Phil’s world A para­nor­mal view

My all-time favourite para­nor­mal se­ries is Ghost Hun­ters, nar­rated by Wil­liam Wool­lard (this isn’t the Amer­i­can show by the same name). Phil Why­man is a fa­mous para­nor­mal ex­pert who’s ap­peared on TV’S Most Haunted and Scream Team (Liv­ing TV)

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As some­one with a keen in­ter­est in the sub­ject, I watch a lot of pro­grammes based on the para­nor­mal. I just can’t help it! So, for those of you who can’t get your fill of all things spooky, here are the shows that I rec­om­mend you look at, most of which can be found on satel­lite TV, or on the good old In­ter­net.


Ghost Hun­ters is a Bri­tish show, and dates from the late 1990s. It fea­tures ac­counts of para­nor­mal in­ci­dents from wit­nesses, and has a sci­en­tific point of view from peo­ple in the field, such as Pro­fes­sor Archie Roy and Mary Rose Bar­ring­ton. Medi­ums also fea­ture reg­u­larly in this se­ries. It cov­ers stuff from ley lines to poltergeists. There were four se­ries of

Ghost Hun­ters,

and the DVDS are now avail­able to buy if you can’t find the episodes to watch on TV or on­line. I’d rate this 10 out of 10!

Worth it An­other of my favourites is

Para­nor­mal Wit­ness. To­day, it’s on its fifth se­ries, but I don’t know if it will get a sixth, so it’s worth catch­ing. It fea­tures all kinds of true para­nor­malthemed sto­ries, and in­cludes in­ter­views with those who were in­volved in the ex­pe­ri­ences and drama­ti­sa­tions. There’s not much in the way of sci­en­tific anal­y­sis, but it’s still very in­ter­est­ing.

This is an Amer­i­can show, so fo­cuses on that coun­try, but there’s an episode or two based else­where, such as Mex­ico.

I’d give this pro­duc­tion eight out of 10.


An­other Amer­i­can show that I watch is A Haunt­ing. It’s been on air since 2005, and there are nine se­ries for you to catch up on, cov­er­ing haunt­ings, ex­or­cisms and pos­ses­sion… Some of the ac­counts are truly scary! I would award this a seven out of 10.


Now you wouldn’t think that a show from New Zealand would be in my list, but you’d be to­tally wrong! Sadly, only one se­ries was ever pro­duced of Ghost Hunt (2005). Fea­tur­ing three para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors, each of the episodes ex­plored some of the coun­try’s most ghost-laden lo­ca­tions, from the­atres and ceme­ter­ies to old man­sions and rail­way sta­tions. If you can catch an episode, then it’s def­i­nitely worth watch­ing. An­other eight out of 10. Well, there you go, my list of some great para­nor­mal shows for you to en­joy un­til next month’s Chat it’s fate comes out. Set­tle down and turn off the lights… On sec­ond thoughts, leave them on!

Archie Roy: Astron­omy pro­fes­sor Kiwi prog: Worth watch­ing A Haunt­ing: So fright­en­ing

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