Underwood, Peter (1923-)

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Underwood, Peter (1923-)

British writer on occultism and psychical investigation. He has also written on the cinema. He is a member of the Society for Psychical Research, the vice president of the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies, and a former member of the Research Committee of the Psychic Research Organization.

Underwood took part in investigations into a haunting, conducted worldwide tests in telepathy and ESP, and has compiled comprehensive files of hauntings in the British Isles. He has been president and chairman of the Ghost Club for many years. He has written a number of books, has lectured extensively on psychic matters, and made several hundred television appearances and radio broadcasts. His interests have reached far beyond ghosts and hauntings to include horror movies, vampires, and the occult in general.


Underwood, Peter. The Complete Book of Dowsing and Divining. London: Rider, 1980.

. Dictionary of the Supernatural. 1978. Reprinted as Dictionary of the Occult of Supernatural. London: Harrap, 1978.

. A Gazetteer of British Ghosts. New York: Walker, 1975.

. A Gazetteer of Scottish and Irish Ghosts. New York: Bell,1985.

. Ghosts and How to See Them. North Pomfret, Vt.: Trafalgar Square, 1995.

. Haunted London. N.p., 1973.

. Hauntings; New Light on the Greatest True Ghost Stories of the World. London: Dent, 1977.

. No Common Task: The Autobiography of a Ghost Hunter. N.p., 1983.

. The Vampire's Bedside Companion. London: Frewin, 1975.