Soulsearchers NW employ a number of mediums as well as hi-tech equipment such as infra-red cameras and ‘K2’ metres designed to detect traces of electrical energy.
“We arrived at 8pm and even before our cameras began filming, our mediums, Eileen and Lizzy, picked up a man called Edwards.” said spokesman Steven Pryce.
“He is connected to the theatre and has previously been seen there by staff.
“We know a Mr D. Edwards was involved with the construction and first management committee of the institute in 1926.
“We also detected the presence of a cleaner called Mary with one eye who used to work at the Stiwt and is thought to be related to the present technical manager.
“A man in a white cloak was also seen by our mediums, and tragically, they also sensed a young man in his mid-20s who committed suicide from the fire escape.”
He added: “We had a number of staff members with us, including Tony Griffiths, the grandson of former Stiwt manager Bob Parry.
“A member of staff alerted us to what she said was a pair of feet in one of the stage wings.
“Another member of staff was touched on her arm, and grunts and groans were heard coming from the balcony area.”
The paranormal investigators later conducted a séance which produced banging and movement. The group’s mediums reported the presence on the upper balcony.
Mr Pryce said: “We then encountered a six-year-old boy called Bryn who had fallen from the upper balcony in the early 1960s.
“He was a very playful soul and at one point knocked the sweet I had offered him off the table.
“Later we heard a female voice say that she was Gwen Connors, and I am wondering if anyone has heard of her or knows her connection to the Stiwt.”
The theatre (known as Theatr Stiwt in Welsh) was built during the depression of 194-1926 by the Miners Welfare Organisation. It opened on the 25th of September in 1926 and has been a heavy influence in the village’s social and cultural life.
The Stiwt closed in 1977 but re-opened 30 years later due to the hard work and efforts of local people who raised enough money to refurbish the building. It is supported by the National Lottery and still used today.
Soulsearchers was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the investigation of alleged haunted locations, the analysis of information with the aims of strengthen evidence in the existence of spirits.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think of Soulsearchers NW’s discovery? They’re a non-profit organisation but do you think they’re under pressure to find spirits when they secure access to buildings like the Stiwt?
Would you be more or less likely to attend a performance at the Stiwt now?