All posts tagged Monk

Bilsington Priory. Kent

Bilsington Priory Kent

The remains of a 13th century Priory, are haunted by Augustinian Monks who once worshipped at the Priory. 70 years ago Mr and Mrs Joseph Conrad were out for a drive in their pony and trap one autumn evening.

On there trip the pony cast a shoe and upon stopping near the site of Bilsington Priory Mrs Conrad had first hand experience of the Monstatic apparition:

“Suddenly I heard a terrified whimper from the dog. As I gazed at the opposite wall, which seemed to dissolve before my eyes, the room was filled with a choking dust and gritty fog, and through the haze I saw a long procession of habited monks. Slowly they passed along a hidden flight of steps, their wooden patterns sounding in ghostly rhythm as they climbed.”

Visit Bilsington Priory

Update: Feb 8, 2018 – Marc Weston

Paranormal Investigation at Bilsington Priory

During an advertised event at this venue, late last summer, whilst convening a séance session on the upper floor level of the tower area, heavy booted footsteps were heard climbing the stone staircase, leading to the room my group was operating in.

Assuming it was one of the owners of the property, who had engaged in other activities during the event, I went to the head of the stairs to advise whoever was approaching, we were involved in some intense activity to discover absolutely no one present. All of the accompanying team and guests in the room had all witnessed the audible and were somewhat perplexed to learn from me that there was no one there.

Later in the evening, whilst engaged in a geo portal box session and filming with my SLS camera equipment in the chapel area itself, similar noises were heard once again, this time transiting the main staircase leading from the entrance hall to the first floor. A small group of guests gathered at the head of the staircase, watching with amazement, the “evidence” illustrated on the camera system suggesting two ethereal figures were present and moving around literally feet away, an elderly male guest suddenly yelled out and crumpled onto the floor advising he had been both punched from behind and kicked in his calf area causing him to fold over and kneel down to recuperate.

The geo portal box itself produced several interesting responses and random phrases which developed into an intelligent series of responses associated with one of the guests present indicating a possible link to a recently deceased relative. The details were quite perplexing as the information imparted related directly to this individual who quickly verified the content as both interesting and accurate. Strangely enough, simultaneously, the Ovilus IV unit, also being utilised, confirmed similar wording to that being emitted from the geo portal unit.

A separate group, situated in a rear room on the first floor off of the aforementioned chapel area, physically engaged in an active EVP session, reported strange activity during this evolution with physical touching. The resulting digital recording evidence produced manic knocking, totally unheard by either group in these areas, suggesting poltergeist activity. A female guest was heard to comment on the “noises” on the resulting recording dismissing the same as “someone messing about” which was definitely NOT the case!

The surrounding grounds provided extremely strange sensations, allegedly associated with a female who drowned in the pond adjacent to the building, resulting in a reluctance from guests and team alike to venture into this area alone.

All in all a venue with definite activity and responsible for inordinate amounts of EVP on every occasion I have had the opportunity to investigate there. A long awaited return to the venue is imminent and we all look forward to experiencing yet more paranormal activity.

Marc Weston – Paranormal Researcher of over forty years

The Bell Hotel.Thetford, Norfolk

Some ghost sightings include one of an ex-landlady and a hooded monk...

Some ghost sightings include one of an ex-landlady and a hooded monk… Continue reading →

Blackfriars Priory. Gloucester

A massive Dominican priory complex built in 1239 with a church, and east and south cloister range and a study dormer

‘A massive Dominican priory complex built in 1239 with a church, and east and south cloister range and a study dormer’ (Department of the Environment description).

In the last ten years restoration work has been carried out, and a dungeon uncovered containing the remains of a young child. This discovery is often linked to sighting of a ghost monk. The monk is seen warring a black habit, and walking amongst the ruins. Staff members on the sight, have reported doors `mysteriously locking themselves`, and several have seen the ghostly monk near the site of the dungeon.

St Bartholomew Church. London

Heralded as the most haunted church in London. The Norman church is situated in Smithfield, near to a site where hundreds of people had been executed.

Heralded as the most haunted church in London. The Norman church is situated in Smithfield, near to a site where hundreds of people had been executed.

Tortured cries have been heard in the church and are thought to be the ghostly cries of a priest who was burnt alive in an iron cage during the reign of Henry VIII. A twelfth century monk called Rahere also haunts the area around his tomb.

Stockbridge Bypass. Sheffield

The bypass near Stockbridge is haunted by a ghost that jumps into cars.

The bypass near Stockbridge is haunted by a ghost that jumps into cars. He has caused a number of accidents and crashes on this stretch of road resulting in at least eight deaths and eighteen seriously hurt.

Its been described as the Killer Road in recent years. Originally part of the aborted M67 Trans Pennine Motorway, it was downgraded to a dual carriageway and then to its present format of a single carriageway with crawler lanes.

Continue reading →