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Being told that you are going to be investigating 30 East Drive certainly stirs the emotions. I was so excited, I was getting to be a team member with Ghostly Goings On, and I was also scared, the house has a reputation for being terrifying. I was being thrown in at the deep end and I loved it.
My application form for the role of paranormal investigator with my local paranormal group had been shortlisted and I was to participate in some investigations to see if I was cut out to do this job. I had put the pressure on to rise to the challenge, I wanted to do a good job for the team and I wanted to prove to myself I could do this.

So on the 28th of September Becky, Simon and myself headed to Pontefract, in West Yorkshire, to head to the infamous 30 East Drive. I learned all about previous events at the house and the resident spirit Fred. People had been touched, people had seen dark shadows and people had heard voices. We were going to be sleeping over and I was told that previously other team members had their air beds lifted off the floor and someone’s belt, that was on the other side of the room, started to jangle. I was starting to crap myself a little, i’m not gonna lie.

We got to the house at about 6.15pm and as we entered we said hello to ‘Fred’ (I wasn’t going to risk disrespecting an angry spirit). We started to set up the equipment as the 9 other guests would be arriving at 8pm and Becky and Simon gave me a walk through of the house. These were some of the pictures I took.

 

When you first walk in there is a certain smell, it smells old and the decor is very dated which I think adds to the ambiance of the house. But one thing I cannot explain is the feeling as you walk upstairs, the weight of the house sweeps over you, it feels like you are wading through deep water.  The atmosphere is heavy and oppressive, it is as if the air is thick with energy.

The guests started arriving at 8pm and we started the investigation at 8.30pm. We all congregated in the living room and set up various equipment around the lower part of the house. We put a 360 parascope in the dining room, which is a light activated static electricity meter (I think that is the technical description), and some light activated motion sensors in the hallway. While we were all sat in the living room, willing the spirits to make their presence known, the motion sensor lights would come on in the hall wall and the 360 parascope would start to light up in various shades of reds, greens and blues.

Some guests could see a dark shadow in the dining room right by where the parascope was detecting static electricity, and one lady felt like her face was burning (which has been a common response to the spirits in the house).

We went up into one of the bedrooms and tried to call out the spirits with the help of an p-sb7 box and an Alice Box app. The p-sb7 box scans through radio frequencies at high speed and spirits can use this to talk through. The Alice box is a programme that allows spirits to select words from a database in response to your questions.

When we were in the bedroom with the double bed on of the guests called Kat called out to fred ‘Come on Fred, show us what you got,’ and the Alice Box spelled out Dog. Then Kat said ‘Oi Fred, are you calling me a dog?’ and another piece of equipment called the Echovox (which uses a database of phonemes to audibly respond to questions) replied ‘Woof.’ Everyone in the room laughed so much, it was hilarious to see such a calculated and witty response and all the equipment coincided with each other.

People also reported getting touched my unseen forces, many guests had their head tickled or their back poked and there was many cold spots throughout the evening. I know from speaking to the other two investigators and guests that have been to 30 East Drive before, that this was a relatively quiet night in terms of activity. Well, if this was a quiet night I can’t image how active the other nights must be.

I had an amazing time at 30 East Drive and I can’t wait to participate in another investigation and I hope we get even more evidence.

I would genuinely love to have a career in the paranormal field. I am currently at the University of Gloucestershire studying journalism but a huge passion of mine is definitely all things weird and wonderful.

I started this blog because i wanted to put my degree to good use and write articles and share interesting content but i am still wondering how i can mix the two interests, journalism and the paranormal, to make a career.

In an ideal world i would be the host of a new fresh ghost investigation show, i personally feel Most Haunted is losing its younger audience and it needs to be refreshed. I don’t like paranormal shows that have big film crews contaminating audio and not giving the viewer the best POV action. This is why i love Ghost Adventures so much, you can, 9 times out of 10, view exactly what Zac, Nick and Aaron are seeing. They can instantly account for any shadows or sounds as it is only the three of them doing the investigation.

I have seen other shows which have a huge film crew and microphone beams and shadows from the producer can be seen in the shot, and i find this distracting. Also, when they see shadows walk past a door how do they know it isn’t, Tom, Dick or Harry on the production crew?!

Back to the point, i want to be the British female Zac Bagans. There arent enough shows fronted by women and especially paranormal shows, the women usually play the role of the frightened side kick jumping at a badger’s fart.

So come on, someone out there must have the connections in production???

Here is a picture of me just to show you how bad ass i am. Well, i am actually a wimp but fear is my favorite emotion……..

 

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I was/am supposed to be investigating a house in Bristol on the 18th of February that has had extreme paranormal activity. The owner has had objects move around the house, noises and bangs, and a friend who was staying over even saw a little girl appear at the bottom of her bed. 

Unfortunately since we arranged to do the investigation the owner has witnessed increased activity and is now thinking of cancelling as she is worried that i may antagonise the spirits. 

I hope this goes ahead as i am really excited!

After posting my last blog about my experience with a Paranormal investigation someone commented on my post with this reply…..

For someone who claims to be a believer she certainly applied enough skepticism and critical thinking in this case. I think if she continues her foray into paranormal investigations she’ll find an alarming lack of proof regarding ghosts at all.

I completely agree with what this person was saying, i did apply logic and critical thinking to the investigation as i wanted to get the most genuine and authentic evidence i possibly could, and i didn’t feel i could achieve that in the environment i was in. I DO believe in the Paranormal, whether it be UFOs, Ghosts or whatever, i just like to see evidence with my own eyes. I went into the investigation wanting to capture something i couldn’t explain not to be swept away with the mass hysteria and group persuasions.

Some of the best Paranormal programmes out there i.e Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, don’t just accept what they see or hear, they try to debunk it. There is nothing wrong with being a believer but also being logical. Without belittling ‘Faith’, most people believe in god, but dont necessarily feel the need to prove it – it is just a knowing.

know there is more than what meets the eye…….i am just trying to prove it.