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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07535979451 or 07951876540

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4 Colin Terrace, Sunderland SR2 0RE

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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!

June, 2019

The Old Nick - Gainsborough

Saturday 29th June, 2019

8:50pm - 1am

£35 each

Built in 1850 and was once a divisional HQ for the Lincolnshire Constabulary for over a hundred years.  The building consisted of cells, police living quarters and a courtroom. Original cells are still in place in the basement but in 1979 the Courtroom was converted into a 55 seated theatre which opened in 1980 and is still used today. There have been over 20 documented deaths in the building. Ghostly reports of doors slamming and locking themselves, people been touched and pushed, a full bodied apparition been seen in the exercise yard,  disembodied voices resulting in staff refusing to go into certain parts of the building alone to lock up. 

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Venue address: 31 Spring Gardens, Gainsborough Lincolnshire DN21 2AY

  • Limited parking available to the rear of the venue

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility, no wheelchair access.

  • By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our online Terms & Conditions

What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils

  • Full use of our equipment

  • A choice of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/bottled water/biscuits and crisps

Payment Options

*Please note if your using the deposit option, remaining balances of £20pp will be due on or before Saturday 1st June, 2019*

July, 2019

Mainsforth Miners Hall - Durham


Saturday 27th July, 2019

9.50pm - 2am

£25 Each

Mainsforth and District Community Association was built in 1927 as the Miners Welfare Hall. The Miners originally paid 6p a week for the hall of their wages. Local building company Lazenby were hired to build the hall, one of the workers sadly lost his life during the building of the hall. The hall was the community hub for the local miners and it was used for almost everything, socialising, library, welfare, clinics and much more, Until the mine closed in 1982 it was then used as a centre for the minors to sign on as unemployed. Believed to have once been a temporary hospital & area that practiced witch craft. Full bodied apparitions have been witnessed here by our team. Doors slamming in our faces. Tables are been said to move on their own icy winds are said to come from nowhere and disappear just as fast. Apparitions of a caretaker & many others have also been spotted around the building. Will you #daretojoinus?

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  • Venue address: Mainsforth Community Centre, 34 High Street, Ferryhill, Co Durham DL17 0AG

  • Parking is available around the property

  • Venue recommended for guests with limited mobility, no wheelchair access. Please contact us for more information.

  • By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our online Terms & Conditions

  • What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils

  • Full use of our equipment

  • A choice of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/bottled water/biscuits and crisps  



Saturday 5TH October, 2019

9PM - 9AM

£65 EACH


Jean, Joe and their children Phillip and Diane Pritchard moved into 30 East Drive in August 1966. Almost immediately Phillip and his Grandmother witnessed a baffling phenomenon – a fine layer of chalk like dust falling not from the ceiling, but from a level below head height. Pools of water mysteriously appeared. 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, 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. Exorcism’s were met with indignation; walls would seep holy water, faces were slapped, people were shoved down the stairs. Ordinarily poltergeists aren’t known for causing grievous bodily harm, and although Fred caused a few bruises and scrapes and lot of heart stopping scares. 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. Will you #daretojoinus as we investigate who or what haunts this house?

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Venue address: 30 East Drive, Pontefract WF8 2AN

  • Parking available around the house, please be respectful of the local residents

  • Venue recommended for guests with limited mobility, no wheelchair access.

  • By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our online Terms & Conditions

  • Guests must bring there own sleeping equipment as none are provided

What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

  • Ghost Hunt & Sleepover

  • Watch the movie about the house ‘When the lights went out’ on the night

  • Tea and toast breakfast in the morning

  • A choice of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/bottled water/biscuits and crisps available throughout the night

Payment options

*Please note if your using the deposit option, remaining balances of £35pp will be due on or before Saturday 7th September, 2019*

More 2019 dates been added soon..


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Its great to get feedback from our guests here are a few recent ones left on our facebook page.


Mags Brown reviewed Pitch Black Investigations  – 5 star ·

 7th May, 2018

I've done a couple of investigations with Pitch Black now and would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting an interesting experience. They make you feel comfortable in surroundings you wouldn't usually find yourself in. I'm looking forward to doing more hunts with them.


Natalie Jane Wood reviewed Pitch Black Investigations5 star

 23rd April, 2018

Me and my partner did a sleep over at 30 East Drive last night..steve and carrie were brilliant made us feel really relaxed they are a great hosts we had lots of laughing it was a brilliant night.doubt we will go with any other paranormal team now.. well done guys it was fab �


Paul McIntosh reviewed Pitch Black Investigations5 star

 19th March, 2018 ·

Great company to go ghost hunting with. Really friendly and make you feel welcome. Highly recommended them to anyone to has a interest. I recently went to my first one and was made to feel very welcome by the staff.


Mark Oxley-bates reviewed Pitch Black Investigations5 star

30 September 2017 ·

I stayed at the park hotel in Morecambe last night with the pitch black investigation team. This was my first ever time doing anything like this, I was apprehensive and a bit sceptical but all I can say is what an amazing night. The whole team were fantastic, very welcoming, helpful, informative and well organised. During the investigation we had access to all the equipment and were encouraged to take lead on call outs, Ouija board (which was a real eye opener for me) and all other aspects of the investigation. I would like to thank all the other guests who were in my group, you all played a part in making my experience a memorable one. I'm not going to mention the things I witnessed and experienced (and believe me there was a lot) as I feel the best thing I can say is "book up with this team and see for yourself" as I have came away with a lot to think about. Well done and thank you to the pitch black investigation team, all your hard work and effort paid off (I will definitely see you all again) 


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!


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!