It may sound odd, but I generally rather fancied getting a paranormal investigator when I was a kid and later found that my grandad was involved with recording at haunted areas in Ireland decades ago. Though I am a definite believer in the afterlife, I also really like the science behind the paranormal. Paranormal Investigator, Ashley Knibb and his group worked with my prior psychic improvement circle on an overnight investigation and incredibly kindly agreed to be interviewed and share some of his investigative information with me – and you.
How would you introduce your self?
My name is Ashley Knibb and I class myself as a Paranormal Explorer, Investigator & Researcher. This is mainly mainly because I began out as just a researcher of the paranormal, bit of a book worm and seeker of exciting stuff. Even so that is never ever been fixed on ghosts and spirits, it is expanded in to the globe of science and so significantly additional. Following 1 eventful overnight paranormal occasion I became hooked on the overnight investigation and got a rush from investigating identified haunted areas. Additional not too long ago my study side and investigation side I suppose have combined to bring me to the advent of experimentation. This became additional apparent as I started to concentrate on seance space form phenomena and mediumship. Psychical study like that of the founders of the SPR. (Society for Psychical Study)
How extended have you been investigating the paranormal?
I've been officially conducting overnight investigations given that 2006, but realistically I have been hunting into numerous elements of the paranormal from my college days. I just did not speak so significantly of it back then, as getting a geek at college was adequate.
What produced you start off ghost hunting?
Numerous have a definitive occasion or encounter that drove them into wanting to know additional about the paranormal. Even so I would like to thank my parents for bringing me up in a way that had me query the globe about me and seek additional beyond the normality we all accept. I am not confident no matter if they even realise they had been influencing me like they did, but probably they do today. I think while can not prove in any way at all, that the very first paranormal activity I knowledgeable was situated in the Guest Home we lived in while in Wales. It was an old loved ones property, it had quite a few rooms and was rather a spooky spot in the dark. This was spot that even at such a young age, my Dad showed me to appear at points from a balanced strategy, not judging, but equally not jumping to conclusions either way.
Do you function on your personal or with a group?
I am pleased to function alone or as a component of a group. In reality these days lots of public areas come at a expense and you never have a selection, but to collect a group to cover the charges. Which is excellent truly for me mainly because I've been fortunate to function with lots of excellent teams and investigators although the years. I've knowledgeable lots of differing approaches and observed final results in unique techniques, displaying the variables involved in this excellent field. I would like to see additional teams share investigations, get along, function with each other, find out from every single other, excellent concepts come along when you least anticipate it and in my encounter there are some remarkable men and women out there in the paranormal field which I would like to bring with each other additional generally. 1 excellent spot for this is Paracon UK, which I attended final year in Derby and it felt excellent to commit the weekend speaking with so lots of like-minded men and women.
Do you function with mediums as component of your investigations?
Yes. I know there is been a bit of search for 'evidence' additional not too long ago via science and debunking, along the way it seems that some have fallen out with mediums, but I believe this is incorrect. I believe mediums and sensitives bring so significantly to the field that it is vital to involve them just as significantly as you would carry a MEL Meter. The basic issue right here is that we are capable of sensing stuff, we all can be mediums. Even though some are fortunate adequate to be additional created than other people we should not rule out that opportunity any 1 of us may possibly choose up on that piece of vital info. My present piece of study The Cosmopathic Project is in reality primarily based about the Scole Experiment and utilising mediums is a basic aspect to assisting with our experiments to develop physical phenomena and very good communication.
What gear do you use through an investigation?
A LOT! I've utilized and generally do use a varied quantity of tech, low and higher. Even so it is vital to recognise the needs of the investigation itself, also through public place investigations there perhaps restrictions involved.
Kit-smart although, there is cctv, which contain HD excellent, audio and even pan and tilt cameras. MEL Meter (mine measures Electromagnetic Field and Temperature). Varied audio recorders like some incredibly very good excellent ones. A Information Logger prototype goal-constructed by the RSVP UK group, digital cameras, handheld camcorders, Television excellent cameras. And significantly additional.
How lots of investigations have you performed?
Pretty a handful of now. At 1 point when I was writing for Ghost Voices magazine I was undertaking at least eight a year. I would really like to do additional, but loved ones comes very first and financials of booking areas also plays a component.
Presently we are operating the Cosmopathic Project which has us at the similar place after a fortnight, but only for about 4 hours.
What sort of paranormal activity have you encountered?
Personally, I've heard audible phenomena, I've observed light anomalies and an apparition. I've also witnessed some remarkable mediumship skills like Trance Mediumship. We've captured object movement on camera and captured an amazingly clear EVP (electronic voice phenomenon). Not to mention atmosphere adjustments, space location light density adjustments and of course smells as well!
Have you ever knowledgeable a complete manifestation of a spirit?
I've observed the head and shoulders of an apparition via a door at Kelvedon Hatch Bunker. Ironically I spent ten minutes attempting to debunk what I saw just before realising I need to have chased it.
Have you really recorded proof of the paranormal with your ghost hunting gear?
Yes! I have video of a moving object and a recording of EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) of a clear voice.
Exactly where is the most haunted place you have investigated?
That is a difficult 1 mainly because it can rely on exactly where and when you. Likely Peterborough Museum or the Explosions Museum, but that could alter with the subsequent investigation. I am also excluding areas exactly where I've knowledgeable higher levels of mediumship, like Bradwell Abbey exactly where we've carried out mediumship experiments and the exceptionally active Royal Oak pub in Swanage. Basically mainly because we, in my opinion, add to the power in order to establish communication. These are the top rated of the charts although.
What has been your most bizarre or memorable paranormal encounter?
The very first time I knowledgeable Trance Mediumship at the Royal Oak. Possibly basically mainly because I had spent time with Mo prior and understood him and there wasn't something but a really good genuine guy there. When Mo went into Trance back then he would laugh rather considerably which undoubtedly produced you jump. Fairly remarkable as well.
Are you a medium / sensitive to paranormal activity your self?
I would not say I am a medium, no. Even so as I've described just before I think that 'gift' is in us all for confident. I've undoubtedly had the odd moment when I've picked up on some thing, which happens additional through seance space form scenarios and when accompanied by a group of sensitives.
What are you organizing for future events?
As I described my key project is the Cosmopathic Project, exactly where we are utilising the Scole Experiment from the 90's to appear at experimenting with power in order to develop physical phenomena and very good communication. Which is going nicely so far while it is the early days of a extended project.
(Physical phenomena contain the movement and levitation of objects, objects manifesting in the space (apports) and in the old days ectoplasm)
I am also functioning on the Journal of the Metetherial Project which need to support to share experiments, investigation reports and theories inside the paranormal neighborhood for totally free and in a format which signifies you never have to be an academic to recognize it.