We arrived at The Cage in Essex for a night of ghost hunting a bit worse for wear after a nightmare on the M25, but once we met our guests and got settled in, we really began to soak up the atmosphere of the place..
There was a small room connected to the kitchen area which we all said felt very spooky once the lights were out – I felt very pulled to one of the corners and also the wall which went through to the sitting room. During my table tipping sessions in there, the table literally walked towards the connecting wall over and over again. Both groups picked up and a man, a woman and a child in this room although he man was the dominating presence. I smelled straw a couple of times, very strongly, and we also had some tapping noises on the table. At one point we thought the group upstairs were running up and down the stairs, but when I shouted up and asked if they had moved, they said there were all sitting on the floor using the Ouija boards! In our second group in this area, several people also heard some very loud growls, 2 or 3 times.
In the living room area, the table tipped very well again, and again, it seemed to be moving itself towards the connecting wall to the kitchen. We asked if anyone was buried or had died under this wall and the table went wild! At one point a lady in the group was very, very, frightened by what she described as a hand, which grabbed and pulled her pinkie finger as she was table tipping. At this point, there was enough light from the window for us to see that it definitely was not anyone within the group who had touched her. She took a few minutes to calm down, but like a true ghost hunter, she carried on with the session in the dark! Well done!
As scratching noises have been reported from beneath the toilet floor, we asked one of our group (Dave) to do a lone vigil in the toilet, and although he heard noises, he said he couldn’t be sure where they were coming from.
Upstairs on the Ouija board, both groups received the same answers as to how many spirits inhabit the house (10) and one group got the name ‘Cassie’ the other ‘Carrie’ – very similar. The name Bill was also picked up, an angry man who seemed to like being in the main, larger, bedroom. Michael had picked up earlier that someone had hung themselves just outside this room, which one of the guests confirmed to us (the owner had told the story before we arrived) – could it have been Bill?
This room also produced strange phenomena, in that it became very, very hot (although the rest of the house was cold) and people’s arms and hands seem to be lifted as we formed a circle and asked out to spirit.
All in all, an active nights ghost hunting at The Cage !!