The ghosts of St. Boltoph’s Church
St Botolph’s Church in Skidbrooke is among the most haunted spots inLincolnshireand is a centre for unexplained paranormal activity.
The isolated, abandoned church has had many dealings with Satanist groups over the past few decades. Because of this Skidbrooke has been the subject of much publicity due to reports of paranormal activity at the church. Several ghosthunters have reported unusual goings-on at the building, and the church was nicknamed ‘the Demon church’ after it became popular with the Satanist groups of 1970’s and 1980’s.
In 2004, St. Botolph’s church was in the news for having been the place where animal sacrifices had taken place, and satanic graffiti had been found on the walls.
Visitors have reported seeing a ghostly monk on the site, seeing odd lights and hearing sounds of storms in calm weather, and hearing strange, unexplained noises at night.
A 15-strong team of paranormal investigators fromLincolnshireandNorfolkfound at St Botolph’s, using night-vision cameras, images of up to 200 rods – cylindrical objects travelling at high speed in the skies.
Our Experience at St. Boltoph’s Church
Firstly, let’s go back in time to (however many) years ago when I was in year 8
bored on the bus, listening to the chavs boast about how their mums can buy them fags, i watched the usual blur of grey sky and flat countryside blur passed the bus window. It had been common knowledge that skidbrook church was the most haunted place in britian and the local newspaper often had headlines claiming that satanist had used the church for thier bizarre rituals, so even traveling through on the bus there was still an uneasy air that engulfed the usual (overexcited’ change that word ) atmosphere.
Having taken the same bus journey for the past 4 years, this was a feeling we had all been forced to get used to. But as the bus trundled through the tiny villiage, and my eyes rested on the familiar sillohette of skidbrook church I noticed something that I had never seen before. I figure.
The history of St. Boltoph’s Church
St Botolph’s Church, Skidbrooke, is a redundant Anglican church near the village of Skidbrooke. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It stands in an isolated position in theLincolnshire marshlands
Dating from the early 13th century, with alterations and additions in the 14th and 15th centuries, and in 1854 and 1871. the Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in November, 1973
The abandoned church is not far from the east coast, surrounded by a small cluster of trees with a small grave yard.
The church gained the name as the Demon church as it was regularly used by Satanists in the latter part of the 70’s and 80’s. Many paranormal groups have visited and reported the place to be quite active.