We arrived at The Moat House and was greeted by Christian who kindly gave us a tour of the property. Both Jason and Patrick quickly picked up on many spirits in the building and a lot of them moving about around in them. Patrick picked up on a Reverend to begin with. On the 3rd floor Jason picked up a strong entity at each end room and an old woman who was very thin. Patrick picked up on a nasty entity in the Function Room and Jason picked up on a shadow of a grey lady on the stairs. They both picked up on the sound of children running around upstairs and Jason picked up the name Emily. Whilst looking in the stable area Jason picked up on a hanging out there and put the name William to it. Whilst being shown around the grounds Patrick picked up on a suicide by jumping from a window and also a drowning out there, whilst Jason picked up on bodies buried in the grounds and a lot of whipping going on. Once the initial tour was over we went back to the Function Room to prepare for our guests for the evening.
Having greeted our intrepid Ghost Hunters we took them on a tour of the building and a lot more things were picked up : Delilah picked up a murder; a lady named Rose and a man named Larry. Julian picked up a lot of children and an old man cackling. Claire picked up the names Ted or Edward and Mary and a lady outside the toilets with shackles on her wrists. Tim picked up on a Jeremy or Jeremiah. All of them had picked up a lot of negativity especially from the room to the right of the Function Room.
After a short tea break we began with glass work in the Function Room. A lot of glass movement was experienced and movement to the right hand side of the room noticed. Whilst doing table divination a lot of vigorous table movement was to be had. A lot of questions were asked and answered during this time. We established that one of the entities was a former patient in the asylum here and a date of 89 given which we assume to be 1889. He told us he was afraid of the wardens and that room 9N was upstairs. He gave the name of Oliver, and confirmed there were a lot of spirit people in the room and building. A man was picked up sitting at the far end bar and a bang was heard in the corridors. A cough in the room was heard and the name of John woody was spelt out on the table. Also the name of Alice was given. During our glass work Jason noticed that Julian’s face appeared to change to that of an old man. We decided to call an end to this part of our investigation as they all seemed to pick up on a lot of nastiness in the room. We then found that Tim had been scratched badly across his kneck.
We then moved upstairs where a large dog appeared to be running around and Jason kept seeing a head poking around the doorway. Although we tried glass movement here we didn’t get much response so after a while decided to have a much needed refreshment and cigarette break.
We then went downstairs into the now closed Restaurant area where we unsuccesfully attempted to connect with any spirits there. However, during this time Julian began to act extremely strangely and appeared unable to speak and got up and left the room but still watching us. Suddenly he darted back up to the Function room and we all followed after him. We found him sat on a chair looking at his hands and when questioned he said he had blood on his hands. He didn’t know any of us and was most concerned that the women shouldn’t be up there as this was the men’s ward !!! We assumed that was why he had ran from downstairs as that must have been the women’s ward. Through gentle questioning by Bernice he explained that he was patient B1 and when Patrick said “Hello I’m B2″ Julian responded that B2 had got hung. He showed Bernice the tattoo on his kneck giving his number as B1. He said B3 was buried outside. He said the gazebo outside was where you were sent when you are naughty into isolation and that he hadn’t been but had heard people screaming from there. Throughout all the questions he was constantly worrying about the women being there – he said “they will rape and kill the women if they’re caught up here”. We mentioned the name of Bertha at which point he moved quickly away showing he was afraid of her as “she whips them” (Bertha was apparently the name of the head nurse at the asylum). When asked if he knew Edward Hollins (who was apparently the surgeon there) he answered “oh you mean the small guy”? Bernice asked him why he was there and he said he was accused of killing someone but he had been set up by his best mate who had got away with it. Throughout this “interview” he was extremely anxious and fidgety and needed constant assurance that all was OK. When asked if he knew any of us he didn’t and he didn’t recognise his fiancee Claire. He then simply appeared to collapse and came round not knowing what had happened or where he was. All in all this was a very interesting experience for us all.
We then moved on to the stable area where we used the glass to connect. This was extremely amusing as the glass spelt out messages stating that the name of the spirit there was Lucy who had been killed by Oliver when she was 29 by drowning. That it wasn’t suicide and he had raped her in 1910. The name McIntyre was spelt out. The word HELP was spelt out and when questioned said that there had been a more recent murder of a young girl in her early 20s in September 2008 and the body had been moved elsewhere. Now this was extremely interesting as THIS was recent and we were all caught up in the messages received. The glass then spelt out HAHAHAHAHAHAH FOOLS and he confirmed he had lied throughout this glasswork session !!!!!!!!
After a final refreshment break we went into the carvery where we had heard things happen at 3 am . We tried glass work here and got vigorous movement. Via the glass we were told the names Adam, Len and a wife Freda who had been murdered with her 4 children by her husband who was then committed. We also established that witchcraft had been carried out here and that there were a lot of nasty entities around. During this session at 3 am an alarm went off in the kitchen area !!!!!!!
A lot of activity was experienced during the night at this magnificent building and is certainly being put as one of our favourite venues to reinvestigate at a future date if anyone dare to join us that is…………….