The guy was something of a local celebrity, and could be seen wandering around by old buildings at nighttime or talking to people in the pub. He said he was a paranormal investigator and historian of the strange and peculiar. And he did have a couple of essays in small, niche publications, and they’re not too bad. But mostly he just sits in pubs and bars and asked about the town. Said he was ‘uncovering local mysteries’ and ‘finding the truth about the town’s history’, but I think he just thrives off drama and gets off on hearing centuries-old gossip.