MEET THE TEAM

Kindred Spirit Investigations

Kindred Spirit Investigations

Meet our team…

Mel Clements

Director 

Liam Wilkinson

Lead Investigator

Jonathan Richardson

Lead Investigator

Lynsey Crossley

Lead Investigator

Dave Prested

Lead Investigator

David Connolly

Lead Investigator

All of our investigators are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We have first aid qualifications and risk assess all the activities that we partake in.

Tony Jepson

Investigator

Jane Freed

Investigator

Cara Younger

Investigator

Kathryn Ozbek

Investigator

Melanie Clements

Hi Guys, I’m Mel, owner, director and lead investigator of Kindred Spirit Investigations. I have been interested in the paranormal ever since being a child after having several experiences I couldn’t explain. I’ve always been inquisitive and like to question what causes paranormal phenomena and take a more scientific approach to investigation trying to rule out possible causes before claiming that things that happen are paranormal.

My most significant and scary paranormal experience happened when I was a child. I was in bed and I felt something crouching over me. I could hear heavy breathing and there was an awful smell and as I opened my eyes I saw a beak. At the time I remember thinking of it as a pelican. It hovered around me for what seems like an eternity. Terrified I call for my parents who out it down to having a bad dream.  Today I realise that what  I had experienced may have been a plague doctor. I have investigated locations all over the UK and have many years of investigation experience and thoroughly enjoy experiencing unexplainable phenomena. My favourite location to date to investigate is Jedburgh Jail- a foreboding place in the dark  where you feel the oppressive atmosphere and eyes watching at all times. A must for those that are not easily scared! My favourite piece of equipment is the spirit portal. We have had some amazing evidence captured on this recently at a number of different venues and had many intelligent interactions! I am very proud of Kindred Spirit Investigations. We have an excellent, professional team that have a wide range of skills and knowledge to provide the best experience for our guests. Come and join an investigation and see what we do!

Lynsey Crossley

Hi my name is Lynsey. Im a civil servant and live in West Yorkshire with my children and 2 crazy dogs. As far back as I can remember I always loved ghost stories, horror films and anything to do with the supernatural. As I got older I realised I could sense and see things that other people couldn’t.
Once I discovered paranormal events I was hooked and have been attending events and been part of teams ever since. My very first event was at Alton towers, which is a place I already loved and it was very active.
My favourite location though is the Fleece Inn in Halifax. I had events here on a number of occasions and always had some sort of activity. The best was while doing table tipping, the table actually started to go up the stairs. I enjoy using equipment, my favourite being the spirit box but personally I find there is nothing better than our own senses.

Liam Wilkinson

My names Liam I’m 31 years of age I’ve always had a connection with spirit from a young age, I would see and hear from around the age of 5. As I grew older it kind of went away from me, in my teens it came back slightly, I’d hear noises but put it down to “the house cooling down.” I’d see shadows but I’d convince myself it was something else, it used to frighten me a little haha. In my early 20s I had a few alcoholic drinks prior to going to bed, through the night I was woken by the feeling of something holding my foot. I put this down to the alcohol prior to bed. A week or so passed and nothing else happened, until I was in bed sound asleep, I felt the exact same thing yet again, this time I’d had no alcohol prior to bed. I just tucked my feet in to the covers and hoped that I was dreaming. The following night I was woken by the same feeling again, this time I visually seen a gentlemanly stood at the end of my bed, I elevated from the bed in sheer fright, I flew in to the next room and jumped in to bed with my very elderly grandparents haha. I went to a spiritualist church to seek help for this to stop, they simply laughed and said I was to work with spirit, I thought they had lost the plot, but I believed them and done what they said. I joined their group and they taught me how to see and hear more clearly, after a few month I loved this very much, I could see and hear more clearly. After a few years I was giving off evidence of life after death. After a few years of that I left, and it brought me to “ghost hunts”. Once I met the team of Kindred Spirit Investigations, I felt right at home, I loved the night of investigation we did, since then I was hooked, and then they give me this amazing opportunity to become an investigator myself. So here I am today living a dream.

Kathryn Ozbek

My name is Kathryn and I have been interested in the paranormal from a very young age. I grew up in a mining village and had paranormal encounters from a young age, this varied from hearing and sensing things to seeing dark shadow figures in my room. As I grew up I learned there was a lot of spirituality in my family on both my mam and dad’s side which just made me even more curious about it all. Of course being a North East lass there was always the good old.Alan Robson nightowl ghost events as well which I was lucky enough to participate in some,.1 just the beginning of the year where I did a.private online ghost hunt with him at the Castle Keep Newcastle.
My main interets lie in witch craft and hoodoo and working with the elements and gods/goddesses.
My most vivid event was actually at work on a nightshift. I work as a nurse and early hours had taken a patient to the ward from ED. As normal the porter had waited for me with the trolley and we headed back to the lofts together. On turning the corner to the lifts I saw a man get into the loft and the lift doors closed, I rushed to push the button and was thankful as the doors began to open. I moved round the trolley so I could let the man in the lift know we were getting in with a trolley but as the doors opened no one was in the lift. I think my face said it all to the porter as he looked at me and said ‘no one is in the loft is there?’. He too had seen the man walk in the lift and it appears this is a common apparition in the hospital in that area.
I have been lucky enough to work alongside some amazing investigators in the past and visit many venues. I’ve always found masonic lodges to be very dark and active and a favourite of mine is Ryton masonic Lodge. I have encountered very intelligent activity here and also heard clear intelligent voice responses as well.
My preference is for scientific equipment during investigations and I enjoying working with REM pods and also what I call the telephone experiment. This involves connecting 2 mobile phones and leaving 1 in an empty room and taking the other with you. You then call out to see what intelligent response you get from the unoccupied room. This can range from noises in general to full on voices.
As much as I love the paranormal it also freaks me right out at times, yes I’m afraid of dark places on my own, yes I want to run with some activity ive encountered and believe me I certainly have in the past but my deep hearted interest keeps me going and always searching for more.

Jonathan Richardson

My name is Jonathan. I enjoy all subjects involving paranormal activity and enjoy watching paranormal programmes and grew up reading Darren W. Ritson’s and Mike Hallowell’s books of which I still have a large collection of. I had my first true paranormal experience at my workplace when a grey shadow moved in the doorway behind a colleague.

My favourite piece of investigation equipment is the spirit box. My favourite venue is Ryton Masonic Hall where we had a fairly quiet start, but had some good responses with the automatic writing and the Ouija board, we had a torch thrown on the floor whilst table tipping and the laser grid pen picked up on a spirit pacing by the lounge room fireplace. I enjoy investigating, researching venues and meeting new people and I did my first investigation with the Kindred Spirit Investigations at Ryton Masonic Hall and it was a great experience.

Dave Prested

Hi my name is Dave… where to start , hard one .Ever since being a kid I was always interested in things that go bump in the night, ghosts etc, I loved being scared. I started to get more involved in the investigation side when a close member of the family past away suddenly and things started to happen neither me nor my family could explain.
A few years later I purchased 2 tickets for an investigation at Newcastle Keep from a friend who at the last minute was unable to attend. What a night , I was hooked instantly. I have traveled all over the country since taking part in investigations. This has led me to some fantastic haunts and met some fantastic people with the same interest.
Up to date I would say that the North East Land Sea and Air Museum is my favourite place to investigate as it never seems to fail.
My favourite piece of equipment is the Mel REM, reason being it’s portable it’s a rem pod, Mel metre, torch, temperature reading it’s awesome.
And last but not least nearly 15 years on I still get the same buzz out of doing this as I did the first time.

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Tony Jepson

Hello my name is Tony, I have always had an interest in all things paranormal. I have been investigating for around 7 years and from having my first paranormal experience at Vane Tempest Hall where I had a personal and comforting message on a ouija board. Ever since then I got the bug for more investigations.
Some of my favourite venues are, Consett Delta YMCA as this tends to be an active place especially down in the tunnel. Vane Tempest Hall as there is a lot of history surrounding the building when it was used as a small pox hospital. Also North East Land Sea and  Air  Museum for not only the lots of different types of aircraft but it  never disappoints whenever I’ve investigated there!
My favourite piece of equipment I would have to say is the ouija board.
 I look forward to working with KSI and meeting you all soon.

Cara Younger

My name is Cara and I’ve been investigating the paranormal for 5 years in my downtime. By day I am a funeral service operative based in County Durham. I was raised on paranormal television shows from being a baby, and as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in what other people may consider to be the macabre.
I absolutely adore learning the history of the locations we are privileged enough to investigate. I believe that learning about and empathising with the spirits we wish to communicate with, approaching them with compassion and kindness, helps to build a rapport which results in better communications.
Personally I’m a fan of old school communication. Séances, spirit boards and simple calling out often yields fantastic and often personal results. That being said, I do really like using technology to validate or debunk suspected paranormal activity. My personal favourite pieces of paranormal technology are any form of EMF detector.
My favourite venue to investigate is without a doubt the fantastic North East Land, Sea and Air Museum. Every time I’ve been fortunate enough to investigate the museum the activity has been exceptional. There are also a lot of incredible stories from the venue’s history which the paranormal activity often validates. I will never turn down the opportunity to visit.