Ghost Hunters - The Team

Paranormal Adventures is a dedicated team of people from all different backgrounds and beliefs with a common goal to investigate the paranormal. We have come together you bring you the most exciting team of ghost hunters.  You can read all about each team member below.

Steve "Pudsey" Mitten - Co-Founder and Director

My name is Steve ‘Pudsey’ Mitten, I am 27++++ years old and I live in Southampton, Hampshire.

Having had many unexplainable experiences from a young age and then going on to work at a possible "haunted" hotel where plenty of things seemed to happen that I couldn’t explain, it was a very easy decision to say YES PLEASE, when a group of local paranormal enthusiasts called one day and asked if they could come and conduct a paranormal investigation. After this I was hooked!

After continuing to have many experiences that I just cannot explain, I have since become a firm believer that GHOSTS do exist,  although I also believe that no one will ever be able to prove this whilst they are still alive!

I continued for a short while as a member of a few other groups until I was very fortunate to become involved with a local fast growing organisation where I felt very comfortable for nearly 6 years. It was during this time that Steve Hunter and myself came up with the idea of Paranormal Adventures. PA was created one day whilst sat outside a Kebab shop eating the most amazing chicken doner kebab. We had this vision of creating a group where we could share our knowledge and experiences with others, whilst at the same time enjoying our hobby. We wanted to be different from other groups. We were not and are still not interested in making money from ghost hunting. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to investigate the paranormal with a group of trusted ghost hunters, but one thing I strongly disagree with is people making excess money out of something that no one on this earth can say 100% really does exist.

After the initial set up of PA I had some personal issues in my life that needed to be sorted so took nearly a year out. In this time PA was brought to life by some very good friends Julie Rusby and Debbie Hickman, who I have worked with before and we all share the same vision for what Paranormal Adventures should be about.

I have now returned and look forward to many more personal experiences and giving my time and effort to ensure that others experience something that they possibly would consider to be paranormal.

My current favourite location has to be Preston Manor in Brighton, my best experience has been at Buckingham House in Old Portsmouth, a séance that went horribly wrong and I ended up being badly hurt by a very angry spirit, (yes I do believe spirits can hurt you). I won’t tell you the whole story now but you are more than welcome to ask me on a ghost huntThe most haunted location for me is Wymering Manor. Too many strange things happened there that are totally unexplainable.

I am now looking forward to meeting many more people, all looking for that ‘experience’ that could possibly convince them that there is something more to life than we first thought.

Vicki Harrington - Team Leader / Senior Investigator

Hi. My name is Vicki and I am a team leader with Paranormal Adventures.

My interest in the paranormal started as a child. I loved reading ghost stories and sitting on my own in the dark (something I inherited from my dad) watching horror films.  However, unlike many of my paranormal colleagues, I never had a waking experience as a child that prompted my interest. However, I did (and sometimes still do) have recurring dreams of entities that I couldn't see who would move things and try to control me. Did my interest in ghosts stem from this or did the dreams stem from my interest? I never found the answer, but the whole concept of the paranormal intrigues me more than ever and I enjoy reading and hearing other people’s stories.

I am a sceptic. I like to look at things from a scientific point of view and try to rule out all rational possibilities before concluding that events are paranormal.  However, I do try to keep an open mind on all investigations. If someone hears a sound or sees something in the distance, it is usually me that wonders off on my own to investigate further. Have I mentioned that I love the dark? So many people run away from shadows and sounds in the dark that they can't explain. I run towards them. That's why I love working for Paranormal Adventures so much.

I started taking part in investigations several years ago; my first investigation was at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham and I was hooked from the minute I did my first lone vigil in the pit. Since then I have investigated many locations in the south of England as well as further afield to places such as Wales and LIverpool. Each new location is an adventure for me – my very own Paranormal Adventure! 

Summer Cowling

Summer Cowling - Paranormal Investigator / Team Leader

Hi my name is Summer. I have been a team leader with Paranormal Adventures for about a year and a half now and I love it! From a young age I have always believed in spirits but I had never thought to act on the things I felt or saw. This all changed when I met my husband Simon who admitted after the 2nd time of staying at his house that there was someone else who lived with them other than his parents and him. He showed an interest in spirits and after a few things happening in his house which I really can’t explain he suggested we should go on a ghost hunt. My first investigation with the PA team was at Salisbury Rifles Museum and I'm glad that we chose to do the hunt with this company. The leaders were so lovely and even though I didn't see or feel as much as I had wanted to it did not stop me wanting to go to further ghost hunts with the company. After many ghost hunts as a customer we were asked whether we had thought about becoming team leaders and I’m glad that we decided to do it! With many great locations, the more I do, the more I experience. The team are great and it’s a great change after a long week in my full time job! I love going to all the locations but I would have to say my favourite location is Salisbury Rifles Museum… Not only was this my first investigation with the team as a customer, to me it is a great place to investigate and can be an interesting evening! My favourite equipment I like to use is the dictaphone to capture EVP recordings, dowsing rods and using things like lazer grids

Simon Cowling

Simon Cowling - Paranormal Investigator/Team Leader

Hi my name is MR SOC aka Simon and I’m the youngest in the team! From a young age I have been into the paranormal which is when I started to see and hear things. This then sparked my interest to find out more about the paranormal, so I continuously researched, read books and watched films. However fake some of them may have been, the paranormal side of things continued to interest me. The first ever ghost hunt I went on was when I was 18 to Fort Widley. This was the first time that I met Pudsey and Steve. I heard a few things on this night and had my arm tugged which didn’t put me off, just fuelled my interest even more. I attended a few more hunts with my dad and brother in law which were great experiences, but then due to starting a job working nights, going to further ghost hunts became a struggle…. This was until I found Paranormal Adventures. The first hunt I attended with the group was Salisbury Rifles Museum… The first ghost hunt my wife Summer had ever been on. After the great night had by all, it made me want to attend even more which is exactly what we did and then progressed and became team leaders. I would have to say that my favourite location which we have visited so far would be Fort Purbrook. There are 2 locations which I would love to explore; 1. Bodmin Jail and 2. Mental institutes. I have visited Bodmin Jail about 3 years ago on a day trip and we heard things there and didn’t feel comfortable in the place, which is why I would love to go there and investigate the place! Out of all of the equipment which we have in our kits, my favourite would have to be a dictaphone for EVP and the dowsing rods. I enjoy being part of the team and find it VERY interesting when the groups come together at the end of an evening and describe what they have had happen to them and what they have found out…. 2 groups with the same results can’t be coincidence surely?! It’s even better when it’s a month later, same location but same experiences!

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