Try your hand at ghost hunting this Halloween through Ilford paranormal night

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 October 2015

Tim Brown, from Pigs

Tim Brown, from Pigs


Instead of dusting off the pumpkin suit and going to another fancy dress party, why not take part in a real paranormal investigation at Valentines Mansion, this Halloween?

There have been hundreds of reports of ghostly goings-on at the mansion and witnesses have claimed to hear unaccounted footsteps and glimpses of a “watchful woman”.

For one night, members of the Paranormal Investigation Gathering Service (Pigs) will work in small teams to collect evidence of otherworldliness at the mansion using a variety of traditional and modern detection methods.

From séances and glass moving to thermal imaging and electromagnet field meters, participants will get the opportunity to try their hand at collecting data.

Pigs was formed in 2006 when three friends discovered that they all shared an interest in the paranormal.

They had all been police officers and decided to use their 30 years’ experience in the service to investigate.

Tim Brown, director of Pigs, said: “We want to collect evidence and provide the opportunity for people to make up their own minds.”

Participants will have the opportunity to meet psychic medium Michael Kiongscote.

Are you brave enough to take part?

The Recorder is giving away two tickets for the evening of ghost hunting on Saturday October 31, 8pm to 3am at Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question:

By what other name is Halloween known?

A. All Hallow’s Eve

B. Evening of the Spirits

C. Guy Fawkes’ Night

Send your answer, and your name, address, postcode and telephone number, to Paranormal Investigation, Media House, 539 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1UD, by 5pm on Friday, October 23.

Tickets, available to over 18s only, cost £44. To book tickets visit or call 020 8708 8100.

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