Monday, July 25, 2011

Ghost Hunting At Chesleigh House Gainsborough

Chesleigh House dates way back in fact it was once owned by Sir Hickman Bacon who at one time was one of the richest men in Britain, and who also owned Gainsborough Old Hall. By the turn of the 20th century Chesleigh House had become a Victorian school for boys and then went on to become Gainsborough’s maternity hospital which would have seen many a birth of a baby and sadly too the death of both babies and their unfortunate mothers. In the 1970s it became a dance school for twenty years and now its used as a boys learning centre. With it’s chequered history, and reported ghostly activity what spectral beings would await the Simply Ghost Nights team and fellow ghost hunters as we attempted spirit contact at this reputedly haunted building.

Before the event had commenced Sean heard the sound of chains clanging together in the empty gymnasium upstairs in Chesleigh House, whilst having a quick walk around the house. Rosey, Mel, and Steve reported in separate vigils the same spirit lady making contact through glass divination, and in one of those vigils Jo (number 1) became so frightened and reduced to tears by the glass movement that she had to be taken from the room for a while.

Jo (number 2) had to leave one vigil to be physically sick as she felt nauseas and had stomach pains, could this have been the spirit of a former pregnant mother that Jo could have sensed. On returning to the room Jo stated that she felt much better and could not understand what had happened. In another vigil the group made contact with a spirit called Stanley who, had worked there many years ago, and in a separate vigil Steve spoke of a spirit who made ghostly contact through glass divination, but would only communicate when Dan asked the questions. In the same vigil Kirsty screamed after the chair she was sat in was shaken by unseen hands, and it took some time for Kirsty to calm down.

Liz, Angela, Rob, Becky and Kerry were excited during a table tipping experiment when the table moved to them on request, and also when they experienced some loud and strong tapping’s on the table also Tom, Jo(number 3) Leigh, and Michelle were also astounded at the ferocity of the table moving in a vigil in what would have been the maternity ward. K2 spikes were reported on numerous vigils and on request too when attempting to communicate with the spirit world.

All in all it was quite an eventful night at Chesleigh House and one the Simply Ghost Nights team cannot wait to return to in the near future.

Sent in by Simply Ghost Nights

1 comment:

  1. Dear Simply Ghost Nights Team

    It is with much intrigue I have read your post just now having come back from my first time visit to Gainsborough this afternoon in search of a property near Richmond Park. However, upon walking the local area I discovered merely around the corner but slightly set back from North Marsh Road, a forlorn and forboding building for sale.

    My immediate thoughts were that in its current overgrown and declining state of repair, how this un-nerving former school would be a hotbed of spiritual activity and was drawn to investigating the grounds and peering in through the dirty windows to see old hallways staircases and files strewn allover.

    The atmosphere to the back of the building was however a lot more ominous indeed and presence was felt as we ventured through an already open gate into the grounds.

    I could not shake this feeling throughout my journey home and immediately have searched for the building to find its former uses and if there has been any events or spiritual activity recorded. Which is when I discovered your post!

    I would merely like to inform the SGN Team this would be a perfect time to return to the property, and to those of you out there able to view the property, there are 3 floors as listed by local estate agents JH Walter. However, it also states:

    "We have not inspected the whole property particularly the second floor. Interested parties should undertake their own checks of the floor area."

    Anybody interested to possibly find out why??!



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