The 'Help! My House Is Haunted' team head to Norfolk, a county famed for its links with witchcraft, in the latest episode entitled 'Dead In The Water'. The episode, which is available to watch now on Discovery+ sees Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris and Ian head to the village of Tasburgh to help a family plagued by paranormal
The team have been called to investigate a Grade II listed converted watermill, which has been home to Becky and David for the last three years. Becky says the property was perfect when they moved in, but paranormal activity has increased and become "too much." David described something dark and oppressive lurking in the house. He said in he episode, "we've had enough, we can't take any more, and we just need to get something done about this house."
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Ian prefers not to be told about the case in advance, but while en route to the property he told his teammates that he was aware of noise, machinery and moving cogs, which he felt was linked to the location. He also heard what he thought was child's laughter and explained, "I do feel we'll get some playful communication." Ian said one of the child spirits was showing him a ribbon, the type you'd tie in your hair and was also aware of a male spirit wearing a bowler hat.
As always, Ian was the first to enter the house upon arrival and spent some time there alone conducting a psychic
sweep. The first thing he saw when he walked in was the mechanism of the old watermill, backing up his insights from the car journey. It's actually possible to see the mill's leat still running through the house. Ian said, "all this running water is just going to draw spirit[s], so that's just going to charge whatever's in this house."
Meanwhile, Jayne has gone to meet historian Penny Griffiths-Morgan to find out more about the mill's history. Penny tells Jayne that the mill was dual purpose, using the power of the water to produce both paper and flour. The historian also mentioned the names of some of the families who have worked the mill over the years, including the Blomfields and the Duffields. Penny also informed Jayne about the death of several local children who drowned in the waters near the mill, their names were Robert and Ernest. Barri was also out fact finding with the help of Becky's friend Louise, who's witness disembodied child voices in the house.
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The team came together to share the findings from their initial research and invite Becky and David to join them for the first part of their investigation, which they call "spirit triggers". They begin in the lounge where Barri is using a digital audio recorder in an attempt to capture responses to their questions in the form of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). When Barri played back his recording they heard a sound which they believed was the word "walking," although it did also just sound like someone walking.
The group then move into the office and try to encourage any child spirits present to play hide and seek with them. The team were using a ghost hunting
application which had a bank of phonemes built into it, it's believed that spirits can order these sounds to form words to communicate. Before long they had a response which said "injury." This response lead to the group heading to the granary on the top floor, where Ian had become aware of an accident of some kind on his walk around. Here another ghost hunting application called EchoVox provided the names Ruth and Ed.
After the spirit triggers session, Becky and David left the team alone in the house for the night. They begin in one of the couple's daughter's bedroom. Once again they were attempting to capture EVPs and this time they were using an app called Spiritus Ghost Box. The gadget gives a response that the investigators believe is saying "Ernie," which could relate to Ernest, the name given to Jayne by historian, Penny.
Next the team move into the game room where Barri places some motion-activated cat balls on a pool table. If anything moves one of these balls it lights up and flashes. As they called out to the spirits, one of the balls flashed on two occasions.
Later the team felt they once again connected with the spirit of Ed in the granary. Then towards the end of their investigation they tried to connect with the female spirit in the house. They asked the female who was responding through a ghost hunting gadget, "do you want to cross?" A response seemed to say, "yes." Ian then told us, "from the evidence we've gathered tonight, it's clear what we need to do." By this he meant helping the spirits move on. Luckily the team were prepared for this course of action as it's how they usually end their nightlong vigils. The investigation ended with Ian praying for the spirits trapped in the house.
All the evidence in this episode was collected via various ghost hunting apps and devices, there was no visual activity or any physical evidence. However the team did capture a lot of audible evidence in the form of several interesting EVPs on their audio recorders. The homeowners were impressed by these captures, which were enough to validate the haunting as they seemed to match the strange voices they've heard around the property themselves.
You can watch the full fourth season of 'Help! My House Is Haunted' so far right now on Discovery+, with a new episode dropping next Friday.