Tuesday, 30 October 2012

White Light Paranormal Investigations Q&A

With Halloween looming over us, it’s hard to avoid thinking about ghosties 'n' ghoulies. Do ghosts exist? Do you believe in the supernatural? Is there such a thing as an afterlife? To tackle these big questions, I was surprised to discover that Thanet has its own team of paranormal researchers going by the name of White Light Investigations.

I decided to send some questions to Claire Clifford-Fennell, Lead Investigator for The White Light Investigation Team to find out more about them:

Can you tell me a bit more about White Light Investigations?

CLAIRE: “White Light Investigations have been going for around 6 years now with more or less the same Team as we started.  I wanted to get a Team of people together, Spirit sensitives, open minded sceptics, and sceptics, to record paranormal activity for people to see what I have seen with my own eyes. 

I like to think that with the mixture of people we have, we acheive a balance in our findings. We are a Team of 8, 6 of which live in the local area, 2 live in Essex. We all trust each other and we all strive for the same thing -- to find out the truth behind paranormal activity.”

Who are you, and what got you into the business of paranormal investigations?

CLAIRE: “I am a Spirit sensitive, and have had many paranormal experiences from an early age, I sometimes wondered if I was going mad!! after a lifetime of experiences, I wanted to delve deeper into the Paranormal to try and find answers, and also ask "why me".

I dont know how, but I have found myself at this point in my life -- being Lead Investigator and Founder of White Light Investigations! It is something I feel very strongly about, and I am very proud of what I do.”

Do you personally believe in ghosts? Would you care to share any stories or experiences?

CLAIRE: “I believe in Ghosts! My experiences in Life have proved to me that there is something else out there, a thin veil between our reality and the "other side". I have had many strange, and also scary experiences with the Paranormal.

On one particular occasion, I was alone in my house, when I felt a nudge in the middle of my back, and I proceed to tumble to the bottom of my stairs! I was quite angry about this as you can imagine.  Not long after this "episode", I found out that the Lady who had lived in the house previously, had died in hospital from falling down the stairs.

Another incident that springs to mind, was at Crampton Tower in Broadstairs when we were investigating. Myself and my Sister Emma (who is also a Spirit sensitive -- it runs in our Family), were both touched on our bottoms by what we feel was a rather cheeky Spirit!”

Which locations in Thanet would you say have the reputation for being the most haunted? Have you witnessed any spooky occurrences in those places?

CLAIRE: “There are many locations in Thanet which I believed to be "haunted".  The Tudor House in King Street Margate has never failed to deliver activity.  We have investigated there several times, and feel that the house "knows us", as soon as we walk in the door, there are bangs, knocks and footsteps to greet us.  The Margate Museum is also very atmospheric, as well as the Tom Thumb Theatre, The Brittania pub, and most recently The Hoy pub, which was extremely interesting.”

Have White Light Investigations got any special plans for Halloween this year? How can people get involved in what you do?

CLAIRE: “Unfortunately we won't be conducting any investigations on Halloween, as I will be on a busman's holiday, in Edinburgh!  I will drag my Family on all the Ghost walks, and also down to Mary Kings close.  Edinburgh is extremely haunted as a City, and I just love it!

We have done many public investigations, where people can come and investigate with the White Light Team. We dont have any planned for the rest of the year, but hope to organise one in the New Year.  We show people how to use equipment, and guide our Guests through the night using our experience and ways of trying to engage Spirit.”

If you’d like to find out more about White Light Investigations, please visit their website www.white-light-investigations.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.

What do you think? Have you ever had any supernatural experiences in Thanet? Please feel free to share your spooky stories below.

Image © Copyright Claire Clifford-Fennell and the White Light Investigation Team.

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