Here in Leicestershire, there’s a number of reputedly haunted locations – and what better time to explore some of them than Halloween?
If you have an interest in ghosts and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night, then you’ll no doubt love the opportunity to take part in one of these after-dark events.
Not surprisingly, a number of Halloween ghost hunts have already sold out, but here’s some of the spooky events you can still take part in – if you dare!
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse Eaves – Friday, October 25
Here’s your chance to take part in a night of ghost hunting inside this Grade II Listed Victorian building.
The property was built between 1842 and 1854 by architect William Railton (who also designed Nelson’s Column) for the Herrick family.
It remained in their possession until World War II when the estate was requisitioned by the War Office, and was used as a secret listening station to intercept encrypted enemy signals.
If you are brave enough, you’ll spend the night investigating the maze of dark cellars along with two floors of chilling attic rooms, an area where the many former servants resided.
According to organisers Duck Till Dawn Events, staff have witnessed apparations and many strange paranormal occurences.
The solid ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in a long gown has been seen twice by members of staff who work at the hall, she was seen gliding along the top grand staircase on both occasions
An angry male spirit is said to haunt the first attic stair way leading up to the servant’s quarters, his voice has been heard by many as they approach the top of the stairs as he shouts to visitors to “leave” and “get out”.
This ghost hunt will include vigils and séances in the most active areas of the building, ouija board experiments, table tipping experiments, and use of ghost hunting equipment.
Event runs 9.30pm – 3am. Tickets £49, including refreshments. Click here to book.
Bosworth Battlefield, Sutton Cheney- Tuesday, October 29
This site witnessed one of the most important battles in English history in 1485 with the demise of Richard III and Henry Tudor taking the crown of England.
There are theories are that it was once a high-profile roman site and there are also strong links with the Victorian engineering that took place nearby with the building of the canals and railway.
According to walk organisers Haunted Heritage, the site holds a lot of residual energy.
They say they have caught some amazing pictures on these walks that cannot be explained away.
The use of ghost detection equipment has demonstrated on a regular basis that this area is extremely active which is also substantiated by the number of reported sightings and ghostly phenomena over the years.
Whist using a LASU device, which picks up sound frequencies between 20 – 200HZ, guests heard the sound of battle trumpets.
Light anomalies seen with the naked eye and physical sensations of being pushed and grabbed are common experiences on this walk.
Event runs 7pm – 10.30pm. Tickets £15. Click here to book.
Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, Hinckley – Tuesday, October 29
At the Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, you can pick up, touch, hold, sit in, sit on and move the items.
Everywhere you turn there’s an item with a past, an item with history.
Are you brave enough to hold the Voodoo Doll? (people who have held it have apparently been ill not long after) put a death mask to your face? or look at the painting of the Crying Boy?
The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre was opened in March 2018 by local paranormal investigator Neil Packer.
Event runs 8pm – 11pm. Tickets £20. Click here to book.
Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth – Thursday, October 31
The HauntedLIVE team are returning for their third Halloween ghost hunt at Bosworth Hall.
Whilst the area surrounding the Hall is picturesque and quaint, the hall itself has a bloody history.
The most well known haunting story relates to Ann Dixie. In 1758, Bosworth Hall was then the property of Sir Wolston Dixie. Apparently, his daughter, Ann, was in love with the gardener’s son, and when Sir Wolston became aware of the relationship, he is said to have been horrified.
So, he set mantraps in the grounds of Bosworth Hall, hoping to catch Ann’s unsuspecting suitor. Events went horribly wrong and it was Ann instead that was caught in a trap.
She was found alive the following morning and taken to her bedroom, where she died a few days later.
Subject to weather conditions, you’ll be able to explore the nearby woods and mysterious water tower as well as the Hall itself.
Event runs 7pm – midnight. Tickets £50 per person including buffet. Click here to book.