Most Haunted At Leopard Inn, Part Two - Series 23, Episode 9 Review
The second part of Yvette Fielding and the team's a mammoth three-part investigation of the ghostly goings on at Leopard Inn in Stoke-on-Trent, a pub which is said to be haunted by a witch named Molly Leigh.
Yvette Fielding and the Most Haunted team head to Stoke in tonight's episode to investigate a pub, which originally opened in the 1700s as a coaching house and inn. There's clearly plenty of ghostly goings on at The Leopard Inn, as the mammoth investigation is spread across three episodes.
The pub is one of the region's oldest and most important buildings. It has been a working inn for over 250 years and was a thriving hotel for 100 years, before the hotel levels fell into disrepair.
The Story So Far
In the first part of the investigation, the paranormal activity got started before the team even started their investigation. While filming earlier in the day doors repeatedly slammed and tapping was heard. Later the team witnessed cutlery being thrown around, very responsive knocks and tapping, and they even caught a very impressive EVP. The disembodied voice in the recording could be clearly heard whispering "hello".
They also reported hearing footsteps throughout the upper floor of the building and at one point Karl Beattie said that he had seen a white shape over camera man, Stuart Torevell's shoulder.
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The Drama Continues...
The episode picks up where the previous one had finished, with the team spread across the building. Yvette and Darren Hutchinson were on the derelict first floor, where Yvette had just called out to the spirits, "I'm calling out to any spirits that may be able to hear us and see us. I know you've already..."
Yvette was cutoff mid-sentence by Darren shouting, which caused Yvette to scream. "What's the matter with you?" Yvette snapped, and Darren told her that he had heard something make a noise right in his ear, "it went like 'boo', just like that". On the replay, the sound could clearly be heard as a sort of low moan.
Yvette then called out, "can you slam a door, please?" And straight away a crash could be heard coming from the darkness down the corridor. A door hadn't slammed, but there was a chair lying right in the middle of the corridor.
The Second Floor
Meanwhile, Karl and Stuart were on the second floor and already Stu wasn't feeling very comfortable. He said, "it's difficult to breathe up here for some reason." Seconds later they heard the sound of a door slamming and ran along the corridor to investigate, but again couldn't find the door that was responsible for the noise.
The show's resident skeptic Glen Hunt had decided to go it alone in the cellar and had spent the whole investigation so far there trying to capture EVPs, but there was nothing of note to report from his vigil, apart from the fact that he got lost in the darkness.
The team regrouped, before splitting up again, this time going out in to the building on their own. Karl was at one end of the abandoned hotel floors on his own. He said "it's such an eerie place" even through there was a bit of light coming though the window, so it wasn't completely dark.
Unfortunately for Karl, it was about to get a whole lot more eerie. Suddenly, the sound of music could be heard and Karl ran down the corridor to find that a music box has started playing its melody on its own. Karl slammed down the lid to stop the music, but while in the room with the box, he heard a child's laugh and a whimpering sound.
A little while later, while Karl was elsewhere, the music box was open again and the music started playing on its own. When he went into the room to stop it, he heard a bang come from the corner of the room. He then started doubting himself, "did I put the lid down last time? I'm sure I did."
Karl need a break and sat in the nursery, but as he was sat talking to the camera, he heard someone walking up the corridor. It was so clear that he thought it was another member of the team, but when Karl went out into the corridor to check, there was no one there.
Later while walking the corridor, Karl heard another sound of a child giggling. Again the noise was clearly picked up on camera and was pretty creepy. A few minutes later, Karl heard a noise he couldn't explain and found that a door he'd previously left open was now shut. Entering the room, Karl saw a chair move out of the corner of his eye and felt something touch his head.
The Upper Corridor
Stuart was on the upper corridor where he heard a few strange bangs. He caught a door slam on camera. He ran into the room to show that the room was empty, it was. However, we also got to see that the window in the room was smashed, so it is very possible that the door slamming was just a result of a draught through the broken glass.
Later as Stuart was wandering along the corridor threatening the ghosts, a chair fell as he passed it, hitting him on the leg. He said, "right, so you do mean business then after all, don't you?"
Meanwhile, Yvette was on the first floor corridor where she heard plenty of strange sounds and even footsteps coming towards her and like on the other floors, she heard doors slamming. Darren, who's not usually known for his bravery, held out in the cellar. As soon as he got there he said "something massive" dropped near him before he had time to turn his camera on.
Glen had spent his time in the main bar willing something paranormal to happen, but he wasn't in luck. He had a quiet vigil, while the others were being tormented upstairs.
This marked the end of the second part of the investigation, but there's still more to come from the Leopard Inn. The conclusion of the Most Haunted team's night in the pub airs tomorrow night.
The new series of Most Haunted continues as part of Really's #13NightsOfFrights. Watch on Freeview (17), Sky (142), Virgin Media (129) and Freesat (160), or watch previous episodes of Most Haunted on demand on the UKTV Player.
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