Undisclosed Church - Kent
Unfortunately the identity of this venue cannot be disclosed, neither would we want to, as we cannot not condone the activities of others in the future resulting in potential damage to the site and the inconvenience to local residents. When you are trusted and given access to a site such as this you do your best to protect it. We were fortunate to have been contacted and offered access to this location to try to explain the nervous feelings experience by people here, there have also been accounts of items being disturbed overnight and not found as they were left.
What can we say of this venue? Well, all we can say is that it is a church. In fact this report is being typed whilst the author is parked outside it. It’s a sunny day, the views are wonderful but still there is an element of uncertainty being here alone, even during the day. It is a beautiful yet foreboding place at times, and it is also very old. It was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book (1086), which proves that there was a structure on this site since then. There is also a lot of folk law from the surrounding the area and tales of mysterious goings on. We were very much looking forward to investigating what was an unusual venue for Ghost Connections, this was going to be a first for us.
After setting the audio up Paddy and Kim sat in the adjacent pews while Dave and Ian walked towards the far end. During this time two loud bangs were heard from the area where the audio was set up, which Kim and Paddy investigated. So convinced were they that this was done by someone, Paddy even ventured back outside to look for someone that might have knocked on the door, no one or any reason for this was found.
Whilst in the pews Ian thought he saw movement from the direction of the altar and choir stalls, so this is where we decided to have our first seated session. Dave also felt and saw a sense of movement in the same area.
We took our time to just sit and adjust to the natural noises and atmosphere of the place. Ian and Kim had there backs to the north wall and Dave and Paddy were seated in the south side on the chancel. Paddy had previously taken a picture of Dave by the door and found an odd anomaly in it, therefore, Ian set his cam up on this area during this session.
Part way in Ian noted a sharp quick movement at the far west end of the
church by the last pillar, this took his attention for quite some time.
Shortly after this Kim thought she could hear breathing. After a few more
minutes there was a large audible knock from the same location that was
heard by all the team. Dave noticed Ian’s interest and commented
that he too had previously had a clairvoyant impression of a man standing
in that area. We add a reminder that we do not use clairvoyant information
in our reports as a rule but in instances where this links with non-clairvoyant
information we feel it is worthy of
We decided to turn the music off and try complete silence, the temperature felt as though it had dropped considerably but for the remainder of this session there was nothing else to note.
After a break we walked slowly around the building towards the area where Ian saw the movement mentioned earlier. There was nothing further to note but as we did Dave felt the urge to walk around and around the pews, talking out aloud and almost preaching as he went. He was in fact calling for activity from those he felt certain were with us and was becoming quite insistent as he went. Needless to say there were no responses and the early excitement and activity seemed to decline. Dave did sense a particular cold area in the pews where he believed someone to be sitting. The team each approached the area and all agreed there was a marked change, so we decided to hold a séance in this area of the pews. Dave, Ian and Kim linked hands, Paddy did not join in, instead choosing to video the séance from outside the circle. Despite numerous requests for activity or communication of some sort nothing was forthcoming.
It was by now the early hours of Sunday morning, and despite our earlier enthusiasm we were all starting to feel fatigued so decided it was time to call it a night, so cleared our equipment packed up and locked the place securely behind us.
|It can be said with certainty that the early impressions
were good, we all felt that there was something there with us. The loud
knocks heard at the start of the night were investigated and could not be
explained. The sense of movement felt by some of the team both in the area
of the altar and the far west end again could not be explained but sadly
can always be construed as imagination or the effect of tired eyes. Paddy’s
picture is of interest but given the amount of dust in the location this
cannot be classed as anything different.
But it is interesting that one of the team independently received clairvoyant information about a man who was in the exact location where other members of the team were certain to have seen movement.
Nothing was captured on any of our still pictures, video and audio recordings. The only thing we could loosely call results were of a psychic or clairvoyant kind. However, given GCUK’s mandate of being a scientifically based rather than a spiritual organisation we cannot present these as any form of “evidence” of paranormal activity.
|A fascinating place and we were very grateful for being given the opportunity to spend the night at this location. Although nothing much was experienced on the night there is certainly agreement amongst the team that this place does offer much more and requires further investigation, which we hope will be later in 2008.|
22nd December 2007
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