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Oxford Castle Overnight Ghost Hunt with Barrie John – Saturday 12th December 2009

galofjusDo you have nerves of steel to take part in an Overnight Ghost Hunt at the terrifying Oxford Castle?

Join Dusk Till Dawn Events on an all night investigation with Celebrity Medium Barrie John from Most Haunted.

celebrity_medium_barrie_john_dusk_till_dawn_eventsBarrie John was Guest Medium for series 10 on Most Haunted for living TV as he investigated Oxford Castle along side Yvette Fielding,Karl Beattie and The Most Haunted Team.

Dusk Till Dawn Events have access to Oxford Castle and all its haunted areas including the castle mound – the place of execution for four hundred years!

Oxford Castle is a very imposing Georgian building with a Saxon St George’s Tower and is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. Throughout its dark and foreboding history, the Castle has served time as a royal residence, a centre of justice and as the county Gaol, hidden from public view behind an impenetrable five metre high stone wall until its closure in 1996.

There have been many reports of paranormal activity at the Oxford Castle site including:

* The Murderer Mary Blandy was tried and hanged at Oxford in 1752, her ghost has been see a number of times walking the Castle Mound
* In the 1970s a group of inmates held a seance in one of the cells sparking poltergeist activity, in the end of priest was called to conduct an exorcism
* A strange white mist has been witnessed rising up a flight of stairs, two prison guards watched in horror as it faded in front of their eyes.
* In the past the Castle has been used as a film set including for the film “The Italian Job”. More recently during filming, a group of film extras heard unidentifiable shouts and screams echoing around the main buildings. On at least two occasions there has been unexplained physical damage to various items stored at the prison.
* Security guards have long been uneasy doing the rounds at night and the most terrifying apparition was spotted by one guard and his dog on a nightly patrol. The dog stopped and growled while its master saw two black figures in front of him, days later the dog died of fright!

May be you will discover the truth behind the Oxford Castle curse (the Black Assize of 1577) when several hundred people died within the space of five weeks and of the terrible conditions endured by the prisoners and of great escapes!

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the confines of the 18th century Debtors Tower and prison D – wing and the very dark and chilling atmosphere of the 900 year old underground Crypt not forgetting the climb to the Saxon St George’s Tower which is now open to Dusk Till Dawn Events.

For more information on future Ghost Hunts & 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