Hayley Stevens is a ghost geek.
A paranormal researcher based in Wiltshire in the South West of England, she regularly investigates reports of paranormal activity using scientific scepticism and rational inquiry. She primarily researches ghost phenomena but has also branched out into various types of monster sightings in recent years.
“As a kid I never said ‘When I grow up I want to be some sort of Mystery Gang reject ‘ but that’s what happened.”
Hayley began researching paranormal phenomena in 2005 aged 18 as a believer, and started blogging as a non-believer in 2007. She has spoken internationally about researching the paranormal, including audiences for Denkfest, QEDcon, Centre For Inquiry, British Humanist Association, European Skeptics Congress and more.
Her writing can be found in numerous magazines and books including Skeptical Inquirer, Paranormal Magazine and Skeptic Magazine, Hayley also acts as a media adviser for numerous media outlets ranging from from the BBC to regional newspapers, offering advice on odd stories and topics.
Hayley is a host for the Be Reasonable podcast alongside Michael Marshall. In 2013 the Hayley is a Ghost blog was shortlisted for The Skeptic magazine’s Occham’s Award for ‘Best Skeptic Blog’. All skeptical activism and paranormal research is conducted as an aside from her full time job managing the Box Office for a popular Concert Hall.
What people say about Hayley
‘…at the Scully end of the Mulder-Scully X-Files Spectrum’ – The Times
‘More skeptics like Hayley, please’ Greg Newkirk, Planet Weird
“the quintessential definition of a reasoned skeptic” - Micah Hanks