On an investigation its not always serious investigating. We sit in dark cold locations for hours on end monitoring equipment doing experiments and just plain old calling out so we do need some light hearted fun to balance the mix.
A favourite game, in our down time, is trying to scare each other. I know what your thinking isn't it frightening enough just ghost hunting? Well it can be but just to get the heart racing we do have a few laughs.
Here is one example where myself and Paul Hobday set up Wayne Spurrier from Haunted Happenings on a halloween event.
The set up for this was as follows. At the end of the evening, in Woodchester Mansion, we are required to do a walk round of the building with the company host to check the building to make sure that nothing has been left behind.
This night I had Paul with me so we formed the plan that Paul would walk Wayne around starting at the top of the building which gave me ample time to go and hide in a coffin in the cellars.
I must admit that the 15 minutes stood in a coffin in one of the most active parts of the building alone was quite a creepy experience in itself. However I finally heard the footsteps coming down the stairs and prepared myself for action. The result you can see for yourself above.
So there you go Its not always serious on a ghost hunt!