Preston Manor performs

It was an evening for the ages, but did Preston Manor live up to the hype? Did it deliver the results we were all hoping for?

Well here at Supernatural Tours and Events we always say that we aren’t here to change your opinion, unless you experience something of course!

So what exactly did go down at Brighton’s most famous haunt? It depends who you ask but lets break it down.

As predicted, the nursery/servants rooms always seem to deliver the best results and its fair to say that on Saturday most who did experience something did so there.

Andrew guided each group through a table tipping experience which didn’t seem to require much energy. Our first encounter kicked of with two strange unexplained noises which could only be described as someone bouncing a ball.

That noise did not happen at all for the rest of the evening and with no rational explanation for it, we all it unexplained.

Several explained feeling rather uneasy and then the table appeared to move in several directions before the movements became more aggressive. After a while of movement we brought out the spirit board, but would that prove useful?

The spirit appeared to communicate with us and informed us his name was Thomas S and that he was a child. From speaking to the staff this could be the spirit of Spirit Thomas Sandford, who did indeed live in the house.

He claimed to be 7 years old and referred to a buried bodied within the grounds. Great start to a great evening.

Group two came to see what they would experience with absolutely no knowledge of what had already happened and strangely, with exception of the bouncing ball, seemed to experience exactly the same thing. Only this time, the metal bath tub appeared to be moving.

Several of the team also heard what couldn’t only be described as a chair moving across the wooden floor from the same direction but no one was there!

So upstairs was pretty good, but did the ground floor deliver. Group 1, well for them, it was pretty good!

An attempt at a divination experiment in the smoking room provided yet more action! Though this time, it was difficult to decipher the messages.

Group two weren’t so lucky! Despite trying medium experiments and dowsing, the results didn’t appear to show.

That leaves us with the basement where this time, group one experienced…nothing! Group two saw some different action including footsteps and banging noises. One team member also experienced being touched by an unknown force.

Over all, an interesting evening! Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Supernatural Tours and Events wins another award

Supernatural Tours and Events are proud to announce that we have another award! We have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor awards this prestigious award to companies on their website who consistently get great reviews.

2019 has been a fantastic year for Supernatural Tours and Events who have already won three semi final awards at the Southampton Star Awards and two Bronze Awards at the Southampton Star Awards finale.

‘This has been a fantastic year for Supernatural Tours and Events who continue to grow through our relationships and the support from our brilliant staff and customers.

We have always strived to be unique in the market and this year will see some exciting new challenged’- Andrew Frewing-House, Events Director

How Southampton’s notorious Ellen Wren changed history!

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!

The Trance joins our line up at Wookey Hole!

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!

Meet us in Winchester this Sunday!

Come and meet Andrew and James in the cellar room of the Royal Oak in Winchester this Sunday May 12th from 5pm-8pm at a special networking event.

The aim of the event is to invite local businesses who want to find out how we can work together and invite any budding volunteers to come along meet Andrew and James, ask questions and make links!

So come along this Sunday! Our aim is to work with the community and this will be one of several events in the area.

Seance: Evocation arrives at our Wookey Hole Ghost Hunt

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!

Written by Andrew Frewing-House

The Philip Experiment, What was it all about?

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!