This sitting in character felt a lot like Halloween, were all tired after a long day of work and felt our energy levels to be low. Our conscious recall of the evening was far from accurate thankfully. The recording held a huge amount of EVP with many noises captured too, so it was decided to include a video that provides a more comprehensive view of the phenomena recorded.
EVP 1: We are delighted to have captured anther possible reference to King Henry VIII, the name Henry was often verbally changed to Harry in the Middle Ages. Recently returned from our stay at Hampton Court Palace, we hoped that we might hear from our friends. Outside of Rachel's garden is The Forest of Dean, a rich Tudor hunting ground with a supply of fine wood for warships and houses.
EVP 2: Hayley is a lover of Rock and Metal music and has painted many fantastic portraits over the years. Rachel had no idea that Hayley had been considering making changes to her painting of Jimi Hendrix only the day before the sitting. Quite what Jimi needs to do, we don't know but it would be marvelous to capture his voice and help if we could.
Hayley's website featuring unique art and previous commissions: HayleysART
EVP 3: Gina was puzzled by a personal question and asked if someone in the know might provide an answer. And they did, although whether or not they're telling the truth we will never know.
EVP 4: Rachel alone heard a very short raspberry noise outside of the cabinet. EVP voices in recent sittings have sounded wildly different in the room, some as knocks, lights and shrill whistles.
EVP 5: Modifications to the lighting in the seance room are frequent and it doesn't matter how well we think we have made the necessary adjustments, we are unable to please all of the communicators.
The question of why we investigate a historic property through EVP is an important one; we see the possibility, however remote, of communication with people that lived in another era to be an opportunity not to be missed. We have a passion for our heritage and why would you not want to talk to the people who actually made our laws; bold scientific pioneers, flamboyant socialites, royalty, the cleaners and everyone in between; they made us who we are. It is the nearest we can get to picking up a phone and asking questions to a first person witness and a participant of historic events.Read More
There are few places in England as evocative as Hampton Court Palace and even fewer that you can feel history seeping from every brick as you pass. You may not see the ghosts of residents past on your visit but you should prepare to experience the eerie feeling that you are never alone. Recordings at the palace are rarely uneventful, most have multiple clear voices that join us in conversation. The clips chosen highlight how actively engaged the communicators are at the palace. That's not to say we are always made welcome.Read More