This is a response to the EDP article “The Norwich house that’s so haunted even paranormal investigators won’t go inside” which was published on the 29th October 2016.
Why am I responding to the article? Npeg was originally mentioned in the article and since have been removed from the article. I was the founder of Npeg and I felt it necessary to reply to an inaccurate account of what happened, during our investigations at this property.
First, I would like to say this article has cause hype for groups of people wanting to investigate this property. Due to the article stating that ‘paranormal investigators won’t go inside’ and ‘I still speak to one of them and despite the fact that she’s been to some of the most haunted places in the country she refuses to go back to Silver Road!”. We never said we would refuse to go back due to paranormal activity. She moved out of the Silver Road property shortly after our investigations and therefore we would not have had access to the property. I have not spoken to the ex-tenant for over two years!
I want to state when we investigated private properties, we never gave addresses of properties to anyone and any member of Npeg that did not attend a private investigation did not know the address of that property. When writing reports of a private investigation, a random code was given to that property, I have the original copy of the report (a digital and hard copy and original notes from the investigations), and it does not say Silver Road. When adding historical research to the report it was stated as Pockthorpe and St James. Once the electoral Role was checked, we did not put the street or the number of the property, only the information. I found it irresponsible of the writer of the article and the ex-tenant for naming the street due to different tenants living in the property. I hope they do not get people hassling them for an investigation.
The original published article stated it was 2008 and the author was correctly told it was actually 2007, the actual dates of investigations were, 26.05.07 and 28.07.07, this is why the article was changed to between 2007 and 2008.
I cannot comment on her personal experiences, but I do have written copies of her experiences, written by herself. However, I can comment on what we experienced, even thou the article no longer states it was Npeg. Most people saw Npeg mentioned in the article and I have been contacted about the article.
Npeg investigations worked from the scientific and spiritual perspective and any names or information we gained through any investigation would be researched to see if anything could confirm. We tried to look for logical explanations when having temperature drops/rises or when EMF meters went off. A temperature drop or rise or an EMF reading does not confirm that a spirit is present.
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She added: “I told them my baby had been screaming in the middle of the night, so they used EMF meters near the crib and asked the spirits questions. Apparently, a little boy said he wanted someone to play with and revealed he had been rocking the baby’s crib at night to wake him up.” There is no record in the report of this account!
Emf readings that were recorded in the house:
In the centre of the sitting room, emf reading of 1.5-2.5mg going up to 10mg was recorded. In the report, there is nothing to suggest it was paranormal!
In the kitchen, emf readings in the cupboard were recorded due to an electric meter. Emf readings were recorded behind the microwave and the outside of the dishwasher. All emf readings were expected due to the electrical items in the kitchen.
Half way up the stairs on the left-hand side, emf readings were recorded briefly at 1mg. A stud gun in the same area confirmed there was an electric cable in the wall.
In the bathroom, emf readings were recorded at 2.5mg the readings were inconsistent.
No emf readings recorded in either bedroom.
In the lounge, emf reading was recorded to the left of the front door, between the doorbell and light switch. The stud gun confirmed it was electrical readings.
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“They said they could sense an angry male who they thought had been a gang member that had killed people, as well as several other spirits in the home, including a young boy from the 1800s, a woman who had drowned in the house and a demon in the attic,”
There is nothing in the report to say we sensed a woman who had drowned or a demon in the attic or several other spirits.
A male called Thomas, in a gang was sensed, but there is nothing in the report to say he had killed people. When researching Thomas, we could not confirm with historical records. The research is included in the final report and it was given to the ex-tenant mentioned in the EDP article.
A male, aged in his 20’s was sensed, from the 1700’s and it was sensed he was killed or died in a field. We could not confirm with historical records, as we had no name. Maybe this is confused with the young boy from the 1800’s. Only one other male spirit was sensed with no confirmation.
While doing investigations we would write anything down as it happened, with the time it happened. All notes were given to me to write a report. This was for every investigation we done. This was to eliminate psychological effects (see writing down activity while on an investigation and psychology).
A written statement from Joolz, who attended both investigations.
I was with Tracy on the night of the investigation of the house in Norwich along with my partner, Andy. I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt, that there was absolutely no mention of a demon in the attic, a woman who had drowned or a young child in the house. Whilst there was some minor evidence of paranormal activity, it absolutely was not to the levels reported by Miss Hamilton. It should be noted that Miss Hamilton had admitted seeking guidance from other spiritual sources and reported that she had been told to get out of her house by them. I cannot comment on this further though as I was not present when Miss Hamilton was receiving this advice.
As very experienced investigators it would take a great deal for either myself or Tracy to refuse to go into any location based on paranormal activity. In fact, the chance of being able to find evidence of the afterlife would make us MORE likely to visit somewhere and we would never be so unprofessional as to leave a client with the impression that their house was anything other than perfectly safe to live in. That kind of sensationalist nonsense belongs in Hollywood. I feel that this kind of exaggeration of events is damaging to the paranormal world as a whole and it puts those of us who have always tried to be sensible and level headed about such matters in a bad light.