The White Horse 10th July 2009
Firstly we would like to say a big thank you to the landlord and his wife for making us feel welcome and the chef who made pizza’s for us even though they had closed the restaurant by the time we got there.
While we were waiting for the pub to close we had a bit of a social outside but Nat, Laura and myself kept looking to the upstairs window as we were convinced that we kept seeing something, also half way through a conversation Lee came out with the name Rose which confused us all, but all would become clear later.
Once last orders had been called we went into the pub to meet the locals who would be joining us on the investigation and to take the base line reading and photos.
We started in the restaurant with Stella taking the photos, Lee and Nina were doing the base line readings and measuring the temperature, in one part of the restaurant the reading on the EMF meter went off the scale. The room also felt very strange as if someone or something was watching all of us. From there we went into the kitchen and again the EMF meter went up to 0.7 in one spot. We then went back through the restaurant into the pool table area and the EMF meter did not pick anything up, the same was to be found in the main bar area. Lee, Nina and the Landlord went down into the cellar to do the readings again the EMF reading went off the scale and the strange thing was when Lee took a temperature reading it measured 6.1 degrees, but the temperature meter in the cellar was registering 13 degrees.
Lee opened everyone up in the pool area of the pub and straight away some of us heard a noise, also a few people were touched about their person.
Investigation 1 – The Restaurant
Everyone went to where they felt drawn to Claire (shamrock) felt as if she was pinned to the floor and about to be violated. Lee said that he could sense horse shoes or horses being shoed. Also a funeral carriage. Next he said that he could see a lot of dead horses and dogs and felt that they may have belonged to the man in the funeral carriage. Nina felt as if the man did not want anyone else to have them so had them shot.
Stella was sat down the other end of the restaurant and started to describe what she was seeing and all this was confirmed by one of the locals (who’s name i forgotten). Stella described seeing a piano in the restaurant area and a tall wooden pew like chair with red cushions on, she also picked up on one of the earlier landlords from the beginning of the 19th century called George and that he had a son called Robert who collected butterflies and moths. Stella also got the name Bristow in connection to the pub, but this was not recognise by any f the regulars who had joined the watch.
Claire (shamrock) got the name Edward and felt that this was the person who had her pinned down on the floor.
We decided at this point that we would have a go at the glass divination so we cleared one of the tables and a number of people sat round the table, Lee explained to the new members in the group that you only needed to rest your finger on the glass to enable to spirit present to use our energies to move the glass. Dan one of the regulars at the pub was very curious about this process, in fact he asked a lot of questions which was good and we all tried our best to answer them.
At first the spirit present was male, but then it changed to female and Stella got the name Rose, she was a school teacher in the village and the year 1905, could this have been the Rose that Lee came out with earlier in the evening???
It was then decided to give table tipping ago so everyone was shown how to rest their hands on the table. Nat asked the spirit present to let us know they were there by moving something or making a noise and the cutlery on the table behind us was moved and a noise was heard in the main bar area, Nat also had her chair kicked and Dan said something that sounded very Latin.
It was at this point that Lee was channelled and for a few minutes refused to talk to any of use then he spoke in what sounded like Latin, Vicki (muse) said a Latin saying to him and he replied back we then told him that we were sorry but we did not speak Latin. Lee then came out with 6.40 ecclesiastics and that the year was 1384. We were then informed that the women should not be here and they should be quiet. Stella then ask what his name was and he said that he was in trouble, when asked why he said because he had broken his vow of silence by speaking to us. We then asked where he was from and he told us from a retreat in Leicester, we asked which church he belonged to and was told that it was All Saints Church and that Farther wanted us all to visit there, he then told us he was Brother David. Lee had been under for a while by this point and we decided that it was time to bring him back the funny part was every time we went to call him back he would start speaking to us again but in the end we told him that we had to go and said goodbye and brought Lee back at which point we went for a short break.
Investigation 2 – The Cellar
Not everyone wanted to go down into the cellar so a few stayed upstairs with the land lady and the rest of us went down in the cellar with the landlord. We stood in a U shape around three sides of the room, it was not dark due to the light coming through the access grate at one end of the room. We called out and asked any spirit present to let us know they were there and some small stones were thrown, Lee, Vicki (muse) and Claire (shamrock) were stood opposite Nat, Nina and Ryan and thought that Ryan looked like an executioner and that Nat and Nina looked like monks.
From where Nat, Nina and Ryan were stood we could see the side profile of a monk who was sitting down, the monk kept looking over to where we were standing. We then asked out again and the next think something big was thrown in the direction of where Nat, Nina and Ryan were standing, when a torch was put on we found/saw a very large stone/pebble which felt warm to the touch we placed it on top of a barrel and turn the torch off again.
We asked out again and heard a barrel being tapped and some more little stones were thrown. Laura felt very light headed and had a pain down the left side of her face she also did not trust any of the males down in the cellar. Nina felt like she was miscarrying and could see a pool of blood forming at her feet and has a lot of pain in her stomach, the pain became so bad that she had to go back upstairs at which point the pain began to go.
By now it was 3.00am and we decided to call it a night everyone was closed down in the pool table area. More questions were asked and answered and we thanked everyone for a lovely night.
It was an interesting night with the potential for more to happen would be interested to go back again sometime in the future.
Venue rating 6 1/2
Investigation rating 6
Overall rating 7