First big invo for the team of this season, here we are back again with our old friends at Havenstreet Steam Railway – this time it’s a new team, with a guest medium Amunet along with us. To cut a long story short, the first 2 hours of the investigation, didn’t really come to any fruitation – until we entered the Train Story Museum. If you’ve never been before, it is quite a place – packed with Engines and Carriages, many of which you can enter. It’s here that before we have witnessed things previously – such as the ‘little girl’ spirit seen running at the end of the platform, and the feeling of dizziness and dread from a baggage wagon.
Steve one of our most experienced team members has come into harm by an unseen energy before in this museum – something quite forcibly scratched the top of his hand, understandably he is now always on his guard around the area. With the team assembling in the entrance, Amunet and John both picked up on a strong energy swirl – Derek , (IW Steam Railway Director) – reached over to my ear and whispered that there’s been a lot of unexplained ‘going’s on’ lately!
With Marie, John & Amunet – finding strong residual energy in the first carriage we come across, the rest of the team made themselves at home in one of the more graceful carriages further along the platform.
Using their spiritual gifts, they had detected a chair that contained quite a powerful spirit energy of a Victorian gentleman – A tall and proud man, with a cane and top hat. With SarahJayne taking her place on the seat, she immediately felt her features change – a transfiguration! Over the course of the next few minutes, they took it in turn to witness this remarkable abnormality for themselves – while the energy remained firm. Into the second side of the museum, all but 2 of the team had made their way to the top end of the concourse, leaving Steve and Maria down the far end.
It was then that they both noticed that someone was walking up the side of the train!
Steve could see his head, Maria noticing his feet from underneath the carriages – thing is.. there’s no one but ourselves in the museum! – Steve ran round the other side of the train as fast as he could, but as always – our ghostly visitor was nowhere to be seen! He later inquired with Amunet what her thoughts on it was – she scanned the area, homing in on an image and the energies.
Apparently he’s dressed in old style traveler clothing – perhaps a local gypsy, no way connected to the railway or its history. Quite why this spirit is here, we do not know – however I’m told he is desperately searching for something that is lost! Although this whole episode was not caught on the team cameras, it is hoped that our ghostly visitor ‘may’ have been caught on the railways CCTV – we await confirmation on this!!
All photos and media remain (c) 2016 – Myths Investigations & Roger J Millward
Wow what an evening – we had a great time hosting our second Public Investigation at Havenstreet, the weather was kind to us which really helped set the scene for our guests. Two groups were running on the evening, with all the more experienced ‘veteran’ ghosting hunting guests in one group headed by Steve, Paul & Karin – with Janis and John leading group two, with a focus more on experiments and equipment. Team member Roger doing what he does best, taking the fantastic pictures you can see on this very page.
The night began with yours truly (Paul) – doing a quick crash course presentation in ghost hunting techniques and discoveries from past investigations at the Railway. With the General Manager of the Railway taking part – and our two regular railway staff assistants onhand – we had to make sure everything was correct and in place for the night ahead.
With the late news of a completely new location for us – the signal box, our hopes were high that it was to be an active investigation. As the night progressed spirits started to come through, some we were aware of – others not so. Group 2 had quite an encounter with our regular spirit youngster while partaking in a little glass divination. Group 1 seemed to picking up more and more on WW2 connections, could this be down to the new open wagon that had previously seen service during the war?
It should be noted that the more investigations we perform at the railway, the more connected we feel – and consequently more information for the overall story is formed.
As the night went on, it was clear that WW2 was alive and playing out – 3 of our guests partaking in an automatic writing session had written morse code! – as with our investigation the month before, it seems there’s a change taking place at the railway.. something quite extraordinary is starting to take shape. Personally I have a feeling that there’s going to be a time slip – and replay of a past event. What were once spirits of the railway are moving over to echo’s of war time.
With soldiers said to be stationed in the surrounding area at Havenstreet (used as a holding area) – its not surprising to find that the area – with all the emotions of past – has somehow been recorded into the very ground. On 2 occasions now – Janis has witnessed a small huddle of ghostly soldiers watching her from the railway track opposite. This link between past and present – needs to be looked into in more detail, we hope to continue our investigations at Havenstreet in 2016 – and to be honest.. we just can’t wait!
Many thanks to our guests for what we hope was an enjoyable evening, and the Staff at Havenstreet for their continued support & friendship. Would you like to investigate Havenstreet with us? – we will be offering more dates for our very popular Public Investigations in early 2016. Please see our website for full details: www.mythsinvestigations.co.uk
As always, many thanks to the team – especially Roger Millward for the amazing photography shots.
Being a Ghost Hunter myself I can relate to most of his experiences.Just about every major location and past mainstream paranormal investigation is mentioned at one stage or another – including The Enfield Poltergeist and quizzing a local Ghost Invo team on their thoughts of the TV show Most Haunted! (it did raise a chuckle of two with me.. hehe) And it’s not just based on UK investigations either as Will travels to America to deal with a rather nasty possession. But its not all doom and gloom as you’ll find the pace fast and the wit fresh – all in all, a very good entertaining read, even if you have no personal experiences of ghosts or ghost hunting. With it also being available on Kindle as well as paperback, you have no reason to pass this up! Recommended! – Click HERE for the Amazon Book Page
Steve: For me its about the feedback from each other during the invo, the knowing that we are getting the same response on what we find, making it a very positive and worthwhile result.
Janis: Dimbola seeing the little girl playing in the door way, and running over to see Karin. Also nice and not so pleasant passing her over to her mother which we did at the end of the night, it really took it out of me!
John: Havenstreet Steam Railway, the night I saw the little girl down the end of the platform, later in the evening both Jan and I were left gifts of a feather each in a carriage.
Karin: Jumping aboard the train at Havenstreet in which Queen Victoria was said to have travelled with her Albert. On stepping through the door, I immediately felt uncomfortable and had to vacate that area. It was confirmed that there was angry spirit gentleman inside that disliked the fact that I, a woman, had entered his first class cabin. It was only when the Railway personnel accompanying us stated that he had upgraded our tickets that he calmed down.
Paul: Hmm.. hard choice – For me it was watching my wife channelling the energy of a rather angry train driver at Havenstreet, at one stage very nearly being ‘launched’ from an engine cab. However a close second has to be the passing of the little girl at Dimbola, first time the team collectively have had to do it, not nice watching my wife shaking uncontrollably as she’s trying to hold a bad energy back from the girl, but the team did it – they passed her over – a true professional team working together – I even had a few tears at one stage.
August 2014 saw us take on another team member-in-training Roger, with Marie taking the step up to investigator! – This month we’ve finally started to launch the Myths Training Programme, a chance for any would-be team members to train and learn with us. Head over to our Myths Investigations Website for full details. – Think that’s just about it!.. only one thing left to say.. Thankyou for supporting us over the last year, we wish you all Health, Luck and Happiness in 2015 – see you next year!
Many thanks to everyone that supported us during the night – including our friends and family members who had given up their time to help marshal our guests for the evening, keeping everyone safe – making this event such a happy success.
Sidenote: It was great to see my Dad able to come and offer up his ‘marshalling’ services, a week after finishing chemotherapy, we all love you Dad!
Quick shout-out for our official website: www.mythsinvestigations.co.uk
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Plenty of Ghost Encounters to keep you busy till NEXT Halloween! 😉
Time for us to strap on the proton-packs once more, as we head back to the very spooky Isle of Wight Steam Railway, for part 2 of our ongoing investigations..
The Surrounding Grounds
The evening began with an investigation of the field and grounds at Havenstreet Steam Railway, With the usual Myths Team onhand – and Derek Bishop from the Management Team accompanying us – we expected the railway to deliver an interesting, and hopefully active evening.
With Janis and John trying to trace out any water flows & pockets under the field with a dowsing pendant – Myself (Paul) and Steve headed for the wooded area. Almost immediately, Steve stopped me.. “Can you feel that?” – nope sorry Steve, that’s why I’m known as the psychic brick!
Steve could feel a flow of energy running along the ground, using his pendant he was able to trace out a section of ground that seemed to be pulsing with energy. Interestingly it was heading off in the direction towards the Train Story museum. Could it be that he has stumbled upon a ley-line!? (faultlines within the earth of natural energy)
Train Story Museum
Time to move on.. Train Story Museum.. although a new building, the artifacts it contained could well be a trigger for some of the more unusual activity that has been reported. Upon entering the main doors into the mockup station, we all remarked on the odd feeling that was now running through us. (even me!) – All the hairs on my arms and legs were standing to attention, it was a though I had just been statically charged!
All the Team included Derek, remarked that we felt quite ‘unwelcome’ – was something trying to force us out from uncovering the truth? As we later learned John, our Reiki Master – was focused on something else, further down the platform he could see what looked like a young girl in spirit form running between the railings! Although the image only lasted a few seconds, it was quite a surprise. Could it have been the young girl Janis had picked up on the last time we investigated the main office areas?
Janis felt drawn to a nearby carriage, with John, Steve and Marie in tow – they made themselves comfortable. Time to try the ‘Ovilus’ – a ghost investigating device that can react to the energy levels around it – and form words. It has to be said that for most of the time it can spit out totally random words.. however if you look deeper into it.. there must be ‘something’ around it to trigger the words in the first place!
(Dimbola Lodge was the exception to the rule.. with a whole batch of connecting words – but then thats a story for another day!)
What slowly formed over the next few minutes with the Ovilus and Jan’s medium skills was a tragic story involving a young woman. (who has been heard and seen on occasion walking the main Havenstreet platform) – It seemed she was ‘attached’ to the carriage – a reply in time. With the energy of the woman starting to fade, we headed out to the platform and further down the line of carriages and rolling stock.
Something had caught Steve’s eye, what looked like a bright white light could be seen at shoulder height, moving rapidly around the same position that John had reported the little girl.
Off he shot to investigate… however not getting as far as he wanted! Looking down to the sharp pain he now sensed, he had a cut forming on the top of his hand – so much so, that blood was starting to seep through it. Whatever it was, I’m told it was quite painful, and felt as though it was more of a burn than a cut. But how did it happen? I had filmed the last 10 minutes of our investigation, at no point had Steve injured himself.
John our Reiki Master administered some ‘Healing’ energy to the area. He felt he could sense that ‘someone’ had hit his hand with a large long stick! It was then that we noticed the heavy goods- wagon next door to us, we entered – feeling drawn to it.
Almost immediately the sensitive members of the Team, felt sick and dizzy. Try as we might we just couldn’t come up with any answers for it. It must be noted that the museum contains a lot of secondhand cases, donated from various sources to give the museum the ambience of a busy station. Could it be these that are creating the odd swirling energy? Perhaps even a spooky visitor or two, checking up on their personal property.
Try as we might we just couldn’t come up with any answers, although the team were picking up on bits here and there of the tangled stories they held – our equipment remained pretty quiet throughout the whole time we used it in the museum. Our next port of call was the shop, however unfortunately no activity was reported. A fleeting visit to the staff house above – resulted in the feeling that ‘something’ liked to walk from the frontdoor, up the stairs – to the window in the staff room. Perhaps this had something to do with the spooky shadow that has been seen peering down at the staff and visitors below.
There’s no doubt about it, Havenstreet is certainly alive with energy – even the engines have a life of their own, these old hissing iron-giants have run through the station for many years, and will undoubtedly do so for years to come. However – keep your wits about you.. for I’m sure not everything is as it first may seem!
But the Myths Team isn’t finished with the Railway just yet, we feel there are plenty more spooky locations left for us to investigate. For the first time ever this Halloween, the Railway will be opening its doors at night! – Our team will be onhand giving guided tours and sharing spooky information on all our findings. (Hopefully we will see you there)
Many thanks to the Steam Railway Staff and Management for their kind cooperation with our investigation.