PARANORMAL investigators say they believe the land surrounding the former Oaks Colliery where more than 360 miners were killed 150 years ago is ‘cursed’ and haunted by ‘dark energy’ which could have contributed to the disaster.
Medium Mark Smith is the lead investigator for Paranormal-X, a team founded last year which performs various paranormal investigations and ghost hunts.
Last Friday night Mark and two colleagues went to the former Barnsley Main pit head, and the area they believe formed the entrance to the Oaks Colliery, and used a Ouija board and various electronic equipment to try and communicate with spirits.
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