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Friday, 25 November 2005

Being with fairies has high rewards for Dorset author

Spending time away with the fairies has paid off for the curator of Ewell's Bourne Hall Museum after he scooped a national book award.

Jeremy Harte, who has been taking time out from reality to explore the world of fairies, has been presented with this year's Folklore Society's award for the best book about folklore.

Source: Harrow Times Friday 25th November 2005

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

TANKS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

The Tank Museum is to host professional paranormal researchers after years of spooky goings on in the museum galleries - and they are looking for recruits to join in their investigations.

Paranormal Tours, a company specialising in ghost hunting events are to give delegates an opportunity to test their own ghost busting and psychic abilities in an all night vigil.

Museum spokesman Nik Wyness said; "Over the years, stories have circulated of unusual goings on inside The Museum; with sightings of ghostly figures, mysterious footsteps, and tales of staff reporting an uncomfortable feeling of being watched. So to some, the idea that The Museum may be haunted is not an unusual one at all."

One enduring ghost story features an apparition of a grey figure believed to be that of a German officer, who is said to wander the Museum floor at night. Sightings became so frequent that the figure has become affectionately known as `Herman The German'.

Former staff have since claimed that Herman was an invention designed to keep mischievous children away from The Museum at night. But this doesn't explain the continued and distinctive sightings of a ghostly German officer inside the museum.

Nik added; "The museum is full of machines that were designed for war and have witnessed some of the most distressing and testing human experiences that it is possible to imagine.

"Each one has a story, and so many carry the visible scars of battle that we can only speculate on the fate of their occupants.

"That is the reality of any Museum that features the weapons and machines of war"," said Nik.

The investigation, which takes place on the night of Saturday 19th March starting at 7pm, features unique overnight access to The Museum with a workshop and demonstration of ghost hunting tools including; Clairvoyance, Mediumship, and the physical equipment to be used throughout the night.

If you would like to take part in ghost hunting at The Tank Museum, please call Paranormal Tours on 0871 288 4026, or visit their website.

News Release issued: 1st November 2005

Paranormal researchers are returning to Bovington to continue their investigations into spooky goings on at The Tank Museum.

Paranormal researchers are returning to Bovington to continue their investigations into spooky goings on at The Tank Museum.

In March, ghost hunting events company Paranormal Tours gave delegates an opportunity to test their own ghost busting and psychic abilities in an all night vigil.

Paranormal Tours Development Manager Kerry Marsay said; “Since our last investigation there have been more reports of unusual activity in the Museum. Visitors continue to report strange distortions in photographs they have taken in the museum. A professional photographer commissioned by the Museum to take internal shots discovered during processing that many of his pictures had been ruined by an unexplainable streak of light though the frames.

“Others claim to have seen mysterious figures wandering about the Museum floor in historic servicemen’s attire – the latest report came in from a member of the public just two weeks ago. Over the years, Museum staff have also told tales of hearing footsteps, seeing apparitions, and of having that eerie feeling of being watched. ”

One enduring Tank Museum story features a ghostly figure dressed in the grey uniform of a German Officer. He is said to prowl the Museum floor at night, and has been seen so frequently over the years that he has become affectionately known as `Herman the German`.


Whilst Herman failed to make his presence known in March, a number of vehicles seemed to attract the attention of the Paranormal Tours psychic.

“The World War II Hanomag, Panzer and Tiger tanks were all a hive of paranormal activity,” says Kerry, “and there was plenty of unusual activity reported all over this site, which will allow us to focus our investigations during our next visit.”

Paranormal researchers are returning to Bovington to continue their investigations into spooky goings on at The Tank Museum.

The investigation will take place on Saturday 26th to the morning of Sunday 26th of November 2005.

Guests will be treated to a hearty meal, ghost hunting workshop and demonstration of ghost hunting equipment before the all night investigations begin.

If you would like to take part, contact 0871 288 4036 or visit the Paranormal Tours website for more information.

Investigators must be over the age of 18 and spaces are strictly limited.

News Release issued: 1st November 2005
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