St.Blaise Chapel - West Malling, Kent
24th April 2009
Photograph by Hywel Williams
To spend a night investigating by various means the ruins of the chapel of St. Blaise as a site of possible paranormal activity, and to attempt to record any such activity by any means at our disposal.
At some time between this date and 1539 the brethren (likely of Rochester Priory) built a chapel dedicated to St. Blaise.
Not much is concretely known about the chapel, how much it was used, or when it fell into disuse, but it is fairly safe to assume that if it wasn't already disused by 1539 then it probably became so shortly afterwards when the land was taken from church hands into private ownership.
To the best of our knowledge no previous reports of paranormal activity have originated from this site.
All that remains above ground today are outline traces of stonework, one building corner, and earthworks.
The site was added to a list of sites in immediate danger by English
Heritage in 2009.
Samsung VP-D351 with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light
Sony DCR HC-24E with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light
Sony DCR-HC19 with night vision and Sony HVL- IRM IR light
Sony DCR-DVD110E with night vision and Sony HVL- IRM IR light
First session – vigil in chapel interior
Second Session – séance on chapel perimeter
|During vigil held inside the chapel site, Dave
thought he saw someone walk past a gap in the foliage on the outside of
the perimeter fence. We swiftly circumnavigated the site on foot at this
time. No-one was found to be there. Nothing was recorded to support or deny
Séance produced to discernable results
|The figure seen by Dave may or may not have been
paranormal in nature. It is fair to conclude that no persons other than
ourselves was present at the time. It is possible that this was a case of
misidentification due to low light conditions and had a perfectly natural
cause. It is equally possible that a phenomenon of paranormal nature was
observed. Without any conclusive evidence to study, we cannot speculate
any further and leave this as unexplained.
A general lack of observed phenomenon on this occasion makes detailed conclusions difficult to draw.
It is possible that the site has no paranormal activity based on our observations at the time of study.
Further study may provide more information on which to speculate.
Should any more information come to light under study of the media taken,
this report will be updated to include it.
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