Date(s) - 20/02/2021 - 21/02/2021
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
20th February 2021
22:00 – 03:00
Over the years much activity has been reported here which is why this is a venue many Paranormal groups come to. Reports of voices murmuring and whispering is commonly heard. These whispers and murmers may belong to the Lady in White that is said to haunt this venue. A white apparition has been seen walking through the walls of the building. It is believed that this lady was in a relationship with a soldier and she still walks the paths trying to find her lover.
It is also believed that a disfigured soldier walks throughout the Hall. It is believed that he was severely injured during a training accident involving a cannon.
Many people have witnessed flashes of light, sudden blasts of cold air, tappings, loud bangs and papers in the hallway have been known to be spread all over the floor without any explanation. Doors have slammed of their own accord and dragging sounds are sometimes heard.
Strangely a clown is said to also be seen in this building. He brings fear and dread to those that witness him. What connection to the building the clown has is unknown but one thing is for sure, it has scared unsuspecting visitors out of their wits!
What will you experience?
Vane Tempest is a grade 11 castle style building that is made out of the traditional sandstone brick and slate tiles for the roof. It was opened a militia headquarters in 1863 (date of which can still be read on the corner turret panel which is inscribed, ‘2nd Durham Militia Stores.’ It was commonly known as Gilesgate Militia Barracks and has housed a number of different units throughout the years.
The building over time has had many uses, one of which being in 1884 the Hall was used as an isolation unit / hospital for people suffering from the disease smallpox. It is believed that parts of the building was used to house dead bodies!
It was also used in WW2 by the military as a look out point to protect against the Germans.
In more recent years the Hall is now a community centre that has seen many events including scouts, tea dancing, sporting and social activities and of course paranormal investigations.
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.
Customers will also be asked to provide information for tract and trace to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All information provided will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed.
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.
- A wide range of equipment for your use throughout the night. Our experienced team will explain how the equipment works, what it measures and the rest is up to you to experience!
- All our investigations are tailored to meet your needs so if you would like to try something that you have seen before please let us know and we 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 entitled to a refund.
- We provide a light buffet for you to eat but feel free to bring your own refreshments if you have specific dietary needs or requirements.
For more information please see FAQ and ‘About Us’ section of our website for more detailed information.
Health and Safety
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 problems, pregnant ladies or those with mental health conditions. As every venue is different, please message the page for more information.
It is advised that you always use a torch during the investigation and warm layered clothing with suitable comfortable shoes such as trainers or pumps are best in order to navigate uneven surfaces.
Terms and Conditions
Before booking please read our terms and conditions 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. Please check out Terms and Conditions
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