Events

Leeds City Museum

 

Saturday 15th September

 

9pm - 2am

 

£29 per ticket

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Join Spookseekers for a night of pure ghost hunting at this amazing location in the heart of Leeds with 4 floors of Terror.

 

This magnificent building is steeped in history and there are many  spooky tales to be told. Staff and visitors to the building have reported hearing footsteps when the building is empty with doors opening and closing. A figure has been seen on the balcony and strange light anomalies have been observed by the naked eye.

 

During our last Investigation many guests had strange experiences with feelings of been touched and fear as something tried to push them over !!

*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey

 

Saturday 13th October

 

9pm till 2am

 

£40 per ticket

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Join us as we investigate on the reconstructed Victorian street with its pub and shops. Spend time on the abbots staircase and get comfy in the Victorian Parlour.

 

Abbey House was once the gateway to Kirkstall Abbey, it became detached from it when turnpike road was built in 1827. It was built in 1152-1182. The last abbot John Ripley took it as his home until his death in 1568. From 1584, it was owned by the Savile family and used as a farmhouse. In 1779 the Butler family leased it from the Earls of Cardigan. Alterations were made in 1841. It became the home of George Beecroft of Kirkstall Forge and then the Butler family. In 1893 it was bought by Colonel Thomas Harding who lived there until 1912. In 1925 it was bought by Leeds City Council.

 

There has been many strange sightings and hauntings reported including that of the former Abbot of the abbey who walks the area that has been converted into a museum, it is usual to hear the spirit moving around.

The Galleries Of Justice , Nottingham

 

Saturday 1st September

 

9pm till 3am

 

£45 per ticket

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The Galleries of Justice is a courthouse and jail that has served Nottingham for over 400 years. It has a long history of powerful emotions – anger, despair, betrayal, and, of course, executions. It is not surprising that this rich atmosphere should have left its mark, so that the buildings today are abound with reported ghostly encounters.

 

*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

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A whole ghost hunt could be held in the reception with its three ghosts, a soldier, a Victorian gentleman and an old lady, but Spookseekers have the whole building!

 

Take part in the Galleries of Justice Ghost Hunt that will take you to the Hanging Corridor – where ghostly Civil War soldiers were witnessed walking through a wall, the Criminal Court with its shadowy figures and the Pits, a location so spooky that even the staff won’t enter! You will also have access to the notorious underground chapel and caves.

So Dare you join us at this historic location !

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*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

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Halloween at The Black Swan Inn , York

 

Saturday 3rd November

 

9pm till 3am

 

£40 Per Ticket with Buffet Included

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Join us this Halloween at the Black Swan In York . we have use of the whole building including the hotel bedrooms for the whole evening with free buffet is included.

 

The pub, like many in York, is as interesting below ground as it is above. It dates back to the 15th century, when it was a private house, with alterations and additions been made in the following two centuries. Prior to the present building, a medieval inn had stood on the site and remains may well still be beneath the pub.

It was built for William Bowes, a merchant and Sheriff of York in 1417, who also became Lord Mayor in 1428.

 

Various ghostly sightings have occurred...............

 

There is a ghost of the gentleman in a bowler hat who appears to be impatiently waiting for someone at the bar - eventually his apparition slowly fades away.

 

Another ghost can be seen sitting staring into the fire in the bar. It is the ghost of a particularly beautiful young woman thought to be a jilted bride. It is said that should a man stare into her face he will die in ecstasy.

 

There are several other ghosts who appear regularly. A small boy, known affectionately to the staff as Matthew, is frequently seen in the bar and passageway. He is dressed in Victorian style clothes and is reportedly a pickpocket, which might explain the disappearance of various items kept behind the bar.

 

A rumoured highwayman, who we know as Jack, appears regularly in the kitchen, dressed in riding boots and a long black cloak. Interestingly, the kitchen was built over the original stable yard. He can also be heard singing along to Irish folk songs in the corner of the bar late at night.

 

A less frequent ghostly visitor is a large black cat wandering around the pub. This ghost causes confusion among staff and frequent customers alike as it bears a strong resemblance to Salem, the pubs resident feline.

The chair by the fire is reputedly cursed and it is said that should anyone sit in it a curse will fall upon them. We recommend standing.

 

There have been regular sightings of a pair of legs disappearing up the stairs leading to the landlord’s flat. We believe the landlord may have to be legless himself to dare to sleep there!

*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

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The Abandoned Park Hotel , Morecambe

 

Saturday 1st December

 

9pm till 2am

 

£25 per Ticket 

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Dare to investigate one of Morecambe’s oldest buildings? It won’t be a “walk in the park!”

 

Join Spookseekers as we explore and investigate this now eerily empty and abandoned Victorian hotel in the old seaside town of Morecambe.

 

This former glory, the Park Hotel, has been closed for years with many of the original furnishings, including bedding, just simply left behind! From old reception rooms and bars, to stairs that lead to nowhere,  countless bedrooms in various states of repair, back to bare walls on the upper servants landing, an old library, cellars with servants kitchen and a stunning Observatory that shows the marks of where it was struck by lightening!

 

All this AND the fact that many locals strongly believe this hotel, built in 1900, is one of the most haunted places in this seaside ghost town, this is a perfect place to spend a Spooky evening!

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*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

 

Events

Armley Mills , Leeds

 

Saturday 24th November

 

9pm till 2am

 

£40 per Ticket

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The earliest record of Armley Mills dates from the middle of the sixteenth century when local clothier Richard Booth leased 'Armley Millnes' from Henry Saville.

 

Ownership changed several times up to 1907 when the company Bentley and Tempest took over the entire site and this continued up to 1969, when production ceased and Leeds City Council bought the building in recognition of its historic importance.

 

Working conditions in the mills were unregulated and frequently appalling, children were particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, working long hours in terrible conditions. In one notorious case in 1832 a child died in a Leeds mill when he was not allowed to stop work to go to the toilet.

 

Staff have reported dark shadows crossing their path, the feeling of hands brushing over their hair and faces and the sounds of children crying or shouting have been heard by staff and visitors. The presence of a large and angry man has also been  sensed by visiting mediums.

*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

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Oakwell Hall , Birtstall

 

Saturday 2nd February

 

5.30pm till 10.30pm

 

£40 per ticket

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Join us at this rarely investigated location !!

 

Oakwell's most famous legend concerns the ghost of William Batt, owner of the house in 1684. He was a young man of 25, a bachelor whose widowed mother, Elizabeth, lived at Oakwell. The best account of the ghost story comes from the Victorian writer Mrs Gaskell in her "Life of Charlotte Bronte".

 

Her account is as follows:

"Captain Batt was believed to be far away; his family was at Oakwell; when in the dusk on a winter evening, he came stalking along the lane, through the hall and up the stairs, into his own room, where he vanished. He had been killed in a duel in London that very same afternoon of December 9th 1684."

 

The legend also states that he left a bloody footprint behind in a bedroom.

 

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*Over 18’s only

 

*Full use of ghost hunting equipment and light refreshments available throughout the night

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