Me and a few friends used to go out driving a lot at night. So, one night we decided to visit an old castle, supposedly very haunted, that wasn't too far away. This castle was obviously not in immaculate condition, it being so old. The roof was missing, most of the path of the battlements had crumbled away and there was definitely no electricity installed (tours were held during daylight).
The first time we went, we parked the car and began the walk down the ridiculously long lane to reach the castle. We hadn't even gotten a quarter of the way when we all saw two glowing red eyes (I say eyes because that's what they appeared to be) in the middle of the path. Now, this first time was a purely spontaneous trip so we weren't very well equipped to go walking around in the dark. We had one little wind-up torch and two phone lights to guide us so you can probably imagine our reaction when we saw these eyes. Needless to say we didn't stick around a made our way back to the car pretty sharpish, or so we thought. We were trying to run but it was like being on a treadmill: our legs were moving but we weren't getting very far. Anyway, we got back to the car and discussed what had just happened. None of us knew of any animals that had red eyes that glowed in the dark. We classified what we had seen as an 'U.G.O' (Unidentified Glowing Object).
Spurred on by our need to get over our first time, we decided to return this time with better torches. So, we actually made it down to the castle, laughing and joking on the way, as you do. We rounded the corner only to hear the sound of voices in the dark. I know what you're thinking, but it turned out to be avid ghost-hunters who often spent time at the castle. We sat and chatted with these people for a while; they told us the stories and kind of became our guides to the castle. We walked around the sight, our guides pointing out specific areas of activity. Gradually I began to feel a little unwell, which apparently was one of the regular signs of spiritual activity, so I didn't complain. We moved to the main gate where we then heard low voices and whispers. I don't think any of us were really scared as we wanted this kind of thing to happen, although we didn't really expect anything to happen at all. So, we're sat quietly listening when we decide to head back to the seating area at the front of the grounds. But me being me, I decided to hang back a little to see if I could experience anything on my own. I think I may have.
Hearing a noise, I looked down and right in front of me was a modern penny, dated in the same year if I remember correctly. When I told our new guides what I had found they told me to put it back immediately as whatever had dropped it before me would follow me home if I didn't leave it there. They seemed to know what they were talking back so I did as they said, but is this really true? They did tell us about someone they knew who had done it and had woken up to find themselves surrounded by orbs. I was under the impression that you couldn't see orbs with the naked eye.
So, we sat back in the seating area and looked at the castle. We just watched. Gradually we all begin noticing a light flickering in one of the upper windows. As I said, there was no electric there so it wasn't faulty wiring. And there was no floor so it was impossible for it to have been someone playing a prank. Other than that there was not much else to note.
We attempted to go back to the castle a third time, this time we took another friend. We managed to get 3/4 of the way down the lane, didn't have much further to go when all of a sudden out of nowhere, we heard an owl. It wasn't even your typical night owl sounds hooting. This was a screeching, angry owl. My friends said it was obviously the owl warning us not to go any further. I reckon it was just disturbed by something. Who knows?