This is an experience of when I was in Stratford-Upon-Avon in May 2008 for my coursework. I was with my friends Rebecca and Chris and we were a group having to do a lot of work!
We had already completed most of it from our first visit about a month ago, so this time we were allowed basically to do our own stuff, and since we were doing about tourism, we decided to visit some tourist attractions.
The thing that I really wanted to do was "The Museum of Withcraft and Wizardology" and my friend Rebecca had promised that we would do it, and so we did.
From the outside, it looked really good and interesting, and when we went inside, the woman at the desk was handily dressed as a witch and there was Harry Potter and other "scary" music playing. It did seem a little corny, but I was a little bit scared and so were Rebecca and Chris.
Once we had paid, the woman told us about it, and how it was one of the most haunted buildings in Stratford and that priests and ghost hunters had visited it and made contact with spirits there. She then warned us that we should hold on when going upstairs, as they had a spirit that like to push.
We set off and looked at the exibitions, reading the handy leaflet as we went. The museum was tiny and basically set up in someones house. It was a bit scary, and we did all feel a push when going upstairs or down them. Some of the rooms provided lots of information and scares, but it was still a bit cheesy thinking back.
However, there was one room that I really didn't want to go in. I don't know why, but something about it made me freak out and I couldn't go in. Rebecca said that she felt in but Chris, being man, went in first and showed us all that there was nothing to be afraid of. He went in and me and Rebecca followed. I was shaking and holding onto Rebecca's arm with such a tight grip. Eventually, I calmed down and felt a little bit at ease, but we all felt like we were being watched.
We couldn't read the booklet because it was so dark, but we had a bit of a venture and then I left and waited in the corridor, which was alright.
In some rooms, you could feel a pressure, a bit of a panic (whether it was me just scared shiatless!) and I hated it.
When we did leave, we sat on a bench and read the booklet and read some of the stories about ghosts and the rooms. It was scary. Almost every room was said to have had a ghost of some sort in it and a lot of people had seen them. We hadn't seen anything, just felt things and I didn't really want to go back any time soon!
When I got home from the trip, I told my dad and gave him the leaflets and this "newsletter" thing that the people had given us and oh was that very corny! He said that it seemed a load of rubbish and that we only "felt" things because the woman had told us the stories really well, which could have been true I suppose.
I'm just wondering, has anyone been to this place and felt or seen anything? It's appeared on the TV once or twice, ever seen it? I didn't. I just don't know whether it's all real because whilst we were going around Stratford there were a few places that were "haunted", one of which was not to be visited by under 14's unless with an adult because it was haunted and it offered spooky midnight walks.
But what I felt was convinsing.