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Time: May 20, 2011 at 9pm to May 21, 2011 at 3am
Location: Ordsall Hall
Street: Ordsall Hall
City/Town: Ordsall Hall
Website or Map: http://www.compassparanormale…
Phone: 0115 8292838
Event Type: ghost, hunt, hunting
Organized By: Compass Paranormal Events
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2011
Friday 20th May
9.00 PM - 3 AM approx
Ordsall Hall is steeped in history, and has many layers for us to investigate.
It holds a plethera of reported paranormal activity, and is a favourite of Ghost Hunters both experienced and beginners.
Dare you join us at this Most Haunted location ?
Ordsall Hall is a historic house and a former stately home in Ordsall, an area of Salford, in Greater Manchester.
It dates back over 750 years, although the oldest surviving parts of the present hall were built in the 15th century. The most important period of Ordsall Hall's life was as the family seat of the Radclyffe family, who lived in the house for over 300 years.
The hall was the setting for William Harrison Ainsworth's 1842 novel "Guy Fawkes", written around the plausible although unsubstantiated local story that the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was planned in the house.
Since its sale by the Radclyffes in 1662, the hall has been put to many uses; working men's club, school for clergy, and a radio station amongst them.
The house was bought by Salford City Council in 1959, and opened to the public in 1972, as a period house and local history museum. The hall is a Grade I listed building.
In 2007 it was named Small Visitor Attraction of the Year by the Northwest Regional Development Agency.
There are numerous stories and legends surrounding the Hall's ghost - The White Lady - but one thing is certain, she has been seen by many a local.
Sightings generally put the old(?) girl hovering around the Great Hall and Star Chamber, sometimes climbing the stairs to the tiny room above the oriel. But who / was (is) she ?
Some will tell you that she is Queen Elizabeth I's favourite maid of honour, The Hall's own Margaret Radclyffe, who died in 1599 from a broken heart following the death of her brother. Others will tell you she was a bride-to-be, jilted at the altar of a once-adjacent St Cyprian's Church. This grief stricken lass is reported to have climbed the stairs in the Great Hall and thrown herself off to her death!
Then again, she could be the legendary Viviana Radclyffe, with whom the infamous Guy Fawkes fell in love with when he supposedly came to Ordsall Hall to plot the Gunpowder Plot
Compass have gained access to this fabulous building for the night for you to investigate under the careful guidance of our experienced paranormal investigators using the latest in technology to support the more traditional means of ghost hunting.
During the night all our guests will be given the chance to work first hand with our professional psychic medium and break into smaller investigation groups.
You will constantly have the oppurtunity to join in with experiments such as table tipping, seances and glass divination.
If you dare, you can choose to stay alone in areas which we know to be of strong paranormal activity, but be warned we will be carrying out experiments to encourage ghostly happenings.