James has always had a keen interest in myths and legends.
His interest started at an early age after reading The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. A family friend then used to give him copies of the Unexplained magazine, which contained all sorts of weird and wonderful stories about topics as diverse as Big Foot and spontaneous human combustion. His older sister was also interested in the occult and had lots of books on magic, witches and tarot. Plus he grew up on a huge moor near Glasgow, Scotland, where there were numerous standing stones and ancient iron age sites. This led to a keen interest in ancient religions, myths and the reasons behind their formation.
Through his work on Monsters and Critics he is constantly researching the very topics covered on Paranormal Papers and takes great interest in getting to the bottom of these stories, whether they are real or not.
Sceptical by nature, James likes to liberally apply Occam’s razor to any reports but also remains open minded.