THATCHED HOUSE, MOSTON
26th Aug 2008
Team, peter, Darren, Ian
Medium, Christopher body
E.m.f readings, normal
Temp readings, average 22.2 degrees
Trigger objects, coins on table [vault]
Alarm beams, vault
Locked off camera, cellar.
Angela [ the landlady] informed us that not much was known about the history of the location, but it was believed to be a coaching house where coach drivers would stop off on long journeys and rest themselves and their horses. in recent times there was once a function room upstairs which has now been altered into separate rooms. it is thought that freemasons would hold meetings in the function room .the old bar still exists in a small section upstairs. Downstairs there is a hidden cellar which is not known why it has been bricked off. the backyard has a separate building. it is believed this part of the property could have been stables.
Previous reported activity
Angela reported that the presence of a tall man has been felt in the cellar area. in this area noises from barrels has also been reported.tom said he had seen a lady in the toilet area a few weeks before the investigation .
Two incidents have been caught on camera. a strange white shape has
been caught on cctv camera overlooking the car park. also the cctv filming the vault shown a heavy rolled up piece of a4 paper move across the table. the air conditioning was on but any attempts to replicate what happened failed making this incident very interesting.
As there were guests present at the investigation it was decided to split into two groups. both groups spent equal time in different parts of the pub to carry out vigils.
The upstairs area proved to be relatively quiet. Both groups felt comfortable during the vigils. Something that was interesting to note was that the front room of the ex function room area felt quite warm. this room is reported to feel cold at all times. the temp taken during the vigils showed that the temp had risen even taking into account the body heat of everyone present on the vigil.
While doing a vigil at a table in the bar area some of the ladies present saw a shadow go across the bar area. also a bang was heard in this area. The angle of which the shadow passed seemed to suggest that it was not caused by outside influences. The vault remained incident free during the night, neither the trigger objects or the sound beams were affected. some of the guests were invited to attempt glass movement. scientists believe when this is done it is caused by involuntary muscle movement. although this may be the case on some instances this does not explain when the glass seems to move to specific questions .s.p.I leave it to the participants to make their own conclusions. The guests seemed to have some success with the glass.it moved to answer the questions but gave random responses to the questions, as if playing with the particapents. At the end of the vigil the guests had the opportunity to use a planchette. this is the same theory as the glass but by using a wood device which as castors. in the centre of the planchette is a pen which rests on a sheet of paper.if it moves it is believed that a spirit present could answer questions by writing on the paper. the guests who used the planchette again had good results. when the planchette was moved the letter c appeared to be prominent.
The cellar turned out to be the most active part of the investigation. Before the vigils taken place some of the team were setting up the locked off camera. The camera ian was using had its batteries drained on entering. this was strange as they were brand new batteries. also peter felt that his hair had been touched gently.
One of the teams which consisted of the gentlemen guests and two team members. darren and ian] entered the cellar for the first vigil .a large cabinet stood on the left hand side as you enter the area. in clear view of most of the people present one cabinet door opened. when fully open the other door then opened as if it was done in order. This left everyone amazed. on inspection the doors would only open slightly and in tandem. we could not replicate the order of movement we witnessed. we then rested the doors together. A few minutes later darren and tom [one of the guests] witnessed the door move on the clasp. although the door had a bolt on and the clasp in front of this the movement was very profound. Ian then heard a clicking noise come from the locked off camera. on investigation he found the camera had been turned off. this was strange has the camera could only be turned off manually. He distanctly heard the switch turned off and nobody were standing in this area. Finally we entered the barrel room. Everyone stood silent and observed. after a short period all present heard what could only be described as a thumping noise coming from the top of a barrel.
Chris body is a medium who works with s.p.I on a regular basis he comes from the outskirts of Liverpool and is not given any information by s.p.I about the location he is about to visit or the people who reside there.
Chris started his reading of the thatched house in the seating area of the bar. He felt he was picking up the spirit of a man called james. he felt this man was a highwayman and felt that he had been brought to justice as he had the image of a judge come to him. he felt this man was tall and smart and he could see horses and coaches around the location.
Chris also felt that another person in spirit was present. This was a stablehand who was young in age and had grubby clothes on. he said the lad even though scruffy was handsome and popular. Chris then stated he felt that the stablehand had been strangled close by. finally before moving upstairs chris felt prostitutes had frequented the location generations before.
Upstairs in the back area of the pub chris picked up on a lady who was aged late 70s early 80s. He said the lady suffered from problems to her chest. He felt a pressure to the side of his head. The names esther/estelle came to his mind but wasn’t sure why. We moved to another room where chris received the name Shirley and felt a white terrrier would have been there in times before. he said the lady he could see wore a pink top and pink trousers and was a nice woman.
Finally chris said he felt nothing malicious was present in the pub and it had a good atmosphere .
The investigation of the thatched house was very enjoyable. the guests asked a lot of good questions to the team and took an active part in the investigation. Nothing was caught on evp and the trigger objects remained unmoved but by far the best evidence involved eye witness accounts. The happenings in the cellar were very interesting. The camera turning off, thumping on the barrel and the doors opening were good evidence for two reasons.1 on attempting to replicate it was found impossible to do.2 more than one person witnessing the occurrences which gives the evidence more creditability. Also when the guests used the planchette and the glass they seemed to have some success.these instances we leave to the people involved to make there own conclusions as to what they experienced and to debate.
A mediums ability is genuinely down to a persons beliefs. We as a team have a open mind and it is up to who reads this report to have their own conclusions. THE MEDIUM WAS NOT GIVEN ANY INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE NIGHTS EVENTS. what was interesting was that he talked about horse and coaches which is something we were informed about by angela and he picked up on a lady with chest problems which also angela had mentioned in the upstairs area. To conclude due to the cellar experiences and the personal experiences of the people who frequent the thatched house s.p.I believe paranormal activity is present and we thank angela and the people present for their hospitality