Bicknor Church - Bicknor, Kent
26th January 2013
 

St. James Church at Bicknor stands aloof from its village atop the north Downs amidst farms and orchards. A single track road runs past the open churchyard and there are no immediate houses although a couple can be seen in the near distance. There is nothing else to shatter the tranquility of the location. The church itself unusually made of chalk and faced in flint was considerably restored by the Victorians and outwardly resembles a Victorian Gothic structure which belies its mediaeval roots.

Aim:

To investigate reports of paranormal activity at Bicknor Parish Church.

Background:

The area around Bicknor and the North Downs has been subject to various reports of paranormal activity and unexplained sightings including strange beasts.


Apparatus:

Video camera-
Sony DCR HC-62E with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light

Digital Camera-
Panasonic Lumix DMC - FZ38

Voice recorder -
Olympus DM20

Team:

Kim
Graham

Method:

Using visual and scientific methods combined with spiritual information investigate the background to alleged paranormal phenomena at this venue.

  Investigation
 

Taking note of the physical and natural conditions on the night during which included howling winds with occasional light rain.

Although the sky was slightly overcast the sky was relatively light even into the night. There are no streetlights or security lights within visible sight of the Church.

We based our investigation inside and just outside of the south porch. This is windowless and has no door covering the arch from the Churchyard but is separated from the nave by an ancient wooden door.

As we settled it became clear any noises would be difficult to pinpoint exactly due to the winds and occasional rain.

It was noted sometime into the investigation that the feeling within the porch area seemed to change. Kim felt an apprehensive feeling and felt inclined to stand by the archway rather than inside the porch area. Graham felt as if there could be a presence as he felt light headed in the porch.

A couple of light taps were heard at this point. A little later on there was a further similar noise.

No further activity happened to report and so the investigation drew to a conclusion.

  Results
  Due to the weather conditions the noises heard by Kim and Graham in the porch area could not specifically be attributed to anything paranormal.
  Conclusion
This was an interesting investigation as the Churchyard and porch area does have a certain atmosphere and a further visit on a less windy evening is probable in the future.

Ghost Connections may well return on a less windy night.

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