July 30th 2022
After an amazing night here, back in November, we've been lucky enough to secure a second date here at Hitchin Priory!
Hitchin Priory, dating back to the 14th century, has had it's fair share of many paranormal goings on. According to legend, one ghoul from the 19th century and two others of 100 years earlier, are frequent visitors to the grounds and rooms. It is rumoured to be the spooky spirits of women committed to keeping an eye on the priory, in the afterlife.
The priory is said to be haunted by the spirit of a royalist killed by Roundheads a few miles down the road during the civil war. Goring allegedly appears once a year on June 15th travelling to his last earthly destination.
Hitchin Priory is haunted by a mysterious grey lady that has been witnessed floating above the stairs on the top floor of the Priory building. The lady is thought to be the sweetheart of Goring. He had been hiding in a nearby house when he was found and forced to flee. He was caught under a tree near the priory, where he was killed. His sweetheart supposedly saw him being killed on the grounds, through the top window and is said to be wandering the corridors.
There are several other sightings throughout the priory, including an apparition of a lady in red. It has been said she is the lady in the portrait at the top east staircase. There are also reports of children heard on the staircase and its suspected that these are the children also in the same portrait. Staff and visitors have been known to experience things they can't explain.
During our first investigation, we managed to have some communication on a Ouija board in the Cellar Bar. We had trigger objects going off in the cellar and the sound of someone crying, when we played back some video footage. We had 2 separate groups come up with identical information upstairs in the music room, again, whilst on the board, a photo was taken in the same room, which looks like there's a reflection of a man and a woman in the window.
We are fortunate enough to be allowed entrance to the cellar bar and adjoining cellar, which used to have 3 secret tunnels leading out into Hitchin town. We also have use of two of the bedrooms upstairs.
Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the night.