Secret Spirits at The Old Market Tavern – Part 1 | GD Flying Solo | S01 E09 | Paranormal Documentary

Secret Spirits at The Old Market Tavern – Part 1 | GD Flying Solo | S01 E09 | Paranormal Documentary

February 27, 2020 1 By William Hollis


(eerie music) – Hello and welcome. We are in the old town of
Altrincham, Greater Manchester, to investigate this
historic building. The Old Market Tavern. This is Ghost
Dimension Flying Solo. – [Narrator] Coming
up on Ghost Dimension. – A man’s voice. – Jesus crikey. – Yeah, now it’s changed. (spooky music) – What was that, whoa. Okay okay okay, who did that? – [Whispering Voice]
Ghost Dimension. – This great holistic
building dates back to 1690 and has served many
purposes over the years. As a coach house, a town hall, a bank, and even a call house. (spooky whispering) Local justice was meted out here and whilst these stocks
are not original, they represent one
form of punishment that wrongdoers could
expect to receive. (drum beating) We’ve reports of pots and
glasses being smashed, and disembodied ghostly voices seemingly in conversation, and echoing footsteps in
areas no longer in use. Does all of this activity
belong to one spirit or too many? And why are they still here? Perhaps they were
found guilty of a crime they did not commit
and so cannot rest. Who or what still haunts here? Paul, I’m looking
forward to tonight. I can’t wait to get there. We’re on our way to old Trincham
to the Old Market Tavern. Now this place has been many
things throughout the years and the hauntings that the
people are reporting here are crazy. They’re immense, especially
with the stocks outside, where old fruit and veg
was thrown at people to humiliate them. You know, maybe some of
those people are coming back to the Old Market Tavern. How are you feeling
about it, Paul? – This one I am
really excited about. It’s more or less
on the doorstep. I used to live in old Trincham. I’ve heard a lot of
stories about this place. It’s been on my radar
for quite a few years but I’ve never got
’round to investigate it. But with everything
that’s been reported, still things happening
today and being reported, I think we’re gonna have
one of the best nights. I think, you know if we don’t
get something out of this I’d be really surprised. – Yeah, I am looking
forward to it as well, Paul, because I think that
this is gonna be a special location tonight and when we meet the people
and see what they’ve got to report there, I’m sure they’re gonna
tell us some amazing things and we’ll be able to
investigate this building and see if any of that
stuff happens to us that they’re reporting. So remember, everything
you see and you hear on Ghost Dimension is real and it’s exactly
what happens to us. So join us on the
investigation tonight and it’s gonna be fantastic. Karen Stevens runs
the Old Market Tavern and I wanted to hear what
she may have witnessed paranormally happening here. Karen, welcome to Ghost
Dimension Flying Solo. – Thank you very much. – The Old Market
Tavern in old Trincham, believed to be one of
the most active pubs in the whole – Apparently so.
– of the Northwest. – Yep yep, apparently so. – How long have you
worked here for? – About a year.
– About a year? – Yeah yeah. But I worked in the
pub across the road about 20 years ago
for quite a while. So I’m aware of the rumours, gossip, whatever you like to call it or actual activity. A couple of things have happened
to me over the road there and one thing here. So… – What happened to you? – I was upstairs
in the office and I was with a colleague and the light went out. So we went to put
our phone lights on and they both went on to strobe. – So the phone went
right onto strobe. – The phones went onto strobe
at precisely the same time and I don’t actually
think that my phone had a strobe on it and Nicholas’ phone was
the same as mine so. – What type of phones were they? – They’re just iPhones. – iPhones, I mean iPhones
they don’t have strobe. – I don’t think they do. I really don’t
think they do, no. So definitely, that was… – This building’s
also been many things as well as a public house. What’s it been? – It’s been a hotel, it was a town hall, I think, a rumour, and I don’t know
how much of it is, there’s a police station
was across the road and there was a series of
tunnels to bring prisoners across to here and then I don’t know what
they did with the stocks or even potentially
hanging, I don’t know. I have no idea. But I mean we are doing
some research to find out what actually does happen. And people come in and there’s a group in old
Trincham called the Court leet. They had a lot to do with this building as a town hall. So they know quite a
little bit about it. And this will be within that, has got the bell
from the bell tower which we’d love to get
back at some point. But it is, yeah, interesting. – So where would you say
the most active parts of this building are? – I find upstairs more… intimidating than downstairs. I don’t find the cellar – Too bad.
– Spooky at all. – I don’t find it spooky. But I’m guessing from putting
all the stories together that that is the most… – One of the most active. – Most active places. Apparently this bench
here where we’re stood, that’s supposed to be
haunted by the spirit of a grumpy old man. I don’t know whether
it is or it isn’t. But plenty of grumpy old
men sit there. (laughing) – And has anything
happened here? – This area where we’re stood is where most glasses go flying. There’s always… – Sweeping and moving off. – There’s always glasses
getting spilled from here so whether that’s activity or… – We’ll find out. – Which spirit I
don’t know. (laughing) – Should we head
upstairs and see? – Sure, yeah.
– Yeah, come on then. – That’s weird. So just to explain
what’s happening, we’re filming and the sound
keeps dropping randomly. We can’t see why. That’s weird. So Karen, this is upstairs. – Top floor yeah.
– Top floor upstairs. – So third floor
of the building. – Would you believe it
might have been the hotel? – Believe so yeah, I
think it probably was. – I think people stayed in here but it does feel different
when you come up here doesn’t it?
– Yeah, yeah, definitely. – I’m getting little chills as we were walking
through actually. – On this day as well you
know, it’s like 30 degrees. – It is yeah, and I feel a
little bit chilled up here. So it is yeah, there’s
definitely something not quite. – Would you stay up
here on your own? Are you brave enough? – No, never.
– No, you’d never. – Never, no no. I wouldn’t even stay in
the building overnight. – Is it that freaky to you? – Yeah, it’s very… The building’s enormous and there’s so many
nooks and crannies and things that I really
don’t think I’d feel safe. – You wouldn’t feel safe? – No, not really no. – Well I hope
we’re safe tonight. – I hope they are. – Excellent, well
what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna get ready and we’ll start
our investigation. – Excellent. – Thank you very much. – You’re very welcome. Let me know what you find. – We will. Before we started
the investigation, I met with local
medium, Andy Irlam, to hear what he had to say
could be haunting here. He was instantly
drawn to the cellars. Andy, welcome to Ghost
Dimension Flying Solo. – Pleasure, thank you. – You’re a psychic medium.
– Yes. – A spiritualist medium?
– Spiritualist medium. – So you can sense
and pick up energies that are here or have been here? – Yeah. – Are you sensing anything here? – I’m picking up on a portal between that step and then,
actually in the bottom step, there is a change in energies
within this proximity. I’m not picking up on
specific energy yet. I just know that there’s
something different between there and there. So I’m not picking up a person. I just know that
there is this… – [Sean] So it could be a
pulsing, like a gateway. – A gateway.
– A gateway. – Yeah, it’s like
getting in a lift. You walk in, you go to the next wherever it takes you and this is how a
spirit can move. You know we all
presume that they just float around through. Well they just step in a
lift and it takes them. – So the spirits that come here, they could be coming
through this portal, visiting, and then leaving and going
somewhere else in the world. It doesn’t matter. – Completely different, yeah. – Could this portal invite both, as well as positive, nice
people, nice spirits, could it invite
nasty ones as well? – Yeah. It’s not… I’m not saying that there’s
no such thing as negatives ’cause I believe that there are. I’ve been in places where
things have happened that aren’t pleasant. But the majority is
just nice spirits. I mean obviously
there’s certain people that love life so much that when they die, they have that negative because they don’t want
to be on the spirit side. They want to be on
the physical side. So they have a tendency to try and remain. And the negative feeling
that you might get from ’em is just their anger, shall we say, at passing over. They don’t want to pass over. They don’t want to
evolve on the other side. They want to remain
with the living ’cause that’s what they know. They don’t like the
new, the change. – They don’t like, yeah. Like people, we
don’t like change. – Life is, shall we say,
it’s like a block of ice. It melts and then
it becomes steam. It’s a transition. It is constant. We are constant. The physical will go. But our spiritual… – Stays.
– Stays, it remains. – So within those
boundaries of steam, steam disappears, but it’s still there. We are just the same. So we are still here. You don’t have to think of oh
well there’s a place upstairs. Heaven, God, whatever
you want to call it. You’re still here
within the ether. – Still the same people
but still just energy. – That’s how, when
you open yourself up, ’cause everyone can work
in a level of mediumship. It’s just open your mind
up to that consciousness and feeling that vibration. – So as far as when we
paranormally investigating, we are opening our
minds to the spirits to interact with us. And this is probably why when
people are not investigating they say well nothing
ever happens to me. It’s because you’re
not opening yourself up and inviting them in and
sharing their energy. – It’s like when you
have them shackles go up on the back of your neck. That’s just spirit
coming around you. Everyone will go, oh someone’s
just walked across my grave. No. The spirit are round about. That’s their way
of letting you know that they around about. But if you don’t accept that, ah someone’s walked across
my grave and you carry on. So you’re not
preparing your mind for the information
that they give you. – Are you drawn to anywhere
else in this basement? – At the moment, I
want to go that way. – You want to go that way? – I want to go that way. I don’t know what’s that way but I want to go that
way if that is possible. – Let’s do it. – If that’s okay,
I’m happy to do that. I want to say there’s at
least two energies that way ’cause I’m drawn that way and I do feel that there are
at least two energies there. – Okay, let’s go. – Now hopefully I’ll get
names and bits and hopefully. – Andy. – I know Janies just
said that she’s not cool. And she should be stood
over this side with us. ‘Cause I’m aware of the… There’s a male energy with us because I can feel the chill and that’s how spirit work with me. I feel that coldness. – It is colder.
– It’s colder. – So if they was
to come over here, they would feel cold. It’s a warm spot there, spirit are here, just, I don’t know if you
got any thermal detectors but you should feel that this
side is now a lot cooler. And as we talk about spirit, they’re very nosy. They like to know
what you’re doing. So when they’re around about
and you talk about ’em, it’s oh they’re
talking about us, what’s going on? But I know that
there is a gentleman to the rear of me. – What’s he doing, who is he? – I don’t know yet. I’m just mentally, I’m
asking for him to bring his energies forward
so I can pick up on it. I know in his stature he
would be of a similar height to myself. Certainly not as big
a build as myself. And I would put his age
slightly older than myself but not over the age of 60
as I feel his impressions on me at the moment. I don’t… I don’t feel that this
person would have worked within these premises. – Could he be a
prisoner potentially? – Potenti… I’ll go with it, I’ll
go with it at the moment that that’s… Because he’s certainly not, he’s certainly not a landlord, he’s certainly not someone
that would have worked within the confine of this
building as a public house. I don’t feel that at all. So I have to take him back in. (exhaling) I feel quite grumpy
with the gentleman. I don’t want to be
disrespectful to him ’cause you know even
though he’s in spirit, we have to show
respect at all times. But I do feel grumpiness and neglect about his
own personal being. – So this was a low, a person that wasn’t
looking after himself and didn’t care about
his physical well being. He was just. I mean without
being disrespectful, like a low… – Yeah, someone of
poor stature, yeah. That’s the feeling
that I’ve got with him. I’m not being given a
name which is unfortunate, ’cause obviously if we
could get good names, names can be researched. But I’m not getting a name
at this moment in time. – Do you think he may follow us throughout our
investigation tonight? – Oh there’s great probability. – Andy had expressed what
he felt in the basement and that something sinister
may be lurking here. Will this soul join the
investigation tonight? Paul, the Old Market Tavern. So much history here and it looks to me after
we’ve done this walk around, this is gonna be one of
the most active places we’ve ever investigated. And what a trick of the eye
from when you’re outside, you look in, this building’s huge. It’s like a labyrinth of, it’s like a rat run of
different areas to get to. – It’s a Tardis isn’t it
as soon as you walk in. You don’t expect it to be as
big on the inside as it is. But I’m really
excited about this because I’ve heard a lot of
stories about this place, especially the paranormal
stuff obviously. I’ve wanted to come
here for a long time. But I mean there’s such
a feeling of layers through this building. Because obviously
you’ve got the cellar, you’ve got the pub that’s open, and you’ve got the upper floors. And each time you’re
going somewhere it’s a different feel. I think if this is one of those places, if it isn’t, it should be. Because it looks the part. – Well I think
you’re right, Paul. And I think with
this being so big, tonight I’m gonna ask Jane to
investigate areas on her own and see if she can
actually sense something from instead of just
being behind the camera, to Jane actually being
in front of the camera, and see what she can sense. – Yeah, I think again, I
mean given a female twist, there might be something here
that won’t interact with us. – And maybe it’ll
interact with Jane. – Exactly. – Well I think it’s about time we got this
investigation started. – I’m ready when you are. – Paul, let’s do it.
– Let’s go. (doors opening and closing) – Right, so. I’m on my way up to the third floor. Man, this place is
one creepy building. This is just… It feels awkward, you know. When you get that
feeling of dread. Let’s get to this third floor. This place has
been a courthouse, and a bank, it’s been a town hall, and I’ve just found out that in the cellars they
used to keep some of the inmates before they used to
go to take them to flogging. Just gonna try and find
my way around this place. It’s the third floor. It’s still nice and
light which I don’t mind. I don’t mind that at all. Wow, okay. What I’m gonna do, I’m gonna start in this room which appears to just be
a room that’s been used for bun process but it also
looks like it was a hotel room. (squealing) Now what I’ve got, I’ve got the Rem Pod. Which if anything goes
near that it’ll detect an electromagnetic energy and then once it goes near it, as you’ll hear, it’ll go off and the
lights will light. I’ve also got a KII metre. If anything comes near this, this will also go off and it’ll indicate to me that a spirit is nearby. – Hi guys. I’m in the office where the, the two ladies had the strobe light effect. It’s an eerie feeling in here. Got a very heavy
head being in here. If there’s anybody there. Oh I can hear creaking noises. If you’re here with me
can you come forward? (thumping) (gasping) Oh Jesus crikey. Oh my god. – I’m in one of the
very, very many cellars of the Old Market
Tavern in old Trincham. There’s a lot of little
offshoot cellars here and I’ve just come
into this one. Not a great deal
of room to move. I’ve set up two Rems. One over there if
you can see it. And one at the door there. We’re just gonna do a
little bit of calling out and see if anything comes out. I’ll just show it around. Lots and lots of boxes
all over the place. (squealing) That was me, I touched the area. Lots of stuff all
over the place. Boxes and things. Not a great deal
of room to move, certainly nowhere to run if the poo hits the fan. – So… If anybody’s here with me now, come forward, come and use my energy. I hear it already and I
don’t know what that was. I was checking the KII metre to see if it’s detecting anything. Okay. Can you come into this room, make a noise for me please? Use all of my energy. Make a knock or a bang
if you’re here with me. (flies buzzing) I can hear a fly
which is in the room. Is anybody in here? (thumping) Hello? I’m sure there was
something out there that like something was walking. Let’s change hands. Is that going off? No. Come forward to this
device in my hand. If you walk towards it, the lights on this
device will go off. Come on, come towards it. Come and speak to me. Come and use my auric energy and communicate with me. Hello? Can you copy this
noise if you’re here. (stomping) Is there any children in here? ♪ Ring a ring a roses ♪ Pocket full of posies Atishoo atishoo. They all fall down. Can you make a noise for me? Give me an indication
of your presence? Speak to me. (tapping) Hello? See anything down there? That was a tap or
something that. Hello? Can you do it again for
me please if you’re here? (tapping) – Did you hear that? Hello? I don’t even know where
that noise came from. I fear it’s… I can hear doors. Can you knock on something
if you’re here with me? (knocking) (gasping) My god. That was just a knock. Wow. This room is just full of activity. Can you knock on
the filing cabinet? Can you move something? (rattling) (gasping) Wow. There’s nobody else here. There’s only me. There’s only me in this room. – In the other room here
I’ve got a device called a Rem pod. If you walk towards
it, it will set off. Or you can throw one of these
objects on the side of me. There’s plenty to go at. Throw something at me. I don’t know what
I heard before. There was taps and taps but I don’t know what it was. I heard a voice. I’m gonna whistle,
whistle back at me. (whistling) What was that? There’s something here, I’m just
gonna stand in here. This is feels a bit
more light to this room. This is like a guitar room. Still bits and pieces
knocking about as you can see. Come on. All right, we would
have got that. That was on this wall. Do that again for me, go on tap on this wall again. Go on, tap on it. Go on. That was definite. (rattling) That’s me picking that up
but I heard something else and I was picking up the KII, and as I went to pick it up… (thumping) That was big. That was really big. (thumping) – If there’s anybody here
can you just let me know? If you can see the little
boxes on the floor, there’s one on the floor
and there’s one on the box over there with the red light. The other one’s
got a blue light. They’ve both got silver
sticks coming out of them. If you can touch
those silver sticks you may make them light
up and make a noise. Could you do that for me and just let me
know you’re here? I’m not here to do anything
other than talk to you. I don’t mean to distress you or disrespect you. But if you worked in this pub, if you were a patron in
this pub, a customer, could you just make a noise? – Come on. Show yourself now. These taps are
amazing but I’d love to hear something audibly or physically see something. Come on. Come and stand near the wall, is that what you’re
trying to do, get me away? (tapping) That’s not me is it? I’m just gonna walk again. No, that was a tap. (tapping) What the hell was that? That was the biggest
bang I’ve ever heard ever near me. This meter’s still not lighting. But that was a big bang. Come on, do that again. (tapping) Do it again. Tap again like that. That was amazing. There’s nobody out here. I’m just gonna go through here. Smells, awkward. (footsteps thumping) All right, I’m here now. If you’re here,
come into this room. Come forward. If that was you
making those bangs, do something to me in here. (knocking)
(gasping) – Jesus crikey. I’ll just show you
outside this room. There’s only me here. There’s nobody else here. Can you see? (door closing) There’s so many noises and
so many knocks and bangs. Two ladies that was here. (knocking) Hello? There’s somebody knocking again. Hello? (whistling) Did you hear that? Did you hear that noise? Wow. – Come forward. Do you know when you
get that feeling that… (rattling) Right, okay. That was somebody
throwing something. Come on. Who was that? Come on. The hell was that? That was a man’s voice. That was a man’s voice. What the frickin’
hell’s happening? Are you here with me? Ah. There’s a like a
ruler on the floor. I’m wondering if
that was the thing that maybe had been thrown. This is good that it’s
the daylight as well that stuff’s happening. You know, you can’t ask
for activity like this. Just trying to make sure there’s
nothing dangerous in here that can be thrown at me. When I’m speaking there’s bangs. There was a bang then so I heard that. Do it again as I’m speaking
you do something for me, come on. Do something that is gonna scare the living daylights out of me. Come on. – So I’m in another part of the Old Market Tavern. And this is what was
known as the glory hole. Make that of it what you will. Essentially at one point it was a functioning bar. You can see that the
bar is still there. I think that
probably was the door that you came in through. Looks still pretty settled. Plenty of kegs down here. I don’t think they’re full. So again, couple of runs out. I’ve got the other which
I’ll put on in a few minutes. It goes back quite a bit so I shall get soon to my
investigation to there in just a few minutes. I’m just gonna, just gonna try in here in first and see if there’s
anything going on. Is there anybody here? The other thing I’m
gonna try as well is an EVP session. See to me these kind of places
where people were just sat having conversations as they do but for me this is a
good location where
you might get some residual EVP. You might get conversation
picked up on recorder. – Just want to check the KII. Come on, you’ve got all of
these floors you can bang, you can tap on. Are you not brave enough
to come towards me? Show me you’re here. I hear something
outside but I heard, I think footsteps
coming from back here. I’m just watching my footing. That’s a toilet but over here. Can you do something big for me? I want to see it this time. I don’t want to just hear it. Do it for me so I can see. Walk onto my camera. You know this place is
giving me the creeps because the stories that
people tell you about here, I don’t like that bit
over there by the way. The stories that you
hear from haunted places, stuff like that, you don’t always believe them until it actually
happens to you. I’ve been told downstairs
which I’m gonna investigate, that people were there. Do you know what? Before I tell you about that, there was actually
somebody who died up here and was found dead up here. Sorry. It was a weird, weird breeze
that just came down here towards me followed
by tapping over there. I’m sure we would pick that up. I was just checking the
cameras in case I didn’t get picked up on infrared. There was a man
that died up here, who was found dead, and he was a jolly
chap apparently. Maybe he comes back. So far up here I don’t
feel that it’s negative that was up here. I think there’s
children up here. And a man. I’m stopping talking
because I can hear stuff. They’re gonna be
too low to pick up but I can physically hear stuff. This stuff happened
like outside. (thumping) Whoa. Okay, okay okay. Who did that, who did that? That was at the door. That was a weird, weird noise. And then it was something
at the door like a dinging. (tapping) – There’s banging. Hello? If that’s you banging can
you copy me again but louder? (knocking) Ladies in this room had
light strobing effect. Their phone went all
strobe effect on them. If that was you that
affected the two ladies that was in this room… Can you come and touch
me on the shoulder? – I need you to do something. Something that I
can see or hear. A very faint… (robotic voice) faint click over there. Direct. Direct. Are you directing me down here? Is there somebody here? Just got a chill, shiver up my spine. And again. Now I’ve got the… Yeah, now it’s changed. Now it’s different. Everything is tingling. My legs, my back, my
shoulders, my head. – I think I’m just
getting brave. I used to be super
scared of this. Now I just want it even more. I want to know who
I’m speaking to. Who is communicating with me? Can you show yourself
on my camera? Please come forward. Let the world see you. Let everybody who’s
watching Ghost Dimension see what you look like. Same thing with spirits. The spirits always, always,
never show themselves clear as day, full bodied apparitions. They only ever
show themselves as hazes or mists. That’s all I’ve
experienced so far. And I can’t wait to see what
else lies in store for us tonight here in
this investigation. This is gonna be… Whoa. Footsteps outside the door. Footsteps. Still nobody there. If you’re here, this cabinet over there,
close this cabinet. Come on. Push the door on the cabinet. Please make it close. Now if that closed, I’d
be one happy chappy. Can you come forward
and communicate with me? (tapping) – Is there somebody here now? Are you set? Said something else. Whole. W-H-O-L-E, whole. Whole what? Can you see that box there? Just here. Can you touch that
metal rod for me? All it’s gonna do is
light up and make a noise. It’ll just let me know
that you’re there. It feels like there is
somebody here in this area now. Could you please just
do that and let me know? (robotic voice) Killed. I’m not sure as
that’s gonna show up but that says killed. – Thank you for doing it before. I just want another
audible sound. Somewhat big and I’ll leave you. I’ll leave you to not be pestered,
not be minded by me. If you just want
peace I’ll leave you. I’m slowly moving. That was a tap on this table. Okay, copy me then. (tapping) Copy that noise. (tapping) Thank you. No way, that was amazing. Thank you so so
much for doing that. (tapping) I didn’t hear that. Can you give me two
taps if you’re here and you want me to leave? (tapping) One. (tapping) Two. No way, no way. Can you do it again? Do it again for me? Do that again. No way, that was rattling. I don’t think we would
have picked up that one, but that was clear. Thank you. (footsteps thumping) One thing is for certain, this is nearly 400
years old or something and it’s not disappointing. In fact, it’s amazing. I’m gonna stand perfectly
still in this room. Five, four, see if he can do it on command, three, two, one. (rattling) That was outside. Now I can’t tell what’s
moved and what hasn’t moved because all over the floor is bits and pieces, so I can’t tell
what’s happening here. ‘Cause if something’s moving. Excuse me. I can’t tell if
something’s moving or what because it’s full of
bits and pieces on the floor. I think I’m gonna hear what
(murmuring) this building. This is gonna be fantastic. And I can’t wait
to check even more so I’m gonna do that now. Okay. (dramatic spooky music)