DUDLEY'S spookiest hotel is set to welcome a resident paranormal investigator to lead regular ghostbusting events.

Julian Pugh, from Stourbridge has secured the eerie job at The Station Hotel, renowned for its frequent spine tingling ghostly goings on.

Many residents at the haunted Castle Hill hotel have reported of a number of ghostly presences including a lady on the stairs, various male ghosts in the bedrooms and a man and a woman in the cellar.

The events, which kick off on Thursday May 8, will run once a month and will include a two course meal from 7pm and a three hour late night ghostbusting tour of the hotel led by Julian, spending an hour vigil in each spooky location including the dark cellars and bedrooms 214 to 217 - reported to be the scariest in the hotel.

Thirty-nine year old Julian, a former plumber, decided to finish sorting out pipes and tap into other worlds, after returning from a holiday in Majorca over three years ago.

He said: "I started having experiences such as seeing spiritual lights. It freaked me out a bit as before I had been one of the lads, having a pint and going to the football, but then all of a sudden this started to happen."

Julian joined the paranormal investigations group Para.Science, based in the Wirral, before starting up on his own.

He joined forces with TV ghosthunter Richard Felix from Most Haunted, recently holding a series of eerie events around the country, including Dudley Castle and Wales' oldest pub - the Skirrid Inn in Abergavenny, believed to be one of the most haunted in Britain.

Tickets for the supper and ghost hunt evenings at The Station Hotel cost £35 and are available from hotel. For further information contact staff on 01384 253418.