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Saturday, 4 October 2008

Dane Mill

Its been a difficult task uncovering the history of Dane Mill. Very little information exists. As you are aware Congleton itself was ‘Silk Mill Central’, having a large number of Mills in and around the town, so this may account for the lack of information available, there may have been just too many to document. The Mill dates from the early 19thc but two other mills were known as Dane Mill in this area, these were Slates Dane Mill, Dane Bridge Mill. These mills are thought to have been demolished between 1830 and 1845. Weirs were originaly installed to feed the water wheel for the mills textile production, but today, there remains no evidence of this. During WW2, Dutch troupes converted the mill to barracks for the American influx of troupes for their training.


  • A mans suicide, but where? There are two different versions of this story that exist of a male worker who hung himself around 50 years ago (early 1960’s). It has been reported that he took his own life: (i) By throwing himself into the lift shaft. (ii) In the Boiler house located in the central courtyard at the rear of the mill.(This was next to the chimney stack, now demolished).
  • Children - A small shadow has been seen under a chair in the Dragoon office (Area 1 on plan). It is thought to be a small boy.
  • The ghost of a young girl has been seen staring out of a window on the top floor of the corner edge of the building over looking the courtyard at the rear of the building.
  • The ghost of a small boy has also been seen in the same area.
  • A Ghostly Woman – A full body apparition has been seen sitting on a chair in the Dragoon office. She is dressed in a shawl and long skirt, and has also been seen walking down the top floor corridor.
  • A Torso - The upper torso of a person has been seen descending the stairs at the rear of the building, but know one could tell if this was male or female.
  • Dirty Harry? -Women (in particular) have felt the presence of a man following them whilst climbing the staircase leading from the entrance to the building. He not only follows them, but is quite partial to pinching their derière.

Reported activity

  • A mans suicide
  • The Ghost of a small boy
  • Shadows
  • A Ghostly Woman
  • A Torso
  • Dirty Harry?
Areas Investigated

  1. Dragoon offices
  2. Top floor lift area
  3. Third floor corridore and lift area
  4. Second floor stair case
  5. Ground floor entrance and stair case
Evidence Collected

Anomolie on IR video camera

Personal Experiences

1: Beeping was heard from the voice recorder in office, a strong tingling sensation when stood in doorway connecting main office, buzzing/beeping 3 times but the source could not be located.

2: Music could be heard (although unrecognisable), cold spots, humming, a light banging, a shadow in the corridor, the movement sensor was triggered at the same time.

3: A glowing blue light on/by the stair case, music could be heard, feelings of unease, depression, heaviness, and a tightness around the throat, shortness of breath, A voice called out ‘Help Me’ and cold spots. (Photo 2)

4: Again yet more music could be heard, cold spots, two team members had a feeling of being followed up the stair case and could hear footsteps behind them.

5: More music, a clicking noise and a bump on the door could be clearly heard emanating from the
engineering room. (photo 3)


Having gone through all the evidence our team think that there is certainly a strong possibility that Dane Mill has paranormal activity. We had a great night’s investigation in a wonderful building and thanks to the inactivity of ’Harry’, all the ladies went home with their dignity left intact. On the night the sun had a sunspot emmerging form its surface, this could have had an effect on the earths geo-magnetic field. The space weather for that eve was quite active too.
A more extensive report has been issued to the team. We have suggested they keep a diary of any further experiences they have in the view to evaluating the paranormal phenomena further and performing a second vigil at a later date.

Dragoon staff have reported that 'Dirty Harry' is still up to his old trick following people up and down the staircase.

One team member went to open the door to the main office and felt something pass through her legs. All of teh Dragoon team were present when it happened, but none of them actually saw anything!