Paranormal Activity – Ghostbusting Schloss Hohenlimburg Castle
Ghost Hunt at Schloss Hohenlimburg Castle I was no normal child: When other children were reading pony-stories I preferred reading about vampires. I always enjoyed horror even when I was a child. I spend a lot of time on the net chatting about the supernatural when eventually I decided to take it up as a hobby. When I learned about the Paranormal Investigative Team (PUT) I sent them an application and was taken on for a joint investigation. I thought whoa! This is what I want to do to spend quality time. Many people died here throughout the centuries and a large number of them were killed violently in prison, at war or during the black death. Maybe their ghosts are still present here. We are investigating the white phantom of Countess Johannetta who lived here many centuries ago. She is thought to haunt the castle around midnight. Equally the tale of the “Black Hand” a mummified hand in the castle museum that belonged to a medieval murder victim. Both the murderer and the victim are thought to haunt the castle. Walking around the castle at night is scary sensation. Creepy noises make me feel that am are being followed. I try to get out as fast as possible. People who are drawn to the supernatural have usually had experiences that they cannot explain. Objects might have hovered across the room for no apparent reason. They want to know more. Often they feel compelled to know whether there is such a thing as paranormal activity. It is some kind of obsession. I believe that there is a gateway to the supernatural world which works like a veil. Necromancy or Ouija (talking boards) help to lift the veil. One calls up spirits in order to make them reappear. I think that the gateway can reopen. Frequently I experienced that when a relative was dying he/she would talk to the dead. My grandfather said: “Now she (his deceased wife) is collecting me.” I believe that my late grandmother is definitely present from time to time. Her proximity causes an agreeable sensation. Many people talk to the dead as a way to overcome grief. I think spirits hear this. We took a photo with a thermal imaging camera at the ruined Hude monastery. The entire team was gathered behind the camera except one team member. During the shoot a spirit came up to my colleague. We recorded this on the thermal imaging camera. It was very interesting moment. One does have a lot of respect for the unknown. For example when we head screams at the old children’s hospital You say to yourself: “OK; that was not what I call normal. None of the team members screamed. The noise was audible on all floors of the hospital building.” But you don’t experience fear. Only respect and the desire to find out more. The impatient curiosity to discover is always present when such a thing happens. I saw a documentary where members of the PUT team measured the humidity in the rooms. Then they check the changes in temperature or humidity. Everything gets recorded on video. Afterwards they evaluate the videos in order to check for paranormal activity on video and tape recordings. We are well equipped with gear worth 20000 Euros. This fact makes our activity more interesting. Our enthusiasm and motivation is exceptional. We made an appearance on TV in several well known programmes which shows that there is a lot of interest in our activities. There was an enormous media interest today. Several TV crews turned up, radio and newspaper journalists. There was a lot of commotion. I should imagine that it would be better to repeat the project when it is quiet here. I think ghosts might get distracted by crowds of people, noise and TV-cameras. There is little knowledge of how supernatural apparitions experience humans and their environment – from what perspective they observe us. I imagine that they might feel disrupted by excessive movement. It would be great if it was possible for the team to return in order to explore in a quiet environment.