St Johns Museum Warwick Ghost Hunt
St Johns Museum Ghost Hunt / Warwick Ghost Hunt / West Midlands Ghost Hunt
St. Johns Mansion Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK
St. John's mansion, located in the heart of Warwick, is widely recognized for its eerie ghost hunts. It has gained a notorious reputation for being home to a variety of spectral entities. Embarking on a spine-chilling ghost night within the confines of this unsettling manor is an encounter that will undoubtedly leave you yearning for more. Testimonials from previous guests recount witnessing the apparition of a lady donning attire from a bygone era, standing ominously in front of one of the mansion's windows. Legend has it that her tragic demise occurred within the mansion's walls, as her garments caught fire, engulfing her in a fatal blaze. The paranormal phenomena within St. John's mansion are not limited to this spectral lady. The attic is said to reverberate with the laughter, footsteps, and cries of unseen children. Conversely, the cellar is notorious for harboring a malevolent spirit, whose anger permeates the atmosphere. Visitors often recount being forcefully pushed or grasped by invisible hands, while doors ominously slam shut of their own accord. For those who possess the courage, an opportunity awaits to join the esteemed Paranormal Eye Team for an unforgettable overnight ghost hunt within the mansion's eerie confines.
History of St Johns Mansion
St. Johns Mansion has had a history spanning almost 900 years; in the mid-12th century, during the reign of Henry II, the land on which St. John's House stands was given to the establishment of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist. William de Beaumont brought the hospital, then Earl of Warwick. This hospital provided two purposes: To help the local poor and ill and provide casual overnight boarding and food to impoverished travellers such as pilgrims. The Hospital of St. John the Baptist was one of two such hospitals in the town of Warwick at the time. The other was the Hospital of St. Michael, founded with the sole purpose of providing help and respite to those in the parish suffering from leprosy. Of both hospitals, only the chapel building of St. Michael still stands. In 1291's taxation, the hospital-owned a dovecote worth 2 shillings.
Additionally, the carucate of land owned by the Hospital was valued at 10 shilling per year. In 1337, protection was granted to the hospital's brethren and their attorneys to collect alms at churches. At this time, it was suggested that some building renovation was necessary. It is known that in 1610 the site comprised four standing buildings, including a gatehouse topped with crenulations. The largest of the three other buildings has crossed at the roof's apex, suggesting its religious use as the site's chapel. The hospital site also included a cemetery - remains have often been dug up during refurbishment or remodelling works on the House. The first recorded case was in the 1830s when work was undertaken in the kitchen garden. In 1987, two workers digging to the Coten End discovered two skulls in front of St. John's Court flats.
In 1791, the building was rented out for the first time by the Earl of Warwick for public use to convert it into a school. The school, then known as St John's Academy, was founded by William T Fowler and was set up as a school for "Young Gentlemen" (as advertised on the hand-bill. Throughout the life of the school, its cohorts changed frequently. In 1828, the daughters of William Fowler, then running the school, changed it to a school for girls. It was then reverted in 1845 under a Mr. Townsend. Then it returned to a girls' school in 1884, which continued until the very end of the 19th Century. As money became tighter in the latter part of the school's life, the school restricted itself to the lower part of the house, with upper rooms being leased out to local artists and other public figures. Their studios were open for public viewing. The school was declared bankrupt in 1900 and closed down.
This Ghost Hunt Includes
Access to the 1st floor, attic, and cellars after dark
A guided tour with a brief history of the location
Working in small groups, using an array of different equipment and techniques
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Complimentary tea, coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
Requirements For This Ghost Hunt
All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for pregnant ladies.
Anyone under or suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be permitted.
This is an old and dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them.
All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes no heels or sandals etc.
We advise that you wear warm clothing, as this locations can be very cold after dark (even during the summer months)
This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.
Before booking this event, please read the following as per our terms and conditions agreed at the point of sale.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of any circumstances.
When you make a booking with us, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you can make the event date that you have booked. Paranormal eye cannot offer a refund or transfer your places onto another event date.
This is not a sleepover event.
Complimentary hot and drinks are provided along with light snacks, We do not cater for dietary requirements. However guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.
We operate a ticketless event. sign in on arrival.
Arrival time is 15 minutes before the event start time.
There is onsite parking at this location. This is situated to the side on St Johns Court.
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