Night of creepy fun at haunted Magna

Magna Centre
Magna Centre

A NIGHT of eerie sightings, ghostly visions and paranormal investigation awaits brave Sheffielders at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

The educational attraction is opening its doors for its first ever ghost hunt – and the event isn’t for the faint-hearted with psychic readings, group seances and real-life ghostly tales on the menu.

“Magna has a fascinating history and is almost certainly haunted in my opinion,” said Chris Arnold, founder of paranormal events company Eerie Evenings, which is hosting the event.

“Since opening as a museum lots of people have seen or heard things that cannot be explained and no-one has ever dared spend the night to see what happens after dark...until now!”

The Magna building began life as a steelworks in 1916, though the site itself goes back to at least the Bronze Age. Archaeological evidence, uncovered at the site, even suggests the presence of a Roman fort, dating to between the first and fourth centuries.

Chris, who formed Eerie Evenings in 2005, added: “For the past seven-and-a-half years we have investigated many allegedly haunted venues, but after a recent day trip to Magna, we couldn’t wait to delve deeper into its history and investigate its ghostly goings-on.”

A member of staff from Magna will kick off the evening with tales of the site before the vigils begin with investigations of the most haunted areas of the building.

Visitors will be able to take part in experiments such as dowsing and glass-divination, before using real ghost-hunting equipment.

n Visit Eerie Evenings for information about the event on Saturday, March 16.