Hayley Stevens is a paranormal researcher based in Wiltshire in the South West of England who regularly investigates reports of paranormal activity in an attempt to understand what is happening. She primarily researches ghost phenomena but has also branched out into various types of monster sightings too. Hayley has spoken internationally about researching the paranormal to people of all ages, and her writing can be found in numerous magazines and books.
“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 . Her research is conducted in her spare time, when she isn’t busy in her job in the UK arts industry. She uses her experience as a believer-turned-non-believer to encourage others to try to think logically about the ways in which they approach their research and assess claims made by those around them.
Hayley is a host for the Be Reasonable podcast alongside Michael Marshall – the two used to host the popular ‘Righteous Indignation Podcast’ together with Trystan Swale from 2009 until 2012. Hayley has written for the ASSAP Quarterly Newsletters, The Paranormal Magazine,Bladud Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer and The Skeptic Magazine among other books and websites.
In 2013 the Hayley is a Ghost blog was shortlisted for The Skeptic magazine’s Occham’s Award for ‘Best Skeptic Blog’.
What people say about Hayley
“She is at the Scully end of the Mulder-Scully X-Files Spectrum” – The Times
“These guys know what they’re talking about.” - Dr Steven Novella, re: a panel Hayley sat on
“More skeptics like Hayley, please” Greg Newkirk,WhoForted Blog & Planet Weird