The Village Mansfield Ghost Hunt & Sleepover – £49 (VIP £44.10) 28/11/20

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Start Date: 28th November 2020
End Date: 29th November 2020
Time: 9:00 pm to 9:00 am

Location: Midworth St, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1AT

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This event is with the Optional Sleepover if you dare!!
For our standard ghost hunting event only visit the option here.

The Village Mansfield otherwise known as The Village of the Damned is an amazing venue with a long history of hauntings.  In the last five years over ten full body apparitions have been witnessed!
In 2013 the figure of a man was seen by multiple people, who had volunteered to help decorate the building.  Several witness reports of the same apparition at the same time, make this a more credible sighting, although the figure was absent from the CCTV footage!

On another occasion in 2016, a swirling mist inside the building was captured on camera during a paranormal investigation, which attracted the attention of the international press. There are different theories that it was either a group of men held captive in the secret rooms here, or it was seven monks that perished in a fire. Was this the spirits of these poor men trying to manifest and make their presence known?!

There is a piano at the venue that was already present when the owners first purchased The Village. The piano reputedly plays of its own accord which has been reported on many occasions!
Disembodied voices of children are frequently heard and on the lower floors, a baby crying! There is a story that a lady called Catherine and her child had been murdered in the lower floors of the building.

With the abundance of paranormal activity reported here, Fright Nights have secured The Village as one of our brand-new ghost hunting venues for 2019! Join us to investigate and help us determine what is fact and what is fiction!

The Village – Mansfield Sleepover Ghost Hunt includes;
• Introduction – The history and hauntings
• Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight
• Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
• Psychic experiments including seances, glass divination, table tipping and more
• Ghost hunting vigils in the dark
• Hot drinks and biscuits
• Your chance to ghost hunt in a haunted location throughout the night

The option to sleep or carry on investigating alone through the night?  The choice is yours!!

History of The Village Mansfield…
Mansfield was an isolated market town set in Sherwood Forest until the middle of the 18th century when it transformed into an industrial urban area due to five crucial industries… malting, coal, cotton, iron and quarrying. The earliest noted being stone quarrying, documented from about 1227 when King Henry III granted a Monday market and fayre. Farming activity grew between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries promoting development of framework knitting and malting. By the middle of the eighteenth century there were 36 maltings in the Town, the majority being owned by William Broadhurst.

Broadhurst went by various names including Masterson and Merryweather. His son James followed in his footsteps and had great involvement in the maltings businesses. The only surviving maltings stands in Midworth Street, built C1740. It ceased production in 1975. Broadhurst died in 1846, the maltster in 1844 being loseph Gilstrap. A significant remnant of the maltings industry is Mansfield Brewery. It was founded in 1855 on a site in Littleworth where it has remained and expanded to this day. Some old buildings can be seen in the current complex.

Under the maltings building on Midworth Street, runs the River Maun and adjacent to the river lay secret tunnels that would have been in use in the 1500s. Legend has it that seven resident monks of Newstead Abbey used the tunnels to escape English authorities during the dissolution of the monasteries. They found themselves in an old barn a few miles North of the Abbey. The barn would have been situated in the same area as the Maltings on Midworth Street, so it was here (at The Village) that they sought refuge! It is thought that the Monks hiding place was soon discovered and the barn was set alight with all seven men trapped inside and they were burned alive!

There are rumours that the building was at some point in use as a Slaughter House. This is possible, but there is no concrete evidence of this, which would mean it would have been an “unofficial slaughter house” and would have been closed very quickly!

After the maltings ceased operation it was turned into a nightclub called “The Village” which was the biggest club in Mansfield for a little over two decades with an adjoining area named “The Cavern”. It was closed-down in 2001 and the building was then abandoned until 2014 when it became a laser combat and ghost hunting venue!

The Village Mansfield is the perfect place to test your nerves with a warren of dark rooms. The current theme adding to the terrifying atmosphere! Dare you join us in the disorientating maze that covers an absolutely HUGE area?

Fright Nights have hired The Village for the night for a very exclusive ghost hunt. You will be joined by experienced paranormal investigators and mediums to try and experience paranormal activity in one of the most haunted buildings in Nottinghamshire. Full use of ghost hunting and psychic equipment will be provided as well as hot refreshments throughout the night.

Please note: Over 18’s only and NO pregnant women allowed as per our insurance cover. Venue is usually unsuitable for disabled guests due to the nature of the buildings but if in doubt, please contact us for more information. NO accommodation is provided unless specifically detailed. For more information please see our full terms and conditions here. All our events are fully insured, and a First Aider will be present. This event is organised by Fright Nights Head Office.


With thanks to Lynda Hughes of Fright Nights Head Office for the Research & Detailed Write-up for this event.


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