About Haunted Devon
Haunted Devon was first established as a non-profit investigative group in 2005 by Byron Jackson as a member’s only club to investigate alleged activity in search of true evidence of the paranormal. Run by various committees of volunteers of the years Haunted Devon has maintained its integrity and professionalism. The current committee continue to provide varied venues and work hard in promoting the group
Meet the Haunted Devon Team
Abbie Dent is our Chair and the glue that binds us altogether. Ensuring all runs smoothly, working closely with the committee members. Abbie also analyses all the evidence from investigations with Sallyann. She has had numerous experiences and encounters with the paranormal since early childhood and continues searching for evidence and the truth. She has a vast knowledge on many subjects as well as the scientific and spiritual side of investigations. Host of Lifting the Veil radio show with co-host, friend and member Martyn Hicks. A controversial show covering varied aspects of the weird and paranormal that broadcasts on Soundart Radio on Thursdays at 7pm. Abbie's hobby is photography, useful when analysing and debunking paranormal photographs. She has produced some great photographs and stunning landscapes. Abbie a long-standing member and chair who has also served in numerous committee rolls and is also a sensitive picking up on spirits and residual energies.
Kelly and Ben Welsh are a husband wife team. Both are long term members of the club and have experience of other positions within the committee and have many years’ experience of investigating.
Kelly Welsh is our Finance Manager and a valuable source information and expertise.
Ben is our Webmaster and is responsible for everything to do with our new website which is a work in progress.
Sallyann Clench is our Secretary and her responsibilities include posting
articles and creating events on our Facebook pages as well as promoting the club and producing the investigation reports for the club and venues, validating evidence and researching history and finding and cleaning Electronic Voice Phenomena discovered on audio recordings, as well as checking footage for anomalies. She also a Sensitive
Mark Woodhall is our Venue Consultant and has been a long standing, much valued member of Haunted Devon. Mark has organised some great venues for the club and continues to surprise us with his efforts and commitment to the group.
Byron Jackson is the Founder of Haunted Devon back in 2005 and is a Committee Consultant on a variety of matters and our website
designer, always there to offer help and guidance when needed. Byron is a Videographer with his own company and has always produced creative videos for the club of superb quality and continues to astound with his talent and originality.
Graham Chapman is our Committee Consultant and longstanding former chair. On hand to aid the club and the committee in any way. A man of science and member of ASSAP, like the rest of the committee always looks for a rational explanation for activity. His occupation gives him a unique insight and experience that comes in very handy when investigating.
Investigations and Evidence
Investigating an expansive array of locations from small privately-owned establishments to large stately historic buildings with the aid of spiritual methods and a selection of scientific equipment to validate any environmental variations. By keeping groups to a reasonable size which limits noise pollution allowing for better investigations and more able to hear activity such as footsteps, physical movement or audible disembodied voices. Every member that attends a night is a valued part of the investigation and help to validate or debunk experiences that may occur. We record every investigation on video recorded with handheld camcorders, CCTV and audio recorders which is sifted through for evidence and historical ties to validate evidence captured that is incorporated into reports that are supplied to the venue and shared with our members on our website as interactive reports
Over the years we have experienced many things of which the most common have proved to be doors closing, the sound of footsteps when all the team have been accountable for. Disembodied voices have been clearly heard as well as many voices of children and older age groups and accents have also been captured as electronic voice phenomena recorded on audio recorders not only in response to investigators but also when left in locked of areas. Members have been affected, suddenly feeling increasingly sick, angry and emotional.
By using both spiritual and scientific means we try to use one to corroborate the other and often refer to researched history after investigations to confirm evidence, with surprising results.
Ghostly figures have also been recorded on digital cameras along with our thermal imaging camera as
shown in this picture.
The pale blue image of a ghostly figure viewed as pale blue due to icy cold temperature whereas a living person would be viewed in yellows, red and orange as just captured on the left on the left.
This figure had been sensed standing and watching the team, however it was not witnessed with the naked eye
and only showed up on the thermal camera.
Shadow figures are often encountered on one occasion one was captured in a photograph that was taken.
Below a dark wearing a helmet can clearly be seen in a photo taken without flash, next to it is the same picture
taken with flash.
Notice how the head angle is more tilted in the second photo.
Many images can be debunked as falling temperatures creating mists of cold air, bugs and dust creating orbs, hair strands close the camera lenses creating anomalies.
More than just an investigative group Haunted Devon are an ever-expanding group of friends from all walks of life with just as varied beliefs and ideas from total believers in life after death, total sceptics and those amongst us with a more scientific approach considering the theory of entanglement and looking to quantum physics for answers but all sharing their passion to gather evidence. Social nights such as BBQ nights in the heart of Dartmoor, investigations with buffets and of course the Christmas buffet investigation all much enjoyed.
Here is a picture of the Haunted Devon team on the first paranormal investigating of Bitton House, Teignmouth.
If you would like to know more about the group or are interested in joining, then please visit our www.Haunted-Devon.co.uk
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