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Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by Markymole1 » 28 Jan 2017 01:56

MHE Ghost Hunt - Wentworth Woodhouse 21/01/17.

Having watched Most Haunted, off and on over the years, and then last year coming across the Most Haunted Experience website, I decided to book a Ghost Hunt with them.

Now, as regards the paranormal, I have to say I keep a very open mind about the subject. I've read books on all aspects of the genre, from ghosts to telekinesis, from levitation to near-death experiences and I can honestly say I just don't know. Perhaps there is something to it. Or, possibly, science may one day furnish an explanation that is not 'Supernatural' at all and can be explained by some anomaly in the human brain or other natural causes.

Be that as it may, I have always taken an interest in this and Most Haunted has provided me with good entertainment if nothing else. I know that this programme has it's detractors, but I've found myself liking Yvette Fielding, Karl Beattie and the rest. So, I thought, why not give it a go.

I arrived at the site of the Hunt, a grand design of a building known as Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, for all the part feeling like Jonathan Harker arriving at Castle Dracula, and, like him, felt not a little nervous. I had heard stories of other Ghost Hunts (in general, not necessarily with MHE), where all sorts of heart-stopping things had happened and really wondered what I had let myself in for.

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I was relaxed somewhat by the friendly MHE Team staff with a cheerful welcome, and shown into the buildings tea rooms, where about sixty people were gathering for the nights activities. Shortly, we were shown a few short films of what MHE were about and then Yvette, Karl and Stuart (Torevell) were ushered in. It's strange seeing people for the first time when you've only seen them before on TV, but they tried to put us all at ease with jokes and repartee. Then, they moved amongst us for chat and photos. My meeting with Yvette seemed to follow a Morecambe & Wise type double act:
Yvette: 'How ya doin'?'
Me: 'Bit nervous'
Yvette: 'No. Your O.K.'
Me: 'You should have seen me before the tranquillisers.'
Yvette: 'You'll be fine. Are you on your own?'
Me: 'I've walked 500 miles to be here.'
Yvette: 'We've done quite a few vigils here before. It's like we live here.'
Me: 'Have you sold the place yet?'
And things like that. I have to say she was a great sport and really funny. We then had a photo taken, and I moved on to say 'Hi' to Karl.

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He said that he had always been interested in the subject, and thought that there were many questions to be answered. After this, we were all split into groups with me being in Team 1.

With individual staff from MHE as leaders, our group set off to explore what was called 'Bedlam', a semi-derelict wing of the house. With various equipment, temperature gauges, EMF devices & a teddy bear (it had lights on it which was hoped would flash if anything disembodied was near) we entered a room which was terribly cold and damp. There was a very oppressive feel to this room and after standing in a circle hoping to communicate with any troubled spirit, in which the toys' lights slightly flickered, it was decided to try to gain a portal with a Ouija Board. Four of us knelt down on the dank floor, myself included, and placed our forefingers on the planchette. Despite repeated requests for anything to 'speak' to us, nothing happened.

We moved on to the Chapel where someone thought a light could be seen flickering in a window opposite.
Then on to a Study type room, where the windows were boarded up. Despite this, we all seemed to detect a faint light out of the corners of our eyes, and yet when you looked at it directly, seemed to disappear. We moved to a room next door where we again tried to make contact using a Ouija, again without success.

Now it was time for a much needed brew, so we went back to the tea rooms, meeting up with the other groups and discussing the evening so far. Some people reported slight readings on their devices but I don't recall anything major having happened.
We continued, now taking in the servants quarters at the top of the building. Here, after a while, one of the temperature hardware units registered a large surge. But, despite repeated requests for more activity, it did so only the once.

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A low rumbling sound was also heard in this part of the house.

Moving on, we then spent a fairly long vigil in a lounge type room but without success. I must say here that, although some of us had torches, we were in almost total darkness the whole time on the hunt itself. I tried to take what video footage I could, but of course my camera does not have night vision, so it was very difficult to pick up anything.
After this, we all went about exploring more of the building at our own leisure, and although I found the place fascinating, I neither saw or heard anything else.
We all then met back in the tea rooms and had anothet chat with Yvette, Karl and Stuart, so bringing the Hunt to an end.

Inconclusive as it was as regards phenomena, I'm still maintaining an open mind. I had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I recommend a Hunt with MHE, I doubt you'll be disappointed.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by bluelighttouch » 28 Jan 2017 16:36

That sounds like you wanted to get outta your comfort zone there.. 60people is a huge group of people but if the venue is huge it might be ok.. How large were the teams once you split up.. I found a maximum of 4 persons was ok any more was pointless. Trying to get more than 4 to be quiet and sensible is hard.. I am surprised the venue allowed a ouija board as most places forbid them... Glass divinationis similar but regarded as safer...

Did they tell you after about the nature of the history of the buildings and the kind of manifestations that had occurred? Its best not to know the history before hand as yourmind makes things fit..
I will have a look at the video.. Most vid cams these days have night vision.. I take it your wife did not go...

Did they tell you before you went not to wear clothing that rustled or wear cologne or perfums? Not to have noisey food like crisps and noisey sweet wrappers..Cos they should..
Some of our Chiefs believe the land belongs to them...
But that is not what The Great Spirit told me... He said No one owns the land, that the land belongs to him. We are just keepers of the land, for our children and for their childrens childen.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by bluelighttouch » 28 Jan 2017 17:14

Had a look at the footage you recorded MOK nothing there but not surprised at that.. My mates had 21 hours of footage on a 3 night inbestigation which whenedited drops down to a few minute of useable footage.. So not much it 5 minute 30 secs but good try..
I note the next vid on youtube goes to the actual MH invo way back when.. I got halfway thru watching that when Yvettes bloody stupid screaming made me turn it off and give up.. That is what grates on me about them..
Can I asl MOK how expensive was this experience and did it include anything ie accomodation etc food teaching how to use environment meters etc..
Some of our Chiefs believe the land belongs to them...
But that is not what The Great Spirit told me... He said No one owns the land, that the land belongs to him. We are just keepers of the land, for our children and for their childrens childen.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by Markymole1 » 29 Jan 2017 10:57

Well, I combined the hunt with a long weekend break so I was staying in a hotel. The actual price of the evening was £85 which included snacks. There are 3 categories of hunts, depending on the size of the venue, which range from 20 to about 60 people. Our groups, when split, were 15-20 but then we were often split again into sub-groups of about 7. This place was huge, apparently it's the largest stately home in Britain. You wanted to see a ghost if only to ask it directions around the place. I suppose if your a serious hunter then MHE may not be for you, as to be fair it was not particularly 'scientific'. No, there was no mention as I remember of what clothing to wear other than saying to bring warm coats as some parts of the building can get very cold at night. I think one of their upcoming events at Ruthin Castle in North Wales has accomodation included, but this one didn't. Yeah, if your really serious about the paranormal, then perhaps this isn't for you: Apparently, two muppets were caught faking stuff on the previous night's hunt before ours, at a different location. Btw, an ex-Most Haunted investigator, Phil Whyman, also does his own hunts which I think may be more suitable for some people. If your new to all this, though, maybe give them a go. Off topic, you can vote for your favourite paranormal TV show here: https://t.co/EWfqjKtOGV
At the moment, I think Most Haunted are in 4th place.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by bluelighttouch » 29 Jan 2017 14:01

First off apologies for mixing you up with Manokent.. Trying to read with bright sunlight streaming in is not the best..
Yes £85 is steep no matter what snacks they included.. It does depend on your location and if you are able to drive home afterwards or to a B&B etc..

I have been on many investigations over the years and can tell you hand on heart that organised hunts like this rarely yield results, but this was a massive venue with 365 rooms.. but you can olny go in a few areas.. I have found that there is far more activity during the day.. I kid you not.. So then your vid cam would be fine.. Stagering about in the dark is dangerous from the trip hazards point of view alone..Plus your standard entrance fee is only a few quid..
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If you do an over nighter in Bodmin Gaol and stay the whole night, rather than run away screaming :lol: they provide each person with a full english brekky...

If you go to say an English Heritage site for example the entrance fee during the day is a fraction of a night time ghost hunt..
I have know MH do investigations in the day time and put black paper sheets over all the windows to give the illusion of a night time investigation..
Ask yourself this, if you visit a spiritualist group or church do they sit in the dark :lol: not when I ever went...
Carting around bits of so called ghost hunting techy stuff is a bit pointless if no one knows how to record and imterpret the results.. Did they for example do baseline reading first to act as a control... I donot play with that kind of thing now.. too prone to unit failure and false positives.. ie high EMF readings are often the result of electric cables.. Your own senses and the hairs on the back of your neck do not suffer from battery drain..

Are you thinking of doing any more?? Tutbury Castle is doing a series of evening Ghost Walks with Lesley Smith former MH historian ..they are half the price you paid and include a hot meal too.. In fact there was one last night..
Some of our Chiefs believe the land belongs to them...
But that is not what The Great Spirit told me... He said No one owns the land, that the land belongs to him. We are just keepers of the land, for our children and for their childrens childen.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by Markymole1 » 29 Jan 2017 19:31

I wondered what you meant by MOK, but I just thought it was some new abbreviation computer speak which I hadn't a clue about. :( Actually, you make a good point of just traipsing around in the dark and it's perils. In the derelict part of the house, there were quite a few floorboards missing and putting your foot through the holes would probably have resulted in an injury of some kind. I honestly can't remember if any baseline tests were taken of the devices, nor if any of the guests used one. Btw, serious ghost hunters can take their own equipment with them and you get time to wander about on your own if you like, so there is the possibility of conducting your own experiments. In a large place like that, I think you could find somewhere quiet. I don't know if I will go on another hunt, I was treating it as a one off, but you never know I might; perhaps with another group. Thanks for the tip on alternative types of hunts. Going in daylight does seem sensible in many ways, and in summer you will have light evenings. I remember reading a book about the old Borley Rectory, many of the apparitions supposedly seen there were in daylight.


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Post by bluelighttouch » 29 Jan 2017 21:49

Boreley Rectory :lol: I think I went with a couple of friends from college for that one after being told what happened to some workmates there..
The Rectory..the original one, burnt down. The site remains as is the church and the graveyard, there was another rectory built across the road from the church.. We went to the Records Office in Bury St Edmonds first to look at some research carried out by Harry Price,we blagged the librarian there to allow us to examine it wearing white gloves of course and make notes...
Manifestations there seen by my friends include a disembodied head floating in the driveway and pebbles being thrown as they sat in therir car.. A floating dagger is reported but not seen..
The smell of burning which we all noticed persists decade after the fire..

The church is known for phenomina too like organ music in a church padlocked from the outside, I witnessed that.. A complete absence of birds was eery.. unusual too.

The locals removed all the signs to Boreley we only found it by an Ordinance Survey map..

I have beenon so many since then..

I had a cop friend who used to do the Phil Wyman ones.. she said a lot of the strange noises heard was due to Phil love of Baked beans :lol:
Some of our Chiefs believe the land belongs to them...
But that is not what The Great Spirit told me... He said No one owns the land, that the land belongs to him. We are just keepers of the land, for our children and for their childrens childen.

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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by kayls » 24 Apr 2017 20:43

Ooooooohhhhhhhh lucky you! Id love to go on one of these. I went to the stage show that they did between the problem with Living and finding a new channel, but a paranormal investigation sounds more fun (although I prefer small groups of people I know, for actual paranormal investigating, as its easier to control the surroundings), especially when actually meeting the Most Haunted team.


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Re: Most Haunted Experience Ghost Hunt

Post by bluelighttouch » 25 Apr 2017 12:46

I have to agree with you there Kayls, .arge commercial enterprises rarely come up with much and they seem to attract at least one idiot who thinks its funny to fake stuff...
It should not be about making money...
My moan about a lot of private investgations where you pay a free and the group make the money.. Is that they do not vet who they allow to attend and there is a Health & Safety aspect and they should have Public Liability insurance to cover attendees.. As stagering around old buildings, ruins and their rounds does pose a Trip hazard..
I prefer a Day time, invo as we can see better and generally its all more active then..
Some of our Chiefs believe the land belongs to them...
But that is not what The Great Spirit told me... He said No one owns the land, that the land belongs to him. We are just keepers of the land, for our children and for their childrens childen.

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Post by kayls » 25 Apr 2017 20:11

Yeah, large commercial ghost hunts with celebrities are fun though, in terms of more a meet and greet with the team and getting to be like youre on the show, and it would be fun to go on one, but small groups are where its at for more serious investigations.

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