What an extraordinary night at Warwick Castle last night!
This was my first event at Warwick and I was really fired up for it but getting there was a challenge in itself and I found myself driving around and around until I eventually saw Philip Solomon’s car ahead of me – if anyone would know the way it’d be Philip!! But we ended up down a dead end in a housing estate completely lost!! Thanks to the two Aylesbury girls for rescuing us and showing us the way!
Once we got started, Craig led the group on a walk around at this fabulous location on a lovely starry moonlit night, with myself and Brad at the rear. We soon ended up in the old gaol/dungeon and after some history from Craig the group made their way back out. Myself and Brad saw a flash of light in the oubliette which we assumed to be torch light, so moved to the alcove to round up this guest straggler. As I approached I heard a shuffle of feet and I looked into the alcove fully expecting to see one of the guests…but there was nobody there!! Exit stage left sharpish with brown trousers!! What confirmed this occurrence however was my EMF, which recorded a 5.2mg spike within the oubliette at that very moment – fascinating!
After Philips impressive Medium walk around of the location, the guests were treated to a demonstration of his Mediumship abilities where he linked personally to members of the group. During this time, Brad and I wandered the castle taking some full spectrum pictures. The Kingmaker rooms were particularly creepy – if I get anything on camera I’ll post them.
The guests had an hour to explore the castle and conduct their own investigations and myself and Brad accompanied a small group into the tower where we conducted a watch and wait vigil. We started to hear knocking that seemed to come from the floor under guest Terry’s feet. As more guests joined us, so more weird occurrences were experienced. The knocking became louder, I had a breath on my neck who I thought was guest Craig at first which he firmly denied and many others had tingling, cobwebbing, breaths on their face and one of the girls was even prodded in the shoulder. Shadows were also seen as well some lights – interesting stuff.
For the vigils, I volunteered for the gaol/dungeon with the Ouija board. We formed a circle and did some quick energy work and I called out for the spirits to show us sign and to make a noise. I heard a familiar ticking type noise which I identified instantly as being my wooden planchette trying to move on the wooden board!! Amazing! It was trying to move by itself – never experienced this before and I couldn’t contain a nervous gulp! Joining the board, we got an instant reaction with planchette moving strongly and with pace around the board and responding to questioning and we determined it was the jailor, John Bryant and he was not in a good mood! He was especially not impressed with me or with guest Kath who had encountered him before on a previous event. Many experienced cold drafts and feelings of a presence as I continued to wind him up, daring him to push me over. Suddenly, the lady (Karen? Sorry, I can’t remember your name ) stood next to me staggered and fell into the man standing next to her! She later told me that she had had a definite push to her face! As a finale with the first group, we asked for John to move the chain cage hanging from the ceiling…which he did!!! Excellent work from this group with some brilliant action.
The jailor made himself know to the next group but the energy was weaker and I couldn’t get him to bite as I did with last group but we get movement on the board.
After a short break, I led the last group into dark of the gaol. We did quick energy work but it’d all gone very quiet. We joined the board and all the torches were put to darkness. After agonising minutes of inactivity, the planchette sprang to life moving with strength around the board and spelling out the name of guest Julie! I stepped back and allowed the Julie to take control to ascertain who this spirit was. Julie did great work identifying the spirit as that of her grandfather, asking him personal questions that only the spirit would know – the answers were just stunning. Julie’s grandfather conveyed a cryptic message involving a young relative named James and James’ father, Mark. Scott and Julie, if you get anything from the messages you received I’d be really interested in hearing about it – amazing stuff. A relative of Scott’s then came through which proved just as interesting but then John the Jailor stepped back into play and sent the board into mayhem! I’ve never seen a planchette move with such speed and violence before – it was incredible to witness – the board actually moved at one point and nearly came off the table. Excellent stuff!
The end of night mass séance in the gaol was interesting – there were knockings on the table and Host Craig and guest Kath were being pushed back and forth and kept giggling uncontrollably and many had drafts around them.
Really enjoyed my first time at Warwick, some really excellent and fascinating results. Brilliant work from the guests; thank you for you patience when things went quiet but I reckon everyone got something from the night in one way or another. Special thanks to Host Craig and to Medium Philip Solomon; fabulous as always.
See you in the dark on the next one…