Ship Isis

Date(s) - 10/09/2022 - 11/09/2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Ship Isis

10th September 2022

Location – SR1 3QJ

23:00 – 03:00


Deposit Option £13.00pp and remaining balance of £10.00 to be paid on or before 13th August 2022.

Paranormal Activity

The pub itself is said to be haunted by the infamous serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton. In the mid 19th century Mary Ann Cotton was said to have killed over 21 people that she poisoned with arsenic. Mary murdered her two children in the tunnels that lead from the Ship Isis basement to the River Wear. Although the tunnel is blocked off now in the cellar, staff and punters have reported seeing the apparition of a lady and young girl in Victorian clothing but more disturbingly cries, screams and singing are all heard within the cellar and around the building.

What will you experience?


The Ship Isis, was built in the late 19th century, it’s unusual name comes from its relationship with the nearby docks/shipbuilding, and an urban legend is that it was a favourite with smugglers and a secret tunnel runs from the pub down to the river.

The Isis was built in1885. It was originally called The Ship Inn when it was first built and later became known as the Ship Isis. It was named after one of the ships that frequently docked in Sunderland. The crew of the Isis often drank in the Inn and were also paid their wages from behind the bar.

The Inn was initially owned by William Angas and wife Lavinia and they lived in the Isis with their children Annie, Henry, Dora, William and Kate. Rooms were rented out and smugglers in the early days often used the one of two tunnels that extended from the Ship Isis to the River Wear making it easier for contraband to be smuggled around the country.

Over the years that pub has changed hands many times and despite periods of time and has had periods in time of laying dormant and unoccupied. Fortunately the doors are still open today and it is a quaint building that is deceptively big with many rooms to investigate where some of the visitors,  it would appear have not completely left.

What to Expect from a night with Kindred Spirit Investigations

• Our professional team will lead you through a night of investigation using traditional and up to date techniques of investigation using a range of tools/ equipment to evidence the paranormal.

• We specialise in small groups for a more intense paranormal experience that allows you to experience a wider range of phenomenon.

• A wide range of the latest equipment for your use throughout the night (as seen on leading programs)Our experienced team will explain how the equipment works, what it measures and the rest is up to you to try out!

• All our investigations are tailored to meet the needs and interest of guests so if you would like to try something out that you have seen before such as a lone vigil, experimental technique, simply inform one of our investigators that will ensure that this is incorporated into the night.

• Over 18 years only and anyone under the influence of drugs, alcohol, legal highs or faking activity will be asked to leave and will not be entitles to a refund.

• We provide a light buffet for you to eat but feel free to bring your own food if you would like or if you have a dietary needs and requirements.

For more information please see FAQ and ‘About Us’ section of our website for more detailed information.

Covid-19 Measures

Kindred Spirit Investigations has a commitment to our customers and staff to make our investigations as safe as they can be and have successfully obtained the Industry Standard, ‘Good to Go’ ensuring that Government standards are strictly adhered to. We take this responsibility very seriously and have put in place a range of measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff throughout the investigation.

Health and Safety

Health and safety of our guests and staff is very important to us. All our staff are first aid trained and we have a first aid kit at every event. Although we attempt to cater for everyone in the community, at times and due to the nature of the properties that we investigate some of the events and locations are not suitable for those with walking / mobility difficulties, pregnant ladies or those with mental health conditions. As every venue is different, please message the page for more information if you have any queries.

It is advised that you always use a torch during the investigation and warm layered clothing and suitable, comfortable shoes such as trainers or pumps that will be good for stepping on uneven surfaces.

** Over 18 only and any one under the influence of alcohol, drugs or faking activity will be asked to leave and will not be entitled to a refund.

Terms and Conditions

Before booking please read our terms and conditions on our website as you will be bound to these upon booking. Please note that Kindred Spirit Investigations will not take any responsibility to personal injury before, during or after the investigation and persons booking and attending do so entirely at their own risk.

NO refunds.

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Booking Form

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Standard Ticket
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Deposit Option
Deposit Option £13.00pp and remaining balance of £10.00 to be paid on or before 13th August 2022. Invoices will be sent for the remaining balance to be paid. This will come as a email from Paypal and will be sent to the email you provide on booking. Please ensure that your email address is correct upon booking. Deposits are non refundable but transfers to other events MAY be considered. No refunds within one month of the event unless we can resell your tickets. Contact the page should you need to transfer: Invoices for the remaining balance will come from Paypal. Ensure that your email is correct.