Though he appears in other guises, this spirit most commonly presents himself in a distinctly Victorian or Tudor dress, sometimes accompanied by a horse and card and has been linked to UFOlogy, Mythology and Paranormal activity.
Throughout our five years of documented investigations we have received over 20 individual reports of this spirit, and have even seen him ourselves on several occasions, sometimes as an observer, others, offering a warning, the range of reports of activity to which he is connected is startling to say the least.
At least four members of the Paranormal Now Investigation team have witnessed this spirit, here are their accounts in full.
I didn’t think anything of it for the longest time until he tried to get my attention recently, but both myself and Sam have seen him on a number of notable occasions, when giving readings. We thought he was connected to our client in some way, but when there was no validation forthcoming and he appeared more and more frequently we started to question who he was… Recently he appeared in our bedroom, and I politely asked him to leave, later that night around 3.30 I awoke to go to the toilet and he appeared again, this time urging me to listen to him and investigate further. Jared Walters.
I seen him during a public investigation I was doing back in 2013, there was a path that the team and I were going to go down and he appeared as if warning us not to go any further. We later came to realise that this particular path would not have been safe. Richard Oliver.
He has appeared in my house a few times just standing and observing – he just looks lost to me but feel he means no harm. Another team member.
When factoring in other reports however the activity of this gentleman becomes even stranger.
Connection to Alien Abduction Phenomena?
Some of the more interesting reports we have received over the years have been consistent with reports of Alien Abduction phenomena, and though some of these reports cannot be substantiated by any normal means the similarities are quite startling.
Reports of experiencing missing time, strange dreams and memories surfacing, continuous awakening at 3.33am along with the appearance of this gentleman have been reported by multiple witnesses over a ten year period (though Paranormal Now and Paranormal Wales). Some have even reported spontaneous remission of illness after the experience. We are actively seeking more reports associated with this phenomena to further understand if this is the same entity that coincides with our other sightings
The Hat Man and Shadow people.
When asking for further information through our social networking outlets, a lot of our feedback led to a possible association with the Hat man and Shadow people, though this is very similar, we are unsure whether this is part of the same phenomena at this time.
The Hat man, or more commonly known as Slender Man (associated with the video game of the same name) is a popular European myth originating out of Austria and Germany. He appears as an observer, always dressed in a black suit, wearing a top hat, bald with pale skin.
Encounters with this entity (again found online and through direct experience) can be observed psychically, as an apparition and even physically solid. Witnesses to this phenomena report anything from feeling intense dread to full on fear when coming into contact with the Hat man, yet this is not consistent with this Victorian Gentleman, though initially accompanied by such feelings they quickly subside.
Another difference is direct interaction, this Victorian spirit will interact with those who see him on some level, mostly through means of telepathic communication. Another difference is that to some, encounters with this man will continue, to the point of a working relationship being built, as if in order to accomplish a goal or agenda.
Interaction with this Spirit.
From the 20 or so reports we have encountered two are quite startling. As they reflect a continued relationship with the spirit, and person of whom he encounters, to the point where a working relationship or friendship has been built. I am not going to give the names in this article, as at this stage wish to protect the identity of our witnesses but here are summaries of these reports.
I have encountered this man on several occasions, normally through psychic vision situated in what looks like an office area, but also he is connected to seminary or religious sites of learning. He often proceeds a period of synchronicity offering clues as to who he is, he is angry but does not want help, it feels that he has a mission to complete, often I receive writings from him, they can be dark but also compassionate. He offered his name as Leevi.
The name Leevi, (or Levi) could be quite significant in the next section when associated with religious texts. The second report offers more information into the origin of this Gentleman.
He is very much associated with religious places, but not in means of churches, and though he has been spotted many times in Wales, he has also been spotted elsewhere, and is by no means Welsh. For me I connected with him during a period of meditation around a year so ago and it felt as if I was looking into his world. This has happened around six times, and only once has he acknowledged my presence, when I asked him who he was, he answered in riddles. To me, it feels like he travels in time as he appears in different guises from the 18oos up until the present day. On my part we have an unspoken understanding. When we have spoke, he has mentioned psychopomp and reminds me of the Welsh myth of Gwyn Ap Nudd.
This connection with mythology is reminiscent of another account of visitations from this entity, summarized below.
This is an archetype spirit that appears in different time frames, appearing to certain personality types including children. I see him as Morpheus the Greek God of dreams. He appears as if in different time frames, including a distinctly Tudor dress.
Is Mythology offering a clue?
From the reports that we have received to date, they tend to factor into three groups, those connected to Paranormal Activity, those connected to UFOlogy and those connected to Mythology.
In the last section we have three connections to Mythology, the name Leevi, the connection to Gwyn Ap Nudd the psychopomp and the depiction of Morpheus. At present not enough information for form a reasonable hypothesis but lets work with what the cases have in common.
The name Levi refers to the bible, and can be translated as meaning “Priest by some scholars, or joining by others. He is the son of Jacob, depicted in Genesis as leader of the Levites. Ultimately Levi and the Levites were cursed by Jacob to wander after the destruction of the city of Shectem, and the slaughter of all the men, in retribution for the rape of Dinah (Wikipedia).
Gwyn ap Nudd is a Brythonic Deity dating back to the iron age, and likely worshipped across Britain as Vindos who occupied the positions of Sirius and Orion astrologically to the ancient Britons. What I find very interesting is during the Christianisation of Britain, God put the spirits of demons into Gwyns person to prevent the worlds destruction. To me, in many ways this sounds like a curse.
I admit that I don’t know as much about Welsh mythology as I should and for my personal interest I am researching further. What I do find startling is the connection between the legends of Gwyn Ap Nudd and Arthurian legend, especially when it comes to the connection to Wales.
In 1986 the BBC six o Clock news ran a report on two amateur historians Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett who believed they uncovered evidence that King Arthur was actually a welsh king.
Supporting their work was validated by the uncovering of a cross during of a excavation of a church near Bridgend in 1990, inscribed on the cross, written in ancient dialect For the Soul of Arthur.
What is interesting with this connection is the idea that Gwyn Ap Nudd was a Psychopomp, a guide for the souls of soldiers offering them passage to the afterlife.
So what do we make of it?
So where is this all leading, is this a wild goose chase based on numerous but similar reports connected only by the personalities that report the activity. We know that the cases and experiences are real, and the connections are real. To me personally and other members of the investigation team agree that this warrants further investigation, As it has been an ongoing if not somewhat hidden theme in many of our investigations to date.
We have come to realise that when spirit give you something it is for a reason, maybe the connection is between the experiences or as one account suggested, if this is an archetype spirit. A spirit that uses narrative in order to give a message then there is something that he wants us to know. This is not unheard of, as there are many such cases of evidence leading us to a location spanning multiple investigations. We have found this ourselves.
In 2015 an article was published in Take a Break Fate and Fortune, of a case we investigated where a spirit of a young boy haunting a family in one village lead us to his own family in another village. The healer and founder of the quantum healing hypnosis technique Delores Cannon, found that narratives would come through her clients during hypnosis sessions in order to give her a full picture. In her words she would say something that I found to become infamous with the Paranormal, “you don’t give a baby a steak, you drip feed information until it forms a picture, a pattern. We are very interested to see where this leads but to do this we need your help. If you have had an experience with this entity then please let us know.
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