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Quoted as "The Sherlock Holmes of Psychical Research" by Dame Jean Conan Doyle, daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

It would have been the 94th birthday of the late Peter Underwood​ today #ParanormalResearch #PsychicalResearch #PeterUnderwood.

You can read our tribute to Peter at the homepage of our website http://thedorsetparanormalresearchteam.org/.
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The Ship Inn, Swanage, another Dorset inn rumoured to house more than just drinking spirits #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Swanage #Dorset.

For more information, visit http://www.theship-swanage.co.uk/.

You can read more about 'The Ship' in the 2013 +Roving Press​ publication, Paranormal Purbeck by David Leadbetter. For more information, visit http://www.rovingpress.co.uk/paranormalpurbeck.html.
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+Corfe Castle​, maintained and run by the +National Trust​.

There have been reports of strange happenings here dating back as far as the 17th century and the time of the English civil war #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Dorset.

For more information, visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle, or https://corfe-castle.co.uk/.
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I very rarely post on this page personally, but on this occasion will break protocol with very good reason.

On behalf of +The Dorset Paranormal Research Team​​​, I'm honoured beyond measure to accept some gifts as a gesture of kindness from the family of Peter Underwood​​. A copy of The Ghosts of Borley, co written with Paul Tabori, and a signed copy of Ghost hunting with... to add to my (our) collection.

Peter was a respected member of +The Society for Psychical Research​​​ (SPR) and president of the Harry Price incarnation of the Ghost Club, not to mention a writer, broadcaster and notable researcher of all things anomalous... Often Peter is suitably known as the Sherlock Holmes of psychical research.

In my early days it was the methodically researched, rational and knowledgeable books of Peter that I found first. Books and teachings that I have drawn inspiration and guidance from over the years in my personal research, and with The Dorset Paranormal Research Team.

It is impossible for anyone who has a fascination in "haunted" properties throughout the British isles, or whom takes the business of paranormal research seriously, not to have come across one the many Peter Underwood publications somewhere along the line.

My first book +Haunts of Bridport & West Bay by David Goulden​​​ as I have said before will be dedicated to Peter, who sadly died in 2014.

I cannot thank Adam Underwood enough for this gesture on behalf of the Underwood family. I am thrilled to add these titles to my collection and therefore the archive of +The Dorset Paranormal Research Team​.

I will treasure them along with the others for many years to come.

You can read more about the life of Peter Underwood here http://thedorsetparanormalresearchteam.org/ at the homepage of our website.

Kind Regards,
David Goulden.
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The statue of #Dorset poet and folklorist William Barnes guarding the steps of St Peter's Church in #Dorchester, where the ghost of former rector Nathaniel Templeman is thought to roam #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #FolkloreThursday.

For more information about +Folklore Thursday​, visit http://folklorethursday.com/.

For more information about William Barnes, visit The William Barnes Society at http://www.william-barnes-society.org.uk/.
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The 12th century Sherborne Old Castle in the custody of +English Heritage​, steeped in history and mystery #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Dorset.

For more information, visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/sherborne-old-castle/.
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The Bull Hotel in #Bridport is alleged to be associated with many historic haunts #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Dorset.

For more information, visit the +Dorset Life​ website at http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2006/11/a-history-of-bridport-hospitality/, or http://www.thebullhotel.co.uk/.
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We've just added "Haunted Houses" you may visit, by Marc Alexander to our library of research and reference books.

(Published by Sphere Books - 1982)

Many of #Dorset's historic houses are referenced including Wolfeton House registered by the +Historic Houses Association​, Sandford Orcas Manor and +Athelhampton House#ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage.

For more information about Wolfeton House, visit http://www.hha.org.uk/Property/1107/Wolfeton-House.

Sandford Orcas, visit http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2015/02/dorsets-gain-sandford-orcas-manor/.

Athelhampton House, visit http://www.athelhampton.co.uk/.
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Staff and residents at Jolliffe House in #Poole have long reported mysterious happenings in this period town house #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Dorset.

For more information, visit the Paranormal Database website at http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/hotspots/poole.php.
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The gardens at +Athelhampton House​​​, associated with the legend of the Martyn's ape #ParanormalResearch #History #Mystery #Heritage #Dorset.

For more information, visit http://www.athelhampton.co.uk/.
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