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By W.A.S.P.S Team, Aug 17 2017 06:27AM

Once again this weekend, we returned to the notorious but beautiful Skirrid Inn. Our evening began with a delicious 2 course meal, and shortly after, we split into our two teams, ready to start the evening. As the pub was still open to the public, we started our night with two different workshops in the rooms upstairs: one exploring technical equipment and one using traditional methods.


The groups were Group 1: Greg, Kirsty, Bex and Amy with Charlotte, Leanne, Ian, Jude, Stacey, Teresa, Louie, Chris and Maggie and Group 2: Jo, Sharon, Tabs, Nat and Karen with Gavin, Gavin, Kristian, Emily, Trisha, Simon and Keith.


Workshop 1 Tech Workshop - The group started with the technical workshop in Room 1. This saw us looking at the tech kit, the team use on our investigations - cameras, infrasound and hyper sound monitoring technology, and Kinect technology to map and many more that monitor any paranormal activity occurring throughout the night. Greg introduced each piece of kit, explaining how it worked, and before long we had activity in the room. During the workshop, Teresa and Louie could see a head poking round the bathroom door, and simultaneously, Kirsty and Bex could both see flashes on the laptop screen (this was connected to the Kinect in the bathroom) and the group could hear what sounded like footsteps coming from the bathroom. Louie volunteered to go into the bathroom alone, and it didn’t take long for spirit to join him! He spotted what looked like someone standing behind him when he looked in the mirror!


(Group 2 also had similar experiences with the Kinect technology, and could also see flashes on the laptop screen, and in the bathroom when Gavin and Gareth ventured into the bathroom on their lone vigils, Greg and Bex checked to make sure that there was no light reflecting from the equipment on any of the pictures and removed anything that may have been causing the flashes, but it made no difference).


When the group were in the main part of the bedroom, Bex and Kirsty picked up on a male energy who came across as negative and appeared to be angry as it was too loud with too many people in the room. Bex described this spirit as a “watcher”, and said that she felt he had been walking round the room, sizing everyone up. He was not happy with where people were sat in the room (especially when there was a male sat in the chair next to the door), and when the group moved about, it seemed to agitate him more. The spirit in the bathroom was different – it felt this spirit was female and that she often shrunk away from the male spirit in the bedroom. Bex didn’t feel that the spirits were related, but they were certainly aware of one another. Shortly after, Bex felt that the male spirit had followed Louie into the bathroom – this was confirmed when Louie said that he felt that someone tall was leaning over him, staring in his face, and was experiencing different sound and light phenomena. Teresa felt that this male energy had delusions of grandeur, and that he felt he was more important than he really was.


(Again group 2 also picked up on a dominant male energy, by the name of Pearson or Parkson in the main bedroom. He was not keen on Gavin being in the room and wanted him to leave. Tabs also picked up the feeling of being hanged, and felt that the male was wearing long robes or a cloak, which could be likened to what a hangman or a judge would traditionally wear. During the vigil, the group also heard a loud click coming from the entrance to the bedroom, and could see shadows moving about in this area).



Workshop 2 – Traditional Methods workshop - In Room 2, Jo ran a traditional methods workshop, where we practised traditional “Victorian” methods, such as table tipping, Ouija boards and dowsing rods. Group 1 started the workshop with a meditation/relaxation exercise, where they imagined they were walking through the inn. The vast majority of the group saw a female spirit, who wore a grey dress, with a white pinafore, possibly named Mary. Kirsty also picked up on a male spirit, called Ed, whose job it was to sweep out and shovel the stable. Ian also saw a male spirit called Edward, but he was well-dressed, so could not be the same spirit as the one Kirsty had picked up on.


Both groups got to have a go at table tipping too, and both groups had some movement. Group 1 were fortunate to have movement on the table very quickly - the table seemed to twist in response to questions, and the group established that they were speaking to a young male energy, called Sid. This was verified on the dowsing rods being used by Teresa and Louie, which were also moving in response to the questions asked on the table. Teresa felt that Sid was with his sister, and that the sister had said he was “a bit simple”. During the table tipping, Louie also said that his dowsing rods had been following Jo around the room.


Group 2 tried a variety of methods – table tipping, Ouija board and dowsing rods. Whilst they didn’t have much activity on the dowsing rods, they did have success with table tipping (although it seemed the spirit was more willing to communicate in English, as the table stopped moving as soon as Karen spoke Welsh!), and spirit seemed to like the sound of Gavin’s voice in particular. When using the Ouija board, those on the board felt that they were being pushed, rather than the planchette itself. Two spirits – Anna and Thomas – were also picked up on whilst the group were using the Ouija board.


After the two workshops, we took a comfort break, and fuelled up with hot drinks ready for the night ahead.


1st VIGIL


Group 1 – Upstairs – Bedrooms 1 & 2


The group started their vigil in Room 2 and did some more table tipping, as it had been so successful the first time. The feedback on the table was erratic and they could not place at first who they were communicating with. Greg thought that it may have been a spirit we have encountered on previous investigations, but we could not get any straight answers, so this was difficult to determine, although a few personal details were confirmed for Greg and Teresa. The spirit the group were communicating with seemed to be manipulative, and felt that he could be whoever you wanted him to be. Not having much luck on the table this time, the group decided to move into Room 1, with Louie staying behind to do a lone vigil in the bathroom, as he had heard noises coming from there whilst sat outside the door moving to room 1 the group started with a séance. Both team and guests felt sick, dizzy and that their faces were being touched – all common signs of spirit being present in the room. Greg felt that there were three spirits with them – the male and female encountered earlier in the evening during the workshops, along with who he felt to be Father Henry Vaughn. A K2 meter had also been placed in the centre of the circle, and it repeatedly flashed to orange whilst Greg was calling out, and occasionally all the way up to red.

During the séance, Ian went into the bathroom to do a lone vigil and could hear footsteps in the bathroom as if someone was pacing back and forth. He was then joined by Louie, and they could both see a black mass, like a big black shadow, that seemed to be looking at each of them individually, almost as though it were sneering in their faces. However both made a swift exit soon after they heard a single loud bang on the bath tub!


Group 2 – Downstairs (Bar, Restaurant and Family Room)


The group began their vigil in the restaurant. They started with some calling out, and could see that the room was getting darker in opposite corners, as if spirit were drawing closer. They were also able to hear noises coming from the bar area, and so decided to go out and investigate. Some of the group went into the family room to use the picture board, as we have had a lot of success with this before, and we were not disappointed this time either! Tabs had picked up on a male spirit called Jacob, who communicated via the board that he had killed his daughter, but Tabs felt that he was not telling the truth. Tabs identified that he was a man with a stutter, and that the local children used to sing a rhyme or song to him to the tune of “Daisy, Daisy…”. Every time that Tabs sang this, the board went erratic and moved very fast. The spirit also said that he had poisoned the girl.

SECOND VIGIL

Group 1 - Downstairs (Bar, Restaurant and Family room)


Bex picked up on a negative energy in the bar area as soon as the vigil began, and felt that he may have followed the group downstairs. There were also a lot of visual phenomena – guests reported seeing someone in the snug peeping round the corner, and a shadowy figure was seen walking between the bar and the restaurant. Greg felt someone tap him on the head and Louie had his torch knocked out of his hand whilst he was leaning on the bar. We then split into two smaller groups, one group remaining in the bar, and the other going into the family room to use the picture board. There was little response on the picture board but Greg became very lethargic and had to move into the bar. Meanwhile, the group in the bar picked up on a very strong smell of urine and a distinct smell of pipe tobacco. They also had a knock on one of the tables, which was very loud and clear. Once we had regrouped in the bar area, we heard either a female spirit or a child say “Hello”.


GROUP 2 – Upstairs (Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3)


Starting in Room 2, the group split up, with some going on the Ouija board, and others going into the bathroom to try mirror scrying. Although there was no identifiable movement on the Ouija board, Jo

and two of the guests (Keith and Emily) had success with their scrying, with Emily becoming old and haggard in her reflection, and Keith looking like a chimney sweep (he had dark smudges on his face that were not caused by the shadows created by the torch), and also looked as though he had had a stroke as his face had drooped on one side, and the his facial lines had disappeared. Two of the group in the bathroom were also using dowsing rods, and connected to someone known to both them and the pub, called Kat. The group also spent some time in Room 3, using the Spirit box, through which they were given two names – Doris and Dave – but did not receive any further information. Towards the end of this vigil, groups 1 & 2 combined and we went into Room 2 to conduct another table tipping experiment. The table would not respond in the way we had asked (forwards and backwards), but instead we identified a turn to the left for yes, and to the right for no. The spirit on the board took a dislike to both Jo and Sharon, and would not answer any questions they put forward. Greg then realised who the spirit was (Keys who we had encountered on previous investigations), and the spirit confirmed that he liked to messing around with us, and that he had stopped other spirits from communicating with us.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Jul 20 2017 08:25AM


The Skirrid Inn is one of those locations that keeps pulling you back, so much so that the team arrived a day early to have a team meeting and catch up on WASPS News – We also got to do a WASPS on tour trip to Barry Island the land of Gavin and Stacey to indulge in cockles on the promenade and Ice cream on the beach and photos with the local policemen before hitting the 2p machines in the arcade – Anyway back to the blog. We always start the investigation at the Skirrid with a 2 course meal where everyone will get the chance to meet their fellow investigators and in between courses we did our health and safety checks and team introductions. We did our investigation a bit differently this time as this is a working pub we decided on doing workshops while the bar was still serving to avoid noise pollution interfering with any results we may have gotten, so food consumed and a short comfort break we made our way upstairs and split into smaller groups one group in Room 2 and the other in Room 1.

Room 2 – This saw both groups looking at good old fashioned and somewhat Victorian techniques, using dowsing rods, Crystals, Mirror scrying and table tipping Ouija boards were explained but left for use later in the evening. The first group were introduced to the rods, each person connected and were getting movement. The team then displayed how table tipping would work and slowly guests introduced to the table to experience it. Although these were only bite size we did get some information, the first group picked up on a male spirit who liked to take what he wanted male, female or animal he didn’t care he responded to some people better than others, Jane and Join particular, Julie was getting angry and as spirit got closer the feeling of anger was building up. Julie feeling angry with everyone in the room no one could go too near her because of how she felt, then the feeling of being drunk, and struggling to walk or even stand up (Which was quite funny to watch) she felt short and fat, several people in the room felt sick and Scott had some personal questions answered and cobwebs on faces.

Room 1 – this saw both groups looking at the Techy equipment, what we use, how we use it and why we use what we do this was run by Greg and Tabs (Self-confessed tech geeks) they gave tasters of the equipment and again gained some good results – So group one were shown the Ovilus, the spirit box, the cameras used and recording equipment visual and audio and they then used some of this, the temperature in the room varied which was confirmed using thermometers there was a handy cam pointed towards the TV to create feedback and the image was seen to change with an extra image at the top of the screen, there was also a night vision camera and laser grid and motion detector placed in the bathroom to record an empty room however all this footage will be checked post investigation and any results will be shared via face book with our customers. There was also an infrasound to enhance connection to spirit. - What was fascinating with both rooms which are next door to each other Room One temperature was varied degrees and yet Room Two was a constant 34 degrees, equipment was calibrated so the readings were correct at the time, weird.



Before breaking down into two smaller groups we all went to the cemetery for the last hour of the pub being open to do a mass vigil, we all congregated outside the church doors and made a circle, Julie quickly connected with a male and was given the name Mark, she was getting that he helped people she got the images of a tunnel and him helping people and coins with the names Simon and James, Julie also picked up on water and a well and previous investigations have shown similar scenes. Kirsty then picked up on a male spirit who gave the name Edward who was dirty, short but muscly. Mining of some sorts from 1823 Surname Jones. He had a problem with chest area, he had lost his house and was destitute and downtrodden but so needed to say sorry to his wife and children, the mining was open caste mining not underground. This brought us to the end of the mass vigil and back to the pub for a quick comfort break before getting into the heart of investigating.


Group One – Team Julie, Sam, Nat, Karen and Bex with Charlotte, Tim, Anna, Scott and Jane who started upstairs utilising the whole of the upstairs, using the equipment they were shown previously. They decided to start in Room One. Four of our group went on the Ouija board; these were Bex, Charlotte Scott and Anna, they all wore blindfolds so they were unable to see what was happening and it wasn't long before the Planchet started moving. We were asking questions, but it was moving around, erratically and not making any sense, Julie felt the need to say ' if you don't want to use the board, then push the planchet onto the floor, to which the spirit promptly did, then the Ouija board was pushed off also, The spirit wanted to use the table - We couldn't believe what we were seeing, as this hadn't happened before. We had a spirit that just wanted to play games’; the feeling wasn’t a bad feeling, just playful. There were no messages to come forward, but the spirit enjoyed showing us that it could manipulate and play with the board and the table. What felt like just 20 minutes was actually just over an hour, we couldn't believe how quickly the time had gone, so we quickly moved into room two and the equipment used was the Ovilus. We got the words: Bible; reason; Manor; Boot; count the beats, 15 appear. Some others wanted more With the table tipping. The table started moving and twisted sideways and was moving on command, it moved towards Scott and when Scott and Tim swapped places it also moved towards Tim. We were very impressed with the movements, but no real information came through.


Group Two – Team Greg, Kirsty Jo and Tabs with Ian, Lianne, Natasha, Derhim, Jane, Natasha Wendy Nita and Chelsea who started off in the bar and they all took a seat, we started off using the spirit box however there wasn’t much coming though so after shifting around positions and people moving into different areas the group decided to use the picture board that was set up in the family room on a large round table. It took a while for the energy to build but we soon connected with a female spirit, she was hanged for killing a man of the church, this man was responsible for indecently touching her and making her do things she didn’t want to do. Using the pictures she was able to show us she was sad, and using the knife, cross and hangman pictures she kept repeating her story, she was with another female who was responsible for telling the authorities what she did, however this “other” female felt remorse after hearing why this lady did what she did and why she did it, Greg felt the presence of someone in the corner seat where the temperature dropped dramatically, he felt this person was a watcher but couldn’t pin point what he watches, There were lots of shadows seen walking around in the bar area and when guests and team went to check there was no one there - All too soon it was time to swap and go upstairs.


Group One -We went into the family room to start. Lots of people immediately felt hot and had developed a headache, this is common at the Skirrid so the group divided into 2 smaller groups half in the bar and half in the family room,

Julie picked up on a Victorian woman called Margaret or Maggie who had passed with consumption however the numbers 34 & 43 were important. She wore nice clothes but didn’t wash, she was wearing a blue dress and white apron. Quiet and timid, but would bite if pushed. Curly hair set, dark with grey strands. Another spirit who liked to put on a show and liked the attention, a comparison likened to a Lady of the night possibly a madam who would take control of the situation. She carried herself well and spoke nicely and a long skirt, fitted Victorian clothes, who was not ashamed of what she did, she also had a little boy called Jacob.

Natalie & Julie heard a male voice call Julie. When checked with the male guests, it was definately not one of them.. Back in the Bar there were feelings of this is my space, go. Scot felt unwell and after chatting with Julie he left. He felt that he couldn’t continue with the investigation and went home.. Once Scott left, Jane felt that they should not be separated and so they re-joined as a large group in the Bar. Here Julie connected with a Richard with a date 1848 in uniform, however there was also the feeling of scallywag street urchin, steeling, fighting, felt depressed and not worthy. Fought and had bloody knuckles. Stealing food, his death was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A stabbing pain was felt and the image of sleeping rough, horses and farm work, Edwards may have been a Surname. Bex felt unnerved and a little scared. Back in the snug with the Ouija board there were lots of messages coming through but they contradicted each other and the feeling that the board was playing games. A male who worked as a judge who would send people to the gallows, however, he wouldn’t tell us who they were, the board spelt out repetitive letters so the board was closed down.


Group Two - We started off in the Bedroom two and got the table going it took a while for the energy to raise but once it did the table began moving in a controlled manner, Greg picked up on a male spirit early 20’s and during our shouting out during table tipping we had the DVR (Digital Voice Recorder) recording, Greg heard someone calling a name and asked who said that no one in the room was talking at the time, so we rewound the DVR and played back, there was a male voice calling for Chelsea, there was a Chelsea on the table, Chelsea asked is this Justin and the table moved to the yes position – The message that came through was personal to Chelsea and her mum and was very emotional. We continued with the table tipping and another personal message came through for Tash again this was emotional so much so it made Jo cry (Jo doesn’t cry) Greg and Kirsty were sat near the open window and heard a female calling Greg from outside and thought it was Julie he got up to have a look (This was at the same time that Julie heard a male voice call Julie but downstairs) we will listen back to the DVR and see if this was captured on there and will post the results on Facebook. We moved into Bedroom one and did some shouting out but weren’t getting much response so decided to get volunteers to split up and go into different areas, Tash, Derhim and Jane went into Bedroom three, Ian into the bathroom and Wendy into the condemned man’s cell on the landing. Tash, Derhim and Jane came back very quickly saying it was too cold in the bedroom, Wendy managed to stay in the cell however Ian who was in the bathroom on his own felt a presence and heard “something” he couldn’t explain almost like someone breathing into his ear and needed to come out, somewhat startled but glad he got an experience he couldn’t explain.


All too soon it was time to regroup and recap where it was noticed that one of the benches with a high curved back had moved away from the wall with no explanation, Greg attempted to de bunk as the cobwebs at the back between the bench and the wall were intact, however when we moved the bench manually the cobwebs remained intact so we were unable to validate or de-bunk this phenomena also the events of the night held lots of similarities and re occurring results and it was time to say goodnight (Or rather Good morning) to our guests before the team could finally get into bed themselves.

One of the WASPS favourite locations which even when quiet brings results no matter how small or big, the results which can be quantified with equipment and research and also information that is consistent with sometimes different versions they all seem to link in. Our next investigation will see us return to the Skirrid in August so what this space for the next blog let’s see who or what will join us for the night.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Jul 18 2017 09:02AM

We arrived early and got into the wasps nest anyone that has been to Drakelow tunnels will know there is no electricity and once inside the darkness can be overwhelming, so we needed to light the way, not only to the WASPS nest but also to the little boys and little girl’s rooms. We found the candles and began the task of lighting the nest up and the route to the bathroom. We didn't have much setting up to do which was lucky as it wasn't too long before our guests started to arrive, however, right from the start when we first got there Julie went into the bathroom and could hear what sounded like something being dragged and footsteps. Straight after that Kirsty called Julie from the nest area 'Julie…. did you call me?" No was Julie’s response and with that both Kirsty and Julie could clearly hear a whistling such a shame the equipment wasn’t on record – Although we had a small guest list this was perfect because as regular investigators know, when you get the right energy in a group it makes the investigation perfect, so the usual the H&S talk and team introductions were completed and we were then able to start to investigate.


Group One – Team was Julie, Kazz and Bex with Andy, Lisa, Tash and Sarah


Julie took her group off to one side of the tunnels, coming out of the WASPS nest and taking a left travelling through the tunnels for roughly 5 mins before deciding to stop at a large main tunnel. We spread ourselves out and switched off torches. It was here Julie felt the need to stand in the middle of the tunnel. It was blacker than black. But they felt they were not alone. Bex also had the feeling to stand in the middle but opposite Julie. Julie connected with a man who had come close to her which made her feel real anger towards Bex and wanted to fight her. Bex began to grow. She took on a man who was very tall with stocky build. We noticed Julie and Bex had gotten closer to each other, so we turned the torch on and moved back however it wasn't long before Julie was back in front of Bex with the feeling of wanting to fight her. Julie felt this particular area would have been a communal area and a place where differences could be sorted without being caught. We heard many noises which sounded like footsteps in the tunnels just off the main one where we were standing. Also, both Julie and Bex felt they had a group of men 'in their corner' this feeling went on for a while. One single torch was turned on and Bex looked very large indeed. Julie kept control so that the spirit didn't come through too much.. After a while they decided to move on from here. Then The group moved down into another tunnel that had big metal equipment lined along the side of the tunnel. We stopped there. Kazz felt sharp pain in her back/chest area, Kazz decided to write down what she was feeling/picking up on at this time and one of the guests tried the dowsing rods but didn't get very much happening so Julie demonstrated how they worked and they started moving for her well and in a very controlled way so it wasn't long before she had established a yes and no and a male spirit starting communicating with her. He was telling her that he had been homosexual when he was alive. Which he had to keep secret as it wasn't accepted in his day. It was found out and he had been beaten by two men away from the tunnels. These men thought they had killed him so brought him to the tunnels and threw his lifeless body into a pile of rubble. As more bricks fell he was crushed to death. He was sad and lonely and the emotion was picked up on by one of the guest who was made to cry. It was very sad. This was the information that Kazz had written down earlier on, so to have that validated during the investigation was a great result. All to soon it was time for us to break, were the group made their way outside into the warmth of the day.



Group Two Team - Greg, Kirsty, Carl and Tabs with guests Stacey and Jude.


We started walking toward the kitchen area, Both Greg and Kirsty are familiar with the tunnels and didn’t want to provide any information and were eager for their group to connect and gather the information for themselves, so in the tunnel outside the kitchen Carl connected with a female, and he described her as having long scraggly hair, we heard knocks and whistles coming from inside the kitchen so we decided to go in, where we also picked up on a man who did not want anyone in there and the whole group felt uneasy - we came across a table and although Greg isn't one for table tipping he suggested a session. And wow what an amazing session it was however the group had to get quite pushy and demanding to get this to happen whereby a few of the group suddenly felt quite angry, with mean thoughts popping into their heads, taunts. When voiced, it was then the table started to move, being dragged across the floor and tipping onto two legs and on a few occasions it ended up fully tipped over. We moved on from here however we were constantly drawn back to the area by knocks very loud footsteps and whistles, while goading spirit during table tipping, did we waken the spirits who wanted to continue with their display with the table. All of a sudden it was time to join group one outside for some warmth and a comfort break.


Group One


After the break Julie’s group went down the tunnels to the kitchen. Here we discovered the spirit of a man. He wasn't a pleasant man; the calling out from Julie’s group was slightly pushy hoping to get a reaction. A figure was seen standing in the corner. We tried table tipping. It vibrated a little but we didn't really get much on it. So we moved to the other end of the kitchen. Julie became a little abusive towards the spirit. Not her usual behaviour. We tried the table tipping again but to no avail. However, there were footsteps and knocking heard many times around the kitchen. The group were also made aware of being watched from the tunnels just off the kitchen, drawn to the darkness, but when we ventured into the blackness, whatever had beckoned, became silent. This made the group feel apprehensive.. Time was ticking and before we knew it, it was break time again.


Group Two


This session saw us in the WASPS nest an area that is often left out by investigators and activity soon kicked in, there was a message from a male spirit who told us that he had killed himself there and we were given random letters and numbers one of which was A5. We left this room to explore the tunnels and called out to spirit to lead us to them. We ended up taking a turn that led us to a part of the tunnels we had not explored previously. Along the way were lettered and numbered markers, and one of these was A5, so while we didn’t encounter any spirit there we all had the distinct feeling we were being watched so we headed back towards the nest and the morgue. Here Tabs connected with a female spirit who we established was a nurse who experienced a crush, she couldn’t understand why she couldn’t fix herself because she was a nurse this baffled her. We felt this lady didn’t, and possibly still doesn’t realise she has passed. From the morgue we walked the tunnels until we found the nuclear bunker and we attempted a vigil there but the area was quiet. It was soon time to join the other group for a break and a warm up in the sun.


Group one


Our final part of the Daytime Darkness at Drakelow Tunnels was in the mortuary. We all gathered in the small room just off the main room. We had chairs so sat round in a circle. Bex and one of the guests then went out, round to the toilet block just the other side of the wall. With the Ovilus the rest of us stayed where we were. We decided to call out but in a whisper, a technique we like to try to see if the answers would come through the ovilus and true to form we had some good results. Some questions were intelligently answered we asked for a name and Thomas was given. We asked what this job was and we got 'soldier 7 command’ we also connected with a woman when asked how she had passed, the reply on the Ovilus was 'waste deep' and 'woods' we had the sadness in there again. One of our guests we made to cry quite uncontrollably at one point and Lisa also ended up in tears. This was the impact this area had on our group. We were given a rancid smell at one point that 3 people could smell. Time was ticking past way too fast. We decided to go to one more area. The wasps nest. The canteen, we tried doing a picture Ouija board but whilst we were sat there. We heard footsteps the distinct sound of heavy boots in the kitchen. A shadow was witnessed near the entrance to the room. The noise in the kitchen was that of a spirit man we believe to have been hiding from the shadow at the door. We never got to find out why as the time had run past and it was time for us to pack up and leave. Was a shame to have to end it there but it leaves us wanting more and we can't wait to return to see if we can unveil what the spirit in the kitchen was trying to hide for.


Group Two


After the second break and by popular demand, we once again ventured the tunnels and found ourselves drawn to the kitchen area and again had a great success with the table. Back at the kitchen we contacted the 'angry man' who again obliged us in some extremely impressive table tipping. With everyone's fingers touching the table ever so lightly, the table sliding underneath their tips. We decided to use two finger tips each and the table continued to move in the same manner. We asked spirit to answer questions, if the answer was yes move the table, if the answer was no the table to remain still. We continued like this for 30 minutes, obtaining information about a man that had hung himself due to his ill treatment of others. He had been gay at a time it was illegal. The mood changed and the uneasy feeling lifted. The table tipping session for this group was phenomenal and enjoyed by everyone in the group. It seemed that time just slipped away and as group one, it was time to leave.

Back to the base room where equipment was collected, guests bid farewell and a farewell to the spirits, until next time Drakelow tunnels and our guests it was a total pleasure so until the next time.


Our next investigation is at the Skirrid Inn – a favorite for a lot of team members another location that keeps pulling you back, it offers a few more secrets each time you visit revealing a little bit more every time. Watch out for the blog !


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Jun 15 2017 08:44PM

No long commute for the WASPS (Except for Jo) or this gem of a location fairly close to home the museum stands proud in Peterborough City centre with its imposing columns at the front and Vaults to the side. When you enter you can only imagine how this must have looked when it was a home with large rooms and a grand staircase to take you to the upper levels, each room is dedicated to ages gone by with artefacts and paintings that made you look on in awe. The team got the equipment ready and the WASPS nest presentable for our guests and once they arrived they were treated to a double H&S chat, one from the WASPS and another from the museum staff before embarking on a history and haunting tour of the building.


Once this was done it was time to start so we split down into 2 smaller groups and with 3 different sessions to look forward to we were all eager to start




Group One – Team members, Julie, Sam, Sharon, Emily with our guests Katie, Daniel, Andrew, Nicki,. Darren, Jo, Stacey Jude, Paul, Magdalene.

Group one started the evening on the first and second floor, choosing their first room, with floor to ceiling mirrors, they sat for a little while whilst Julie connected with spirit and a young girl, who was excited and a little scared to be in the room, she kept trying to encourage Julie to follow her down the walkway, as there was a tall man in there that she was a little afraid of, she wasn’t meant to be in the room but had come in to see who we were.. One of the guests asked if she was a daughter of the scullery maid, but we couldn’t get a definitive answer on that, the little girl didn’t give us any real evidence, so after a while they decided to try some scrying. Some of the guest’s didn’t know what scrying was so Julie started it off, her face changed as you could see a moustache and beard starting to appear, above the eyebrows began to bulge, and one of her eyes looked slightly swollen. Julie didn’t do this for long as the team were eager to get the guests involved. Stacey had a go, and one side of her face looked like it had dropped as if to have a stroke, her mouth became slightly open just on that corner also her eyebrows looked more masculine, and again, it looked like there was bruising on one side of her face. Then Nicki had a go her face started to become male, but it didn’t come through very strong before it quickly changed to that of an old woman her face became smaller and deep wrinkles could be seen, and her ears looked slightly pointed. Very different from her natural look.

We then moved off into the operating room. We stood in a circle and wanted to try human pendulum, so we introduced ourselves and asked spirit to choose one of us. At first Nicki felt pushed into the circle, then we asked spirit to show us again, and this time, spirit started to work its way round to different members of the circle, People being gently pushed into the circle, Daniel was pushed outwards however no one was actually chosen so the group decided to stop this technique, however, we were not left disappointed we had many ailments felt by different people. Katie was made to have very bad back pains, when advised to step out of the circle away from the energy, the pain immediately left her, and when she came back in, the pain returned and sickness passed in waves over many in the group. Jude felt sharp stabbing pain in the kidney area; Andrew had horrible pain in his leg, below his knee. We advised him to ask for that to be taken away, and it went, then asked for it to come back which it did - Great evidence, Paul felt the room was familiar to him, although he had never visited before, we got him to lay on the operating table, where he felt quite at home, he was drawn to the tiled wall, which couldn’t be explained but felt a need to touch it. Then it was time for a break.


Group two, team Greg, Jo, Kirsty, Amy and Rob with guests, Lisa, Andy Lucy, Daniel, Sarah, Liz, Sadie and Ashley group two started off in the bowels of the beast also known as the Vaults with individual rooms to the right hand side all along a singular corridor we started the vigil explaining what equipment we brought down with us, how to use it and why we brought what we did. We began calling out and Kirsty was aware of a male spirit in the corridor and described him as short, and stocky and was given the year 1815. Our guest Lisa was feeling a draught at the back of her neck, Jo was feeling the heat so in hopes of feeling the cooling draft they swapped places but it didn’t work, the draught decided to follow Lisa and was now being felt by Lisa and Kirsty much to Jo’s disappointment. We continued to shout out for a bit and Andy felt the presence of a male child and became emotional. We then split into 2 smaller groups to try the boards that were placed in the Vault prior to our guests arriving, Jo taking some in the mortuary and Greg with the others at the beginning of the vaults, in the mortuary the board was vibrating and movement very slow it seems for both boards, Kirsty was connecting with another male spirit who gave his name as John, he worked in the building bringing bodies down to the mortuary and wasn’t very well educated Kirsty was given the name Hopkins or Hopkirk and likes to touch people to let them know he is there also signs of being a chain smoker were evident, the group with Jo started calling out again Ashley was sat by the door and jumped when he came face to face with a boxer dog wanting to know where the dog came from, in low light it was clear that there was no dog in the room with us, there was a shadow under the door and what looked like torch light and someone walking towards the partially open door when the group investigated there was no one there, the other group were still at the far end of the corridor and no one had been in the corridor, the other group were also using the board and were treated to a very loud and angry bang, it was at this point we joined forces and everyone gathered in the morgue before agreeing to spilt up and everyone take a spot in the vaults in either pairs or individually we had shadows, quiet knocks the sound of keys jingling (Later debunked as a bracelet) all in all we had some good results in this area which took us to our first short break.


after the break


Group One - Moved into the conference room here there is a very large full length table, where all the guests sat round. Julie quickly became aware of an energy in the corner of the room so the REMPOD was placed in the area, and Emily stood fairly close to it, the radio beeped a couple of times, and everyone heard a whistle as Julie moved to pick the radio up, before she could reach it Greg from the other group called through asking if we had radioed through to say 'hello' which was very bizarre as the group thought they had radioed us with a whistle, we couldn’t explain this. The group then went on to do Ouija board, whilst Andrew and Daniel got the Dowsing rods out. Daniel didn’t have much luck but Andrew connected and they started working for him almost straight away, Identifying his yes and no the rod movement was fluid and controlled, so we have the board and rods working together, the planchet left the board and was moving up and down the long table, proving difficult for the guys who were on the planchet, at one point as it was moving, other guests had to take over this was great movement, the group were unable to make any sense with the planchet the rods continued to answer questions for about an hour, and when the session ended Andrews arms were hurting but for his first time he did really well. The group then moved off into the cafe area and this area gave the group a whole bag of emotions the middle of the room felt calm and relaxed the far door as you approached it, you became uneasy and really didn’t want to be in the area at all. Julie asked the guests to move into different areas of the room to see how people were feeling, the first corner, Paul sat there, he became aggravated and felt cross, the emotion was so much that he had to come out of the energy and even out of the room for a few minutes whilst he was out of the room, Katie, Jude and Emily were put there. When Julie and Paul came back into the room, the girls were in fits of laughter and were unable to stop again; we had to get them out of the area for them to compose themselves. Stacey went and sat there next, and within a few seconds she started to feel angry very strong emotions and feelings of different sorts just there Paul then went back and became angry again, so we removed him from there completely in another corner of the room Jo began to feel confused and headaches so we switched again and placed Dan there, who also suffered with headaches so this room was very strong with different emotions, causing some of the guests to have new experiences, something they hadn’t experienced before. Then it was time for a short break.


Group 2 – For the 2nd vigil of the night - group two took to the top floor and headed to the back corridor – on the grand staircase Kirsty was picking up on a strong male energy who gave the name Tom and Hunter although at that time Kirsty didn’t know if it was his job or his surname, this information was retained by the group as we needed to move on from the staircase as Group one were on the ground floor once in the back corridor as a group they sat on the floor and were using the spirit box and this very quickly kicked in when shouting out we were rewarded with a “hello” so we continued with questions and we were given a few names, Tom, Cecil, Daniel, Evan and Isabelle and what sounded like Bristol, However some people in the group heard Brisbane, France, shot and wounded. Amy our researcher was able to clarify from documented evidence that there was a Tom Hunter (Anzac soldier) who was from Brisbane and was sent to war but while in France he was shot and brought to the UK where his wounds possibly festered and proved to be fatal. Jo took 3 of the ladies in the group out into the back stairwell where they spread out one at the top 2 in the middle and one at the bottom, Sarah at the top of the stairwell took on the appearance of someone who was pregnant, while Jo at the bottom of the stairwell was swaying, Jo switched with Liz who also felt the swaying motion, and Sadie in the middle of the stairwell felt quite sick in the pit of her stomach a feeling of overwhelming dread Sarah did hear men having a conversation behind one of the closed doors which we couldn’t validate or debunk. We joined as one full group to finish the 2nd part of our vigil in the operating room and both Kirsty and Andy felt the room was busy but with children they felt that the room was previously a playroom, and we were sharing the room with 3 – 4 children, they didn’t have a governess or nurse maid and were able to play freely but they were not allowed in the main part of the house. The energy changed and there was a male patient with tummy pain and the Ovilus actually gave the word tummy. Greg and Andy had pain in their chest and were struggling to breathe and Lucy felt nauseous whilst stood at the foot of the bed.


Team one last vigil - Finally it was time to descend down to the vaults, the group were getting tired and energy was started to lower so the group split down into 4 small groups, each group taking a different vault, while not too much seemed to happen for the majority of them, Julie had taken Paul and Katie into the Morgue they all sat separately, on different sides of the room Paul felt very cold, and for some reason a bit scared Julie was feeling very warm and calm, enough to say she could be left alone and sleep without a worry so, Julie swapped places with Paul and she began to feel the anxiety and the scared feeling Paul had experienced, and was aware of a cloaked man, standing in the corner Paul then warmed up and confirmed that scared feeling had left him.. Katie started off ok, but then was made to feel sick, in her stomach and her throat, it became severe enough to eventually have to leave the vaults and step outside for fresh air. When she came back inside, the rest of the group had joined together in the morgue. We decided to use the glow in the dark Ouija board, The planchet started to move, looking for the letters on the board, but wasn’t actually spelling out anything Sam was on the board and felt the energy was almost childlike this happened for about 15 minutes, then it just stopped, as we still had some time the group did some calling out after this, and heard a few small taps, which we can’t confirm was spirit then, before we knew it, the clock struck 3am, and it was time to stop.


Group two Last vigil – In the Board room, we agreed on a good old fashioned table séance around the very grand table in the board room, we placed the REM POD in the middle of the table however we didn’t get reaction with this, Greg and Kirsty were both aware of a strong male presence in the room this male was described as very austere and authorative and was not happy that however he was waiting for was late, they also hadn’t done the job as well as he had expected, this male energy was trying to gain access to firstly Greg and then Andy who was visibly shaking, Greg also had to fight against this energy so while we had no evidence from the equipment we had many sensory validations during this session. Greg could feel the energy dropping and was still eager to get back out onto the staircase so again the group spilt into2 smaller groups with some taking dowsing rods and crystals into the café area on the ground floor and the others remaining with Greg on the staircase.

Jo and her group with the rods and crystals this was a mixed bag of treats some guests Lucy in particular easily managed to connect with the rods and was able to identify by using yes no questions that she was talking to a lady who had 2 children, Dan was connecting to a male however this took some time for him, Lisa and Sarah were not able to connect with the rods however Sarah got her crystal to move slowly and was able to establish a yes and a no, The group that stayed with Greg on the staircase – again picked up on Thomas and Thomas is able to move freely although usually resides on the first floor and staircase and is often seen in uniform. Kirsty picked up that he is only seen on a remembrance of something or on an anniversary but was unable to clarify any further.


VERIFICATION - THOMAS HUNTER IS ONLY USUALLY SEEN AROUND THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH AND MOST REPORTED SIGHTINGS ARE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHICH TIES IN WITH THE DATE HE DIED 31/07/1916 WHEN HE ALLOWS HIMSELF TO BE SEEN HE IS ALWAYS SMARTLY DRESSED AND IS PROUD OF HIS APPEARANCE.


It was soon time to pack up and leave but the whole event gave us food for thought, fascinating information some of which was validated and a good night was had by all,so until our next investigation 24th June217 at Drakelow Tunnels for our daytime investigation we hope you join us there but if you can't the blog will follow, it isn't quite the same we know so a huge thank you to the team and our wonderful guests.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Jun 11 2017 01:29PM

On arrival at the Real Mary Kings Close the team were able to access the base room early and to get the equipment ready. Some team members were outside waiting for our customers to arrive and to meet and greet and others were inside, one guest Holly had her hair pulled and this was before the investigation had even started. Once everyone was checked in, we were once again given an official tour of Mary Kings Close. The tour and guide was really interesting and each area was explained, it was during this tour that Julie was almost pushed down some stairs . Once the close was closed to the public we were able to start our investigation, We were limited to what we were able to do and the limitations were set by the location, so no Ouija boards, No table tipping and no human pendulum were allowed so we split into two teams to begin our investigation,


Team one – Julie, Sam, Tabs and Emily with our guests, they started in Annie’s room, the REM POD was placed in an area that was out of bounds to people and Julie quickly connected with a male spirit who was young in his early 20’s and a bit scrawny seemed to stay in the background as if sussing the group out. The energy soon changed with people feeling hot, Julie also connected with a matronly lady who was caring but very matter of fact and strict, they then picked up on a man who wasn’t very pleasant, a large man with a heavy beard and very smelly breath, possibly a debt collector or loan shark. It seemed he came and went as he pleased and everyone was afraid of him, he like to show up to keep people on their toes, Annie was also afraid of him and would hide whenever she heard his footsteps. The REM POD was reacting intermittently footsteps were heard out in the corridor and was loud enough to make the member of staff with the group move away from the steps that she was sat on, there was also issues with equipment camera’s turning off, batteries draining DVR’s saying battery empty when they were showing either full or half full (ALL batteries were new at the beginning of the night).

In the projector room (A room with talking paintings) the group connected with a lady who had a lovely friendly personality in fact the room oozed happy friendly emotions it is thought that this lady was very naïve in the ways of the world and was used by others like a prostitute and yet she was totally unaware of this, Julie was shown the loss of a baby and it was a broken heart that brought her to her demise.

At the Chesney House, the group were rewarded with knocks and bangs and Julie picked up woodwork which was relevant, everyone felt tired in here and a felt the cordoned off basement room held something dark and sinister. Tabs and Holly went out into the close and clearly heard hooves at the end of the close and a door knocking. They then moved onto the Plaque room, here there were children and not all children in the close were poorly as the group felt they were playing and running around, it was here that at one point Julie’s face drooped and was swollen, the group felt it was almost stroke like or possibly a tooth extraction.


Team two – Greg, Kirsty, Bex Jo and Natalie who started in the Chesney house there were a few cold spots felt and there was some tapping to be heard, as it was getting warm due to the small space they decided to split into 2 smaller groups with one group outside in the close and the other remaining in the Chesney house, Jo and Bex took Morgan and Jackie to the top of the close and Bex quickly connected with a lady who seemed very shy it was almost as if she was popping in and out very quickly curious to what we were doing but not wanting to come too close. The other group left in the Chesney house felt they were connecting with a male who they believe was Mr Chesney, this spirit was a woodworker who was angry and confused as to why he had to leave his home, Kirsty also picked up that he was a woodworker however he made pieces for himself and these were done for love as we were not able to anything physical at this location we were limited to how the investigation was run as it was mainly mediumship and calling out with a lot of voice recording (Results will be published to facebook once they have been listened to) the group moved onto Annie’s area, here is was where we had a lot of action, the REM POD was placed near the dolls and was reacting to requests, not only did it climb the scale it seemed to pre-empt what Bex was going to say first she asked the lights to stay on yellow, then move to blue and just as she began to ask it to go to red the red light it up with all the others, when the group asked if the dolls were in the wrong place there was a definite knock in the bedroom as well as the REM POD lighting up. We then moved on to the plaque room were we tried the singing bowl to raise the energy. Once there some of our guests felt quite poorly complaining of headaches and Jo felt quite flu like, we were rewarded with shadows behind people and knocks too as time was drawing to a close we decided to try another room this was called the Ghost room, everyone took a seat either side of the room and Greg soon picked up on a male spirit and the name Alexander, there is a was model of a man called Alexander Cant so we worked with this, we established that he was indeed murdered by his mother in law we spent some time here connecting with him, the other group then joined us for a last vigil. The strangeness to this is that Alexander Cant was killed in the next close over however it seems his spirit is around maybe he had business in Mary Kings Close, maybe he preferred to spend time there rather than with his murdering mother in law.


We all grouped together in the “Ghost room” named this as the location tell school children ghost stories in here, Gregs group were already working with the male spirit Alexander when the other group joined us and we started shouting out, we were rewarded with some shouts and shadows passing under door frames as tho someone was walking past stooping in the doorway and then continuing we also heard strange whistles and couldn’t determine where this was coming from. All in all although we were limited to what we could do the team agreed it is an amazing location with soo much to offer and we all look forward to coming back, we all returned to the WASPS nest and reflected on the night and were delighted with the similarity in some areas it was soon time to say good night to our lovely guests and pack up.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Jun 11 2017 01:28PM

So with each WASP team member leaving their respective parts of the UK, we all began our journey to Scotland. Being bank holiday weekend and the Edinburgh marathon weekend we encountered some traffic however everyone made good time. We all congregated at the local Weatherspoon’s for food and refreshments after our long journies before heading towards our home for the weekend which was 3 apartments just outside the city centre. With everyone unpacked and settled it was nice to have some downtime and catch up with each other before the weekends activities began.


Saturday daytime saw us having a bit of a reccie to see where the best place to park later that night and again for the following night before taking in the sights of beautiful Edinburgh. We made a visit to the infamous Greyfriars cemetery which is just full of amazing monuments, tombs and headstones all impeccably kept which got us questioning the skull and crossbones on almost all the graves… Food for thought. So back to Weatherspoon’s to line our bellies and onto the apartments to have a little nanna nap for some and some downtime for those who don’t need to sleep and to prepare for our first night in the Edinburgh vaults.


Navigating the narrow side streets we got to the vaults and unloaded the equipment, with the car drivers then finding a parking space. The equipment was secure in the vaults so we all congregated on the Edinburgh mile to await our guests and our tour guide who would walk us back to the vaults telling her stories of woe and hardship along the way, these stories certainly set the scene for us once we got back to the vaults, so here we go .


Team One – Julie, Bex, Sam, Emily and Jo with our guests, Kirsty, Richie, Jennifer, Gary, Kyle and Lissie we started our investigation with Julie connecting with spirit we tried human pendulum and our pendulum was quickly identified (Richie) we started working with the spirit and this was male who saw something in Richie that he liked saw someone her recognised, Richie started to feel uncomfortable asked if we could stop putting his sceptic head on he didn’t feel 100% with the results and thought maybe he was doing this himself (We love sceptics as that is why we are there to either validate or debunk and find that proof) we moved onto the vault with the stone circle and we tried some mediumship this was difficult due to the nightclub’s music pumping into the vaults however this didn’t stop the spirits coming through Julie quickly connected and the group all felt the presence of someone in the vault we had EMF action with the K2 2 meters placed close to each other however only one was going off and on request too, we saw the firt 2 lights light up then when requested it went to orange and at one point it flickered onto red but not for long. Julie tried some overshadowing and quickly connected with a lady who we established her name was Charlotte she was sad she had lost her children a boy and a girl as they were used and abused in the dark vaults by the most vicious of men to steal and be used sexually as was the norm for children in these conditions. She tried soo hard to save them by using yes no questions we understand that she started life as a maid with a very well to do family and fell pregnant by the man of the house not once but twice, she was then discarded like trash to live the rest of her life homeless and jobless so her only chance of survival was to take shelter in the vaults, once her story was told we quickly encountered another lady who was very demure in appearance and quite haughty and Julies face completely changed to that lady (Who was she and why would she be in the vaults) unfortunately she didn’t stay very long for us to understand as a man stepped in, this is where it became either quite eerie or quite funny depending on your own interpretation this male spirit took a dislike to most of the group and only wanted to talk to Ritchie or Bex, Sam tried to question him and spirit made Julie turn her back on Sam, this went on for some time, this spirit made Richie feel a bit uncomfortable (We felt this was the same spirit we connected with while doing human pendulum) but stepping up he tried to question and probe to find out this man’s story of why he was there, what did he do – what was really interesting was his (Julie’s) hands the index fingers and thumbs joined together to make a triangle which was used to firstly point at Richie then dropped in the front so the triangle was pointing down, as with Greyfriars earlier in the day something we need to investigate further what was the significance. We moved into the base room for our final vigil and tried some board work and dowsing rods we got a little action using the dowsing rods however everyone’s energy was beginning to wane it was coming towards the end of the night so as a last push we joined both groups in the corridor for a mass vigil to combine energies, more of this at the end of the blog.


Team Two – Greg, Kirsty, Natalie and Tabs with Charlotte, Holly, Paula, Stacey, Connor and Tim, In the vault between the banshee vault and stone circle vault Tabs quickly picked up on a little boy in the middle of the circle who appeared gruby and was crying silently Tabs stepped into the circle to show the others where he was and two people with EMF meters held them by Tabs hand and the lights quickly lit up Tabs spoke out to ask for the lights to go further up the scale and they did the little boy kept this going for a minute or so then lit up the lights on request and then just went. In the banshee vault a few people could hear a woman’s voice Tabs asked for this 3 times and was rewarded although the responses were not legible they then heard a woman humming so Tabs went out into the corridor where it stopped.


While the official tour was taking place in the vaults Kirsty and Emily heard very loud whispers coming from behind the tour guide in the Banshee room, on entering the vaults Kirsty immediately picked up on people huddling together for warmth and protection and that those in the corners were the very poorly ones. While in the WASPS nest Kirsty picked up on body snatchers, these people would come in and take the dead, they had raised suspicion in the local cemetery’s as these were being policed and that they would also lay in wait for drunkards and cosh them and cart them off to a medical person, the fresher the person/body the better the price. Kirsty did have 3 names which were Burke, Hare and William however she laughed these names off she didn’t know which one was William. This brings takes us to the last vigil of night.


As energy was dipping as it does towards the end of an investigation we re grouped to combine energies, everyone took a space in the corridor outside the vaults and we started to call out. Tabs and Holly were stood at the far end and close to a motion sensor they moved around to ensure that they would not interfere with the sensor and accidently set it off once they were happy with their position they remained still. They spot they chose is where the infamous Boots is meant to stand and watch, Kyle started shouting out and started to goad to get a reaction and walked up the corridor, he stopped by Holly and Tabs (A good 15ft from the motion sensor) before Kyle reached Tabs and Holly they both heard 2 very audible footsteps and the creak of leather and with no one near the motion sensor the light came on. Lots of bangs and feeling of being touched and everyone who attended will take something away with them for this amazing location however this brought an end to the night it was soon time to close down and say goodnight to our lovely guests and get some rest for our 2nd night in Mary Kings Close……. Part 2 (Mary KingsClose) to follow.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, May 10 2017 03:48PM

So last weekend saw us return to this amazing location, We arrived and quickly set up the video camera's and equipment prior to our guests arriving we were excited as the feeling at the location was super charged with the feeling of unease. Lots of touches and growls while we waited for our guests to arrive. Once everyone was there we got the introductions and H&S (this is really important specially at this location) out of the way as EVERYONE was keen to get the investigation going.


Group One – Team members Julie, Tabs, Bex, Natalie and Karen with Michelle, Michelle, Vi, Marilyn, Charlotte, Dom and Tasha. Karen took some great photos during the evening. We started in the Barn area where before Julie could even start working as a medium, noises were being heard by guests, a green light was seen behind one of the guests. The sound of a cat purring was heard by many on several occasions. Julie did pick up on a spirit by the barn door that didn’t want to come into the room, and also 2 in the barn itself. Although they didn’t give Julie much to work with, it was evident they were there. The group was given cold blasts of air, the cobweb feeling on their faces and shadows behind Bex when she was standing. Lots of noises heard as if items were being moved around the room.. At one point we stopped working as it sounded as though a few from the other group were making their way down the stairs outside the barn, and coming down noisily however, when the other group were asked they confirmed they were all upstairs sat quietly in the Bishops room. We decided to move into the bar area.

In the bar everyone took a seat and lots of cold blasts were felt, and some vile smells would come in quickly and leave just as fast. It sounded like the group above were dragging furniture around, and at one point the noise was so bad, we thought the ceiling was coming down; Guests were clinging to each other and ducking however theother group were still. The noise was getting so bad we had to leave so went into the sitting room. Again we asked the other group where they were and what they were up to, they replied with they were sat on the beds in the bishop’s room doing a quiet vigil. All very strange, once in the living area, most people became tired and lethargic and one guest Meghan started crying but felt they were happy tears, it was then time to break.


Group Two – team members, Kirsty, Jo, Amy and Sharon Bex, Dan, Lucille, Lorna, Emily Kirsty,Kate and Steve, who started upstairs in the witches room and activity started almost immediately, lots of shadows moving around the group causes darkness in some areas and it became lighter only to go dark in another area. Kirsty picked up on a strong presence, who it seemed had never had a human form and relished in sexual activity so we asked any ladies in the group to try and lay on the bed, they quickly experienced being groped and stroked, and also with cold spots, Dan was sat on the end of the bed and felt he was being touched which made him jump, Kirsty stood at the bottom of the bed just behind Dan and everyone witnessed her growing taller and rounder with what seemed like a hooded robe Dan felt very uncomfortable as this image was looming over him. We moved to the Bishops room and did some shouting out, past visits have made one team member very sleepy in this room, We all took a seat some choosing to lay or sit on one of the three beds. Kirsty again quickly picked up on the activity in the room she felt there was a male there who liked people to look up to him, and in return he would let them do sexual favours, Steve felt his legs were being held down and Dan soon felt sleepy he couldn’t fight the urge and fell asleep, he remembers Kirsty on her knees in front of Team member, and then nothing not even a dream. We split into 2 smaller groups One group going into the attic and the other group taking the Den, In the attic we tried table tipping and the table began to rock gently we established we were communicating with a small boy called Tom, Tom was a cheeky chappie and was making Kirsty giggle, Tom wasn’t supposed to be in the attic but he snuck in to see what we were doing, the energy changed and we then had a female who identified herself as Sister Elizabeth however this had a twist as while Elizabeth was a sister in the church she was also the mother of 2 children, Tom and Mary, Tom was here with her however Mary wasn’t. The story of how these children came to be was a sad one of rape and murder. There was also a very nasty energy in the attic and the table was moving with such fervour we decided to stop then it was time to break.


During our break we all had birthday cake as it was the WASPS very own Kirsty’s birthday so we sang happy birthday and shared the delicious cake so from us all HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRSTY x x


Group One – Julie, Tabs, Bex, Karen and Natalie with MIchelle, Vi, Marilyn, Michelle, Dom, Tasha and Charlotte, we split the group into 2 smaller groups with some in the Den and the rest up into the Attic. We had some activity on the Ouija board in the den, but nothing making any sense, so after a short while we moved into the bishop’s room, The smaller group in the loft had nothing happening on the table tipping so, also joined us in the Bishops room. In there we had the coldness creep over us, It became very cold and people were made to feel very uneasy. Again, other than that nothing happened. We then swapped the groups over in the Den and Loft to see if they had anything different. Julies group were up in the loft and the table tipping was fantastic. They had the table rocking back and forth; tipping up on 2 legs, then up onto one leg holding itself there this was GREAT stuff. The group in the den had some light anomalies but little else. Energy was getting low and people were quite cold.


Group Two – Kirsty, Jo, Amy and Sharon with Kirsty, Kate, Steve, Dan, Bex, Lucille, Emily and Lorna we started in the bar with a board and we soon had some activity, the board was clearly showing that it wanted 3 ladies on the board and the name Jonny was given, he wanted 3 ladies on the board with no one else there so the rest of the group moved into the living room with another board however they were unable to get the board going. Bex Lucille and Emily in the bar were given a message to go into the barn and Jonny would do something to the rest of the group, when asked what he was going to do he responded with I will scare them, we regrouped and moved into the Barn everyone taking seats the chills were felt closely followed with warm spots and Kirsty established we were there with a strong male presence, She gave the name Dave (This also corresponded with last week’s investigation and Kirsty didn’t attend the previous week) and then quickly realised that Emily, Bex and Lucille were not talking to Jonny on the board but was actually communicating with Dave, (Kirsty also picked up on Bee’s in connection to Dave’s occupation – Possibly mead making) Lots of touches and Dan actually jumping due to being poked. We also connected with a 2nd male spirit who was wearing a long leather apron and holding a knife, there was a strong smell of fish wafting through the group where it would come and go we are anxious to listen to the Digital voice recordings taken through the night to see if there is any audible evidence to back up our experience this saw the end of the evening.


All in all it was a fantastic investigation at a location that never fails to surprise us, it seems the place is filled with sexual energies that pray on investigators either being very forward or lulling them to sleep. We all came together to share our experiences between the groups and to say goodnight, lots of new friends made and as always it is lovely to see returning friends. Our next investigation is at the infamous Edinbugh Vaults andMary Kings Close, 2 nights 2 investigations why not join us – The WASPS team are super excited for these.

By W.A.S.P.S Team, Apr 29 2017 06:11PM

Just approaching the Ancient Ram is enough to give you Goosebumps the building almost gives the impression that it is slowly slipping down into the depths of hell. John the Inn owner of 50 years plus no longer lives at this amazing location however reminders of those 50 years plus are still visible and evident throughout his former home. The WASPS team did their usual Health and Safety walk around prior to guests arriving and due to the uniqueness of this building there were several areas that we ALL had to be mindful of. Our guests arrived and introductions were done and we were soon split into 2 smaller groups with group one taking the top floors and group two taking the complete ground floor.


Group one – Team members Greg, Jo, Nat and Bex with Tim, Claire, Mia, Nicky, Jo, and Graham

So the attic space was where we started and was active from the beginning with light anomalies the feeling of being drawn into the far corners and “something” hanging around the stairwell/entrance of the attic. Due to the flooring a lot of people were getting the feeling of being seasick (Could this have links to the Mayflower Ship paraphernalia?) as a group we introduced ourselves and invited the spirits to come and interact with us we weren’t disappointed, they seemed to take a shine to Nicky who was an investigating virgin and she was overcome with emotion from feeling quite giggly to very emotional in a short space of time. We split into the 2 separate areas of the attic and one group felt emotional the other group feeling very calm and a relaxed. We moved from the attic to the first floor.


Firstly in the witches room we tried the picture board that was set on the large table, we struggled to get this going however there were lots of sounds coming from outside the room, Graham agreed to sit in the den on a lone vigil and once he was settled comfortably we closed the door. The whole group heard the latch on the door of the den being rattled so Jo went to see if Graham was making his way back to find that he was still sat comfortably and had neither moved nor heard the latch rattle. We moved to the bishops room and tried some EVP work (results to be given at a later date once the recordings have been listened to and validated/debunked) we started shouting out and Bex saw a very large shadow stood behind Jo who was sat in a chair and Greg asked should we go back to the witches room and Jo clearly heard a loud whisper of “Witches room” Jo thought this was Graham who was stood by the side of the chair, however Graham hadn’t spoken. Back in the witches room Claire lay on the bed and felt temperature drops in certain areas mainly around her hands and midriff, the digital thermometer confirmed drastic changes in temperature in the areas Claire could feel. Everyone else suddenly became so so tired and sleepy with lots of yawning, and were struggling to focus. It seemed to effect everyone around the table and luckily it was soon time for a break.


Group 2 – Team members, Julie, Sam and Tabs with Rob, Charlotte, Stacey, Jude, Keith, Andre and Marta, We started our group in the barn where we settled the guests comfortably and the medium started to connect with spirit in there. Julie picked up on two male energies to start with. A young boy aged between 9-10 and an older boy 23 years old. The little boy was shy and didn't come too close choosing to remain by the door. But the older boy was flitting about the barn and had a nasty energy about him. His energy was felt by guests getting up close to them and in their face. One of the guests had brought a ultra-low frequency detector and this would beep and spike when energy was close by. He managed to get many readings which the medium confirmed was this unpleasant boy. He would get in your face which he did to a couple of the girls. We did some calling out and footsteps were heard outside the barn area, loud enough for us to check that someone hadnt appeared from the other group. We had a few knocks bangs and what sounded like little Stones hitting the floor. . After a fairly long period of spikes on the meter, Julie and tabs both saw a shadow of a man walk from near where we were standing, towards the door. Then the spikes went quiet. We then went into the bar area and decided to do an EVP session calling out and recording. Then playing it back where we collected a number of voices answering questions. Excellent. Then into the living room area we all became sleepy in there not sure if it was the warmth from the heater or if energy did this to us. But all of us felt it. It was then time to break.


Group One – Started in the barn and we all settled around the small table using the chairs and seating we could. We soon picked up on a small boy in the doorway but also a larger darker spirit that refused to allow the small boy to interact with us, there were shadows all around and lots of noises coming from just outside the barn most of these were on command, Bex picked up that the larger darker spirit was circling the group and trying to face off with everyone to scare them and the darkness was witnessed by everyone in the group around each individual. We got the spirit box out and very quickly got responses firstly from a small boy who we believe said his name was Tom and he was 5 years old, then a deeper darker voice responded when asked what is your name the response was Dave, Greg laughed at this and said out loud that a good mid century name so Jo asked them to confirm their name and a clear unimpressed and stern voice came back with DAVID, we asked a few more questions and clarified that the spirit had firstly come with someone and was actually stood behind them, one by one we asked are you stood behind me around the group and once we got to Nicky the response was clear, YES, we asked a few more questions but were not convinced this spirit was being truthful. We were joined by 3 of the group from upstairs due to them not feeling comfortable on the upper floors and moved into the bar area to try and connect with the little boy who couldn’t come into the barn. We tried the board but failed to get this going everyone was feeling the cold and energy levels were dropping. We had some noises going on and the group enjoyed using the ovilus to communicate.


Group Two - Then onto the second part of the evening where we went upstairs. We started in the witches room where we started with the ovilus and it said "Sam" and then "lay" so Sam obliged and felt a spirit on top of her and she also felt the spirit was aroused as if she had encountered sex and that he was big and hurt her a bit leaving her feel bruised but not disappointed everyone felt as though they were intruding, we then moved into the den where we decided to do Ouija board. Started off with random letters and not making any sense. The spelt out a demons name 3 times so we had to close the board down. We moved out of there into the Bishops room. We didn't have long in here as people were feeling uneasy and very unsettled. We decided to move up to the loft space. We thought we'd try some table tipping where a few of the guests joined in. After some coaxing the table gently tipped towards one of the guests Stacey. It felt slow and controlled. Then it was carefully lowered. After a few minutes it tipped again. More so this time but with just as much Control. No other communication. And it was time to end our vigils for the evening.


We regrouped and shared experiences of each of the vigils and it was soon time to pack away the equipment , as always it is lovely to share these experiences not only with returning guests but also to new guests your energy and input are what makes our investigations so interesting. Hope we see you all at another soon.


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Apr 4 2017 05:34PM

So the clocks have gone forward which means that daylight is lasting longer so it seemed a bit strange for us to journey to a location in daylight. As we got to the quaint town of Evesham, we drove through the town centre to reach the Spirit House proudly displaying the pentagram at the front of the shop. When you enter you are greeted with all things spiritual from crystals to Ouija boards and tarot cards right down to costumes an absolute delight to browse through. The team arrived and got everything ready for our guests and introductions and Health and Safety were done and we were soon ready to split into two teams and investigate different areas, one group upstairs in the séance room with the other group in the cellar.


Team - Jo, Kirsty, Kazz, Nat and Bex with Jane, Jane Simon and Julie started in the back room with the board however the spirits were not going to play, so while the planchet was being moved nothing eligible was coming through. Kirsty was picking up on several spirits one a strong male spirit who liked to mutilate lady bodies was making it difficult for others to come through, he refused to interact with the team but happily communicated through Kirsty and Bex however would give them titbits of information then stop which was really frustrating for the group although when they asked if he would affect someone in the room they later found out that the group downstairs were feeling the pain he inflicted to the women he butchered in the name of medicine – We then connected with a lady who was very sad who wouldn’t or couldn’t tell us anything other than she was lied to, she believed she would become lady of the manor only to find that she would lead the life a pauper and for the want of a better description was very downtrodden and unhappy. (This also links in with what the team were getting downstairs in the cellar.


Team - Julie, Sam, Tabs, Carl and Karen with Teresa, Louis, Charlotte, Natalie and Georgia, they started off in the cellar area where we settled quietly and Julie could sense a spirit was present. There was a male energy in the cellar with us, The rem pod started going off as we asked the spirit to go towards the coloured lights, this happened a few times, then the Rempod went dead. Flat batteries, although they were new..One of our guests Louis was aware of something in the corner of the room. With many of the group feeling a cold breeze go across either in front or behind, also feeling as though they were being circled and looked at, as though someone or something was checking them out. They were made to feel a tad uneasy by this spirit. Julie saw the shadow of a woman on the stairs, so we invited her to come into the cellar and join us, but she seemed scared and wouldn’t enter. It seemed she was afraid of the male. They called out and asked questions during this time, Sam, had the headphones on with the franks box, listening to the white noise and a couple of times, when we asked a question, she would answer with what she was hearing through the headphones. Which was fabulous as the response was fitting with the questions being asked. This happened a couple of times and eventually Sam took the headphones off. The group also heard lots of taps in response to some of the questions.so they tried some over shadowing where the male energy used me to show himself, which the guests could see a change, whiskers a thick neck and pointed nose are just some of the features that came through. They tried some table tipping but nothing came forward. Some of the group experienced abdominal pain which was later linked to the group upstairs asking what we think was the same male spirit to affect someone.



Time for a cuppa and a swap of areas for the groups


Team Jo, Kirsty, Kazz, Nat and Bex with Jane, Jane Julie and Simon in the cellar, they tried the spirit box and got nothing at all, so attempted table tipping, Kirsty was picking up on a lot of residual energy but nothing that would or could communicate so we got the board going, they eventually connected with a Male who was able to spell his name Michael and he responded well and told them he came with someone in the group, He also spelt out Jake however no one in the group could make the connection, we later found out that the shop owner is called Michael and Louise would check to see if this made sense to him. They gave mirror scrying a go and had some amazing results with that, Simon very quickly changed into an old man with what looked like a swollen eye, his eyes while looking at him seemed fine however in the mirror one was definitely very swollen, he looked sad and that emotion was also felt by Simon as his eyes welled up he admitted he felt like he needed to cry, his face and features then turned very quickly into something that wasn’t pleasant with eyes that were bulbous and white with mottled skin witnessed by Jo and Jane who both jumped at the same time they also let slip a few choice words that we won’t repeat on here .



Team Julie, Sam, Tabs, Carl, and Karen with Teresa, Louis, Charlotte, Natalie and Georgia, then had the back room, where there is a very large round table. They could feel the energy in there straight away, and decided to use the ouija board. they had blindfolds for the people taking part, and asked a guest to draw a picture with the torch, as it was the glow in the dark board. Once the pattern was drawn, spirit moved the planchet and followed this pattern, it then moved the planchet very fast round the table and off the board, it moved fast enough for them all to struggle to keep fingers on it. The spirit that was manipulating the planchet he took a liking to one of the team, thrusting it towards her whenever they asked a question. They didn’t really get much information from him apart from dates that the staff could confirm, this spirit died on the date, and the age of the man. We really enjoyed the movement on the board. Which again the first group in this room had the same problems with this spirit not communicating but filtering in little bits of information just to keep us interested.


Everyone together

We did a final vigil in the shop all together and had everyone join hands in as much of a circle as possible. Julie picked up on an Emily and Jack who seemed to like skipping around the outside so we decided to work with this and get them to push people the majority of the group started to feel like they were being pushed either backwards or forwards in groups of two’s or three’s, making guests and team giggly and this the lifted the energy to a lovely level what a great way to end the night.


It was all too soon to close down and finish up, I for one can’t wait to go back to see what the Spirit House has to offer because I believe we have only just touched the tip of the iceberg with this little gem


By W.A.S.P.S Team, Apr 4 2017 05:42AM

A community hall used by the local villagers as a cinema, theatre and library as you enter you can feel the community spirit and love this building holds. With its original features olde worlde seats and theatrical curtains we entered with our team and guests to peel those layers back to see what secrets this beautiful building would reveal.


Our team members in each group were group one - Julie, Sam, Amy, Tabs and Bex and Group two - Jo, Kirsty, Natalie and Karen


Vigil One

Group 1- In the main hall of the theatre. Choosing to do the first part of the vigil on the stage, before they started, Julie went upstairs to turn off the lights. She heard someone following her up the stairs (but all of our group were sat on the stage!), this tied in with an experience Amy and a guest (Kath) had prior to the evening starting.

During the vigil which was on the stage, the group could hear taps and knocks off stage and at the back of the stage, and the group seemed to get more responses when Karen had introduced herself in Welsh. Julie then connected with a “young man” called Toby, who she described as brown-haired and slim, and looked as though he was wearing a naval costume, and he was very proud of how he was dressed. He made Julie feel very sombre, and she was told that he “wanted to be there, but never made it”. Bex had a tight feeling in her chest during this part of the vigil too, indicating that he was affecting more than one person in the group.

The group then split, with the majority remaining on the stage, and four of us went up to the projection room, taking the REM pod with us. Although the REM pod was activated a few times in response to questions, the best part was when all four of us heard what sounded like the rest of the group coming upstairs to join us. We heard footsteps on the stairs, and talking and laughing, but when we looked through the window, we saw the whole group still sat on the stage!

The table became active fairly quickly. There were 5 of us on at this time. The table tipped up onto two legs towards the guests. Moved very controlled. We decided that one at a time we would take our hands off the table. Eventually all of us had removed our hands but the table stayed on two legs. Something I had never seen before.– this makes for phenomenal evidence.

Group 2 -The WASPS nest we used the boards to connect with spirit and using the glow in the dark board we tried various techniques and one was to blind fold the users on the board and light the board with various spots of light and get the spirit to move the planchet to those spots we also tried wavy lines and this worked for a while however those on the board said they felt disconnected firstly because of the blind fold but mainly however it seemed that we connected to two different spirits both male, one liked a drink but was a sour drunk and was not impressed with everyone’s behaviour, however the other spirit was a joker and he affected those on the board making them firstly giggle, then came the belly laughs and another guest was affected by the sour drunk and demanded everyone to behave. This is totally out of character for all involved. Kirsty picked up on these spirits and also the fact that there was a Margie in the kitchen area of the theatre.

There were lots of shadows seen moving in the corridor outside the WASPS nest however the other group were working in the main hall so we were unable to go out and try anything in there just in case we disrupted them working

Vigil 2:

Group 1 in The Library - When we were setting up for the vigil, one of the guests (David) heard someone say “ssshhhh” in his ear, and we could hear a lot of banging and clunking coming from the kitchen area.

We handed out the dowsing rods, and one of the guests (Sian) picked up on a young boy aged 6, who was responding to question via the rods. Bex picked up on the name George, and this was also verified on the rods with a clear yes. George seemed to like Bex, as she could feel him playing with her hair, and she felt that George would not have had a lot of attention. We asked George if he knew who had banged on the wall and scared Tracy who worked there, and he told us that it was a female, who could be a grown up or a teenager, and we established that her name began with an “S” or an S sound.

Julie then picked up on “S”, who we later found out was called Sheryl/Cheryl. Sheryl (thought to be 17 years old) seemed to be agitated, and she had a deformity to her face, around her jaw. Sheryl had been the victim of a car accident, which she was not directly involved in (a car had swerved to avoid a bike, and come across the pavement, hitting Sheryl). Julie felt that she did not die instantly, but that she was worked on for a while in the hospital and later died. She was seen to be wearing a white blouse and bright green trousers, and wanted to be saved. Julie picked up that Sheryl was connected to a male who is still alive who Sheryl wants to desperately be reunited with, but she can’t as she is stuck. Her son (Ben?) was three when she passed, and Julie picked up that Sheryl was pregnant when she was hit by the car (this was confirmed on the rods), and Sam had unconsciously put her hand on the image of the baby on the table when we were talking to Sheryl about her pregnancy. Sheryl later came through on the picture board too, to verify that her baby had been male.

As the energy changed in the room, David (guest) felt that he had been punched in the side, as he had a pain in his right side, just below his ribs. Tabs swapped places with David, and said that she felt on edge. Julie said she felt aggressive towards Tabs now that she was in that seat, and both Tabs and Julie felt that they wanted to hit each other. It seemed that both spirits had got in trouble for fighting (Julie had been shown handcuffs and a jury). RESEARCH: Bare-knuckle fighting, or “mountain fighting” was rife in this area of Wales during the 1900s.

We then had a very active picture board session, where we had several spirits come through. Sheryl came through briefly, and then a male spirit came forward, who may have been the driver of the car that killed Sheryl.

Group 2 - The Main hall. Here group two all gathered on the stage, one guest was overcome with the urge to manage the stage as she felt it was hers (Again out of character) one by one she removed people from the stage until she felt it was right, a phot was taken of this guest and while she had short hair her face completely changed to a male face with round glasses. Some of the group entered the projector room and there were definite taps and bangs coming from the corner and the presence of a man was felt, the presence felt busy and he was described as small with elfin pointy features and a handkerchief in his pocket which was constantly being used to mop his brow, this room was his and the fact that we were there baffled him.

A few guests went up onto the balcony seats and they heard a seat flip back into place and although the seats were heavy we managed to reconstruct this and de bunk (Which was a shame) the vibrations on the balcony were strong enough to flick a seat back into the upright position. Group Two had no action with the rempod and the table tipping on the stage didn’t reveal much although the table felt like it was vibrating and moving slightly it didn’t quite tip.


VIGIL 3:

Group 1 - WASPS nest, During this vigil, we had a lot of personal experiences, including some incredible answers from two of the teams’ dad via the Ouija board.

During table tipping, Julie picked up on the name Jimmy/James Wilkins, and many people in the group felt sick/queasy during this time. Sam and Julie also had bad pains in their legs. RESEARCH: The name Wilkins is linked to the building and it is thought that Eddie Wilkins was one of the men who helped to build the hall. No link to a James Wilkins found to-date.

Group 2 - The Library, We spilt into two groups using the picture board in one group and the Ovilus in the next group, the picture board gave some interesting information, a priest came through on the picture board from the year 895 who dabbled in witchcraft and potions. He died from drinking a potion. He was buried underneath where the cinema is now. A young man called Graham came through. His sister Delyth came through who worked as a milk maid on her father's farm. She was killed by her father because she had a relationship with her brother and was pregnant. They brought shame on the family so her dad strangled her.

The Ovilus kept repeating the same words over and over which in itself is unusal it Kept repeating, Jim, Paul, Compound, Underneath, Finding and Uncle, this made sense to one person in the group and they were waiting for just one more word for it to be validated, this word didn’t come. We tried the rods and had some hits with those too and the rods answers actually tied in with the Ovilus words as questions were being asked. Boo bear didn’t draw the children in and all trigger objects remained where they were positioned.


Overall there were a lot of discussions and similarities with findings in both groups and we would love the opportunity to investigate here again.