Shipwreck Treasure Museum Investigation
The Shipwreck Treasure Museum has one of the largest private collections of shipwreck artefacts in Europe with more than 8,000 items retrieved from over 150 wrecks all under one roof. Sitting below is one of the original, dimly lit, 18th Century Georgian passageways and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These narrow loading tunnels would have been witness to workers often being crushed under the weight of the trailers full of stock for loading onto the ships waiting below.
Charlestown was an integral part of Cornwall’s China Clay industry and with the Cornish jagged coastline, treacherous waters and wild weather its no wonder there are thought to be over 3000 shipwrecks in the Cornish region. During our investigation of the Shipwreck Museum you can explore some artefacts from the wreckages, discover how they met their fate and investigate them for potential paranormal activity. One of the artefact displays includes items from the S.S. Mohegan, lost off the Lizard in 1898. There are reports from divers said to have heard female a screaming whilst under water and it has an understandable reputation of being a haunted wreck. Do the items still hold spirit energy?
The Shipwreck Museum itself already has a reputation for ghostly apparitions with some who have visited on tours, claiming to have spotted shadowy figures. One local medium claims to have sensed a paranormal presence during a visit and a Trip Advisor commenter claims to have met the resident ghost while visiting the building.
We’d love to and intend to find out who these witnesses are seeing or if they are simply natural occurrences within the foundations. During the investigation you will be using a wide range of equipment and experiments to gain evidence, where it exists, of potential paranormal activity.