Samsung VP-D351 with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light
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Fuji Fine Pix S5000
Fuji Fine Pix S5500
Pentax K-100D Digital SLR
Canon EOS400D Digital SLR
Voice recorder -
Video tapes (MiniDV)
Kim, Ian, Paddy, and Dave
Lyn and Andy Carter.
Through Scientific and methodical experimentation to attempt to
record audible and visual evidence of paranormal phenomena to independently
support previous sightings or experiences on the evening of the
With reports of a presence in the master bedroom area upstairs it
was the natural place to begin the investigation and would thereby
leave Lyn and Andy the chance to go to bed if they tired during
the night. As it turned out this was not necessary but we began
here all the same. This vigil took place without them and entailed
the team placing themselves at various points around the spacial
room. It also served to make the team familiar with the natural
noises of the first floor in order that these could be compared
with anything heard later from this area when downstairs.
It was noted that apart from creaking floorboards if any weight
were placed upon them there was no noise within this part of the
premise at all. Simon (the only other person on the premise) had
gone to bed and the location of his room was known. Any movement
within this room and the surrounding area would become apparent
and would be noted. Lyn and Andy remained downstairs within the
bar area during this time.
The team felt entirely comfortable within the room and nothing
was noted by any of them. There were no unexplained noises within
the room or without. It was noted that if the team moved in any
way the floorboards creaked to some considerable degree within this
room. No sounds were caused by anything other than the team itself.
All events within this room were recorded on audio and video simultaneously.
Following this the team went downstairs for a break and discussion
with Lyn and Andy. Following this break the team started their investigations
on the ground floor.
DVD camera footage was recorded of the main bar area from now
Initially all six persons stayed within the 'snug' area and positioned
themselves around a table in the centre of the room with the exception
of Ian who remained by the bar with a view of the rest of the premises
and the rest of the team with Lyn and Andy. We ran in line with
our current practice and research based around seances. We do not
believe that they can be used as evidence of the paranormal however
when we have conducted them we have often found that we record more
evidence of both explainable and unexplainable phenomena.
Unusually we found that the bar area made very few noises and
some time was spent trying to establish this. The ice machine was
the only discernible noise and this was distinct and repeating at
regular intervals on a pre-programmed cycle.
A creak was heard by everyone in the team to be in Ian's direction.
Asked if it was him he denied it having claimed not to have heard
it either. A repeat was requested and was almost instantly forthcoming
and on this occasion was heard by Ian also and with the assistance
of his location we were able to pin point it to a location behind
the bar area. For corroboration a further request was made and it
was not repeated. Paddy called out for some other phenomena to be
created and again nothing occurred. Shortly after a faint noise
was heard in the area of the team. Its precise location could not
Dave heard a noise similar to someone having problems breathing
with phlegm in their throat from Kim's direction. Kim denied it
was her and no one else heard it.
Paddy observed a shadow type effect at the further end of the
public bar area.
Paddy's attention was drawn to the bar and was confirmed by Ian
as an area which had been producing clicks over and above the known
Paddy's attention was also drawn to an area by the team on the
floor as was Dave's but their reasoning could not be explained.
Focus then returned to the bar noises and repetition was asked
No further responses were forthcoming.
After some time a loud click was heard. Comment was made of this
and repetition asked for and nothing so loud was repeated although
Paddy and Ian heard something much lighter.
The team then took a break for a short period of time before recommencing
in the same location. The recordings continued during the break.
During the break the team went outside for a cigarette and when
they returned through the kitchen Dave was the last in. The kitchen
has two swing doors, one out into the public area and one direct
to behind the bar. When Dave came back into the kitchen the door
ahead leading to the public area was swinging shut and thinking
the rest of the team had gone through that door he followed only
to find no one there. Asking the team if they had used that door
they stated they went through the other, and more direct, door.
Session two in the same location then commenced.
All persons were in the same places.
Odd noises began to be heard in the first few minutes.
After a number of odd noises and clicks we suspended the experiment.
During this session Andy witnessed what he described as a red
light travel across the window at the side of the premises.