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.
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!
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.
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
Hallo, this is Jon Ward, producer for the Mazehouse project, blogging from inside a genuine haunted house, which is exciting, for me, anyway, although perhaps not for you.
I’m joining the team in the house for three reasons, really, and I’ll get the cynical one out of the way first – good television. Yes, it is a reason, and I’m not afraid to admit it – there was some really interesting stuff going on in the house last night and I’m really anxious that we don’t miss anything in this investigation, and I want to make sure that you don’t miss anything, either – the Mazehouse is an amazing project and someone ought to make sure it makes an amazing show, too.
Secondly, I’m here for the project – there’s a great and exciting mix of people in the house right now and I think its going to be good to be the layman in here – asking the difficult questions that I know you are going to want answered – I’m here to keep everyone together and on board with the project.
But lastly I’m here because I been dying to be here, right from the first moment I heard about the project. Like everyone, I’ve always been fascinated with the paranormal and ghost stories and the chance to take part in a real-life investigation of a haunted house is simply too good to miss. But I’m also fascinated by what Stephen and Jo are trying to achieve here – a real, scientific investigation of this extraordinary phenomena – a really groundbreaking project- which is really why I’m so excited to be right here, live in the Mazehouse!
Jon has been working at SciFi channel for a year now. Although he has a background more in acting than producing, he says he finds the latter far more satisfying: ‘Actors spend most of their time taking orders – it’s nice to be issuing them these days.’
Jon has very clear memories of what was, he thinks, ‘an Usborne book of Mysteries and Monsters or something like that – I read it until the covers came off and the whole thing fell apart.’ Ever since then he has been fascinated by the paranormal and the unknown – ‘Although its not something I thought I’d ever be making a living from.’
He is very excited about joining themazehouse.tv team, however, saying that he has two main reasons for his enthusiasm: ‘obviously this is potentially an exciting and, if we’re lucky, unique TV show – but it’s also a fantastic opportunity, personally speaking – to take part in a real paranormal investigation… I’ve never done anything like this before – I’m really looking forward to it.’
Jon definitely believes in the paranormal, and is really hoping to see experience something before the week is out.