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Undisclosed Location - Kent

 

Ghost Connections were privileged to be granted access to the same venue as visited in August, twice in September, and then in November 2007, followed by January, March and June 2008 with a return in October and December 2008. This venue is in rural Kent and is significant historical interest spanning several centuries. To our knowledge it has never been subject to a paranormal investigation and after our first visit we are pleased to be able to conduct further investigations at this venue.

The first report can be read here.
The second report can be read here.
The third report can be read here.
The fourth report can be read here.
The fifth report can be read here
The sixth report can be read here.
The seventh report can be read here
The eight report can be read here.
The ninth report can be read here.

The site consists of three buildings of which two have been referred to as buildings A and B in the previous report. The same terms will be used here.

Previously, in building A, we had noted a number different phenomena occurring including noises of movement, machinery being operated, sensations of heat and cold, sensations of being watched, shadows being seen to apparently move, sounds of persons moving around, knocks and taps occurring on demand and also during times when the team were not present.

In building B, we had noted strange lights, sounds of persons moving and a limited number of knocks and taps on demand.

With a view towards collaboration with a film company we invited three representatives from the company to join us on this investigation.

The Investigation
Apparatus:

Video camera-
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/DVD-110E with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light

Digital Camera-
Fuji Fine Pix S5000
Fuji Fine Pix S5500
Pentax K-100D Digital SLR
Olympus C-370
Practica Digicam 3

Voice recorder -
Olympus VN-2100PC
Olympus DM20
HNSAT DVR958

Data Loggers -
1 X EL-USB-2
2 X Tiny Tag Ultra -1500 (temperature and humidity)
1 X Tiny Tag Ultra – 1700 (temperature)

Other-
Video tapes (mini DV)
CCTV

Team:

Kim
Ian
Paddy
Dave

Guests:
Gill
Garry
Rick


Method:

Using visual and scientific methods combined with spiritual theory investigate the background to alleged paranormal phenomena at this venue.

CCTV was deployed on this occasion to preserve the integrity of any noises and preserve the security of the site beyond scrutiny should anything be reported as a possibly audible phenomena.

The team would again split into pairs with each pair accompanied by one or two guests.

Investigation:

The team arrived and recorded the premises noting that a significant amount of repair had taken place around windows, doors and other draught emitting locations. These were all noted on the pre-prepared plan of the premises so they could be compared to any results later.

The CCTV was installed.

Four data loggers were placed. Three were placed in building A and one in building B.

A controlled experiment of trigger objects in the form of pennies placed on paper and circled was utilised in building A and continually filmed.

The weather was windy and began to rain on arrival and this got progressively worse to a point where there were gale force winds and driving rain.

The team split into -
Team 1 – Kim, Ian, Garry, Gill.
Team 2 – Dave, Paddy, Rick.

Team 1 investigated building A then B and team 2 did the reverse initially.

Building A

Initially Team 1 had problems securing the main pedestrian access door due to the increasing winds. The temperature was 7.8 deg C.

Intermittent tapping was heard within the building. As this continued the team moved to the area where it was heard to come from and found that it stopped.

Whilst in this area the previously described trigger object appeared to have moved. Later footage would be checked to ascertain how this may have occurred.

Team B then entered building A.

Rick reports seeing a light anomaly on his video camera viewfinder.

It was observed that there were a lot of noises on the outside of the building due to dripping rainwater.

Dave noted that the illuminated windows from a nearby house were obscured as if a solid object had moved from right to left past them on the inside of the building.

Upon calling out a bang was heard although on request there was no repetition but footfalls were heard by the team on the further side of the building. In the same area there was then a noise as though something was knocked against a wooden object.

Paddy went to the area that these were heard and a faint whistle was heard as if a human had whistled in three ascending then descending tones in that same area. Paddy mimicked this in the hope of a repetition or some other phenomena occurring. Nothing was forthcoming.

Various other noises were noted but their sources could not be ascertained.

Building B

Team 2 were first in building B.

They elected to sit on the ground floor in the area of the bottom of the stairs leading to the first floor area.

It was noted that there was a large amount of building noise due to the high winds causing the movable structure on the roof to move indiscriminately.

One of the windows was found to vibrate in the wind and was secured.

Repetitive sounds were heard coming from the main doors to the building.

Paddy heard a noise coming from the seperate room off the main building. He, and Rick spent some time here to investigate.

On their return Dave noted a flash of light about 3” high and 2” wide from a piece of machinery.

Having called out a loud clang was heard near the door quite unlike the earlier noises.

Rick expressed a desire to film up the stairs to the top and was drawn to this area. As he spoke about this a distinct draught of cold air was felt to come from that direction and across the legs of Rick and into the face of Dave having traveled across his legs. It was momentary, both commented on it individually and did not occur again in time with any further powerful gusts of wind.

Team 1 then moved to building B

A noise was heard behind Ian.

Kim smelt an unexplained 'heavy' smell. This then induced an intense headache followed by coughing, stinging eyes and heavy feeling to her eyelids.

Both teams then took a break before all went to building A for what was to be the final session.

Nothing of note occurred in this part of the investigation and after some time to session was concluded and equipment packed.

 

Results

 

Building A

The intermittent tapping heard by Team 1 was found to be a loose window.

The temperature was found to have been variable, during session 1 in building A, between 7.25 deg and 8 deg C. The humidity was increasing from 92.5 to 95%RH at one end of the building.

The temperature at the opposite end was found to be stable at 7.655 deg C.

The temperature in the centre was found to have been variable, during session 1 in building A, between 7.25 deg and 8 deg C. The humidity was increasing from 88 to 91%RH.

The temperature was found to have been variable, during session 2 in building A, between 7.25 deg and 8 deg C. The humidity was increasing from 92.5 to 95%RH at one end of the building.

The temperature at the opposite end was found to be stable at 7.655 deg C.

The temperature in the centre was found to have been variable, during session 2 in building A, between 7.25 deg and 8 deg C. The humidity was increasing from 91.25 to 92.5%RH.

The temperature differential was so minimal to be of little importance although the difference in humidity over the whole period on both sessions between one end and the centre when only approximately 50 feet apart may be of interest and is being reviewed.

The anomaly noted by Rick has not been forwarded to the team for analysis so cannot be commented upon.

The appearance of a solid object obscuring the light of the window as it 'moved' is unable to be explained. The area between the house and windows was examined immediately and the only object between the two was a spindly tree. This would not have caused the effect described.

It is known that the building was secure and no other persons were present so footfalls within the same building cannot be explained.

The bangs and sounds of wood against wood are difficult to explain although the wind and rain may have been responsible.

Building B

The sounds heard by team 2 by the doors were investigated. There were a small number of leaves on the concrete floor and there was a small draught under the door. It is likely that the sound was that of the leaves moving across the uneven concrete surface propelled by the wind. These were discounted from any further report within this investigation for this reason.

In the first session the temperature remained stable at 7.5deg C with humidity fluctuating between 77 and 78.5 % RH.

In the second session the temperature remained stable at 7.5deg C with humidity fluctuating between 80 and 82 % RH.

The sound heard by Paddy and investigated by Paddy and Rick could not be identified. It is possible that it was caused by a rodent however none were seen or were droppings or trails identified. It should be noted that this is comparable with the noise heard by team 1 in the same area.

The flash of light seen by Dave was near to a data logger although the light seen was orange in appearance whereas the data logger light was bright green. The source could not be identified and remains unexplained.

When the loud clang was investigated a similar noise was able to be recreated by rattling the insecure padlock in the hasp on the outside of the door. It was taken from the door and placed within the building and the sound was not heard again by either team. It is likely that this was the cause.

A previous study of the site prior to commencement of the investigation revealed no gaps in windows other than that previously stated and cured and therefore the source of the draught described by Rick and Dave is unexplained although ties in with Rick describing an urge to record footage from the top of the stairs. It may be that this was due to the momentary positioning of the movable structure on top of the building as this allows air to pass and wind movement was multi directional but is considered unlikely.

During the last session in building A the following data was obtained -

The temperature was found to have been variable, during session 3, between 7.5 deg and 8.5 deg C. The humidity was decreasing from 98.5 to 97%RH at one end of the building.

The temperature at the opposite end, during session 3 was found drop from 7.5 – 7.3 deg C with a 6 minute period of fluctuation between the two.

The temperature in the centre was found to have been variable, during session 3, between 7.5 deg and 8 deg C mainly stable at 7.5 deg . The humidity was decreasing from 93 to 91%RH.

It can be seen that relative humidity was seen to decrease during this time for the first time. This may be a consequence of the time of day and will have to be compared with other studies. There was no marked differential in temperature by any notable extent upon which to comment.

During our stay 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 and may prove interesting when compared to other peoples experiences. Should you wish to discuss this information please email us.


Camcorder footage, still photographs and voice recorders were later examined and nothing further of note was found. Some of the audible noises were found to be recorded and as such we can be certain that they were not imagined by the team.

  Conclusion
  Another interesting night at this most productive of venues. Unfortunately the prevailing weather conditions would preclude any accurate analysis of the noises heard. Some of the light phenomena defy current explanation and will be further researched. Further investigation at this site may reveal some of its secrets. We certainly hope that eventually we will unravel what is occurring here.
Thanks
Ghost Connections extend their thanks to the custodians of this site for their continued support to an ongoing series of investigations.
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