upload.jpg
 

Pitch Black Investigations

#DARETOJOINUS 

 

Welcome

 

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?

Contact us

Email us

pitchblackinvestigations@outlook.com

Call us

07535979451 or 07951876540

Write to us

4 Colin Terrace, Sunderland SR2 0RE

Tweet us

@PBinvestigation


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 unless otherwise stated. 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!


October, 2019

Halloween Weekend

Backworth Hall - North Tyneside

SOLD OUT

Sunday 27th October, 2019

8pm - 12am

£30 each

Backworth Hall was once a grand manor house for a wealthy landowner called Ralph William Grey and his family. This grand hall is set within its own grounds and dates back to the 18th century. With various rooms and a dark spooky cellar this is an ideal location to go ghost hunting in. We were the first paranormal team to be granted access to see who or what haunted this property at night in March, 2019. With previous investigations been very active we though this would be the ideal Halloween Weekend Ghost Hunt! With cellar doors slamming by themselves to people reporting shadow figures and mapping a figure on the SLS mapping system, intelligent responses on out talking devices. Running heard by the whole group upstairs in the main hall and on the stairwell as well as the sound of chairs been dragged. Will you #daretojoinus as the veil from the other side begins to fall for Halloween?

BH.jpg

Venue address: Backworth Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE27 0AH

  • Parking is available at the property free of charge

  • Venue recommended for guests with limited mobility who can manage stairs. No wheelchair access available.

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

What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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


The Halloween Séance

Ryton Masonic - Gateshead

SOLD OUT

Thursday 31st October, 2019

20:30pm - 12am

£27 each



Ryton Masonic Lodge dates back to the 1860’s and was once a grand manor house to the first Mayor or Gateshead. In the 1920’s the Masons bought the building and named it after Ryton Holy Cross Church which had been built 700 years earlier in 1220. It is still used as a working Masonic Lodge today. A ghostly woman’s voice has been heard. With a dark ghostly shadows been seen moving around the the main hall. Doors opening and slamming shut in front of our eyes and dragging noises been heard. Will you #daretojoinus as we hold our Halloween Séance ?

ryton.jpg

Venue address: Ryton Masonic Hall, Blackhouse Lane, Ryton, NE40 3AE

  • Parking is available at the venue free of charge

  • Venue recommended for guests with limited mobility who can manage stairs. No wheelchair access available.

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

What to expect on the night:

  • A Victorian Séance

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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


November, 2019

Jedburgh Castle Jail - Scottish Boarders

SOLD OUT

Saturday 2nd November, 2019

9:15pm - 1am

£42pp - Deposit option available of £20pp

Jedburgh Castle Jail dates back to 1820’s. It gives visitors a chance to walk around original cell blocks and get the feel to how Prisons used to be. It was built on the site of the old Jedburgh Castle. With access granted to the untouched men’s wing which it currently closed to the public. This infamous Jail has a reputation for it’s ghostly activity. This ghost hunt is not for the faint hearted. Previous investigations we have witnessed ghostly shadows, disembodies groans and cell doors been aggressively slammed by unseen hand in front of our eyes. Will you #daretojoinus?

jedburgh.jpg

Venue address: Castle Gate, Jedburgh TD8 6AS

  • Parking is available at the rear venue free of charge

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility. No wheelchair access available.

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


What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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

*Please note if your using the deposit option, remaining balances of £22pp will be due on or before Saturday 5th October, 2019*


Novermber, 2019

Mainsforth Miners Hall - Durham

SOLD OUT

Saturday 16th november, 2019

20:50pm - 1am - £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?

mainsforth.jpg


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  


November, 2019

Consett YMCA - Durham

SOLD OUT

Saturday 30th november, 2019

8:50pm - 1am

£29pp

Consett YMCA started its life as Consett Iron Company producing iron and steel back in the 1800’s. The building itself was used as a infirmary and morgue for those workers who were sadly injured or lost their lives. Rumer has it the land that its build on was once used as gallows for witches and criminals. With ghostly shadows been seen in the main hall, to guests feeling overwhelmed. Unexplainable bangs and whistles heard. Will you #daretojoinus?

consett.jpg


Venue address: Delta Independant School, Parliment Street, Consett, Durham DH8 5DH

  • Parking is available outside and around the venue

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility. No wheelchair access available.

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


What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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


December, 2019

Lanchester Old School - durham

SOLD OUT

Saturday 7th december, 2019

8:50pm - 1am

£25 each

Lanchester Community Centre as its known today was once a small primary school which served the small village of Lanchester in County Durham. Adjacent to the school once stood the old workhouse, where living and working conditions were poor and many people lost their lives. The earliest occupation on the Lanchester is the Roman auxiliary fort located just southwest and lay on the Roman road leading north from Eboracum (York), known as Dere Street. The fort dates to AD 140, covers almost 6 acres and housed around 1,000-foot soldiers and cavalry. With haunting of young children being heard, to doors slamming and door handles rattling right before our eyes. Toys playing by themselves. Who haunts this building? Will you #daretojoinus?

lanchester.jpg


Venue address: Lanchester Community Centre, Newbiggin Lane, Durham DH7 0NT

  • Parking is available at the rear venue free of charge

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility. No wheelchair access available.

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


What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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


January, 2020

The Grand Hotel - Scarborough

Saturday 11th January, 2020

10.30pm - 2.30am

£28pp

The Grand Hotel is a large hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, overlooking the town's South Bay. It is a Grade II* listed building that is owned by Britannia Hotels. At the time of its grand opening in 1867, it was the largest hotel and the largest brick structure in Europe. The building is designed around the theme of time: four towers to represent the seasons, 12 floors for the months of the year, 52 chimneys symbolise the weeks, and originally there were 365 bedrooms, one for each day of the year. Following the renovation the room count was reduced to 280. The hotel itself is in the shape of a 'V' in honour of Queen Victoria. The hotel was badly damaged when the German Navy bombarded the town in 1914. The bombardment of the town occurred on 16 December 1914 soon after 8 a.m. by the battlecruisers Derfflinger and Von der Tann, accompanied by the light cruiser Kolberg.[6] It was reported that the hotel was hit at least 30 times. In 1939, the hotel became the home to RAF trainees. Many of paranormal activity has been reported by both guests and staff. Items being thrown across rooms, knocking on bedrooms doors being reported, the elevator going off on its own, mists seen and disembodied screams heard. Some staff are that uncomfortable they wont enter rooms alone. Will you #daretojoinus to see who or what haunts this building?

The%2BGrand.jpg

Venue address: The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2ET

  • Parking is available outside the hotel, free of charge 9pm - 9am.

  • Venue recommended for guests with limited mobility. Wheelchair access available.

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


What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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

Payment options





February, 2020

The Little Theatre - Gateshead

Saturday 8th February, 2020

8:50pm - 1am

£30 each

Tickets on sale Saturday 19th October, 2019 at 10am

The Little Theatre Gateshead is Gateshead's only theatre. It was built during World War II, thanks to the generosity of sisters Ruth, Sylvia and M. Hope 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 opening performance on October 13th 1943 was  A Midsummer Night's Dream. The theatre was built on a derelict site which would have housed numbers 1 & 2, Saltwell View. Number 3 was purchased and incorporated into the new building immediately. The theatre and the Progressive Players went from strength to strength, but for several years in the 1960s and 70s, the threat of compulsory purchase and demolition to make way for a new road hung over everything. Once the threat was removed, plans to improve and update could advance. In 1989, number 4 was purchased to ease overcrowding and permit expansion of facilities. Paranormal activity here has been reported for years. Whistling, shuffling and voices heard in the main theatre. Footsteps and unexplainable bangs heard from underneath the stage. Whilst shadows been seen in the attics and corridors. Would you #daretojoinus?

The Little Theatre.jpg




Venue address: 1 Saltwell View, Gateshead NE8 4JS

  • Parking is available around the location

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility.No wheelchair access available.

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


What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • Full use of our equipment

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





Payment options

February, 2020

Chillingham Castle -Northumberland

SOLD OUT

Saturday 29th February, 2020

10.20pm - 2.30am

£60 Each - £30pp deposit option available






Chillingham Castle is a medieval castle in the village of Chillingham in Northumberland, England. The castle is a Grade I listed building. The castle was originally a monastery in the late 12th century. In 1298, King Edward I stayed at the castle on his way to Scotland to battle a Scottish army led by William Wallace. The castle occupied a strategically important location in medieval times: it was located on the border between two feuding nations. It was used as a staging post for English armies entering Scotland, but was also repeatedly attacked and besieged by Scottish armies and raiding parties heading south. During the Second World War, the castle was used as an army barracks. During this time, much of the decorative wood is said to have been stripped out and burned by the soldiers billeted there. After the war, the castle began to fall into disrepair. Lead had been removed from the roof, resulting in extensive weather damage to large parts of the building. In 1982, the castle was purchased by Sir Humphry Wakefield, 2nd Baronet who began to restore the Castle.  Some of these ghosts are referred to in a 1925 pamphlet by Leonora. John Sage is apparently said to still roam the Castle. The most famous ghost of the castle is the "blue (or radiant) boy", who according to the owners used to haunt the Pink Room in the castle. Guests supposedly reported seeing blue flashes and a blue "halo" of light above their beds after a loud wail. It is claimed that the haunting ceased after renovation work revealed a man and a young boy inside a 10-foot-thick (3.0-metre) wall. Documents dating back to the Spanish Armada were reportedly also found within the wall. Will you #daretojoin us for a night of Ghost Hunting in whats claimed to be the most haunted Castle in Britain?






chillingham.jpg



Venue address: Chillingham Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 5NJ

  • Parking is available free of charge at the front of the Castle (please use the side entrance next to the cemetery)

  • Venue not recommended for guests with limited mobility. No wheelchair access available.

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

  • Remaining balances for this event are due 8 weeks before the Ghost Hunt.



What to expect on the night:

  • Equipment demonstration

  • Group vigils

  • Lone vigils (if your brave enough!)

  • 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 for this event are due on or before Saturday 4th January, 2020*























































CONTACT US 


Name *
Name
 

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

 

Leanne Collins Taylor recommends Pitch Black Investigations.

22 September, 2019 at 10:38

We have joined the team at Sheffield museum and last night at Anzio army camp in leek. Just wow! The team make the experience fun, give you the boost to investigate when you feel like running away and let you make the most of each event. We tend to be a group of 9-10 and I personally love how relaxed the team make it. Hope Steve has recovered from D4’s spooks last night! See you next time, hopefully at an asylum 😃

 

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 �

 

Jessica Forster recommends Pitch Black Investigations.

15 September, 2019 at 16:10

Terrifying but brilliant night. The team are great and so down to earth. Will definitely be seeing yous again soon!

 

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) 

 Amy Tasker reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 star

9 September 2018 ·

Had a brilliant night last night with the team at Mainsforth Miners Hall. This is our second hunt with you guys and as before it was brilliant! The team are amazing, they make you feel comfortable and make sure you get as much as possible out of the night. We can't wait for our other events with you !

 

Lesley Smith reviewed Pitch Black Investigations – 5 stars · 

26/3/17

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

3/7/2016  

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

3/7/2016 

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!!

Tony Horne rates 5*

9 September, 2019 at 18:54 ·

i have been to events/ hunts with a couple of other groups prior to pitch black. pitch black as a team are not only laid back and funny but are friendly and professional too. these guys don’t stage things or set them up and don’t force their beliefs of it being paranormal on you when it was clearly Dave outside shouting hello. great team all round. keep up the good work!

 

Adam Jones rates 5*

22 September, 2019 at 11:00 ·

what an awesome night and a fantastic team, I suffer with social anxiety and these guys make you feel relaxed, calm and part of the team so you can really enjoy your night, best team out there