On 16th May 2016, Twilight Shadows Paranormal conducted
a paranormal investigation at the Victoria Rooms in Hampshire. This
was our second visit to this location. We had a walk around
initially, for the people that weren't at our first investigation. I
felt as if we were being watched. I went into a small room upstairs
and the atmosphere felt heavy.
We set up inside the main hall where there is a stage. Lesley was
holding an EMF meter and it immediately gave a high reading. She
said, “We've got company.” We were chatting quietly to each other
and then we were all surprised as we could hear a female singing. We
sat quietly and then heard it again within the room. It was a kind of
crooning sound. A short time later, Tracy heard a woman's voice. She
could not decipher what the voice was saying. Nothing happened for a
while and then we heard a whistle. Matt whistled back and it copied
We started to ask questions. I could feel a woman's presence and I
asked if there was a spirit lady in the room with us. We received an
affirmative response. We were sitting around a table and tapping
started. It sounded like long fingernails tapping onto the table. We
asked how many spirits were with us and it appeared that there were
several. One of the team said something that was very funny and the
table began to move and tip. The atmosphere which was previously
heavy, now felt light.
We all heard footsteps upstairs. We were locked inside the
building and we were all accounted for downstairs. Jacky said that
she had just seen a figure and Matt said that he saw it too. The
footsteps walked across the floor upstairs again. Andrew jumped and
said that his top had been tugged.
Andrew switched on the Spirit Box. It said the name, 'Bob' three
times. There was knocking on the table and then the Spirit Box said,
'Bob' twice more. We asked the spirits to name the female spirit on
the Spirit Box. The K2 meter spiked. One of the team played a few
notes on the piano and the Spirit Box said, 'Stop that!' It then
said, 'Bob' again.
I started to feel really strange. I suddenly had a feeling that
someone that used to investigate with us (now deceased) had joined
us. I asked aloud if I was right and I was really shocked when the
Spirit Box emitted her name. We had been talking about the place
where she had lived but I did not realise this until later. We
welcomed her and asked if she would stay with us but her presence
disappeared quite quickly.
Matt was sitting on the stage and he said that there was someone
up there on the stage with him. There was a bang upstairs and also in
the corner of the room. We asked again for the name of the female
spirit that had initially joined us and we were told, 'Henrietta.'
Lesley jumped and said that someone had just touched her bottom.
We asked the spirit that was connecting with us how old they were?
This question was not answered but we were told, 'Walk,' We asked if
we had heard her footsteps upstairs. We heard knocking on the floor
in the room. We asked that when she said,'Walk' did that mean that
she was going to walk towards us so that we could hear her? She said,
'Yes.' We all stayed perfectly still so that we could hear but we
didn't hear anything. We were told, 'You can hear.' Tracy asked if we
had heard her earlier. We all heard a woman's voice. Ben asked if she
could speak again and we were told, 'I can make music.' We asked if
she could play the piano and we were told, 'No.' We asked if she
could sing and she said, 'Yes, may hear Walter.' We heard a woman's
voice again and then we were told, 'Walter stomping, make noise.' We
could hear the sound of footsteps upstairs and they were quite loud.
Lesley asked if the spirit could stomp near to her and we heard a
I 'called out,' asking the spirit to stomp around and to touch one
of us. We were told, 'Female.' This was followed by 'Amam.' The sound
'amam' was heard several times. A while later we were told, 'Late.'
Jacky asked what was going to happen later. We were given the words,
'Ghost and Haze.' Jacky asked if the ghost was going to be friendly
and we received an affirmative response. We were informed that other
people had seen this ghost but we were not going to receive a name.
A different energy joined us. This seemed a vibrant energy. We
wondered if this person was the person who may join us later. Jacky
said that someone was watching us from the corner of the room. We
asked if the spirit remembered us from our previous visit. We were
told, 'Yes' and that he liked us being there. We started
communicating with this spirit and he told us, 'Male and Matthew.' We
asked if the spirit was talking about our Matthew but we were told
that it wasn't and Matthew was upstairs. We asked if he wanted us to
go upstairs and we were told, 'Yes.' Jacky asked how old this spirit
was and the reply was 60.
We went upstairs and sat around a large table. I was leaning on it
and I immediately felt a hard knock vibrate through it. Everyone else
heard it and Jacky said, “Well done Matthew. We've got an hour. If
you are going to show yourself, you've got to do it soon.” I jumped
suddenly as I felt as if there was a hand on the top of my head,
When we were downstairs, we had been told to go up so we were
hopeful that we would get some spiritual activity. We sat in silence
for a while before 'calling out.' We heard three taps just outside
the room. Matt asked if a spirit had tapped out there and asked if
they could knock on the door. There was a knock on the door. Andrew
said, “I can hear footsteps.” We all listened and we could hear
footsteps too. Ben 'called out' to Henrietta and a strange atmosphere
enveloped the room. We heard a woman's voice. Jacky said that she was
starting to feel uncomfortable and a little bit threatened. Dave said
that he felt uneasy with his back to the fireplace. Jacky said that
she didn't think that there was anywhere to stand in the room that
would feel comfortable. We heard a bang and then we captured an eerie
EVP which said, 'Everyone's mad here.'
We 'called out' and the table started tapping, moving and tipping.
The table tipped up on one side and we tried to push it down. The
force was so great that the boys had to push the table-leg back onto
the floor. We asked the spirit to stop knocking/moving the table and
communicate with us in a different way. We asked if it would visually
show itself to us. Dave said that he saw a light traveling from right
to left. We heard a knock within the room. Ben said that he heard a
footstep near to him and Jacky jumped as there was a loud knock right
beside her. Lesley asked if the spirit could walk around us and Jacky
shouted, “It's over here!” We heard a rustling sound and then
stomping footsteps outside of the room. We heard what sounded like a
chair being dragged downstairs and footsteps. This was followed by a
loud noise and the dragging sound again. There was another sound of
movement downstairs and then a noise in the room with us, another
noise downstairs and once more, a sound in our room again. It sounded
like the movements downstairs were happening on the stage.
The activity continued with a sound like the stamping of feet
outside the room and a step on a floorboard in the room with us. The
door knocked twice and then we heard a door open and close. We heard
movement by the foot of the stairs. Jacky asked, “Run up the
stairs!” Immediately, we heard the sound of someone running up the
stairs. Dave said, ' I can hear footsteps behind you Lesley,”
Jacky and Dave went downstairs and I decided to stay upstairs.
Something was thrown. It sounded metallic but I couldn't find
anything on the floor. There was knocking in the room. I 'called out'
and I heard a breath right beside me. The knocking continued for a
long while but eventually diminished so we finished our
investigation. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Tracy and
Dan for organising this event.
Written by: Maria Williams.