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Meet the Investigators: Philip Barron

12th Apr, 2021

Meet Philip Barron, a paranormal investigator for Haunted Happenings. On Saturday 24th April, he will be conducting a LIVE investigation of Oxford Castle & Prison with his fellow Haunted Happenings team. Make sure to tune in to see what they reveal! 

From an early age, Philip has been interested in all things paranormal. After a close encounter with the other realm 16 years ago, this first taste of the paranormal got him hooked on explaining what he encountered. This fascination led him to join Haunted Happenings in 2005, where he has been on over 250 investigations across the country. With Haunted Happenings, he has been able to get one step closer to finding out the truth and learning more about his past experiences.

One Halloween, Philip took a group picture of those attending a ghost hunt at the derelict Newsham Park Hospital, in the photo the spirit of a little girl can be seen… Take a look for yourself…

A few weeks later Philip returned to Newsham Park Hospital and conducted a vigil in the basement of the hospital. Through the means of an Ouija Board, he was contacted by the spirit of the girl he had taken the photo of. It is safe to say this was one of Philips’ most prolific and memorable experiences with the paranormal.

It is experiences like these that keep Philip on his toes during paranormal investigations as he never knows what could happen! With his expertise and ghostly gravitas, hopefully, he will be able to contact those living in Oxford Castle & Prison on the night.

Tickets available here for the VIRTUAL paranormal investigation of Oxford Castle & Prison



Meet the Investigators: Natalie Barker

6th Apr, 2021


On Saturday 24th April 2021, Oxford Castle and Prison will be hosting their first-ever virtual paranormal investigation! With the expertise of Haunted Happenings, their trained ghost hunters may bring to light what lives in the shadows of the 1000-year-old building.

One of the investigators who will be here live on the night is Natalie. She has been a team leader at Haunted Happenings for over 8 years and has led many investigations at Oxford Castle and Prison. During her time investigating Oxford Castle, one experience has always stood out to her. Whilst conducting an investigation in one of the historic prison cells, she and her group could hear a persistent knocking on the window, unable to explain the sound from within the cell, they quickly exited and went outside to try to debunk the eerie noise. However, when they reached the window from the outside, they realised it was too far off the ground for anyone to reach or for any tree branches to knock against it.

This is not the first time Natalie has been startled during a paranormal investigation with Haunted Happenings. During her first-ever ghost hunt, Natalie was part of a team exploring the dungeon to a castle. A member of the team warned her of a gentleman standing behind her. In sheer panic, she screamed and ran out of the building and then spent the rest of the ghost hunt calming herself down by sitting on the grass outside. It wasn’t until later that the team member told her that she got confused as they were just trying to warn her not to bump into another guest standing behind her! Needless to say, this experience only heightened Natalies’ interest in the paranormal and she booked on to a number of other ghost hunts before joining the team to lead ghost hunts herself.

Join Natalie and the rest of the Haunted Happenings team as they investigate Oxford Castle & Prison. Tickets available here.




Victorian Crime and Punishment

10th Jan, 2020

Discover how the Victorians used to punish their prisoners and how Oxford Castle & Prison has changed over the years.



2nd Jan, 2020

Oxford residents to receive 40% discount off admission tickets during January Weekends


Oxford Open Doors 2019

28th Aug, 2019

There will be plenty to enjoy over the Oxford Open Doors weekend on 14th and 15th September 2019. The doors to the city of Oxford have been thrown open for all to enjoy! 

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