About

Hello! I’m a paranormal researcher!

How many cliches can you count in this photo?

My name is Hayley and I’m studying towards a BSc (Hons) Psychology. I work full time and in between work and studying, I research paranormal claims and phenomena. Here’s some fun facts about this: 

  • I’ve been researching ghosts since I was 18
  • I’ve had a life-long interest in ghosts because we thought the house I grew up in was haunted
  • I don’t believe in ghosts, but I used to. 
  • I’ve spoken to audiences internationally about my research

‘…the Scully end of the X-Files spectrum’
– The Times 

How does that work?

Instead of turning off the lights and looking for ghosts (as they do on ghost hunting television shows), I instead try to find the rational causes for the odd things people see. It’s much more interesting (and also more productive!)

“knows what [she’s] talking about.”
– Dr Steven Novella

What else do you do?

My writing has been published in Skeptical Inquirer, Paranormal Magazine, the UK Skeptic magazine and elsewhere, too. I’m terrible at pitching but if you’d like to commission a piece please click here. 

I’m also regularly invited to speak at conferences and events. If you’d like to invite me to speak at an event click here to find out more!

Anything else?

I produce a podcast called The Spooktator which examines paranormal related headlines on a monthly basis. I co-host the show with Paul Gannon and Charlie Revelle-Smith and it is unapologetically geeky about ghosts!

“very persuasive…”
– Selena Scott, BBC Radio 4

Awards

Best Skeptic Blog, The Ockham’s Award 2015
(I was also shortlisted in 2013, 2014)

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