Sutton Scarsdale Hall - 30/09/06

 
 

 

 
 

 
     
 

Chris and Eleanor (PICOUK) were invited by Notts Paranormal Investigators to join them on an investigation at Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

Weather

On arrival the weather was fine with clear skies, however around 2 am heavy rain started.

Tour of the location

On arrival at around 9:30 after bringing our kit from the vehicles we took a tour of the location, after a quick look around we noticed that most of the team were walking round with torches therefore missing a lot. Chris explained to several members of the team and told them to look towards a window in the book room; most of the people there saw what looked like a man sitting on the windowsill reading a book. Some of the team members also saw a figure in the servantsí hall that appeared to be standing facing the wall in a corner. Eleanor was called over to a group of the team members that contained a new member, she had seen a figure walking towards her that had frightened her and then felt something like a big dog brush up against her leg. After calming the team member down Eleanor explained that the large dog was with her and there was nothing to worry about.

 
     
 

 
     
 

Glass Divination One

After everyone had taken their fill of photographs we decided to open proceedings with glass divination in the servantsí pantry with a Yes No board.

 
     
 

Question

Answer

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

Yes

Were you the master of the house?

No

Are you the master of the house?

Yes

The spirit then refused to answer any of our questions

Are there any other spirits present?

Yes

Are you female?

Yes

Were you a member of the family who owned the house?

No

Did you work here?

Yes

Were you a kitchen maid?

Yes

The male spirit was sensed again which caused the maid the withdraw from the table

Are there any other spirits present?

Yes

Are you female?

Yes

Were you a member of the family who owned the house?

No

Did you work here?

No

Are you with a member of the team here tonight?

Yes

A series of questions followed with personal answers which will not be reported here.

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

Yes

Are you the master of the house?

No

Are you his son?

Yes

Is your name Richard?

Yes

As Richard seemed to like talking to Paul on previous visits he took over the table.

Richard, did you live here in the 1700's

Yes

Was it after 1750?

Yes

Was it between 1750 & 1760?

No

Was it between 1760 & 1770?

Yes

Did your home come under battle?

Yes

Were you married?

Yes

Did you have any children?

Yes

Did you have more than 1 child?

Yes

Did you have more than 2 children?

No

Did you have 2 children?

Yes

Did you have 2 girls?

No

Did you have 2 boys?

Yes

Are your boys here with you?

Yes

Can we talk to one of the boys?

No

Does Nicholas still come here?

Yes

Are you and Nicholas now friends?

No

So there are still bitter feelings?

Yes

Do you want me not to talk about Nicholas?

No

Did you live here?

No

Was this Nicholas's house?

No

Did the house belong to your father?

Yes

Was your father the man we first spoke to on the board tonight?

Yes

Did he leave the house jointly shared between you and Nicholas?

Yes

Was the bad feeling caused by the house?

No

Did Nicholas think you betrayed him?

Yes

Was Nicholas wrong in what he thought?

Yes

Was it only gossip?

Yes

Are you telling the truth?

Yes

Is Albert here?

Yes

Is it Albert who puts the strange feelings on the team?

Yes

Is Albert nasty?

Yes

Does Albert want us here?

No

Do you want us here?

Yes

Were you one of the spirits we saw earlier?

Yes

Will you show yourself in a communication circle?

Yes

Were you seen in the room we are currently in?

Yes

Was it your father that was seen in the book room?

Yes

Did your father die of an illness?

No

Did he die by someone else's hand?

Yes

Did he die in a battle?

Yes

Was it in the crusades?

No

Did he die in this house?

Yes

Was the battle with another local family?

Yes

Was your father stabbed in the back?

Yes

Did your father smoke?

No

Did Nicholas smoke?

Yes

Is it Nicholas that is seen in the Smoke room?

Yes

Was it his favourite room?

Yes

Is Albert here?

Yes

Does he intend us harm?

Yes

Will you protect us?

Yes

Does Albert follow the team around?

Yes

Was it Albert who approached and frightened the ladies?

No

Is Albert standing next to Eleanor?

Yes

Is there also a spirit called Andrew here?

Yes

Is Andrew a member of your family?

Yes

Was he a policeman?

No

Was he in a position of authority?

Yes

Was Andrew a Police Constable?

Yes

Was he your cousin?

No

Are you still there?

No

Are there any other spirits present?

Yes

Are we talking to Nicholas?

Yes

Do you want us here?

No

Are you still there?

No

If you would like us to leave you alone for a while move to yes

Yes

Will you come back in 15 minutes?

Yes

As promised we closed the session and took a break.

 
     
 

Unexpected Guests

While we were taking a break a group of local residents arrived, they comprised of two male adults and four male minors all of who appeared to be over 11. Two of the young males were talking to us while the others climbed up a wall to get a higher vantage point, after a few minutes one of them decided to climb down when he was around half way the appeared to slip and fall. He landed on his hands and feet, stood up and was concerned that he had dirtied his clothes but was unhurt. As he approached us Eleanor describes a young male spirit who appeared to push him as he was descending, he only did it for a laugh the spirit liked to cause mischief. One of the adults came over and as the spirit was described to him he recognised the description and character as a relative of the other adult.

Glass Divination Two

The locals were telling us about pervious visits and what they had seen, they asked if they could stand by and watch for a while so we decided to try another glass divination session.

 
     
 

Question

Answer

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

Yes

Are you the master of the house?

No

Are you his son?

No

Did you live in this house?

No

Did you work in this house?

No

Did you visit the house?

Yes

Did you visit Richard or Nicholas?

No

Did you visit their father?

Yes

Were you a regular visitor?

No

Did you visit more than once a year?

Yes

Did you visit more than twice a year?

Yes

Did you visit more than four times a year?

Yes

Did you visit four times a year?

Yes

Were you married?

No

Did you have a lover?

Yes

Did your lover also visit here?

No

Did your lover work here?

No

Did your lover live here?

Yes

Did you meet your lover here?

No

Is that why you visited here?

No

Did you and your lover have liaisons in the cellar?

Yes

Is that why still you visit here?

Yes

Did Nicholas approve of your relationship?

Yes

Did Richard approve of your relationship?

No

Was your lover female?

No

Was your lover male?

Yes

Is your illicit relationship the reason you are still on this plain?

No answer

Did your lover die before you?

Yes

Was your lover Nicholas and Richardsís father?

Yes

Is the relationship the cause of the trouble between them?

Yes

Was Richard ashamed of his father?

Yes

Was Nicholas ashamed of his father?

No

Did you witness the death of your lover?

Yes

Was he stabbed in the back?

Yes

Was the battle between your two families?

Yes

We had problems getting the spirit to move the glass back so we replaced it in the middle of the board manually.

Are you still with us?

No answer

If there any spirits with us please move the glass to yes.

Yes

Is this the same spirit we were talking to?

Yes

Am I correct when I say it was a member of your family who killed Richardsís father?

Yes

Was it because of your relationship?

Yes

We thanked the spirit for talking to us and closed the session

 
     
 

Glass Divination Three

 
     
 

Question

Answer

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

Yes

Are we talking to Richard?

Yes

Are you aware of a maid who died here with her child?

Yes

Was her name Alice?

Yes

Did you know Alice?

Yes

Were you the father of her baby?

Yes

Did she jump out of the window with her child?

Yes

Did she jump out of the window with her child?

No

Were you sad?

Yes

Did you have any sisters?

No

Are you sad your house is in the condition it is now?

Yes

Have you visited the inside fittings in America?

No

Are you ashamed of your family?

Yes

Are you stopping your boys from crossing over?

Yes

Are you catholic

No

The spirit withdrew from the table

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

No

Are you female?

Yes

Are you a member of the family?

Yes

Are you Richard and Nicholas's mother?

Yes

Are your remains in the church yard next door?

No

Are your mortal remains in the church yard next door?

Yes

Are there a lot of spirits here?

Yes

Do you mind us talking to you?

Yes

Were you aware of your husbands liaison

No Answer

The spirit withdrew from the table and Eleanor became aware of a spirit hovering just outside the room, as servants were not allowed into the room with the family and guests she gave the spirit permission to enter the room and talk.

Are there any spirits present?

Yes

Are you male?

No

Are you female?

Yes

Are you a member of the family?

No

Did you work here?

Yes

Is your name Alice?

Yes

Did you have a relationship with Richard?

No

Did Nicholas want to send you away?

Yes

Were you murdered in the cellar?

Yes

Were you thrown out of the window?

Yes

Are you still seen in the cellar?

Yes

Is your child still with you?

Yes

The master of the house entered the room and Alice withdrew. No matter how hard we tried we could not make any contact so the session was closed

 
     
 

Table Tipping

After a short break, some of the group went with the locals to scout a possible location for another investigation and the rest of us opened a table tipping session. Almost immediately we made contact with the master of the house, he was angry and annoyed with Eleanor for being presumptuous and allowing Alice to enter the room and talk. He admitted that he was having a relationship with a male and stated he was not ashamed of his behaviour. After around twenty minutes just when the table was really rocking it started to rain and as this location is outside with absolutely no shelter we had to quickly pack up and leave. Eleanor quickly closed the session and thanked the spirit for allowing us into his home, stating that we would return to visit him as soon as time and the weather permit. As we were getting good results we all feel that a return visit should be made.