real american ghost stories

American Ghost Stories

It has been quite a busy yeah but for all the wrong reasons. Last year I completed three manuscripts and began on two...

The Emily Problem

"The entire town seems to be behind the idea of Emily. She is described as a happy ghost, which seems to put people at...
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The Ice Saints

"The Others are as dead as the children of the forest , gone eight thousand years. Maester Luwin will tell you they never lived...
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The Bishop’s House, Sheffield

One of the first cases I investigated transpired at a medieval building in Sheffield called “The Bishop’s House”. As well as being one of...

Wizards of Weston Park

Shooting the breeze..I recently visited Sheffield's Weston Park Museum's latest exhibition 'Magic Tricks', although no doubt compiled to coincide with the six weeks holidays,...

Year One Project

Ten years ago I first discussed 'Year One' - a project that would reinvestigate and evaluate 'classic' hauntings based on its contemporary evidence rather than what was written after 'Year One'. The project started successfully...

Too scared to read

With the advent of writing my first major book on ghosts, it’s made me address my early influences and how they’ve shaped my approaches to paranormal investigation.

The self-publishing demise

Something dawned on me as I was browsing through my library. I was researching a ghost sighting in Scunthorpe and then I realised – what has happened to self-publishing?

Old Haunting Ground

Today I visited an old haunting ground of mine. The Cross Keys Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Sheffield and being the only one built on holy ground.

Flashing Flowers, Glowing Owls

I’m always intrigued by really leftfield mysteries, and this one certainly seems incredibly bizarre. While researching in the Gentleman’s Magazine of 1789, I discovered a “Botanical Discovery”.