How Haunted? Podcast Coming Soon!!
I'm excited to reveal that in late 2022 I will be launching my very own podcast!
Find out more over at the podcast's dedicated website here.
Illustrated Tales of Northumberland
A brand new book focussing on some of the myths and legends that surround one of the country's most beautiful, and most scary, counties.
My first ever book was about Northumberland, so I've come full circle for this one.
Due for publication in February 2023, find out more on my books page. (23/04/2022)
Gateshead in 50 Buildings
Find out all about Secret Gateshead
Gateshead Then & Now Out Now!!
Wallsend Then & Now OUT NOW!!
Wallsend Then & Now, is out now! Check out more details about the book on my books page, and to buy a copy at Amazon just click here.
Ghosts of Edinburgh OUT NOW!!!
After over a year of organising, ghost hunting, and countless hours of writing; Ghosts of Edinburgh is now on sale and with the night's drawing in, and the weather turning colder, Halloween is almost here. What better way to spend the spookiest night of the year than reading about some seriously terrifying encounters, in some of the scariest places, in one of the world's most haunted cities?
Our epic adventure comes in at over 60,000 words, with 60 photos, and chapters with titles as intriguing as The Science of the Lambs, Saturday Night's Alright for Frightening, and Don't Lick the Wallpaper, Ghosts of Edinburgh will guarantee laughs and scares galore.
You can find out more about our Edinburgh adventure by clicking on Ghosts of Edinburgh Progress on the left menu bar, or you can head on over to Amazon and order a copy right now here. (19/09/13)
The Night I Didn't Appear on BBC Radio 5 Live...
It was the evening of the 7th August 2013 and I was feeling incredibly nervous as I drove towards Durham, and in particular to Lumley Castle for my first ever appearance on national radio. I'd been invited to appear as a guest on Freddie Flintoff's Ashes Roadshow which would be going out live on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Newcastle simultaneously. However, it turned out that I had nothing to be nervous about after all. Read more on the Media, Events, and Other Books page here. (08/08/13)
Meet the Ghost Hunter...
I'm Rob Kirkup and welcome to my website, Ghosts of the North East, one of the longest running paranormal groups in the north east.
Follow my regular foray into the world of the paranormal, as well as my magazine articles, books, and podcast on the subject.
I designed the first incarnation of this site in 2002 after my first ever paranormal investigation in the dead of night on the 31st October that year, when I led three friends into the creepy wilderness of Talkin Tarn as part of the Halloween show on Metro Radio's Alan Robson's Night Owls. However, twenty years, dozens of radio and newspaper interviews, and over 1,000,000 visitors to the site later I could have never have even began to imagine where my passion for the unexplainable would take me.
In 2003 a large American paranormal society contacted me asking if I'd be the Chief Executive for their North of England branch. I turned this kind offer down and also declined a string of invitations to join local teams, choosing to stay true to my roots; my first ever investigation was with a few close friends, and although the personnel has changed over the years the current team is made up of my younger brother Tom, and two good friends; John 'the Monster' Crozier and Rich Stokoe.
I signed a contract with the History Press in the summer of 2007 to write my first book, and in 2008 I was overjoyed to see Ghostly Northumberland go on sale. I have since had a number of other books published, which has seen my published works reach double figures, you can find out more on my books page.
In late 2022 I started the How Haunted? Podcast, a weekly show where I scratch beneath the surface of some of the most haunted places on planet earth. Find out more here.
So turn off the lights, get comfortable and read some horrific stories about some of our regions most active locations and the ghosts said to haunt them. Find out what we will encounter as I visit these places in the dead of night, sometimes alone. Often hilarious, always terrifying. Let me take you on a journey to some of the most haunted places in our region.
All images and content © Rob Kirkup 2002 - 2022