In 2012 and again in 2014, The Wall Street Journal Called Steve Parsons “The Gold Standard of Ghost Hunting.”
Steve is a unique investigator of ghosts, hauntings and related phenomena whose background, peer recognition, experience, and knowledge separate him from a domain full of pseudo-scientific amateur ghost hunters. He has hunted for ghosts since childhood and has been a full time investigator for more than 30 years. Peers and leading academic parapsychologists acknowledge him to be one of the best paranormal investigators in the UK.
He has been involved in many areas of psychical research and has developed and pioneered new methods of investigating ghosts and haunting phenomena. He remains at the forefront of true scientific ghost hunting. His work on infrasound and the paranormal led him to design and build specialist equipment to precisely measure & record location based Infrasound. Using newly applied digital photographic techniques, he was the first to finally demonstrate and prove that the much debated orb phenomenon has a mundane explanation.
Steve has contributed to, and participated in, numerous documentaries for broadcasters Worldwide including productions for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Japanese TV and for both the BBC and other UK broadcasters. In addition, he has worked as the paranormal investigator on hit TV shows Most Haunted and I’m Famous & Frightened, cleverly balancing the entertainment needs of the shows with his technical & rigorous approach to investigations.
He has written five books and is a regular contributor to the news media, books & magazines, his prolific work has featured and has been cited in numerous books, peer reviewed journals, as well as popular magazines and newspapers. Since 2012, he has co-hosted the popular Ghost Chronicles International radio show and hosts his own paranormal themed show on independent radio.
His forthright and no nonsense approach is well known throughout paranormal investigation circles and he has a hard won reputation for producing results. Steve continues to present his research at academic conferences and public ‘paracon’ events in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Steve is the co-founder of Para.Science, which in 2021 celebrated 28 years of active spontaneous case investigation. Some of these investigations involved tens of thousands of man hours and several years to complete. A commitment to quality that will continue into the future.
In addition to his work with Para.Science, he is often asked to act as an independent advisor on many other investigations offering training, support and analysis of subsequent evidence. He is currently a Council member for The Society for Psychical Research – SPR (founded 1882) an Advisor to The Ghost Club (founded 1862).