Temple Bruer is one of the last remaining buildings of the Knights Templar in England. It is set in a farmyard and was in use between 1150 until 1312. Although the Knights Templar sounds impressive and mysterious, it was in fact made up of Lincolns wealthy landowners.
The Knights were used to protect Christian pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem and were sworn to poverty and the promotion of good work. As time went on, the Knights appeared to lose their sense of spirituality and craved what they did not have. By the end of the order, they had gained a huge amount of land and money. This sparked anger and jealousy within the local community as the saintly figures had gained wealth which was not seen as fair or correct in their religion.
The tower was part of the Church on site, which would have been an imitation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (a Church in Jerusalem where they believed that Jesus was crucified and buried.)
The Templar used sites such as this to generate income to pay for their military campaigns and training. However, the location of Temple Bruer was perfectly suited for their own needs. Having no trees surrounding the building made it a great place for them to practise military techniques and train.
Take a look at what it would have looked like years ago to now
The Haunting of Temple Bruer
Over the years, there have been multiple sightings around Temple Bruer of ghostly men roaming the country lanes dressed in white robes with a cross on them, a shield and their swords at the ready. They are always said to be walking and these sightings are only ever reported on a clear moonlit night.
The site was featured on television programme ‘This Morning’ where footage shows medium, Shirley Wallace, disturbed by the ghostly smell of a Templars body nearby. She also claims to have sensed 19 spirits in total within the tower itself. The callers report sightings of these ghostly white figures along the A15 and some even date back 40 years ago. Some spoke of figures running out from the ditches into the road and in front of the car, but never hitting anything.
For this investigation, we had a new gadget to use named by Andy Bailey at infraready.com as the ‘spirit tunnel/spirit vortex’.
This gadget is more for those who are into the ITC side of the paranormal. Sceptics will say this theory is simply pareidolia and the truth is that it could be, however, over the years man has used fire and smoke techniques for many spiritual practices. For instance, the native indians used their fires for rituals and offerings to spirit and many times they believed spirit came through the smoke to show themselves to them.
So its a theory to try and experiment with regardless of your views I personally think.
The device is a circular part which you need to place a mirror in the middle of. This mirror is battery operated and when turned on it spins. You then have a laser pen and shine it onto the mirror and this creates a spirograph. When you add smoke into the mix this creates a tunnel effect from the laser, because the laser bounces off the rotating mirror this tunnel effect then rotates around the whole room.
If a spirit is present it may be able to use the laser light and smoke to form itself in or you may even catch a glance if something walks through the tunnel as it rotates the room.
In this investigation, I didn’t use a consistent flow of smoke throughout the session. A consistent flow would be better to try and catch if something is perhaps lingering in the room or to test the stone theory.
For our experiment we used bursts of smoke, asking spirit if they could form themselves as a burst was released.
I did this live and at one point many watching the live was sensing a shadow figure in the far corner. I put the device in this corner and asked the audience to take screenshots as we called out.
After the live I was sent a picture by our admin Dawn. She had put it against a picture of a knight and I have to admit it does look like a shadowy figure of a knight and I can even see a small cross. She has changed the contrast of the picture to make it more visible.
Here are a few more shots that people sent in.
There are other ways you can use this device, even without the smoke, but I won’t go into exact detail now until I have tried it out myself BUT I think it may be worth a go.
Other interesting things that occurred.
I set up the tunnel next to the tomb and left to greet the team, I came back and the rotating mirror was in a different spot to where i had left it and the wires connecting the battery to the mirror was snapped. Nobody had been around to touch it so I have no idea how it got like that.
The room temperature dropped and increased by 5 degrees in a short space in time.
Green lights were seen by Chrissie and Simon at different times.
We heard voices of both sexes, chanting/humming sounds, the door downstairs go and knocks/bangs and footsteps.
We believe we could have captured footsteps walking around us, we were most certainly moving at the time but it sounded as if we were.
A static inference kept coming through when Simon asked questions. We tried our best to recreate this after it was suggested it may be too close to the other devices but we couldn’t, viewers at this point also reported a static coming across the live feed and every time Simon went to speak they could not hear what was being said.
Phone signal was not great downstairs but during this time we were upstairs and had been live for about 1hr 30 mins at this point and the signal had been fine.
Aimee decided to take some heat images and above Simon she said the heat source on the wall was appearing like a big Jesus above Simon. The rest of us had a look and we did all agree it did, in fact, look like an image of Jesus (the black areas all forming a face) We showed the live viewers and they also agreed.
Again it is just simply pareidolia? maybe but…
Funnily enough, as stated above this was taken in what would have been an imitation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (where Jesus was crucified and buried) which after finding this out today this as made this picture somewhat even more interesting to me!
Overall we enjoyed the evening’s investigation and still felt this location still had so much more to give and will at some point we will be visiting again to see what we encounter.
Below is the footage from our Facebook Live: