Wychling Church - Kent
This is a location which has
interested the Ghost Connections team for some time.
The odd location of the church has defied any reasonable explanation. The village, as it is, lies away from the church yet the parish is quite large. Perhaps another victim of the the Black Death in the 14th Century but then the church is still extant and has Victorian features added at some expense.
Was this previously the site of ancient rites as indicated by a modern gravemarker making use of a sarsen stone?
Does the spelling Witchling speak of ancient practices?
The nearby woods and footpaths are steeped in tales of red eyed creatures and this is also big cat country. Would any of these make themselves known to us during our stay?
St. Margaret's Church from the east
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Using visual and scientific methods combined with spiritual information investigate the background to alleged paranormal phenomena at this venue.
The location necessitated parking some distance from the investigation site and so little equipment was taken on this occasion.
Due to the wind we chose to find a sheltered spot and this led us to set up camp on the north side of the nave of the church near a blocked north door.
Dave commented that this is one of the few locations that have ever made him nervous of what may occur. Paddy and Kim also had similar thoughts.
Within a few moments there were sounds of movement in the woodland immediately to the west.
Both Dave and Paddy mentioned sighting of an animal shape and movement on the edge of the field to the north. Dave saw a pair of dull green eyes on the shape. It was a good 10-15m away and any form was not distinguishable.
A sound of small objects falling on something metallic was noted.
The rain would then continue at intervals occasionally becoming heavy. Various photographs feature this is what is often believed to be paranormal phenomena.
| As on a previous visit the area
was subjected to wind and rain which could account for many noises not even
mentioned here. The woodland is inhabited by any number of nocturnal creatures
which could also account for noises heard. No sources could be seen but
that's purely because even the most thorough investigation would not have
uncovered them. These are unaccounted for and not unexplainable.
What is interesting is the sighting of the creature by Paddy and Dave independently at the same time in the same location. A trick of the mind or something natural? We don't know.
We do know there are bats about. Plenty of insects around us meant interest from bats and one caught Kim by surprise as it swooped under our umbrella and hit Kim flush in the side of the head! A moment caught on video in glorious night vision. Its suitability for inclusion on the site is yet to be passed by the censors.
The sounds on a metallic object were identified as water falling from the trees onto memorial flower holders.
As for the two photographs shown the flash has bounced back off of the falling water droplets to reflect a white light and appear as the often referred to orb phenomena. There is no evidence that these were spirit manifestations. The second photograph shows the interesting photographic phenomena of upward traveling orbs. These are produced by the diminishing flash reflecting off a falling water droplet which causes the lower part of the reflected image to appear less white which leads the eye to suggest to the brain that they are traveling upwards when in fact they are descending.
|On this visit, again, we were hampered by the weather and made the most of it for our short stay. By our own experiences and thoughts of Wychling it is an interesting if slightly unnerving place and we will certainly return at some future time.|
18th September 2007
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