Steve Higgins

"No matter how credible you think your paranormal team is, remember that the majority of the population* just think you're wasting your time on ghost hunts. So drop the egos and just have fun."
Steve Higgins, founder of Higgypop
*YouGov: 'Ghosts exist', say 1 in 3 Brits (2014)
Discover Steve Higgins' range of paranormal books, exploring the mysterious world of ghosts, ouija boards, demonology, and much more with a rational and open-minded approach. You can see the full range of book here.
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Originally from the South West of England, Steve has spent much of his professional life to date working out of London, where he was lucky enough to be able to hone his creative and online skills working with some of the biggest brands, companies and organisations in the world.

Like many in the paranormal field, Steve's obsession with ghosts started as a child, fuelled by movies like 'Ghostbusters', 'Poltergeist' and of course the legendary BBC Halloween special, 'Ghost Watch'. Steve launched his website, which at the time was called Higgypop in 1999. He initially blogged about a variety of topics, but the paranormal and unexplained posts soon shined through as the most popular, eventually leading Steve to focus solely on these topics.

Since 2016, Steve has upped his game and has been working full time on the website, bring 500,000+ readers every month daily articles and features on the paranormal, as well as reviews of ghost hunting television shows and supernatural movies. Steve's aim is to make Higgypop the biggest paranormal news site in the world.

Steve says, "I sit very much on the outskirts of the paranormal community. I'm not affiliated with a team and I'm not on a mission to prove the existence of the paranormal. I'm more interested in other people's journeys, stories and experiences."

He adds that belief in the paranormal is no longer as simple as "I believe in ghosts." He explains, "nowadays there are countless belief subsets, there are spiritual investigators - the type who believe they're in contact with guardian angels, there's demonologist, those who are convinced by ghost hunting gadgets, those who can't stand gadgets."

Steve feels that he is well placed to tackle these widespread and opposing views of the paranormal. He says, "as an outsider without my own set of niche subsets of paranormal beliefs, I am perhaps better placed than many to look in, learn about and understand the various different beliefs and elements that make up the paranormal community."

The content creator continues, "my background in corporate training environments has made me well placed to be able able to absorb information and soak up the current trends in paranormal investigation in regards to things like demons, EMF meters and EVPs, and then explain those methods to others in a clear and digestible way."

Steve confesses that one thing that drew him towards certain aspects of the paranormal was his lifelong obsession with flashing lights. Steve admits, "since I was a kid I've always had a fascination with flashing lights, so I think I'm naturally attracted to ghost hunting gadgets. I've studied physics academically, dabbled in electronics and I'm familiar with several computer programming languages, so I'm well placed to be able to understand how these gadgets are supposed to work and identify their flaws. But again, it's not just about debunking these gadgets, I'm also able to understand the best practices for using the devices across the field, including the most common methods and mistakes."

It's this unique perspective and respect for other people's beliefs that Steve feels makes him well suited to writing about the paranormal. He says, "I think all of this means that when I write for Higgypop, I'm not doing so a skeptic or a believer, just as an impartial observer. I can report on and understand legitimate scientific investigations presenting them to my readers in a way that is easy to understand, but I can also review a ghost hunting show on television and respect the individual beliefs of the investigators featured and how their audience might feel towards their methods."

Steve added, "I think the secret is to treat the paranormal with the respect it deserves. Ghost hunting shows might not make up the prime-time schedules of the big four television channels, but for those that watch them they are just as important, as is news of hauntings, ghosts and other strange phenomenon. My readers clearly want to be able to read about these things in an impartial and non-judgemental way."

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Recent Posts By Steve Higgins

  • Steelhouse Lane Ghost Hunt Birmingham
    December 08, 2018

    Steelhouse Lane Lock-up Ghost Hunt

    Haunted Happenings hosts a paranormal investigation of Birmingham's central lock-up, a former Victorian prison which is said to be haunted by its former inmates.

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  • Middlesborough's Hell House
    November 10, 2018

    My Ghost Hunt At Middlesbrough's Hell's House

    Paranormal investigation is far from the dramatic world of ghost hunting that is popularised by dramatic paranormal television, it really involves a lot of patience and usually fails to deliver any paranormal activity.

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  • Higgypop Pay To Enter Competitions
    August 10, 2018

    How Pay To Enter Competitions Work

    Find out how to enter competitions on Higgypop, including details on how winners are selected and whether there is any difference between paid and free entries.

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  • Badgerfest
    May 22, 2018

    How To Create Your Own Festival

    Websites design and hosting for festivals plus digital marketing, social media support and ticket sales integration, all implemented by a Bristol-based web developer.

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  • Twitter
    January 29, 2018

    Social Envy Warning

    I decided to try out Social Envy's social follower growth platform, but was shocked to discover the way in which they breach Twitter's terms of service in order to get you followers.

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  • Living Room 30 East Drive, Pontefract
    January 22, 2018

    My Ghost Hunt At 30 East Drive, Pontefract

    I spent a night hunting ghosts in one of the most haunted houses in the UK, would I be able to catch a glimpse of the Black Monk of Pontefract? Here's what happened at the infamous number 30 East Drive.

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  • Higgypop Gifting
    November 13, 2017

    Gift Our Authors

    Now you can help support Higgypop by donating a small gift to one of our writers, contributors or bloggers. Payments are made through PayPal.

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  • Security Data Protection
    October 18, 2017

    One.com's Blatant Disregard For Data Protection

    For around ten years I've been recommending the domain and hosting company One.com to many of my friends and clients. In fact, one client who I signed up to One.com around six years ago has caused me a little bit of annoyance over the last few weeks.

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  • Ouija Board In The Dark
    September 26, 2017

    Why Skeptics Go Ghost Hunting

    As a hardcore skeptic and extreme non-believer in the paranormal, you might wonder why I go on ghost hunts. In fact, why does any skeptic go ghost hunting?

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  • Guys Cliffe House Warwick
    September 25, 2017

    My Ghost Hunt At Guy's Cliffe House, Warwick

    My review of a ghost hunt at the very spooky looking Guy's Cliffe House in Warckshire, during the event we tried to contact the spirits of the house with seance, table tipping and ouija boards.

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  • Burlington Bunker
    July 16, 2017

    Secret Bunkers Are Coming To Higgypop

    After 15 years, my underground and urban exploration website Nettleden.com is closing its doors but don't worry, the wealth of information and photographs on the site will live on and be given an upgrade as part of the process.

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  • Steve Higgins YouTuber
    July 08, 2017

    I Have An Interesting Life?

    Someone said to me at the pub a couple of days ago, "you have a really interesting life." Which made me think, do I?

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  • Drakelow Tunnels Ghost Hunt Base Room
    July 07, 2017

    My Ghost Hunt At Drakelow Tunnels Ghost Hunt Review

    I spent yesterday evening locked inside a labyrinth of dark, dank tunnels on the hunt for paranormal activity. The sinister network of passageways once housed a wartime aircraft factory before being turned into a nuclear hideout. The site is now an airsoft venue and has a whole list of reported ghost sightings, as you might imagine for a venue with so much history. I went along to this eerie location to see if I could spot any supernatural occurrences for myself.

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  • Box Quarry
    July 06, 2017

    Steve Higgins Talks To BBC About The Dangers Of Underground Exploration

    Over the last few days, two groups of urban explores have become last in a vast network of tunnels under Box in Wiltshire. Having previously been interviewed by Radio 4 and Radio Wiltshire on the topic of underground exploration, the Beeb once again contacted me to give my opinion on the dangers of exploring Box Quarry.

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  • 50,000 Subscribers
    June 25, 2017

    Higgypop Reaches 50,000 YouTube Subscribers

    Something amazing happened today and I got to celebrate in the sunshine with a glass of champagne, after working consistently on my YouTube channel for over three years, I've watched my channel slow grow to surpass 50,000 subscribers.

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  • Higgypop Potions
    April 30, 2017

    Video Sponsorship & Product Placement

    Higgypop is a steadily growing YouTube channel popular with teenagers, attracting almost one millions views a month, mostly from within the US. I'm able to offer sponsorship for one-off videos or a series, and offer product placement in our hugely popular videos.

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