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York Guildhall Ghost Hunts with Paranormal Eye UK
Are you brave enough to join an overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Guildhall? The York Guildhall was once a Court of Justice where Margaret Clitherow was imprisoned for practising Catholicism in 1586. The building dates back to the 15th century and was built on top of a structure back in 1256. York is known for being one of the most haunted cities in the UK, and the Guildhall is a must-visit for anyone interested in ghost hunting. With its vast history, it’s no wonder that this location has so many hauntings. Visitors have reported seeing the full apparition of a spirit man and hearing his loud, ghostly footsteps in different parts of the building. Mutterings and whispering voices have also been heard at this location. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to face your fears and participate in a ghost hunt in York’s most haunted building. Join us in the darkness as we spend the night investigating the supernatural.
The History Of York Guildhall
The Guildhall has been around for a large part of York's history. The current hall dates from the 15th century but is built on the site of an earlier "common hall" referred to in a charter in 1256.
The hall was built in 1445 for the 'Guild of St Christopher and St George and the Corporation, the cost being divided equally. The accounts still exist and include a record of 3 pence given to the workers to celebrate laying the foundations. A council meeting was recorded there in May of 1459.
The whole site was taken over by the city corporation in 1549. Council meetings are still held on the site in the rather grand Victorian Council Chamber, completed in 1891.
The hall was put to various uses when meetings weren't taking place. It was sometimes a Court of Justice, including for the infamous trial of Margaret Clitherow for practising Catholicism in 1586. She was put to death for refusing to accept the jurisdiction of the Court.
In 1647, at the height of the Civil War, the Parliamentarians agreed to pay the Scots a ransom of £200,000 in exchange for handing over Charles I. This vast sum is thought to have been counted out in the security of the Guildhall.
The Second World War had a more direct impact on the hall; German bombs severely damaged it during the so-called Baedeker Raid of 1942. Ironically, the Guildhall had been in the restoration process at the time. It was 18 years before the stone shell of the building was restored, complete with a modern stained glass window, and re-opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on 21 June 1960.
Investigating with the Paranormal Eye UK Team throughout the evening
Exclusive access after dark
Spiritual Medium during the investigation
Working in Small Groups, Using an array of different equipment and techniques
Complimentary Tea, Coffee,
Complimentary light snacks
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