The team formed in 2010, we were just 4 normal people; who enjoy the thrills and scares of ghost hunting. We all worked and our ages varied from nineteen to early fifties. We arranged trips around our busy work schedules and we have ventured out on numerous occasions. Our evenings start with visiting the site in the daylight to get a good feel and not to cause any noise or disruption to the local residents; this is followed by a good pub meal, which we have recommended in our blog posts.
During 2013-2014 we expanded our team as one of our founders busy with work commitments, 2 good friends who were skeptics joined the team. In early 2015, Lauren joined the team and late 2015 Kim and Mark joined.
Our desired location is Borley Rectory, Essex. We have experienced numerous sightings, noises and objects being thrown at us. For other sightings and recent destinations check out our blog. If you know of any haunted places in Essex or the surrounding area, please contact us.
I started ghost hunting about 12 years ago. I have studied for over 5 years in many paranormal forms from spirit communication, including trance and channelling. I have my 2nd degree in Reiki, which helps protect the team and others from spiritual problems. I also trained in the ability to gives physic readings through spirit or cards.
In 2011 I discovered that I have a natural gift of mediumship. I have been giving people very accurate readings using spiritual communication, which is also very helpful when we go ghost hunting as I am able to switch on quickly to any spirit presence. I am still very much enjoying my ghost hunting events and glad that I can now communicate and relay messages.
I am our technical expert I carry out all the filming and editing. I have heard noises and footsteps and seen movements and orbs. I have also been physically pushed and pulled along with the team whilst at Harwich Redoubt Fort. I have carried out various experiments with the team and I throughly enjoy all aspects of ghost hunting.
I first met Essex Ghost Hunters at Cash's Well, Aug 2013, and my journey has progressed from there.I enjoy working with the spirit board, dowsing rods and pendulum.I am learning to communicate with the spirit world by other means like mediumship and tarot cards to name but a few. This is a great team to be part of - very professional and fun.
I joined the team recently as a co-group leader on events held in Essex and Kent. It all started when I became good friends with Simon, my neighbour. We shared a common interest in paranormal reality TV, which led onto Simon inviting me to Harwich Redoubt Fort. It was here that I was attacked by an unseen force that truly shocked me, but intrigued me to continue this hobby. Dowsing rods are my speciality, but now my mediumship skills have enabled spirit responses to come direct. Finally, I must say its a pleasure to work with such a selfless and professional team of paranormal investigators.
An Infrared thermometer is used to detect sudden changes in temperature which can indicate spiritual activity.
With an industry wide known K-II meter you can be certain it's reliable. An EMF detector is an instrument for measuring electromagnetic fields. EMF can be emitted when ghostly activity is nearby.
We have a full spectrum video camera with IR and full spectrum lighting. This is to see in the dark for unknown activity.
We regularly use a FLIR thermal imaging camera. This enables us to visually see temperature changes of objects or even see figures.