Devil Stone Inn - with Richard Felix

A HAUNTED NORTH DEVON PUB

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The Devil Stone Inn


Location: (Shebbear, Exeter, England)
Date: 6th February 2010
Time: 10:30pm - 3.30am

Investigation Team:
Ian Wilce - Director & Lead Investigator
Steve Meads - Lead Investigator
Joan Diamond Guest Spiritualist Medium
Celebrity Guest - Richard Felix
Several members of the public


Case History

The Devil's Stone Inn is a 17th Century former farmhouse which was converted into a coaching inn around four hundred years ago. Sitting on the edge of the village square, the pub is a beamed, flagstone-floored building with several open fireplaces.

The inn is said to be attached to the church by a hidden tunnel and is reputed to be one of the twelve most haunted pubs in Britain.

The Inn is said to get its name from a nearby Devil Stone, a huge rock that as myth has it, dropped out of the devil's pocket as he fell from heaven to hell.

There are stories that include an elderly coachman seen in the restaurant and bar area, a grumpy old man seen in an upstairs bedroom and a little girl that likes to play hide and seek. Sink taps have been known to turn on by themselves and strange noises of running footsteps have been heard along the hallways at night.


Investigation Report - By Steve Meads

There were high EMF readings coming form all the lighting in the Inn and two locations were found to have extreme fields. One member of the public mentioned that she felt 'spooked out' by one area in particular. This area was immediately debunked as having an EMF field that flows out at least 4 feet into the corridor in question. Weather was fine with a clear night but fogging up heavily later.

Ian and myself arrived in good time at the Devils Stone Inn to find the Inn packed with local people enjoying themselves. Several of the locals including a few people on a short holiday break who were staying at the Inn, questioned Ian and myself for a good while about the world of the paranormal and what we do as members of GPS.

Joan, our medium for the evening, arrived a while later shortly followed by Richard Felix. It was a great pleasure to meet and work with them both.

Ian Wilce & Richard Felix

The event began later than planned due to the rugby being on, and waiting for two more people to arrive. there was also a general confusion amongst the merry atmosphere in the Inn itself.

Richard began by giving a presentation on his thoughts and ideas about what a ghost really is and how they may have been created out of fear. Richard feels this fear was manufactured by the churches. It is this fear that stops spirits crossing over. This talk took just over an hour and was very interesting and well delivered.

We then moved to one of the upstairs bedrooms where we began trying to communicate with any spirits by means of pendulum dowsing. Richard was explaining the basics and whilst retelling a story about his travels through several states in the USA, an EVP was captured, but the file has since been accidently destroyed.

With the help of Joan the guest medium and the dowsing pendulum we were apparently in contact with Jennie, the 7 year old spirit of a girl that loves playing 'peek-a-boo' with people who visit the Inn. We also heard from a spirit called Harold Denton who says he was a farmer but also enjoyed carpentry.

We all took a break and proceeded downstairs to the restaurant for the buffet.

Time was ticking on so we moved to the bar area where we began to do some glass divination. Shortly after the glass was placed onto the table, this EVP was captured on our digital voice recorder, but unfortunately not on video: EVP 2

 

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