Here at Higgypop we always have our eye on the current trends in the paranormal. We follow the movements of as many teams and investigators as we can, we follow paranormal, and we soak up the buzz around certain members of the paranormal
This means that when Haunted Magazine asked us to compile a list of the most influential members of the paranormal community in the United Kingdom, we were able to put together a list of almost 400 people for consideration. We painstakingly whittled this list down taking into account everything from audience size, Google trends search data, social media following and engagement, and real-world reach - things like running physical locations and the number of visitors they get.
We weighted the list based on how active these people have been over the last 12 months, but also took into account the lasting influence they've had from earlier work. Based upon our observations of interactions online we factored in the credibility of teams and investigators and how well respected they are, but also the amount of attention they attract both positive and negative.
The resulting complicated algorithm gave us a list of 30 people. Those included in the list below aren't all necessarily the most famous, the most knowledgeable, or the respected, but these are the 30 people who we think have had the biggest influence over the paranormal field.
From authors to investigators, academics to entertainers, these are the teams and individuals who have shaped the way the wider community investigate, entertained us, and educated us, those who have generated the most debate, discussion and interest in this field rightly or wrongly.