Ghost Hunters International filming at Castle Rising 2011





In early April 2011, Castle Rising in Norfolk saw the biggest media circus to arrive in years.
This time, it was the American TV production ‘Ghost Hunters International’ or simply known as GHI.
I gave Producer Adam Bradley and Director Tom Dorman an early morning tour of the castle and village on Sunday 3rd April. Then the following day the whole team arrived in convoy mid-afternoon.
GHI unpacked and instantly got down to business, first I gave a day tour with the cast and explained the castle site, brief history and the all important ‘paranormal’ aspects to the place.
Night fell and the cast; Barry FitzGerald, Joe Chin, Susan Slaughter, Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman and Kris Williams began their various investigations. Later, I was then summoned by Barry who had a few ideas regarding my involvement; one being locked in the castle dungeon alone was his main idea.
I agreed and strange things happened. We entered the dungeon and as Barry and I discussed the experiment I reported feeling dizzy and saw his face ‘morph’, while Kris' didn’t.
I was asked to sit then various cameras were deployed and I was asked to hold a digital dictation recorder.
Barry and Kris stayed for a while as I engaged with the spirit world. I asked for any of those entities around me to reveal themselves as taps on the surrounding boxes, as light or for them to affect the equipment which was recording.
Apparently, the temperature dropped around me dramatically several times then both Barry and Kris left me alone.
Next, there came the EVP voice which I didn’t hear, was captured on the dictation machine but not on the direct microphone feed.
I then moved to the White Room with Susan and Paul for a vigil with inconclusive results apart from an anomalous ‘growl’.
The ‘reveal’ to me consisted of doors opening remotely, an EVP “go home” from the dungeon vigil and massive light anomalies recorded in the same place once I’d left that cell.
The second night of filming included the lighting of the castle which I’ll never forget.
After the reveal filming, I was asked to deliver my verdict on investigation which was basically “You have an open invitation to return to Castle Rising”. Then, as I left the Great Hall basement and headed for the exit through the Great Chamber, I witnessed the image of rats scurrying all about the place. I hate rats and was out the door as fast as possible.
We had a ball!



GHI
SEASON 3 EPISODE 304 – Search for the She Wolf: England
While she lived, Queen Isabella of France was called the She-Wolf. It's no wonder that someone with that reputation would cling to Earth hundreds of years after her death. The GHI team has come to Norfolk, England to investigate claims of Isabella haunting Rising Castle, where she once lived. A historian studying the site, Norman Fahy, wonders if it isn't perhaps he, rather than the castle, that is being haunted.

The team sets up situations to test this possibility. Kris and Barry start by bringing Norman to the dungeon, where the temperature around the man plummets from 60 degrees to 47. They leave the room while Norman, with cameras trained on him, conducts an EVP session. Points of light begin to appear around him, visible to his naked eyes as well as the cameras.

Later, Susan and Paul accompany Norman to the White Room, where they hear a low growl and moan, and Norman begins to feel dizzy. Afterwards, Susan and Paul attempt to recreate a photograph of what appears to be a spirit horse on the drawbridge, but are unable to get the result they're looking for.

Joe and Scott check out the Great Hall Basement, and hear footsteps and what sounds like a woman's whisper. Later, they investigate the dungeon, where they find chains, shackles, and human bones wrapped up in crates. Scott feels something brush against him, possibly angry that the eternal rest was disturbed.

Susan and Paul decide to follow up in the Great Hall Basement, where they, too, hear footsteps and what sounds like the rush of fabric, as a cloak or gown, against the floor. Susan gives chase, but can't find anything.


The reveal could not be more satisfying for the desperately curious client. Video footage of him in the dungeon contains a very clear moment of someone saying, "Go home," a phrase he's heard many times before. They also show Norman footage of orbs of light appearing and disappearing, as well as a striking piece of evidence from the low-light camera, wherein an entity of light dances in perfect darkness, invisible to human sight but caught with this high-tech equipment.

Kris and Barry validate Norman's belief that haunting is afoot, but assure him that it is the castle, not he, himself, that is haunted.

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