Plantagenet House, New Romney, Kent
18 October 2014
To investigate the possibility of paranormal phenomena at this location and respond to reported sightings and previous reports on line by invitation of the householders.
The house has been subject to visits by various psychics over the years, one previous group of paranormal investigators and even, reportedly, an exorcism. With the exception of the latter all have been witnessed by the present owners and compared with sightings recorded by the occupants. Would Ghost Connections investigation reveal supporting evidence for any of the information previously given or record any unexplained phenomena?
The house consists of a kitchen and living room on the ground floor,
a rear hallway containing a bathroom and staircase to the first floor,
two bedrooms and a corridor on the first floor leading to a converted
attic space on the second floor.
Sony DCR HC-62 with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR lightDigital Camera:
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-38
Guests / Owners:
Session three – Bedroom 1 previously Solar.
Based upon events towards the end of Session 2 everyone located to Bedroom 1 with the exception of Malcolm who remained in the corridor within view of the room. Camcorder hand held by Dave as Session 1. Voice recorders as Session 1. Camcorder later mounted on stand within bedroom.
| Session one – Lounge / Kitchen
It was noted that there were few noises within the house of a general nature other than those within the kitchen due to appliances and pipework. These had been assessed on the previous investigations so were largely able to be ignored on this one. Having said this there were particular noises on the previous visits that appeared to emanate from the kitchen although when someone entered the kitchen to identify the source they would cease. One of the goals on this investigation would be to identify all possible noises and to this extent Malcolm and later Paddy would be in the kitchen and attempt to locate and identify noises when they occurred.
Noises and illuminations were seen within the room.
Graham commented on an experience he felt during the initial setting
up. He had experienced something akin to a 'Chinese Burn' on his right
arm above the wrist.
Dave heard a couple of noises that sounded as though they were the creaks of someone walking on the stairs between the ground floor and the first floor.
Graham joined Dave at the stairs and Dean moved to nearer the doorway within the lounge.
After a few more minutes and nothing else being noted the team took
With the team evenly spread along the corridor and both stair cases the investigation began.
Dave commented on smelling fresh mint for a few seconds and then it
Paddy commented that he saw a person beyond Graham in a doorway part way along the corridor but not as far as Dave.
Janet (positioned in bedroom 1) comments on the atmosphere in that room. Graham also senses that there is something worth investigating in that room and moves into the bedroom for the remainder of this session and Janet took his place in the corridor outside of the doorway within the corridor.
Janet describes seeing a light within Bedroom 1 under the bed that appeared
as a pinprick of light and then exploded, likened to a 'shellburst' type
Janet comments on seeing Deans face transfigure into that of an older
man with a moustache. The other members the team seem to agree that Dean
looks a little different.
|No unidentified noises were encountered and the
decision to have someone permanently placed within the kitchen seems to
have been a good idea as, either, these noises didn't occur or they were
Lights seen during the first session were all believed to be due to car movements in the streets outside and shining through small caps in the curtains of the rooms that front onto the street.
The light seen by Janet in session 2 in the bedroom cannot be explained. It is possible that some glint was caused by the angle of viewing onto some particle within the area under the bed but this cannot be verified.
Sensations of coldness were also sensed in certain areas although this is more likely to be small fluctuations due to draughts in such an old building. Having said this no noticeable draughts were located or identified. Movements of air were also sensed when no one was moving. Again these could be air movement around the house but to be so confined as people felt it to their legs, hands or faces is less easy to explain as everyone was sat in close proximity and likely to be obscuring air movement from one person to another.
The noises on the staircase were believed to have been recorded on the camcorder and will be produced with the publicly available footage.
Additionally, when checked, the footage reveals a number of light anomalies recorded only during the start of the séance. There is no evidence to link these to anything paranormal at this stage but they must be considered in association with the general lack of any such phenomena recorded on most other investigations. It is possible that the strongest of these could be a piece of fluff or dust in the air reflecting light from the source of the Infra Red light or indeed an insect in flight within the beam range of the IR light. Some are considerably fainter. It is of interest that, for once, there seems to be a prolonged time period of a few minutes in which they occur and also that they do not appear traveling in the same fashion or direction. They do seem, however, to appear in the same area of the room although again this could be due to the intensity of the IR beam within that same area whilst recording. The camcorder was not hand-held during this part of the session and therefore these light anomalies cannot be compared with anything else occurring elsewhere in the room.
No conclusions can be drawn around the circumstances of the séance
|Many thanks Janet and Malcolm for inviting us for a return visit. We look forward to a return again in the future.|
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