First published on Thursday 30 October 2003:
This is how the artice appeared. Obviously, Dylan Jones is no longer a part of SWPR, but is retained
because I approached the newspaper to do the article.
Spirit of ghost hunters
THIS Halloween, a group of real-life `ghost hunters' are looking to Gwent for new members to help them in
their search for things that go bump in the night.
The South Wales Paranormal Research group also want to hear from people who have had supernatural experiences
with ghosts, ghouls or poltergeists.
Lead investigator Dylan Jones said: "Most people, whether a believer in such things or not, love a good ghost
"Gwent is rich in such stories and accounts reaching back throughout history.
"We want to actively promote such a tradition as it provides a unique angle for the tourist."
The group of professionals plan to investigate reports of alleged paranormal phenomena including apparitions,
hauntings and poltergeists throughout South Wales.
Their quest is to explain the unexplainable but they say they are not ghost-busters.
Dylan Jones said: "Using the most up-to-date technology we will try to provide explanations for the occurrences.
"And we also hope to catalogue, preserve and promote Welsh paranormal heritage and to provide provision for
education about parapsychology and paranormal research."
The group are currently investigating Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Nelson, reputed to be the most haunted house
They have already begun the writing and research for a book about the manor but they are still looking for
anyone with experiences from the house to come forward and share their story.
For more information contact www.swpr.co.uk or phone 07929 180609.