Saturday 30th March was our most recent investigation, and an enjoyable evening to boot!
There was a fairly ominous start to the night as the ghost tour guides were cleaning up the lanterns from the tours. A lantern glass propelled itself out of a lantern and on to the floor where it merrily shattered into tiny little pieces. Needless to say, the three guides (including Cait, the biggest sceptic on site) who had been standing there discussing the merits of smart phone ghost-photo apps were a little shocked, and when they tried to re-create the phenomena were unable to trigger any more exploding lanterns (much to the relief of our manager, who was less than happy to hear about the attempt to shatter MORE glass).
So with this event in mind, there was a chill of promise in the air as we headed out the door to begin investigating. If nothing else we were keen to snap a photo of one small and fabled bunny lugging copious amounts of chocolate eggs about the place (we jest!).
It was a fairly quiet night despite the perfectly creepy moon peeking out from behind threatening looking clouds, and in the interest of giving the group their discs as swiftly as possible I decided to forgo the third section of investigating and stick around in the Asylum alone to kick-start the data analysis process. Not something I thought through very well! After the group departed to check out the Basement and the Parsonage, and i settled in with a cup of tea to make fun line graphs out of some of the data, the wind picked up and started making the whole building sound alive. Things were creaking and banging and more than once I though I’d heard the group return only to find nobody at the door! It’s amazing how easy it is to freak yourself out in a dark and creaky ex-Lunatic Asylum in a 19th century Convict prison at 1am. Really, what was I thinking?
In other news we were joined by James for the investigation, one of our Ghostie guides who was keen to have a look and see what we get up to so late at night. He seemed to enjoy himself, so now we’re going to work on convincing him to become the latest addition to the P.I.E. Team! We’ll keep you posted if we’re successful with recruitment.
Also, next week we’re having our brand new Promo photo shoot here on site, so keep an eye out for some glossy new pics depicting the glamour and glitz of late night Investigations very soon. Here’s hoping something spooky will pop up in the background of some of the shots?
Finally, the April investigation will take place on Saturday the 27th, and there are only a few tickets left so head over to the Bookings site to get involved before we fill up!
Mel and the P.I.E. people