Apport trance and physical circle.

Attended the Northdown trance and physical circle on the 25th June 2012.  Unbeknown to the sitters this was going to be one heck of a humerous and physical evening; full of comedy and spirit interventions. 

The evening started off with a check on the items, which are and were set as follows… the table upon which were the two trumpets and the crystal ball.  In addition to this was the folded and new piece of curtain cloth.  This was asked for by spirit; and it was foretold that this would be an aid in helping to form materialisation.  This message was given just prior to proceeding and as a consequence this heavy cloth was put in a corner where physical activity is noted.  The two trumpets are also used as a sound aid to spirit and for energy to use when transposing voice.


The curtains in the room were tightly drawn so that no external light was allowed into the room.  The door closed.  With everyone in their seats the opening words were said and the circle started.  The red light which was switched to low provided a soft light.  The room was dark and with trance begining spirit was felt through the drop in temperature.

The first to speak, it was a man who wanted to talk to the circle about physical activity.  The spirit was firm in his introduction of the scientific reasoning.  He explained that molecules disrupt and disassociate themselves temporarily when spirit endevours to enter a material object.  It is this molecule interruption which will allow for a new shape to form or for the shaking and vibrating of objects.  This energy was obtained and enhanced by spirit for visual evidence.

The circle listened to this first spirit and whilst the voice was heard, cracks also sounded all about.  It was as if the room was being bombarded by items.  All tapping and being thrown at the walls.  Next, to feel something was one who sat in the corner and as he felt his hair being lifted, a shade of notable green could be seen over his head.

The spirit to next address the sitting was one gentle lady who wanted to talk of her Westie and Highland Yorkshire terrier.  Both dogs she had once owned and now had one with her in spirit.  She was keen to talk about the fact that a person can once they enter spirit be the person that people knew.  Stating this as Cell memory she talked about the fact that for some it takes a longer time but overall the spirit will become whole once more.

Little Mickey was then seen.  The spirit of a young lad who passed in the Victorian era.  He was the spirit control to Leslie Flint.  Leslie was one of the renowned physical mediums to grace the world.  It was an odd incident which then unfolded, as one of the sitter’s was to note this down as an incident in a little pad a bright blue orb danced around on the paper.  This was undoubtedly the action of Mickey who was notorious for making his presence felt in the most light hearted and good natured of ways.

The next spirit to speak was that of William.  William was known to the circle as a Monk.  He often pops in to give advice.  Sometimes he likes to clarify or help to continue the speech of present spirits.  This time he voiced his opinion on the soul.  He said that the spirit was in itself a term which has been adopted by people.  The soul and the spirit are very differed things.  It is with the soul that we pass to spirit…yet it was the spirit that carried our personality traits.  The spirit can be seen in everyday objects.  He went on to say it was true that the lights or colour people could often see around items like the trumpets was the spirit.  It was then that the name Ronald William George “Ronnie” Barker, was introduced.  Ronnie Barker OBE (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian, writer, critic, broadcaster and businessman. He was known for his roles in various British comedy television series, such as The Frost ReportPorridge, The Two Ronnies and Open All Hours.

It was here that things took a turn for the comedy sense.  He, Ronnie, began his acting career in repertory theatre and decided he was best suited to performing comic roles. Barker gained his first acting successes at the Oxford Playhouse and later in various roles in the West End including Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. During this period, he became a cast member on BBC radio and television comedy programmes such as The Navy Lark. His personality being more hillarious than serious it was with this and his form visible behind one of the sitters, that the picked out sitter who it must be said is of a quiet nature began telling quips.  This sitter is the most calm and good natured and yet he was joking and offering punch lines as no one had heard before.  It was so alike the Barker who was standing behind him in spirit… Barker got his television break with the satirical sketch series The Frost Report in 1966 where he met future collaborator Ronnie Corbett. He joined David Frost’s production company and was to star in a number of ITV shows including a short film.

After rejoining the BBC Barker found fame with the sketch show The Two Ronnies (1971—1987) with Ronnie Corbett. It must be known that Barker became visible with the figure he had during his filming of Porridge.  After the series of pilots called Seven of One, he gained starring roles in the sitcoms Porridge, its sequel Going Straight and Open All Hours. Apart from being a performer, he was noted as a comedy writer both under his own name and the pseudonym Gerald Wiley, which Barker adopted to avoid pre-judgements of his talent. Barker won the BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment Performance four times, amongst other awards, and received an OBE in 1978.  He was an un argued talent and his influence through the circle was to bring smiles and belly giggles.

It was whilst this was being shown it should be linked that the sitting took on a light feel.  Later television sitcoms such as The Magnificent Evans and Clarence were less successful and he decided to retire in 1987. After his retirement, he opened an antiques shop with his wife, Joy. After 1999, he appeared in a number of smaller, non-comic roles in films. Barker died of heart failure on 3 October 2005, aged 76.  It is here I want to ellude also to that of Ernie Wise, another influencial comedian, who later visited circle and also passed with heart failure, as unbeknowst the two had so much in common.

As the circle proceeded the name Joeseph Macadee came through.  It was after research that this was found…In the 2nd century BCE, Judea lay between the Ptolemaic Kingdom based in Egypt and the Seleucid empire based in Syria, kingdoms formed after the death of Alexander the Great (336–323 BCE). Judea had been under Ptolemaic rule, but fell to the Seleucids around 200 BCE. Judea at that time had been affected by the Hellenization begun by one Alexander. Some Jews, mainly those of the urban upper class, notably the Tobiad family, wished to dispense with Jewish law and to adopt a Greek lifestyle. According to the historian Victor Tcherikover, the main motive for the Tobiads’ Hellenism was economic and political. The Hellenizing Jews built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, competed in international Greek games, “removed their marks of circumcision and repudiated the holy covenant”.

The revolt occured when the Jews decided to take the reigns and authority…


Israel under Judah Maccabee, it is believed this was the connection spirit was trying to make, in establishing Maccabee as the root for this event.

In the narrative of I Maccabees, after Antiochus issued his decrees forbidding Jewish religious practice, a rural Jewish priest from Modiin, Mattathias the Hasmonean, sparked the revolt against the Seleucid Empire by refusing to worship the Greek gods. Mattathias killed a Hellenistic Jew who stepped forward to offer a sacrifice to an idol in Mattathias’ place. He and his five sons fled to the wilderness of Judah. After Mattathias’ death about one year later in 166 BCE, the dissidents to victory were led over the Seleucid dynasty in guerrilla warfare, which at first was directed against Hellenizing Jews, of whom there were many. The term Maccabees as used to describe the Jewish army is taken and could be argued derives from the Hebrew word for “hammer”.

The revolt itself involved many battles, in which the Maccabean forces gained notoriety among the Syrian army for their use of guerrilla tactics. After the victory, the Maccabees entered Jerusalem in victory and ritually cleansed the Temple, reestablishing traditional Jewish worship there and installing Jonathan Maccabee as high priest. A large Syrian army was sent to quash the revolt, but returned to Syria on the death of Antiochus IV. Its commander Lysias, preoccupied with internal Syrian affairs and his people, agreed to a political compromise that restored religious freedom.

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple following Judah Maccabee’s victory over Seleucids. According to Rabbinic tradition, the victorious Maccabees could only find a small jug of oil that had remained uncontaminated by virtue of a seal, and although it only contained enough oil to sustain the Menorah for one day, it miraculously lasted for eight days, by which time further oil could be procured, in the circle the smell of sharp oil could be smelt.

Following the re-dedication of the temple, the supporters of the Maccabees now formed were divided over the question of whether to continue fighting or not. When the revolt began under the leadership of Mattathias, it was seen as a war for religious freedom to end the oppression of the Seleucids. However, as the Maccabees realized how successful they had been, many wanted to continue the revolt and conquer other lands with Jewish populations or to enhance the name amongst people.

On his death in battle in 160 BCE, Judah was succeeded as army commander by his younger brother, Jonathan, who was already High Priest. Jonathan made treaties with various foreign states, causing further dissent between those who merely desired religious freedom and those who sought greater power.

In 142 BCE Jonathan was assassinated by Diodotus Tryphon, a pretender to the Seleucid throne, and was succeeded by Simon Maccabee, the last remaining son of the fore Mattathias. Simon gave support to Demetrius II Nicator, the Seleucid king, and in return Demetrius exempted the Maccabees from tribute. Simon conquered the port of Joppa where the Gentile population were ‘forcibly removed’, the fortress of Gezer and expelled the garrison from the Acra in Jerusalem. In 140 BCE, he was recognised and proclaimed by an assembly of the priests, leaders and elders as high priest, military commander and ruler of Israel. Their decree became the basis of the Hasmonean kingdom. Shortly after, the Roman senate renewed its alliance with the Hasmonean kingdom and commanded its allies in the eastern Mediterranean to do so also. Although the Maccabees won autonomy, the region remained a province of the Seleucid Empire and Simon was required to provide troops to Antiochus VII Sidetes, the brother of Demetrius II. When Simon refused to give up the territory he had conquered, Antiochus took them by force.

Simon was murdered in 134 BCE by his son-in-law Ptolemy, and was succeeded as high priest and king by his son John Hyrcanus I. Antiochus conquered the entire district of Judea, but refrained from attacking the Temple or interfering with Jewish observances. Judea was freed from Seleucid rule on the death of Antiochus in 129 BCE.

Saint George was also seen at this point by one of the mediums, and he was one who came from Palestine.

The George who you can see in pictures is one who has blonde curly hair and as seen in circle one of the mediums was covered in a light of masses in curly hair.  This could be one of the first signs of transfigueration.

The name Maccabee is often used as a synonym for the entire Hasmonean Dynasty, but the Maccabees proper were Judah Maccabee and the four brothers. The name Maccabee was a personal epithet of Judah, and the later generations were not his direct descendants. One explanation of the name’s origins is that it derives from the Aramaic “makkaba”, “the hammer”, in recognition of Judah’s ferocity in battle. The traditional Jewish explanation is that Maccabee is an acronym for the Torah verse that was the battle-cry of the Maccabees, The scholar and poet Aaron Kaminka argues that the name is a corruption of a word, a leading commando in the army of King David.

Hampton court, the name of the palace was shown by spirit.  As indicated this is a famous palace in England and more insightfully it was the next apparition that brightened understanding of spirit messages.

One of the mediums saw this residence and then the figure of a Polar bear walk past.  As the animal brushed past the sitting, his fur and facial shape was depicted.  After research it can be shown that historically in 1251 the King of Norway gave a Polar Bear as a gift to Henry III and it was put on a lead and let free to fish in the River Thames, London.

As it presents, Hampton Court is the site for many a ghostly tale.  In circle, there seems that a link unfolded between this home and spirits who wanted to speak about it.  On the wall imagery of a salon and a bed was evidenced, and then it was here one medium felt her hair tightening around her lower face.  One Arbella Stuart is factually known to have undergone an incident which caused the senses which were felt to become historically valid.  A story as told by Major General Geoffrey Field, Governor of the Tower of London, 1994-2006. The Governor and his family lived in The Queen’s House on the Tower Green: 

‘Soon after we’d arrived in 1994, my wife Janice was making up the bed in the Lennox room when she felt a violent push in her back which propelled her right out of the room!

No one had warned us that the house was haunted – but we then discovered that every resident has experienced something strange in that room!

The story goes that the ghost is that of Arbella Stuart, a cousin of James I, who was imprisoned and then possibly murdered in that bedroom.

Several women who slept there since have reported waking in terror the middle of the night feeling they were being strangled, so just in case we made it a house rule not to give unaccompanied female guests the lennox Room. 

It is thought the sensations of asphixiation which was felt by one of the medium’s was close to the experience of the lady of Hampton.  It was also then that a little girl was seen playing around the sights of the bed and the enclosure of a salon.  Upon looking into it a new tour has just started to take shape on site and it is because of the history and physical remminance of one Princess Amelia’s room.  It was this room where as the bed was seen, the exact replica of this room was portrayed in a flash in sitting.  The sitting was shown the room and it was spirit based and haunted, this information followed through and validated the exploration and tours which have started to take shape.  Not only, the room of Princess Amelia was seen but the name of Tubercolosis, which was the physical ailment that became fatal for the young girl.  In Greek mythology, something which is brought to life on many of the vases and designs of the residence, a centaur was a prominant symbol.  This was an indication from Ancient Greek: Κένταυροι, Kéntauroi) or hippocentaur] is a member of a composite race of creatures, part man and part horse. It was this Centaur which was seen and thought to also have been part of the same little girl’s preference for myths.  In early Attic and Boeotian vase-paintings, they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse’s withers, where the horse’s neck would be.

This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed natural elements, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron.

The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Ixion and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). Another version, however, makes them children of a certain Centaurus, who mated with the Magnesian mares. This Centaurus was either himself the son of Ixion and Nephele (inserting an additional generation) or of Apollo and Stilbe, daughter of the river god Peneus. In the later version of the story his twin brother was Lapithes, ancestor of the Lapiths, thus making the two warring peoples cousins.

Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.

Centaurs continued to figure in literary forms of Roman mythology. A pair of them draw the chariot of Constantine the Great and his family in the Great Cameo of Constantine (c314-16), which embodies wholly pagan imagery.

Not only does George who was mentioned in Saintly regard earlier also link in with this Roman mythology but the pagan context was also drawn by spirit with scenes of celebration and festival.

Ernest Wiseman was mentioned in name and came through in spirit.  It was first with a definitive impression of artheritis, that he suffered from this and also his entertaining career.  These themes were the first to act as blocks in his arrival to circle. OBE title was given to Ernest(27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became an institution on British television, especially for their Christmas specials.

“Bartholomew and Wise” not known to the circle member who looked up and around his figure saw this title given.  It was in fact that this name was the first used in the stage career before Morecombe and Wise became widely famous.

Ernie not only presented an aspect of circle that radiated a catching feeling of humour but also he started to reference to an ailment and medicine which may have been used by him.

Roy Kelton Orbison, was then to make a walk through in circle (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. It was then his greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including “Only the Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”. His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of “In Dreams” in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents.  It is once again at this point that heart attack was to take another of these famous entertainers.

Orbison was a natural baritone, but music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range, the combination of Orbison’s powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet “the Caruso of Rock”. Elvis Presley and Bono have stated his voice was, respectively, the greatest and most distinctive they had ever heard. While most men in rock and roll in the 1950s and 1960s portrayed a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s own songs instead conveyed a quiet, desperate vulnerability. He was known for performing while standing still and solitary, wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses which lent an air of mystery to his persona.  It was as he was seen standing close to the centre of the room that one of the other medium’s stunned stated that she had just been listening to a tape of Orbison’s music.  This had been a short while before circle.

Orbison was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen. The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame two years later. Rolling Stone placed Orbison at number 37 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 13 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. In 2002, Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists.

RichardDickTurpin  a man dressed in boots and dark clothing, with a piece of material hiding the lower half of his face showed himself as the Highwayman.  Dick Turpin (bap. 1705 – 7 April 1739) was often known by the term in English of highwayman.  His exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft.  Although it was his sighting in the sitting and the way which he gave information to one of the sitters whose grandparents used to live in a 100 mile radius of where his haunt used to reside which mystified the most.  Historically Turpin may have followed his father’s profession as a butcher early in life, but by the early 1730s he had joined a gang of deer thieves, and later became a poacher, burglar, horse thief and murderer. He is also known for a fictional 200-mile (320 km) overnight ride from London to York in England on his horse Black Bess, a story that was made famous by the Victorian novelist William Harrison Ainsworth almost 100 years after Turpin’s death.

Turpin’s involvement in the crime for which he is most closely associated—highway robbery—followed the arrest of the other members of his gang in 1735. He then disappeared from public view towards the end of that year, only to resurface in 1737 with two new accomplices, one of whom he may have accidentally shot and killed. Turpin fled from the scene and shortly afterwards killed a man who attempted his capture. Later that year he moved to Yorkshire when he assumed the alias of John Palmer. While he was staying at an inn, local magistrates became suspicious of “Palmer”, and made enquiries as to how he funded his lifestyle. Suspected of being a horse thief, “Palmer” was imprisoned in York Castle, to be tried at the next assizes. Turpin’s true identity was revealed by a letter he wrote to his brother-in-law from his prison cell, this which fell into the hands of the authorities. On 22 March 1739 Turpin was found guilty on two charges of horse theft and sentenced to death; he was executed on 7 April 1739.

Turpin became the subject of legend after his execution, romanticised as dashing and heroic in English ballads and popular theatre of the 18th and 19th centuries, and in film and television of the 20th century.  His showing of self and appearance in circle was formidable but not in the way of someone with a forboding style but more that of someone who wanted to be seen as the man of the highway.

Back in the circle physical from spirit was starting to take shape:

The table in the circle was seen by four of the sitters to rock.  The movement was side to side, then after it gathered pace there was a lift upwards.

It was also as spirit were referencing moments of their life and giving facts that the red light started to shoot up.  It commenced just after a shadow was seen to walk in to the circle and energy rose, it was then that the light flicked higher.

The tape recorder was prone to going its own way in volume.  Having been set to a certain level it kept rocketing up and down.

Yet more inexplicably than ever and with proud effort from spirit, it was as the circle was being closed that the most colourful display of light fragments and flash like shots sparked off.  It was like a parting sense could be felt.

It was as the circle closed and the light was turned to its usual setting that an apport sat waiting on the floor.  It was a piece of paper, slightly tinged with brown and aged.  This apport (which is a gift, or object transported from one area to another) from spirit looked like a masking tape or wall covering of some kind..

It is relevant to add that one of the mediums who was sat in circle was upon seeing the fragment considered the possibility that this same artefact could have been one taken from one of the sights which was mentioned by spirit earlier.

Information pertaining to the ghost stories taken from Hampton Court site, in reference and to validate facts given via spirit.

Pics are of Ronnie Barker, Bedroom of Princess Amelia (ref. Hampton court website), Ernie Wise, Roy Orbison, Dick Turpin.

Pics taken from online encyclopedia.