SOLD OUT - Abbey House, Leeds - Halloween Special with Chris Conway
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About The Event
Our 2019 Halloween special.
Back to where our fundraising adventure began in November 2017!
This was a fab night, and we just had to return to see what else we can investigate at this fantastic location.
Haunted History of Abbey House Museum Leeds
Although substantially altered over the years, Abbey House Museum Leeds was originally constructed in the 12th Century to serve as a gatehouse for Kirkstall Abbey, the picturesque ruins of which stand nearby. When Abbey House was opened as a museum in 1927, it employed a live-in caretaker called Kate Hatfield and during the winter of 1929/30 she was regularly disturbed by the sound of a door on the first-floor opening and closing, followed by the swish of a cloak along the corridor.
The phenomena occurred regularly between midnight and 2am, even when the door was bolted shut. Then in 1944, Mrs. Hatfield’s niece and three of her friends reported seeing “a monk in a rough brown habit… (who) seemed to be very frightened”. The ghost was subsequently associated with John Ripley, the last Abbot of Kirkstall, who moved into Abbey House following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 and was later buried in its precincts.
A previous investigation by Gatekeepers Paranormal saw guests being physically touched by unseen forces. Mentally affected and having to leave the building to gather themselves. This place is not for the faint hearted!!