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 "All argument is against it; but all belief is for it"

Samuel Johnson on Ghosts.

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 "Courage is never to let your actions influence your fears"

Arthur Koestler.

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For our latest research, click Investigation Reports.

For the latest reviews of recently released Dorset publications, click Book Reviews.

Welcome to the The Dorset Paranormal Research Team online.


Based in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, we are a non-profit making team focused on the study of spontaneous anomalous phenomena and ghost research.



Peter Underwood | A Tribute (1923 - 2014)

On the 26th of November 2014, Broadcaster, Writer and Paranormal Researcher, Peter Underwood passed away.


Peter was president of the Ghost Club from 1962 to 1993, honorary member and patron of many other organisations including the Society for Psychical Research, a leading authority on the famous Borley Rectory case and author of countless publications about ghosts and paranormal research.


Author and friend, Paul Adams talks about the life of Peter Underwood in this interview here.

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New Book | Haunts of Bridport & West Bay

David Goulden is writing a new book about this magical corner of Dorset.


"I'm fascinated by buildings and locations that earn the title as 'being haunted'. What is it that gives these places of interest this branding? What is it about us? Why do we experience such strange phenomena?


"These are the questions that have lead my work personally, and with 'The Dorset Paranormal Research Team' for many years"


If you live in the area and have a spooky account to share, or just want to find out more, email hauntsbook@gmail.com.  


Click here to follow @hauntsbook on Twitter, or here for the Facebook page.

Investigation, field study and rational enquiry into reports of unexplained occurrences and claims of the paranormal in Dorset, and further afield.


Theories and explanations that surround such claims, looking into reports of alleged paranormal phenomena from an open minded, logical and unbiased point of view.


Advisory work with organisations that host paranormal events involving the public, ensuring a good image of paranormal research is upheld, along with media enquiries when interesting local cases come to light.



We do not use mediums or engage in spiritual practise.


As a team we do not believe that shocks and thrills will raise our profile but our honest, professional and ethical reputation will.

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In the wake of Peter's death there have been many tributes and obituaries in National and Local press, including this one published here in the Telegraph and here in the Guardian.


Peter is featured here in this archive footage from the 1975 BBC documentary, The Ghost Hunters.  


Since his passing the family of Peter Underwood are keeping his spirit alive on Facebook here and on Twitter by following @Underwood1923 here.


The work of Peter Underwood has a special place in our library of research and reference books.

Our researchers have also joined other organisations to investigate locations outside of Dorset.


Including Bodmin Jail in Cornwall, Mary Kings Close, Edinburgh and The Ancient Ram Inn, Gloucestershire.    




Research Projects | Use Our Library...

Over the years we have amassed a substantial library of books and literature regarding local history, mysterious accounts and alleged ghost sightings in the county. Some publications are rare first editions, hard to find or since deleted titles.


We also have an archive of news clippings and articles of a similar nature. Our collection takes in a breadth of knowledge over decades of research in these fields and features many titles and classic publications regarding the paranormal in Great Britain, as well as educational books on the understanding of such experiences and parapsychology.


If you are an author, involved in local education, just want us to trace some information or conduct background research. We would be more than happy to assist in your designated project.    


For more information, email: info@thedorsetparanormalresearchteam.org.

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