Each apprehensive on this investigation
the ghost hunting team approached
the castle foreboding in the half-light
complete with a moat without water
through a gateway of iron and wood
the castle for centuries here stood!
Parking in the cobble stoned courtyard
where the executions were carried out
high walls that seemed angled inwards
creating that claustrophobic sensation
nerves already delicate pulses now fast
shadow of suspicion had been cast!
Before they had hardly got out of the cars
noises from the battlements
drew their eyes upwards to see movement
certain somebody was there
besides themselves just security on gate
early excitement did create!
The atmosphere was depressing and heavy
as they took a walk around
partly in ruins giving a more sinister aspect
descended into the dungeons
dark and damp a lingering feeling of despair
surrounded them everywhere!
Faint cries seemed to be coming from within
overwhelming stench of decay
their stomachs churned with a sense of panic
wanting to scream themselves
had to back out of the cramped prison cell
for a moment was their hell!
Heavy footsteps could be heard far above
as if of marching feet
now like being in a never ending maze
disorientated they were lost
could hear heavy doors were banging
chains and keys clanging!
Though an experienced paranormal group
they started crumbling
fortunately the equipment tech did not go
being in radio control
contacted him to get them free from location
could think of no explanation!
The darkness had become so heavy and dense
heard footsteps close behind
walls became distorted surrounded by orbs
that did not seem like dust
onward bunched tightly together faltered
their purpose never to be altered!
Feeling weak as their strength sapped away
a familiar voice could hear
and torch beam ahead coming their way
brought them back to rationality
guided up to base to analyse phenomenon
decided investigation done!
Had not realised several hours had passed
a dark spirit embedded within
all determined to return far more prepared
as the activity more than foreseen
reluctantly left the oppressive castle for today
not for long would they stay away!
Stopping on a nearby lay-by for one more look
even this their nerves it shook!
The Foureyed Poet.