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Want to Investigate the UK's Most Haunted locations?
Join other members of the public and have the experience of your lives with a ghost hunt! Locations available near you!
Date: Friday 26th October 2018
Time: 8pm – 1am
Where: The Black Gate, Castle Garth Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
18 & OVER ONLY PLEASE
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A ghost hunt experience at Castle Keep – Newcastle Castle is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne, built on the site of the fortress which gave the City of Newcastle its name. The most prominent remaining structures on the site are the Castle Keep, the castle’s main fortified stone tower, and the Black Gate, its fortified gatehouse.
Use of the site for defensive purposes dates from Roman times, when it housed a fort and settlement called Pons Aelius, guarding a bridge over the River Tyne. In 1080, a wooden motte and bailey style castle was built on the site of the Roman fort, which was the ‘New Castle upon Tyne’. It was built by Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror, having returned south from a campaign against Malcolm III of Scotland. The stone Castle Keep was built between 1172 and 1177 by Henry II on the site of Curthose’s castle. The Black Gate was added between 1247 and 1250 by Henry III.
The most famous ghost at Castle Keep is that of the “Poppy Girl”. A ghost of a flower girl that was imprisoned at Castle Keep for owing people money. According to the legend, whilst there she was raped and beaten to death by the male prisoners. She is often seen haunting the stairways of the Keep and when nearby a strong smell of flowers is reported.
Other paranormal activity within the Keep is that of chanting coming from the Queen’s Chamber (a room that is renowned for it’s hauntings), the chanting is believed to be from chanting monks. A lady has also been seen in the chamber and also in the chapel. The sounds of footsteps down the corridors, which are later seen to be empty, has also been reported along with unusual mists, orbs, shadows and the feeling of being touched by ghostly hands. With all these stories and reportings, Castle Keep is a ghost hunt not to be missed!
Will we encounter the ghost of the Poppy Girl?
What is Included
– Work in small and personal groups
– Take part in activities such as glass divination, ouija boards and table tipping
– Full use of our ghost hunting equipment such as EMF devices, EVP recorders and Spirit Boxes
– The chance to conduct a lone vigil for the very brave
– Hot and cold drinks and light snacks available throughout the night included in the cost
– A friendly and experienced team of Investigators and mediums giving help and guidance
– Qualified first aider present on a fully insured event
– Access to all areas of the building made available to us