Newport, Rhode Island
Belcourt Castle (Ghost Hunters) - For the
first time ever, the team looks for the soul of
an old friend when they investigate the Belcourt Castle in Newport Rhode
Island. The team investigated the castle 10 years ago, yet they are
eager to be back this time with more sophisticated equipment and
strategies for the hunt. Belcourt Castle was built between 1891 and 1894
as a summer residence. In 1956 the Tinney family purchased the house
and opened it up to the public in 1957.
Since Mr. Tinney's death in
2006, the caretaker, Mrs. Tinney and workers of the castle have all made
reports of unique paranormal experiences on the property. Mrs. Tinney
and the caretaker saw a ball of light appear above the crown on the gold
coronation coach. In the chapel area, a German wood carving of a monk
is said to emit eerie energy and cause unexplainable occurrences in its
presence. While giving a tour, one of the employees and her tour group
noticed that an empty suit of armor turned its head.
hunt, Jason and Grant head into the banquet hall. They hear walking
upstairs and go up to the second floor hallway to investigate.
notice that they were receiving interesting hits on their K2 meter. And
by using their thermal imaging camera, they also find a suspicious heat
signature on the floor.
After examining the heat signature further they
deduced that it was a footstep and that it was picking up speed as it
moved away from them.
Meanwhile Amy and Kris conducted their
investigation in the ballroom where Mr. Tinney's funeral was held. Some
people made reports that they saw him standing on the balcony above
looking down on them.
During their EVP session, the investigators heard
footsteps that they thought were coming from the spiral staircase but
they could find no cause for these mysterious noises.
ballroom Dave and Steve investigated the wooden monk carving that
allegedly evokes paranormal activity. Yet after conducting an EVP
session in the room, neither ghost hunter was able to make any
While finishing up their session on the
second floor Jason and Grant heard footsteps near the bedroom. Yet they
didn't get any response on their K2 meter while they were investigating
On a whim, Jason asks Grant to leave he and the entity alone
so that he can conduct a private EVP session with the paranormal. He
instructs the spirit to light up the K2 meter if it wanted to be left
alone. In response to this, the meter began to light up significantly,
then Jay obeyed the entity's request and left the room.
There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity in the Belcourt
Castle, particularly in the ballroom on the second floor. Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
addition to all of the evidence the ghost hunters were able to find
during their investigation, they also unearthed very interesting voices
on their digital recorders. While Kris and Amy were in the ballroom,
they left a recorder near the suit of armor, and the recorder picked up
what appeared to be humming or moaning noises.
Another of Kris and Amy's
recorders also picked up a voice in the banquet hall area that replied,
"yes" when they asked if the things in the room belonged to it. After a
thorough investigation and a gathering of concrete evidence, TAPS
confirmed that the Belcourt Castle is definitely filled with paranormal