillips was happy to communicate; she still loved the house
and watching over her family especially her great granddaughter. She was delighted.
She said that her husband was not in the same room as her but said that other
family members visit the house. Mrs. Phillips son came through. His
granddaughter tested him by asking questions which he got right. A Great Auntie
joined us. Auntie Joyce was a strong spirit like Mrs. Phillips. She admitted
that she sometimes played the piano so that Lindsay and her niece would hear.
There is no piano in this house but spookily, one has been heard! The butler
was also with us. After asking a couple more questions we reluctantly closed
While we had been communicating the candles had been
flickering intermittently and unexplainable flashes of light had been seen. We
caught this on camera.
Psychic medium Pat Halligan joined us in the dining room and
started to get some spirits coming through. The first was of a largish dog
which had been Maria's pet. Then her grandmother came through.
While setting up some equipment on the landing upstairs, the
team felt jumpy. The bedrooms still have some of the original old furniture and
James thought he saw a dark shape forming between the dressing table and the
We lit two candles and turned the lights off. Maria asked
that if there was anyone present to lightly rap or tap. The wardrobe creaked
and so she asked whether they could confirm by making the same noise again.
This "they" did. Maria carried on asking for proof of presence and
there seemed to be lots of jangling of coat hangers in the wardrobe and the
window rattled. None of us could have been making these noises and they were
caught on tape.
Later while scrying (staring into a mirror to see if your
face changes into a representation of your image in a past life) I gasped and
had to stop, as my forehead turned black as if a veil was there......
Pat and Lindsay joined us and now everyone was in the
candle-lit bedroom. Pat sat down and started to concentrate. She warned us that
one of her guides - Sister Rosemary, a 17th century French nun wanted to come
through. She said she hadn't allowed this since 1997 and did not want to
tonight either. However, after a few minutes of tutting and sighing, a female
voice different from Pat's emanated from her mouth! The voice was slow and
thoughtful. We all linked hand to join our energies.
Written by: Charlotte Phillips
Lindsay has been experiencing strange phenomenon with her
doorbell over the past year. When Lindsay moved into this property the doorbell
played Westminster Chimes when activated. This was her Auntie Joyce's doorbell.
Lindsay eventually replaced the doorbell and the mechanism of the newer
doorbell does not contain Westminster Chimes. However periodically (especially
when the house is undergoing refurbishment) the doorbell rings to the tune of
Westminster Chimes. When Lindsay answers the door, there is nobody there.
Lindsay's niece also stays at the house and hears the doorbell ringing
Westminster Chimes. She has also heard a person walk down the stairs to answer
the door when she is alone in the house.
When the team arrived at the house I took them for a tour as
I wanted them all to feel the spiritual energies that this house seems to
possess. We started off in the lounge. Although very cosy nobody felt anything
of a spiritual nature there. We entered the dining room and Marian immediately
felt a presence. Marian also expressed that she felt a different air pressure
and she felt constricted in the pantry.
We headed for the stairs. Marian and Loretta immediately
felt dizzy. (Marian felt light-headed on going up and then back down the stairs).
I always feel a presence around the area of the stairs and also up on the
landing. Vikki said that she felt a presence on the landing and facing bedroom
3. Loretta shivered and said that the way to describe how she was feeling was
to use the expression "someone has walked over my grave". Kirsty felt
like someone was standing behind her, no matter which direction she stood.
We made a circle and protected ourselves spiritually. We sat
there for a while and Lindsay saw a person-sized shadow move from the hallway
and go upstairs. Suddenly Mungo got up and ran towards the hallway and up the
stairs barking furiously.
When everyone had settled we tried to contact the spirit
realm again and we quickly made contact with a gentleman. He was not directly
connected to the house or Lindsay or her family in this life....... He said
that he knew Lindsay from a previous life. He told us that he was alive
somewhere between the first and Second World War but we could not be more
specific than that. He worked with Lindsay and he was a gamekeeper. He said
"Lindsay was a tomboy, even then"! He informed us that Lindsay had
returned to this area because of her past life. Lindsay was obviously affected
by this and revealed that she had always wanted to work in the countryside,
perhaps on a farm or be a thatcher. This notion is very diverse than the actual
career pathway that Lindsay has actually chosen. Suddenly Mungo shot up from
where he was lying on the floor (by Lindsay) and ran towards Loretta barking
loudly. We all felt cold but there was no temperature fluctuation.
We closed down our circle in the dining room and went
upstairs to the landing.
We all gathered on the landing. There is a strange feeling
here and I am always compelled to look into the dark void of Bedroom 3.
Marian and Vikki reported the smell of Violet perfume. We
asked Lindsay if she had pot pourri or anything that would give off a flowery
smell but she said she had nothing like that and no air fresheners. As we
waited on the landing, Marian said that she felt body heat right by the left
side of her face. Nobody was standing close enough to Marian for her to feel
their body heat.
Vikki became absorbed in the painting that is hanging on the
stairwell wall. It is a very old painting and depicts a scene of the
countryside and Vikki asked Lindsay what it meant to her? Vikki was wondering
if it was connected to the previous life working with the gamekeeper. Lindsay
told us that the painting belonged to her maternal grandparents in Peckham. It
was brought to Lindsay's house and has hung there ever since. It was handed
down to Auntie Joyce and now belongs to Lindsay.
Vikki was still affected by the painting and seemed to be
getting psychometry from it. She appeared to be quite affected by this artwork.
This was a lovely warm and comfortable room although as we
sat quietly together we became aware of cold breezes circulating around. I got
up and checked the windows. They were all double glazed and there was no
draught coming from them. I sat back down and suddenly smelt cigarette smoke as
if someone was smoking among us within the room. The smell disappeared as
quickly as it arrived.
Suddenly Mungo started barking loudly at an urn that was on
the side. He was really angry at the urn and stayed there for ages
concentrating his energy at it. Nobody could work out why Mungo was barking at the
urn. He eventually settled and we carried on.
Marian suddenly said that she could smell marmalade and it
was really strong. There was no reason for the smell of marmalade to be in this
room. No pot pourri or air fresheners.
Kirsty said that she felt drawn to a wicker chair that was
in the corner. I asked Kirsty if she would like to sit in it and she quickly
replied "no"! I decided that I would sit in the chair. As I sat there
I was overwhelmed by a sense of peace and tranquillity. I felt as if I was absorbing
the lovely energies of the whole house. Nothing significant happened and we
eventually decided to move into the next bedroom.
We gathered in this room and tried to make contact with any
spirits there. Vikki placed the EMF meter on the floor beside her. Until this
point the EMF meter either gave a high reading for electrical appliances and
wiring or nothing at all. We all sat and Lindsay told us that she could hear a
clock ticking. There was a clock near to the doorway but not near the far wall
where the ticking noise came from. Vikki and Kirsty suddenly realised it was
the EMF meter (we had all previously thought that the ticking was a clock).
Lindsay became quite excited by this as she said that there was no electricity
anywhere near this wall. There was only one electrical socket near the doorway
and no other electrical wiring near the far wall or directly beneath it
downstairs. The ticking continued for a while and then stopped.
A while later it started ticking again, faster this time. We
checked the EMF meter and the reading was fluctuating around and just above 2.0
milligauss which is thought to indicate a possible ghost presence. Vikki picked
up the EMF meter and tested the area. The EMF reading stopped in the original
place and had moved slightly. I asked everyone "why would a ghost want to
position itself down there"? Vikki said that she did not think it was a
person but a dog. Vikki had met this dog (not Mungo), a collie type dog in the
dining room earlier and had heard it bark. Lindsay immediately told us that she
had previously owned a dog called Nellie that fitted this description
perfectly. Nellie has been dead for several years. But a few nights previous to
this, Lindsay had been in bed (in this room) and had felt the sensation of a
dog jumping onto her bed and felt its body snuggling into her back. She has
only experienced this twice since Nellie died. But she has also heard her bark
when no other dog has been in the house. Had Nellie joined our little gathering
in the bedroom?
At the beginning of the investigation we set up a trigger
object. On entering Bedroom 3 we checked the trigger object but it had not been
We sat around the room and quietly tried to communicate with
any spirits that were present. Kirsty and I heard a sudden noise by the
dressing table. We could not work out what it was. As we sat quietly some team
members became aware that they could see light anomalies with the naked eye.
The lights were moving about particularly around Kirsty. I asked if anyone had
ever seen a black orb. Kirsty quickly replied "I don't believe you just
said that"? Kirsty had just thought that she had seen a black orb in the
wardrobe mirror. This was the same mirror that Charlottehad previously seen a black veil covering her forehead.
We sat for a while longer but nothing else of a paranormal
nature occurred. We went downstairs to the lounge and 'closed down'.
The Twilight Shadows Paranormal team would like to say thank
you to Lindsay for her hospitality and for the participation of Mungo who has a
new feel for paranormal investigating.
Written by: Maria Williams
On Friday 25th July
2008, Twilight Shadows Paranormal returned to Wilton,
to take Jacky and Sharon from
Phoenix Paranormal and Chris and Dave from Wessex Paranormal to investigate two
locations. The first location was Lindsay's house and the second was to
re-locate to Grovely Woods as the boys from Wessex Paranormal had not yet
We arrived at Lindsay's house and we showed the other teams
around and explained the history of the house and area. We sat in the sitting
room for a while. I have never personally experienced anything of a spiritual
nature in that room. However Chris later told me that he had seen a gentleman
standing by the fire-place. Chris described him as some sort of clergy person.
We all went upstairs and gathered inside Bedroom 1. This was
the room where people were drawn to. Sharonsat in a chair situated in the corner of the room. I have previously sat in
this chair and felt a sense of peace and tranquillity. Sharon's
experience was completely different from mine. She felt as if her face had been
morphed and somebody else's face was taking over hers. Jacky suggested that Sharontried scrying to see if she could see any difference in her face but she was
reluctant to try this experiment.
I became aware that Jacky was not herself. In response to me
questioning her, Jacky informed me that she felt really strange and felt as if
we were not supposed to be there.
Dave left the room and stood on the landing. He had been
feeling dizzy and felt immediately better while standing outside the room.
Chris felt that there were army connections with this room.
Dave said that he had also obtained this information.
Eventually we all found ourselves in the dining room. We
decided to try some glass divination. There was an immediate response. It felt
as if we had been keeping the spirits waiting and they were impatient. We
initially made contact with a male spirit and then another two spirits, one of
which was Mrs. Phillips (Lindsay's grandmother). This lady always makes me feel
slightly nervous as she is very strict and is quick to reprimand people if she
thinks they are naughty.
After a successful session of glass divination, we decided
to try table tipping. This was not as successful as the glass divination.
Marian and Jacky could feel the energy and Jacky felt as if the table was being
pulled down but no definite movement occurred.
It was getting very late so we decided to go to our second
location - Grovely Woods.
We would like to thank Lindsay for her hospitality and for
sharing her house and ghosts with us.
Written by: Maria Williams