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.
Summer this year has been quite taxing, as you’ve no doubt seen – we’ve been working in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, in preparation for our Halloween Special at the Railway.
But it doesn’t quite finish there for us, as we will be packing the cases up – and enjoying a winter crossing on the car ferry (ohhh joy) – ready for another mainland investigation location with another well-known team. Myth’s has grown in size too..
Marie our ‘Investigator in Training’ has earned her strips, and we welcome the new teaboy Roger Millward! (milk, 1 sugar please!) – Roger has already impressed us this year with his amazing photography.
Its nice to see ‘Myths Investigations’ has settled in with very nearly 2000 likes from all you guys! – thankyou.
With Halloween fast approaching.. best we get to it.. another update soon.
It’s been quite a Season already for us, and its far from being over just yet!
We started the year with 2 big locations, one of which resulted with us working with the IW Steam Railway throughout the year on a longterm project (hopefully an announcement soon) – the other, the spooky Hellfire Caves. Then of course we have the local investigations that go on, which aren’t often reported by us.. its all go!
After taking a little break during July to catchup with ourselves – and a rebrand to ‘Myths Investigations’ – followed by a launch of our new Facebook Fan Page – you can see it never stops.
But now.. August – we are back in the field.. well.. ok.. not a field as such.. spooky places! – We’ve got a whole host of new locations ready and waiting for us, including some big investigations that are sure to test us.
Many thanks for the inquiries into the ‘Open Invo’ – unfortunately its now completely filled up.. even though I never got as far as putting the full advert details out! With that in mind – we will be opening our doors again very soon, keep your eyes peeled for info on that soon.
Can witches melt in sunlight? – think Janis is putting that theory to the test at the moment, shouldn’t moan though – its not often we get extended good weather like this, perfect weather for late night walks and testing out the stone-tape theory. (recordings in time) – As for myself – I’m hoping to update the website very soon with some new articles and stories.
I’m trying my hardest to get Myth’s a huge blowout investigation for the end of the season, going to cost a lot of money to hire – but ohhh yeahhh – it will be worth it! .. Right.. time to stop writing.. and start melting again – stay safe everyone! – Paul. 😉
Last weekend saw us take part in a good investigation at the Hellfire Caves, both above ground (Heaven) and below (Hell). Lovely to work with another professional team, between the two of us we’ve captured some amazing results, and have the footage to show for it – which I hope to get out very soon.
Everyone in the team stepped up to the plate and managed to push the energies of the caves to its very limits. And so we move on.. with a number of investigations already waiting in the wings – this season is turning into our best yet!
In 2009 we produced a DVD featuring a local hotspot, we gave copies to all the charity shops in the area – telling them to charge whatever they wanted for it. It was never my intention to make any money from it – but to give something back to the people and places that supported us. Eventually a copy of the investigation ended up being shown on SKY TV’s Paranormal channel, really strange feeling watching something you put together with an ASDA commercial in it – a surreal moment!
One of the busiest weeks ahead for us for quite sometime.. 2 Investigations – one in West Wycombe.. 2 meetings – one with a board of Directors (hopefully can finally reveal what we’ve been working on!).. all in the space of the next 7 days!
Ohhh… and a certain publisher has 2 of my articles for mainstream publication!
Thankyou to everyone that’s been supporting us in the nominations, we have moved up in rankings from 130 to the top 40’s! .. Quite a feat considering we are battling with other paranormal websites from around the world.
Guys, our website – www.spookythings.co.uk.. is up for a nomination, could you please help us just by visiting our site!? Even if only for a minute – it will count towards the final total ranking…
Share the link, help an Isle of Wight website to get the recognition it deserves, and greatly help us out, thank you! 🙂
Been an interesting weekend, just the usual.. mow the lawn, take a long walk with the family.. oh.. and get attacked by a spirit!
Yeap, we had a nastie that was hell bent on taking us down one at a time, and very nearly did. This ghostie – a very strong energy liked to use the energies contained in the building to gain strength and terrorize anyone that dared to stay, including.. children!
A little investigation was called for, a battle of wills – a few punches by him to some of the team, and a few directed back at him by our spiritual members – I think resulted in a 1-1 draw!
Full investigation write up to follow soon.. including some amazing film footage, of what happens when two experienced energy workers (from the team) – fight back, and actually manage to contain it to one space.
Have you heard of a computer game that goes by the name of Daylight? no? – read on!
Computer games can be a great thing, they don’t have to suck the life out of you.. they can challenge your mind – and sometimes even scare the living &^%* out of you!
This is one of the those games, although its been out on PS and Xbox for quite a while, it has yet to hit PC – in about 2 hours to be exact. But what is it? wellll.. just imagine this..
You’ve found yourself inside a HUGE abandoned hospital, you’ve no idea where you currently are or how your going to get out. The only light you have is from your mobile phone, you fish it out.. turn on the light app we all have – now to find your way out! thing is.. its haunted!
This game has been crafted to affect the senses at every opportunity, small subtle sound effects and clever shadow programming make this your own personal horror film.
They say you need to sit in the dark while playing this, with headphones on – and this weekend I plan to do just that! – I’ll let you know how I get on..
For anyone wanting a slice of this nightmare, you can find it on the PC STEAM gaming platform for £11.99..
Let the fun begin!
Living in an old house, you end up being part of its history – since uncovering the fireplace in the living room, we took the bold step of leaving the old Victorian soot and scorch-marks around the opening..
Even the plastered walls sometimes come alive, containing a huge amount of lime and other bits and pieces from the time period – (depending on the atmosphere,) can actually effect the condition of the walls. Cold and solid one day, moist and soft the next, its just something you learn to live with.
It’s not surprising to know that most old houses have some sort of ghostly resident attached to them, pot luck if you find one that is fine about you ‘sharing’ the house with them. Our own house is no different – there is a certain feeling to it, nothing to be afraid of.. but I do think its got quite a story to tell.
From the ‘shadowman’ I’ve seen twice now downstairs – quite a well built gentleman, with large shoulders – possibily wearing a suit, to the unexplainable ‘ball’ of energy I’ve witnessed in the bathroom. Forget your orb’s people! I’ve seen the real deal.. huge like a beachball, with a orange pulsing moving surface –it completely lit up the kitchen and then the small hall as it came towards me. Frightened no.. strange VERY!
I believe I’m quite ‘charmed’ when it comes to the ghosties –I’ve always had a connection with spiritual people throughout my life, even as a young child. But that’s not to say I knew who or what these people were about. I think I have some spiritual protectors that pay me a visit from time-to-time, I’m also married to a very gifted spiritual woman.
But getting back to the story… It’s Tuesday night around 3am, I’ve woken to the sound of ‘something’ coming from the house. Listening carefully, I’m trying to work out if its ‘someone’ possibly walking about and moving things – (in which case I need to find the ‘welcoming stick’ under my bed) – or does it sound like one of the kids? Or even the cat.
Strange noise, something’s softly clanking.. doesn’t sound like its moving around – Hmmm.. no cat at the end of the bed – possible! Could it be my teenage daughter once again talking to friends on the internet? Or has she left something on? – wouldn’t be the first time. Wind’s getting up.. perhaps something outside is tapping against the wall somewhere. (hanging basket, tv aerial cable etc)
Better ‘man up’ – find out.. Don’t think its Chloe, but will sneak out just to catch her out.. Opening the bedroom door, I notice a small white flash from the ceiling area above the stairs.. ‘ohh lightening!’ – I surmise.. waiting for a rumble. Second or so later.. it does it again, I peak back into the bedroom.. nope, no sign of a storm.. or for that matter the rumble of thunder, so its not a reflection through the curtains from outside – nor is it a car from the driveway opposite.
So I’m stood there in the hallway.. trying to work ot where the sound is coming from – just couldn’t work it out, for a minute it sounds like its coming from the roof – not in the loft.. but the ceiling above me. Weird!
I noticed the little ‘springy man’ on the bookcase behind me, its moving –but it’s only doing that because I’m standing on the carpet which its sat ontop of, doesn’t take much to get it moving. Although once it starts to move – it carry’s on going till the motion of the spring is spent, the noise was quite similar to what I was hearing. (although it didn’t bounce about) – think of one of those nodding-dogs you put on dashboards, similar to that.
I checked on Chloe, nope –fast asleep (GOOD JOB CHLOE!) – checked the boy, then the rest of the house. Everything in place.. cat sleeping on my chair AGAIN!. Couldn’t find any answers.. the noise had stopped, so I got back into bed – didn’t hear anything more after that.
Now I’m not saying I’m totally convinced it was a ghostie, I was half asleep at the time.. and maybe just maybe the flash had been my eyes focussing. All –in–all.. Weird.. very weird!