For seven months I have been carrying a battery round with me each time I go to haunted location to check the generally said declare that ghosts can drain batteries.
Mysterious battery drains are a generally reported occurring at haunted areas. It leads to fully-charged or brand-new batteries dying for seemingly no purpose.
The explanation some paranormal investigators assume that ghosts could be after the vitality saved in our batteries is as a result of they imagine that when a consciousness leaves the physique after dying, it turns into a type of spirit vitality. It is believed that spirits draw on any supply of vitality in an effort to replenish themselves.
The idea is that they use any supply of vitality they will take in in an effort to construct up their vitality to manifest themselves or carry out duties like speaking with an investigator, or transferring an object.
Ghost hunters who’ve skilled the phenomenon usually say that lithium-ion batteries are the sort that are probably the most generally affected, however nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries just like the frequent AA or AAA are additionally stated to be vulnerable to draining.
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To be able to conduct this experiment and make it a good check I used the identical model new 1.5 volt AA battery at every of the 15 areas I visited. Earlier than every go to I used a multimeter to file the voltage (cost) of the battery.
The lifespan of a battery can range dramatically primarily based on varied components, together with the air temperature and the way a lot energy is being pulled from the battery. Since lots of the buildings I took the battery to are partially derelict, they are often very chilly. Low temperatures can immediately cease a battery from offering energy, even when it was absolutely charged simply moments earlier than.
To guard towards this, the battery was wrapped in insulation tape to cut back the prospect of moisture affecting the battery. I then wrapped it in bubblewrap to behave as insulation to restrict the results of sudden modifications in temperature. The battery was then positioned in a small air-tight plastic tub and brought with me to every of the areas.
I additionally had a management battery in order that I may be sure any drain wasn’t simply as a consequence of poor high quality batteries or pure over time. The management battery got here from the identical batch of batteries and was handled in the identical approach. It was wrapped, insulated and positioned in an similar field. This battery was left in my non-haunted residence through the experiment. I additionally took measurements of the management battery earlier than and after every go to.
The areas I selected are stated to be a few of the most haunted in the UK, they’re actually a few of the most well-known and often alleged to be haunted. In complete the battery spent 229 hours inside of those haunted areas. The areas have been:
The previous HMP Gloucester Jail, which opened in 1791 to deal with a few of the nation’s most infamous criminals till it closed in 2013. The situation has been investigated by numerous paranormal groups. In addition to HMP Shrewsbury Jail, which can be now closed and is alleged to be probably the most haunted as a consequence of its darkish historical past of suicides leading to unhappy, offended souls being trapped between this world and the subsequent.
The Nunnery is nestled on the foot of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire is an previous convent, initially residence to 250 nuns for over a century, the nunnery closed in 1989. With a formidable chapel, sprawling corridors and loads of darkish rooms to discover, it has proved to be an fascinating location for a ghost hunt.
Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished, Gothic revival home close to Nympsfield in Gloucestershire. The home is a well-liked vacation spot for ghost hunts and has been featured on tv exhibits, together with ‘Most Haunted’.
Bodmin Jail was as soon as a grim place which was residence to homicide, hunger and execution, to not point out the hundreds of convicts that handed via its doorways. Now the disused jail is certainly one of Cornwall’s finest vacationer sights which provides the general public the prospect to hunt ghosts.
York Citadel Museum, a big and characterful attraction within the metropolis centre the place a ghostly lady in a Victorian costume is alleged to have appeared in spooky snaps.
HMP Shrewsbury Jail has witnessed many deaths through the years, together with, murders, and inmates taking their very own lives, so many suicides actually that an enquiry was opened after three inmates hanged themselves over a interval of simply two weeks.
When ‘Most Haunted’ started in 2002, Michelham Priory was the primary location they filmed at, absolutely this places it excessive on the record of haunted properties within the UK. Battery drains are one thing the crew reported right here throughout their investigation.
Pluckley, a village in Kent which featured in a Nineteen Eighties copy of ‘Guinness World Data’ ebook underneath the heading that it could be probably the most haunted village in England. Throughout its 5 hours within the village, the battery hung out within the famously haunted Black Horse pub in addition to being close to different paranormal hotspots and deep in Dering Woods.
The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Analysis Centre (HAPRC), which opened in February 2018 on Regent Avenue Hinckley and homes an eclectic assortment of fascinating and previous artefacts displayed throughout three primary rooms.
Hack Inexperienced Nuclear Bunker is now a museum the place visitors and employees have reported paranormal exercise, together with seeing the apparition of a younger girl within the bunker’s former telecommunications space.
Dorchester Jail closed in 2014, however ever because the tales of its ghostly inmates have made it a preferred location for paranormal investigation groups.
The Skirrid Inn in Llanvihangel Crucorney is alleged to have skilled loads of ghostly and poltergeist exercise. When a former landlady determined to promote the, glasses began mysteriously flying via the constructing, together with the evil spirit of the decide’s hangman.
Chillingham Citadel is usually credited as holding the accolade of probably the most haunted fort in Nice Britain, and better of all, you’ll be able to keep there and expertise it for your self. I did precisely that, and took my battery experiment in fact.
Bosworth Corridor in Leicestershire was as soon as the bed room of a former resident, Ann Dixie. It is stated that her ghost has been seen within the type of a gray woman who nonetheless roams the room as she searches for her misplaced lover. Elsewhere within the constructing, employees have heard doorways rattling, objects mysteriously transfer and there is even stated to be a perpetually moist bloodstain.
Bishton Corridor was till lately a boarding college. It closed in 2018, forsaking empty lecture rooms and eerie corridors haunted by the echoes of disembodied baby voices. Different unexplained happenings to happen within the corridor embrace the home windows’ shutters slamming on the higher flooring, door knobs rattling and doorways opening and shutting themselves, sudden drops in temperatures, the haunting sound of a girl screaming, in addition to experiences of individuals being touched and pushed.
Inserting the battery inside haunted areas had no have an effect on on its degree of cost.
After 229 hours inside haunted buildings, the battery’s cost didn’t dip or drop in any measurable approach in any respect. The battery’s cost was recorded as 1.6V each earlier than and after each go to to a haunted location. This precisely matched the similar measures taken of the management battery, which wasn’t taken to any haunted areas.
Clearly this experiment is restricted. It solely took in 15 areas on 15 events, nevertheless it did fail to indicate any signal of battery drain. Nevertheless, many extra checks have to be carried out to substantiate this.
The dearth of proof in these check factors in direction of different doable explanations for battery drain throughout ghost hunts. These may embrace a tool turning on in your bag, or being left in standby mode and drained the battery. It is even doable that the gear has developed a fault that triggered it to eat extra energy than it ought to. It is also doable that the battery is previous, or has expired. Though uncommon, you may need even picked up a pack from the shop with a duff battery in it.