Richard Felix

Paranormal Historian, Television Presenter, Author

This is My Story

Richard Felix is most famous as the Historian for Living TV’s Most Haunted appearing in over 120 episodes.

Richard 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 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. “It is not until you are faced with death that you realise how important life is.”

For many years he has been a columnist for the Derby Telegraph, dealing with Derby’s fascinating local history He is a regular contributor to Radio Derby.

In 1992 Richard opened The Derby Heritage Centre. (A Tudor Grammar School) with ghosts and this 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 million people on a ghost tour.

In 1995 he launched a campaign to erect a statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Derby. This he achieved after raising over £100,000

Twelve years ago he opened the haunted Derby Gaol; scene of the last Hanging, Drawing and Quartering in England.

For many years Richard has delivered lectures and talks to Derby University and many Derby Schools, various W I groups, Rotary Clubs and after dinner speeches.
His specialised subjects are:-

• The Paranormal, (What is a Ghost)
• Murder Crime and Punishment.
• Executions
• The Charge of the Light Brigade.
• Bonnie Prince Charlie
• Mary Queen of Scots.

Richard's Early Life
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 in its centenary year, Chairman of Derby and Derbyshire Tourism Association and Chairman of Derby Heritage Development Trust and lifelong president of The Charles Edward Stuart Society.
In 1973 he joined The Territorial Army as a potential officer with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
In 1976 he was commissioned into A (Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Squadron) the 3rd Battalion Worcester and Sherwood Foresters reaching the rank of Captain.
Richard's Personal Life
Richard lives with his wife Julia, dogs Bingham, Charlie and Brock, cats Custer and Crocket on a haunted medieval moated site in rural Derbyshire.
Richard's Derby Heritage Centre
In 1992 Richard opened The Derby Heritage Centre. (A Tudor Grammar School) with ghosts and this 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 million people on a ghost tour.
In 1995 he launched a campaign to erect a statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Derby. This he achieved after raising over £100,000
Twelve years ago he opened the haunted Derby Gaol; scene of the last Hanging, Drawing and Quartering in England.
Richard's Ghost Tour of Great Britain
Ten years ago he embarked on the Ghost Tour of Great Britain. Visiting every county and recorded onto DVD’s their haunted tales. Richard has now created over fifty of these DVD’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 programmes. Four years ago he became the Paranormal Historian on the world acclaimed T.V. programme Most Haunted. Richard has visited America on numerus occasions from conducting Paranormal Tours, Conversions, Paracon, Radios shows, Co Host on Ghost Chronicles), Books signings, but also coving 8 states of America with Paranormal colleges including Ron Kolek (Ghost Chronicles), Jeff Belanger (Ghost Village), Jason Hawes (TAPS Ghost hunters), Patrick Burns (Hunting Evidence), Stacey Jones (Ghost Cops), Chris Fleming (Dead Famous), Dave Schrader (Darkness Radio), Brian J Cano (Haunted Collector), Amy Goodwin (Aaron Goodwin Sister from Ghost Adventures), Carmen Reed (Connecticut Haunting) and many more.
Richard is now currently working on various TV shows including The Inquisition, Spymasters, Forbidden History and Medieval Murder and Mystery and many more.
He is at present appearing in national theatre on a tour entitled Psychic and Science, where the Godfathers of the Paranormal explain what is a ghost but also throughout the show you will be asked to take part in actives, are you brave enough to take part?.
Richard's TV History
2016 – Forbidden History (TV Series documentary)
2015 – History’s Ultimate Spies (TV Series documentary)
2015 – Medieval Murder Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
2014 – Inquisition (TV Series documentary)
2014 – Couples Come Dine with Me (TV Series)
2013 – Forbidden History (TV Series documentary)
2013 – The Secrets of the Alchemists (2013)
2013 – The One Show (TV Series documentary) – Rebellion
2012 – Surviving Death: A Paranormal Debate (Documentary)
2012 – Great British Ghosts (TV Series documentary)
– Derby Gaol and Guildhall Tunnels
– Berkeley Castle and the George and Pilgrims Hotel
– Cornfield Hall Halloween Special
2011 – Britain’s Greatest Haunts (TV Movie)
2009 – The Gadget Show (TV Series) Episode #12.13
2009 – Richard Felix Investigates: The Chamber combe Ghosts – Paranormal Historian
2009 – Scariest Places on Earth (Derby England)
2008 – Ghoul School: Haunted Sussex (TV Movie) Presenter / Ghost Expert
2008 – Phantom Force: Afterlife
2007 – Spiral Paranormal (TV Series) Paranormal Historian
2005 – Ireland AM (TV Series)
2004 – The Terry and Gaby Show (TV Series) – Episode #2.10
2002/ 2006 – Most Haunted (TV Series 120 episodes) Paranormal Historian
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