Otherworld North East (OWNE) is a not-for-profit investigation and research association whose aim is to collate and examine the physical evidence for ghosts and other alleged supernatural occurrences with an objective eye. OWNE is not an entertainment-based business, and do not run commercial ghost walks, nights or other similar events: we are not ghost-hunters, instead we simply seek to examine any physical evidence brought forward that is commonly perceived to belong to alleged supernatural phenomena.
We operate via strict codes of conduct as a data collection unit, blending observation, psychological awareness, historical research and environmental data analysis. Where possible our intent is to employ the scientific method by generating and testing hypotheses and research questions in relation anomalous reports and experiences. We do not use alleged spiritual mediums, séances, talking boards or other more traditional techniques such as rod and pendulum dowsing during field investigations, as the reality is simply that such techniques would gain no useful information from a venue. We do however have an abiding interest in using such disciplines as a focus of investigation themselves. This website acts as an introduction to Otherworld North East, as well as a portal for useful information and access to our research articles and journals.
Our main study area is the North East of England (County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Teesside) though we will consider investigating in other geographical areas (and have done in the past, including Cumbria, Edinburgh and North Wales).
Field of Interest
Whilst the main focus of OWNE is to study alleged ghost sightings and associated phenomena, we do have a wide focus of interest that covers elements such as cryptozoology, parapsychology, exobiology, xenoarchaeology and more ‘down to earth’ disciplines such as archaeology, local history, psychology and physiology.