Haunted Happenings Ghost Hunts

Welcome to Haunted Happenings

Haunted Happenings is the UK’s largest and most popular ghost hunting company. We offer terrifying overnight ghost hunts at some of the most haunted locations in the UK.

Over 92,776 guests have joined us on a thrilling and eventful night of ghost hunting with our friendly and professional ghost hunting team. The success of our ghost hunts speak for themselves. With over 100 ghost hunting locations to choose from and new haunted buildings added all the time you really are spoilt for choice. Carry out real experiments and take part in terrifying vigils.

Ghost Hunting with Katrina Paling, David Hasselhoff and Hazel Ford
Haunted Happenings - Your Ghost Hunt Starts Here

Friday 1st August - £39.00

Nottingham 3 Ghost Hunt

Haunted Happenings are returning to unlock 3 of the most active locations in haunted Nottingham. An extreme ghost hunting experience like no other. We will be investigating 3 of the.... Read More

Nottingham NG1 1HN

Friday 8th August - £65.00

Ragged School Ghost Hunt

The Ragged School Museum in London is a hot-spot for paranormal activity and some of the reported phenomena on ghost hunts here has left people absolutely terrified. Our own team have.... Read More

London E3 4RR

Saturday 23rd August - £75.00

London Tombs Ghost Hunt

Moving through endless corridors and hidden rooms, The London Tombs has many terrifying secrets. Not least the skulls of decapitated heads embedded into the walls. This location really.... Read More

London SE1 2PF


Haunted Happenings and Spooky Nights are always looking for the best haunted locations and we have really come up trumps with these two. The Haunted Towers Asylum is an event that will never fail to impress, it ticks every box for a successful if not terrifying overnight ghost hunt.

THE BLOCK in Burton on Trent is a sinister building that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck as you walk around in the day time. Imagine how intense it is going to be when you spend the night here, particularly in the haunted attic area.

Halloween 2014

We know how much all you ghost-hunters love Hallowwen and this year Haunted Happenings have excelled themselves bringing you over 20 fantastic ghost hunting locations such as Woodchester Mansion, The Towers Asylum, Falstaffs, Guys Cliffe House, Newsham Park Abandoned Hospital, Ordsall Hall, Oxford Castle, Ragged School, Skirrid Inn and Armley Mills. For a full listing of our Halloween Events please click here


This year we are giving away 2 FREE places throughout the Halloween Week on each of our 21 spooky overnight ghost hunts. This includes 31st October 2014. More Information

Haunted Happenings Ghost Hunt with ITV Borders

The ITV crew and Haunted Happenings ghost hunting company joined forces to explore the hauntings of Jedburgh Jail. On 10th May 2014 Haunted Happenings carried out a very special ghost hunt at one of the most haunted prisons in the UK. Sitting on the border of Scotland and England, this Jail sat on the site of a castle that had definitely seen its fair share of brutality and dehumanising behaviour. The jail itself was almost a place of sanctuary during its period of use due to the inhospitable living conditions outside. This was also picked up on our overnight ghost hunt. The ITV crew and guests were transfixed as we constantly picked up on the spirits of females and elderly prisoners. This was a great night of ghost hunting and certainly a night for us all to remember.

Haunted Happenings & Emmerdale

On 15th June 2013, the Haunted Happenings team and guests were joined by some famous faces from the popular ITV Soap Emmerdale to take part in an overnight charity ghost hunt at the very haunted Armley Mills in Leeds. This event was in support of local charity, Ruddi's Retreat, who provide holidays for those families with children affected by Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. The event was a huge success with cast members experiencing some truly terrifying moments. Together we are proud to announce that we raised over £4,000 for this amazing charity.

Cast members who joined the ghost hunt include Gaynor Faye, Kelli Hollis and Nicola Wheeler and our friends at Real Or Otherside captured all the action of the night on film. They also managed to film some amazing paranormal activity and raw interviews with the cast and guests. We have a small taster of this haunting footage here. We also have a limited number of copies of the full video available to purchase from The Paranormal Shop priced at £9.99 each. Profits from the sale of the DVD will go to Ruddi's Retreat and you can pre order your dvd here. Look out for our next event at the Emmerdale Village.

Ghosts of Centuries Past – Jamaica Inn

Writer and journalist, Girija Duggal recently joined Haunted Happenings for an overnight ghost hunt at the Jamaica Inn..


Through these portals passed smugglers, wreckers, villains and murderers. But rest easy...t'was many years ago.” The words, emblazoned above the entrance to the Smugglers Bar at Jamaica Inn, are meant to assuage modern-day visitors. But for those who know the dark slate-and-stone building's paranormal secrets, the words do little to mitigate the aura of foreboding that surrounds it,especially on a dark night like tonight.

The 18th-century Inn holds the infamous reputation of being one of Britain's most haunted spots its notorious past as a halfway house for smugglers providing ample fodder for many a strange tale. - read her account of the eerie evening right here....

Transylvania Tour 2014

This has to go down as one of the most amazing experiences ever and the Haunted Happenings ghost hunting team and guests will all agree that this four day tour to Transylvania and Dracula;s Castle was brilliant in every sense of the word. 


Due to the immense success of our first venture into Europe we truly believe that we have all the skills and expertise necessary to ensure that we can make future events just as successful.  We are therefore going to repeat the Transylvanian Tour and put together packages in other very haunted locations across Europe – there are so many to choose from. 


Read more about Transylvaian Tour 2014

HH Paranormal Magazine

The ghost hunting world is fascinating with many ghostly stories, spooky images and terrifying experiences being witnessed by many. Haunted Happenings will be keeping you up to date with haunting news, video clips and so much more. If you have an experience that you would like to share then get in touch.

Gift Vouchers

Why not treat that special person in your life to one of the most unique gift ideas imaginable with a Haunted Happenings experience voucher? Gift vouchers can be purchased in values from £25 to £250 and can be redeemed against any of our overnight ghost hunt events. More Information

Haunted Happenings – A favourite with Celebrities, TV & International Film Companies

  • Conjurying DVD
  • Louise Thompson - Conjurying DVD
  • Cast of Emmerdale Charity Ghost Hunt
  • Woman In Black - Fortune Theatre
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Daily Mirror
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Living TV
  • The Hole
  • Fate & Fortune
  • The Strangers
  • Fright Night
  • Absolute Radio
  • BBC Radio Derby
  • TNT Magazine
  • BBC Radio Nottingham
  • BBC Radio Stoke
  • City Talk
  • Finacial Times
  • Ideal Homes
  • Love It
  • Marie Claire
  • Marmarati
  • BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Showcase Cinemas
  • Strongbow
  • Take a Break
  • Talk Talk
  • The Guardian
  • Celebrity Wedding Planner

Media Work by Haunted Happenings

Ghost hunting with David Hasselhoff, Scott Mills, TalkTalk, Ideal Home Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Paramount Pictures, Living TV, ITV Borders, Absolute Radio and many more.... Haunted Happenings are highly regarded by the horror industry, this includes International Film Companies including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, International Brands and some amazing new DVD releases including Paranormal Activity I and II, the new DVD, Conjuring along with many other horror releases. To find out what other guests have experienced on our events please Read More


Thanks to Matt, Laura and Ron for an amazing night at the Ragged School Museum. Really well run and all the vigils were really interesting - we hope to hunt with you again soon.

Ellis Keyte - Ragged School Ghost Hunt

The Thackery Medical Museum was the scariest place yet!! I'm not easily frightened, but when rocks start flying and you hear loud hissing sounds, it's enough to make you start running! Epic night!!

Megan Lockhurst - Halloween Ghost Hunt at the Thackray Old Asylum

My daughter and I really enjoyed last night's overnight event at the London Tombs. All the staff were brilliant and the venue was fantastic! We will be back.

Linda Oussalah - London Tombs Ghost Hunts

Awesome night. Got touched by unseen hands on my head, smelt burning oil in the base room and the ouija board was great, plus the door on the grandfather clock opening on request. Can't wait for the next one!!

Mark Coulton - Bull in the Thorn Ghost Hunt

Read more of our testimonials

Martyn Boyes

Martyn BoyesMartyn is a father of two and lives in Nottingham. He is a co-founder of Haunted Happenings and built the very first website with Hazel Ford. So much has happened since that day in 2007 and from a little acorn grew a successful and thriving business which he is extremely proud of. Martyn has grown with the Company and is a major contributor to the managing of the events and selection of the team members. His forte lies with the website itself and due to his outstanding work this website is continuously being imitated by other companies. However, everything is bespoke and all done by Martyn’s own fair hand.


The continued success of Haunted Happenings lies with the dedication, commitment and desire for excellence and Martyn has certainly proved this with the work that he has done. He is a valued member of the Haunted Happenings Team in every way. His work is invaluable and it is fair to say that the business could not function without him.


Hazel Ford

Hazel Ford Hazel is a Mother of 3 and lives in Nottingham. She is also the Founder of Haunted Happenings. The business idea came from a love of ghost hunting. She loved the experience so much that she couldn’t wait until she could attend another ghost hunt as a guest with other companies. It wasn’t long before she realised that she had the skills to build a Company who could be the leader in this field and has done this with bells on.


Hazel has always ensured that Haunted Happenings has ethical, honest and likeable people working on the ghost hunts themselves and is very, very proud of her team. Her love of ghost hunting and her continued success with Haunted Happenings has led to so many other opportunities which Hazel will always cherish. Working with the Hoff and other celebrities has lasting memories but nothing equates to watching and working with such a fabulous Company as Haunted Happenings is and consistently having amazing guests, team and locations to work with. Hazel knows that Haunted Happenings has not reached its pinnacle yet and will not settle until the business is working internationally as well as around the whole of the UK. Many, many personal sacrifices have been made over the years to ensure that the company has the ability to grow and succeed but she knows that she would do it all again tomorrow if that is what it takes.


Katrina Paling

Katrina PalingKatrina is a Mother of 3 daughters and lives in Nottingham. She is a co-founder of Haunted Happenings and what started out as a part time job at the kitchen table with Hazel Ford, grew into an amazingly unique business. Katrina is not the best ghost hunter (she gets scared), but she is certainly brilliant at organisation, administration and talking to guests about this unique and terrifying experience. Katrina works tirelessly to make Haunted Happenings the best Company of this type and brings a high standard of ethics and quality to all that she does. Katrina is not as active with Haunted Happenings due to personal commitments but she knows her admin site inside out and backwards and can spot a potential problem a mile away.


Katrina is involved in the planning of events and knows instinctively what will make a successful ghost hunting experience for each customer that she talks to. She is an asset to this wonderful company and always will be.


Wayne Spurrier

Wayne Spurrier Wayne’s ghost hunting journey began with Haunted Happenings in 2009, but he has been fascinated with all things paranormal since an experience at a very young age. With an open mind, a healthy scepticism and an appreciation for the many historic locations we get to explore, Wayne approaches every ghost hunt with enthusiasm and loves sharing these encounters with our ghost hunting guests. With more than 400 ghost hunts under his belt Wayne has had several experiences which have affirmed his personal belief in the Paranormal, but is always looking for more and will be found in the darkest, most frightening parts of any location asking “is there anybody there”?


Paul Dutton

Paul Dutton Paul’s interest in the Paranormal began at a very young age, age 7 to be precise when he had two very strange occurrences around the passing of his Grand Father. From that point onwards his interest with the unexplained grew but it wasn’t until the early 1990’s when he got involved in his very first ghost hunt, from that night on his interest in the paranormal intensified finding himself in spooky places whenever the opportunities arose.


In 2010 Paul and a couple of friends attended an event with Haunted Happenings and what a fantastic experience, Paul says that they were given the freedom to carry out their own investigations as well as get involved with people with all different levels of ghost hunting experience and help them to experience the paranormal. A couple of months later he was invited along to a Haunted Happenings event as a helper and the rest is history. Paul says that he does sometimes think that he was in the wrong job as to be honest he has always had a fear of the dark. You will never find him wandering around Haunted Happenings locations alone!


Emma Spurrier

Emma Spurrier Emma is an integral part of the Haunted Happenings office team and although she doesn’t get to as many ghost hunts as she would like due to the demands of motherhood, she loves discovering and researching new places for our ghost hunting guests to enjoy. With one or two personal experiences that couldn’t be explained, Emma believes there is definitely something out there, but is still waiting for that ‘ultimate proof’ and is looking forward to attending many more ghost hunts in the future. You will generally find Emma closest to the exit on a ghost hunt, with her finger hovering over the 'on' switch of her torch!