Richard Jones - The Spectre Inspector

Richard Jones is the author of the best selling books Walking Haunted London; Haunted Britain and Ireland; Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland; Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland; Walking Dickensian London; Haunted Inns of Britain and Ireland; Haunted London; Haunted Houses of Britain and Ireland; Mystical Britain and Ireland; Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London; and Jack the Ripper:- The Casebook.

He has also written guides to Oxford, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Chester, Bath, Stratford Dublin, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland.

He has conducted on the spot research at over 3,000 Haunted Britain author Richard Jones. Haunted places and is well versed in paranormal history.

Paranormal expert Richard Jones.

In October 2003 he was chosen to spearhead the Mayor of London's Totally London "Awe and Gore Week" for which he selected the top 13 haunted sites in the capital. He was subsequently featured on numerous radio programmes discussing the ghosts and history of London.

From 2003 to 2005 he appeared regularly as one of the historians on Living TV's hugely successful Most Haunted Live for which he investigated locations and subjects as diverse as Dick Turpin, William Shakespeare and Stratford, and Matthew Hopkins the so-called Witch-finder General.

In 2005 he appeared coast to coast in the United States on the Discovery Channel's Conquerors talking about the Norman Conquest.

Other television credits include Ghost Towns for Living TV; Vic Reeves Investigates Jack the Ripper for Sky One; and Giants:- Friend or Foe for the Discovery Channel.In October 2011 he appeared with Michaela Strachan on Michaela Strachan's Great British Ghosts taking Michaela and the viewers on a tour of Supernatural London.

In 1997 he wrote and presented the Ironhill Pictures drama-documentary On the Trail of Jack the Ripper and he also features on the DVD of the Johnny Depp film From Hell providing an opinion on the identity of Jack the Ripper.

Richard acted as historical and locations adviser for the History Channel’s Haunted History: London special, in which programme he also appeared presenting the stories and histories of each site featured.

He also appeared on the BBC television programme Haunted London, for which he braved the dangers inside the most haunted house in London!

In 2005 he wrote and presented the drama-documentary Unmasking Jack the Ripper which has received universal acclaim in Ripper circles with several eminent Ripperologists calling it one of the best Jack the Ripper documentaries ever made.

Richard is also a full member of the prestigious Magic Circle where he is an “Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star,” the penultimate honour the organisation can bestow upon its members. He is author of the book That’s Magic.

Well versed in the principles of “psychic phenomena” Richard has been entertaining worldwide audiences with his mind reading and sťance show Hauntings:-An Outing with the Spirits since 1993.

January 2009 saw the publication of Richard's book History and Mystery in Edinburgh in November 2010 is book Haunted Britain, for which the legendary Tom Baker wrote the forward, was published.

Richard still conducts his acclaimed Haunted London Walk and his Jack the Ripper Tour

He also conducts a whole series of London walks and maintains the free Harry Potter London Tour.