So who is Filton Shields? He’s a man of mystery. He’s a detective always looking for clues and answers, always seeking the truth. He’s a solver of all kinds of problems, dilemmas and conundrums.
By day, he’s a Professor of Archaeology at Bristol University, but much prefers to be on his knees digging in the dirt with a trowel than lecturing in a stuffy hall. He likes to study the lay of the land, spotting anomalies, looking for clues from the past, piecing together shards of pottery or a pile of bones, and figuring out the role of a trinket no one has seen or touched for a thousand years or more.
Outside of academia, his thirst for solving puzzles continues. He enjoys delving into unexplained phenomena – be it hauntings and the supernatural but he’s much more than just a ghost hunter. Filton loves to investigate any mystery be it UFOs, strange lights, sounds or noises, incidents of déjà vu and re-incarnation, weird creatures or monsters in lochs or lakes around the world. He’s always seeking answers using his fount of knowledge in science, history and geology. Because he believes every single strange occurrence has a logical, rational, scientific answer, and so will search endlessly for clues, analyse all the information he can find in any situation and then, using his skills and expertise, find the possible cause and hopefully the answer.
Filton Shields is an Unexplained Phenomena Investigator. And so far he’s always been right.
He’s also a character who, when I created him, I had no idea where his story would lead. His was the voice needed to convey and expand the ideas and theories of the paranormal in order to unravel the mystery in my story, little realising how much a central player he would become. Sometimes the characters we create turn out that way. It’s what makes writing fun.
And now, having come out of lockdown, Filton is eager to begin again, anxious and tamping at the bit to solve more mysteries. His next two investigations are in hand, and he’s waiting to get back to Greece to finish what he’d been uncovering there before the world came to a halt, but he would dearly love to hear from you with your unexplained stories. If you have first-hand experience of something strange and inexplicable happening to you, be it ghosts, déjà vu, UFOs or alien abduction, near-death experience, items going missing in the house. No matter what, no matter how incredible or vague, no matter when or where, Filton would love to hear your story and help you find a satisfactory answer. And who knows, you may just find your mystery finds its way into one of Filton Shields’ future books.
Email Filton with your story to FiltonShields@gmail.com or add your story as a comment below. Many thanks.
WHITE STONES. The First Filton Shields Mystery
“Walls have ears, but sometimes they also have mouths with which to speak.”