Ghost Hunt The Royal Court Theatre,
Bacup Nr. Manchester
BACUP INVESTIGATION 9th June 2007
Crew - Nicky, Vicky, Ian, Trudy, Jim, Jim, Judy, Danny
The team turned up with excited anticipation hoping that we would see just as exciting stuff as the last time. The theatre DID NOT disappoint. Within seconds of going into the building my arm started to burn up bright red whilst trying to catch my breath with heart palpitations. I felt like I was sunburnt and as though I had been in a fire.
As I said this both Trudy and Danny, one of the bacup staff, heard TRUDY spoken loudly by a spirit person using direct voice as there was no one else standing there! Trudy and Vicky poppedoff to the ladies and came back with more than they bargained for. Trudy had deep scratches swelling into welt marks on her back, she explained that she just went into the cubicle and felt a massive sting. See Photo.
Minutes later, Vicky then got pinched on her arm, again this was photographed. Wow, we had only been there five minutes. I didn't sense this as nasty energy, I believe that they were as excited as us and just a bit too enthusiastic with their energies.
When I returned to the loo with a pendulum it shuddered and swung like crazy in one of the cubicles. A very strong energy was present.
After a cuppa we then went to the main stall area in the heart of the theatre. After about ten minutes we all were experiencing freezing cold blasts, a dark figure walked right up to Trudy and really startled her, I then saw the black form drift past me towards Jim. He then sensed someone sitting next to him as his right hand side was freezing. We also heard male voices talking and music playing as well as singing. Obviously residual energy from all of the theatre shows.
This part for me is the most daunting of all the areas as you are sitting in total darkness absolutely aware that you have spirit energies sitting behind you walking through you and in front of you. Not for the faint hearted. Remember there are no windows in the whole building, when it's 'lights out' it is PITCH BLACK.
We then wandered through the various rooms where we were delighted with taps, bangs, metallic objects being thrown, massive freezing temperature blasts and fantastic orb phenomena.
The absolute icing was the second half when we decided to do table tipping on the main stage area. The table was having difficulty gaining energy so we decided to have a séance instead to raise the energies.
Within a few minutes, Ian started to channel a number of spirit people. I have to say I have never seen such clear transfiguration on a human face before. You could clearly see a fat moustached man, a slim faced handsome man, an even younger faced man and a woman.
When I spoke with the young man, I ascertained from the energy flow that he had been homosexual and in deep pain because of his secret, tears flowed from Ian's eyes, I asked him if he had ever found true love, as I did this Judy remarked about a light and energy build up further back stage behind Ian. Vicky then saw a massive light globe and then all of us saw a glowing blue, white energy flow from behind Ian and over his head. I can only describe it as the top half of a torso, head and outstretched arms. Everyone gasped. Vicky and I ducked because it
looked like it was heading straight for us! It then drifted into the middle of the air over the front stalls and disappeared. We were aware that there were birds that nested in the rafters way above the stage. However, 1. There was absolutely no sound whatsoever as the figure glided over us. 2. It must have been an albatross as the wingspan was massive! 3. If it had been a bird, it would have had to fly back towards us to get back up the vertical curtains and props 3. The management have never seen birds fly down vertically and around the stage, especially at night 4. Birds do not glow bright blue and white 5. Birds do not disappear into thin air in front of your eyes 5. We weren't aware if birds can fly in the pitch black and could see where they were going.
My thought? I know when I see spirit energy; the rush as it flew over us was unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it.
As this happened the table then started to shudder and gain an extreme amount of energy. Within seconds it was walking, launching itself across the stage especially after Trudy identified the name of one of the main resident spirits. The power behind that table was unbelievable; it desperately tried to levitate upwards and managed to have all legs off the floor in short intervals.
As this was happening, I then felt a sharp sting to my leg.
I looked down along with a few other people who had seen something fly at my leg. I picked it up and was amazed to see it was a lump of spirit sage.
I had placed a bit into my bra, (Had no pockets!) in case I had to light any throughout the evening. I checked, it was gone. The sage had approved from my underwear and been thrown at my leg from a distance.
As ever the sceptic, I checked. I had three layers of tops, one tucked into my jeans, and an elasticated fleece zipped up to my neck. I was physically impossible for the sage to drop out. I asked if it should be lit the table banged loudly. So that's what we did, we cleansed the stage.
Later, as we walked down the steps from the stage, we then noticed that a chair seat in the front row had been put down. We definitely checked the seats regularly to see that all were upright, so this was unexplainable and almost certainly paranormal! In front of this seat later was a five pence piece; this had not been there at all as we would have noticed it when checking the seat. I asked Jim if there had been money found before, he stated that it happened all the time that money is found on stage and in front of the front row seats. Great apport, especially being money! We then all camped out in the theatre foyer; just before we were due to go to sleep I sensed an energy over by Ian. As you can see I captured an impressive orb, (first stage of spirit manifestation) the photo before shows it manifesting its energy next to Ian's bed. Great stuff!
So even at rest they still drew near. We slept with the lights on! In the morning we again had a fantastic table tipping session with unbelievable energy throwing the table all over the stage. Another photo also shows a second orb that I caught flashing across from the curtain area travelling to the right of the stage.
After an exciting yet draining weekend we reluctantly left this fantastic building knowing that we would be returning soon, ready for the next chapter!
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