Kevin Spindloe talks to Spooky Isles about Paranormal Research York and why York is the best place anywhere for ghosthunting….
Paranormal Research York does what it says on the tin – it’s a paranormal research team focused on the northern England city of York. Known as one of the most haunted places in Europe, York has plenty of opportunities to seek out spooks, so there’s no reason to go anywhere else, says Kevin Spindloe. Kevin tells Spooky Isles a range of stories from their investigations, including the time discovering a spirit during a morning walk during Lockdown!
Kevin Spindloe, Paranormal Research York, Question and Answers
How long have you been investigating the paranormal? I’ve been a Medium for 22 years and a paranormal investigator since 2016.
Do you believe in ghosts and if so, what is a ghost? Yes I do. Spirits are energies. Ghosts are imprinted energy. Spirits can interact and ghosts cannot. There is also conjured energy which is as strong as the others but very difficult to deal with.
What was your first paranormal encounter? I had many as a child growing up, I never connected the dots until I started working as a medium. I do spiritual house clearing and that was my first real encounter of passing spirits across to where they belong.
What evidence have you uncovered that makes you consider ghosts are real? I use my senses as my area of work, I understand that it is hard to quantify as evidence and so I am using recorders and equipment like the SLS Camera to record intelligent responses, of which we now have many examples.
Are you a psychic? Do you consider psychics a help or hindrance for paranormal investigations? I’m a medium for Paranormal Research York and whilst my gifts are useful for investigating they are not great for recording evidence.
How do you prepare for a ghost hunt/paranormal investigation? We would always do a base line assessment to determine where the meters may be activated by something as an electrical cable.
We do the research on the land too. This can help with questions asked during an investigation. Then we always ensure we have boxes of spare batteries.
What tips would you give a person going on a paranormal investigation for the first time? Be true to yourself and keep an open mind. Most activity isn’t linked to the paranormal and can be easily explained.
What is your favourite piece of paranormal investigation equipment? I like the Spirit Box when used in a blind session. A person listens to the noise through headphones and without hearing the questions gives off what they hear. This has had some excellent results.
Tell us about your favourite moment from a paranormal investigation. When we host events, we want guests to have something they cannot explain. At one of our recent events a sceptic wanted to do a lone shout out. We arranged for this to happen and he was alone in a room with his phone as a recording device. He shouted out that he wanted spirt to move something, as he wasn’t a believer. Our planchette moved on its own out of his reach. That kind of proof is great for any event, especially when recorded.
What makes a great haunted location? Lots of things combine, the history, the activities and the team/guests. Add to that a respectful approach to the research and the ability to share any evidence caught and you have a great investigation wherever you are.
If you could investigation an haunted location, where would it be? We are so lucky in York to be surrounded by haunted locations. Staying true to York, York Minster world be a big cherry on a big cake.
Read any good paranormal books or watched any paranormal TV lately? I’m a member of the Society for Psychical Research and I’m looking at their research that dates from 1882. That fascinates me.
Find out more about Paranormal Research York here: https://paranormalresearchyork.co.uk