A MAID called Barbara and boys running and playing games on the stairs are just some of the spirits ghosthunters think may be lurking behind the walls of a recently-renovated Dearne Valley building.
Wath Town Hall boasts centuries of history and will now be visited by paranormal investigators for the first ever professional organised public investigation.
Paranormal Friends will use scientific and spiritual methods to try and make contact with the spirits inside the Georgian building.
Nearly 250 years old, it is thought Wath Town Hall could boast a wealth of paranormal activity, with the group’s spiritualist medium having reportedly already picked up on spirits during a walk around.
Paranormal Friends co-founder and spiritualist medium Veronica Extance said: “The site on which the present building stands has a varied history going back centuries and during my initial walk around I felt I encountered a number of spirits from different time periods and am excited at being able to go back and seeing what is in store for us.
“As I live so close, I have always wanted to get into this building to investigate, which makes this event even more exciting.”
Built in 1770, the Grade II-listed building was a private mansion until bought by Wath Town Council for £2,500 in 1892 for use as a town hall.
The site’s historical importance goes further back, as the Fleming family, as lords of the manor of Wath, built a manor house there during the 14th century.
Members of the public will have the chance to join the team on their investigation on Saturday, September 30.
The group will use a combination of spiritual and scientific methods including glass divination, table-tipping, K2 meters and a spirit box.
Tickets cost £25 for the investigation, which runs between 9pm and 2am.
Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided on the night.
For more information or to book tickets, visit www.paranormalfriends.co.uk/book or join the Facebook group by searching Paranormal Friends.
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