MJ Wayland is a writer, researcher and historian specialising in ghosts, supernatural beliefs and fringe history. His research has appeared in dozens of publications and he has consulted and appeared in over two hundred television programmes, documentaries, radio shows and podcasts. During the last ten years, he has lectured internationally as well as appearing at The Sunday Times Literature Festival (alongside Professor Bruce Hood) and various festivals and universities across the UK.
MJ Wayland’s interest in the paranormal, especially ghosts, began at an early age after experiencing a number of unusual incidents that his peers could not explain. In his early teens, he joined various research societies and began to study the multiple facets of the paranormal with a scientific and historical viewpoint. His research has taken him from dark haunted castles of Britain to the haunted graveyards of New Orleans, investigating his primary love of ghosts and high strangeness cases.
Since the mid-1990s, MJ Wayland has provided consultancy for TV, film and theatre as well as appearing in local, national, international newspapers, radio and TV. He is the author of eight best-selling books.“50 Real Ghost Stories” holding the Amazon UK top 10 bestselling Paranormal book at Halloween for four years running, and “50 Real American Ghost Stories” an annual Halloween and Christmas bestseller on Amazon’s bestselling paranormal books.
Since the mid-1990s MJ Wayland has curated, consulted and organised paranormal events at locations including Warwick Castle, Tower of London, Harewood House and many more. He was responsible founding of the internationally renowned Mary King’s Ghost Fest, as well as programming the fourteen-day Oxford Castle Ghost Fest in 2009 and 2010.
More recently he provided consultancy for the movies “The Awakening”, “The Quiet Ones” and “The Conjuring 2”