With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no-one who knows how to scare the living daylights out of people better than ex-Most Haunted star Jason Karl, who these days lives near Lancaster. HOLLY BLACKWELL went to meet the self-confessed ‘master of the macabre’.
JASON Karl has carved a career from making people scream.
And with Halloween fast approaching, the former star of Most Haunted is preparing to celebrate the spookiest day of the year in style.
“Horror has been my whole life,” said Jason.
“I’ve always been interested in the supernatural, but I had an experience when I was 12 of seeing a ghost.
“It terrified me and fascinated me at the same time, and it was that mixture of terror and fascination that made me delve further into it and start to investigate.”
Jason, who now lives near Lancaster, originally comes from London, where his passion for ghosts and ghouls developed while training to be an actor. “I was personally very interested in ghosts and the supernatural, and so I set up a group which was very unique at that point, and we went around the country investigating the supernatural and ghosts of England.
“In 1996 I was approached by the Discovery Channel to do a programme called Ghost Hunters that was being filmed in the North West.
“I decided I loved it up here, and I never went back.”
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