#4 Do you like to use equipment on your investigations?
“To be honest, I use very little equipment compared to most. Over 15 years of investigating I’ve spent more than I care to remember on gizmos and gadgets that read EMF, trigger alarms on movement, devices that spit out random words and in my opinion I don’t any of them offer real or solid proof of supernatural happenings. There are far too many environmental influences that can cause false positives. I am a believer in the Spirit /Ghost Box. It is a controversial piece of equipment, you either live or hate it and some don’t think it works but I believe I’ve had more than enough personal replies, conversations and responses to support the legitimacy of this piece of kit. We also carry voice recorders and always have a camera recording, the camera is an pair of eyes and ears… plus it allows me to put our finding into documentary style videos.”
#5 What is your essential investigation snack?
“Sue’s husband makes the best filled bread rolls so we always have some of them on hand for mid investigation break time. THANKS PHIL!”
#6 What’s your favourite type of location to investigate?
“A haunted one. Abandoned buildings are great but a warm place with comfy seats will win every time. Ideally a places with beautiful architecture and visible history and living. It just gives you that sense of stepping back in time and who knows, perhaps it’s makes for a better connection to the other side?”
#7 Do you prefer to go into a location with knowledge or go in ‘blind’?
“I like a little knowledge so we can verify any responses or activity, perhaps use others previous experiences to push forward our own investigation. If working psychically/mediumistically, then go in totally blind but I don’t do the mediumistic thing much anymore.”
#8 You’re offered the chance to spend the night alone at the Ancient Ram Inn. Are you brave enough?
“Categorically not. I’d never recommend anyone going in alone.”
#9 If you could banish one thing from the world of paranormal investigating, what would it be?
“Can I say a***holes?”
Haha, errrr I guess so……
“Drama. Para drama is rife and and causes unease and friction between those it doesn’t even involve. Luckily we don’t seem to get much as we refuse get involved in others playground tactics. Most of us are all working for the same common goal so it seems silly to work against each other rather than together. Even if you don’t want to share location ‘secrets’ and be best pals, being friendly and respectful is a lot better than going head to head, in my opinion.”
#10 The one everyone always asks, have you ever seen a ghost?
“Definitely yes, many. One of the first vivid apparitions I saw was my grandfather a few days after he had died. He was stood in the doorway of the lounge and disappeared after a few seconds. I was only 15 at the time.”