Mazehouse

Hello there. I think I’ve worked it out. It’s all in there, its just the wrong way round: everything is the wrong way round. It’s not what I said, not the past haunting the present, not at all. Its both past and present being haunted. Its the house, or something older, the place. Its all in the posts – all of them – it is him: he’s trying to tell me something. I’ve been rereading them all day over and over – didn’t want to talk to anyone else. He needed to tell the story, all the stories, he needed to warn us. It happened to him, I know it did. Once upon a time. It always happens. Every story down the years, what he says: the same story – three people – the vicar, the knight, the king. Me, Jon, Jo. Always the same story with the same ending, its in all of them: murder, death, blood. It happens every time. Its happening now, right here in the house, his clockwork he talks about, pushing us on. Pushing me on. It can only end one way. Murder, death and blood. We’re caught up in the machine, the awful workings. I can’t push against it. I can feel it beating in my brain. I must push against it. It will eat us alive. The house. It will destroy us or drive us mad. Drive me mad. Someone has to stop it. Someone has to stop.

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Sensationalism in the Mazehouse

Hello there – I feel I must write online just to express my extreme frustration at where we seem to be going at the moment with this investigation – I feel that I have completely lost control of both the investigation and the TV programme – I feel that certain individuals have taken over and are just pursuing their own ends: we are embarking on sensationalist and stupid stunts that only serve demean our original purpose here. I just wanted to say that.

Louisa McMurray has left the Mazehouse

Hallo, Jon Ward here – I just wanted to say a couple of words about Louisa, who has had to leave the project. Louisa has been a vital part of the team for the last few days, and a great person to have with us in the house. Also, although I know she has had her reservations about our work her, she has always been willing to get involved and to play her part. Her contributions have been integral and vital to what we’ve been doing here. I can’t say much about why she felt she had to leave, but I do know that she will be much missed by all of us.

Live from the Mazehouse!

Hey there, neighbour! Just wanted to drop a huge thankyou to everyone who joined us for the live chat last night – its was so great to have you all there and to know that so many of you are actually enjoying this (glad someone is! Just kidding).

You’ll probably have seen the posts about our live show tonight at the witching hour (!) – so I hope you’ll be joining us in the forums for that one – I’ll leave a thread open and I’ll be trying to drop in as much as I can – and I hope you stay part of our community here on the site.

See you later!
 

Exciting announcement

Hallo, Jon Ward calling in with an important announcement – I’ve just been given the go ahead to broadcast a live Halloween show from the house at midnight tonight. The show will be on TV and live online, so I hope you can join us wherever you are (if you can tear yourselves away from your Halloween parties, that is).

Actually, its really good timing, not just because its midnight on Halloween (and who can’t resist that?) but also because we’ve been getting some really interesting EMF results at about that time for the past few nights, so hopefully we’ll have something to show you.

Look forward to joining you later!

Jon
 

I talk to the dead (and the really, really tired)

Greetings from the spookhouse – Gary here, still picking bits of plate out of my hair… Just wanted to let you know that its your turn to visit the haunted house live: we’re going to be having a live online chat with the team this evening, and you’re all, naturally, invited.

Bascially, I’m going to be starting an open thread at about quarter past nine this evening so you can all log on and pitch your questions to the team – I’ll be filtering the questions, I’m afraid, and keeping the juicy ones for myself 😉 and I’ll also be passing the team’s answers back to you, so apolgies in dvance for my slow two-fingered typing and orful speling. See what I did there?

So yeah, see you online this evening, I hope

Gary

Electrical problems

Hallo, Jo here – I just wanted to drop by, mostly to apologise and explain something – you might, at times, be experiencing some problems with the EMF monitors on the website – either getting random signals or nothing at all. Basically its a problem at our end – the Mazehouse is a very old building, with a lot of wiring that dates back, in some cases I’ve found, around a hundred years, if you believe that. Anyway, we’ve now got a lot of electrical equipment in the house – computers, TV cameras and lights, all our EMF kit – and we’re putting a lot of strain on that old system – and its starting to tell – we’re getting quite a few brown outs and power losses in the house and not all equipment is working all the time.

So apologies for that.

And I ought to say that these problems, of course, are also going to affect some of the results we’re getting – the EMF readings we’re getting could just be issues with the wiring – and something like Steve’s ‘orb footage’ which he took last night, was in bad light conditions, with a cheap camera – I just feel I ought to point out that not everything strange that’s happening in the house is ancient ghosts – some of it is just ancient fuses!
 

Interesting times

Hallo – Jon Ward reporting in: as you’ll know by now, we had an extrenely exciting time of it last night – we certainly all exercised off our dinner, running around the house! And Stephen managed to capture some amazing footage of his orbs. All really thrilling stuff, and all useful evidence as well.

Of course, while we’re all tremenedously excited by these discoveries, its also important to remember that we’ve got to be sceptical, too – as Stephen keeps reminding us, this is a scientific investigation and its important that we analyse all our finding properly – as Jo has been pointing out to be, the electrical system and supply in the house is extremely old and erratic (we’ve been having quite a few what she calls ‘brown outs’ over the last couple of days) all of which could contribute to some of the EMF readings we’ve been getting and as Gary has been very excited about telling me, Stephen’s orb footage could be very easily generated by computer.

Naturally its no one here’s interest to go creating or ‘faking’ any paranormal events in the house – we’re under a lot of scrutiny here by you the audience as well as by my superiors and its up to us to examine all the evidence we collect to make sure we don’t mistake anything innocuous for something extraordinary and mislead all of you in any way.

And, it goes without saying, someone like Stephen is the last person to want to make that kind of mistake.

These are exciting times, though, and there’s a real enthusiasm in the team and in the house: I really think we’re on the verge of a genuinely exciting discovery.

Jon
 

Amazing footage

Hello there, Stephen here – I just wanted to share the really exciting news about what happened last night – yet again we saw some really exciting EMF readings from round the house and this time we – in fact, I – actually recorded some physical phenomena accompanying them: what are commonly called orbs in paranormal circles. Of course, orbs are often derided as just artefacts of the equipment we use, or just natural effects taken out of context. but I think what I have recorded here is beyond anything I have seen before – partly helped by the fact that I was having to record in semi-darkness, right at the top of the house, while everyone blundered about below.

Add to this the other events of the evening – the possible psychokinetic activity with the crockery in the pantry and the strange behaviour of a lot of the electronic equipment in the house – along with some of the most impressive EMF activity we’ve seen to date, I think we can call this investigation a considerable success! It seems incontrovertible to me that there is paranormal phenomena in this house and that we’re uncovering some significant evidence for it.

We also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, had another lot of mysterious text added to the site last night – I’m rapidly also becoming convinced that these additions are related to the EMF activity and to other pasranormal activity in the house. This is, I think, the largest amount of text we’ve had so far and the most specific in its references to people and places. There is a definite theme emerging, though, a rather grisly one of death and  murder – which is there, I suppose, in the history of the house – which is, really, what the text appears to be getting at – ewhat we’re all getting at, I suppose – some idea of how the past can haunt us in the present – us and the places we live in.

It definitely feels like something is gradually being revealed, though, growing in strength and clarity. I can only look forward to what the next few days bring.

Discovery in the house

Hallo, this is Jon Ward, blogging again – this time about the most amazing discovery that Jo and I made in one of the front rooms – its was Jo’s discovery really – Jo wanted to have a look at some of the wiring in the older part of the house and it was her who pulled it away to uncover the most fascinating thing: letters carved into the plaster behind the panelling.

I’ve transcribed the letters and we’re pretty sure they’re in Latin. Sadly none of us can translate them, although they do contain the word ‘flora’ which both Stephen and Jo assure me is something to do with flowers, a fact that Stephen finds very interesting: he says there’s a lot of folklore in the area about flowers, which would certainly make sense.

At a guess, and Jo thinks I’m right, the panelling is probably Victorian, which would put the carvings at at least a hundred years old, which is really something – anyway, once we get them online, we’d really like to know what you think of them – it’s great all the response we’ve had to the EVP clips that Gary’s been putting up – it’s really exciting to have the audience so involved in the project like this: I hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are