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  • When my friend ‘Lel’ who runs a pub in Brighton UK called ‘The Hampton Arms’ told me she was experiencing ghostly activities I thought it a case for further investigation.
    I own an oblong crystal with a silver top to which a silver chain is attached that I acquired whilst attending a dousing convention in Tucson Arizona. So far I had only used it for dousing but thought it might pick up on energies.
    One day I took my crystal to the pub and set about checking for ghostly activities. The areas I was able to work in was limited due to pub customers and I found nothing. I then thought I would try the stairwell leading up to the living quarters. Lel accompanied me with her partner and halfway up my crystal started to stir, then really got going.
    I began asking questions and discovered that I was communicating with a male presence that had lived there during the 1800’s with his wife. Lel then asked if his name was Henry as she had a strong feeling regarding this name. He said no so we went through the alphabet asking if his name started with A, B, C etc then when we got to G, bingo. Once this was established we had to go through names beginning with G and soon got a result when I suggested GEORGE. Lel then asked if he had set off the intruder alarm and he conceded to having done so.
    I had to stop the questioning there as Lel needed to go back to work. The customer who had been sitting by the fireplace in the pub had left by then so I decided to check out this area and came across a lady in her 60’s who stated she was very poor and George’s girlfriend. I had a strong urge to ask if her name began with M but went through the alphabet just in case. When I got near M the crystal swung violently back and forth and did not calm down until P. I carried on and discovered her name was Rose.
    I live up the road from the pub in a house built in the garden grounds of a huge row of Victorian town houses that used to be occupied by families with servants. When I returned home after my meeting with George I thought I would check if I had any visiting spirits. I came across a nanny who had worked in the house behind me and the lady of the house next door.
    I do a lot of work on my laptop and when I tried to log on after my contact with the spirits, it would not let me. I had to spend a few frustrating minutes before getting through then every time I clicked on a link I got messages telling me no contact with server. I persisted but when I did get a page up pages started to switch around. Prior to ‘George’ both Lel and I had tried to delve into the history of the pub but getting nowhere. Now all of a sudden a page popped up and stayed on screen. To my amazement it was the census for 1881 and there was GEORGE.
    The pub had then been called ‘HAMPTON STORES’ and George was the licensed Victualler (=British Inn Keeper) His wife’s name was Mary seemingly the reason for the strong reaction to M when questioning Rose. Not only had I found George but his second name was HENY (=old term for HENRY)
    1881/George Heny Gay/Licensed Victualler/57/London, Middlesex/Census ****
    1881/Mary Ann Gay/Wife/42/Chalvington, Sussex/Census
    1881/Howard Gay/Son/14/Brighton, Sussex/Census
    1881/Percy Gay/Son/10/Brighton, Sussex/Census
    1881/Douglas Gay/Son/4/Brighton, Sussex/Census
    I also discovered that a woman that had worked there had been murdered by a thief. Maybe the reason George sets off the intruder alarm.
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