Paranormal Investigation with Spooksavers 17th January 2015

 We recently took part in a paranormal investigation on the night of 17th January 2015 at the old police cells, Brighton and wondered if you are able to validate/confirm some of the “evidence” that was presented. One of the members of the team went into a trance-like state and said she was wrongfully convicted after being “set up” .She would not tell us her name and when asked which cell she was confined in she pointed to a wall, where clearly no cell is situated today. This was in the women’s cells opposite the first cell on the left. Can you confirm if the layout of the cells have changed since they were first used? The spirit speaking through the medium said that her husband had “set her up” she was not allowed to go free and she had a son called James. She said she was 21 years old, but when we asked if she would tell us her name, she acted as if about to say a name beginning with an “s” but then stopped herself and said she would not tell us as she did not trust us. The psychic on the event, went on to say that this spirit had been convicted of murdering by smothering, her baby son. Have you any evidence to support these assertions? I have searched different official websites and databases but can not find anything to support this. Also, the psychic said he was getting the name of a Judge in the Court room with the surname Simmonds or Simpson or Simmons. Can this be substantiated too?

Thank you for your time. It would be interesting to know if any of this is based on factsI look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards,Teresa Blackburn

Thanks for coming back to us with your findings from last Saturday’s paranormal investigation at the Old Police Cells Museum at Brighton. By all accounts it looks as if you had a very eventful evening.

You will see from our curator below, that we do not hold records or information on individual cases due to the fact that we do not have the proper facilities for storing “paper artifacts”. However, he has listed a couple of sources that could be explored, together with the local “Brighton Gazzette for that period.

The museum does not keep the kind of primary sources that seem to be sought.  The only place likely to have such sources would be either East Sussex Record Office or the British Newspaper Archive.  If the supposed event took place before the 1860s it’s probable that the cells were on the opposite side of the building.


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