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CASE FILE #32: WARWICK CASTLE, WARWICKSHIRE

Untouched by time
Step back in time… 

Disembodied footsteps, light anomalies, table tipping and coins being thrown met Staff, Guests and Investigators alike… when Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research were invited to join Haunted Happenings and their guests, to investigate one of the most haunted Castles in the UK – Warwick Castle 

THE INVESTIGATION
Warwick Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, let still looks as good today as the day it was built.  In fact it is one of the best maintained Castles in the British Isles, something which only adds to its atmosphere during an investigation. 

Our investigation of Warwick Castle formed part of the ongoing collaboration between Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research and Haunted Happenings, who (as always) allowed us unrestricted access to the location itself, along with opportunity to film both Castle staff and HH regulars as they investigated this magnificent location.  Did we capture evidence of the Paranormal during our visit, or is there a rational explanation for much of the recorded activity?  Only you can decide …is it Real Or Otherside?

The investigation was held on Sunday, 26th August 2012 and was our first investigation of Warwick Castle.

THE ANALYSIS
During the investigation we captured 12 hours of video/audio on our night-vision camcorders.  After the initial review process we'd logged 18 potential 'hits’ which, after secondary analysis/enhancement, were short-listed to 5 ’hits’ which we believe to be of interest (and are presenting here).

We have graded each hit against our R.O.O. SCALE , to provide a guide as to how ‘unusual’ we believe them to be.  Ultimately however, only you can decide if what you're seeing is of Paranormal origin or not.  More details on how we analyse, review and present evidence can be found in our Techniques section.

 

EVIDENCE SUMMARY VIDEO
Rather than you having to sit through the hours of footage we capture on location (not always the most interesting of viewing), we have produced a video containing the evidence highlights from the investigation.  It is important to point out however that whilst the footage is condensed into this ‘digestible’ format, what you see and hear is as it happened on location.

The only modifications made during the editing process are volume increases for some of the low-level audio hits, along with minor footage cuts to provide a compressed version of events.

Now sit back, relax, watch the video and decide for yourself … is it Real Or Otherside?

WARWICK CASTLE, WARWICKSHIRE: FINAL EVIDENCE VIDEO [Real Or Otherside Paranormal Research]
Evidence Review Video – Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

 

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
During any investigation we hope to capture hits on our equipment, which we can then present to you as evidence.  However, we will often have experiences that aren't (can’t be) captured by our equipment.  We refer to these as Personal Experiences, and present these now, along with our thoughts on the location itself:

Rick

Haunted Happenings is the largest, most established commercial ‘Ghost Hunt’ organisations in the UK.  As such, I find it testament to the integrity of their founders, directors and investigation leads, when they not only invite along to take part in their public events – but when they also give us free reign to record the evenings experiences, analyse them, and present our opinions in a public forum.

I suspect many commercial ventures in our field would recoil at the thought of allowing this level of access to outsiders, especially knowing how we approach Paranormal Research – it’s not Paranormal until we’ve discounted all other possibilities… and even then we’re always questioning if there’s anything we’ve missed. 

A brush with the Paranormal is very subjective experience, and I strongly believe that everyone deserves to have their own experiences, without them being tainted by the opinions (or actions) of others.  Whether the experiences of Haunted Happening’s guests are Paranormal in nature or not, isn’t in question… their classification is down to the individual to decide. 

But what I will say, having collaborated with HH many times now, is that their guests experiences are not forced or staged – rather that they come about either by genuine Paranormal interaction, or from the creativity contained in the mind of the beholder. 

It’s therefore with confidence and excitement that I look forward to continuing our Paranormal journey with the support of friends, family, fellow investigators and the UK’s largest commercial Ghost Hunting organisation.

With thanks to you all…

 

Mike

When Haunted Happenings asked us to investigate and film at Warwick Castle I couldn’t wait. Castles are always fascinating as they seem to have their own magic and mystery – irrespective of whether they are haunted or not! We met up with the Haunted Happenings team of Wayne, Paul and Carolyn and right from the off I just had a feeling it was going to be a good night and a good investigation.

The library started providing activity almost straight away – with knocks and bangs being heard from the room we were next to. These continued even when I moved into that room and I couldn’t find a reasonable explanation. We also had something occur during a glass divination session that I have never experienced. Whatever spirit we were communicating with had made a connection to one of the guests and, after further questioning, it seemed as though the reason for this was because they looked alike. The spirit communicated that a painting of them was hanging in an adjoining room and, when we went to look, the similarities were apparent to see – fascinating!

The Dungeon and Great Hall, on this occasion, proved quiet but there was lots of activity in the Guy’s Tower with multiple groups having great results when table tipping and hearing what sounded like footsteps!

The best activity of the night though was experienced in the corridors of the Gaol. While filming with my back to one of the cells an imitation coin, from one of the displays, was thrown and landed under the door. Although someone was in the cell at the time they guaranteed us it was not them that had thrown it and, as our footage shows, they appear to be led on the floor on their arms at the time. This is another of those times where we always seem to be pointing in the opposite direction from the source and where other equipment, such as a thermal imager, would have been great to see if the coin was carrying a heat source!

All in all Warwick Castle was a fascinating location and produced some equally fascinating activity. We didn’t have time to explore all the rooms the castle had to offer either so who knows what delights might be in store? This is a location I would love to return to so we can but hope!


COMMENTS/QUESTIONS
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