On the Saturday
29th September 2007, the Twilight Shadows Paranormal team conducted
an investigation at a private residence in Salisbury.
The person who owns the property did not wish for either themselves or the
property to be identified.
This house is reputed to have spiritual activity. Not always
evident with auditory phenomena but spirit sightings are often experienced.
There has been a gentleman seen at the top of the stairwell and other male
spirits witnessed. Strange atmospheres are also reported.
The house felt at peace and not necessarily spiritually
active when the team arrived. We settled in and enjoyed a chat and
refreshments. Eventually we decided that we would start our investigation. One
room in particular instinctively felt to be the appropriate room to try to
communicate with any spirits present. After a while it began to feel as if
there were definitely more people in the room than just the team members. We
began to feel a spiritual presence drawing close. The atmosphere felt thick but
as we sat around the table, nothing at all happened. It felt as if something
was going to happen suddenly and make us all jump. But no spiritual activity
transpired. We waited for what seemed an eternity, all sitting perfectly still
around the table.
There were two candles burning and suddenly one of them
nearly blew out. The house was warm and there were no draughts at all either
from within the building or from movement. We all jumped as the candle made a
noise as the flame was almost extinguished. The wick was fine and the other
candle nearby did not even flutter. It was not just a wavy quiver of the flame
that is normal. We could only recreate this occurrence by rapidly blowing at
the candle with a strong exhalation of breath.
We continued to sit patiently and eventually a female spirit
came through. She was strong and very forthright and it seemed that she had not
been in the spirit world for very long. She was happy to have been given the
chance to join us. She had evidently died of cancer and had fought her illness
for as long as she could before her death. This lady was a sweet spirit. She
stayed with us for a considerable time and when she left, we all felt her leave
We were wondering if this lady was the only spirit who would
join us but we felt the presence of a man straight away. This presence did not
feel so positive. He revealed that he had taken his own life by hanging himself
and he was full of regret for his actions. I was not sure if he regretted his
premature arrival into the spirit world or if he was sorry for the pain and
anguish inflicted upon his family and friends. I think it was the latter. He
was sorrowful and we could all feel the depth of his emotion. This gentleman
did not stay long.
We were just wondering if anyone else would join us and
another female spirit drew close. She did not feel quite as strong as the first
lady but she did feel impatient. She was considerably younger than the first
spirit lady. She then described how she had wanted to come through to us first and
the older spirit lady had pushed through and she had to wait. She was a little
disgruntled about this at first but said that it was in her nature to let other
people in ahead of her and anyway she had no choice this time as the older lady
was very stubborn. This spirit was really sweet. Upon her departure we all felt
as if there were no other spirits about to join us. The atmosphere suddenly
We all grouped together in the living area and had a chat.
Suddenly we all stopped talking and froze. From the other end of the room we
all heard a coughing/choking type sound. There was nobody in that corner of the
room and absolutely no rational explanation for this noise. It was the coughing
of a small child. We were perplexed by this. We certainly had not made
spiritual contact with a child during our séance. Later I discovered that a
child has been seen by the owner's daughter near to where the sound originated
We stayed for a considerable time but nothing else of a
paranormal nature occurred. We all enjoyed our evening at this location.