Steve Parsons

A Veteran Investigator and Researcher of Ghosts, Hauntings and  
Similar Phenomena. 

Using Equipment.

Guidance Notes for Investigators of Apparitions, Hauntings, Poltergeists and Similar Phenomena 

Published August 2021 by 

The Society for Psychical Research, London.

Available via the SPR & Amazon, soft back and Kindle formats

Commissioned by the Society for Psychical Research this is a definitive set of guidance notes for anyone who uses or wishes to learn about the use of equipment to support the investigation of apparitions, ghosts, poltergeists and related experiences.

It answers many questions relating to equipment, choosing it, using it and working with the data that is collected.

Guidance Notes for Investigators of Spontaneous Cases
Steven Parsons

Published September 2018 by 
The Society for Psychical R
esearch, London.
Available via the SPR & Amazon, soft back format.

Commisioned by the Society for Psychical Research this new edition of their guidance notes for investigators of spontaneous cases is considered to be an important resource for all those who conduct research and investigate cases of apparitions, ghosts, poltergeists and related phenomenon.



The beginning of every investigation is almost invariably some claim that an individual or perhaps several people have had an experience that they or someone else considers to be paranormal or anomalous. The purpose of the investigation is to discover as much information as possible about the experience and to determine wherever possible the cause of that experience.

The role of the investigator is to conduct the investigation using sound methods and good practices and to report the result of their investigation to all of the interested parties. In the majority of spontaneous cases the investigator will be contacted only after an event or experience has taken place. In other instances, the investigator may become involved whilst the events and experiences are continuing. Although many of the spontaneous cases that are reported ultimately turn out to have an obvious or ordinary explanation, sometimes the investigator may encounter cases in which an explanation for some, or perhaps all of the experiences is not possible. The point of spontaneous case investigation is to bring some measure of control and measurement to these cases by using established scientific techniques and methods from any relevant scientific discipline."


The Art of the Ghost Hunter (Revised Edition)

Steven Parsons

Published in June 2021 by White Crow Books. Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats

Ghostology is simply the study of Ghosts. It is not just about

ghost hunting, neither is it is about parapsychology.

The study of ghosts - Ghostology, is not trying to capture apparitions on camera, although that is sometimes a part of it. It is not trying to record the sounds and the voices of the deceased or of spirits, although that too is a part of it. Ghostology is the holistic study of a fascinating aspect of our humanity, a shared human experience that dates back to the earliest civilisations and is common to all of them. 

Ghostology is not a “How to guide” for those seeking to investigate ghosts but it provides an up to date consideration and a discussion of the many methods and techniques that will prove helpful to anyone interested in the subject, for those who actively seek ghosts or who are merely interested in discovering more about this fascinating subject.


Sound and the Paranormal

Steven Parsons & Cal Cooper

Published June 2015 by White Crow Books.

Available on Amazon in Hardback, Paperback and Kindle formats. 

From the chain-rattling ghost of Pliny’s first century Athens to things that go bump in the night and 21st century electronic voice phenomena sound has always fascinated paranormal researchers. 

This unique book examines that fascination and presents a selection of the leading research in paranormal acoustics together with an in-depth review of the equipment and techniques that are used by researchers and investigators. 

It explores the physics and the psychology of sound and its association with the paranormal. Contributed chapters by leading experts in Infrasound, electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), séance tapping and other ghostly sounds encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the subject.

Over the years Steve has contributed to journals, books, magazines and newspapers. Below are some examples although it is a far from complete list.

Ghost Hunting A Practical Guide (The New Edition): Andrew Green. Edited by Alan Murdie.

Ghost Hunters , A Guide to Investigating the Paranormal: Yvette Fielding & Ciarán O'Keeffe

Anomalous Experiences, Essays from Parapsychological and Psychological Perspectives: Matthew Smith

What Is A Ghost: Richard Felix

The Great Paranormal Clash: Dr Ciarán O'Keeffe & Billy Roberts

Ghost Hunting, A Survivors Guide: John Fraser

800 Years of Haunted Liverpool: John Reppion

Ghosts, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Malcolm Day

Haunted Hearts: Jessica Raymond

The Haunted Tour of Britain, Merseyside: Richard Felix

Haunted Wexford: Michael Benson


The Ghost Club Journal, Spring 2011

The Ghost Club Journal, Issue 3, 2012

The Ghost Club Journal, Issue 1, 2013

The Ghost Club Journal, Issue 2, 2013

Anomaly, Journal of the Research into the Paranormal (ASSAP) Vol. 44, November 2010

Anomaly, Journal of the Research into the Paranormal (ASSAP) Vol. 45, November 2011

Anomaly, Journal of the Research into the Paranormal (ASSAP) Vol. 46, December 2012

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Vol. 72.1 Number 890, January 2008

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Vol. 76.1 Number 906, January 2012

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. Vol. 76.3 Number 908, July 2012

Paranthropology, Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal. Vol.5 No.1 Jan. 2014

Magazines (Online)

Magazines (In Print)

Seriously Strange. The Magazine of ASSAP. Issue 156. Winter 2020 / Spring 2021.

Paranormal Review The Magazine of the SPR, Issue 86, Spring, 2018.

Paranormal Review The Magazine of the SPR, Issue 64, October, 2012.

Fortean Times, FT301. May, 2013.

New Scientist, 24/31 December, 2011.

Silent Voices Issue 1, 2012.

Silent Voices Issue 2, 2012.

Fortean Times, FT307, November, 2013.

Fortean Times, FT272, March, 2011.

Swansea Life, October, 2011.

Paranormal Magazine, Issue 36, June, 2009.

Paranormal Magazine, Issue 28, October, 2008.

Paranormal Magazine, Issue 6, April, 2006.

Paranormal Magazine, Issue 32, Feb, 2009.

Ghost Voices, Issue 1, Feb/Mar, 2009.

Ghost Voices, Issue 10, Aug/Sept, 2010.

Your Pembrokeshire, Issues 2-7, 2011.

The Psychologist, Vo.24, No.11, November, 2011.