Ghost hunters at Palace Theatre
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Ghost hunt- search for paranormal activity at Palace Theatre.
The scorching heatwave is being blamed for causing a massive increase in paranormal activities in people's homes around the South West region.

This is according to ghost hunter expert Gary Parsons of the Plymouth Paranormal Investigators (PPI), who says they have received a "major spike" in the number of calls during the past two months.

Some people have even been afraid to enter their own homes.

Mr Parsons said: "We have received a major spike in the number of calls during June and July, with people reporting scary supernatural phenomena, and one couple almost afraid to go into their own home because of poltergeists, and residual energies making things move."

The team of ghost hunters at Plymouth Paranormal Investigators have been in the ghostly business for years and use highly specialised technical equipment to find answers to the unexplained, and free homeowners from unwelcome spirits.

Technical paranormal expert, Robert Bryant, said: "With temperatures soaring its having an unexplained increase in paranormal activities. We use a number of items to communicate with energies and especially our Huff Wonder Box. It is designed to search out unexplained orb lights, eerie voices, and deadly spirits.

"On a recent house investigation, my body was taken over by a dead priest and refused to leave until it was ordered to leave by my colleague Amanda Oriana."

The PPI attend haunted locations across the UK, and take part in professional paranormal investigations.

The team have a Dartmoor Mini Bus tour coming up on the August 18, and investigating eerie sites in the early hours of the morning, and a mediumship evening with Sarah MacNeill, on Friday, August 17, at the George Inn, Plympton.

If anyone believes they are experiencing a haunting or other paranormal phenomena you can contact their Facebook pages for help.