RICHARD FELIX BIOGRAPHY

Richard Felix has been haunted by ghosts since the age of four, but he does not see dead people. He is frightened of ghosts! So what makes a man who is so frightened of ghosts look for them?
Richards has always been fascinated in history, especially military history with a special interest in disasters e.g. Charge of the light Brigade, The Alamo, Custer’s Last Stand, and the Titanic. At the age of 18 he had his own personal disaster being diagnosed with terminal cancer but survived. It is not until you are faced with death that you realise how important life is. Richard is a great believer that ghosts and history go together and firmly believes that ghosts exist—he has seen one, heard one, travelled with one and encountered one on a battle field but still remains firmly on the fence and remains sceptical about most ghostly occurrences. At least eight out of ten can be explained, it is the remaining two you need to worry about.
Richard spent 27 years as a record dealer in Derby Market Hall which apparently gave him the Gift of the Gab. He became President of Derby Chamber of Trade. Chairman of Derby and Derbyshire Tourism Society and Chairman of Derby Heritage Development Trust.
In 1992 Richard opened The Derby Heritage Centre. (a Tudor Grammar School) with ghosts and thus started the origins of the now world famous Derby Ghost Walk. Richard specialises in ghost tours around the U.K. and Ireland and has personally taken in excess of a quarter of a million people on a ghost tour. Twelve years ago he opened the haunted Derby Gaol ; scene of the last sentencing of Hanging, Drawing and Quartering in England. Ten years ago he embarked on the Ghost Tour of Great Britain. Visiting every county and recorded onto D. V.D’s their haunted tales. Richard has now created over fifty of these D.V.D’s, the success of these has resulted in them being put into book format which are selling throughout Great Britain.
The knowledge and expertise gathered by Richard over many years drew him to the attention of the T.V. and radio media and he has appeared on many paranormal programmes. Nine years ago he became the Paranormal Historian on the world acclaimed T.V. programme Most Haunted.—he has now completed ninety nine programmes (six in America) and twenty lives.
Richard is now currently working on a New T.V. show which will explore all aspects of the paranormal. Richards ’passion and enthusiasm for ghosts and history have put him at the forefront of the quest to prove beyond all doubt that ghosts really do exist and there is life after death.
Richard lives with his wife Julia, sons Edward and William, dogs Bingham, Charlie and Brock, cats Custer and Crocket on a haunted medieval moated site in rural Derbyshire.
For many years Richard has delivered lectures and talks to W.I.’s, Rotary Clubs and after dinner speeches. His specialised subjects are :-
The Paranormal, (What is a Ghost), Crime and Punishment, Executions, The Charge of The Light Brigade, Bonnie Prince Charlie,
Mary Queen of Scots., Derby the Cross Roads of History, Royal Murders, Bloodstained Britain.
Richard’s new book “What is a ghost” is very controversial and deals with the realities of ghosts rather than the Scooby Doo side of things and blames the Church for many of the Ghosts that are still around. A copy of this book has recently been sent to The Pope and the Archbishop Of Canterbury.

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