Bradford, Yorkshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 30, 2011 -- The Simply Ghost Night venture to Bolling Hall or a ghost hunting event, on Saturday the 4th of June 2011. It promises to be quite an exciting night of paranormal activity, with past experiences at this haunted location consisting, reports of whole groups feeling nauseous at the same time were reported in one vigil, and aggressive table tipping and some ghost hunters stated that they heard the loudest rapping on a table ever.
Over many centuries Bolling Hall passed through several families including Tempest, Lindley and Wood. During the Civil War the household supported the Royalist cause, and the house provided a stronghold during the 'siege of Bradford' It was presented to the City of Bradford in 1912 after falling into disrepair. Now being currently used as a museum. Parts of the building date as far back as the Medieval times, Bolling Hall is a rambling mixture of styles with every nook and cranny packed with history.
Bolling Hall is a must for any ghost hunting enthusiast. In 1643 the first ghost was sighted at Bolling Hall, believed to be the first ghost sighting ever recorded in the UK. Legend as it that the head of the Royalist army, the Earl of Newcastle felt his bedclothes being pulled away from him and saw an apparition of a lady. Another unexplained occurrence is the heart wrenching sobbing of an unseen child.
Some on the activity reported here are a baby has been heard crying all around the hall and ladies' voices are heard. In the Blue Room people have experienced the feelings as if you are being watched, and a man with long coats tails has been seen by the fireplace in here. He is well known to be happy to communicate with ghost hunters.
In the 1900s a Mr J.M. Tankard lived at the hall one of the maids was meeting her fiancé in the east part of the grounds when they saw a group of Parliamentarian officers approaching them who suddenly disappeared. Back in the 1940's the head attendant reported seeing a lady in period dress floating 3ft off the ground in the entrance and gliding over to the fireplace and disappearing into it.
So join us as we go in search of paranormal activity at reputedly Bradford's most haunted location.