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Beware of imitators as Ghost Chasers are the original and official premier and internationally renowned paranormal investigative team from Hull, and their first investigation was at a location near Paull, one cold November night in 2004 were they stayed for twelve hours in order to raise money for BBC Children In Need Appeal.


Ghost Chasers are not the same as other groups as the team does not include the talents of a psychic medium but instead relies on a qualified parapsychologist, Michael Smith to quantify the team's results.  As Michael explains in his book, This Haunted Isle, "Mediums do not exist as all you need to know is how to cold read a person and have a general knowledge of psychology." Darren Brown of course has demonstrated this himself.  This said Michael and the team are constantly reviewing the work mediums do.

Michael, together with co-founder, Claire Walker, built up the reputation the team has today for offering an unparalleled experience, as after their investigation at Paull, they then organised their first public event at the Galleries of Justice in 2005 and continued to build on their experience at various different locations. They continue to offer members of the public to join them and enter the World of the Paranormal.

Michael, together with co-founder, Claire Walker, built up the reputation the team has today for offering an unparalleled experience, as after their investigation at Paull, they then organised their first public event at the Galleries of Justice in 2005 and continued to build on their experience at various different locations. They continue to offer members of the public to join them and enter the World of the Paranormal.

JOY FM, a radio station in Melbourne, Australia, invited Michael and Claire to talk about their experiences each week to Jared and the Captain and it was around this time they became involved with BBC Radio Humberside when David Reeves presented The Late Licence and invited Michael as a guest which led to the team conducting their first LIVE investigation on Halloween 2006 to the listeners of BBC Radio Humberside.

The team continued to go from strength to strength being covered in many local and national newspapers and being featured in the premier issue of Paranormal Magazine!


Many do not know what a parapsychologist does and some may not know what a paranormal investigation entails.  First off, quite simply, a parapsychologist looks for the most rational explanation there is, or to put it another way, a parapsychologist puts the normal in the paranormal!

A paranormal investigation is an investigation into the unknown and vigils are conducted, which is a scientific phrase for asking any spirits in the atmosphere to come forward to try and communicate with us by tapping and rapping.  Sometimes you may find results.  The investigation is recorded by using night vision cameras which can catch EVPs or light anomalies, and a number of experiments are setup as well.

Sometimes, even if no-one hears anything, looking back at the footage which has been filmed can reveal something of interest, be it a light anomaly or an electronic voice phenomena, commonly known as EVP.  

The team use a variety of equipment, including EMF (Electro Motive Force) meters, which the team use to detect natural EMF and electric cables, so that during their investigation should the meters pick something up which they didn't before, this would be the time to start taking photographs with a digital camera and a single lens camera, to try and catch any orbs, or light anomalies.  Also, to detect movement, the team utilise motion detectors, which have an infrared beam, which if broken makes a loud sound, and a VIBRAlert, which can pick up a pin dropping on the floor it is that sensitive!

In order to record any Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP, the team use a wide range of equipment, from a small hand held cassette recorder to digital Dictaphones, and then these results are analysed through Adobe Audition, and they have some very good examples which you can find under Experience EVP.


If you'd like to know more on Hull's Leading Premier Paranormal Team, then please contact Michael Smith , or maybe you have a location you wish the team to investigate, if so, these are the people to contact.

 
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