Pitch Black Investigations





Join us here at Pitch Black for an evening of ghost hunting in some of England's and Scotland's most haunted buildings, We need your help to catch and seek out the undead and show people proof that the unexplained will become explained soon.

Based in the North East but travelling the UK to offer the most intense Ghost Hunting experience . Will you #daretojoinus?

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07475009753 or 07951876540

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Office 11, The Co-op Business Centre, Whitehouse Road, Sunderland SR2 8AH

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Purchasing tickets/deposit option, how it works.

We offer a deposit option on our larger venue ghost hunts to help spread the cost. Our cheaper locations must be paid for in full at the time of booking. When using the 'deposit option' you will be paying a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit as stated in our Terms & Conditions. All balances will require full payment 4 weeks before the ghost hunt takes place. You can log on to this website and choose the 'pay remaining balance' button up to 4 weeks before the date  of the chosen event. It is your responsibility to make sure final balances are paid on time. Unpaid balances after the due date means we reserve the right to resell the tickets, any deposits paid will be retained.

When purchasing tickets you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. Once tickets are paid for in full you will then receive email 'e ticket' and a copy of our 'terms and conditions'. Your name will then be added to our guest list. By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions which are available to read on this website. Please note that some locations do not allow Ouija boards or photos/videos been taken on the premises.   

The age requirement is 18 years+ or over 16 accompanied with a responsible adult unless otherwise stated on the event. No expecting ladies please.

Happy Hunting!

December 2017

Consett YMCA - Durham


Saturday 2nd December, 2017

8:50pm - 1am  

£27 Each


In 1879 on land that once stood gallows where some of Durham’s most Dangerous murderer’s, thieves and even Witches were hung the Consett Iron Company built what is now known as the Consett Y.M.C.A. For exclusive use by the iron company it was used as an infirmary, operating theatre and mortuary for those who were injured or had perished threw the hard labour and dangerous working conditions in the iron works. They were transported from the iron company threw a tunnel underground into this building.

Staff here have reported unexplained noises and ghostly muttering. Mists that came from nowhere and strange poltergeist activity that has been known to move chairs tables and even touch people. Could this be the tortured soul from the iron company trapped here forever or even a Witch...will you #daretojoinus?




January 2018

Lanchester Old School

County Durham


Saturday 20th January 2018

8.50pm - 1am    

£27 each


A former school which dates back to 1875 and is said to be haunted by a mysterious white lady. Staff in the building say the owner will not enter alone nor will he talk about his paranormal encounter in the old school house. The building is now used as a community centre but once stood opposite was the Lanchester union workhouse where many poor men, women and children would be put to work. Spirit voices have been heard, doors opening and closing on there own, coats have been tugged and footsteps heard.

Will you #daretojoinus? 


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February 2018

The Little Theatre - Gateshead


Saturday 3rd February, 2018

8:50pm - 1am

£30 Each



The Little Theatre is Gateshead's only theatre. It was built during World War II, thanks to the generosity of sisters Ruth and Sylvia Dodds. It is believed that the theatre is the only one built in Britain during the war. The building process was interrupted by hostilities after the site was acquired in 1939, being at one time requisitioned as a barrage balloon station, and at another having windows and doors damaged by a bomb falling in Saltwell Park,  just across the road. The theatre opened its doors on October 13th 1943. The theatre has had a reputation of being haunted for many years, with sightings of shadows, voices being heard in the main theatre , the feeling of uneasiness and sadness in other parts of the building. 

Will you #daretojoinus?


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February 2018

York Dungeon

Saturday 17th February, 2018

9pm - 1.30am


£45 each - deposit option available

You must be over the age of 18 to attend this ghost hunt



Join us for a night of Ghost Hunting in one of York's most popular tourists attractions, The Dungeons. Taking you back over 2000 years this building was built on the grounds of a Friary of the Order of Franciscans, or Greyfriars Monks. 

Reports of a man dressed in blue overalls still walks the corridors of the Dungeons wearing a flat cap and many believe this is a former caretaker who loved his job so much that he still stays to this day. Monks have been seen and heard. People reporting a little spirit girl called Emily, she's also been seen roaming the building and reports of a builder who fled after something pulled his ladders from beneath him.

Will you  #daretojoinus?



Payment options

*If using the deposit option remaining balances are due Saturday 20th January, 2018

March 2018

Ryton Masonic Lodge - Gateshead


Saturday 3rd March, 2018

8:50pm - 1am £27 each



This amazing building dates back hundreds of years and was once a grand Manor House to the 1st Mayor of Newcastle which sat on a huge piece of land. It has an adjoining house which is believed to have once been the the servants quarters. In 1920, twenty six Ryton Masonic Brethren met to discuss the formation of a new lodge. It was to be named Ryton Holy Cross Lodge after Ryton Holy Cross Church which had been built 700 years earlier in 1220. Those Brethren were to become the founder members. And it is still used by the Masons to this day. It's believed the current owner won't enter the building alone as ghostly sightings are reported and the feeling of uneasiness. Disembodied voices and footstepshave been heard around the building. A story of a murder on the stair well which was covered up as a accident leads us to believe this is a unsettled spirit trying to communicate with the living. And a further death of a mason by accidentin the corridor, is this the spirit seen wandering upstairs ? #daretojoinus


March 2018

HMP Lancaster Castle


Saturday 17th March , 2018

7pm - 12am

£50 Each 


One thousand years of history, justice, felony and incarceration including the famous Pendle Witches who were left to perish in their cell right here in the Castle before facing the gallows. This is one Castle that screams in dark history. With tour guides reporting shadow figures, cell doors slamming shut and visitors feeling so ill they had to leave. Is this the work of those 10 witches or some other soul looking for justice? Will you #daretojoinus to find out?

Please note no Ouija boards will be used at this location. You must be aged 18 years or above to attend this event.

Please note no ouija boards will be used on the night.


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Payment Options

*If using the deposit option remaining balances are due Saturday 17th February, 2018

March & April 2018

30 East Drive - Pontefract

Friday 23rd March, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Sunday 22nd April, 2018 - SOLD OUT

8:50pm - 8am

£65 each 

Ghost Hunt and Sleepover - guests to bring their own sleeping equipment 

Tea and toast breakfast will be offered in the morning


Jean, Joe, Phillip (15) and Diane (12) Pritchard moved into Number 30 East Drive, Pontefract in August 1966. Almost immediately the family witnessed phenomenon, a fine layer of chalk like dust falling not from the ceiling, but from a level below head height and water mysteriously appearing on the floor. 

This was the beginning of several years of incredible, inexplicable events; green foam appearing from taps and toilet even after the water was turned off, the tea dispenser being activated resulting in all the dried tea cascading onto the work surface, lights being turned off and on, plants leaping out of their pots and landing on the stairs, cupboards shaking violently, photographs being slashed with a sharp knife and an endless list of levitating and thrown objects – including a solid oak sideboard.

Dubbed ‘Mr Nobody’ by the local press in 1968, the family preferred to refer to the poltergeist simply as ‘Fred’, perhaps as a way of normalising ‘It’ as no number of initiatives could persuade the entity to leave the family in peace and house-proud mother Jean refused to be terrorised out of her house by an entity. Exorcisms were met with indignation; walls would seep holy water, faces were slapped, people were shoved down the stairs and ‘Fred’s’ hands would appear from nowhere and conduct the Christian songs aimed at shooing him off – whilst wearing huge women’s fur gloves. 

Poltergeists aren’t known for causing grievous bodily harm, although Fred caused a few bruises and scrapes in particular to Diane seemingly the focus of the haunting, but in this case of Fred, that indeed became the case. Late on in his residency, when both Phillip and Diane were beginning to exit adolescence, the activity reached a new climactic height with Diane’s long hair suddenly standing on its end, followed by her being dragged kicking and screaming up the stairs, an event that left her seriously traumatised and with clearly visible finger marks on her throat. #daretojoinus

Please note no ouija boards will be used on the night..


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Payment Options

*If using the deposit option remaining balances are due Friday 23rd February, 2018



Payment Options


*If using the deposit option remaining balances are due Sunday 25th March, 2018

May 2018

Mary Kings Close - Edinburgh

Saturday 6th May, 2018

10.30pm - 2.30am

£65 each - deposit option available

Tickets available on Friday 1st December, 2017 at 6pm



Mary Kings Close consists of a number of historic houses , shops and taverns which housed hundreds of local residences. It is now buried under the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, it is shrouded in myths and urban legends; tales of hauntings and murders. In 1645 the streets were hit by the plague and in order to contain the disease the city went on lockdown and hundreds died in there homes. In the mid 1800's the government decided to build the Royal Exchange building on top of the close and the close lay abandoned and  forgotten about for centuries. Some staff refuse to enter alone, many apparitions have been reported. Footsteps have been heard and a spirit of a little girl 'Annie' has been seen looking for her mummy, so many people have seen her visitors now leave teddies for her to play with. Will you #daretojoinus?

Please note no Ouija boards will be used on the night.


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more 2018 dates and locations coming soon..


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Its great to get feedback from our guests here are a few recent ones.


Anna Mackay reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

23 July 2017· 

great group of people .was a great night with some strange things going on down in those tunnels


Claire Batey Hanson reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

10 July 2017· 

Really enjoyed my night at the mainsforth miners hall! Fantastic experience with a great team! So hooked now and waiting to book again!


Lee Warren reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

15/3/17 · 


Lesley Smith reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 stars · 


Amazing night at the Washington aircraft museum. Great team, fab equipment and great venue! We Loved every minute ����� Can not wait to be part of another investigation , when you attend one in person they create even more questions in your head about the paranormal by the time you leave lol it's so amazing!


Claire Carling reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star


Amazing night last night at St Catherine's asylum.. seen and heard some things that just couldn't be explained. Had such a laugh even though we were all terrified in that basement! Second one I've been to, and definitely won't be the last.. the team always make you feel welcome, so thanks for yet another great experience, will see you again, hopefully sooner rather than later! X


Kim Garbutt reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star


Our 1st experience of doing this & can honestly say beforehand I was absolutely pooing myself but once we got started it was amazing team totally reassuring and when we heard/felt things and got messages I was over the moon (although somewhat emotional) and loved every minute of it!! Will definitely be doing this again I'm hooked so once again Thankyou to the Pitchblack team we will definitely be seeing you again!!

Loretta Young reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

3 October at 01:43 · 

We had a brilliant night at East Drive, Pontefract last night. The team were very welcoming and professional. We had a great laugh as well as the serious stuff. We had noises, lights, a bunch of keys swinging on their own for about 10 minutes, a random ball being slung over the banister in slow motion, a heavy propped up mirror tipping over and a grand finale of a child's pushchair, a doll and a ball being slung down the stairs!

It was a fantastic night. Thankyou to Carrie and the team-we'll definitely be booking again �


Steven James Fee reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

7 August · 

Very professional, Turning a sceptic to a believer, had lots of fun with the team.Highly recommended!


Katie Ivy Myers‎ to Pitch Black Investigations

28 July 2015 · 

Went on an evening with these guys last year with a group of friends,had plenty of activity,and some very specific things came through,I'm absolutely astonished that a year later everything that got said completely makes sense....really unreal experience,some things have to be seen/heard to be believed......I am 110% no longer a sceptic,very professional down to earth group of people,thoroughly reccomend.


Kirsty Uttley reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

2/10/2016 · 

Had a great evening! Laughs and scares! Will be definitely be booking again x





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