Above taken from
http://channel-paranormal-society.weebly.com 7 April 2013. Report by Jake.
The Huntsman & Horn public house,
Indoor night time investigation.
Present: ChaPS Team: Stella, Lisa, Claire, Chris and Jake.
The landlady, Chris, was also present.
0130: Team commenced an EMF and temperature sweep of the building. A
few abnormal EMF readings were noted in the area of the main bar and
although electrical equipment was present, this affected the meter
differently. Other readings around the main bar area were caused by
fridge motors, alarm panels and sockets. No other abnormal readings were
observed through the building.
0140: In the rear restaurant area Jake felt really odd and sensed
that a spirit walks out of the back door to the left of the fireplace
and into the room. Jake noticed that there were rather uneven
temperature readings in this room with various cold spots around the
room. However, the presence of an extractor in the wall may have been
responsible for this even though the team couldn't prove this at the
time. The windows were sealed as was the fireplace so the results of the
temperature fluctuations must remain inconclusive.
0151: The team returned to the main bar area and Stella began picking
up incredibly high EMF readings on the meter which wasn't replicated on
the KII meter. Again another check for hidden electrical installations
revealed units in the area which actually registered a lower reading.
Again this must be inconclusive as the high readings could be down to
the age of the electrical wiring and/or hidden installations.
0556: The relocated to the rear restaurant area to begin the second
part of the investigation. They formed a circle and began calling out,
whilst doing this Jake was sensing a pair of black leather thigh length
riding boots as worn by a man.
0200: The team could feel the temperature dropping in the room and
Stella commented her arms had gone cold.
0201: Stella was sensing the name Belinda. Stella could 'see' Belinda
wearing a lavender blue dress edged with white lace which she was
'swishing' from side to side. Belinda enjoyed wearing the dress as this
was her Sunday best and all week she normally wore something much more
raggy. Belinda 'told' Stella she was 29 years old and lived here (at the
0204: Stella called out directly to Belinda and asked her to come
forward and communicate with the team. As she did, Jake could physically
see movement behind Stella to the right of the fireplace where there was
a doorway covered by a curtain. Stella confirmed this was the area that
Belinda was in.
0205: Stella was also sensing the name Rosemary and at this time her
hands became really warm. Stella was sensing that Rosemary was Belinda's
older sister and Jake was feeling a connection between these two girls
and service - as if they'd been serving girls at the pub or somewhere
0206: Jake was sensing a male spirit nearby who he described as
darker. Stella wondered if it was Belinda's father but Jake felt he
predated Belinda and he had been a spirit here when Belinda lived here
and that both her and her sister would've heard his footsteps walking up
and down the stairs and along an upstairs passage. This was why Belinda
was still frightened of him. The spirit was wearing black knee length
riding boots and Jake felt his name was Edward which Stella confirmed
that she had sensed this name earlier but not mentioned it at the time.
Jake felt Edward was dark in looks with dark curly hair and a black
'goatee' beard and felt he dated from the late 1600's. Edward made a
reference to King Charles and Chris wondered if he dated from the civil
0208: Jake felt his hands go warm but his arms go cold. Stella called
0212: Jake called out directly addressing 'Edward' and asked if he
was a Royalist or a Parliamentarian. At this time an odd groan was
picked up on the voice recorder which wasn't audible at the time.
Unfortunately this hasn't transferred to the video editor and as such is
unavailable to hear.
0213: Jake asked Edward how he felt about Mr Cromwell and felt that
he had replied "Lord Cromwell?" Chris felt that Edward had big lace
cuffs and suspected Edward was a Royalist or Cavalier. Stella wondered
if this had always been an inn but Chris said that originally it was two
private cottages. Jake was sensing a connection to smuggling, that the
smugglers wanted to build tunnels in this area but it was the wrong kind
of soil and too wet. Chris commented that Herne (a small village nearby)
allegedly had a network of tunnels.
0214: Jake was sensing that Edward had held meetings in the building
during his lifetime and that him and several supporters of the King had
felt rather cut off and out the way down down here and were planning to
head north to fight for him. Jake was also feeling that Edward hadn't
died in this building.
0217: Jake's right arm was shaking and Jake asked out to Edward as he
suspected that Edward's right arm had been injured in battle. As he
called out Chris' right arm also felt a bit warm and shaky too. Jake
sensed that although Edward had died in battle, it hadn't been a
soldier's death and Stella commented that she felt that he had passed
through having a fever. Jake also felt this and that he had been wounded
in a skirmish and it had become infected.
0221: Stella was sensing the female spirit around the team again and
Chris wondered if she was from the Victorian era. Stella could see
Belinda was now wearing a bonnet too. At this time, Lisa could also hear
church bells - although there are no churches with bells nearby.
0222: Stella asked Belinda what she did during the week and received
an image of her looking after children. These children were her younger
brothers and sisters as her mother had died in childbirth leaving
Belinda to look after them. As Stella was relating this to the team,
Chris commented on how cold the room had suddenly got and Stella
confirmed that the spirit known as Belinda was back with them. Jake was
facing Stella and could see movement again behind her by the curtain
over the doorway.
0224: Jake encouraged Belinda to use all the energy in the room and
he could physically see her behind Stella by a table swaying her dress.
Jake was also sensing a drowning but wasn't sure if it was connected to
Belinda. He sensed it was a woman involved who'd been to a dance and had
0226: Stella asked out to Belinda "How did you die?" and within a few
seconds most of the team felt her energy leave, this was confirmed by
Stella who said "she's gone."
0228: Jake wondered if Belinda had accepted her passing over whilst
Chris felt it was maybe too painful her to dwell upon. When Stella had
asked the question Jake had heard the reply "water" but this may have
been his guide and not Belinda speaking. Jake was also sensing that
Belinda had drowned in one of the local ponds (Chris pointed out that
there is a pond outside the pub and Jake said it wasn't that pond but
one very similar,) and that her death may have had a malicious element
to it, maybe a prank that went wrong?
0230: Stella apologised to Belinda and asked her to come back and
both Chris and Jake could see movement in the area of the curtain again.
Jake wondered if there had been a fire in the building as he could
'smell' burnt flowers.
0236: The team now relocated to the front of the pub near the big
fireplace opposite the main bar.
0238: Jake was picking up on the residual energy of the building on
how it would have been many years ago. He could 'see' two men in grubby
white shirts with clay pipes sitting at a nearby table drinking from
tankards. Jake said they were speaking in a strong Kentish accent and
over all, the pub at their time appeared to be very dusty and dirty.
Chris confirmed that this would've been a farmers pub early in the last
century and the dialect would've been slightly different too. Jake was
sensing that darts wasn't the first game to be played in this pub and
his guide informed him that 'skittles' had been played here years and
years ago. Jake said it wasn't skittles with a bowling alley and Chris
suggested maybe it was a table top version.
0243: Jake was also sensing that this pub had once played a key part
in the local Harvest Festival almost as if the people involved in the
harvest would go on a 'pub crawl' to celebrate. Jake could 'hear' lots
of music and singing. Jake felt that they would travel around on the big
hay cart and the men would leave sheaves of corn for the ladies to make
corn dollies from.
0244: Jake who was sitting opposite Stella, suddenly saw a light
anomaly appear above her head. Stella was seated next to the fireplace
at the time. Unfortunately this wasn't captured on film.
0246: Jake felt that the building was one for noises more than
anything else, with Belinda's 'swishing' skirt, Edward's footsteps as
well as maybe doors banging but not in an obvious way, more likely when
upstairs the noise would be heard downstairs. He also felt that this end
of the building wasn't as active as the other side and this area was
0251: Jake called out and encouraged some activity either in the room
the team were in or the back room where the recorder was. He noticed how
cold the room had suddenly got which was odd as they were sitting near a
large open fire.
0253: Chris called out to Belinda but Jake felt she wouldn't come
into this area of the building as to her, this area was a 'male area' of
0255: Jake was sensing the name Michael or Kevin and there was a
connection to motorbikes. Jake felt they dated from the 1960's as he
could 'see' a big bike with a chrome fuel tank that looked like a BSA.
Jake sensed they were 'rockers' but was confused as he could only see
one bike despite getting two names. Jake also felt that they weren't
local boys but it felt almost like they were passing through and this
was maybe the last place they had stopped.
0258: Jake's guide was questioning if they had actually visited the
pub of if they'd just ridden past. Jake was given the date 17th August
1963. At this stage Stella, who was still seated by the fireplace,
suddenly went cold. Jake called out for them to join the team by the
During all this time, Jake's voice recorder had been left running in
the restaurant area of the pub. between 0232 and 0256 various
unexplained noises were captured on this. At 0244 a car with a loud
exhaust passed the pub and this wasn't captured. Also the voices of the
team in the bar wasn't captured so it's safe to assume the recorder was
only capturing sounds within that room. Chris the landlady was in the
kitchen of the pub between the team and the recorder. We're not saying
these are paranormal, just currently unexplained.
0300: Jake could 'hear' footsteps coming from the front doors and
walking towards the bar, two sets making a distinctive noise with the
heal making one thump and the base of the boot/shoe making another
thump. Stella had also heard this but at a slightly different time. Jake
could also see movement over by the bar area and encouraged more
activity by calling out.
0303: Stella was feeling cold on the side nearest the fireplace but
warmer on the opposite. Both Jake and Stella called out asking for the
temperature to go down and Jake's back went cold as did Stella's right
side. Claire's left side (also near the fireplace) also went cold too.
0308: Claire noted that despite the team being seated next to a large
open fire, there was only one warm spot and the room had gone very cold
around the team. Jake decided to conduct an EVP session.
0310: As Jake was finishing the EVP session he fleetingly saw a
figure standing by the wall at the far end of the bar. Jake went to the
area to investigate but could find no logical explanation. He described
it as only seeing the top half of somebody who moved in front of a chalk
board but Jake couldn't see their lower half and Lisa wondered if they'd
been standing behind something.
0311: Lisa saw a red light in the same area but this turned out to be
an alarm sensor. Jake called out and asked for whoever he'd seen to come
forward but nothing obvious was seen or heard.
0314: Stella and Claire both commented on how cold they both felt and
Stella was sensing someone standing behind them. Jake took some surface
temperature readings and an average reading of 22°C
was read around the room. Despite this the various cold areas were still
felt. Air temperature in the room was between 21.1°C
0321: Jake called out and asked for the (air) temperature to go
higher and the temperature slowly started rising. Jake asked it to go up
0322: The temperature was now 22.3°C and
Jake carried on asking for it go higher.
0323: The temperature now reached 22.5°C
and the team thanked the spirits for pushing it up. Jake called out
saying "if you get to 22.6 we'll go home!" and suddenly a reading of
22.6°C was noted.
0324: Again the team thanked the spirits out loud and the temperature
started to drop quickly to 22.1°C.
0326: The temperature was now reading 22°C
and continued dropping over the next minute to 21.8°C.
0328: Jake conducted a brief EMF sweep and this time there were no
abnormal spikes to report in the bar area.
0330: Investigation ended.