A hotel in one of the most haunted cities in the UK has seen more spooky activity as a rocking chair was captured moving by itself.
Ye Olde Kings Head on Lower Bridge Street is said to be home to 13 ghosts that are haunting the building, and dates back to 1622. The ghosts are believed to be the tormented souls of civil war soldiers, Roman soldiers and young children and women who worked there when it was a brothel, CheshireLive reports.
But an eerie moment, the latest of paranormal happenings, was captured by the owners of what is arguably Chester’s most haunted hotel. The chair, which has a creepy doll sitting on it, sits in room six of the hotel and is seen moving by itself.
The footage was captured shortly before 3.30pm with no guests in the hotel. Looking closely at the footage, it could also be suggested the lights were flickering at one point.
Paranormal investigator Danny Moss, who has joined Harry and fellow team member Brett Jones to work on the My Haunted Hotel project at Ye Olde Kings Head, said they had been stunned to see the footage of the rocking chair and even attempted to debunk it.
He said: “It’s become such a huge attraction locally. It’s the ninth week of the cameras being installed now and the activity we have captured on camera has been phenomenal. We found the footage of the rocking chair moving at 3.28pm in the afternoon when there were no guests in the hotel. Harry got a notification on his phone, saying that there was movement in room six.
“He went back and told me and Brett and we even tried to debunk it but could not find an explanation for this happening as the chair is pretty heavy and would not be moved by a draft or people moving around it, for example. I’m quite a scientific person and I will always look for a rational explanation. When I can’t find one then that’s when I know it’s real.”
The hotel has gained reputation over the years for its paranormal activity and has even featured on TV show, Most Haunted as well as Sky Pick’s Paranormal. It was bought by paranormal enthusiast Harry Achilleos 15 years ago and his dream has been to turn it into a top dark tourism destination, due to its spooky reputation.
He has since installed a series of 16 infrared cameras around the Grade II Listed building in a bid to monitor any unusual activity, which has ranged from eerie mists to poltergeist activity in the bar. The foundations of the building date back to 1208 having been constructed for Peter the Clerk.
Hotel owner Harry added: “Setting up My Haunted Hotel has always been my dream and now this has finally happened I just want to prove that this is the most haunted hotel in the UK.”
The hotel has many spooky stories to share. For more on the evidence captured from the hotel, which has six horror-themed bedrooms available for hire for overnight ghost hunts, visit the My Haunted Hotel website.