The Bristol Society for Paranormal Research and Investigation are a group of dedicated volunteer paranormal investigators who seek evidence and informative data for the existence or non-existence of ghosts and hauntings, UFOs, strange creatures, psychic phenomena and anything falling within the category of paranormal.
Many of the group are ASSAP members and some are Approved ASSAP Investigators (AAI). Our Vision is to become a leading edge paranormal research group that offers positive solutions to what seem like impossible situations.
Our vision is to create an environment where all members feel valued in their contribution whether through general discussion or professional investigations. Through our professionalism and high standards of protocol in executing investigations into paranormal activity we will offer legitimate, uncorrupted information supported by our Society's objectives.
The BSPRI respect your privacy when conducting investigations. We have a strict code of ethics which we adopt which you can view here.
If you are experiencing phenomena which you cannot explain and you would like us to look into it, please contact us via the Contact Us page.
Mark has had a lifelong interest in the strange and paranormal. He is a contributor to Seriously Strange Magazine, a trainer with ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and one of their approved investigators on the National Register of Professional Investigators (NRPI).
Luke joined the team in 2013 and has a lifelong interest in the paranormal. He is a core team member, ASSAP trained and member of the National Register of Professional Investigators.
Gina has been a member of BSPRI since 2015. Joining BSPRI has allowed Gina to investigate all aspects of paranormal phenomena. Having had several questionable experiences, this prompted Gina into researching more in this area. Being a member of the BSPRI team with like-minded people has proven beneficial in her research. It’s been a real eye opener for her! Gina is a member of ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and is an approved investigator on the National Register of Professional Investigators (NRPI).
Having a rather sceptical mind by trade and from his educational background, Vitor is more than open to other worldviews. BSPRI opened the door to the fascinating world of paranormal investigations in 2016. He has participated in a number of activities, investigations and conferences with BSPRI along with of course the social scene of BSPRI.
Andrea has been a member of BSPRI since 2012, and is also a member of ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena). Andrea has completed ASSAP’s training courses, and is now an approved investigator on the National Register of Professional Investigators (NRPI). Andrea’s aim is to find irrefutable scientific proof of the paranormal.
Interested in the paranormal since an early age, Sherilley is an experienced paranormal investigator. Sherilley has been actively involved for many years, from the commercial ghost hunting events through to the neutral scientific approach of anomalous phenomena. After attending various training courses, Sherilley is a member of ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and registered on the National Register of Professional Investigators (NRPI). Sherilley has been trained to an advanced level in paranormal investigation, evidence gathering and witness interview techniques.
At a young age, Nicola was unaware of the word ‘Paranormal’. She saw things and heard things that she didn’t understand. It wasn’t until Nicola’s early teenage years, when she picked up a Readers Digest book with a chapter on Harry Price – Borley Rectory, that the world of Paranormal began to call her. From then on, Nicola has been trying to find truth and answers. Nicola is also a member of ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and is an approved investigator on the National Register of Professional Investigators (NRPI).
BSPRI adopt a policy of confidentiality for all private investigations referred to the team by members of the public. Here you will find details of public locations of interest, visited by the team, for investigation and research purposes, where we have permission to include them.
A return visit within six months, this time with Cymru Paranormal. This location has the lot when it comes to reported haunting phenomena. We were particularly hopeful of some poltergeist activity in the Library (flash to Ghostbusters scene).
Another exclusive visit to this location to investigate auditory and physical phenomena. During a stormy, atmospheric night, some team members reported hearing the voice of a child.
BSPRI and Team Impact joined forces to investigate Dr Jenner’s House, one of our favourite locations. Based on witness testimony the teams investigated reported phenomena at this site and experienced some unexplained physical phenomena for themselves.
Members joined Team Impact for an investigation at this impressive location. Experiments were undertaken to establish the causes of mainly auditory phenomena experienced.
This was an exclusive investigation of these fascinating caves and with the help of local historian and guide Alan Gray, we were able to experiment to ascertain causes of disorientation and dizziness at the site.
The team returned to this location after a break of many years. Having interviewed two witnesses to phenomena, an exclusive investigation was conducted. Activity included an unexplained voice calling, heard by a number of the group.
The team braved the torrential rain to investigate reports of phenomena reported at Vassals Park by an unknown and 'masked' group of investigators. This had been reported in the local press coinciding with Halloween. The location does have a history of haunting going back over a hundred years at the Olbury Court Estate.
The team returned to the Skirrid Inn, Wales, with Bristol Ghost Club.
A few BSPRI team members tried to recreate the conditions and photograph published in the national press.
BSPRI teamed up with ASSAP for a return visit to investigate the causes of the phenomena recorded by ASSAP's Andrew Homer on a previous visit.
BSPRI join forces with Bristol Ghost Club to carry out a second investigation of this location.
BSPRI members investigated the site of the infamous disaster 85 years on.
The team visited this old fortification at the end of Brean Down. In one of the sub-terrainian rooms they experienced the sound of voices outside but on investigation nobody could be found. For more information on this phenomena look out for the forth-coming blog article.
The team investigated this atmospheric location, the former home of the Southwell family, which was a police training college from the 1950s. Folklore suggests that the spirit of a grey lady walks the upper floors and stairs of the property.
The team investigated an impressive 16th century house in Gloucestershire, with a history of hauntings dating back to the time of Civil War and links with royalty.
A second visit to this location with the benefit of new methodology to try to ascertain causes of the phenomena. See Facebook for photos.
Conclusions (the full report is found on our member’s forum). This is the second visit to this location by the BSPRI and although, on the whole the location was quiet with regard to activity, it did offer one piece of audio phenomena which would justify further investigation. Sensationalised in Richard Jones’ book, Haunted Britain, the location is full of expectation for the paranormal investigator. An eclectic collection of memorabilia and gruesome exhibits and execution devices. This all adds to the atmosphere of the place. With the assistance of some friends from ASSAP this was a worthwhile investigation and the anomalous audio phenomena captured by Andrew Homer (which can be viewed on our Blog Site), shows that even veteran investigators with years of experience between them were excited about the sounds that they witnessed. These were described as two distinct metallic dragging sounds. Nothing could be found at the time which may have caused this.