Sony DCR HC-62 with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light
Sony DCR-DVD110E with night vision and Sony HVL- IRM IR light
Fuji Fine Pix S5000
Fuji Fine Pix S5500
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-38 X 2
Pentax K-100D Digital SLR
Tripods, Torches, Video tapes (MiniDV).
Investigators: Ian, Kim, Paddy and Dave.
Using visual and scientific methods combined with spiritual theory, we
adopt a method of simple vigils but on this occasion separating into two
groups, swapping areas in order to compare results and experiences only
after all vigils had been completed.
Great Hall – Dave and Ian
Once seated and accustomed to ambient noises of the great hall Ian began
calling, announcing our reasons for being there and asking for responses.
Part way through Dave took over till the end of the session. Dave and
Ian had camcorders running and Dave was also using his voice recorder.
Second Floor Butlers Room – Kim and Paddy
Kim and Paddy seated themselves in the top floor butler’s room and
after a while began a similar process of asking for activity. Kim had
her voice recorder running and was also recording the vigil on camcorder.
Great Hall – Kim and Paddy
Paddy and Kim swapped with Dave and Ian and took their places for a repeat
vigil in the great hall, using the same equipment they had used upstairs.
Second Floor Butlers Room – Dave and Ian
Ian and Dave moved their own equipment upstairs to where Kim and Paddy
had been earlier and proceeded to take turns calling aloud for recordable
activity to occur.
First Floor Landing – Whole team
A short session due to the late hour, but the team combined their resources
to hold a brief group vigil on the first floor landing and corridor. We
seated ourselves around the corner of the landing at the foot of the steps
that we had suggested were the cause of the noise heard during Dave and
Ian's session in the butler’s room. Ian and Dave's camcorders were
running as were Dave and Kim's voice recorders. After a short while with
Dave calling aloud we decided to close the investigation and head for