PRIVATE LOCATION IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
Saturday 12th October 2013, Twilight Shadows Paranormal
conducted a paranormal investigation at a private location in the
South West of England. I have personally always wanted to investigate
this building. It is steeped in history and was once a popular
theatre. Originally built in 1470, this old building has always
filled me with intrigue and I was so excited to be able to take the
Twilight Shadows Paranormal Team here.
assembled inside the hall and split into teams. My team began our
investigation in Location 2.
set up our equipment and sat in different places and began to 'call
out' to any spirits that resided in this area. Andrew switched on his
Laser Grid and Spirit Box. Jacky saw a light shoot across the room. I
asked if a spirit would walk past the Laser Grid so that we could see
them. I 'called out' and again and we heard some knocking sounds
which seemed respond to my voice.
this point, team member Daniel called me from Location 5 and asked if
I would go there. Dave and I went to Location 5 to see what Daniel
wanted. Daniel wanted me to get the lights switched off in this
location but while we were there he wanted us to see the phenomena
that his team were experiencing. At either side of this quaint room
(which was once a restaurant) are two short sets of stairs which lead
into a low loft-type area. The sides of the lofts are latticed
windows, some of which are broken. The boys had ventured up into
these very creepy loft areas and there was nobody up there. But we
could hear footsteps walking up and down the stairs but visibly see
that no-one was there. I nervously went to the bottom of the stairs
and called up and asked if the footsteps could walk down the stairs
to me. The footsteps stopped. Daniel said that he could feel
something watching him from the broken panes of glass).
and I went back to our team at Location 2. Jacky had been asking
questions to the ghosts via the Spirit Box. Tracey said that she had
seen little light anomalies with her eyes, not via a camera. Jacky
told us that they had experienced lots of knocking sounds while Dave
and I were out. Something was responding and knocking once or twice
when asked. I really felt the presence of a woman and felt like she
was trying to speak. Jacky said that a female voice had said the
name, 'Eleanor' while Dave and I were out and as she said it, the
Spirit Box said 'Eleanor' again and we all heard it. It then said,
3 AND 4
in these rooms, we did not experience anything of a paranormal
settled ourselves in here and I started 'calling out.' There was
movement on the stairs to our right. Andrew switched the Spirit Box
on. As we looked behind us, we could see shadows moving to and fro in
the Gents toilets. We just sat quietly and watched as we knew that if
we approached the area, they would disappear. I saw a flashing light
fly to the front. Andrew said that he saw it too. I asked that the
spirits would show us something else and as I finished speaking I saw
a black orb shaped object with my own eyes fly over in front of me
and into the corner. Ben also saw this. He said that he kept seeing
things in that corner. I asked for the spirits to do something else
and there was a loud knocking by the stairs. I really could feel a
strong spiritual presence. I knocked and it copied me. I felt like we
were being watched carefully.
Gents toilet door banged. We were the only team in this location and
we were nowhere by the door. Loretta and Matt said (at the same
time), “I've just heard another bang”. I 'called out' again and
we heard a scuffling movement behind us. A voice from the Spirit Box
said 'Help.' We then heard a sound like a female opera theatre,
twice. We wondered if there had ever been any operas in this old
theatre. Ben said that he saw shadows in the corner again.
walked in to Location 5 and was immediately bombarded with small
flying objects being thrown at me. I could see them materialize in
mid-air. They were coming from the area of the stairs again. I walked
towards the stairs with a small metal disc that had been thrown at
me. I threw it up the stairs.
assembled around a table and Jacky and I both took turns in 'calling
out,' The table started knocking in response to questions we asked
and suddenly, the disc that I'd thrown up the stairs, was thrown back
at me with considerable force. I threw it back.
previous team in this location had the distinct impression that men
were not liked by the spirits in this room. I wasn't sure that they
liked me either seeing as they kept throwing things at me. The boys
decided to sit out of this séance to see if the spirits would react
more favourably to the girls. I heard a footstep from the corner of
the girls were standing around the table, Jacky asked Andrew to move
to the left as she could see someone (not one of us) standing behind
him. Andrew moved and the shadow moved too but not at the exact same
time that Andrew moved. Tracey heard a knock where she was standing
at the table. Jacky and Dave left the room at this point.
was quiet for a while and then we heard footsteps upstairs in the
loft area. The table started to tap continually and lifted a bit on
one side. I had the feeling that the spirits were beginning to lose
interest. We started chatting amongst ourselves and as usual when
this happens, the table started to move more.
noticed that there was a shadow figure standing behind Andrew again.
It went very quiet for a while. Trying to provoke a response, I threw
one of the metal discs and asked for it to be thrown back.
Immediately, we could hear footsteps walking up and down in the loft
area. Loretta had something thrown at her and then all was quiet for
a considerable time.
thought it may be an idea to tell the spirits some jokes and we
immediately received a positive response of table rapping and
movement. We were unsure whether the spirits liked the jokes or
wanted us to stop. We carried on telling the jokes and the table
started moving with more force, more so when the jokes were really
bad or a little bit rude.
ROOM AREAS AND OLD BOX OFFICE
from feeling a foreboding presence here, my team did not experience
anything of a paranormal nature.
area was very creepy but we had no ghostly experiences in here.
and I came out of the restaurant area to the other room, looking for
Jacky and Dave. We both saw a figure which we assumed was Dave and
Andrew said, “Oh look, there's Dave. He's waving to us.” But when
we got closer, there was nobody there. We later learned that Matt had
also seen a figure in here waving to him and as he approached the
seat was empty.
would like to thank the management of this beautiful building for
letting us investigate their premises. We loved our time here.
by Maria Williams.
evening’s investigation was being held at an exceptional building
with lots of history. It is a place that Maria has always wanted to
investigate and all the credit is due to her for arranging this
We had quite a large
team with us this evening so after a quick tour of all the buildings
area’s and possible paranormal hotspots, we then divided the group
into teams and allocated areas.
Our team headed to
our allocated area which I will call Location 2. We settled down into
positions around the area and Andrew set up a laser grid, K2 and
spirit box. I had my night vision camcorder, stills camera and
digital voice recorder. We started to call out to see if we could
encourage spirit activity. Almost 5 minutes into this we heard a huge
bang which was so loud it reverberated. Concerned it may have been
one of the other teams we checked in with them all but everyone was
fine. To my knowledge no one else heard this bang so I will mark that
as possibly paranormal.
our vigil in Location 2 we heard taps (to order). Maria thought she
saw a figure over to the left of the stage which made some of the
laser point’s blank out. Tracey also said she thought she saw
something there too. We also heard a big thud to the left of me which
sounded like a seat being lowered. This can be heard on the video
footage which can be viewed on the Facebook page. We also captured
some very good light anomalies on video and a response on the Spirit
box which we believed was from a female spirit called Eleanor. This
footage can also be viewed on the Facebook page.
For our next area we
moved to Location 3. We spent a while in here and not much happened.
Andrew had his Spirit box and K2 meter on but we did not get any
response via these devices at all. While we were in Location 3
another team ventured in. We had a little chat with them about our
experiences and decided to move on.
headed for Location 1 which was the largest of the areas to cover. We
got ourselves into position and started to call out. I got some
really good light anomalies on video camera at the beginning of the
vigil although the light activity seemed to stop after this. The
activity we witnessed during this vigil seemed to be more personal
experiences. Maria thought she saw a black orb and Matt thought he
could see shadows moving.
didn't really get a definite response with the Spirit box though we
did all witness one incident. Just as we had decided to move on to
the next area we all heard a very loud thud behind me and I actually
felt my chair vibrate. This sounded very much like in Location 2
where a chair has been lowered but this time with force.
Unfortunately I had switched off my video camera so did not capture
this on the footage. However you can hear it very clearly on the
Digital Voice Recorder.
We moved onto
Location 5 which still had a team in there. We joined them as they
were attempting to try a table tipping exercise. They also told us
they had, had quite a few things thrown at them which sounded like
coins. We set up some cameras and joined the team around the table.
At first we didn't get much from the experiment but we did get
something thrown back at us after Maria threw the object into the
corner and asked for this to be thrown back. The team also advised us
that the spirit in the room didn't seem to like men. We asked the men
to leave the table and just the women remained. After 10 minutes or
so we did start to hear the familiar pops and taps you get when
energy is building up during a table tipping experiment. We also got
another object thrown at us. We did get the table to move which it
did in a rhythmic motion. We did not get it to tilt though. I also
captured some very good light anomalies on video which can be viewed
on the Facebook page along with the objects being thrown.
At this point I
decided to take a break so went back to the hub. Dave came to find me
and advised me that one of the teams had lost something somewhere in
the building. We decided to go to Location 6 to look for it. During
this time we probably had the strongest paranormal activity even
though I did not have any recording equipment with me. While in
Location 6 we suddenly felt the whole atmosphere change and I heard
what sounded like a foot scuff on the steps behind us. We went back
to the steps and just where we had been stood we heard something hit
the wall like it had been thrown at us. We walked back to where we
were and immediately felt threatened. We decided to leave the area
and it took all our resolve not to run from there. As we went back up
the steps we heard footsteps following us. Dave and I kept walking
until we were back in the hub and could not believe what we had just
During the remainder
of our time here we investigated a couple of other areas though
nothing significant happened.
I would like to
thank Maria Williams for arranging this investigation
by: Jacky Wicheard.
AND TRACY'S TEAM
the first part of our investigation we went to Location 5,where
immediately Nicci took a fantastic orb photo. We called out to the
spirits to do something so that we could see them or hear them. I
asked for them to walk around us so we could hear their footsteps and
straight away that is what we all heard, which was brilliant. We then
took part in a séance but we did not have receive any information.
decided to head down to the dressing room area. Once there Nicci
managed to take some more really good photos, and when I looked
through her camera screen I could see lights flashing all over the
place. However, when Daniel pointed his camera in the same direction
we could see nothing. Most of the activity during the evening seemed
centered around Nicci. We then asked out for the spirits to bang on
something if they wanted us to leave and they did immediately bang on
the pipes. We said thank you for that and that we would leave them
alone but we really would like to talk to them.
came in at that point to see how we were getting on and at that
moment, the atmosphere became very negative. Nicci said she wanted to
leave that area now as she felt that the spirits did not like her, so
we said our goodbyes and started to leave. Just as we were walking
out, a screw was thrown at our backs as if to say "get out."
all had a brilliant night with all of us hearing footsteps. Sophie
and Corinne had a feeling of being pushed to one side, I had a
feeling that my hair was being touched and when the lights were
turned back on, Sophie and Corrine said my hair had moved and was
stuck up on one side, which was interesting.
spent time in Location 5, up in the balcony on his own whilst we were
calling out, and he felt footsteps around him.
had a brilliant night and would love to come back to this location
by: Tracy Hughes
AND MELODY'S TEAM
ROOM AND OLD DISUSED BOX OFFICE
turned the lights off and went in to one of the rooms and started to
call out. The atmosphere turned thick and heavy. Melody and I were
swaying back and forth.
ROOMS NEAR TOILETS
called out in one of the rooms and heard a consistent tapping. I
asked 'Yes' and 'No' questions. The tapping grew a little louder and
more defined when we held hands in a circle.
sat in another one of the rooms next to the 'crawl through' near the
stage. We heard footsteps, rattling and banging from near the 'crawl
had previously found an old WWI hat and Ben placed it on the stairs.
We noticed that the hat had moved. It was now on a lower step and
further into the middle. Dave put it back on the 5th step
held a séance and communicated with a female who worked in the
restaurant. She answered 'Yes' and 'No' but said 'Goodbye' when I ran
out of questions.
by: Louisa Benson.
AND WARREN'S TEAM
heard lots of movement up by the stairs, near the toilets and exit
door. There were cold breezes around certain seats and we heard some
knocking noises. The Gents toilet door swung open slightly and then
went into this room and stones were thrown at Warren from up in the
loft space. We held a séance and made contact with a spirit with the
initials DB who was aged 45.
and Jacky's group joined us just as things started to get thrown at
us. Plastic lids and small metal objects were thrown from the two
gathered around the table and asked the spirits if they could move
it. It started to tap but only from one end. We saw shadows moving
about behind Andrew and we saw a light suddenly shoot across the
held a séance in here and made contact with a male with the initials
QC and the date of 1949. He claimed to be a fireman who seemed
reluctant to share much information with us but he did say 'Goodbye'
when we said that we had to leave. He seemed a very shy and friendly
by: Sharon Jefferies.
There were things
I felt down in the old dressing rooms (the ones where the hat was
found). I didn't say anything at the time as I wasn't sure what I was
feeling and it was the first place we went to and I wanted time to
process it before speaking up.
When we first
went in there during the walk through I felt as though I was
literally backstage before a performance, with that nervous
excitement and the bustle of people getting ready. I felt this
threefold when we went down there later. It was so strong it was as
if I were literally there! Rehearsing lines, warming up voices, doing
up costumes etc. This died down a little as we investigated all the
rooms, but always there in the "background".
As we were down
the other side of the hallway I was really drawn back to the little
staircase (where the hat was) and that little area at the bottom of
those steps. One of the doors was shut and I felt SO STRONG that
there was a young female (I'd say around 20yrs) in the chorus, who
was excited we were there but didn't want to come out because she
wasn't dressed!!?? Like 'she couldn't go onstage as she didn't have
her costume on'! I feel it may have been her moving the hat, as a way
of making contact without being "seen".
I also got a
feeling about a teenager who was the 'dogsbody' of the stage crew.
The one who had to crawl under the stage etc and do the jobs nobody
wanted. We moved on before I picked up on anything else, but I
thought I'd mention it anyway.
by: Lauren Hillier