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Vane Tempest – 1st Investigation

VANE TEMPEST HALL
DURHAM
26th NOVEMBER 2005

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Raining and cold. Outside temperature recorded at 3c.

INVESTIGATORS PRESENT:
Chris Carnegie (API), Cindy Nunn (API), Colin Nunn (API), Ivan Brown (API), Sharon Cobb (API), Karen Smith (Team Phenomena), Terry Smith (Team Phenomena), Bev (Team Phenomena), Amanda Foster (Guest), Chris Foster (Guest), Kevin Curry (Guest), Jeff (Guest), Susanne (Guest), Nigel (Guest)

TEAM 1:
Colin Nunn (CoN), Karen Smith (KS), Chris Foster (CF), Sharon Cobb (SC), Nigel (N)

TEAM 2:
Chris Carnegie (CC), Kevin Curry (KC), Bev (B), Amanda Foster (AF), Jeff (J)

TEAM 3:
Cindy Nunn (CiN), Terry Smith (TS), Ivan Brown (IB), Susanne (S)

The areas of Vane Tempest investigated were the sports hall, common room/reception and the stairs.

BASE READINGS:

Reception: humidity: 42% temperature: 12.5c EMF: 0 recorded at 22:15

Sports hall: humidity: 43% temperature: 6c EMF: 0 recorded at 22:18

Stairs: humidity: 49% temperature: 9.5c EMF: 0 recorded at 22:22

Common room: humidity: 52% temperature: 14c EMF: 0 recorded at 22:25

Readings taken by Chris Carnegie and Kevin Curry.

TEAM 1: Colin Nunn (CoN), Karen Smith (KS), Chris Foster (CF), Sharon Cobb (SC), Nigel (N)

VIGIL 1: Reception

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter

START TIME: 22:40

NOTE TAKER: Karen Smith START TEMP: 11c

Time Witness Occurrence _

23:05 SC, CF, KS, N Temperature dropped to 8c

23:15 CoN CoN reports having stomach ache. He confirms he has had
this for the past ten minutes.

No other occurrences reported

END TIME: 23:25 END TEMP: 8.5c

TEAM 1: Colin Nunn (CoN), Karen Smith (KS), Chris Foster (CF), Sharon Cobb (SC), Nigel (N)

VIGIL 2: Sports hall

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter

START TIME: 00:05 START TEMP: 6.5c

NOTE TAKER: Karen Smith

Time Witness Occurrence _

00:07 CoN, KS CoN has had to change his batteries for the 5th time since
entering the sports hall. All were completely drained.

00:30 KS KS hears three ‘taps’ coming from the plastic chairs to the
right hand side of her.

00:35 CoN, KS CoN gets a distinct smell of what he describes as ‘sewers’.
A few seconds later KS also smells this. This smell only
Lasts for about two seconds.

00:50 SC, KS Both SC and KS hear more ‘tapping’ coming from the plastic
chairs in the corner of the room. N also came over and heard
this.

00:59 KS KS feels as if something or someone touched her right
shoulder as if to grab her. * see notes for Team 2, vigil 2*

END TIME: 01:00 END TEMP: 4.5c

TEAM 1: Colin Nunn (CoN), Karen Smith (KS), Chris Foster (CF), Sharon Cobb (SC), Nigel (N)

VIGIL 3: Stairs

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter

START TIME: 01:35 START TEMP: 7.5c

NOTE TAKER: Karen Smith

Time Witness Occurrence _
01:40 SC SC feels something touch her left shoulder.

01:45 ALL EMF meter starts ‘going off’. EMF reading is 2mg

02:00 ALL EMF meter ‘goes off the scale’ at the top of the stairs, near the
middle door.

END TIME: 02:30 END TEMP: 8.5c

TEAM 2: Chris Carnegie (CC), Kevin Curry (KC), Bev (B), Amanda Foster (AF), Jeff (J)

VIGIL 1: Sports Hall

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter, humidity meter, dowsing rods, crystal

START TIME: 22:40 START TEMP: 6.5c

NOTE TAKER: Chris Carnegie
EMF: Jeff
TEMPERATURE GUN: Amanda Foster
HUMIDITY METER: Kevin Curry
CRYSTAL: Bev

Time Witness Occurrence _

22:47 ALL B starts dowsing with immediate results. The results have been summarised here for ease of reading and to save space. B seemed to have made contact with the spirit of a five year old boy. He appeared to be afraid of us, but wanted to know more about us and what we were doing.

22:55 ALL AF now has the dowsing crystal, as before the results have been summarised. AF seems to have contacted the same spirit as B. He said that he used to live on this site and had died here. He said that there was the spirits of men in the room but didn’t want to tell us how many, as he was scared of them. He indicated that these men were watching and listening to us but he wouldn’t let them through to ‘speak’ to us. He said that he always stayed near to the cupboards and was scared to move. When asked, he said that he was playing games with us.

END TIME: 22:42 END TEMP: 4.5c

TEAM 2: Chris Carnegie (CC), Kevin Curry (KC), Bev (B), Amanda Foster (AF), Jeff (J)

VIGIL 2: Stairs

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter, humidity meter, dowsing rods, crystal pendulum

START TIME: 00:05 START TEMP: 6c

NOTE TAKER: Chris Carnegie
EMF: Jeff
TEMPERATURE GUN: Amanda Foster
HUMIDITY METER: Kevin Curry
CRYSTAL: Bev

Time Witness Occurrence _

00:10 ALL B uses crystal as before. Again results are summarised.
B seemed to have made contact with the spirit of a man who
claimed to have been an officer in the army. He said he was
young, but indicated in the affirmative to being 40 years
old. He said that he’d already spoke to us tonight and that he
wished to talk to someone else in the team. KC and J both
try with no result.

00:15 ALL AF is the only other team member who gets results on the crystal. The spirit now claimed to be the same one that was speaking to B and was with us in the sports hall. He now
claimed to be a five year old boy AND a soldier. He said that
AF reminded him of another officers wife whom he liked but
wasn’t having an affair with.
AF now asked it to make a noise. Both AF and CC heard a
bang come from the war-games room. AF asked for the noise
to be repeated. All team members heard the bang this time.
He now claimed to have died in World War Two in this
building, near to where we are sitting. He wanted to talk to
someone else but would only talk to B.

00:37 ALL B again uses crystal. It seemed it liked flirting with women and kept saying that it was playing games with us. He said he would be playing games with us all night and that he fancied both AF and B. He said that he had told the truth sometime through the night but wouldn’t tell us what he had lied about. He now claimed to have been a caretaker here.
The team agreed that nothing picked up by the crystal in this
area was at all believable.

00:46 ALL Voices/mumbling is heard coming from a doorway by the whole team. A noise which sounds like two footsteps is also heard.

00:58 ALL CC says that if there is really a spirit around, can it touch or affect KS in the sports hall. * see notes for team 1 vigil 2*

END TIME: 01:00 END TEMP: 10c

TEAM 2: Chris Carnegie (CC), Kevin Curry (KC), Bev (B), Amanda Foster (AF), Jeff (J)

VIGIL 3: Common room

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, EMF meter,
humidity meter, dowsing rods, crystal pendulum, drinking glass

START TIME: 02:20 START TEMP: 20c

NOTE TAKER: Chris Carnegie
EMF: Jeff
TEMPERATURE GUN: Amanda Foster
HUMIDITY METER: Kevin Curry
CRYSTAL: Bev

Time Witness Occurrence _

01:35 ALL B is using crystal. Appears to be in contact with a spirit.
It claims to be the spirit the team has had contact with all
night.
A noise is heard in the corner of the room, near to the piano.
B asks if it was the spirit who made the noise and gets a
‘yes’ in reply. Now he denies talking to the team tonight.
He wants to talk to someone else in the team. Surprise,
surprise, it’s AF.

01:45 ALL AF is using the crystal. He claims to have been a cleaner here and is upset that there’s so many people here so late at night. He claims to be scared of the other male spirits here and says he stays in this room. He says he saw the other spirits while he was still living. He tried to have them exorcised. They hold him responsible for this. His Christian name is given as Harold and he worked here until his death in 1987.
He likes to watch people enjoy themselves in the building
and lived locally. His family visit here often and that’s the
reason he’s still here. He claims to have followed us tonight
but is adamant that he hasn’t communicated with us before.
He claims that there is no spirit of a little boy in here, just him
and some soldiers. He says that the soldiers are worried that we are going to move them on and they are unhappy at our
presence. He says he was 54 years old when he died.

02:10 ALL Glass ‘tipping’ tried- no results.

02:18 ALL AF is back on the crystal. Harold claims the glass was too heavy for him to move. He doesn’t want us to ask one of the soldiers to enter and says that they won’t talk to our friends.
When AF asked for a noise, a ‘tap’ is heard to come from
behind B. AF asks for this to be repeated and again it is
heard. He claims he didn’t want to frighten people.
CC and J both see what looks like a white ball, about the
size of a table tennis ball, float across the top of the table
between them. AF asks if the men have seen Harold in orb
form and gets the reply ‘yes’. AF again asks for a noise.
Seconds later the team hear a tapping noise from the corner
of the room. AF asks for it to be repeated and again it is. B and
AF hear a sound like shuffling feet. AF asks if it is Harold that
can be heard and once more receives a ‘yes’. He claims that
he’s not happy with someone in the group being there and
that it’s because of their occupation. He claims to have been
a witness to something bad that happened in this building
which was never reported to the police. He claims to be
comfortable with everyone around the table and says he will
talk to us again later.

END TIME: 02:30 END TEMP: 22c

TEAM 3: Cindy Nunn (CiN), Terry Smith (TS), Ivan Brown (IB), Susanne (S)

VIGIL 1: Stairs

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns

START TIME: 22:30 START TEMP: 7.5c

NOTE TAKER: Terry Smith

Time Witness Occurrence _

23:10 All A bang is heard near the door.

END TIME: 23:15 END TEMP: 6.1c

TEAM 3: Cindy Nunn (CiN), Terry Smith (TS), Ivan Brown (IB), Susanne (S)

VIGIL 2: Common room

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, E.M.F. meter

START TIME: 00:00 START TEMP: 10.5c

NOTE TAKER: Cindy Nunn

Time Witness Occurrence _

00:15 ALL Two distinct taps are heard on the wall. The temp rises from
10c to 12c, then back to 10c again.

00:19 TS, IB, CiN Another tapping noise can be heard.

00:22 ALL Again tapping can be heard.

00:26 ALL EMF meter affected in centre of the room. A noise is heard
coming from above in one of the shops.

00:27 ALL EMF meter is still going off..

00:30 ALL IB is using his pendulum and as usual, the results are
summarised. IB seems to have made contact with the spirit
of a male who claims to have nothing to do with the army.
IB asks for a noise and a ‘tapping’ is heard coming from the
cupboards behind him. He claims to have been a patient in here when it was a hospital. He claims not to have been in this room then says he died in here. He claims to have been 11 years old when he died of influenza. He says he spent time in the creche when he was alive and that he still likes to visit it. He says that another spirit is in the room and that he’s happy with us being here.

END TIME: 01:00 END TEMP: 8.5c

TEAM 3: Cindy Nunn (CiN), Terry Smith (TS), Ivan Brown (IB), Susanne (S)

VIGIL 3: Sports hall

EQUIPMENT USED: digital camera, 0lux video cameras, temperature gun, E.M.F. meter, drinking glass, humidity meter

START TIME: 01:30 START TEMP: 6c

NOTE TAKER: Cindy Nunn

Time Witness Occurrence _

01:35 ALL Glass ‘tipping’ tried. The glass appears to have moved
slightly.

01:40 ALL The glass seems to have moved again.

02:07 ALL It looks like the glass has moved by ¼ of an inch.

02:15 TS TS sees an arm.

02:25 CiN, S Both CiN and S smell an ‘acrid, burning’ smell.

END TIME: 02:30 END TEMP: 3.5c

At this point in the evening Jeff had to leave and the teams formed one large team for the final vigil.

TEAM 1: Colin Nunn (CoN), Karen Smith (KS), Chris Foster (CF), Sharon Cobb (SC), Nigel (N), Chris Carnegie (CC), Kevin Curry (KC), Bev (B), Amanda Foster (AF), Cindy Nunn (CiN), Terry Smith (TS), Ivan Brown (IB), Susanne (S)

VIGIL 4: Common room

EQUIPMENT USED: digital cameras, 0lux video cameras, temperature guns, E.M.F. meters, crystal pendulums, humidity meters, drinking glass

START TIME: 03:05 START TEMP: 16c

NOTE TAKER: Chris Carnegie

Time Witness Occurrence _

03:17 ALL All the males except CC (taking notes), CF and TS (both
sitting out) are using the glass. CoN asks if the caretaker
is present and the glass moves. The temperature drops by 2c
to 14c. No other results were achieved and when the glass was
removed from the table, the temperature rose to 16c again.

03:25 ALL AF is using the crystal pendulum. She appears to make contact
with a spirit but it wants to communicate through B.

03:28 ALL B is now on the crystal. She seems to contact a spirit who claims to be Harold, the caretaker from earlier. She asks if heopened the toilet door on Sh during the break and gets a ‘no’.
He now says that we aren’t welcome here and that all the
spirits in the building want us to leave. He says that he won’t
let anyone else communicate with us. When B asks if the spirit
who spoke to both her and AF earlier is present, she gets a ‘no’ response. The temperature drops to 14.5c.

03:35 ALL SC tries the crystal. She too appears to have made contact with the spirit claiming to be called Harold. He says he wants us to leave and that as he’s the strongest spirit, he won’t let any of the others come through. He now claims that he was playing earlier and that he died between 1940 and 1945 when he was in his 60’s. He says that there’s someone in the room that he doesn’t like. All the names of the people present are said aloud and a ‘no’ is recorded on them all except CoN, who received the only ‘yes’. He claims CoN upset him earlier in the night.
CF picks up on the surname ‘Patterson’ and a ‘yes’ is the
response of the crystal. When asked a second time it registered ‘no’. He now claims that there are only three spirits in the building, one other male and a female. He says he doesn’t like the other male. CiN asks if he knows anything about ‘chicken’ .He replies with a ‘yes’ and that his wife used to call him a chicken.

END TIME: 03:50 END TEMP: 13.5c

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