2010s

2014

AFTERLIFE

2010

2010

2011

2013

2013

2013

2014


2014


91
YEARS

AFTERLIFE

“I am always interested to receive first-hand or reliable accounts of ghosts and haunted houses…”

“...a subject that has interested me for almost as long as I can remember…”

“...and will probably continue to interest me until…”

“…perhaps…”

“...I become a ghost myself!”

Gazetteer of British Ghosts
Introduction, p.10

Underwood at his home in Haslemere in 2014, where he passed away, on November 26th.
(Photograph taken by his son Christoper)

1923

-

2014

THE END

1970s

1971

The Gazetteer is Underwood's first published work, and in many ways his most enduring.

Later republished in 1992 as The A-Z of British Ghosts.

1972

The first biography of the famous horror film actor.

Underwood saw many Karloff films as part of his cinematic escape when he was young.

1972

A survey of the key aspects of the strange and intriguing territory of 'the occult'.

1973

The first - and much imitated - guide to the various mysterious phenomena reported in Haunted London, including curious sites such as 50 Berkley Square.

1973

Detailed accounts of key investigations from the past including Langenhoe, the first 'official ghost hunt', and the Tulip Staircase at the Queen’s House in Greenwich.

1973

Long delayed due to controvery over the integrity of the investigation of Harry Price, Underwood finally published the first complete record of the Borley hauntings.

1974

The sequel to Underwood’s original ‘Gazetteer'.

1975

Wilder's hypnosis sessions with a patient reveal three, increasingly distant, former lives. Underwood contributes assessement and discussion along the way.

1975

Underwood delves deeper into the occult, discussing haunted music, vampires, superstitions, voodoo, reincarnation, psychic surgery, clairvoyance, fairies, and dowsing and divining.

1975

An intriguing compendium of facts and fiction on the ‘undying’ theme of vampirism. It includes writings related to the ‘Highgate Vampire’ (see The Ghost Hunters).

1977

An edited collection of stories - such as the commissioned and published  by the company Underwood worked as an employee for so many years - J. M.  Dent.

1977

Hauntings sheds new light on some well-known cases, including  Hampton Court, the demon drummer of Bedworth, the Wesley ghost, Borley Rectory and  others.

1978

Underwood’s third ‘gazetteer’.

His research included the ghost of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, whom he met back in 1952.

1978

Underwood’s fourth ‘gazetteer’, devoted to the five counties of the North of England: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

1978

A classic reference tool for anyone with a serious interest in the paranormal.

1980s

1980

Dowsing is a particular type of divination; the attempt to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, without the use of scientific apparatus.

1980

This childrens book became the basis for the more serious Ghost Hunters’s Guide (1985).

1982

A 'gazetteer' of two southern parts of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

1983

Underwood reflects back upon more than forty years of paranormal investigation - it is no common task.

1984

This Haunted Isle is a heavily illustrated (in black and white) guide to the ghosts and legends of Britain’s historic buildings.

1984

A gazetteer of the ghosts of Kent; from Aldington Corner to Wrotham.

1985

The Ghost Hunters is a series of accounts of the most historically significant ghost hunters; from Harry Price, to Hans Holzer, including Underwood himself and his contemporaries.

1986

A study concerning Queen Victoria’s relationship to the occult, including her visits to haunted properties, her obsession with omens and superstitions, and her fascination with death.

1986

The Ghost Hunter’s Guide is one of the first real guides to the hunting of ghosts, Underwood manages to cover just about eery aspect of this intriguing and mystifying subject.

1987

Underwood unravels ‘one hundred years of mystery’ surrounding Jack the Ripper.

1990s

1990

What is exorcism? An archaic throwback? Something wrongfully employed in cases of mental disturbance? Or an evil living force which can be overcome only by the power of the good?

1992

The lives, loves and deaths of Hollywood's brightest stars: a macabre survey of 'death in Hollywood’ from Marilyn Monroe to Alfred Hitchcock.

1993

An almanac containing important information pertaining to 120 hauntings.

1993

A richly illustrated guide to ghosts and how to see them, with lots of photographs, many in colour.

1994

Nights in Haunted Houses is a series of accounts of nights spent in haunted houses with fellow members of the Ghost Club Society, including Newark Park.

1999

A compendium of previously published writings exploringthe world of ghosts, apparitions and psychic activity.

2000s

2000

Harking back to his previously edited collection, Thirteen Famous Ghost Stories (1977), this volume contains tales specially selected - and introduced, by Underwood himself.

2001

Underwood offers further material and reflection upon the Borley case, including a transcript of the lecture he originally toured with: ‘A Pictorial History of the Borley Haunting’.

2004

The Murder Club is Underwood’s only work of fiction - an original thriller set in the 1930s. 

2008

Written together with fellow paranormal historians Paul Adams and Eddie Brazil, Underwood contributes his considerable knowledge to this comprehensive guide.

2009

True ghost stories associated with gardens in a survey that not only covers England and Scotland, but also areas on the continent as well as throughout the United States and Australasia.

2010s

2010

A variation of a summary account of the history of the Ghost Club previously published in others writings.

2010

Republication of Ghosts of Wales (1978).

2011

The second of Underwood’s collaborations with Paul Adams and Eddie Brazil.

2013

A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Irish ghosts.

2013

‘The Gazetteer of Haunted Britain’ marks a return to Souvenir Press, with whom Underwood published his original Gazetteer, in 1971.

2013

An account of the haunted places located in the town that was Underwood's home for many years.

2014

Underwood’s final work.