Hello and welcome to ‘Meet the Team’
My interest in the paranormal started in my mid-teens when I became very interested in photographs of the unknown and spirit communication.
Throughout my working life I have worked in haunted buildings, which always intrigued me.
Whilst working at a museum in Leicestershire in 2004, on my first day, I was told about the many ghostly phenomena, which blighted the site and was informed to never enter certain buildings alone. An excellent first day on the job. I had some amazing paranormal experiences at this venue (poltergeists, spirit rushing through me and large objects moving without any rational explanation).
My role within the museum service expanded which gave me access to additional venues, which conveniently also had reported paranormal activity. With time I developed an interest linking the paranormal activity at historical sites to the social history of the site and its ancestors. I never anticipated that this interest would be the foundation to what would later become Haunted Heritage.
My primary focus today is researching venues and looking for the connections, I have also developed a keen interest in researching the Witches of Leicestershire.
I am not a qualified historian, but I am enthusiastic and passionate about local heritage and aim to trigger people’s interest in these venues by bringing historical stories to life during investigations.
For those who say they don’t like history…if you like ghosts’ stories, think again.
Favourite venue – was Snibston Discovery Museum whilst it stood & 1620 Manor House.
I have been interested in anything paranormal for the last 30 years. I met my friend and co-owner Michele by a chance meeting 9 years ago whilst working for the local council.
I love working in the paranormal industry. Why? Because I can see, hear and talk to ghosts. This may be difficult for some people to believe or comprehend but for me, it has been a natural and normal part of my life from a young age. I have had many experiences in my career with unexplained paranormal events. I’ve been grabbed, pushed, scratched, I’ve heard voices from empty rooms, etc.
So what do Haunted Heritage do?
Well the clue is in the name, we investigate haunted locations. Most people have some intrigue or interest in the paranormal. The question I often get asked is what qualities do you need to be a paranormal investigator? The most important quality is strength- mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition, patience is paramount. Investigating haunted locations can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do, alternatively it can also be challenging in that it can take a long time to capture even the tiniest piece of evidence. But I wouldn’t change it for anything.
There are so many things that happen behind the scenes that contribute to the success of Haunted Heritage. Running a paranormal investigation company is not just about looking for ghosts! The administration, marketing, financial management, operational planning and delivery is a demanding role and of course travelling around the country with Michele looking at new venues and building professional relationships… the list is endless… for all of that, it’s the best job EVER.
I have had an interest in the paranormal and the unknown since I was a teenager. I have seen an apparition once but interestingly it wasn’t on an investigation, but where I work. I enjoy using the electronic equipment to communicate with spirit, but I do enjoy using dowsing rods and pendulums, and I am a firm believer in using your own senses to pick up on sprit. I love the heritage aspect of our investigations as I enjoy discovering about the people who lived and worked in the wonderful buildings that we get to investigate. Carrying out research on a property after an investigation has revealed some amazing coincidences, which I find fascinating.
I joined the Haunted Heritage Team in 2014 after being a customer with them from when they began in 2011.
Favourite venue the 1620 Manor House.
My interest in the paranormal began when I was a little girl and I experienced several unexplained things, which I eventually tried to blame watching too much Most Haunted at a young age. As I got older, I attended my first Paranormal Investigation and couldn’t wait to get stuck in; the equipment, my own senses and everything else just absolutely fascinated me. I then attended a Haunted Heritage event and I was sold; history mixed with investigations and a full array of things to try.
I joined the Haunted Heritage team in March 2019 and have met many fabulous people and been to plenty of lovely venues! I have two favourite venues for very different reasons. Abington Park Museum is one of them, as there’s a spirit there that I have encountered each time I go! Holmpierrepont Hall is my other as this offers something very unique, in that majority of spirits here are ancestors of the family that still reside!
My interest in the paranormal has been with me as long as I can remember, I’m fascinated by the unexplained and unexplainable. Working in theatres across the country I heard so many stories of haunted and unusual happenings that it was only a matter of time before I started investigating for myself!
The scientific part of my brain questions everything, and my inquisitive side just wants to find out more.
In terms of venues Haunted Heritage are second to none for houses steeped in history, manors bursting with atmosphere and museums waiting to show us what they hold… you never know what’s going to happen which makes it all the more exciting! For me so far Abington Park Musuem proved unforgettable with an extraordinary table tipping session. I love being part of the Haunted Heritage team and can’t wait to see you for our next investigation!
In 2011, I attended my first ever ghost hunt at a venue in Leicester. Little did I know that I would have some overwhelming feelings, and sensed things, that I never expected, nor could I explain. I came away from this experience with lots of questions for which I could never find answers.
So, this was where my initial interest in the paranormal came from.
After a break for a few years, I decided to have a psychic reading and was told that I was very “sensitive” to picking up things from “the other side” and this re-sparked my interest in the paranormal. After a group of friends and I did a ghost walk at Bradgate Park a couple of years ago with Haunted Heritage, I was once again completely baffled by what I could pick up… and have been a regular customer ever since.
Although I am new to the Haunted Heritage Team for 2020, I have been a regular face for a while, but I am now looking forward to helping others with their own curiosities about the paranormal and seeing what evidence we can find to help those who also have “unanswered” questions…
My paranormal interest started in my early teens when I loved to what tv programs and seeing mediums. (I wish I had the ability to be able to connect unfortunately I don’t.)
I started work looking after the elderly when I was 16 and experienced a lot of unusual things. I loved to hear all about their lives and was curious as to where they would go when they passed and if they were able to be with their loved ones.
On my first reading with a medium i couldn’t understand how they knew so much and was hooked and would go as much as possible and then I came across a paranormal group that was coming to the frame breakers in Ruddington so I booked on. Omg what a night. By using all the equipment and our own senses I was hooked so I booked on the very next day and followed them around to some amazing venues. My favourite bit of equipment was the table and spirit board I have so many favourites all for different reasons.
Now I have the privilege of being on the team. I’m still learning about new equipment and the venues histories, and I love to meet our guests and love their reactions on the events.
“Since I can remember I have had an interest in Spirits & communicating with those passed in all manner of ways, often feelings something that I couldn’t explain. This interest led me to my first “Ghost Hunt” back in 2011 at Snibston Discovery Park & I have not looked back. Haunted Heritage was different, mixing the fascinating world of the paranormal with the History of its unique & varied venues I had the best of both worlds.
My favourite venue is Holmepierrepont Hall. It was here that I ‘think’ I experienced my first & only apparition.
Having been a guest with Haunted Heritage for several years I joined the Team in January 2021 I realized I had achieved all I could as a guest, I wanted to help other achieve their goals on investigations & be part of the guest experience. In June I went my first investigation as a part of the Team & it was incredible.
I look forward to seeing you on investigations soon.
I’ve had an interest in the paranormal and have experienced strange phenomena from a young age. My passion for the unexplained grew when my family moved into a 17th century farmhouse. From shadow figures, scratches to poltergeist activity…it was a truly eye-opening place. This is when I also became hooked on shows like Ghost Adventures. Yes, I found them entertaining, but I felt validated that the phenomena I’d been experiencing for a long time was something that can be investigated, explored and celebrated!
I went on my first ever paranormal investigation to Gresley Old Hall with Haunted Heritage in 2017. I have since been on many fascinating investigations and have really felt connected to the history of locations. It is this connection to history that has brought me to working with the team. I am currently studying a master’s degree in Public History and Heritage at University of Derby, and as part of my degree, I am undertaking a consultancy with Haunted Heritage as their archivist. I really want to help them build an archive of activity and investigate more historical connections, enhancing their reputation as an award-winning team of amazing investigators!
My favourite location so far is Wollaton Hall.