Shanty Baba has been a professional storyteller since 2001 and has run the Lantern Ghost Story Walks in St Ives, since he started in 2002. He is also a local historian with an expert knowledge of the darker side of St Ives. Of ghosts, paranormal activtiy, the undead, of murders and all other manner of dark deeds from the town's history.
He is a very enagaging storyteller who has a real passion for telling supernatural and occult stories. This is reflected in how many people come back and do his walks again, and how many word of mouth recommendations he receives.
But his experience goes beyond that. He spent a year in India living in a cave with a Aghora Tantric yogi, in which time he learnt how to look into "the shadows lands beyond". One day he will write a book about those times.
As a storyteller, he has appeared on TV and on the radio.
For information about Shanty Baba visit his main website