A MAN who has been carrying out his own paranormal investigations for just three months said he has already caught unusual phenomena.
Phil Sinclair (30), of Brampton Road in Wath, has undertaken seven investigations so far which he has captured on video.
And he has had a big reaction from viewers with his investigation at Stocksbridge Bypass getting more than 45,000 hits on YouTube.
But Phil, a guitar tutor, said he remained sceptical about what he has found so far and that carrying out his research was the culmination of a long-term dream.
He said: “I have been doing it for three months but it’s always something I have wanted to do.
“I have always been interested in it.”
Phil’s first investigation was at Brampton Cemetery where he claimed a voice was heard saying “Michael”, which could have related to one of his investigation team.
But at Stocksbridge Bypass, which has created the biggest buzz on YouTube, he said he caught a ghostly figure on video.
He said: “It’s divided opinion. It has got people talking.
“This investigation is the most terrifying one so far for me personally as it effected me enough I couldn’t sleep.
“When I got home I couldn’t shake the image from my mind, leaving me to take a sleeping tablet.
“I’m not the one to jump straight in and say everything is paranormal. I like to debunk as much as I can but this experience is something I cannot explain.
“The figure in the video seems to pass behind me and the girl holding the lighting then said she feels a presence behind here.
"Moments later, I saw a face of a man over her shoulder. I literally blinked and it was gone.”
But Phil admitted he still wanted to find a rational explanation for the unusual experiences.
He said:“I am fifty-fifty about it, a bit sceptical.
“I have had my fair share of abuse but generally the response has been positive.”
All of Phil’s investigations are self-funded and he uses standard paranormal investigation equipment.
He now plans to carry out more research.
The Brampton Cemetery video can be seen at https://youtu.be/cDDriuofEW0 and the Stocksbridge Bypass video is at https://youtu.be/q8bwFG8bf3c.