Dare you join our Haunted Company Team for our first full Paranormal Investigation of Erasmus Darwin House / Museum and Lichfield town centre history and ghost walk. What mysteries will we unearth this time? Prepare to be scared!
Together with Andrew Elson, our in-house clairvoyant medium, and our team, you will investigate the various rooms and gardens of this Historic house. You will get use of all our investigation equipment throughout the night, and take part in various workshops such as spirit boards, human pendulums, seances and more! Will Mr Darwin make contact with us? Come and find out! Warm drinks will be provided.
Location: meeting at Litchfield Guild Hall, Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LU
Date: Friday 15th February 2019
Time: 7pm till midnight
Tickets: Only £35
Includes hot And cold drinks, please note due to this being a museum no food will be available.
The Erasmus Darwin House is a Grade I listed building, and a writer’s house museum commemorating the life and achievements of Erasmus Darwin. The grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin was a renowned physician, scientist, inventor, poet and educationalist. The building has also previously served as a residence for cathedral officials, and as a women’s shelter.
He purchased the house, which was a medieval half-timbered building, in 1758 and during the following year he converted it to a Georgian town house. His medical practice was based in his house for the next 20 years. He carried out his scientific experiments here (it is said he also carried out public dissections in the cellar), held meetings of the Lunar Society and planned the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Famous faces he invited to his home include Josiah Wedgewood, Matthew Boulton, Benjamin Franklin and James Watt.
There have been many varied reports of paranormal occurrences throughout the building. Doors will often open and close without explanation, the sounds of children laughing and disembodied voices are heard with the sounds of people moving around and unexplainable knocking and banging sounds. Light anomalies have been witnessed along with temperature fluctuations and a distinctive odour of tobacco smoke has been reported.
Andrew Elson’s comments…
“What a wonderful opportunity we have to be doing a historic ghost walk around my home town of Lichfield. Then followed by a full paranormal investigation of Darwin’s house / museum”.
The night will start off with a ghost walk around Lichfield town centre. Where you will have the opportunity to use Haunted company’s equipment and find out about the history and hauntings of this historic town.
The walk will end at Erasmus Darwin museum, where we will conduct a full paranormal investigation.
What ghostly goings on will we unearth.
Prepare to be scared !