Investigating with Haunted Discoveries

What to expect on our Investigations

Many people have asked us what is included in one of our investigations and what makes us different from other groups.

In short, most groups work the same way but the organisation is different.

On arrival, you will be greeted by our experienced Team Co-ordinators and shown the allocated area to place your belongings. This is followed by an Introduction and a Health and Safety Talk, which is normally by one of the Trustees of the building (if available).

You will then be guided through a protection meditation should you wish to participate, by one of the Team members. After splitting into groups for the night we will (with time allowing) give you a brief tour of the venue. 

During the night we will visit each allocated area in vigil for an approximately 45 - 60 minutes, then we shall break for refreshments, which are provided where possible throughout the night.

The Team Co-ordinators will encourage you to call out and give you the opportunity to use various items of paranormal equipment. We at Haunted Discoveries UK like to employ both traditional and scientific methods of paranormal investigation. As a guest we will invite you to take part in active experiments including group and lone vigils, table tipping, and pendulums. You will also get the chance to investigate using some of our equipment, which include: spirit boxes, temperature guns, rem pods, dowsing rods, Alice software, spirit boards and mel meters ect (where available) aiming to 100% involve you in the Investigation and to help make the night your own.

Many of our past guests have captured some great photographs and video footage, so you are welcome to bring your own equipment at your own risk.

Please Note: We have built a good reputation for the way we conduct our investigations, therefore it must be clearly understood that paranormal activity is spontaneous and therefore cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that any investigation may have little or no activity on any given night and refunds cannot be given if no activity takes place. We do NOT fake anything, nor use sound effects, special effects or anything else of such nature. We do not throw stones, bang on walls, shuffle our feet or make any deliberate noise and claim it is paranormal. Any faked activity will not be tolerated by anyone, so we ask you not to spoil the night for others in your group.

We would also like to stress that all our investigations are carried out with full respect to the property owners, the property and most importantly the spirits. Anyone who does not adhere to these regulations will be asked to leave.

Following the investigation you will meet again as a large group to de-brief and discuss your night. Any suggestions on how we could improve are greatly appreciated and welcome.

Disabled Access: Unfortunately, most of the locations we investigate are unsuitable for those with mobility difficulties due to the possibility of uneven floors, etc. However, please contact us if you wish to discuss this further.

We hope you enjoy your evening with Haunted Discoveries UK.

If You Do, Tell Your Friends

If You Don’t Tell Us

In order to get the very best from your evening with us you are strongly advised to follow these few simple tips:


- Make sure you sign the registration book when you arrive/leave for health & safety reasons.

- Keep an open mind and be respectful of the spirits and the property.

- Visit the toilet prior to the start of any new section of the investigation.

- Know your exit in the event of a problem or emergency.

- Feel free to point out anything you see or feel during the event.

- Remember to ask your questions in the debriefing at the end of the night as it will be your last chance.

- Inform a Team Coordinator if you feel unwell.

- Wear sensible Clothing & Footwear.

- Bring a torch! Most of our investigations are conducted in the dark.


- Cause disruption to the investigation through noise or unnecessary chit-chat.

- Wander off or lag behind, stay with your group.

- Smoke! Smoking is not permitted inside the venue.

- Use strong perfume or aftershave.

- Use mobile phones what so ever. Turn them off!

- Take flash photos without checking first, or give a warning to others.

- Don't move suddenly; making a noise or shining torches during possible phenomena can stop any activity. At the end of the day this is what you came for, if you chase it away it could be your last chance.

Please Note - If you’re not sure ask! And we will do our best to help in any way we can. Please remember we can't assist you if you don’t raise your concerns about any aspect of the event you feel unhappy with.

If you get spooked or feel unwell please do not panic and run as it will be dark and you may become disorientated and hurt yourself. Please tell a Team Coordinator and they will escort you to a safer place.

Please remember to tell a Team Coordinator if you are leaving before the end of the night so they can sign you out of the registration book.

Always remember the exits. If the fire alarm sounds or there is an emergency a member of either Haunted Discoveries UK or an appointed Venue Trustee will escort you to safety.