Ghost Hunting With Mum: The Chant Circle

collage of ghost hunting photos

In 2005, my mum and I created our own ghost hunting team. At the time, we were called H.U.G.S, which stood for Have U Got Spooks? We later renamed ourselves Twelfth Hour Paranormal and then- when we became more rational investigators -Wiltshire Phenomena Research. I’ve decided to start sharing memories of ghost hunting with mum on this blog.. The first I’ve decided to share is quite a funny one which I think really demonstrates the dynamic that mum and I had while on investigations, and in day-to-day life, too.  Continue reading

5 Tips For Getting Started as a Ghost Researcher

person in field with flashlight

Recently, the so-called “Paranormal Academy” shared a post via Social media about how to put together a ghost hunting kit for less than £50. Their guide recommends that people buy a collection of gadgets that are actually not designed for paranormal research at all. In response, I thought I’d put together an actual guide for those who want to start researching ghosts scientifically… Continue reading

Ghost Hunting at HMP Shepton Mallet with Haunted

ghost hunting at Shepton Mallet Prison

We’re standing in the room that used to house the gallows. Paul Toole- a tour guide for the prison -is telling us about how a ghost burned his hand. It’s dark and torches are shone on his hand where there sits a scar. It looks quite like a cigarette burn which has healed. I mentally note “because it is a cigarette burn which has healed.” Continue reading

The Ghost of my Mother

On September 20th 2017, my mum died.

My lovely mum was just 60 years and three weeks old at the time of her unexpected death. I wasn’t going to blog about this because there is no way to put into words the utter mindfuck that this experience has been. However, I’ve recently been listening to Haunted – a podcast by Panoply, presented by Danny Robins. It is an incredible podcast which asks why people see ghosts, not just whether they see ghosts and I thoroughly recommend it. Continue reading

Listen: A Skeptic’s Guide to Ghost Hunting

Hayley speaking at an event

In August, I travelled to Scotland and spoke for both Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub and the Edinburgh Skeptics Society as part of their Edinburgh Fringe Festival event ‘Skeptics on the Fringe’.

While speaking in Edinburgh my talk was recorded, and you can listen to it below. I was also interviewed for the 10 Questions podcast that Edinburgh Skeptics produce, which can be listened to here.

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Listen: Why “Ghostbox” Can’t Be Taken Seriously

Ghostbox cartoon

Episode 21 of The Spooktator looked at Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and the Ghostbox and during the show, I played examples of EVP recordings made by active ghost hunters including one from Erica Gregory. If you’ve read my previous writing on Gregory you’ll know that she believes to have uncovered hidden information relating to the Moors Murders which were perpetrated by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Her evidence for this are her EVP recordings and psychic work, but it turns out that not all is what it seems with the recordings… Continue reading