Based in Dorset on the South Coast of England, the team has long been fascinated with the paranormal and the situations in which paranormal claims are often reported. We are all working professionals with backgrounds in writing, broadcasting, curatorial and the heritage sector.
Today in 2024 we are still actively engaged in field research of our own and collaborating with others as well as heritage management and advisory work with local organisations, an area that we are very passionate about. But where did it all begin?
Between 2005 and 2014 the team went under the name of Paranormally Active and Dorset's Paranormal Research Team was our strapline. In 2014 we moved to adopt our strapline as our team name as it better fitted who we are. The Dorset Paranormal Research Team!
Our ethos has always remained the same. Since 2005, we have discreetly visited countless locations to try and understand the human experience of why we feel that something is potentially paranormal.
Why are these accounts buried in the folklore of our national heritage?
Are these experiences real? or just a trick of our imagination?
Why do we appear to encounter what we culturally term as "Ghosts"?
We are continually intrigued by the psychology and mechanics of such experiences and the environments in which they appear to happen.
When visiting a location to conduct a field investigation, our outcome is not necessarily to prove that ghosts exist but to assess what might be unique about the experiences that we have been called to look into.
What is the makeup of the accounts put before us?
Although the reality is that we often find quite logical explanations when delving deeper into these accounts, our years of research have also presented some fascinating and honest testimonies from credible sources, which are unquestionably worthy of further exploration.
Whilst strange experiences continue to be reported, we will always feel compelled to try and understand them further from a logical, rational, and balanced point of view.
We are often asked whether we believe in ghosts. We believe in people's experiences but remain skeptical whether this is evidence of an afterlife.
Feel free to contact us and we will assist with your enquiry at your earliest convenience.
The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.
Anyone seeking to conduct research in the paranormal field should first make themselves aware of the practices and procedures of The Society for Psychical Research which can be read here.