|Canewdon's 14th Century village church
Inside Out follows a team of ghost hunters in
the historic village of Canewdon, Essex.
Is the village pub haunted? And why are the
ghost hunters so passionate about following spirits?
Canewdon is steeped in folklore. The church dates back
to the 14th Century and, legend has it, that if you run anti-clockwise
round it on Halloween, the Devil will appear.
The Anchor pub has been the location of some seriously
seen many odd incidences
Landlady Francesca Roche claims to have seen TV remote
controls flying across the room, heard mysterious baby cries and smelt
unexplained perfume. Staff at the pub say they’ve witnessed knifes travelling
across the pub’s kitchen.
Francesca says, "I don’t mind it too much, as long as
I’m not on my own. I won’t lock up on my own."
The ghost in question is supposedly a young woman called
Sarah. Back in the 1500s she had an affair with a wealthy landowner and
The man’s wife found out and told him to lock Sarah away.
She was held in the building that later became the Anchor pub. After having
the baby, Sarah was murdered.
Paranormal Dimensions is a team of Ghost Hunters from
Great Yarmouth. Inside Out followed their search for hard evidence, to
prove the existence of the Anchor pub’s supernatural visitors.
The founder of the group is Neil Fellowes. He works as
a taxi driver, but ghost hunting is his passion. He’s spent a small fortune
buying cameras and recording devices.
Neil became interested in ghosts as a nine-year-old boy,
after seeing a ghost in his parent's pub.
|For Neil, ghost
hunting is more than a hobby
Neil says, "This black shape moved across the hook of
the staircase and walked by me. It was a lady dressed in Victorian garb.
"I sat there in complete shock and horror… which turned
into total fear when she disappeared into a wall."
Talking about the group he founded, he says, "There's
always the possibility that this is a waste of time.
"Personal experience has brought me to this stage
where I can now get out armed with a little bit of knowledge and find
my own answers."
The team take their job seriously and try to be as scientific
and objective as possible.
Their methods of investigation involve:
- Using Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) detectors
- Talking to ghosts, and asking them to leave
messages on recording devices
- Using infrared cameras to record Orbs
Orbs are described by the team as areas of light detected
on an infrared camera. Some people believe they are the spirit of a dead
The jury is still out on whether the team managed to
catch a ghost. But Inside Out witnessed the following occurrences:
- The EMF detector recording readings that went
off the scale - although this could be linked to the wiring in the walls
- Several potential orb sightings - these could
be dust particles or small insects
- Local medium Andrew Woodley says he was contacted
by a spirit called Robert who was angry and distressed
Neil Fellowes took part in an online question and answer
session, where YOU quizzed him about the Anchor Pub investigation and
ghost hunting in general. Read