Documentarian to produce film on the Rougham spectral house
The curious story behind a Suffolk spectral house has sparked a filmmaker into producing a documentary on the subject.
For Simon Nunn, 29, of Woodton, in Norfolk, it took a conversation with a stranger in a Bury St Edmunds pub around seven or eight years ago to first hear about the mystery of the Rougham disappearing house, which has been ‘sighted’ as far back as the 1800’s near Bradfield and Rougham Baptist Church and supposedly appears and then disappears.
Also known as the ‘Rougham Mirage’, the building, which has also been described by some as looking like a mansion, has been the topic of discussion for experts in the supernatural world.
One of those is Jo Gill, who runs The Defectives Podcast, which featured an episode on the house and which Simon listened to. After that he read Jo’s blog on the topic and decided to start further research into the house.
Simon said he wanted to make the film ‘because it’s an interesting subject’.
“I like the mysterious aspect and also there is going to be an aspect of trying to investigate it and see if we can come to some sort of conclusion.”
He said the goal of the documentary was not to give a ‘definite’ explanation to the mystery, but to try ‘to be more suggestive’ and ‘leave it up to the audience’s imagination to give their interpretation of what they think it could possibly be.’
Simon has already spoken to a number of notable people within the supernatural world industry, including Chris Jensen-Romer – who has appeared on Most Haunted – Carl Grove and Alan Murdie.
He plans to film the project with help from friend Jacob Watkinson between August 17 and August 31, but for now is carrying out and compiling all his research.
He said he was especially grateful to Jo, who had helped him a lot with his research, and wrote the article which sparked his desire to properly research the phenomenon.
The short-length documentary is the most recent in a number of others Simon has made and he plans to put the film out on the festival circuit once it is finished.
Simon is asking anyone with information on the house to email him on: email@example.com