Seeing Spirits with Dawn Dickinson
Well I’m no one special really just an ordinary person who has a keen interest in Spirits Ghosts and Spiritualism and I regularly attend ghost hunts and Spiritualist meetings. I am a firm believer that there is life after death. Theresa thought it was a wonderful idea if I was to blog about my experiences and share them with you wonderful readers and hopefully hear about some of your stories.
One of the things I like to do is attend and go on various ghost hunts around the country whether it be as a group event or on my own as an individual to locations. One of my favourites was a place in York called The Golden Fleece which is a pub right opposite the shambles (the oldest part of the town). This pub is said to be one of the most haunted and oldest pubs in York with it being mention in York’s Archives as far back as 1503.
I went to this pub with my husband Clive and some friends as a weekend break and not as a ghost hunter but somehow it ended up as my own personal ghost hunt. This was quite amusing as my husband is a non-believer, as were my friends, and I have to say it was one of the best weekends away I have ever had with friends and because of what happened my husband and my friends opened their mind and ended up believing just a little bit that there might be some truth in the existence of spirits or ghosts.
As the weekend went on we did all the usual things you may do when visiting a beautiful historical city like visiting some more well know places around York but as we were coming back from a lovely meal out on Saturday evening we thought we would stop in the bar at the Golden Fleece for a night cap as one does. While we were in the bar I met some lovely ladies who were there to do some ghost hunting themselves and they asked me if I like to join them on a vigil that evening and as there were only a few of us in the bar that evening the manager thought it was a great idea. My husband and friends as non-believers said it was time to say goodnight and headed off to bed.
So, as we were walking around this wonderful building we were catching some unusual things on camera like unexplained orbs which seem to move very slowly and change shape – all this was caught on camera in the bedroom that me and my husband were sleeping in which was The Minster Suite. As you can imagine we got quite excited about this. My husband on the other hand was not so keen as we had to sleep in that room so we left him to it and carried on investigating the rest of the pub.
When I finally decided to return to my room my husband was already asleep. I could not sleep as I kept hearing footsteps of someone going up and down the stairs which was very strange as the stairs was all carpeted – make what you will of that one!
The most important thing I would like to share with yourselves that happened that evening – but only found out from my husband about two years later – was after we left him to go to bed that evening he was to experience his own ghostly event.
In his words, he woke up to find all the covers of the bed had been pulled off him. Thinking that he had done this himself while he was asleep and slightly irritated he pulled them back over himself and fell back to sleep. After about five minutes he woke up again to find not only had the blankets been pulled off him again, they were actually folded down to the end of the bed as if the bed was being prepared for someone to go to bed which housemaids used to do for guests in years gone by.
He was so amazed by this and struggled to actually believe this had happened to him and also having to admit to me he might be wrong he did not tell me for at least two years. Typical man! I am so glad he has told me now though.
So many surreal things happened that night I would be writing for pages and pages but I do hope that it has inspired some of you to share some of your own stories and questions about ghost hunting spirits and spiritualism with me. I am no expert and have no titles or credentials to qualify me like so many other people claim to have, and I am on my own personal journey at the moment regarding the spirit world, but if I can help anyone whilst on this journey or simply be a buddy you can share your ghost experiences online with I would be very happy too.
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Looking forward to hearing from you all very soon.
Happy Ghost Hunting