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Moot Hall Bedford Ghost Hunt

Moot Hall Bedford Ghost Hunt

Step into the Moot Hall in Bedford, and you may find yourself immersed in a world where the past and the paranormal intertwine. This haunted location has become synonymous with ghostly sightings, with numerous accounts of ethereal figures roaming its halls

Ghost Hunts at the Haunted Moot Hall is only for the brave!

The locals know this old timber-framed building as being extremely haunted. It has been reported that men and women have been seen standing at the windows within the upper floors peering out when the building is in total darkness and locked up. The mischievous Thomas Cox, a former student of the school, is said to cause most of the poltergeist activity, from tugging on clothes to unlocking large bolts on wooden doors and turning door handles. Disembodied voices are also commonly reported here. This 600-year-old building has a well-deserved reputation for unexplained happenings and attracts paranormal investigators from all over the world. Are you brave enough to enter this truly haunted and spooky Moot Hall, become a real ghost hunter for the night and be part of this paranormal event?

Moot Hall is a superb 15th-century timber-framed building located in Elstow, Bedfordshire. It is situated on the village green in a historical village and is steeped in history. The location provides a glimpse into history with its stunning period furniture.

The ghost hunts at Moot Hall can be an intense experience, with many strange disembodied voices being heard from within the 17th-century kitchen. The upper floor has had many reports of women wearing period clothing peering out the windows. Wooden doors have been heard to unlock, and heavy footsteps and sudden drastic cold spots are known to this location. Would you like to explore this eerie old, haunted location at night?


The History of Moot Hall

Elstow village is best known as the birthplace of the 17th-century preacher and author John Bunyan. But Elstow’s history stretches back hundreds of years before Bunyan's birth. Evidence of a burial ground and the discovery of a carved Saxon Cross base show an early Saxon settlement here. But all the buildings which make up the village of today were built following the establishment, in 1078, of Elstow Abbey. A Benedictine nunnery, Elstow Abbey existed for 452 years, becoming the 3rd largest in Britain.

By the 16th century, there were plans for it to become a cathedral - the present-day Abbey church, whilst still impressive, is less than half the length it was in the 14th century. In the early 12th century, the Abbey was granted a charter by Henry I, permitting the nuns to hold an annual fair, from the 2nd to the 5th of May. These were not like modern-day fairs but were commercial events where all sorts of products, livestock, clothes, food, etc., would have been sold. Elstow Fair was large, occupying not just the village green but several adjacent fields. The Abbey gained a considerable income from these fairs; they charged rents for stalls and booths, levied tolls for entry and probably also had its stalls where the nuns sold produce from the Abbey. As the Abbey grew, cottages to house tradespeople and other lay workers were built and also several inns to accommodate the many visitors to the Abbey and its fairs. Many of these properties were owned by and probably built on the Abbess’s instruction. The Abbey owned numerous other properties in Bedfordshire and ten different counties, and the rental from these formed a substantial part of Abbey's annual income. Perhaps the Abbey's most unusual building project was The Green House (The Moot Hall's former name). This was designed to be a market house built in the late 15th century, possibly by Abbey's carpenter, William Arnold. The construction of such a substantial building demonstrates the scale of the fairs and their importance to the Abbey. The ground floor of this building was divided into bays, used as shop booths and for storing stalls and other equipment for the fairs. The upstairs was used for the "court of pie powder" - for the hearing of disputes arising at the fairs, examining merchant's credentials and testing weights and measures.

Elstow Manor Court sessions were also held in this upstairs room. In 1554, Thomas Bonyon (John Bunyan's great, great grandfather) was a member of the "homage" (presiding jury) when his wife was fined 1 penny for 'breaking the assize of ale'. She also appears on nearly all of this court's subsequent records for committing further offences involving the sale of ale or bread! Two years after the 1539 Dissolution Act, the Green and Abbey were leased to Edmund Harvey, whose daughter, Isabel, subsequently married Sir Humphrey Radcliffe. In 1553, Edward V gave Radcliffe the former Abbey's estate with all its manorial rights. Sir Humphrey died just 13 years later. In 1616, his son Edward sold the estate to Sir Thomas Hillersden, who built a grand manor house named Elstow Place, incorporating walls from the former inner cloister.

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Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
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Group Vigils
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
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Complimentary light snacks

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The historic Moot Hall in Bedford is renowned for its haunted reputation. Visitors and locals alike have reported witnessing ghostly figures wandering the halls, adding to the eerie atmosphere of the location. The Moot Hall has become a popular destination for those interested in paranormal events, ghost hunts, and ghost investigations. With a variety of ghost events and ghost hunting nights available, it offers a thrilling experience for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Whether it's an overnight ghost hunt, a ghost hunt in the UK, or a ghost hunt near me, the Moot Hall provides an unforgettable haunted adventure.

For those intrigued by the paranormal, the Moot Hall offers a unique ghost hunting experience. With haunted adventures and paranormal nights, participants have the opportunity to explore the haunted building and engage in ghost hunting tours. These tours and investigations are led by experienced paranormal investigators who guide visitors through the hall, sharing stories of ghost sightings and conducting paranormal investigations. The Moot Hall's haunted weekends are particularly popular, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the world of ghosts and spirits, and perhaps even have their own ghostly encounters.

The Moot Hall's reputation as a haunted location has attracted both skeptics and believers in the supernatural. Whether you're a ghost enthusiast or simply curious about the unknown, the Moot Hall's haunted evenings offer a chance to delve into the realm of the paranormal. With its rich history and reported ghost sightings, the Moot Hall promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking a glimpse into the world of the supernatural.

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