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Falstaffs Experience Stratford Upon Avon Overnight Ghost Hunt – Saturday 17th October 2009

the_falstaff_experienceThe Shrieves House and Barn said to be the second most haunted building in Britain is now well known as The Falstaff’s Experience and is situated in the heart of Stratford.

This very haunted building said to be built upon some 5 lay lines dates back to the 16th Century (although a dwelling has stood on this spot since 1196) and its first known tenant was William Shrieve in 1536 who was an archer to King Henry VIII. The house is still called ‘The Shrieve’s House’, and it could therefore be reasonably assumed he was an important figure in his day and may possibly have been a Sheriff of some sort, as his name suggests.

With almost 1000 years of history in which it has born witness to plague, war, witchcraft and, some say, murder. Perhaps it would be more surprising if it were not haunted.

There have been several fires in the property, the most destructive of which occurred in 1595, after which the property would have been extensively rebuilt. The 1595 cobblestones are therefore the oldest surviving in Stratford-Upon-Avon and on which William Shakespeare himself would have walked on his way to the Three Tunns Tavern.

In the 16th century the property was a tavern and the tavern keeper, William Rogers, is said to have been some of the inspiration for Shakespeare’s famous comic character Falstaff who appears in two of his plays. At this time the property would have consisted of not only the house but outhouses, a stable and a blacksmiths.

Also during this period a small cottage was attached to the end of the barn in what was referred to as ‘the witch of Sheep Street’s cottage’ and is now the known as the witch’s courtyard. The local coven still reveres this area and practices their ancient ceremonies here, particularly at Halloween.

The spirits and ghosts who haunt this location

There are a number of ‘dominant’ spirits said to be active in the property: an archer from the time of Henry VIII; a serial murderer from the 18th century; a little girl who was a pickpocket in the tavern; a Catholic gentleman from the time of the reformation and a justice of the peace who used his power to run an extortion ring with threats, violence and trumped up charges. There are also sightings of the parliamentary soldiers (although it is more common to experience their injuries); the victims of the serial murderer; children and animals. During certain times of year a dark hooded figure with red glowing eyes, who is said to be a very ancient spirit, stands back and watches.

With cobbled court yards, hidden Priest Holes and Secret Chambers this Location is steeped in history and not one for the faint hearted……..

“Many people have lived and died in The Shrieve’s House since the house was built in the mid-1250s. But for some reason, the people who died there seem to hang around as ghosts. If you want to see/feel/smell a ghost then go there because it is probably the most haunted house in England” (Terry Deary, author)

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Coalhouse Fort East Tilbury Essex Ghost Hunt – Saturday 17th October 2009

coalhouse2-242-x-192Coalhouse Fort is a Victorian Coastal Defence Fort, which is next to the River Thames in East Tilsbury, Essex.
The Fort was built in 1874 to defend the approaches to London from the threat of invasion from France and other Foreign Countries.
This particular Fort is said to be one of the finest examples of an armored casemated Fort in the United Kingdom.
Since 1983 the Fort has been leased to the Coal House Fort Project, which is a voluntary organisation, who has worked hard to help the Fort keep much of its original Architectural form.
Coal House Fort has over 600 years of Military History so there is no surprise that this location has Paranormal Phenomena that is very, very active.
This Location has mile upon mile of Pitch Black Tunnels where no one can hear you scream when the lights go out!
Volunteers whilst at work on the Fort have witnessed Ghostly Apparitions and Strange mists before their very eyes.
Voices and the laughter of a child, along with heavy footsteps and the sound of something being dragged along the floor are just some of the strange phenomena experienced at this unique building.
The Most Haunted Programme visited here very recently and had a lot of activity throughout their stay overnight with extreme poltergeist activity.

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Bolling Hall Bradford Overnight Ghost Hunt – Saturday 17th October 2009

bolling-_hallBolling Hall is one of Bradford’s oldest buildings, and has reference to the manor of Bolling in the Doomsday Book which was compiled in 1086

Situated just a mile from Bradford city centre and surrounded by gardens, Bolling Hall was for many years home to two important land-owning families.

Parts of this wonderful building actually date from medieval times, which are packed full to the brim with history so it comes as no surprise that paranormal activity happens on a regular basis here and has had as many as 20 reported sightings of ghostly apparitions from visitors and staff alike!

For over five hundred years Bolling Hall has been home to many Bradford families such as Tempest,Lindley and Wood. During the Civil War the household supported the Royalist cause, and the house provided a stronghold during the ‘siege of Bradford’.

The Hall Itself was then presented to the City of Bradford in 1912 after falling into disrepair and was then passed onto the City to be opened as a period house and museum.

Bolling Hall is well known for being the most haunted building in Bradford with its first Ghost sighted way back in December 1642 by the Earl of Newcastle; who was awakened by feeling of his bedclothes being pulled off him!

This location has even been visited by the Most Haunted Team who found the building to be very paranormally active on their investigation capturing on film a Childs Crib rocking backwards and forwards all by its self!

There are many fantastic rooms and eerie nooks and crannies to investigate in this very haunted building such as the Blue Room which Staff whilst at work at the Hall sense feelings of unease as if being watched by someone or something and a Gent wearing a long black coat has been seen in this area also.

A sighting of a Lady dressed all in White has been reported in the 1940’s, she was described by wittnesess as floating in mid air across the room and disappearing into the fireplace!

Heard regularly at this location are loud footsteps along With Ghostly voices and heavy breathing within the darkness not to mention heavy doors opening and banging shut in response to questions asked by an unseen presence as you can see this really is an event not to be missed!

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

The Haunted House of York 35 Stonegate York Overnight Ghost Hunt – Saturday 3rd October 2009

the-otherworld-4-300-x-430Join Dusk Till Dawn Events for an exclusive paranormal investigation!

As featured on Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns, this building is one of York’s most haunted and historical buildings situated on the old roman road!

Situated on York’s oldest street, “The Otherworld” @ 35 Stonegate is one of the most haunted buildings in York. During an episode of “Ghost Towns” a terrifying possession took place in the séance room – this is your chance take part in a special small investigation of just 16 people.

The house stands on a site that has been continuously occupied since AD 71. It is a timber-framed construction over six centuries old which boasts an impressive number of original features, including beautiful beams and rooms of oak panelling. Prior to being acquired for its present use, it was in the hands of a family of artisans who had owned it for over 120 years. It is full of stunning examples of decorative stained glass, and includes an intact, Victorian hand painted ceiling.

“A shadowy spiral staircase creaks up for three floors. Passages, dimly lit by light filtering through square windows, open off it. Lining them are dark wooden doors. Through these doors are dark rooms – and through those rooms further dark rooms and even more dim passages. It’s a warren of a building which seems to extend backwards forever into the dark heart of York’s History.

The night begins with a tour of the building including areas that are usually out of bounds for the general public, during the exclusive tour you will hear about the many witnesses to paranormal activity in the building ranging from full manifestations to poltergeist activity. Be prepared to take a journey through hundreds of years of history and hauntings!

Our investigation starts with a ghost hunting equipment talk and then you will be able to explore the building at your own pace before our mediumship walk round in the dark.

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre Ghost Hunt – Saturday 3rd October 2009

morecambe_winter_gardens-300-x-225The Winter Gardens Theatre was originally built as the Victorian Pavillion Theatre in 1897 and is situated on Morecambes Central Promenade.
Here many famous entertainers trod the boards such as Laurel and Hardy,Ken Dodd,Morecambe and Wise to name but a few of the Greats.

Sadly the Theatre closed its Doors to the Public in 1977 and without the care its so greatly deserved over the Years the Theatre began to decline.
In 1986 the Friends of the Winter Gardens Charity was formed by a group of local Residents who all shared the same concerns for this Magnificent Building,and with lots of enthusiasum and hard work their work still continues today to restore this building back to it’s former glory!
This very Haunted Building which was visited by the Most Haunted Crew this Year and the Teams well known Medium Brian Sheperd who Investigated with them picked up that the Theatre has a Good side and an Evil side to it.

There have been many Ghost Sightings here and strange unnerving feelings of being pushed by unseen hands on the staircase and in Particular areas of the Theatre a forboding feeling is sensed.
Witnesses on previous Investigations whilst under the stage have heard terrifying breathing sounds very close to their ears.Dark figures,Shapes and Shadows have also been seen by visitors to this Location.

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Dudley Castle Overnight Ghost Hunt – Saturday 26th September 2009

dudley_castle_dayDudley Castle was built in 1071 by the Normans, originally built as a wooden castle and then by the 13th Century the Castle was rebuilt from stone.
Dudley Castle has history steeped to the brim with the castle being occupied by Queen Elizabeth in 1575 and even being considered as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots.
The Castle continued to be lived in by the Earl’s of Dudley until 1750 but a terrible fire which continued for 3 days destroyed the castle and the castle sadly became a ruin as it still remains to the present day.
On Halloween 2002 Dudley Castle was the location of the first ever Most Haunted ‘Live’ show which was aired on our TV screens with the famous Derek Acorah as the Guest Medium.
There are said to be a plethora of resident ghosts haunting the castle the scariest being the ominous black monk who has been seen in various parts of the castle by visitors and staff alike on numerous occasions. Another ghost said to haunt the castle is the grey lady who is said to wander aimlessly throughout the castle and its grounds.
The Castle’s Undercroft harbors’ a wealth of paranormal phenomena where people pick up intense emotions and terrifying feelings as if they have been pushed and prodded whilst standing in the atmospheric conditions of the Undercroft.
Poltergeist Activity happens on a frequent basis at this eerie location along with strange noises being heard, ghostly figures and shadows being witnessed.  Visitors to the castle have experienced sensations that they have been touched in the darkness by icy cold fingers.

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

The Falstaffs Experience Stratford Upon Avon Ghost Hunt – Friday 25th September 2009

The Shrieves House and Barn said to be the second most haunted building in Britain is now well known as The Falstaff’s Experience and is situated in the heart of Stratford.

the_falstaff_experience_dusk _till_dawn_eventsThis very haunted building said to be built upon some 5 lay lines dates back to the 16th Century (although a dwelling has stood on this spot since 1196) and itsfirst known tenant was William Shrieve in 1536 who was an archer to King Henry VIII. The house is still called ‘The Shrieve’s House’, and it could therefore be reasonably assumed he was an important figure in his day and may possibly have been a Sheriff of some sort, as his name suggests.

With almost 1000 years of history in which it has born witness to plague, war, witchcraft and, some say, murder. Perhaps it would be more surprising if it were not haunted.

There have been several fires in the property, the most destructive of which occurred in 1595, after which the property would have been extensively rebuilt. The 1595 cobblestones are therefore the oldest surviving in Stratford-Upon-Avon and on which William Shakespeare himself would have walked on his way to the Three Tunns Tavern.

In the 16th century the property was a tavern and the tavern keeper, William Rogers, is said to have been some of the inspiration for Shakespeare’s famous comic character Falstaff who appears in two of his plays. At this time the property would have consisted of not only the house but outhouses, a stable and a blacksmiths.

Also during this period a small cottage was attached to the end of the barn in what was referred to as ‘the witch of Sheep Street’s cottage’ and is now the known as the witch’s courtyard. The local coven still reveres this area and practices their ancient ceremonies here, particularly at Halloween.

The spirits and ghosts who haunt this location

There are a number of ‘dominant’ spirits said to be active in the property: an archer from the time of Henry VIII; a serial murderer from the 18th century; a little girl who was a pickpocket in the tavern; a Catholic gentleman from the time of the reformation and a justice of the peace who used his power to run an extortion ring with threats, violence and trumped up charges. There are also sightings of the parliamentary soldiers (although it is more common to experience their injuries); the victims of the serial murderer; children and animals. During certain times of year a dark hooded figure with red glowing eyes, who is said to be a very ancient spirit, stands back and watches.

With cobbled court yards, hidden Priest Holes and Secret Chambers this Location is steeped in history and not one for the faint hearted……..

“Many people have lived and died in The Shrieve’s House since the house was built in the mid-1250s. But for some reason, the people who died there seem to hang around as ghosts. If you want to see/feel/smell a ghost then go there because it is probably the most haunted house in England” (Terry Deary, author)

For more information on future events visit www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre Ghost Hunt Saturday 18th July 2009

The Morcambe Winter Gardens TheatreThe Winter Gardens Theatre was originally built as the Victorian Pavillion Theatre in 1897 and is situated on Morecambes Central Promenade.
Here many famous entertainers trod the boards such as Laurel and Hardy,Ken Dodd,Morecambe and Wise to name but a few of the Greats.

Sadly the Theatre closed its Doors to the Public in 1977 and without the care its so greatly deserved over the Years the Theatre began to decline.
In 1986 the Friends of the Winter Gardens Charity was formed by a group of local Residents who all shared the same concerns for this Magnificent Building,and with lots of enthusiasum and hard work their work still continues today to restore this building back to it’s former glory!
This very Haunted Building which was visited by the Most Haunted Crew this Year and the Teams well known Medium Brian Sheperd who Investigated with them picked up that the Theatre has a Good side and an Evil side to it.

There have been many Ghost Sightings here and strange unnerving feelings of being pushed by unseen hands on the staircase and in Particular areas of the Theatre a forboding feeling is sensed.
Witnesses on previous Investigations whilst under the stage have heard terrifying breathing sounds very close to their ears.Dark figures,Shapes and Shadows have also been seen by visitors to this Location.

www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

Alton Towers Staffordshire Ghost Hunt Saturday 4th July 2009

Alton Towers is probably the most well known Tourist Attraction in the UK.

Alton TowersSet amidst beautiful Gardens in Staffordshire many people visit this famous Theme Park year after year not knowing that there lurks a dark and chilling Gothic Mansion amongst the thrilling rides. The very haunted Alton Towers Ruin, a place which has a very dark and mysterious history.

The early Alton Towers was a hunting lodge, known as Alveton Lodge (or Alverton), which is the ancient name for Alton.

Charles Talbot, the 15th Earl and his family, began improvements on the house, and initiated the creation of the Gardens, at the turn of the 19th century. Through the early 1800s, 13,000 trees were planted in the grounds. In 1811, major work began on the house. Over the next ten years, several new rooms were built: a drawing room, dining room, chapel, library, long gallery, banqueting hall, conservatory and entrance hall were all added. As a result of the work done, the house doubled in size. The entire building was renovated in a Gothic Style, and the foundations of the Flag Tower were also laid. Some of the architects that worked on the house were Thomas Hopper and A.W Pugin (the architect involved in the equally haunted Woodchester Mansion).

Sadly In the early 1900’s however, the house began its demise, when a lack of funds prevented the family from taking care of all the maintenance on the house and it was sold in 1924.

The Tower Ruins have a very strange chilling atmosphere even in broad daylight and with over 1500 years of History at this very haunted location you wouldn’t be surprised of the paranormal activity that has been reported here by visitors and staff alike.

Witnessed often is a Female presence that has been seen several times appearing to people mostly on the upper floors of the Ruin seen wearing all black garments as if she is in mourning.

Heavy thunderous footsteps are heard regularly within the darkness along with dark shadows seen lurking and moving about in doorways.

Strange whispering, chanting discarnate voices are heard close to people’s ears along with loud distinctive Raps and Knocks given in response to any question asked during Investigations.

There have been poltergeist stone throwing phenomena reported on numerous occasions along with foreboding feelings sensed in certain area.

With reports of Witchcraft and the black arts, Human Sacrifice and a terrifying folk law curse a very scary night of Ghost Hunting at the chilling Alton Tower Ruins will not be one you will forget in a hurry!

www.DuskTillDawnEvents.co.uk The Ghost Hunting Company

The Falstaffs Experience Stratford Upon Avon Ghost Hunt Friday 5th June 2009

The Shrieves House and Barn said to be the second most haunted building in Britain is now well known as The Falstaff’s Experience and is situated in the heart of Stratford.

the_falstaff_experienceThis very haunted building said to be built upon some 5 lay lines dates back to the 16th Century (although a dwelling has stood on this spot since 1196) and itsfirst known tenant was William Shrieve in 1536 who was an archer to King Henry VIII. The house is still called ‘The Shrieve’s House’, and it could therefore be reasonably assumed he was an important figure in his day and may possibly have been a Sheriff of some sort, as his name suggests.

With almost 1000 years of history in which it has born witness to plague, war, witchcraft and, some say, murder. Perhaps it would be more surprising if it were not haunted.

There have been several fires in the property, the most destructive of which occurred in 1595, after which the property would have been extensively rebuilt. The 1595 cobblestones are therefore the oldest surviving in Stratford-Upon-Avon and on which William Shakespeare himself would have walked on his way to the Three Tunns Tavern.

In the 16th century the property was a tavern and the tavern keeper, William Rogers, is said to have been some of the inspiration for Shakespeare’s famous comic character Falstaff who appears in two of his plays. At this time the property would have consisted of not only the house but outhouses, a stable and a blacksmiths.

Also during this period a small cottage was attached to the end of the barn in what was referred to as ‘the witch of Sheep Street’s cottage’ and is now the known as the witch’s courtyard. The local coven still reveres this area and practices their ancient ceremonies here, particularly at Halloween.

The spirits and ghosts who haunt this location

There are a number of ‘dominant’ spirits said to be active in the property: an archer from the time of Henry VIII; a serial murderer from the 18th century; a little girl who was a pickpocket in the tavern; a Catholic gentleman from the time of the reformation and a justice of the peace who used his power to run an extortion ring with threats, violence and trumped up charges. There are also sightings of the parliamentary soldiers (although it is more common to experience their injuries); the victims of the serial murderer; children and animals. During certain times of year a dark hooded figure with red glowing eyes, who is said to be a very ancient spirit, stands back and watches.

With cobbled court yards, hidden Priest Holes and Secret Chambers this Location is steeped in history and not one for the faint hearted……..

“Many people have lived and died in The Shrieve’s House since the house was built in the mid-1250s. But for some reason, the people who died there seem to hang around as ghosts. If you want to see/feel/smell a ghost then go there because it is probably the most haunted house in England” (Terry Deary, author)

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