Ghost hunters asked to get on the case

A team of paranormal investigators are appealing to anyone who would like them to check for spooky activity to get in touch.

Northants Haunted was formed about three years ago by Kettering police officer PC Rowley Adams.

The group of 12 officers and PCSOs regularly visit pubs and houses across the county with mediums to investigate reports of ghostly goings-on.

Mr Adams said: "We're very interested to hear about any hauntings, poltergeist or spirit activity that people are experiencing – especially if it is ongoing and has not been looked into before.

"We have some great equipment we take with us and have had some great results in the past."

The group uses equipment including CCTV which monitors infra-red activity, electro-magnetic frequency meters, laser thermometers and electro-sound detecting equipment.

Mr Adams said: "We also use photography to capture any light anomalies, called orbs.

"The electro-magnetic frequency meters measure magnetic fields which can fluctuate around paranormal activity. We take base readings of a room or location on our arrival and then take further readings through the evening and especially around any activity."

Mr Adams said the group got together thorough a common interest of paranormal activity, popularised by TV programmes including Most Haunted.

The group recently visited the Thornhill Arms in Rushton.

During the English Civil War its cellars were used as a mortuary, and the pub was previously written about by Dorothy Priest in her book Northamptonshire Haunted Pubs.

Mr Adams said: "Our initial seance made contact with a Civil War soldier named James.

"He said there were five spirits present and he was very happy to stay there and did not want moving on.

"At one point we heard footsteps coming down a nearby flight of wooden stairs, but there was nobody there.

"The most significant event was during one of our seances involving the message board.

"Very personal and accurate messages came through for one of the group which involved relatives dating back to the 1800s."

For more information about Northants Haunted visit here.

If you want members of the group to visit your property email the team at info