I first got interested in the paranormal when my Grandpa passed away when I was 23, I couldn’t quite come to terms he was gone and forever, this started a passion for the spiritual side of the paranormal I visited mediums and psychic nights to find out if Grandpa was happy and ok, to date he has only ever made himself known to me as a smell of pipe smoke which I get comfort from.
I then went on a ghost hunt; well I have been hooked ever since.
It has never been enough for me to take peoples word, and I will research and find the answers I seek to make sense of any para phenomena. I have taken many courses for and against the paranormal and attained a degree in Parapsychology.
I joined the Haunted Heritage team 2017
Favourite saying: ‘Awesome!!’
Favourite venue: Beaumanor Hall and Matlock Pavilion
I have always loved the subject of the paranormal since childhood and have had numerous odd experiences over the years but as a ghost hunter I am a bit of a newbie, going on my first event in July 2017.
Since that first night at Beaumanor Hall and seeing an unbelievable table tipping session I was hooked and joined the team only 6 months later.
My favourite venues at Beaumanor Hall and Matlock Pavilion.’
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 it was 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.
I cannot recall a time when I was not interested in the paranormal, even in my childhood. However, my interest really escalated when I worked in an extremely active building and thereafter I was well and truly hooked on learning more about the spiritual and paranormal worlds.
For many years I have, and still do, attend spiritualist churches and centres in Leicestershire. Alongside this I then decided to look into paranormal investigations. Which is what eventually brought me to Haunted Heritage. I began as a guest in 2011 attending many events and eventually joined this very respectful and professional team 3 years later.
Although I have worked on many paranormal investigations, I now confine myself to Ghost Walks and Haunted Heritage sister company Spirit World events such as the Psychic Nights and Development Workshops.
My favourite venue is Bradgate Park and the 1620 Manor House.
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.
Favorite venue – was Snibston Discovery Museum whilst it stood & 1620 Manor House.