A self-described “ghost whisperer” explored Hull’s “most haunted house” and heard several spooky, unexplained, noises which he recorded on camera.
Tony Ferguson was invited to 39 De Grey Street in Hull by UK Ghost Catchers, a paranormal events team, two months ago and has just started analysing the camera footage captured from the investigation. The team allowed Tony to have the location to himself for a while so he was able to fully explore the property.
As soon as he entered the house he said he felt a presence, even as he walked around alone. He also heard voices, bangs, and scratching noises, and a “hiss” when he lay in a coffin as an experiment to try to capture paranormal activity.
Tony said: “When I was on my own I heard several voices say get out. There’s an area of the location where the gentleman kept haunted objects, dolls, and stuff, and I had that area to myself.
“I heard a man say, ‘Get out’. It sounded almost aggressive like it didn’t like us being there. I wasn’t shocked because I investigate thousands of locations and I believe a lot of these locations where spirits are there if it’s their home in their eyes we’re trespassing.”
He added: “Members of the public heard it and didn’t feel comfortable. The house itself you feel a presence in there – that’s for sure.
“If you walk in there you know there’s something there. If you’re on your own you don’t feel like you’re on your own. The whole time I was there I felt like I had someone behind me and you’re constantly looking over your shoulder and you’re thinking there’s someone there definitely.”
Tony lay in the coffin as an experiment and he heard “what sounded like a hiss” and scratching noises on the coffin itself. He said that members of the public who joined the paranormal investigation also heard the scratching noises, even though no one was near the coffin.
There were also “haunted” objects in the house such as dolls. Tony and the rest of the group heard footsteps upstairs but he said that when they went up to search for it there was “nothing at all”.
Other “unexplained noises” Tony heard included a baby crying in a room and some banging noises. Reflecting on his visit to 39 De Grey Street, Tony said: “I have visited hundreds of haunted locations and would put this in my top 10 haunted attractions in the UK but most definitely the UK’s most haunted house.”
The seven-bedroom house, also known as The Hostel, made headlines 2016 when ghost-hunters claimed it was haunted. Claims of flying chairs and other supernatural activity followed. Becci Cook, 26, told Hull Live at the time: “The activity started the moment we got inside. Things moved and three people even vomited.
“There was this amazing feeling of sickness that came over us. Doors opened on their own and one man even had a ball thrown at him when he said he could live here.”
However, suggestions the property was the site of tragic deaths or at one time housed a funeral parlour appear wide of the mark. A local historian who has researched the house said it had an unremarkable history. See Tony’s full paranormal investigation of 39 De Grey Street on TikTok.