Andy - Technical Support

Tell us a little about yourself, what interests you about the paranormal?

I have been interested in the paranormal as soon as I was old enough to have a library card, checking book after book out on the subject, I became fascinated in just how many things were happening to people which were unexplained by current scientific understanding.

Now, with a background in electronics and project management, I have been engaged in a long term study with my girlfriend Beth into what allows these strange things to happen. And how to predict them.

What is your favourite piece of equipment, and how do you like to use it?

Audio recorder. These devices serve multiple purposes, recording audible events, recording EVPs, maintaining a record of the investigation, debunking events, disproving debunking of events. A good audio log of an investigation can tell you so much.

Building an investigation upon either research or past investigations. By efficiently storing and using information, much can be learned about a venue and paranormal events that occur there. This gives an investigator the opportunity to keep working on developing a relationship with the venue and its inhabitants, which can lead to more events as you hone in on what happened there

What location gave you the best recorded evidence of paranormal events, and what did you catch?

Fort Widley - A constant source of new experiences. It is well known to us as a group, so we can focus on the paranormal experiences, and not worry about where to setup and getting lost!

Also, it seems as a location the events we get are triggered by many different techniques, so it is a great place to try out new things.

From all the places you have investigated, have you witnessed anything which has made you believe there really such a thing as the paranormal, and what was it?

Whilst breaking down a camera rig alone on the parapet at Fort Widley, I heard someone walking upto me from behind. Not expecting someone else to be up there, I turned to see who it was, and suddenly the footsteps increased in speed.

There was no-one to be seen. The sound of the footsteps on the audio is clearly that of a gravel surface, however the surface of the parapet is grass and concrete.
However historical sources say that the grass used to be shingles in the Victorian era.

What advice would you give to anyone who is interested in investigating the paranormal?

Find a way that works for you to record what you witness. Try to record what happened, where you were, who you were with and what time it was.

Figuring out how to do this so you can use it either the next time you goto that location, or when you look at footage years from the event will make it far easier to build on what you know about a location and the paranormal in general.

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