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A small selection of MAPIT investigations

that have been documented since 1974

Please see a review of them below

This sections shows a few of our investigations we have carried out over the years.

They consist of the following...



■ Star Jelly:

In 2001 MAPIT conducted an investigation into strange lights that dropped into a field in Carrington. Witnesses thought the lights were meteoric in nature. On investigation of the location, investigators found an unusual jelly type substance that was yellow in colour which had a strong odour of Sulphur. Could this be the infamous 'Star Jelly' that has been reported around the world and thought to come from outer space, or is there a more mundane explantion?


■ UFO Near Air Miss:

During January 1995, MAPIT was quick to respond to a UFO sighting by an aircraft pilot and first officer, who had officially reported their sighting to the appropriate department at Manchester International Airport. They claimed to have seen a wedge shaped object rush past them, that left no wake. Claiming nothing was caught on radar, Manchester International Airport submitted a report to the Civil Aviation Authority, that conducted their own investigation and released their conclusion a year later.


■ Mysterious Anglesey:

An investigation into strange paranormal activity at numerous locations around Anglesey, Wales. Several ancient sites were visited as well as a haunted crossroads, castle, gaol, inns etc. Local residents tell of strange ghostly manifestations and an on site investigation is carried out at an alleged haunted graveyard. Anglesey is full of reported paranormal events. These are just a few of them we have looked into.


■ Abney Hall.

An investigation into numerous reports of paranormal happenings at Abney Hall in Cheadle, Stockport. Also noted for a pround incident that took place during the 1980s which involved the sighting of small evil looking figures that were dressed like ninjas and attacked children and their martial arts teachers.


■ The Gaerwen Gas.

An investigation into unusual balls of white light seen moving amongst gravestones in an onld 12th Century church in Anglesey. Reported by construction workers that were reconstructing the old church after many many year of neglect. The church is situated in the center of Marshland in Gaerwen and MAPIT quickly finds a rational explanation.


■ The Fadden Phantom.

An investigation into paranormal disturbances after a boy is followed down a street by a entity and physically attacked in his home. MAPIT investigators attend the home to conduct an overnight investigation in which some strange things take place and an unusual black apparition is seen in the kitchen and photographed. A profound case in which the family were forced to leave their home for good.


■ A Cottage Mystery.

An investigation carried out by joint organisations MAPIT and TOPRA - Tameside & Oldham Paranormal Research Association. This investigation had national interest and involved a family living in a three story cottage in Derbyshire who claimed to be having extreme paranormal incidents there. The family were taken to court by the former owners in hope of retrieving outstanding payment on the property. Read the full investigation by clicking on the appropriate page.


■ The Stocksbridge Bypass - A Critical Analysis.

An investigation carried out by joint organisations MAPIT and UPIA - The Unknown Phenomena Investigation Association. This investigation was innitially carried out over a period of ten years by investigators Kirst D'Raven and Steve Mera. In 2010, they came together to review the investigation and to compile an in depth and thorough report that may put the alleged paranormal incidents in the vicinity of the Stocksbridge Bypass to rest, once and for all.


■ A Winter Hill UFO? - Revised Edition.

In November of 1999, MAPIT conducted a large scale investigation in the area of Winter Hill, UK. Months of research and investigation unturned no information. In more recent times MAPIT was told that the case was in fact a hoax, perpetrated by those interested in the subject and knowledgable of investigation and research techniques. If this case was a hoax, then it still revealed some interesting finds. One thing is for sure. UFO sightings continue to be reported from that location.


■ Football Club Ghosts - Manchester City: Main Road.

A corporate investigation carried out in 1998 by MAPIT of alleged paranormal disturbances at Manchester City Football Club. Contracted by Fortean TV, MAPIT investigators visited the ground to conduct and investigation. Several interviews were carried out along with discovered details of an alleged curse.


■ The Plume & Feathers Public House Investigation.

MAPIT investigators travelled to Northamptonshire to conduct several overnight investigations at an alleged haunted public house. The unfortunate thing, is that we ran into an alleged psychic that was visiting the pub in hope of finding its spirits. (Excuse the pun!). Investigators were thrown into having conduct an investigation whilst the alleged psychic and her psychic battery friend were on the premises. It did not go too well, as you can imagine.


■ Sale Moor Spooks.

During March of 2002 I was contacted by Joe Morgan and his partner Jackie Hulse. Both claimed to have witnessed paranormal phenomena taking place in their small two bedroom house in Sale Moor, Manchester. We visited their home several times in hope of rationalising the said disturbances. However, it turned out that we ended having the family relocated to another home.


■Farleyway Fear.

In August of 1996 I was surprised to receive a letter from someone claiming to live in the very same property as a previous investigation had been carried out at. Was this a hoax or a strange coincidence playing its part? Surely this could not have been the same house. The letter was a detailed account in regards the witnessing of paranormal phenomena. The new resident (Simon Walker) had lived at the 4 bedroom council house for a number of years and had much to tell me. He recalled his first experience...


■Grocery Ghosts.

Its not often you think of paranormal disturbances whilst doing your weekly shopping an the local supermarket, but that's exactly what you might do if you were to do your shopping in Booths Supermarket in Knutsford, Cheshire. Large objects were found to have been moved around the store during the night, strange whistling sounds, unusual odours and the sighting of dark amourphous shapes and apparitions. MAPIT investigators look into the unusual disturbances...


■Alias Salt and Green.

It all started with a UFO sighting that took place in Old Trafford, Manchester, UK. The local radio station received a call during a talk show on the subject, from what was first thought, to be local students who claimed to have seen two strange triangular shaped structures in the sky over Lancashire County Cricket Club. However, MAPIT investigators quickly learned that the three students were in fact three on duty police officers. During the investigation, the police officers were visited by alleged MOD Officials calling themselves Smith and Green. The mystery continues.


■The Strange Being.

From the MAPIT Archieves: During 1977 an investigation was carried out in regards three children who claimed to have seen a strange being whilst out playing in fields near the back of a local school. Their description was stereotypical for the 1970's. An interesting investigation that unfortunately revealled little evidence.


■The Southampton Disappearance.

A number of years ago, MAPIT was contacted by a crime division police officer from the area of Southampton to see if we could assist with a rather unusual investigation. An investigation into a strange disappearance. The case had been shelved by the police after finding no explanation nor foul play. Sudden and spontaneous disappearances have been reported throughout the world, where the victims are there one minute and gone the next. This investigation was one of the most profound disappearances we had ever come across.





MAPIT have a further 1600 cases on file. what you see above are just a few of the more interesting ones.