During an early investigation
at Lupton House the group concentrated their efforts down
in the Cellar (made famous by Most Haunted when the trigger
objects they had set up moved, and then partly disappeared).
The group left an array of experiments set up and left for
the night - one of which being talc on lino which was left
on an archway and a camera was left recording it.
Although the video itself recorded
nothing unusual visually, the following voice appeared during
a review of the video...
There's no doubting that what
is being said in this audio clip is 'Get out!', but the only
problem is that it's way too stereotypical of a 'ghosty spookfest'
and thus I can imagine scores of readers now thinking "Oh
come on, that's way too cliché, it's got to be a fake!",
especially since the background muttering seems to silnce
itself just as the voice is said; resuming against just afterwards.
The whole group can assure
you that this is NOT the case. If we were in any
doubt over its authenticity then it would not be appearing
on this site. Period.
When this particular segment
was being recorded the group had just finished sitting in
various parts of the Cellar and had rejoined for a warming
cup of tea (Because it was VERY cold down there that night).
You can hear us talking from the opposite chamber, a quiet,
echoy sound. Then, during a pause, this raspy whisper is recorded
within what sounds to be a close proximity to the camera...
Then, with no reaction from
the group our discussion continues quietly (the yappy sound
jeard after the whisper initially puzzled us, but during a
later visit to the house the same sound was heard outside
which leads us to believe that it was wildlife).
So what could have made the
sound? There are a couple of things that shows to us, and
hopefully you, that it was definitely not one of the
group members larking about or anything - not that we ever
do anyway. During this time everyone was all grouped up in
the first chamber. The camera that recorded the sound was
approximately 5 meters away in the opposite chamber. As you
can hear in the clip, our talking was pretty quiet so how
loud must a whisper have to be to be recorded at that loud
volume? Also, you can hear a dictinctive, deep echoing on
our voices, but yet there is almost none on the actual whisper.
This leads us to believe that who or whatever made that sound
was in the same room as the camera itself. But all of the
group were accounted for at the time and nobody else was anywhere
near the building at the time. The other point is that if
you listen to the group's discussion in the background there
is no reaction to what was said. If it had been done as a
joke during our teabreak then there would have been some kind
of retort from the others; a laugh, a comment, anything. But
none can be heard - the discussion just continues as it left
So what could have caused it.
Well, with something that clear and distinct it has to be
a voice. What created it however is up for discussion. There
are only four possibilities as to how it was created - fake,
natural sound being mistaken, inadvertantly made by one of
the group, or spiritual. Hopefully fake and an inadvertant
comment have been ruled out, so we're left with natural sound
being mistaken, or paranormal...