Thursday, 26 August 2010

5 days to the end of our summer competition...

Here's the final reminder for our summer 'ghost story' competition, which ends on the last day of August.

We haven't found any ghosts yet, but you probably have. So jot down your true life experience (doesn't have to be more than a paragraph or two) and include it in a comment at the end of this post, or email it to

Entries received so far include a ghost in First World War uniform, piercing screams from an upstairs floor, and a paranormal encounter in a bathtub. All good stuff, but we want to read more!

Best submission gets turned into a newspaper-style comic strip like the one above, drawn by our very own Mychailo Kaybrid who is currently illustrating the hugely popular Wallace & Gromit strip in The Sun.

The strip will be published on this blog, and the winner will be sent the highly collectable original artwork, signed by our very selves. I am sure you will agree that this is a prize to treasure for ever. So get scribbling and send us your tales!

On a side note, the strip above refers to our expedition to Beauchief Abbey last summer. You can read about it here.

Eager to relive that momentous evening (when, significantly, we spectacularly failed to find anything), we are about to set forth again to the haunted abbey to recreate our non-experiences in video form.

Soon to be uploaded to YouTube and embedded in this blog, it promises to be a visual feast, an aural treat and an anti-climactic extravaganza.

So watch this space ... but not for too long or your eyes will go funny.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

2MG on the radio with top comedian!

This morning, our very own Mike Kazybrid - first man of Two Men and a Ghost - was interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield by none other than Phoenix Nights star, Toby Foster.

The subject was the unexplained, which is appropriate because one of life's great unexplained mysteries is how the two of us manage to keep this ghost hunting blog going when we still haven't found any ghosts!

Mike reveals all - about the origins of 2MG and more - and his words of wisdom can be found here, starting at 2.47.10. But listen quick - it's only online for another seven days.

And don't forget to tune in to The Toby Foster Bigger at Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Sheffield, every weekday from 7am to 10am, with a topical phone-in every final hour.

Monday, 2 August 2010

What the men behind 2MG are really like!

Have you ever wondered what the men behind Two Men and a Ghost are really like? No? Don't blame you.

But if you had, then wonder no more. Along comes a brand new site, called Typealyzer, that analyses the contents of blogs and lets you know the personality type of the authors.

A quick cut and paste job reveals that Mike and I are 'Mechanics' (maybe we should form a pop group).

Are we human? Are we dancers? No, Typealyzer reveals that we are:

'The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment and are highly skilled at seeing and fixing what needs to be fixed. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.'

Uncannily spot on, in every detail. You may have imagined that we were hopelessly inept with our ghost hunting exploits, following up half-baked leads with the most basic of equipment, shambling along cluelessly, frequently getting lost, then giving up at the slightest hint of tiredness, thirst or hunger ... or anything.

Well, you're wrong. Typealyzer confirms that we are a lean, mean paranormal machine, on call 24 hours a day at 2MG Mansions. We wait for the alarm bell to sound so that we can slide down our pole, strap ourselves into the state-of-the-art spookmobile and speed through the urban cityscape with the Starsky and Hutch theme blazing at full volume out of the battery-operated megaphone that's gaffa-taped to our roof. Impressive, eh?

Test your own blog on Typealyzer. It's totally, utterly, 100% accurate.

Would I lie to you?