Join Paranormal Research York as we exclusively investigate this 14th century building in the heart of the once infamous Bedern...
Ghostly sightings On previous investigations, faint cries, hand holding and hair being touched and the overwhelming sense of darker emotions gathered around us and although we managed to communicate with some of the many spirits here, we weren't able to connect with them all. We met, but didn't connect with a Hall Keeper - a large and imposing spirit, who in life was a deaf-mute. He was employed to guard the door when meetings were taking place, his lack of communication was perfect for that job. He was curious about our presence and that we could see him, maybe, he will connect with us this time? The spirits of children were felt by many guests, from hand holding to the touching of hair. Spirits interacted with us during spirit board sessions and one made his presence known through the SLS camera. On a previous visit, the inner door handle into the main Hall was rattled from the outside, with all guests accounted for and the external doors locked. Who was trying to get in?
Bedern Hall itself is not short of scandalous stories…the intense cloistered life of the vicars was taking its toll and several had started to stray. But what of the children of Bedern? One story is of a George Pymm, who allegedly ran a school and workhouse near Bedern for poor and orphaned children. Legend says he neglected them so badly they died in large numbers and another story says he buried and stored children in the cupboards within the school. Numerous stories from Bedern and around the Hall are of children’s shadows seen on walls, invisible hands touching unsuspecting passers by and the sounds of screams and giggles.
The history The area around the Hall housed immigrants from Ireland after the great potato famine. Houses were crammed, it was overcrowded and hygiene unspeakable. Bedern was full of drunkenness’ and disease, a crime ridden red light district where decent people feared to tread. Bedern tenants fell into insanity from the pressure of living in the slum, the area was so violent with serious crimes, those who passed by the covered passageway to Bedern from Goodramgate knew to stay well clear…and so the Bedern slums had arrived.
What to expect on a PRY night - On our ghost hunts you can use your senses to feel if someone or something is with you. PRY help you to explore your senses to investigate the paranormal using traditional and modern communication techniques and guest participation is encouraged! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned investigator, this event will leave you wanting more.
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