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 hunt. The 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.
Steve "the Ghost" Hunter - Co-Founder and Director
Hi - My name is Steve ‘the Ghost’ Hunter. I am one of the directors of this group and an avid follower of all things paranormal! For me I don’t just believe in the paranormal I live it and experience it. Every opportunity I get I am found running experiments in my garage or attending classes on different types of medium-ship. In short I love to learn more and more about this most fascinating of all questions, What happens after we die?
I have been involved in several paranormal groups over the years as a founder or just member. Paranormal Adventures is different and exciting in ways I couldn’t possibly get before. The gulf of experience of the members and staff combined with the list of locations was to much to resist.
When people ask if I believe in ghosts, I say I am a sceptical believer. I have had many encounters with spirit forms and believe what I have seen to be real and unexplainable. I always look for a normal mundane reason why at the same time. My area of expertise in the field lies mostly in the technology. In the past we have run many live internet ghost hunts with night vision cameras giving users at home the chance to watch the spooky goings on in our nights out. These are something I have spearheaded and delivered at a technical level.
One of my favourite experiences was in the Tudor house in Southampton. I saw a full figure of a man dressed in jeans and a check shirt walk into a room. He looked at the group of us in there and then just walked through a wall! The whole group saw this and at first didn’t believe what they saw! I look forward to going back to the Tudor house around Halloween 2011!
I look forward to seeing you all soon on one of our many events!
Julie Rusby - Mummy and Director
Hello, I’m Julie; The location manager and a senior investigator at Paranormal Adventures. I have always been intrigued by the paranormal, and regard myself as fairly open minded. I would dearly love to believe there is something beyond this existence, but just need that bit of ‘proof’.
Before joining PA I was an investigator with another group which is where I met Pudsey, Steve and Debbie. I believe that through being exposed to a wide array of experiences over the years, I am now more ‘sensitive’, although I am not one to believe everything I see or hear and tend to try to ‘debunk’ things before I accept them as potentially paranormal. Even then, I’m still healthily cynical.
Saying that, I have experienced what I believe was genuine paranormal activity. One of my earliest experiences was at Buckingham House in Old Portsmouth where a very heavy, solid oak cellar door swung open with such force it crashed against the wall (there were no draughts or any obvious cause for it to do this), and more recently I saw my first apparition, the figure of what appeared to be an old man, at Bursledon Brickworks near Southampton.
I am known by my colleagues as ‘Mummy', (I worry about anything and everything). I am also fond of gadgets and I’m constantly updating my kit (although I've yet to convince my husband that I really need a thermal camera).
The great thing about a passion is when you can share it with others, especially for the first time, and that’s just what Paranormal Adventures are all about, shared experiences with strangers who quickly become friends.
Vicki Harrington - Team Leader / Investigator
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 an experience as a child that prompted my interest. The concept of ghosts intrigued me more than anything 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?
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 like Wales. Each new location is an adventure for me – my very own Paranormal Adventure!
Paranormal Adventures is always happy to welcome enthusiastic, passionate and friendly people to our team. To check for current openings or to express your interest send us a message through the below section of the website! For consideration please provide us a short bio about yourself and why you think you are suitable.