If you have been on our Southampton Ghost Tour you would have come face to face with the unforgettable Ellen Wren. Her screams are loud enough to wake the dead…including herself.
But, Ellen Wren really was a resident of Southampton and in the Victorian era she was a crook, thief and yes, prostitute. But did she manage to change the course of history?
Wren was born to a poor family in Shirley at spent much of her life in the slums around Simnel street. She was forced into prostitution in a desperate attempt to make money.
Her life continued to spiral and in 1872 a local paper referred to her as an ‘old criminal’ referring to her constant brushes with the law for being drunk and violent.
It was in September 1894 that Wren became so drunk on gin that she suffocated on her own vomit in an attic on Simnel street.
Her body was left decomposing for several days until her landlord find her body when he came to collect the rent. It wasn’t discovered before because the area was so run down the smell was mixed up for dead animals and waste.
Her death grabbed the attention of the nation after it was dubbed ‘horrific’ and this lead to Southampton cleaning up its act and improving the housing.
Find out more about Ellen Wren on our monthly ghost tour!
Our line up continues to grow for our Ghost Hunt at Wookey Hole on May 18th with ‘The Trance’.
The Trance is a new experiment which aims to communicate spirits like never before. So pull up a chair and get ready for a mix of communication, meditation and medium experiments.
James has run many of these special medium experiments in the past and is excited to be bringing them back due to popular demand. But, you dont need to be a medium to benefit from the experiments. Everyone can take part!
There will also be an exciting remote viewing experiment too. Giving you more to enjoy!
The line up will continue to grow with two more additions to be announced at 8pm on Saturday May 11th!
Here at Supernatural Tours and Events our Supernatural Revolution has begun in a shake up of our Ghost Hunts. Yes, we have always strived to provide you with the best in events and long may that continue!
Yesterday, we announced the ‘Ganzfield Challenge’. An experiment pitting you against your nerves. Its a sensory deprivation test where all you can rely on is your feelings and nerves! More about that tomorrow.
Tonight is all about Seance: Evocation but what is it all about? There are several meaning of the word but we’ve narrowed it down to the one we need ‘evoking spirits’.
Yes for the first time, we are ramping up our seances by holding a full seance with a Medium where we attempt to conjure the spirits of the caves…..by name! This is not your usual seance……but, to find out exactly why, you’ll need to join us!
But rest assured, this is a real seance so lets hope it lives up to its reputation!
Wookey Hole tickets are on sale now! Jump on our website for more information!
So what was the Philip experiment and why was it significant in the paranormal field?
The chances are that you havent heard of it but it took place in 1972 and i was a seance with one aim…..to ‘create’ a persona known as Philip.
The experiment was set to show that a seance results can be completely fictional. To proof this they plotted out a life story for him. He was born in England in 1624 and was in the military. He was knighted when he was 16. He was part of the civil war and killed himself when he was 30 in 1654.
Whilst ‘Philip’ never existed, some of the events surrounding him was based on real events, such as the Civil war but with errors added in.
The aim of the experiment was to contact ‘Philip’ and get the responses above. First attempts to contact him in a seance failed. This lead to a change in conditions to create a traditional seance.
As time went on, the group managed to get results from ‘Philip’ including answers about his background, vibrations, noises and a table moving on its own! But, Philip never appeared to show himself to the group. Not surprising considering he was fictional!
As with everything in the paranormal there are always two ways to look at it. One argument is that it shows that psychology plays a part in activity, but it doesnt rule out the existence of ghosts!
Joel Whitton, who was overseeing the experiment summed up that Philips activity and responses were due to a subconscious mechanism by the participants whilst others have argued it lacks credibility.
Similar experiments have been run since them but with no results. So what really did happen in the Philip experiment? What do you think?
In true supernatural fashion the experiment has inspired two movies, the Apparition and the Quiet ones!
Supernatural Tours and Events have today announce a new campaign that will launch in May.
The marketing campaign ‘The Supernatural revolution’ marks an exciting time for the company with new fresh events and a new revolutionary format to our ghost hunts.
Our events Director Andrew said in a statement ‘this year marks 13 years of UKPRS and 10 years since we added Supernatural Tours and Events to the company profile. Over the last decade we have hosted a range of top quality award winning events but we want to revolutionise the market’