Stephen was born in Ashington, Northumberland, England on 1st November 1973. It was his father who helped start him on the journey he is now on. He absolutely loved horror movies. Rightly or wrongly, as a young boy, Stephen had watched many such movies as The Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Exorcist and many more. His parents still have a box set of 70's LP's that has a Ouija board drawn on the inside of the cardboard box that held the LP's.
Stephen decided to go it alone. He had an idea for a book (which some of you are reading now), albeit it has taken about 5 years and many format changes to get to this point. Stephen wanted to have a go at things in his own way. He had made up his mind to contact locations in Northern England & Scotland about the possibility of spending time at their haunted location. Stephen would document the history, ghost stories and record accounts from the overnight vigil. The big difference being, this was to be done by him or at most there would be only two people on location.
Stephens work for the book at this time was very enjoyable. He got the chance to stay in some wonderful places, some which were family homes not open to the public. One of Stephen's accounts was published in a book by Jason Karl, 21st Century Ghosts.
Working on the book gave Stephen the idea for a TV show. Being on location alone really captures what Stephen believes ghost hunting is about and this is what he wanted to give the public the chance to see. No fancy equipment and at one with the elements along with the fear of being alone.
To take the ideas forward Stephen teamed up with Paul 'The Psychic Biker' and Extreme Ghost Hunting Limited was created.