PARANORMAL investigators believe they might have evidence of ghosts in Sussex.

The team of ex-police officers, called Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service (Pigs), has been trying to contact the “other side” since 2006.

Travelling to locations across Sussex, the group uses “scientific” methods to document ghostly activity.

The team has collected a bundle of spooky pictures and mysterious audio recordings which they have shared with The Argus.

One frightening picture appears to show the outline of a person standing in the doorway of the Old Police Cells Museum in Brighton Town Hall.

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And a thermal picture – which reveals hot and cold areas – shows a spooky apparition with long legs at White Rock in Hastings.

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Ex-Hove police officer and Pigs owner Tim Brown 52, said: “For me, there is such a thing as ghosts.

“I’m very sceptical as there’s so many explanations, but I’ve seen physical apparitions.

“Ghosts are real, but what exactly they are is what the conversation is.

“Are they people from the past? Are they an illusion? Are they frequencies?

“There’s a lot of theory.”

Mr Brown had his first ghostly experience in 1996 while taking night-time pictures at Preston Manner in Brighton.

He began to feel uneasy while taking long-exposure pictures of the building.

When the film was developed, he said there was a picture which contained a man standing to attention with a rifle in hand and a dog at his side.

Then, when visiting the museum some weeks later, he saw the same rifle-wielding man and dog in a picture in one of Preston Manner’s bedrooms.

He started his ghost-busting carer a decade later and now uses specialist equipment in a bid to catch the ghosts on recordings.

His team takes members of the public on spooky expeditions.

He said: “Our guests arrive in separate small teams and visit different parts of the location.

“The experience will range from glass moving to automatic writing.

“There will also be someone who looks into a mirror and asks for any ghosts or spirits to show themselves.”

The ghostbusters will take a thermal imaging camera, which looks for variants in temperature, and audio equipment which captures low-frequency sounds.

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They use infrared video throughout the night – known as night-vision – and static detectors.

Over the years, they have investigated areas including Field Place in Worthing, St Mary in the Castle and The White Rock in Hastings, The Old Police Cells in Brighton and Newhaven Fort.

Asked where the most haunted place in Sussex is, he said: “It is hard to say, if you go to a location, you might have an amazing night and then go back the next week and get very little.

“It’s almost like fishing.”

Mr Brown has shared some of his best evidence – collected over a decade – with The Argus.

One picture shows a ghostly apparition at the Old Police Cells, which can be found under the town hall in the city centre.

The cells are in what was Brighton Police Station, which was the base for dealing with crime in the city from 1832 until 1967.

The station was then closed to the public and instead used for storage by the council.

It has long been rumoured that the Old Police Cells are haunted by various ghosts.

One of the most legendary figures said to haunt the place is that of Henry Solomon, the former chief of police.

He was murdered in 1844 while interviewing a prisoner in his office.

Mr Brown said of the picture: “The image was somebody taking random shots one night and they seem to have captured something walking down the walkway, which is not one of the team.”

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Another picture shows Field Place’s Manor House and Barns in Worthing.

Reports of unexplained happenings there include a woman in a black Victorian style dress, a military man, several child ghosts in the outbuildings, an old lady and a grounds keeper.

Mr Brown said: “The team seemed to be in communication with what they described as a girl, in this image you can see a faint outline of a small person in perhaps a shawl. We are still reviewing this image as interesting.”

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