Patrick Keller (Missouri)
Patrick is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically on topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. His education includes a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and a master's degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. For more on Patrick and the Big Séance Podcast, visit BigSeance.com. For all of his photography, please visit his Flickr page.
Winter M. Balefire (California)
Winter has been an occultist and paranormal researcher for nearly 20 years. She has been published repeatedly since 2009 and has also been the subject of interviews regarding both areas of expertise. Writing and witchcraft have always remained close to Winter’s heart, feeling both require a profound understanding of one’s self and environment. When she’s not exploring the macabre and bizarre, Winter enjoys reading tarot, as well as writing poetry and short stories. All of her work can be viewed on her Website: http://www.winterbalefire.com/.
Maria Anna van Driel (Germany)
Maria is a theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, anthropologist, chemist, investigator journalist, and published author. She is a medium with psychometric and remote viewing capabilities. According to Maria, many have asked her how these abilities works, and being theoretical physicist, she tells them: "By using my brain as a machine, a form of time-compression can occur." Maria explains, "This means that time and space stops existing in a 3D manner and starts to manifest as a 4D holographic film, which floats on the electromagnetic fluctuations between 2D objects containing a transparent matter." She also revealed that as a born medium, she can "see through time as we understand it." For more information about Maria, visit http://nexttruth.com/.
Andy Evans (United Kingdom)
Andy was born in a coal mining village in West Yorkshire in Northern England. He followed his forefathers, left school at 15 and worked as as a coal miner for 17 years. He now works within the criminal justice system. Andy began investigating with Steve Hemingway in 2013 in a joint venture to investigate the infamous 30 East Drive Pontefract (Black Monk of Pontefract legend). Andy published his book Don't Look Back In Anger: The Black Monk of Pontefract to describe the history of 30 East Drive and his investigations there.
Bob Fountain (Tennessee)
As an investigator and evidence analyst with Spectral Tech, a paranormal investigative group that serves the surrounding Memphis, TN, area, Bob and the team try to help their clients find answers while helping to educate them about the paranormal in the process. As a special projects manager primarily involved in process engineering, and because documentation and analysis is paramount to serious investigations, Bob was drawn to take more than a passing interest and become actively involved in the study of different paranormal phenomena. Bob earned a bachelor's degree in metaphysical science and is an ordained metaphysical minister. For more information, visit http://www.spectraltech.org/.
Krystle Vermes (Massachusetts)
Krystle is a professional writer and blogger with a background in both online and print journalism. Her passions include everything from technology to sports. When she isn’t freelance reporting, she’s running her paranormal blog, GetSpooked.net, and hosting the “All Day Paranormal” podcast. Krystle is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism.
William Becker (Oregon and Washington)
As an international psychic medium, William helps others integrate spirituality into their everyday lives through psychic development classes, readings, and psychic life coaching. A paranormal enthusiast and experienced paranormal investigator, William combines his love of history and psychic abilities to allow people inside the world of ghosts and hauntings with his haunted hotspots classes, guided ghost tours, and paranormal investigation classes. For more information, visit http://paranormalinsights.net/.
Jack Kenna (New York)
Jack is a member of S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England and San Diego Ghost Hunters. He grew up in NY in an area rich in documented haunted graveyards, historical buildings, and Revolutionary War Battlefields. The haunted home he grew up in and now raises his family in also helped to pique his interest in the paranormal. During his current paranormal investigations, Jack uses scientific investigation methods and relies on his 30-plus years as a senior engineering technician and project leader for the Department of the Army. Jack is also working on his first book about the investigations of his East Coast team, as well as a comic book series also based on the team's investigations. Jack has appeared on Paranormal Survivor and Haunted Case Files TV series. When Jack is not working on one of his other projects, you can find him giving lectures and attending paranormal events and fundraisers throughout New England.
Manny Veiga (Massachusetts)
Manny is a podcaster, writer, and marketer based in Boston. He is cohost of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast and is featured on the All Day Paranormal After Dark YouTube show. He also hosts the “Hacks and Flacks” marketing podcast, available on iTunes.
Steven Hemingway (United Kingdom)
Steve was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, in the very heart of the Yorkshire Coalfield. He resisted the calling of King Coal and worked for almost 30 years as a psychiatric nurse. Steve teamed up with Andy Evans to form The Dark Hours paranormal teams. The duo conducted many investigations of the infamous Black Monk of Pontefract site, 30 East Drive Pontefract. Steve is the author of the book Living Next Door to Malice.
Nicole Strickland (California)
Nicole has been intrigued with the paranormal since childhood and has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother. Nicole is the founder and director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) and serves as the team’s case manager. She is also a core member of the Ghost Research Society, area research director and California coordinator for the GRS Southern California Area Research Director, and California representative for the American Spectral Society. Nicole is the author of Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, and Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend. For more information, visit http://www.spirited-ghost-girl.com.