All you need to know about a
ghost hunt at Smithills Hall...
Smithills Hall was a family home for over 800 years and to this this day maintains many of its original medieval features. Smithills Hall is believed to have been built on top of a cemetery which was attached to the medieval chapel and in the 1950’s, human remains were discovered under one of the rooms.
In 1801, the hall and its estate were sold off to the Ainsworth family. Under this families occupancy, Smithills Hall was extensively rebuilt and modernised. Then in 1938, the hall was sold to Bolton Council and the Victorian areas of the house became a council residential home and later a day care centre until the 1990’s. With such a rich family history and connections to this beautiful building, there is little wonder why so many of the deceased have refused to leave there.
There are countless reports of paranormal activity at Smithill’s Hall including the shadowy figure of a man who lurks around the stairways and he has even been known to show his face which appears sad and almost sinister, he often does this in the large mirror hanging on one of the walls. The spirit of a lady has also been seen and she can get quite mischievous with some guests quite regularly.
There are numerous reports of poltergeist activity throughout the hall along with loud footsteps, heavy breathing, doors banging closed and then opening on their own, objects moving, lights flashing on and off and lot’s more.
- A guided tour of the building with the lights on by a member of the ‘friends of the winter gardens’ team
- Work in smaller and more personal groups
- Take part in a variety of activities such as glass divination, table tipping, séances and Ouija boards
- Use of ghost hunting equipment such as K-II, EDI+ meter, trigger objects and ghost meters, REM Pods and more
- Tea, Coffee, Juices and light snacks will be available throughout the night and included in the cost
- Qualified first aider present
- Fully Insured event
The following information is an overview of The Other Side Paranormal booking terms. Please read our full Terms & Conditions before booking an event.
No persons under the age 18 years of age are permitted to attend an event.
We follow a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs. If any guests appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or is suspected of bringing either alcohol or drugs to the event they will be asked to leave immediately and no refund will be given.
There are strict laws about smoking indoors and we do not permit anyone to smoke or bring any naked flames to any of our events, this includes candles and matches.
The Other Side Paranormal Group must make all guests aware that they attend any of our events at the their own risk and can accept no liability for any accident, injury or incident to any guest however this may be caused.
The Other Side Paranormal Group will not be held liable for any damage or any loss of property or personal equipment with on the journey to the event, during the event and on the journey back home following the event.
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The Other Side Paranormal Group accept no responsibility for whatever may occur as a result of any paranormal activity. It also accepts no responsibility if minimal or no activity is experienced during an event.
Please note that any events that state they have a meal/supper or sleepover these are additional extras and will have a small fee to add this option, this is to keep our prices of the events low and to accommodate people who may not want to sleepover or have a meal. If you would like more information please contact us.
Due to certain restrictions at some of our locations heavily pregnant women are not permitted at our events.
Guests With Disabilities
Some of our locations are not suitable for guests with disabilities. The team at The Other Side Paranormal Group value all of our clients and we aim to provide as many of our events as fully accessible as possible, however unfortunately due to the layout, age or condition of some of the buildings we use at our events this is not always possible and we have to ensure everyone’s safety at all times.
Acceptance Of These Terms
The terms and conditions set out above are non negotiable and your booking of any of our events demonstrates your acceptance of these by you and all of the guests in your party. These conditions and any contract in which they are incorporated shall be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
Please read our full Terms & Conditions before booking an event.