Undisclosed 14th Century Manor House – Kent
Samsung VP-D351 with night vision
Data Loggers x 4
|After leaving our kit in one room the four of us again walked
the house filming on camcorder as we went, to check all doors and windows
and assure ourselves that we were the only one's in the house. Data loggers
were left on the landing of the rear service stairs and two of the oldest
bedrooms as these were areas of interest on previous visits. These were
to record temperature and humidity levels throughout the investigation.
Ian's DVD camcorder was left on a tripod locked off on the landing outside
the room where we had previously heard footsteps from. Possible causes of
drafts and temperature changes were noted before we returned to the base
to get the rest of the equipment ready and have a coffee before the investigated
Unfortunately before we could start the investigation Paddy was called away leaving just Kim Ian and Dave to continue the investigation. We decided to abandon the splits and continue the night as a group of three in each of the planned areas. After Paddy had left Ian started the locked off camcorder and the team moved off to the other end of the house for the first vigil.
First vigil – Victorian wing bedroom.
Second vigil – Center bedroom
Third vigil – Top of service stairs
Dave started calling out as he was nearer the area of previous activity. As he sat back against a piece of timber it made a creaking noise very similar to that recorded on the last investigation, this was played with for a while until we were certain and finally agreed that it was the source of the noises recorded previously. However, we were unable to explain why that noise would be happening as it needed someone to physically move it to do so. A number of taps were heard including one very loud crack from downstairs. Dave moved position to see better down the stairs to the area this was heard from, he continued asking for activity and this was followed by more noises, some seeming to be responsive and some not, and was also interrupted by the occasional rustling sound suggesting movement, all of this was coming from downstairs near the kitchen.
Fourth vigil – Kitchen
After a few minutes we started asking if there was anyone about causing the noises that were heard by us earlier. After a while all the team heard a loud click from the hallway similar to the loud crack heard by us at the top of the stairs. We all went to investigate a selection of electricity meters and switches that are out in the hallway thinking it to be a sound similar to that of an electrical relay switching over, but no such items could be seen, there were only fuse boxes and electricity meters running.
Whilst we were investigating this we heard another set of clicks from the kitchen we had just left. We were aware of a fridge running in the kitchen and had heard this already, the noises we were now hearing were different and had not been heard before. Kim and Ian returned to the kitchen while Dave remained in the hallway, for a while the noises stopped but started again after sometime and remained intermittent along with an occasional rustling sound. Ian and Dave stood in the hallway and could hear rustling and movement from beyond the rear hallway and into the main body of the house. This was observed for sometime before we decided to end the session and investigate what could be causing this. There are a few plastic bags of rubbish and building materials lying around the place but there was nothing tat could of disturbed them.
By now it was 4.00am and we decided to call and end to the night’s
|Some of the noises heard in the first vigil were recorded
on camcorder and voice recorder, these have been reviewed and cannot be
explained, however, the voice heard by Dave and Kim was not caught on either,
therefore, cannot be substantiated. A few of the lights seen by Ian were
caught on his camcorder, but upon review these are more likely to have been
dust of small insects caught in the light of the IR emitter. The fact that
Ian saw some of these lights with the naked eye could be explained by tired
eyes, as Ian did admit that it might have been this given that he was straining
looking through his camcorders viewfinder all the time. We cannot explain
why Kim became nauseous.
When the team investigated what could have caused the light Kim saw against the wall in the center bedroom, it was found to be that there was no nearby road from which car headlights could have shone. Neither was there any other possible external light source. It was also found that the windows were glazed with plain glass and not leaded! We were unable to explain the source of the illumination or why Kim saw the shadow of leaded lights windows against the wall.
Some of the noises heard by the team whilst on the stairs were caught on camcorder but unexplained. The loud crack heard and the rustling that followed was to be investigated later.
The noises heard from the hallway whilst in the kitchen were very similar to those heard whilst we were on the stairs. These were investigated but no cause could be found, some were caught on camcorder. Likewise the noises heard from the kitchen whilst we investigated the earlier noises could also not be identified. We are aware of a fridge in the kitchen that produces some noise but not the type of noises we had experienced, neither were they coming from the location of the fridge so these noises are also unexplained.
The sound of movement and rustling heard in the rear hallway and further into the house may have an explanation, as when the team returned to camp Dave saw a rat run across the room, we can only assume the rustling was the rat rummaging in the bags about the place.
The Camcorder that was locked off in the first floor corridor produced no evidence but for the first few minutes of filming it was subject to some strange interference. As you watch the footage you are aware of the image moving as though the camcorder is being touched or played with? We have no explanation as to why this happened.
A certain amount of other information was forthcoming to the team of a clairvoyant nature. As Ghost Connections conducts scientifically based investigations we do not publish such observations, however, this information is held on a separate database. Should you wish to discuss this information please email us.
Most of our camcorder footage, still photographs and voice recordings have been examined and items of interest have become apparent. Some of those moments were caught on camcorder or audio including the repeated knocks (possible footfalls) heard in the Victorian bedroom, these and can be seen in the videos that accompany this report. This report will be updated should anything further become evident.
Data Logger Results from Stairs to Pink Room - Rest to follow.
|Again a good investigation with a lot of interesting happenings through the night, some questions were answered and more raised. Some of the occurrences were recorded on camcorder and voice recorder and these will need to be investigated further. We shall be looking forward to continuing our research here.|
Thanks again to the owners, the value of returning to venues and being able to conduct longer term studies is proving to be more and more productive. We are grateful as always for the continued support of the venue owners.
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