A POPULAR series - which first focused on spooky goings-on in Flintshire - will return, the BBC has confirmed.

The first series of 'Paranormal' - presented by north Walian Sian Eleri - proved to be a hit when it first aired in August.

That series; entitled 'The Girl, The Ghost and The Gravestone, saw Sian investigate Penyffordd Farmhouse at Treuddyn, which, in the late 1990s, was widely considered the most haunted house in Britain.

The story made local and national headlines as the family who lived at the farm became ever more desperate in their search for answers.

Reports ranged from words and pictures appearing and disappearing on the walls; objects moving around the house; and multiple witnesses reporting seeing a hooded figure and the ghost of a girl rumoured to be buried in the garden. 

Such was the success of that series, that the BBC has now confirmed that Paranormal will return in the near future - this time focusing on the weird but wonderful world of UFO's.

Following on from the success of the first series, which has been streamed over 2.7 million times on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1’s Sian will dive into a series of strange events regarded as one of the largest reports of UFO and extra-terrestrial activity in history.

Along the south and west coast of Wales in the 1970s and 1980s, dozens of ordinary and unconnected people in cities, seaside resorts and rural villages reported a spate of unexplained and terrifying sightings.

Sian said: “A second series is upon us! It’s been so eye-opening to investigate such open-ended issues, with series one raising questions challenging my own beliefs, so I can’t wait to get started on the next celestial adventure.

"The world of UFOs, extra-terrestrial activity and other theories around what exists in our skies is vast, so who knows what we might discover? I’m intrigued to find out.”

From tracking down eyewitnesses and researchers who have made it their life’s work to find answers, to those who suspect a hoax or psychological phenomena, Sian will delve into every theory in search of the truth.


Clare Sillery, head of documentary commissioning for the BBC said: “It’s been great to see how our audience enjoyed the first series of Paranormal. I’m delighted Sian Eleri will be returning - this time for a dive into the weird world of Ufology.”

Nick Andrews, head of commissioning at BBC Wales said: “Our nation’s obsession with all things paranormal is confirmed with our smash hit first series. Why wouldn’t we go again?

"This time to outer space and if some of the rumours are to be confirmed and the archive believed, Sian’s about to uncover an extraordinary true story…or is she? This is what we love about this series and BBC Cymru Wales is right behind (the sofa) as Sian and her team take us on another terrific adventure. You couldn’t make it up.”

A release date for season two will be announced soon.