OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
On Saturday 5th January 2019, Twilight Shadows
Paranormal conducted a paranormal investigation at an Old School
House in Tisbury. It was a beautiful little building and possessed a
lovely atmosphere. We settled around a table and Tracy 'called out.'
There was a tap from the corner of the room. Tracy called out to
'Henry' who apparently loved this hall. Immediately, there was a tap
by the door, followed by two taps in the corner. Tracy asked if the
energy that seemed to be communicating with us could tap where 'he'
was in the room. This prompted a metallic tapping sound but we could
not work out its exact location. We knocked upon the table and asked
for the energy to copy us. We heard the metallic tapping again but it
was not on the table.
I 'called out' and the door knocked quite loudly. We heard
movement from the kitchen. There were two knocks behind Daniel and we
all felt icy cold. There was more tapping. I really felt as if a
spirit was close to me and as soon as I started to tell the others
this, I felt an icy breeze blow across my hand. Andrew looked up with
a start and said that he had just heard male voices. The atmosphere
changed and the table shuddered. Daniel heard a male voice. The table
started vibrating. I heard voices and I was just about to say so when
Andrew said, “I’ve just heard a woman's voice say 'Hello.'
The Ovilis emitted the word, 'Students' which was very apt since
we were investigating an old school. The Spirit Box said, 'Emma.'
When we were initially looking around the hall prior to the
investigation, we noticed a plaque which we read. The name Emma (with
a surname) was written on the plaque. The Spirit Box then said,
We heard a loud knock and Andrew went to check the front door.
There was nobody there. The school is situated well back from the
main thoroughfare so it was unlikely that an opportunist knocked the
door as they passed. The Spirit Box said, 'Have fun' and then
immediately afterward said, 'Dead Person.' We said that we were there
to talk to people who had died. The Spirit Box said, 'Emma, Hi.' I
replied, 'Hi there.' and immediately a female voice came out of the
Spirit Box saying, ' Help, let me go.' The Spirit Box then said, 'Hi
there' in a female voice. I replied, 'Hi' and the Spirit Box answered
'Hi.; I asked, “Could we ask you some questions please?” The
Spirit Box answered 'What?' I asked how many spirits were in the
building and the Spirit Box answered, 'Three.' The door knocked
again. I asked, “Are you knocking the door” and the answer was
I became aware that my chair was tapping. I was sitting very
still. We switched the Spirit Box off so that we could hear movement
and knocking more clearly. We asked if the spirits would communicate
with us by knocking on the table. We asked them to knock once for
'Yes' and twice for 'No.'
Are you here? Yes.
Are you female? Yes.
Are you Emma.? If so, would you please knock three times? The
table knocked three times.
Were you a headteacher here? No.
Were you a teacher? Yes.
I asked if we could hear their footsteps walking around the room
and I walked around the room to demonstrate. The Ovilis said,
'Around.' 'Walk around.' There was tapping in the room, followed by a
noise which sounded like something was thrown but we couldn't find
Daniel 'called out.' We had switched the Spirit Box back on and it
said, 'Female.' We had thought that we had felt a feminine energy in
the room. We established that she did not live in the village. We
asked many questions and most answers were negative. Daniel asked
some more questions and received negative responses also. Tracy and I
both heard a female voice behind us say, 'Ooohh!' Tracy asked,
“Florence, was that you?” We received an affirmative response and
again when we asked, “Are you happy that we are here?”Andrew
heard voices. The Spirit Box said, 'Leonora together.'
I asked if a spirit was knocking on my chair earlier and was told
'Yes,' We asked how many spirits were here with us now and Daniel
said that he heard three taps. 'She' said that she could see us and
could tell us how many of us were there. She told us three women and
two men. This was correct. With our backs to the bunting, we asked
how many flags were hanging from it. There were eight taps on the
table and when we turned around to count them, there were eight
flags. My camera was sitting on the table and I saw it move by itself
to face a different direction. Daniel asked if Florence had moved the
camera. We received a sharp affirmative response.
Daniel asked her to guess how old we all were. 'She' said:
Daniel was 46. He is.
Andrew was 52. He is 51.
I (Maria) was 58. I am actually 57 but 58 next month.
We asked if she was psychic when she was alive and she said that
she wasn't but in the spirit world, you know more.
Andrew had some tablets in a concealed pot. Andrew asked how many
were in the pot. She said that there was five and she was right. She
communicated that she was happy and that she would like us to return
and bring friends. We asked her if she could leave the building and
she said that she could. I asked if that there was such a thing as
reincarnation and although I was expecting her to say no, she said
that it did exist. I asked where her body was buried and she replied
that it was in Donhead and that we would find her grave if we looked.
We asked if she was able to bring anything of her lifetime here, to
the present time. She said that she could not do this. We asked if
anybody had ever seen her in spirit form. She said that they hadn't.
We asked if we could see her in spirit form and there was no
response. We asked her if she could get any more spirits to come and
she said that she couldn't.
We stopped for a break at this point but I left my camera filming.
When I came back to it, Andrew and I noticed that my camera was
facing a different way and it was facing towards the left. We had all
been accounted for in the kitchen and we could not find a rational
cause for its movement. This was interesting as we had seen it move
previously. I started to walk around the hall and the Ovilus said,
'Walk around.' Then a female voice said, 'Florence' from the Spirit
Box. I asked, “Did you just say Florence?” The Spirit Box said,
'Florence' another four times.
The name 'Leonora' was given to us and we felt a different energy
enter the room. We discovered that Leonora was more familiarly known
as Biddy. Her energy was dissimilar to Florence. Florence felt very
calm but Biddy felt agitated. We asked if she liked being called
Biddy and if we could call her Biddy and we received an affirmative
response. We discovered that she was Florence's niece. Biddy did not
seem to like Daniel. It seemed that she did not want to communicate
with the men. We asked if she didn't not like the men and she said
that she didn't. Daniel told her, “We aren't all bad.” She said,
'Yes.' We asked if she had worked in Tisbury and she said, 'No!'
Daniel told us that it is recorded that she had worked in Tisbury. We
asked her various questions and we discovered that she had been
viewed as an eccentric. She did not really like any of us although
she said that she did not want us to leave. She seemed unhappy. Biddy
seemed a much stronger presence than Florence. We heard that
something had been knocked over and when we looked, it was a glass.
The Ovilus said, 'Look, eleven.' We realised that the time was
eleven o'clock at exactly the same time as the Ovilus had said the
number. Using the Spirit Box, I asked if Biddy could knock somewhere.
The Spirit Box said, 'Yes' and 'West.' The table that we were sitting
around moved and the temperature suddenly plummeted. There were small
knocking sounds all around the room.
Suddenly, most of Andrew's equipment drained their batteries for
no apparent reason. The batteries had been full at the beginning of
the evening. Daniel heard movement in the corridor. We had set up a
divination experiment and the glass was whizzing up and down the long
length of the bench. We wondered if it was Florence but Andrew felt
that the energy was different. We had 'Yes' and 'No' cards placed on
there and these were shoved off of the bench. This spirit felt very
insistent and impatient.
A male energy joined us and the atmosphere changed and felt
slightly hostile. Daniel felt that it was the spirit of Frederick who
was connected to the hall.
Are you angry? Yes.
Have we upset the ladies? No.
Are we disturbing you? Yes.
Do you want us to go? Yes.
Daniel asked, “Would you do something for us and then we will
go?” Daniel shuddered the bench to see if the spirit would copy but
it just seemed to annoy him. The glass started zooming up and down
the bench at a high speed. After a while, all went quiet and nothing
happened. Daniel jokingly asked, “Frederick, are you trying to bore
us to death?” Although we didn't expect an answer, we received a
sharp 'Yes!' We felt that he really wanted us to go so we ended the
On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Tracy Hughes for
arranging this investigation and for School Hall guardians for
allowing us access to this lovely building.
Written by: Maria Williams