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Red Lion Hotel Ghost Hunt - Essex - 27th December 2014

27th December 2014 9.00pm until 3.00am · Tickets £45 per person · Includes Buffet

The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465. Located in the busy town centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town, The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is one of the oldest inns in the area.

The Brook Red Lion Hotel has 24 individually furnished rooms that provide all the amenities guests would expect from a modern hotel, but with the added comfort of plush Tudor style interiors.

The Parliament Restaurant at the Red Lion Hotel was once the old Banqueting Hall, still showing its timbered beams.

There are three known ghosts - a small boy that can be seen in the Parliament restaurant occassionally and has appeared in a guest's photograph, a ghostly monk that hangs around in reception, but the most active is Alice Millar.
Alice was a chambermaid at the hotel and was killed by a lover.
Alice has regularly been heard whispering and even talking to staff.
There are recent accounts of people's hair being pulled and a womans voice appearing on a video taken in one of the rooms, with no obvious cause.

The most active spirit at the Inn is that of Alice Katherine Millar, murdered in 1638, she now haunts the building. Her ghostly apparition was reportedly so frightening that, 200 years ago, the owner of the Red Lion Hotel bricked up the doorway to her old room. He hoped that this would stop her ghost from appearing in the hotel.
Guests have reported seeing Alice's ghost in rooms 5, 6 and 10, her apparition has also been seen in the kitchen and walking through the bricked up doorway which once led to her room. Recently the assistant manager at the hotel woke up at 3am like a bolt of electricity had gone through his body. As he looked around the room a beam of moonlight landed on the rocking chair next to his bed. As he watched, it began to rock backwards and forwards, slowly Alice appeared sitting in the chair. She spoke to him and asked "are you alright?" When he replied "yes", she disappeared.
In the early hours of the morning, the shadowy figure of a hooded monk has been seen wandering the hallways and the reception area. The monk is said to have died in a fire at the Inn, whilst trying to save the children that were in his care.
The third ghost at the Hotel is that of a small boy, his apparition has been seen in the parliament room. The apparition is often usually reported by children, it is said that he makes his presence felt by appearing in photos taken by the guests.

The original rooms still have their original wattle and daub beams and are simply stunning. They are also, obviously, the most haunted.

The ghost hunt will include a paranormal investigation of the most active public areas of the hotel, including several of the haunted bedrooms.

Red Lion Hotel, Colchester, Essex Ghost Hunt
Date: 27th December 2014
Time: 9.00pm until 3.00am
Tickets: £45 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available

Experience a night of ghost hunting at the Red Lion Hotel in Colchester, Essex with Ghost Hunt Events.
Participate in:-
- Séances
- Vigils (in the dark)
- EVP (Ghost Voice) Experiments
- Ouija boards / Glass Divination
- Automatic writing
- Table rapping
- Use our ghost hunting equipment
and much more with our Mediums & Paranormal Investigators.

Our usual group size is 8 people
All groups will spend 45mins - 1 hour with our Mediums
Everyone will have the opportunity to investigate the venue on your own towards the end of the night.

Event will include:-
- Hot buffet
- Tea and coffee served at midnight
- No workshops or walk arounds, this is 6 hours of pure ghost hunting!

SOLD OUT for 22nd November 2014

 

Book Red Lion Hotel on 27th December 2014 - £45 per person

 

Book Red Lion Hotel on 13th February 2015 - £40 per person

 

Special Offer

27th December 2014
Two tickets for the ghost hunt & a hotel room for £160 (includes breakfast).
Book this offer


If you are considering staying overnight after the ghost hunt at The Brook Red Lion Hotel, please contact us for preferential room rates which include breakfast. You have a choice of a haunted room or a non haunted room!!

Watch our edited highlights video from:-
31st May 2014
12th April 2014
31st October 2013
10th August 2013
25th May 2013
30th March 2013

Read our Investigation Reports from The Red Lion Hotel.

View all our evidence from this location.

This location is available for private bookings, see Group Events for more information and pricing.

Location of Venue



What Happens at the Event
Indoor Events
Our events are always 100% investigation and vigil events, we won't waste time by taking you on a history tour or walk about of the venue.

Any known history will be covered in the introduction briefing.
We don't hold workshops or briefing on equipment usage. Any equipment that you will be using throughout the event will be explained at the start of each session by our team leaders.

For the first few hours (usually 1 hour per session) you will be in a group and you will spend time with our Mediums doing séances, where they will try to get the active spirit to move you in some way (this is not designed to scare you) and with our paranormal investigators doing experiments, table tilting, glass divination, Ouija boards, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments and other audio experiments using the latest ghost hunting equipment.

After these controlled sessions you will have the opportunity to venture off on your own or in small groups doing lone vigils or re-visiting an activity that you enjoyed in our controlled sessions. In this part of the night you can use our equipment to do your own ghost hunt. You may take photos/videos with your own cameras throughout our ghost hunts. You may also use any of your own ghost hunting equipment during our controlled sessions.

What our customers say about previous Red Lion Hotel ghost hunts (previous 8 comments)

31 May, 2014

Red Lion Hotel

Thank you for an amazing night....One I will never forget x
E.C.

12 April, 2014

Red Lion Hotel

Thank you to the team for making last night so enjoyable. We had a really great time
E.P.

01 March, 2014

Red Lion Hotel

Hiya, I was on the ghost hunt last night at the Red Lion Hotel in Colchester I had the best night out that I have had in a long time AWSOME table tipping in room number 7 the table went round and round we all followed the table round the room and went the other way as well. Fantastic down in the cellar I was up and down like a yoyo got my legs going left to right body going in positions that I have never been in and directions energy was out this world experience my body was jolting to questions other people was asking in my head was answering yes and no and my body felt jolts as well as you can see I defintely recommend it to you thank you Ghost Hunt Events team for everything and to team B from Tash Dan and Pat
T.H.

27 December, 2013

Red Lion Hotel

Thank you for a absolutely amazing evening. You and your team were efficient, fun, clever and Knowledgeable. We will certainly see you again and I look forward to it.
C.M.

31 October, 2013

Red Lion Hotel

We had a brilliant time thank you will definately be doing another one
M.T.

14 September, 2013

Red Lion Hotel

Had a really good night last night I loved the basement (cellar) I could sit in there all night
N.D.

10 August, 2013

Red Lion Hotel

Was a great night. Thanks guys
B.R.

25 May, 2013

Red Lion Hotel

Had a brilliant Saturday night at the Red Lion cheers to you all
T.G.