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Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Guildhall, York

Up Next: 28th October 2023, 7:00pm
Location: The Guildhall, St Martin's Courtyard, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
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Council chamber 3
Rm 1
Staircase 2
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Join Paranormal Research York as we investigate the amazing and infamous Guildhall

Ghostly Sightings This building is an absolute must for anyone wanting to part of York’s paranormal. There have been reported sightings of the full apparition of a male whose footsteps have been heard around the building. Visitors have reported whispers from within the great halls. In 2015 a local history group captured what they believe to be three ghostly figures at the end of the once open Common Hall Lane. During WWI, it was reported the spirit of Guy Fawkes was haunting The Guildhall. Reports were made of footsteps and the feeling of being brushed past. Secret passages, whispers, dark shadows…what will we find during our investigation? You will have full access to the public areas within the building. The main Guildhall, Committee Room, The Council Chamber, many other rooms and passageways, with ghosts and spirits within its very foundations. This will be an amazing investigation.

Dungeons. Kings. Queens. WW2 battle scars. Hidden secrets. Secret passages. The trial of Margaret Clitherow. The Court of Assizes. The Court of Common Pleas. The Siege of York. The Battle of Marston Moor. The Scots. Guy Fawkes.

The Guildhall has been at the heart of the city of York’s governance for over 500 years. ghosts...catholics…deviants…traitors…madmen…outlaws… will you join us for a paranormal investigation at The Guildhall?

Margaret Clitherow’s trial took place in The Guildhall but her refusal to be tried by a jury led to her automatically being sentenced to death. In a desperate attempt to persuade her to conform to trial by jury, the judges stressed the horrific barbarity of the assigned means of death for Margaret’s offence – being pressed to death. Yet, Margaret remained firm in her convictions and continued to refuse trial by jury, stating “I know of no offense whereof I should confess myself guilty. Having made no offence, I need no trial".

For over 550 years, the many purposes of the Guildhall have led to it seeing history being made. Is there any wonder York is Europe’s most haunted city?

One of England’s most infamous monarchs, King Richard III was entertained here in 1483. Who else came here?

In 1586 the Court of Assizes at The Guildhall was the setting for the trial of Margaret Clitherow, who was charged with undercover and persistent perpetration of Catholicism and was subsequently executed by being pressed to death for her refusal to accept the court’s jurisdiction.

During the English Civil War the sum of £200,000 was paid to the Scots for supporting Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary forces and was counted here in the inner or ‘Justice Room’ in 1647. King Charles I was duly handed over after the money was divided and paid out.

During WW2 the building was heavily damaged during the Baedeker Raid.

What happened during these times? Join us as we try and find out the secrets of The Guildhall.

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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