Well, it has been another busy year for Real Or Otherside and 2013 is already shaping up to be just as hectic!

We completed our final investigation of 2012 on Saturday 15th December at the Angel Hotel in Coleford where we investigated along side Forest Paranormal, who we were meeting for the first time, and they are another group we have met who were so welcoming and willing to share ideas. We have potential to investigate with them again in January (TBC) but have so far confirmed a weekend of investigation, at St.Briavels Castle in March 2013, where we will be the Guest Paranormal team. Tickets are still available for this event so please contact the castle for more details – it would be great to see some of you there and for you to have the chance to meet an extremely professional but relaxed team such as Forest Paranormal! We are certainly looking forward to working with them more in 2013 and seeing what evidence we can obtain!

Once again we have had quiet locations, locations that surprised us, locations that we thought would be active and nothing happened – so it proves in this field that you just never know what you will find!

We have our eyes on additional equipment for 2013 which will allow us to investigate using even more techniques and, hopefully, give us more chance of capturing any activity so it can be presented as evidence. At the same time it also keeps our "techy geek" selves happy!

We have some investigations planned already for 2013 including Sally In The Woods, St.Briavels Castle and a museum in Weston-Super-Mare. We are also working extremely hard behind the scenes to return to some of the locations we investigated in 2012 as well as securing new locations, both for ourselves and other people to join us. We have also set the wheels in motion to try and secure our first investigation "abroad" in 2013 so keep your eyes peeled … if we can secure them then these will be 2 fascinating locations!

Thank you to everyone we have worked with and met during 2012 including the teams at Haunted Happenings, Forest Paranormal, BSPRI, SGPIT, South Bristol Paranormal and a new start up group – Vortex Paranormal. We thank all of these groups and the individuals, especially Karen and Katrina, that have joined us on investigations for their continued support and we can't wait to work with you all again next year.

Thank you as well to both the Pinstripe Medium who has provided us with an alternative angle to our investigations without ever being too intrusive and James (Meeky) who has trekked across the country with us and provided some great historical records, extra equipment and even managed to bag us an investigation – good skills!

Last, but by no means least, thank you to our other halves for putting up with us. We know it is not easy sometimes and that the paranormal side of things takes up a lot of our time but we really do appreciate you being there for us and backing us all the way in what we do.

For those that haven't seen it on Facebook yet please take a moment to view our Christmas video greeting above. It's just a little something to say thank you and a Merry Christmas to everyone that follows us … but make sure you don't have your speakers too loud as there is a little "surprise" half way through!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all and we can't wait for 2013 to begin. There are so many ideas we have that we are thinking of putting in to practice, new challenges and new opportunities. It is definitely going to be a busy but exciting time and we hope you can all join us on our adventure!!!