Sarsen stone memorial
Wychling Church - Kent
St. Margaret's Church covers the extensive yet thinly populated living of Wychling. Historically this parish has also been spelt Wichling and Witchling.

Any association with the latter spelling was going to arouse our attention and the location and history of the church was an addition to the experience.

The church is outwardly Victorian and was clearly heavily restored. In common with many Downland churches this has probably save it from ruin but it does serve to mask its true history from the outside. The uncharacteristic tower on the north side of the nave adds to the mystery although may be original. The church does show signs of its Norman ancestry although it is difficult to find any memorials around the churchyard of any great age.

Of interest is the sarsen stone that has been effectively re-used as a memorial. Does this show a deeper side to the beliefs of previous villagers or just an effective re-use of materials?

The church is located across a field from a country road on the edge of some woods and its desolate location certainly adds to the atmosphere by day or night.

 

Aim:

To investigate reports of paranormal activity at Wychling Church .

Background:

There are reports of various phenomena in the area although there is nothing specific to the church that we could find. It was near to other locations and so was included on the schedule for the night.

Apparatus:

Video camera-
Sony DCR HC-24E with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light
Sony DCR-HC30E with night vision and Sony HVL- IRM IR light
Samsung VP-D351 with night vision and Sony HVL-IRM IR light

Digital Camera-
Fuji 4900 Finepix
Fuji Fine Pix S5500
Nikon Coolpix 3100

Voice recorder -
Olympus VN-2100PC
Olympus DM20


Team:

Kim
Paddy
Dave

Method:

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

Investigation:

We arrived at the church in time for the witching hour. Would it produce anything for us at Wychling?

We spent some time walking around the church to get accustomed to the lights and sounds around us and take a few photographs.

The wind as severe and was noisy through the churchyard trees.

Various noises were heard from unseen sources in the adjacent woods.

Lights were seen reflected in or illuminating the north windows.

  Results
The sources of the noises were uncertain and in the presence of such a strong wind nothing can be discounted or relied upon.

The lights seen within and around the windows on the north side were found to be reflections of distant car headlights heading in our direction or the glow of distant street lights.

During our stay a certain amount of 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 of note was found.

  Conclusion
On this occasion Wychling produced nothing from any sources that could not be explained by any rational means. This does not mean to say that nothing occurred as it may be that due to the noise of the wind other more subtle noises and movements may have gone unnoticed.

We may return on a less violent night.

Source

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