Supernatural Magazine

Housemate From The Past

Back in 2000 I moved into a wonderful old house in the UK, during my time as Cabin Crew with BMI British Midland. The House was situated on an old village green, very leafy and a very pretty area to have the opportunity to live in.

The house dated back to the 1930’s possibly further, it had been many things in its former life, a family home and also the local shop then back to being a home again to what it is to this very day. I moved into The Green in July 2002, it was a fantastic hot month and personally it was a good time for me and my career ahead, this is where I was meant to be.

I moved into the biggest of the bedrooms, which at one time was the former living room for the family that lived about the Green when it was a former shop; it was a huge space and one that was very welcome to me.

Five of us lived at the Green and many odd events happened during my time living there. I can recall being in my room watching TV documentary about the 9/11, my housemate knew of one of the crew on one of the United planes that crashed, when all of a sudden we heard a noise, it was only Leigh and myself in the house so we knew it couldn’t have been anyone else. We both looked over to my bedroom door which was shut at the time to see the handle moving on its own accord and then the door came open, as if someone was looking into the room, both Leigh and I thought this was very odd and strange and thought nothing more of it, although she was a little spooked out by it.

On another occasion, I woke up in the early hours to go to get a drink of water, as it was a very hot night as I was having trouble getting to sleep in the heat. When I got back into bed after a while I could hear very odd sounds coming from down stairs, my room was over the living room which was the former main area of the shop. I could hear low murmuring voices and the rustling of bags, a housemate in Bedroom 2 could also hear this. It was if the shop was busy with local chat and customers, with their shopping being packed into bags.

Many voices from nowhere were often heard at The Green and it was something that we got use to as well as lights going on and off a lot, bangs and knocks. This became day to day part of life living in the house, and I have to say that it was nice living in such a calm and warm feeling of a house, that was certainly cared for and loved by all those that lived at The Green even if we couldn’t see them.

Ray Jorden

Ray Jorden

Since Ray can remember, he knew there was something different about him that made himself a loner at times. He can recall vividly playing alone, or with his cousin in the cellar of his grandfather’s large house. To them it was like a wonderland full of possessions and memorabilia collected over the years and we were talking a man who had served in the Battle of the Somme war.

To his cousin and Ray, the cellar was a magical place where they used to try and contact the spirit world. At such a young age Ray knew that death was not the final curtain, he knew that we just moved on to somewhere we could not be seen but were there. He remembers sitting in front of a mirror with a candle, why this method they did not know, but knew it felt right, calling out to ghosts, did they really think it would work? Well the answer quite simply was yes.

He has always asked the question “once we dead are we dead” Ray firmly believes that we do not cease to exist, but where we go is that unanswered question and journey that keeps Ray going.

With an interest in the paranormal spanning over thirty years, Ray Jorden better know from the 2014 - Present worldwide TV hit Haunting: Australia (now aired in over 25+ countries) as one of the Celebrity Ghost Hunters making up the UK contingent of the cast, the show airs in USA on 24th March on Syfy Channel.

With a huge array of TV, Radio, and Media credits to his name, investigating the paranormal in his own unique style of an old super sleuth is his huge passion, being able to translate this to TV and taking the viewers on a rollercoaster of investigating.

With further TV and ghost hunting event appearances planned for 2015, and further long term commitments to Haunting: Australia, Ray will be taking his audience to new locations and uncover and is looking forward to bringing the show alongside the other cast to America.