“Thanks for a great nite last nite some very good evidence on my first Ghost Hunt”
I knew that this venue was going to be active but I had no Idea just how active!
in a past investigation of the working mens club flat done privately a few months back we experienced footsteps in empty rooms and disorientation in certain team members. There was also rapping and good communications through the ghost box.
This time we were in the main building.
We started in the billiard room, probably the most active room in the house. After protection was laid down I called to any spirits present to interact with us and let themselves be known in any way possible. Almost straight away one of our more sceptical investigators began to feel unusually hot, (It was a hot evening, but a quick temperature check around him confirmed that area of the room was warmer then the ambient temperature.)
Next, barely a minute later, two of our guests in another part of the room felt pressure on their shoulders, as if someone was leaning between them to get a better look.
Then we noticed something more physical. The ceiling fan, which was turned off was moving in small, short jerks. The manager of the WMC confirmed that when it’s off it just doesn’t move like that, also if there was any power going through it, it would have swung in the opposite direction. This was very exciting as physical phenomena is quite rare at events of this nature, and it just proves you never know what you’ll get.
Moving on to the ghost box, we made contact with a spirit called “Andy” who was generally talkative, but didn’t give much more than yes/no/hello type responses. We were given a couple of other names as well, including “Neal” and “Wesley” both of which were names on a board of members in display at the main bar, we found out later.
A real highlight came during this section as “Andy” complained about the light, asking me to switch the torch off I was holding to illuminate the ghost box. I did this and put the torch on the table next to the box in the middle of the room. About 10 minutes later the torch switched on by itself! I asked the spirits to switch it off again and on once more, it complied both times! All this happened in the first hour and a half of the evening!
Next we went upstairs to one of the function rooms. I honestly didn’t expect to get much from this room, as if felt clinical and empty. However we heard rapping, knockings and footsteps where nobody was moving, and at one point we all clearly heard the emergency exit door catch rattle.
Using the Ouija board produced little movement in the glass, but several guests began to be affected with headaches, and at one point our psychic, Lynne Taylor had to leave quickly as she was having difficulty breathing! Lynne felt we had made contact with something unpleasant, so to be on the safe side we banished it.
A second attempt on the board later produced another interesting result. Looking at the reflection of the group around the Ouija board both myself and a guest counted seven people when there was in fact only six.
At midnight we moved into the main bar. Starting with the Ouija board, we were given the letters PAL. but nothing more. We couldn’t think of a name beginning with these letters, and so assumed he was just being friendly! However the manager informed us afterwards that the letters were actually the initials of a funeral directors that was on that site many years ago.
I then lead groups of four down into the cellar under the bar, were the ghost box produced the name “George”, apparently the staff nickname for the ghost there is also George, a fact I was unaware of at the beginning of the evening!
Finally we had a ghost box session in the main bar, and picked up lots of names of former club members- some who died recently! The staff of the club were on hand to validate each name, and even ask questions to confirm they were who they said they were. One staff member asked what music a certain member liked, and got a quick response of “Elvis” which happened to be the right answer!
All in all I feel that Irchester Working Mens Club is one of the best venues I have investigated to date, there was a strong flow of activity, and the spirits seemed to be happy to play with us and interact.
I want to give a big thank you to the club management for allowing me to hold the event, and hopefully we will be arranging another date there soon!