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Durham Ghost Walks  

Durham Paranormal Research Group is a not-for-profit group dedicated to finding out the truth about unusual goings-on in Durham City.

The group was formed in 2002 to investigate some very unpleasant poltergeist reports in the outskirts of the City. A report on the findings was published by The Ghost Club of England the oldest paranormal research organisation in the world started by Charles Dickens after his publication of “A Christmas Carol.” 

Over time membership has changed and the only remaining member of the original team is former research chemist and teacher Dave Shotten. Click here for a Northern Echo article on him written by local historian David Simpson. David’s books are the easiest and most enjoyable way to find out about the history of Durham and the surrounding villages: a good timeline is here. 

Over time the interests of the group have broadened to include UFO’s and aliens, local history and “conspiracy theories.” If you think that you might be interested in joining this very informal group then please contact us.

Client TestimonialS

We did this tour last night, and what an experience. The guide was a lovely knowledgeable gentleman. It was quite fascinating learning about the history of Durham and its resident ghosts. we would definitely do it all again.
Rachel Scales
Told great stories about the history of Durham. Such a kind man, was so apologetic about the cold and even offered to not charge as it was that cold. The ghost stories were creepy yet interesting and it was an overall fun experience
Rachel Elizabeth King
Fantastic tour with Dave. Very knowledgeable, great experience, and fantastic value for money! Would highly recommend for an evening in Durham! 10/10
Jack Mckelvey
Great tour. Dave is a fountain of knowledge, not only about ghosts but the history of Durham too. He was a joy to listen to.
Heather Stanley
Brilliant night, really enjoyed it. I would go again. I got a lot through from spirit both visually and audible. My daughter enjoyed it too. I was pleased to share with everyone.
Helen Sutton