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ASSAP is a research organisation which has sponsored the MADS project

The SPR ( the Society for Psychical Research) has awarded a grant for MADS work

Muncaster Castle (see right) has provided a test bed for research and testing of MADS

Project Haunt has used information from MADS to help create a space to stimulate ghostly experiences

One of the few non-MADS papers concerning field investigations of magnetic anomalies at a haunted location is 'An investigation into alleged ‘hauntings’ (Wiseman, R., Watt, C., Stevens, P., Greening, E, and O’Keeffe. C., 2003, British Journal of Psychology). Download here.

Virtual tour of the Tapestry Room at Muncaster Castle.




Muncaster Castle (below) in Cumbria, UK, is the main test site for MADS. It sits on a hill overlooking the River Esk on the edge of the English Lake District. It has been investigated over a long period by Jason Braithwaite. Various phenomena have been reported there including a door opening on its own, the sound of a child crying, footsteps heard and a sensed presence. The most obviously active area is the Tapestry Room (TR). Independent witnesses staying overnight in that room, occupying the bed, have reported the sound of a child crying. Given such a specific active location (the TR bed) it was an obvious choice to try out MADS.

Comparisons were made between the magnetic fields at the TR bed and control locations nearby in the same room. These shared all environmental parameters (such as temperature, illumination, humidity, etc.) except magnetic field. Later survey work is now comparing the TR with similar adjacent rooms. Muncaster Castle