Files of a Modern Day Ghost-Hunter:Case File: 011
The team were contacted by the current owners of The Hare & Crow Pub
in March, 2006, following several unexplainable incidents and a catalogue
of complaints from visitors and customers to the quaint old country
pub. The owners do not wish to be named, nor would they like
the location of the pub published as part of this case-file. Years of
bad fortune have taken their toll on the pubs reputation,
as well as the owners themselves. Possible paranormal events have included:
A night investigation was arranged with the owners, who opted
to leave the pub for the evening, staying with friends across the village
green. With many rooms to cover, and the possibility of wild nocturnal
visitors, some careful consideration was given to our weapons of choice
for this investigation:
Matt and Joanne explore the building, setting up our equipment. The 'trigger
object' - an item placed on plain paper, circled in ink - was placed in
the main dining room, which was then locked for the duration. No-one could
enter or leave that room. So, any movement, found at the end of the night,
could be paranormal. The nite-vision cameras were positioned, on sturdy
tripods, in the Saloon Bar and Guest Room 4.
Matt feels a "massive temperature drop" in Guest Room
2. This is not unusual for this time in the evening, on any evening. There
is a noticeable drop in temperature from 00:00 onwards, across the country.
Matt is, usually, quite used to this drop, so we can think on his reaction
as unusual, to say the least. The room was, prior to 01:05, warm. Sadly,
Matt did not have a thermometer to record the exact changes.
something beginning to stir, in the
We ALL hear a loud noise, from the lower rooms of the
pub. I felt the sound emanated from the kitchen area, Joanne thought the
same, but Matt was more specific; believing the sound came from the 'Grill'
area. The sound was described, by my fellow investigators, as "loud,
metal, bang or slamming sound".
There are now noises within Guest Room 4. Oddly, the sounds seem
to respond to our questions, and requests! Could it have been coincidental,
or something more significant. Was someone trying to communicate? The
two 'locked off' cameras continued to monitor the Public Bar and Kitchen,
so we had no way of recording these sounds.
03:25 Yet again, we all hear a sound from below the Guest Room level. It was loud enough to make Joanne jump, so we felt hopeful the 'locked off' camera (located in the Grill Kitchen) would have picked up the audible phenomena. The sounds in the Guest Room had ceased, so we began to feel a review of the footage was essential. In fact, after such a clatter, it was an unbearable wait until we decided to pack up for the night. What on earth had been happening, below stairs?
Our night had drawn to a close. The IR Trap was deactivated, after it's
long vigil in the main hall. It's interesting to note that the IR Trap
did not activate at all. This indicates that no-one, whether human or
animal, entered the main building. This fact is important, when reviewing
the footage included on this page. ALL of the 'locked off' cameras were
left, unattended, in the areas chosen, meaning we have no explanation
for the events you can witness by viewing the video clips.
What a night! The Hare & Crow really did provide some of
the most unusual video footage of a paranormal investigation I have ever
seen. There's a genuinely unnerving quality about the shapes and sounds;
what could have made them? The four clips were recorded by our faithful
Nite-Vision cameras; two before 02:00 (bedroom and Saloon) and two afterwards
(Grill Kitchen and Public Bar). It is very unusual to get any recordings
on the 'lock offs', so I am thrilled with the four clips we have to show
for our time. Here's a few thoughts about each clip:
seems to be a shadow moving
3: Grill Kitchen: There's definitely something moving, or even
throwing, items in this room of The Hare & Crow. We all had a good
look around the kitchen, when packing up at 04:00, and didn't notice any
loose cutlery or kitchen equipment. After listening to the video (many,
many times!) I phoned the owners of the pub, to ask if they had found
anything out of place or broken. They reported finding serving spoons
wedged down the back of the 'prep' surfaces....which wouldn't normally
be in that part of the kitchen. Are the noises on tape possibly the sounds
of poltergeist activity?