Haunted Leicestershire hotel to host paranormal festival including live seance and ghost hunt – Leicestershire Live

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A haunted Leicestershire hotel is set to host an event described as ‘the most prestigious paranormal convention in the UK.’

The Festival of the Unexplained will be taking place at Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth from Friday, March 11 until Sunday, March 13, and will feature a number of celebrity guest speakers from all genres of the supernatural.

It is aimed at people who have a burning desire to know more about something unexplained, but don’t know where to go.

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Whether it’s spirits, ghosts and the paranormal, crystals, cryptids and the supernatural, hauntings, histories and humour, or aliens, artefacts and UFOs, the organisers say all areas will be covered.

You’ll be able to meet a diverse line-up of paranormal investigators, ghost hunters, spirit photographers, ufologists and more. They will be ready to talk about investigations and personal experiences and you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have.

On the Friday evening, a live seance will be conducted by Ghost Adventures’ ‘good witch’ and psychic medium Patti Negri along with guest speakers.

The event will also feature a ghost hunt around the Grade II listed Bosworth Hall, with some of the special guest speakers, as seen on paranormal TV shows.

This will include The Tennessee Wraith Chasers, Mike Goncalves, and Chris and Brannon Smith from Haunted Towns, psychic medium Patti Negri, and Barry Fitzgerald, star of Ghost Hunters International.

Spirit medium and star of The Ghost Finders, Rob Thompson, and Daniel Klaes, owner of the infamous haunted Hinsdale House and cast member of The Ghost Finders, will also be in attendance.

The ghost hunt will focus on four areas of Bosworth Hall, including the Norfolk Suite which has been known to have paranormal activity.

The haunted history of Bosworth Hall

A ghostly guest is said to haunt Bosworth Hall.

The spirit is known as the Grey Lady and is rumoured to be the ghost of Ann Dixie, one of the daughters of Sir Wolstan, the fourth Baronet of Bosworth, who accidentally killed in an attempt to catch her lover.

It has been recorded that, in the 18th century, young Ann fell in love with the grounds gardener, much to her father’s disapproval.

Sir Wolstan set a man-trap that, tragically, Ann fell into. She badly wounded her leg and died shortly afterwards of blood loss.

The bloodstains caused by her wounds are rumoured to still be seen seeping through the wooden floor above the hall’s fireplace. Her ghost is said to roam the grounds looking for her long-lost lover.

  • A number of ticket options are available for the festival, starting with a day access ticket for £55. Visit the website for more details and to buy.

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