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 Post subject: 'Nightfreakz' ghost hunting- bit of a rip off :(
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:33 pm 
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I feel the need to warn others about this unscrupulous, unprofessional 'ghost hunting' group that we used to carry out ghost hunting at the Schooner inn, Northumberland.
We seemed to spend very little time actually investigating- the nightfreakz team (who were in the bar having a drink prior to starting) kept stopping for 'breaks' (cig breaks for them by the looks of things) and we spent about half an hour to an hour standing in the dark in 2 corridors of the hotel. We also ventured into a bedroom. There was no interesting information or tour of the hotel just a lot of cheesy 'spirits- are you there?!' type talk. We were promised table tipping/tour of the premises but none of this happened. The tour was supposed to last til 4am but was cut short at about 1am. The ghost hunter refused us a partial refund when I asked for one in the morning and was pretty rude to add insult to injury.
To make matters worse, the 'ghost hunters' were located in the room next to ours and spent the whole of the rest of the night partying- laughing and keeping us awake (presumably over scamming us out of over 200pounds).

I want to spread the word as our group were obviously upset and disappointed over what happened and don't want it to happen to anyone else! It's a shame that there are people out there who use the fact that people are open minded (or gullible some may argue?!!) in order to extract easy money...

I wish I could share an interesting story about our experiences but unfortunately there appeared to be no spooks wanting to play in the short time we were allowed to investigate!

Not convinced that the schooner is haunted but Chillingham castle hosts a brilliant ghost hunt!!


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 Post subject: Re: 'Nightfreakz' ghost hunting- bit of a rip off :(
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:03 am 
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sorry to hear this,dont sound very professional people, and seems that they broke every rule in the book,but it seems there are groups like this all over the place now. stick with the NGI experiance and you wont go wrong :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:05 am 
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Hi Fluoro,

Thanks for your report on the event hosted by nightfreakz.
That was a lot of money to pay for an investigation and a stay in the hotel and at the risk of sounding unprofessional, I think its sheer comercialism.

I have Nightfreakz added on my facebook account and I think I may remove them. I dont want to be seen to be promoting their activities if this is normal thing for them.

Thanks for the warning though.

I must add that no ne can guarantee anything paranormal, and as investigations go theres usually more that have no activity then those that have unusual happenings.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:20 am 
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Yeah, It's always a bit of a downer when nothing of note happens on an investigation especially when you've paid quite a bit of money, but that really can't be helped. It's better than 'fake' phenomena being introduced just the spice the night up.

What can be helped is the quality of the service that the organisers give you and deliver what is promised. Sorry you had a bad time with Nightfreakz at the Schooner. Maybe you should consider going out with a non profit making group of paranormal investigators (such as NGI) in the future, rather than a commercial company.

I wouldn't write off the Schooner as not being haunted in the strength of one bad night though. Real paranormal phenomena is very rare and the Schooner was the location that NGI encountered the 'now legendary' dancing wardrobe incident.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Yeah I second EVERYTHING the guys (NGI) have said, and sad that you have had a nasty encounter, which on this occasion was NOT of a paranormal nature :cry: .

Again spooks and ghouls don't always play the proverbial ball and come out to play on cue, everyone knows this, but it's how an investigation is conducted is what's the real issue here- especially when it's cost rather a lot of cash to go to. NGI as a group state this before any investigation, it's purely down to unseen forces, and we can only use what equipment or spiritual aide we have to hand to *try* and bring our ghostly pals out to play. NGI DON'T go in for gimmicks, give false information or use pseudo tricks to get results- basically what you see with NGI is what you get.
As Mark says, we are a non profitable group so we try to make sure we act professionally and endeavour, with the help of a few ghostly gadgets, to give guests a taste of what an actual ghost investigation consists of.

Keep looking on the forum and pop in for a chat. Please don't be put off by this invo with Nightfreakz, when NGI do another guest night, join us.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Reading up on these nightfreak people I will be removing them from facebook myself. I always wanted to try a hunt with that team, but after reading this report I will have no doubt in booking any hunt with them in the future

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:57 pm 
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lol its a shame.. Ive spoke to the lad who runs this team a few times via fb. I NEARLY went on one of their invest local to me "Washington Old hall" it was spare of the moment thing, they had few spaces left and its a place I want to do, so Id asked how many team would be there, my answer was just 2, which I didnt agree with due to the amount of guests they take out, then I asked, who's the medium for the night? my answer "none" (now I know mediums are not essential, however if taking guests I do feel it adds to the night. next thing I knew, it was all cancelled due to lack of interest and it wouldnt be worth their while turning up!! (however they'd said it was due to staff shortages and the hall had to cancel) -- Then I booked the schooner... which apparently really pissed him off, Id had the schooner ring me saying he was complaining that I was offering it cheaper bla bla, - he must have seen my advert and got straight onto them complaining. I know a few ppl have had problems with this grp or business as it is. But If I make a deal with a location and its diff to what another team grp is, then its nothing to do with me, its the people they book through need make things a lil clearer I guess


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