GRAVEYARD AND WHORLTON CASTLE

HOMEPAGE - INVESTIGATIONS

Present from AGH were Mark, Ian and Jazz also present were Steve, Andrea, Brigid, Richard and Julie who were all attending as they were sponsored for charity, Their chosen charity was the National Autistic Society. We took them to two locations in one night to give them a better experience. Abbey Ghost Hunters will not usually investigate Graveyards, but we had previously been here before because of two police officers own experiences.

LOCATION 1: GRAVEYARD: RUMOURS OF WITCHCRAFT AND A GROWLING HOUND. POLICE OFFICERS HAVE FOLLOWED A BLACK FIGURE DOWN A PATH AND WITNESSED IT WALKING THROUGH A LOCKED CLOSED DOOR LEADING INTO THE CHURCH.

LOCATION 2: WHORLTON CASTLE: RUMOURS OF A LADY WITNESSED IN A WINDOW AND SEVERAL OTHER SPIRITS STILL RESIDING OF THE DERELICT CASTLE ALONG WITH SHADOWY FIGURES MOVING AROUND THE INNER WALLS.

Location 1: The walk around:

We approached the graveyard at 23:00hrs. But since my last visit I had received an email with some information regarding this place after we visited here last time. With that information I took them into the Graveyard via a different entrance than last time. Not the one where the two police officers had followed the dark figure down the path and into the building. Within seconds of entering Jazz commented "This isn't the way we came in last time was it, we've come the wrong way" to which I replied "It's okay I'm sure we can get to the other path when we reach the end of the Graveyard". So we continued and as approached the edge Jazz and Richard both became aware of a figure stood by a tree, the figure just stood there and did not move. The information I had been given was that a man had committed suicide hanging himself from the tree after he became tormented by an entity after he and a friend had performed a Ouija board near to this spot, I was told to look for a grave that had an angel on top of it near to the tree and that was the spot they had done it. I told them about the board and the suicide, but not the grave marker, so they walked around a little until Jazz stopped near a grave with an angel on it and suggested he felt this was the spot it had taken place. We moved away from the area to go where we had previously heard the growling on our last visit as a group. As we did Steve commented he felt as though we had been followed by someone the whole time we had been in there. To understand about the growling it may be worth reading our pervious report by clicking HERE. Since that visit I spoke to a friend who is a demonologist and he gave me a prayer to go back to the spot and recite it, that should no stop that experience happening again, however people would still feel and sense the residual effect of that spot. We then arrived at the spot where we had previously heard the growl, but no one sensed it and we stood there for a good fifteen minutes. Ian however started to feel a bit strange explaining he was feeling tight chested and it was difficult to breathe. We left that area to go the front of the church, I won't mention at this point about poor Julie falling over! We then got to the front of the church and stood around for several minutes, but nothing was happening so we started to make our way down the path where the police officers had both had their experience, as we made our way out Ian was still finding it difficult to breathe and could now taste blood in his mouth. Several of us kept looking behind us as we felt we were being followed and the sensation went away once we exited the gate. We stopped and waited for several minutes to see if we could see anything, but nothing happened. So we left there to go back to the cars to prepare for location 2.

Location 2: The investigation:

Midnight: We entered the castle grounds. We all made our way to our right hand side except for Richard who walked to the left and stood close to two doorways. He was stood there for 2 minutes when he asked who was that that walked passed him and go into the room, I said it was Steve as that's who I thought had gone by him, but when I looked near to the arched gate to the rear of the Castle I could see Steve was stood with Andrea, so it was not him, we quickly done a head count realising it could not have been any of the group so we went over to the room to have a look and no one was there. Richard also commented he had thought it was Steve because the figure was about the same size as him. Steve and Andrea stood in the little room to see if they could sense or feel anything, but they could not. Jazz became aware of the presence of a woman he says was feeling agitated about something, so he called out to her asking here she was and came up with the name Anne. Things remained very quiet so we made our way to the other end and stood by the room where we usually sense the spirit called Phillip. Mark and Jazz entered the room (Mark kept tight hold of his camcorder as during our visit here in 2011 I had the camcorder clearly knocked out of my hand in this room). We stood in the room for a few minutes and Mark could feel hands pushing into his back as if he was invading someone's private space. After several more moments passed Jazz said he felt as though his face changing shape and Mark commented it looked as though his features were changing. Richard was keen to experience this himself so swapped places with Jazz, although he could not feel anything like that he felt a little numb, but also felt pretty comfortable at the same time. After several minutes passed the others commented they could see he now had a beard!. Nothing else happened so we left the room and Mark approached Ian who had been stood in the exact same point as when we first entered, so asked was he okay. Ian said he could feel a presence near him, but not sure who or what it was and felt he needed to stay there a little longer to get some more information regarding this. Then Jazz started to call out for a response from anyone that was with us, but it went very quiet for the next ten minutes. As nothing was happening Mark, Jazz and Richard moved to the far side where we had seen the figure walk into the room. Mark stood in the doorway looking out t the others, Jazz was about five foot away from Mark and was facing the rest of the group at the other end of the Castle, whilst Richard stood another three foot away from Jazz but facing the opposite direction. After a few moments the three of us became aware of someone walking between the two of them and then to behind where Jazz was stood before coming onto the opposite side of him, between Jazz and Mark before moving off. Nothing was said by any of them, but what is interesting is when I was watching the footage my wife Angie, (cofounder of the group and team psychic before retiring) commented she could see a woman walk between the Jazz and Richard then stand behind Jazz before walking between him and Mark and wander off, she said it was woman called Charlotte. We waited for exactly two minutes when Jazz walked off in the same direction then look to his left and say "Charlotte". After another several minutes had passed Jazz heard a woman crying (this is something we have been aware of on previous visits) one of the guests also heard her, at the same time Richard and Julie looked up to a window and said they saw a woman. The window they was both looking at was where we usually witness Elizabeth, Elizabeth is also the lady that cries. Jazz continued to call out for a response as I could see Richard watching someone move about and then towards the arched gate, he did not say why or what he had seen at this point. I went over to Ian as he had now got more information of why he was stood still, he explained he could see lots of people all rushing around mad busy as if they were preparing for something or someone. He felt as though he was an 8yr old child a female who was told to stand still and not move and just stay there out of the way, he was also aware of a little boy aged around five years old who was chasing a chicken. He said the boy was called Edward and the girl called Caroline. At the same time Jazz who stood away from us and could not hear Ian tell em this started to call out for a Caroline, asking me if that was a name we had had before on previous visits! Ian had pointed out where he saw the little boy running around and it was in the same direction I had watched Richard looking as though he was watching someone.

At that point Mark and Richard the left the Castle via the rear entrance and walked over to a little area where there are two sunken rooms probably the old kitchens. Richard told me he had seen when the two of us and Jazz were all stood still and Angie had told me about Charlotte that he was aware someone had passed between him and Jazz and the stood behind jazz. He also mentioned when we first entered that he had though Steve had gone in the little room. He then mentions seeing a little white light type of figure that was small and for some reason he thought it was a boy as even when we first entered he kept feeling there was a spirit boy around us. But when he saw the light type figure moving around was when I was watching him trying to follow something and exactly where Ian had seen the little boy chasing the chicken, Coincidence or where they seeing the same thing in different visual effect! We rejoined the others and everything was pretty quiet so everyone was just stood still when suddenly Steve took a photo toward the far end, when he did several of us saw what appeared to be a figure stood by the wall, and Steve commented he had seen it which is why he took the photo. Just then we became aware of a man stood in the doorway where we usually get Phillip and where Richard had suddenly grown a beard, some commented they could feel the presence of the bearded man and that they felt he was a grumpy so an so. Then within five minutes I received a text message from Angie which simply said "Near the doorway where Phillip usually is, there seems to be a new spirit. He is an old man" followed by a second text saying "he's grumpy and not to call out to him as it would upset him" then a third and final text came through saying "he has a bushy beard and is holding a stick" so we decided to heed Angie's advice and I showed them the texts from Angie so they could see what she had put and what my response was to each text proving I had not told her anything or fed her in any way shape or form. The rain was getting heavier and it was getting very cold so we decided to call it a night and left the location just after 01:30am.

FINAL THOUGHT: BOTH LOCATIONS PROVED INTERESTING AND THE FINAL BIT WHERE ANGIE TEXT ME TO TELL ME ABOUT THE BEARDED MAN CAN ONLY ADD TO MY BELIEF THAT THE HELP OF A MEDIUM IS A PARAMOUNT IN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS.

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