Brighton Police Museum June 28th 2014 £39.00 Brighton Cells
The Old Brighton Cells investigation
Finally decommissioned in the 1960s the old Police cells of Brighton were used as a council storage facility. Now the location is open as the Brighton Police Museum and is home to several artefacts relating to the Police force and the cells. Through time there have been a number of reports from inmates, staff, council workers and visitors, with a distinct consistency in their reports. A tall dark shadow figure said to be the ghost of Henry Solomon, Brighton’s first Chief Constable, who was brutally murdered by an inmate wanders the passageways. The figure of a monk has also been seen on the lower levels, this location was built upon a former monastery. The sound of a whispering woman has also been heard by people visiting the cells.
For one night, you can have the chance to try and experience these things yourself!
We will be accompanied by Debbie Dean, medium and spirit portrait artist who featured on TVs Psychic Detective series, as we search for conformation of the ghosts of The old Brighton Police Cells. In small teams the mission will be to collect evidence using traditional methods such as séances and glass moving, right up to the latest ghost equipment using thermal imaging, infrared, electromagnetic field meters and so on. No experiment is compulsory as we do our best to identify who the ghosts of The old cells are, and why they haunt this location.
This investigation will be very exclusive with very limited places available The cost for the night is £39 per person and is strictly for over 18’s only. Arrive at 9.00pm for an 9:30pm start. The night will finish at 01.00 am, by which time you will have had the chance to experience what it is like to be a paranormal investigator, and had the opportunity to try a mixture of traditional techniques as well as modern technology to try and decide for yourselves – WHO HAUNTS The Old Police Cells of Brighton?
A brief history
The P.I.G.S. (Paranormal Investigation Group Sussex) was formed in 2006, after a conversation between Johan Paul and Tim, where they discovered that they had a common interest in the paranormal. All three of them have been police officers at one time or another, and between them they have served over 30 years in the force – hence the name P.I.G.S! They decided that using the skills they had learned in the police, they would become paranormal investigators.
The P.I.G.S. enlisted the help two key researchers Amy and Lauren after a trial group the P.I.G.G.S. Amy has excellent organisational skills, Lauren excels in investigating possible leads with members of the public.
In April 2008 the P.I.G.S put an opportunity of becoming a P.I.G.S investigator to its 170 Facebook page followers, we had an enormous and positive response to this and as such we grew our team and spent the rest of 2008 training our new investigators: Matt Laker, Lib Kendrick, and Tori Hewett.
As the ambitions of the P.I.G.S has grown, so has the number of people in the team. Each colleague has specific tasks or roles to perform. This enables us as a group to cover each location with a detailed case file and a thorough investigation.
We have grown our Facebook followers to 800 and our twitter followers to over 700 we have over 200 friends on our Haunted Network page. We have been hosting haunted challenge nights for the charity Anthony Nolan which have raised just over £70,000 in 2008/11 BUT the Anthony Nolan events ended with a bumper night of return guests to Mirus in Guernsey.
We are also proud to have recruited the services of a well respected paranormal investigator throughout the industry, Mr. Kevin Ling who has worked with all the big paranormal companies and many famous people in this field. Kevin a long term friend of the PIGS and Anthony Nolan joins us late 2011 as we look to develop our own foundations in the paranormal events field.
Through 2012 the P.I.G.S ( Paranormal Investigation Group Sussex ) drew plans on what the future looks like and started work on various operations which are private investigations that span over a long period of time to gather as much information on the phenomena as possible. We’ve also recruited two specialist people to the team Jo Fellows who specialises in event management and has worked in specialised events for a number of years along with Tim Stevens a paranormal Investigator who has worked in this field for a number of years and has headed his own shows on Para Rock TV and One Man and a Ghost.
As we move into 2013 we have a number of changes to make, we have changed our name from the Paranormal Investigation Group Sussex to the Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service, this was done as most of our work is outside of Sussex our home county and because it better fits our operation today. Tim Brown becomes the first full time PIGS operative he will spend its days simply doing PIGS work in an effort to further reshape the organisation to study what we believe is important in the paranormal field.