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G L Davies is the author of the worldwide bestselling A most haunted house and Ghost sex: The violation.
He created theparanormalchronicles.com in October 2013 and became sole owner of Pembrokeshire Beyond in January 2015.
Born in 1975, G L Davies lives in Pembrokeshire, West wales. He studied hauntings in 19th century literature and has spent most of his career in advertising. He has also studied Cobbling, watch repairing and hairdressing. He won ITV’s 6 part series T.V series Natural born sellers in 2008 and featured on the Harry Hill T.V Burp show.
His passion has always been for the paranormal and has spent years listening to and collating local ghost stories and myths. He says he is still on the fence in terms of his beliefs but has witnessed many strange occurrences in his life but prefers to travel the psychological and rational route before making any assumptions. He respects the views of all on the subject saying that No person alive has the knowledge and understanding of time, space and the intricacies of the human mind to be so sure on anything to do with the paranormal.
His first book A most haunted house was self published in October 2013 and has sold over 50,000 copies to date. A most haunted house has topped the Kindle Unexplained mysteries and Supernatural charts in the U.K, U.S, Australia, Canada and Germany and focused on a true haunting in his home town of Haverfordwest. It was read and reviewed by world renowned Uri Gellar who said: G L Davies has written an amazing account of what seems to be a real haunted house! I was riveted to every page, I hope the book will be made into a movie some day
G L Davies followed his debut novel with the controversial and polarizing novel Ghost sex: The violation. The novel was the raw and gritty true account of a family’s assault by a vicious and brutal paranormal entity. The descriptions of paranormal sexual assault and abuse were not too everyone’s liking. G L Davies responded to the backlash as This is not 50 shades of ghost but a brutal and traumatic haunting. This is for the hardcore paranormal faithful out there, not your Mills and Boon crowd.
His paranormal reports for http://www.theparanormalchronicles.com and Pembrokeshire Beyond have made national and international news and his roadside haunting report was covered in the Fortean times (June 2015). He is also the originator of the Pembrokeshire haunted road trips and He has also conducted a live investigation for 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire . A most haunted house featured in the September 2015 Issue of Take a Break: Fate and Fortune (Issued August 6th 2015). His work on Spectrophilia featured in Paranormal Underground Magazine in May 2016.
He is the founder of the Webcast THE PARANORMAL CHRONICLES NETWORK on You tube presenting shows with Dave Dominguez on a number of Paranormal Subjects. Click on the link below to view:
He has guested on Paranormal radio shows such as Coast to Coast A.M (5th June 2015) Spooky south coast (20th June 2015), Paranormal Experienced with Kat Hobson twice, Paranormal Connections with Christina George twice, Paraversal Universe radio with Jenifer Scelsi and Kevin Malek , The Paranormal Lounge with Chris George , Event Horizon Online radio with Dave Dominiguez (5th Sept & 14th November) , After Dark radio with Bryan Alvarez (6th Sept 2015 and 25th March 2016 ), Center of Light radio with Kieth Anthony Blanchard (Monday 7th December) , Paranormal Soup with Jason Bland (3rd January 2016) The Moore show with Kevin Moore (8th January), The Paranormal King radio network with Ross Raposo (January 13th) , Paranormal Underground with Chuckie G and Karen Frazier ( March 17th), Beyond the Edge radio (April 18th) , Paraversal Universe radio with Jenifer Scelsi and Kevin Malek (22nd April) and Paranormal Soup with Jason Bland on June 5th 2016. plus has featured on BBC Radio Wales and Radio Croydon .(Visit our Audio X- files page to listen to past shows)
In Summer 2016 he conducted a live talk on Pembrokeshire Ghosts and Myths at Castell Henlyss in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
G L Davies describes himself as down to earth and passionate about the paranormal. He has been quoted as saying; There will be a day where the paranormal will simply be known as normal. I long for that day.
He is working on several new projects and investigations including T.V and Film Projects so please follow this site or join The paranormal Chronicles on Facebook (The Paranormal Chronicles) so you never miss a thing.
His 3rd book will be released Summer 2017.
To all his readers and supporters he would like to say the following; Thank you to each and everyone of you for inspiring me to do more. I am just an ordinary man living a dream and it is thanks to you that I do this.You have no idea just how much I value and appreciate each and everyone of you.
If you would like to contact G L Davies about his books, investigations or to guest on TPCN then please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
D.J Jones sits down with founder of the paranormal chronicles, paranormal investigator ,G L Davies, author of the kindle number 1 bestselling novel, A most haunted house, to find out just what makes him so compelled to delve deep into the unknown.
First of all, we would like to congratulate you on your success of A most haunted house. It has topped the charts in two kindle sections and even out sold the Dali Lama’s book. Did you ever expect your novel to be so widely appreciated?
G L Davies: (Laughing) I don’t think I have outsold the Dali Lama’s book but for one day I sold a few more copies and was one position above him. I have had a keen passion for the paranormal since I was a child and have had a deep interest and when I investigated the house from the novel and had the blessing of the people involved then I thought that this was a great story, it had to be told. I never expected it to sell over a 20,000 copies in little over a year and I certainly did not expect it to become a number 1 bestseller.People from all over the world are reading about Haverfordwest!! I am humbled and grateful to everyone that took the time to read it supported it and I have enjoyed all the feedback, interest and correspondence because of it. So many people have been so kind, people I live by and worked with got behind it from day one and I was amazed. I can’t thank them enough. It’s been a very interesting part of my life.
A most haunted house has been seen as controversial for many reasons by many people. Would you care to explain why this is?
Whenever you deal with any topic within the paranormal, you are always going to deal with some controversy. For a paranormal world to exist then that can affect society on so many levels whether it is religion, science, medicine, biology, zoology, philosophy or sociological. Each individual on this planet has their own belief system so to tell one person that a ghost can interact on a destructive scale and affect people’s lives may be insulting, certainly challenging to what they know where another person can happily believe and be convinced with no shred of evidence as that is what they wish to choose to be the case. I have had emails from people asking me for help and guidance, an opinion and so on in regards to their own experiences and I have had some say I am encouraging the belief of dark practices and I am encouraging people to foolishly dabble in something diabolical. Sceptics have asked how I could write about such things when science has not proven such things exist. I think also because the book centers on a relationship break up which is described in a very raw and detailed manner that some people find that unsettling. It has upset quite a few people that something so terrible could do so much damage.
What did you reply to the sceptics?
I replied that as far as we know that science has not been able, to my knowledge, been able to create such phenomena in lab conditions however not so long ago in human history we believed the world to be flat, that the sun rotated around the earth. We used to burn those in tune with nature, those that participated in holistic practices as witches as it did not fit in with the popular, religious, beliefs of the time. That is an awful tragic part of our legacy. I am not an open as a barn door believer but there is room for everyone to just think what if? Society, in my opinion, needs to challenge what we believe we know and question and push for more solid answers. We are a very spiritual race when you look at it. We have a religious, theological and philosophical awareness; I believe there may be a reason for that other than a nagging fear of death, the journey into the unknown. Over millennia I believe that we have inherited a bond with the universe and the universe has so many unknown elements that we cannot fathom. Compared to what our universe has our knowledge is merely a grain of sand on a beach. It shouldn’t be a frightening prospect but an exciting and marvelous one.
In A Most haunted house, the haunting seems to focus on a couple and their vulnerability. What motive can you speculate the entity had?
Whatever was in that house was creating a very negative emotional response from the couple. It was almost as if it was trying to see how hard it could push them to breaking point, and then just as they were about to break then it would pull back, enough to create a sense of hope, of rest and then start up again with a more intensified relentlessness. I spoke to the couple and they were genuine in terms of their emotional response to it. I saw anger, confusion, sadness and fear among other things. Over the 25 plus years I have investigated there are instances where I have been able to dissect the truth from the fiction, some people like to feel that something special is happening to them as they feel life does not offer them enough, that perhaps life is mundane or that they are insignificant and need to feel chosen or victimized. The people I spoke to in the book I believe experienced something that did genuinely affect them. I was not there but when you read the book you get a sense from them that something awful and uncontrollable was occurring and not in an outlandish and exaggerated way but a slow and gradual build up. (Laughing) It’s not all about blood pouring out of the walls and heads spinning around spewing pea soup.
You have spoken out about some Paranormal investigators not actually being very good investigators.
There are some fantastic investigators but I have spoken out in general that some paranormal investigators simply feel that wandering around with camera’s at night shouting “Show yourself!!” is tantamount to a thorough investigation. That is fine but I believe the real investigation is in the human element, deciphering what really happened. Body language, the delivery of the words, the expression and detail given in witness testimonials hold the real clues to what is happening. Investigators need to discover the motives and origins of the event first. Get the story, cross examine the people involved if possible with thorough interview techniques, then do your research and then conduct the field study. That’s my opinion. (Laughing) I think this is based on some experiences I have had with some terrible investigators.
Could you give an example?
There was this one group that toured around and would charge for an evening in an alleged and historic haunted location. I actually went to two of them as for whatever my opinion was were very good at securing some pretty spectacular locations. One night I caught one throwing a chair and then saying the chair was thrown at him, another man was throwing stones at people in a séance saying they were spirits. I actually filmed him doing it on a night vision camera and when I presented it to him he said he must have been processed by a mischievous witch. There were many, many examples.
Have you ever been afraid on an investigation?
Definitely and that’s part of the thrill, part of why I do it. The adrenaline starts to pump but you have to be careful that you don’t let your irrationality overwhelm you. Evidence has to be gathered and the mind-set no matter what you are witnessing has to be of what is actually happening here? One time in Pembroke castle I think I was the most confused and terrified. There is a blog on this site to what happened that night (https://theparanormalchronicles.com/2014/11/10/stinking-spectres-terrify-investigators/) Check it out, I was genuinely terrified and to this day I’m still concerned by it.
Not only has A most haunted house been a commercial success but critically you have had some very good reviews, how does that feel?
I wrote the novel while I was waiting at train stations. I knew the story was good but I was unsure of how I would write it; I liked the idea of having a found footage element that you have in so many films but in a novel. I thought it might be a risk but then I genuinely only thought a handful of people would read it. I have received some very positive reviews. Even the constructive ones I appreciate as it’s the only way I can learn and grow as a writer. I am working on a new project and if I can eliminate some of the mistakes and errors then hopefully people can enjoy them more. I am dyslexic and thrilled by the response of A most haunted house. Nearly four and a half stars out of five from 107 reviews is very humbling. I never though it would connect to readers in the way it has and so many people email me with great stories of their own and with theories on what happened at the house in Haverfordwest. It is a remarkable and thrilling experience.
What is your favourite ghost novel of all time?
It has to be Green tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. If people reading this has not read it then please do so plus any FAMILY GUY fans that like the evil monkey will love it. It’s about a Vicar in Victorian England that drinks too much green tea and is haunted by an evil monkey. It’s a great story that really shows how the world was changing at the time and the book is about eastern religion, Darwinism and the church all trying to co-inhabit a changing world, great story plus anything by M. R James.
You have a Degree module in hauntings in 19th century literature?
I do, amazing course, would recommend it to anyone.
As well as having written A most haunted house, founding the paranormal chronicles, being a paranormal investigator you won ITV 1’s natural born sellers in 2008, appeared on the Harry Hill TV show; TV Burp ( Season 8 ep1), were a cobbler and watch repairer and you studied to be a Barber and currently work in advertising. You seem to have achieved quite a lot by 39, what motivates you?
(Laughing)I want to have an eclectic mix of people at my funeral .I want to have the most interesting funeral ever!
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