About Paranormal Friends
We like to think of ourselves as just that – a group of friends with a wealth of experience in paranormal investigating.
Each member of our team has a love of the paranormal. Our investigations are organised to give interested members of the public the chance to experience what we love doing.
Paranormal Friends is not run as a commercial company and we strive for professionalism while providing a fun and enjoyable experience on our investigations.
Our intention is to investigate more intimate reputedly haunted locations, many of which aren’t considered by other companies.
We use a combination of spiritual and scientific methods to investigate. Guests are welcome to take part in as many or as few of these as they wish.
Meet the team
Always what he describes as being an open minded sceptic, Chris is responsible for the day to day running of Paranormal Friends at what he affectionately refers to as “PF Towers”.
He takes care of sourcing locations and booking them, keeping the website up to date and administering our busy Facebook group and much more.
Chris had his first encounter with what he believes was paranormal activity when he was a young trainee Chartered Surveyor and Auctioneer.
In 1976, during several visits to Rhysnant Hall, Four Crosses, Powys, while showing prospective buyers of the antique panelling around the now demolished buildings, he experienced many difficult to explain phenomena.
The intervening years have given time for him to ponder over what all this activity may have been.
More recently, another dramatic incident occurred in Lincoln while on a visit to see son Sam.
This activity – in a local tea room on historic Steep Hill – led to several private investigations including with a medium. Much fascinating activity was experienced as considerable information came to light.
Christopher, as a now former Chartered Surveyor, is ideally suited to debunk many events by using his detailed knowledge of building construction and surveying methodology.
Chris established a wonderful relationship with the Australian Paranormal Society a few years ago.
This led him and Sam to join APS founder, Bill Tabone, on an investigation in Melbourne in 2015. Chris returned in the autumn of 2017 for another two investigations in Victoria as the special guest of the APS. See more about this on our Australian Paranormal Society page.
I have always been intrigued by the paranormal, without ever really thinking about it in great detail. Then, as described above, an incident in a local tea room in Lincoln got me hooked.
Since then, I have attended hundreds of investigations and love the fact each one is totally different and you don’t know what you will find.
I remain open minded about the paranormal and retain a sceptical approach. However, I know I have experienced many seemingly paranormal events which I haven’t been able to debunk.
Originally from Sheffield, my first experience of the paranormal was back when I was 16 with my father. We had an encounter with an apparition that walked past us on the infamous Stocksbridge Bypass.
I would class myself as level headed and where possible analyse things. However, some things just cannot be explained away.
I’d also say I’m the comedian of the team – but others will beg to differ.
I’ve been interested in the paranormal from an early age. My mother being a physic medium and her mother before her held regular séances and glass divination sessions by inviting guests round on a regular basis.
I have witnessed glasses being thrown around the room, manifestations of spirits, temperature changes, sounds, touches and smells. I’ve felt sadness, pain, fear and love from spirits that I have encountered.
I love the gift I have and the connection with the spirit world. Being mediumistic and able to share those gifts on the investigations I take part in with Paranormal Friends is a real pleasure.
One of my favourite locations is Sleap airfield due to our contact with a lost airman called Eric Young. He gave me his name and that’s when his story started to unfold and the whole room’s atmosphere changed.
The other is Stoke on Trent town hall where I felt the presence of a very frustrated and tormented spirit. He never told me his name but gave me the word “Assad”. This linked him to Syria and him fleeing that country. He had recently passed and had a story to tell. With no real link to the town hall, how did he come to be there?
There’s more to the spirit world than we know and understand – another reason why I like to do what we do.
My interest in the paranormal started around the age of ten when I witnessed my first sighting that I could not explain. It was a misty shape that changed direction and disappeared. This made me start thinking about what it actually was. I started reading a variety of books about the unexplained.
I attended the first ever Paranormal Friends investigation at St Mary’s Guildhall in Lincoln. I’ve investigated several locations with the group since. Now I am delighted to be a member of the team.
During an investigation my favourite techniques include some of the spiritual methods such as table tipping and glass divination. I also enjoy using the scientific equipment such as the Mel metre and K2 metre.
Although I do believe in forms of spirit communication, I am open minded and try to debunk evidence before classing it as paranormal.
I have three main interests. The first is genealogy – I’ve managed to trace my family tree back to 1280 and we are still in Shropshire.
The others are investigating the paranormal and photography.
I have always had an interest in the paranormal. The main thing that started it was when I saw the film ‘The Others’ and began watching paranormal TV shows.
Knowing that my parents had seen a psychic before I was born and what was said became true has also been a great influence.
I love the idea of there being a way loved ones can visit us once they’ve passed. I believe that I am a bit of a sensitive and I am trying to develop my understandings further. However, I do look for logical things that may debunk any activity that happens.
I have been a guest with paranormal friends for many of their investigations and I’m very pleased that I’ve been invited to join the team.
Bill Tabone, Honorary Team Member
As a long-time friend and on-going supporter of Paranormal Friends, we wanted to show our gratitude to Bill by making him an honorary member of our team.
Our founders, Chris and Sam have both worked with him on several investigations in Australia and he joined us as our very special guest investigator in the summer of 2017 at Whittington Castle. Indeed, we hope that this reciprocal arrangement will continue for many years to come.
Along with his wife Amanda, Bill Tabone is the founder and director of the Australian Paranormal Society (APS).
Since he was a very small child Bill has had a fascination with all things paranormal, from UFO’s to ghosts, reading, watching, studying and learning all he could on the subject. Bill has spent the past 30 years in the field investigating the paranormal.
With his very experienced and dedicated group of investigators, Bill conducts investigations into all things paranormal. Bill’s specialty is more to do with ghosts and hauntings, which is his real love.
Bill has structured the APS so that they have a balanced team with staff that specialise in the technical aspect of investigations and others that work as mediums. In this way Bill believes they cover and can cross reference and there for get better validation on any evidence that may be captured.
Although the team use the very latest in technology, Bill really is an old school investigator coming from a time when bells and talcum powder were used in the field, old film cameras and VHS tapes and you made the gear you needed.
The team are constantly in the field helping people that have a problem in their home or business as well as conducting research in some of Australia’s most active historic locations.
Bill believes in building the paranormal field through networking with other groups and has built a worldwide network of teams and individuals that support and work together to gather research, educate and provide support to those that need it.
This networking has given Bill and the team opportunities to investigate throughout the globe at such places as Gettysburg and Alcatraz.
With ongoing work on several paranormal television programs, including “Mystical Guides: Haunted Australia” and the Paranormal investigator series by Moonlark Media and ongoing radio and newspaper interviews Bill hopes to educate the public about the paranormal field and build it into a more open subject.
The APS also run workshops, courses and public events and are instrumental in bringing well known investigators to Australia.
The one thing that Bill believes will build this field is education, never stop learning.