Saturday, 18. April 2020, The Castle Museum, Paranormal Event - Colchester Castle

from 18. April 2020 - 19:30 till 22:30

The Castle Museum

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Event description
My team for this event will include the following Mediums:- Kim Claydon, Janice Verguson, Karen Butler and Sharon Smith.
This is not a Ghost Hunt where you are lead around with just machines. This is a Paranormal Investigation where YOU are part of a team! YOU will guide the investigation and communicate with past life! YOU will become a historian and delve in to the darkest secrets of this Castle! Events do not need to be through the night, my team will show you that times do not matter for paranormal investigations.
Colchester Castle is apparently one of the most haunted castles in the England. Built upon the foundations of the ancient Roman Temple of Claudius this Castle has floors of history which we as teams will have full access to investigate. This Castle has links with the Witchfinder General and the tragic women who perished here through execution, labelled as witches.
With mediums and Clairvoyance my events do not allow or need Ouija Boards, we use our gifts to communicate and research. Many hauntings have occurred here and staff have witnessed so many strange occurrences. So let’s find out who and why they remain! With such a historic presence and so many years of history this location will not fail to impress or prove paranormal activity.
My teams have already investigated the castle with amazing evidence and experiences. As investigators you will have access to Colchester Castle levels 1 and 2 and other rooms within the castle. You will be supplied tools and maps! Debrief of all the groups coming together at the end to discuss our findings over tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
Staff that work here have encountered strange occurrences and seen things that have frankly terrified them. Other events here are not like this, we don’t really on gimmicks or Ouija Boards to talk, we talk and then this can be followed up by you the team! Cameras, recordings and paranormal equipment promoted but ultimately each group has at least 1 medium!
We have a vast area to investigate within the Castle. I do advise any disabilities please make contact with myself first to ensure accessibility.
Over 17’s Only.
History
The Colchester Castle was designed by Gundulf, the Bishop of Rochester and building began in 1069. However, due to the threat of Viking invasion building work stopped in 1080 but was eventually completed around 1100.
In 1215 Colchester Castle was besieged and captured by King John following the altercation with religious nobles, this eventually led to the Magna Carta.
Since it ceased to be a Royal Castle in 1668 it has been used as a county prison. The prison was maintained by private enterprise which meant that prisoners were kept in the most barbaric of conditions and often left to rot or to die. Matthew Hopkins features in the history of Colchester Castle in 1645 the self-styled Witchfinder General, interrogated and imprisoned suspected witches. These alleged witches would never stand a chance as every test to prove their innocence was doomed to failure, meaning that so many were executed.
The Castle was under Royalist control under the leadership of George Lisle and Charles Lucas. However, in 1648 the Castle was attacked by Parliamentary troops, only surrendering after a 12 week siege. The two Royalist leaders were then executed. This execution took place to the rear of the Castle and rumour has it that the grass will not grow on the spot where they fell. A small obelisk now marks the point.
At one and a half times the size of the Tower of London's White Tower, Colchester's Keep is the largest ever built in Britain and the largest surviving example in Europe. There has always been debate as to the original height of the castle. It has been suggested that the keep was at one time four storeys high, though for a number of reasons, including the peaceful region of the castle and the lack of local stone, it is now thought that it had only two or three. Colchester castle is built on the foundations of the earlier Roman temple of Claudius. These foundations with their massive vaults have since been uncovered and can be viewed today on a castle tour.
The castle was ordered by William the Conqueror and designed by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester. Building began between 1069 and 1076 under the supervision of Eudo Dapifer, who became the castle's steward on its completion. Building stopped in 1080 because of a threat of Viking invasion, but the castle was completed by around 1100.

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Many materials, such as Roman brick and clay taken from the Roman town, were used in the building and these can easily be seen. Scaffolding pole holes and garderobes can still be seen in the structure.
Meeting at the front entrance to the castle, access from Museum Street. The Castle closes at 5 pm to the public. Parking with in the high street,town hall or a junction down free.

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