Doncaster, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 13, 2011 -- This creepy looking old Mill dates back to the sixteenth century, Colonel Thomas Lloyd purchased the building in 1788 and planned to own the worlds biggest woollen mill. Then in 1804 the mill was once again sold to a Benjamin Gott. Unfortunately, just one year later the mill was completely destroyed in a huge fire, Benjamin Gott then vowed to rebuild his woollen empire and using fireproof materials to ensure fire did not strike twice. It is this impressive building that still stands today as a testament to the vow Benjamin Gott made, that we will conduct our paranormal investigation into the spirit world.
In the days of the British Industrial Revolution the working conditions in the mills were extremely poor and dangerous to say the least. The mill owners employed children from as young as four to work for them and often due to the need for them to operate certain machines. They would have toiled in horrendous conditions for so little pay. You can imagine children and heavy industrial machinery do not mix too well which would certainly have caused many deaths and serious injuries among the children working at the mill.
Do the spirits of the forgotten children still remain at the mill toiling away? Do the pitiful men and women who also worked those dangerous machines? And what about the factory overseers, do they still administer their tough punishment to the workers at the mill? So come on a ghost hunting event to see if we can find the answers.
The mill eventually closed it's doors in 1969, and the mill is now a museum, still with the same machinery in place, and even now staff at the museum have heard and seen many things that they cannot explain.
When two members of our team explored the museum in the daytime we both had feelings of sadness and it also had a very heavy atmosphere in certain parts. We both felt as though we were being watched and this was in the middle of the afternoon, so who knows what could happen in the dead of night on a ghost hunt in Armley mills when the spirits come out to play!