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CASE FILE #9: BREAN DOWN FORT, BREAN

Haunted Brean Down Fort
BREAN DOWN FORT

Our analysis of the evidence collected at Brean Down Fort is now complete and we are very excited to present what we believe to be our most compelling/controversial evidence to date!

 

View the footage below or continue to read on for detailed investigation analysis:


BREAN DOWN FORT: TORCH COMMUNICATION [Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research]
WATCH OUR TORCH TURN ON/OFF SEEMINGLY ON COMMAND …

 

BREAN DOWN FORT: AUDIO EVIDENCE [Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research]
LISTEN TO A COMPILATION OF AUDIO EVIDENCE FROM THE LOCATION …

 

BREAN DOWN FORT: SPARKLE CAPTURE [Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research]
LOOK AT AN INTERESTING SPARKLE OF LIGHT CAUGHT ON LOCATION …

 

Before we jump into the detail Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research would just like to take this opportunity to thank Rob from the National Trust for helping make this happen. Without your openness, flexibility and trust, this investigation simply wouldn’t have happened.

Additional thanks must go to two of the Forts resident historians Paul and Jenny along with the accompanying members of their family; Imogen, Andrew, Matt & Ross who went above and beyond the call of duty by dropping EastEnders for the evening and joined us for the first part of the evening – facilitating a much appreciated historical dimension to our investigation.


THE LOCATION
Brean Down Fort was built 60 feet (18 m) above sea level on the headland at Brean Down, 9 miles south of Weston-super-Mare and stands on a strip of land which extends some 2km out into the Bristol Channel from the mainland.  The closest populated buildings are back on the mainland, making this an extremely remote location.

The site has a long history, because of its prominent position with the earliest recorded settlement is from the Early to Middle Bronze Age.

Most of the existing buildings were constructed during the 1860’s, with the fort providing protection for the Bristol Channel. The end of the fort's active service came on July 6, 1900 when ‘Gunner Haines’ fired a shot down a ventilator shaft into the No. 3 magazine (which held 3 tons of gunpowder) causing the magazine to explode. To this day, no one is sure why the gunner committed this act, though it’s been speculated that it was an act of suicide.

During World War II the fort was temporarily rearmed and used for experimental weapons testing.  The fort now stands empty…



BLUE TAG = FORT / RED TAG = CIVILISATION

 

THE INVESTIGATION
The investigation of Brean Down Fort was held on Saturday 2nd April 2011 and was hosted by two members of R.O.O.P.R. (Rick & Mike).  Six members of the public (including two of the Fort’s resident historians) joined them from 9pm until 1am, after which time the R.O.O.P.R. boys went solo until shortly after 3am.


INVESTIGATION EQUIPMENT OF NOTE

  • 1x Sony DCR-SR52E nightvision camcorder, with IR lamp
  • 2x Olympus VN5500PC digital voice recorders
  • 2x Cannon IXUS (85 & 100) still digital cameras


INVESTIGATION METHODS OF NOTE

  • Audio (EVP) capture – ‘mobile’ and ‘locked off’
  • Video capture – ‘mobile’ and ‘locked off’
  • Singapore theory
  • Flashlight communication
  • Trigger object use


Where possible both video and audio capture devices were running, allowing any evidence captured to be cross-referenced during our review process.


THE ANALYSIS
4 hours of video and 5 hours of audio were captured on location and initial analysis / debunking produced a total of 55 potential 'hits'. After secondary analysis / enhancement, this was reduced to 17 ’hits’ that we believe to be of interest.

Note that on this investigation both video and audio evidence were captured and will be presented.  All audio presented had to be caught on at least two separate recording devices to qualify for inclusion.

We have once again used our very own R.O.O. SCALE to help us rate how paranormal we believe any particular piece of evidence (or 'hit') to be. More details can be found here: How Do We… Rate Evidence?


EVIDENCE SUMMARY
The table below shows all 'hits' of interest.  These have been rated from Real (debunked) through to Otherside (paranormal). We have also presented some of the debunked ‘hits’ as an example of the types of potential evidence we threw out after secondary analysis / enhancement.


 


THE R.O.O. SCALE EVIDENCE FOR BREAN DOWN FORT

 

As you can see whilst we had a fair few hits, many could have alternative explanations or simply aren’t of good enough quality to declare as having a ‘paranormal origin’.  Having said that, the Powder Magazine Room was by far the most active area of the location.

Of special note are Powder Mag Room – Footsteps and Barracks – Torch, which really have raised the bar for us with regards to quality of evidence captured.  Could these instances be explained away as having a completely Real origin, being environmental or being pure coincidence?  Of course!… as could most evidence captured by all (self proclaimed) ‘Paranormal Investigators’ operating in a non-scientific controlled environment.

Yet, this shouldn’t detract from just how compelling some of this evidence appears to be.  Footsteps in a ‘locked off’ room approaching our voice recorder, a torch which switched on/off several times seemingly (though not exclusively it should be noted!) on command –  both have forced R.O.O.P.R. for the first time ever to lean towards (and that’s only a slight lean for the record) the possibility that there may well be something ‘else’ going on at Brean Down Fort…

…something that can not so easily be explained.


EVIDENCE DETAIL
Below you will find links to each of the 17 pieces of evidence captured along with an area plan for reference. More details can be found here: How Do We… Present Audio?

Click the blue links to review the video evidence and the find the corresponding audio 'hit' in the Audio Player to the right of the page -> and decide for yourself if it’s Real Or Otherside?


AREA A: OFFICERS QUARTERS – SPARKLE – R.O.O.3
Video
During our initial walk round, we caught this light anomaly outside of the offices quarters. This type of anomaly is described by some paranormal investigators as a ‘Sparkle’, due to the visual effect being like a sparkle from a firework, and is believed by some to be the first signs of a spirit manifestation.

The anomaly appears for less than a second and was almost overlooked as lights from the distant ‘Weston Super Mare’ skyline, we then noticed that it is located over the solid brick structure.

We tried to debunk it as a reflection from the IR lamp, however we noticed that the camera sweeps across the area several times and not once is the anomaly replicated.  Also, the structure is solid brick and non-reflective (there is no glass in the windows for example).

Finally we tried debunking it as a video artifact, however the camera we use has never shown any artifacting, if you look closely you’ll notice that the light fades in and then out and that the anomaly is actually static (i.e. doesn’t move with the camera) – as such, we were also able to rule artifacting out. As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA F: LAVATORY – GROAN – R.O.O.4
01 – Lavatory – Groan – Enhanced & Original
A clear groan is heard and acknowledged by several people in the room.  There was no one speaking at the time of the ‘hit’ and all persons were present.  Whist no one believed their stomach to have growled at the time, we can not rule this out as a possibility.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4


CENTRAL AREA: PARADE GROUND – FOOTSTEPS – R.O.O.3
02 – Parade Ground – Footsteps – Enhanced & Original 
On several occasions throughout the evening different members of the investigation team reported hearing what sounded like footsteps on a gravel surface.  Upon evidence review we were disappointed that these instances do not appear on our equipment – except for this one time.  Note that the footsteps are acknowledged by several investigators at the time this ‘hit’ is captured.

The only gravel surface was the parade ground.  This was checked several times immediately after the reported occurrences and no intruders / animals were discovered.  However, as we were never stood on the Parade Ground when the footsteps were heard, we can not rule this out – as such this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – KNOCK – R.O.O.4
03 – Magazine Room – Knock – Enhanced & Original 
During our vigil outside of the Powder Magazine Room a clear knock is heard and acknowledged by several people.  There was no one speaking at the time of the ‘hit’ and all persons were present.  However, as we didn’t have access to the Powder Magazine Room itself (metal bars blocked entrance), we cannot rule out the possibility of an animal being present, making the noise.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – HUM – R.O.O.4
04 – Magazine Room – Hum – Enhanced & Original 
During our vigil outside of the Powder Magazine Room a Hum is heard and tagged by Rick.  There was no one speaking at the time the ‘hit’ begins and all persons were present.  However, as only one person heard it at the time and we cannot rule out the possibility of reverb from inside the powder room (though it should be noted that reverb was not a major issue for us in this area) this has been rated as a R.O.O.4 (only an Original file has been provided, as the ‘hit’ is quite clear without enhancement).


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – WHISTLE – R.O.O.4
05 – Magazine Room – Whiste – Original
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, we relocated to the Barracks (Area B).  A locked off digital voice recorder was left in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured the following Whistle on the voice recorder.  Note, the investigations group can clearly be heard in the distant background, whilst the Whistle can be heard loud and clear in the immediate vicinity of the locked off digital recorder. Also note that the whistle happens twice (very quiet, then loud).

All members of the investigation team were accounted for (on video in the barracks), further more no one whistled at the time this ‘hit’ was picked up on the locked-off digital voice recorder (or indeed at anytime in the Barracks).  However, as we didn’t have access to the Powder Magazine Room itself (metal bars blocked entrance), we cannot rule out the possibility of an animal being present, making the noise.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4 (only an Original file has been provided, as the ‘hit’ is quite clear without enhancement).


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – 5 x TAPPING INSTANCES – R.O.O.4
06 – Magazine Room – Tap1 – Enhanced & Original  
06 – Magazine Room – Tap2 – Enhanced & Original  
06 – Magazine Room – Tap3 – Enhanced & Original  
06 – Magazine Room – Tap4 – Enhanced & Original  
06 – Magazine Room – Tap5 – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, we relocated to the Barracks (Area B).  A locked off digital voice recorder was left in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured a wide variety of (and non-consistent) Taps on the voice recorder.  Note that in some instances the investigations group can clearly be heard in the distant background, whilst the Taps can be heard loud and clear in the immediate vicinity of the locked off digital recorder.

All members of the investigation team were accounted for (on video in the barracks), further more no one tapped at the time these ‘hits’ were picked up on the locked-off digital voice recorder (there were some instances where we did, so these were debunked for the avoidance of doubt).  However, as we didn’t have access to the Powder Magazine Room itself (metal bars blocked entrance), we cannot rule out the possibility of an animal being present, making the noise.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – EVP – R.O.O.4
07 – Magazine Room – EVP1 – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, we relocated to the Barracks (Area B).  A locked off digital voice recorder was left in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured this EVP on the voice recorder.  Note that the investigations group can clearly be heard in the distant background, whilst the EVP appears localised to the locked off digital recorder.

All members of the investigation team were accounted for (on video in the barracks). However, the EVP is not clear enough for us to tell what is being said, though it appears to have phonetics indicating an EVP as opposed to background noise.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – EVP2 – R.O.O.3
08 – Magazine Room – EVP2 – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, and our Barracks vigil, several of the investigators left, leaving just Rick & Mike.  At this time, they were located in the Gun Emplacement 2 (Area E2).  The locked off digital voice recorder remained in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance.. During this time, we captured this EVP localized to the voice recorder whilst all members of the investigation team were accounted for (on video in the barracks).

This EVP is interesting in that whilst it’s not clear enough for us to tell what is being said (sung?), it again clearly appears to use phonetics indicating an EVP as opposed to background noise. It also seems to be childlike in octave (we believed we were experiencing ‘childlike’ activity in the Barracks at the exact same time) and it appears to be singing / humming a tune.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM-  METAL DOOR/HINGE CREAKING OPEN – R.O.O.3
09 – Magazine Room – Door – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, and our Barracks vigil, several of the investigators left, leaving just Rick & Mike.  At this time, they were located in the Gun Emplacement 1 (Area E1).  The locked off digital voice recorder remained in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured what appears to be a metal door (or door hinge) creaking closed / open on the voice recorder.  Note, the investigations group can clearly be heard in the distant background, whilst the Creaking can be heard loud and clear in the immediate vicinity of the locked off digital recorder.

Also note that there were no doors / metal shutters / likewise in the Barracks area (where the investigators were) that could create this type of noise.  We intend to follow up with the National Trust to see if there was any open door / aperture within the Powder Magazine room that could have created this noise.  Even if there is, there is no explanation as to what triggered it to open / close of it’s own accord – as such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – MULTIPLE NOISES – R.O.O.4
10 – Magazine Room – Multiple Noises – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, and our Barracks vigil, several of the investigators left, leaving just Rick & Mike.  At this time, they were located in the Gun Emplacement 1 (Area E1).  The locked off digital voice recorder remained in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured what appears to be a knock, a sniff and a squeak one after another in the immediate vicinity of the locked off digital recorder whilst all members of the investigation team (now reduced to just Rick and Mike) were accounted for.

However, as we didn’t have access to the Powder Magazine Room itself (metal bars blocked entrance), we cannot rule out the possibility of an animal being present, making the noise.  The first ‘hit’ (knock) could be the croak from a frog, the last ‘hit (squeak) could be a dog/bird/seal.  The sniff however remains a mystery!  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4

Ancillary note: After some research we find that the chances of a seal being present in this location and at this time of year are negligible.  We have also discovered that in the past 24 months alone, over a dozen dogs have fallen to their deaths in the area.  Status remains at a R.O.O.4

(source: http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2010/dog-search-brean-29-03-10.php)


AREA M: POWDER MAGAZINE ROOM – FOOTSTEPS – R.O.O.3
11 – Magazine Room – Footsteps – Enhanced & Original  
Upon finishing our Powder Magazine Room Vigil, and our Barracks vigil, several of the investigators left, leaving just Rick & Mike.  At this time, they were located in the Gun Emplacement 1 (Area E1).  The locked off digital voice recorder remained in the Powder Magazine Room, behind the iron bars blocking the entrance. During this time, we captured what appears to be footsteps (hard sole on solid concrete floor) walking up to the locked off voice recorder.

Note that the footsteps never walk back away from the voice recorder (or indeed are ever heard again) and that the investigations group (now reduced to just Rick and Mike) can clearly be heard in the distant background – as such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA B: BARRACKS – TORCH COMMUNICATION – R.O.O.2
Torch Video Prologue
Torch Video Part 1
Torch Video Part 2
Torch Video Part 3
During our vigil in the Barracks we decided to attempt ‘spirit communication’ using the torch communication method.  This is where we take a Mag Lite, twist the top until the torch is lit and then twist back a little so the torch goes out.  The ‘theory’ here being that either:

  • A small twist will light the torch
  • An electrical field (such as that theorised to be produced during spirit manifestation) may be able to complete the connection and light the torch

After setting the torch in this manner, we asked a member of the group (not a member of R.O.O.P.R.) to place the torch in the centre of the Barracks room facing the group.  We then spent approx 8 minutes asking for something to interact with the torch.  Nothing happened.

We then decided to lock-off the camcoder (leaving the torch in situ) so that the group could form a circle (of energy) around the torch and try to encourage spirit interaction.  During the lock-off process, the torch turns on – much to the amazement of the group.

We should clarify at this point that around 9 minutes had passed since the torch had been set and placed in location.  During that time no activity was detected on the torch and no one touched or moved the torch, not did they bang or tap in the area.  The exact moment the torch lights is caught on camera, but is obscured very briefly by one of our investigators – the group attests to the fact that the torch was not touched at the point it lights.

This would normally have been a disappointing turn of events, had it not been for the next 15 minutes, where the torch turned itself on and off time and time again displaying uncannily intelligent timing at times. Additionally, at one point, a member of the teams walkie talkie switched on (seemingly of it’s own accord) – this at the same instant the torch turned off (this ‘hit’ is logged below).

This method of spirit communication is extremely controversial, especially as it’s been used in several paranormal television shows with a big fat slice of clever editing so that only the direct responses (and not the failures) are shown.  However seeing the interaction in person (and indeed in our unedited video footage) it has to be said is very compelling.

One word of caution however.  Whilst the torch switched on / off several times, seemingly on command, also note that there are several instances where a request for activity produced no response.  High expectations on our behalf perhaps, but if a spirit were present why would it only respond as and when it felt like it?… or maybe that’s your answer!

Given the timescales involved (both before the first ‘communication’ and afterwards), the apparent ‘child-like intelligence’ displayed, the fact no one touched/moved the torch for some 25 minutes and our later attempts to replicate the activity (including testing to see if the batteries were at fault – see second torch incident below) we have rated this ‘hit’ as our first ever R.O.O.2!


AREA B: BARRACKS – WALKIE TALKIE TURNS ON - R.O.O.3
Torch Video Part 1 (Timestamp 3m15s)
During the ‘torch’ incident, Ricks walkie talkie is heard to switch itself on (caught on video and voice reorders and acknowledged by the group at the time).  A few things to note:

Neither one of our two walkies were switched on (by us at least) at any point during the investigation. It takes a three second button press to turn the walkie on.  The walkie was in Ricks jacket pocket that was otherwise empty. The walkie turns on during torch activity (indeed the torch switches itself off as his walkie turns on). Rick was filming at the time, stood away from the group and attests that both hands were on the camcorder at the time of the ‘hit’.  Indeed, the footage shows no adverse (jerky) movement that would indicate that this wasn’t the case.

However, whilst the ‘hit’ is caught on audio it is not caught on video, so we can’t rule out inadvertent / accidental activation.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.3


AREA B: BARRACKS – MIMICKING – R.O.O.4
12 – Magazine Room – Mimicking – Enhanced & Original  
Near the end of the activity with the torch in the Barracks, we capture an EVP, which appears to be mimicking what we are saying.  We have discounted echo/reverb as the barracks has no ceiling and no echo was encountered at any point in this area.

However, the EVP is not clear enough for us to tell what is being said, though it appears to have phonetics indicating an EVP as opposed to background noise.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.4


AREA B: BARRACKS – TORCH COMMUNICATION 2 & WHIMPER – R.O.O.2
Torch Revisit Part 1
Whimper (Timestamp 3m52s)
Torch Revisit Part 2
After the torch activity earlier in the evening, Mike and Rick returned to the Barracks around 2am after all other group members had left for the evening, with a view to trying to debunk/replicate the previously captured activity.

First we took the torch apart (or, as much as it would allow) to check for corrosion, battery leakage, loose connections, etc.  None were found.  We then replaced the batteries with brand new (fresh out of the pack) batteries.  We set up the torch as before and set it down in the same location.

Within a few seconds of being placed in situ, the torch came on and within a few seconds, what could be described as a ‘childs whimper’ is heard on each piece of equipment and by our investigators.  Remember, we were 2km from the nearest house (effectively 2km out to sea!) and were the only people present at the time.

The torch again seems very (and intelligently) responsive for a few minutes and then the area seems to go flat and torch activity drops to an odd flicker here and there.  We continue for some 15 minutes, trying to debunk with stomps, vibration and wind (blowing on it) but the torch never returns to it’s previously active state.

We left the experiment and indeed the barracks area feeling none the wiser, both impressed at the bouts of repeated activity (and that disembodied whimper!) and disillusioned by subsequent inactivity and our inability to either prove or debunk the phenomena.  Whilst on this occasion the torch seemed less active and doubt was cast, the timing of the initial activity and the whimper (which was not us, was not a stomach and was not an animal) means we would be doing the ‘hit’ a disservice not to rate this instance as before.  As such, this has been rated as a R.O.O.2



PLAN OF BREAN DOWN FORT

 

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
Several ‘experiences’ were reported during our investigation of Brean Down Fort.  Some of these were recorded, picked out during review and are presented here as ‘evidence’…

…others simply have to be logged as ‘personal experiences’, where we have no recorded evidence to back them up.  Here are a few of the highlights:


Rick

I have to be honest from the off… the investigation of Brean Down Fort bowled me a curve ball I never saw coming!  Having whiled away many a childhood day playing amongst its ruins, it never occurred to me that I would return later in life to experience a whole different side to the fort… a nightvision assisted journey into the past!

As I understand R.O.O.P.R. were lucky enough to have held the first ‘official’ paranormal investigation of the fort, for which I can only reiterate the thanks given above to all those involved in making it happen.  Because of this however, whilst the location is steeped in history, reports of paranormal activity are relatively hard to come by.  Restricted in the main to the occasional experience voiced by a visitor to the fort and documented only in passing, or by word of mouth.

That’s not to say I had low expectations of the location as such, I just wasn’t expecting to capture quite the quality of evidence that we did.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not now suddenly a believer in the paranormal… ohhh no, that is a Mountain which I’m not so sure I’ll ever summit!  However if my personal belief in the paranormal is indeed a mythical summit, that may or may not exist beneath a thick layer of cloud… then Brean Down Fort was a Sherpa – who helped me climb those one or two steps closer to the unknown!

All I can tell you is that I heard footsteps on the gravel courtyard when we were all accounted for, below the courtyard next to the powder magazine room.  I heard yet more footsteps on concrete paving, again when all present were stationary and in full view. I saw a torch set down in the centre of the room, inactive (and unlit) for over ten minutes, suddenly spring into life.  Not only that, I saw that same torch display what appeared to be intelligent (though somewhat inconsistent) responses to questions by switching on and off, with uncanny timing on occasion.  I experienced equipment turn itself on for no apparent reason (this equipment being my walki-talkie which was off and requires a 3 second press of its on button to activate) and I experienced what sounded like a child’s cry in an area the group believed to be manifesting ‘child-like’ activity.

…and all of these ‘personal experiences’ became ever so slightly less ‘personal’ upon evidence review, when I realised that each and every one had been caught on either audio/video.

Keep an open mind, take a look through the evidence and decide for yourself if you think it’s Real Or Otherside!


Mike

Brean Down Fort is a great location and, the fort aside, brought back memories of family holidays. I couldn’t wait to begin investigating at the fort and, apart from nearly having an asthma attack on the climb up to it, was looking forward to combining my interest in both the paranormal and war history. We were lucky enough to be joined by Paul and Jenny, National Trust volunteers, as well as members of their family who brought the history of the fort to life and who became an integral part of the investigation. I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of them as well as Rob at the National Trust who allowed us access to the fort in the first place.

If I am honest and allow the skeptic in me to speak for a moment I wasn’t expecting a great deal of activity at Brean Down Fort but I am glad to say I was proved wrong and we came away having captured some of our best evidence to date. The images of the torch seemingly responding to our requests to turn it on and off (although not on all occasions) and the child-like whimper, that both Rick and I heard when returning to the same room, are still making me ask questions about what we experienced over 2 weeks later.

In addition to the events outlined above we also heard footsteps and moans, in real time, and we have captured some of these on our digital voice recorders. While that evidence alone is compelling I think the amount, and quality, of audio captured from the “locked off” digital voice recorder in the Powder Room Tunnel has amazed even me and still sends goose bumps over my body when I hear them. I believe we have been fortunate enough, by combining good planning and instincts, to capture a sniff that sounds as though it is right next to the voice recorder, boots on concrete walking towards the voice recorder and a child like tone humming a tune!!!

The review of the footage has thrown up its fair share of surprises and, after countless sessions trying to debunk or explain them, what we are left with is evidence that I think holds up to scrutiny and questioning?

Has it converted me to being a “believer?” Not really, but it has reaffirmed for me why I am doing this, just what history a place may hold that you cannot necessarily see when you look at it as it stands today and that there are many more questions that need answering.

My only hope is that the National Trust will allow us to perform another investigation at Brean Down Fort and that Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research will return with an additional camcorder that can be “locked off” pointing down the Powder Room Tunnel :o )


Paul & Jenny

Thank you both for letting us share your evening. We really enjoyed the experience.  Cold shivers and bad smells in the coal store and a paranormal audience came to hear the music playing. Four of us saw a flash, one saw white, one saw blue and two saw orange, but it was the same light; strange!  We loved it when the children came to play by turning the torch on and off.  Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

We encourage you to take a look at Paul's webpage dedicated to Brean Down Fort at http://breandownfort.co.uk/


Andrew (Age 12)

Bloomin' brilliant – The scariest moment was when we were at the bottom of the magazine steps because it felt like people were watching from the parade ground while the music played. My favourite bit was the torch turning on and off in response to our questions; but that was exhilarating, not scary at all.


COMMENTS/QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, or comments on the above analysis, or the methodology used, please feel free to post below or contact our investigators via email by clicking here.

 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09757989728693591121 Kate

    I always said it was a spooky place and would never go up there in the dark, and it now seems I was right. I always wondered if anything paranormal happened on the Downs, its very gloomy when the sun is setting and has an unnerving quietness. It seems like there may be something unexplained going on up there, great report, rather you than me. Oh I don't know maybe I will one day, go up there in the dark..I have always had an inkling to do it but no one will come with me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16823689194160821036 roomike

    Hi Kate – thanks for taking the time to post a comment. We had had many reports of people experiencing things at Brean Down Fort but I don't think we ever thought we would capture quite as many interesting pieces of activity!!!I don't know if you are on Facebook but if you are you can "Like" our page at http://www.facebook.com/realorotherside. We are thinking of going back to the Fort next year, if we can organise it, but at this time we don't know whether it will be just our group or an "open" investigation but you will be able to keep up-to-date with developments on Facebook.