Nick Groff has been fascinated with all aspects of the supernatural for as long as he can remember. He pushes the limits with every investigation he conducts. Nick's life quest is to research and study what else lies beyond the realm we live in, where our energy goes when the body dies, what's next.
Executive Producer/Creator/Host of Paranormal Lockdown on Destination America and TLC
Executive Producer/Creator of Ghost Stalkers on Destination America
Investigator/Consultant Ghosts of Shepherdstown on Destination America
Executive Producer/Co-host Investigator for Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel
Executive Producer for Vegas Stripped. 6 episodes aired on Travel Channel
Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Editor/Investigator for Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary. Award winning documentary. Aired on SyFy Channel in 2007 and Travel Channel 2008 to 2014
Co-Founder GAC (Ghost Adventures Crew): A world-wide paranormal community uniting as one to investigate the "other side"
Katrina has always had a passion for the supernatural and a desire to see out the unknown. Having grown up in a haunted house, she was naturally drawn to the subject. Her interests expanded beyond just hauntings to include UFOs and Cryptids. While at Penn State she was able to network with others sharing her interests. This led to the opportunity to co-host Paranormal State on A&E.
Currently, you can catch Katrina on Paranormal Lockdown on TLC, with co-host Nick Groff.
Throughout the year, she lectures at paranormal conference and events where she discusses her experiences in the field.
Amy Allan is a paranormal researcher and physical medium. She's had an interest in the paranormal since the age of 4, after experiences with shadow people. Since then, she's been on a quest to understand the mysteries of the unexplained.
Amy's mentor was the world-renowned para-psychologist William Roll. Her abilities have been studied and tested by leading para-psychologists. She has worked with private investigators and police agencies throughout the country.
Currently, Amy can be seen co-hosting The Dead Files on the Travel Channel.
Elizabeth Saint is an American Actress, Model, Electrical Engineer and Paranormal Investigator. After graduating high school, she signed a two year contract and moved to New York City to pursue a high fashion modeling career. After a few years, she felt something was still missing from her life and decided to go to college for a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Systems Technology. As an Engineer, Elizabeth has been awarded many professional opportunities, and one in particular that led her to a job working for the Department of Defense.
She enjoys her creative outlets as well with a passion for acting and film which also extends to her love of technology. She uses her own engineered designs, under the name Ghostly Gadgets, during her investigations to further her research of the paranormal. The E-Box design was seen on Destination America’s Season 1 of “Paranormal Lockdown.” Ghostly Gadgets to be made available to the public in 2017.
Elizabeth most recently starred on Ghosts of Shepherdstown on Destination America.
James "Bobo" Fay
James Fay is commonly, if not almost exclusively, known to the world as “Bobo.” The origins of that name are shrouded in mystery, as is much of Bobo’s life, but it seems to have been born from a variation of the name, “Jimbo,” derived from the nickname “Jim.” Whatever the genesis, Bobo is his functional moniker today.
Bobo was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA, and has been interested in the bigfoot mystery for as long as he can remember. As a teen, he became interested in big-wave surfing, and this would take him to the best surf spots up and down the entire West Coast. Soon, he would take surf trips to bigfoot habitat in order to get a chance to maybe see a bigfoot from the beach.
At some point, Bobo became a roadie for the band Sublime, and this gave him an opportunity to travel the country while touring and gather bigfoot reports from all corners of the country. This is a key aspect to Bobo’s knowledge: he has spoken to literally thousands of people from all walks of life about bigfoots. Through hearing this many stories, patterns start developing. It is through the examination of these patterns that Bobo has found behavioral aspects of bigfoots that give him insight into these creatures’ way of life.
When Bobo went to college, the school was chosen almost entirely on the basis of whether or not sasquatches lived nearby. He chose Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, and when not in class, he could be found in the woods trying to see a bigfoot. In fact, many of Bobo’s choices over his entire life were centered around trying to see a bigfoot. He took logging jobs on Indian crews to learn from the Native Americans, and to try to see a bigfoot. He took road building jobs in the wilds of Northern California to try to see a bigfoot. He took commercial fishing jobs on the North Coast to try to see a bigfoot. He would spend his off days in the woods to try to see a bigfoot. He is as dedicated as they come.
His efforts have paid off. Bobo saw his first bigfoot in 2001 while on an investigation with veteran bigfoot researcher John Freitas. This same bigfoot had been seen by several locals over the years in the same areas, and has been referred to as “the Big Guy” by local Native Americans. Bobo has glimpsed bigfoots on a few other occasions, but it was this first visual sighting that moved him the most.
Today, Bobo makes a living as a commercial fisherman out of Eureka, CA. He continues to take odd jobs in unrelated fields, most of which are centered around trying to see a bigfoot. His close relationship with the community in which he lives helps him keep his “ear to the ground,” and he collects dozens of local bigfoot sighting reports each year.
Cliff Barackman has appeared in various media outlets over the years in regards to his bigfoot experience. He has written extensively on the subject with his work being featured not only on his own blog, but on other websites as well. He has also been featured in student reports, newspaper articles, video documentaries, and more.
In 2007, Cliff was contacted to be on the History Channel’s “Monsterquest.” The episode, entitled “Legend of the Hairy Beast,” featured Cliff and fellow bigfoot researcher, James “Bobo” Fay investigating bigfoot sighting reports on the Klamath River in Northern California. Being the first whites to ever be invited to do bigfoot research on the Yurok Indian Reservation, Cliff and Bobo interviewed Native American elders about their experiences with sasquatches.
Being well-respected in the bigfoot community and beyond, Cliff is often called upon for comments about bigfoot evidence and research. He was the featured expert in news items broadcast to the Portland, OR and Seattle, WA media markets in regards to the infamous Georgia Bigfoot Hoax of 2008 where he clearly stated that it was a falsification. He has appeared on many internet radio shows, and was also a featured guest on “Coast to Coast with George Noory.”
Cliff is currently featured on Animal Planet’s hit series, Finding Bigfoot. Once again teaming up with colleagues James “Bobo” Fay, Matt Moneymaker, and Ranae Holland, .
Dr. Jeff Meldrum
Dr. Meldrum’s training and expertise are in the anatomical sciences, with an emphasis in physical anthropology. He joined the Idaho State University faculty in 1993, where he teaches human regional and sectional anatomy in the health professions programs, as well as evolution and primate studies. His formal study of primates began with doctoral research on terrestrial adaptations in African primates, and has since taken him from the dusty skeletal cabinets of far-flung museums, to the remote badlands of Colombia and Argentina in search of fossil New World primates.
He has published extensively on the evolutionary history of the South American primates and has described several new extinct species. He has documented varied primate locomotorspecializations in laboratory and semi-natural settings.
More recently his attention has returned to the emergence of modern human bipedalism, evaluating fossil pedal remains and the footprints left in ancient strata. His co-edited volume, From Biped to Strider: the Emergence of Modern Human Walking, Running, and Resource Transport, proposes a more recent innovation of modern striding gait than previously assumed. His interests in the footprints attributed to an unrecognized North American ape, commonly known as sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatic set of tracks in the mountains of southeastern Washington State. He has erected the ichnotaxondiagnosing the footprints attributed to sasquatch as Anthropoidipes ameriborealis MELDRUM 2007. He has conducted collaborative laboratory research and field work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West, as well as in Canada, China and Russia, and has spoken about his findings in numerous interviews, including NPR’s Science Friday and Radio West, television appearances, including TheToday Show, National Geographic, Discovery, History, SyFy, AnimalPlanet, etc., and many public and professional presentations. He was a featured scientist in Scientific Americanand the national AAAS webpage. His book, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, has been described as the best discussion of the legendary primate available. He edits online refereed journal The Relict Hominoid Inquiry (www.isu.edu/rhi).
Seth Breedlove is an Ohio filmmaker. He has written, edited, produced and directed shorts and features about a variety of topics but is best known for his production company and the films they’ve produced under the Small Town Monsters banner. Before film, Breedlove wrote for a number of websites, newspapers and magazines and learned some of the skills he employs as a director while working as a reporter. Breedlove has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
In 2017, Seth was recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of Cryptozoology by being named Cryptozoologist of the Year.
Loren Coleman is one of the world's leading cryptozoologists. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969.
Coleman has written seventeen books and more than three hundred articles, has appeared frequently on radio and television programs, and has lectured throughout North America, as well as in London and at Loch Ness. He has been both on- and off-camera consultant to NBC-TV's "Unsolved Mysteries", A&E's "Ancient Mysteries", History Channel's "In Search of History", Discovery Channel's "Into the Unknown", and other reality-based programs.
Greg and Dana Newkirk
Often referred to as the real-life Mulder and Scully, Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews are internationally-recognized authorities in the areas of haunted objects, paranormal research, and weird travel. Their groundbreaking work in the fields of parapsychology, cryptozoology, and the alien abduction phenomena have seen the duo featured in print and online publications like Kotaku, Yahoo! News, and the CBC, in books like Encyclopedia of the World’s Most Haunted Places, and television appearances on shows such as Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet), Kindred Spirits (TLC) and Mysteries at the Museum (Travel). Additionally, Greg and Dana remain regular guests on leading radio programs like Coast to Coast AM, Midnight in the Desert, and podcasts like Mysterious Universe.
For the last twenty years, Greg and Dana have traversed North America on hundreds of paranormal adventures in search of everything from legendary monsters to mind bending psychic phenomena, covering everything in between. They’ve come face-to-face with Bigfoot deep in the hills of West Virginia, successfully orchestrated an alien abduction on North Carolina’s mysterious Brown Mountain, and grappled with angry ghosts in a violently-cursed town in rural Pennsylvania, to name just a few adventures.
When they’re not busy tracking down the strange and the unexplained, Greg and Dana can be found lecturing across the country on the subject of the paranormal, consulting on major media projects on the supernatural, and acting as writers and editors for the Week in Weird, one of the web’s most-visited news sources for true tales of paranormal, the occult, and the just plain weird.
With over 20 years of experience researching the unknown, Dustin Pari brings exciting and positive lectures about the paranormal all across the country, As a part of SyFy television's Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and Destination Truth cast, Dustin has traveled the world over looking for answers and expanding his understanding of the unseen realm.
Throughout the year he travels as an invited guest lecturer at the largest paranormal and spiritual conferences and conventions in the country. He has been interviewed by television's Anderson Cooper and has done radio shows and podcasts all around the globe. He has written several books based on his findings and his unique approach to the paranormal. Dustin is known for his wacky and slightly offbeat sense of humor, which helps to balance the light and dark material that can make up the paranormal world.
In addition to conducting his paranormal research, Dustin also does a lot of work as a motivational speaker, suicide awareness advocate, and Christian lecturer. His annual holiday-themed motivational lectures are not to be missed! Drawing on various pop culture themes mixed with Christmas television classics, Dustin's holiday motivation is second to none!
When not touring the lecture circuit, Dustin is the COO of a surgical practice based in New England. In his limited free time, he enjoys being with his family, watching NASCAR, listening to music, and taking in a good slice of pie from a greasy late-night diner. Visit http://www.dustinpari.com/ for more info!
Steve Gonsalves is most widely known for his 11 seasons starring on Ghost Hunters. As a young child, Steve’s interest in the paranormal was piqued after watching a supernatural-themed movie. He is well educated in the field of the paranormal, at one point working closely with famed investigator and paranormal pioneer Dr. William G Roll. Steve began investigating the paranormal on a semi-professional basis as a teenager, then started and ran his own team before joining TAPS in 1996. Steve, a former police officer, has been a public speaker and educator about paranormal phenomena for more than 15 years. He is also the co-founder of the TAPS publication, Paramagazine. Steve is a long-time fan of horror movies, a fact reflected in his many colorful tattoos
Chris started his paranormal career in the early 2000’s when he experienced paranormal phenomenon in his grandfather’s old barn. He became fascinated with the beings we now know in the field as “shadow people”. He hopes to one day uncover more about these frightening and elusive apparitions but strives to learn more about all aspects of the paranormal in it’s many forms.
In November of 2009, Chris appeared in the series Ghost Hunters Academy that aired on SyFy. He was asked to return for a second season but turned down the offer to pursue other avenues and founded The Tennessee Wraith Chasers. He and his team have investigated renowned haunted locations all over the U.S.
In 2011 Chris appeared on the Travel Channel series Paranormal Challenge.
In 2012 Chris and his team began production of their pilot episode, Ghostland Tennessee, which aired in February of 2013 on Animal Planet. Then, in 2014 they began production on the wildly successful series, Ghost Asylum. The series premiered in September of 2014 on Destination America
Steven "Doogie" McDougal
Star of Destination America's Ghost Asylum
Co-Founder, Tennesee Wraith Chasers
Destination America's Ghost Asylum
Tennesee Wraith Chasers
Mike Goncalves, guitarist, songwriter and producer got his first taste of the paranormal working in the shadow of the show Ghost Asylum and on several occasions experienced his own paranormal events while trudging through the darkness of Americas most haunted locations. Mikes experience with audio and video made him curious to see if the advanced equipment used in the studio would help uncover evidence that the typical paranormal investigator was missing.
Mikes love of the Lord and of the paranormal has projected this brotherly bond into his becoming the 6th Wraith Chaser.
Lyle Blackburn is an author, musician, and cryptid researcher from Texas. His investigative cryptozoology books, The Beast of Boggy Creek andLizard Man, reflect his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of real-life 'monsters.' During his research, Lyle has often explored the remote reaches of the southern U.S. in search of shadowy creatures said to inhabit the dense backwoods and swamplands of these areas.
Lyle is also a staff writer for the monthly horror magazine, Rue Morgue, and founder of the rock band Ghoultown.
Lyle has been heard on numerous radio programs including Coast To Coast AM, has appeared on various television shows airing on Discovery, Animal Planet, Destination America, A&E, HGTV, and CBS, and served as consulting producer and special episode host for the tv show Monsters and Mysteries in America. Most recently, Lyle was featured in the documentary film, Boggy Creek Monster.
-Great Great Grandson of Herman Webster Mudgett, aka., H.H. Holmes, America's first 'serial killer' and psychopathic monster. Considered by many true crime historians as perhaps the most evil man to have everlived. By others as simply The Devil.
-Co-Host of A&E's and HISTORY's new hit series American Ripper
-Author of the best-selling book, Bloodstains
-Featured speaker at TED and host on HISTORY's paranormal series, Haunted History
-Interviewed by ABC News, CBS, NBC, Fox, etc., as well as hundreds of radio broadcasts
-Practicing State of California and Washington, as well as Federal Jurisdictions, trial attorney
Robert Murch is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija and Talking Boards and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Talking Board Historical Society which he founded. His bizarre relationship with Ouija began after watching Kevin Tenney’s Witchboard in 1986, a century after the talking board made its debut. Murch purchased his first antique Ouija board in 1992 and became obsessed with unraveling the mystery of its origins. Since then he’s devoted his life to researching the history of the Ouija board and its founders, with Murch often traveling the world to track down descendants of all those involved with the introduction of the mystifying oracle.
Murch showcases his research and knowledge on his websites robertmurch.com and williamfuld.com, having collaborated with Hasbro, Winning Moves, USAopoly, TCG Toys, and ToyCo (producers of the Ouija board today), the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and on various films including Ouija, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Ghost Team, Inherent Vice, What Lies Beneath, Sugar & Spice, and Drive-Thru. He has also consulted on or appeared in numerous TV programs featuring Ouija, including Fox’s The Exorcist, Investigation Discovery’s True Nightmares, UKTV W’s Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, Destination America’s Exorcism: Live!, Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Mysteries at the Museum, TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, A&E’s Storage Wars and Paranormal State, Showtime's Bullshit!, Smithsonian Channel’s My Million Dollar Invention, HGTV’s Who’s Lived in my House?, CBS Sunday Morning, and 30 Odd Minutes. Numerous periodicals including the Smithsonian Magazine, TIME Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Inventors Digest consulted Murch for popular articles on Ouija boards and featured him and his research on the topic while Reddit tapped him to host an IAmA on all things Ouija.
Murch is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM and an accomplished international lecturer, speaking at museums and conferences around the world. He was named guest curator of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's groundbreaking Ouija exhibit Let the Spirit Move You, often collaborates with the Strong – The National Museum of Play, and through the Talking Board Historical Society, organized OuijaCon 2015 which celebrated Ouija’s 125th Anniversary with the city of Baltimore. Ever the pioneer, Murch was one of the first same-sex couples legally married in the United States and lives with his husband, Gary Halteman, in Denver, Colorado. What’s next for Murch? You’ll just have to ask the Ouija board! For more information, please visit RobertMurch.com and TBHS.org
KJ McCormick has been a paranormal investigator, researcher and adventurer for over 25 years. His passion for the paranormal and adventure has brought him to some of the most infamous locations across the globe. KJ has been at the forefront of modern paranormal research and spent years as an outstanding member of The Atlantic Paranormal Society in Warwick, RI.
He stars on SyFy’s hit paranormal reality series Ghost Hunters and has visited a vast number of reportedly haunted locations searching for evidence. He has appeared regularly in 6 seasons of Ghost Hunters and has become a highly respected team member, investigator and lecturer. His approach to the paranormal is unique, passionate and uncompromised.
Voodoo Queen, Medium, Author, Tour guide, licensed Hypnotist, Qi Gong Master, Paranormal facilitator & Psychopomp
Researcher, Author and Master Storyteller Bloody Mary is a preservationist of New Orleans Creole customs as a local social historian. She is also a strong advocate for Spirits Rights as well as an occult historian. As a gifted Psychic Mary’s clients list among the living and the dead. She was born & raised in NOLA where she lives in Mid-city with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 2 black cats, 2 snakes and a whole house of ghosts. The American Encyclopedia of Haunted Houses lists her personal haunted house. She is an international celebrity about haunted New Orleans and Voodoo Paranormal and a dedicated priestess & healer.
Daniel Klaes has had a life-long interest in the paranormal. He co-founded the Greater Western New York Paranormal Society which has tackled some of the most challenging paranormal cases in the region. Dan is also a producer of Behind the Shadows which is a documentary series that can be viewed internationally on the Roku station Paranormal Reality TV. He is also a radio host (Phenomena Encountered) on the Crossroads Radio Network, a sought-after speaker, and author.
In June of 2015, Dan realized a lifelong dream. The infamous Hinsdale House, site of the infestation and structural exorcism became available for purchase. Wasting no time, he made an offer that was accepted and became the owner. Klaes immediately began renovations to stabilize the house, which continues to this day. Shortly afterward he opened the location for paranormal research and has hosted local, national and international paranormal teams.
From the age of 15 Johnny has studied mysteries, monsters, ghosts, UFO's, and legends. After spending 10 years on the road as a touring professional musician, he decided to search for answers in the paranormal field which landed him on various TV appearances including Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Ghost Stalkers, Dead Files, Mysteries and monsters in America, Ghost Stories, and Paranormal Lockdown. He also appeared in the movies Sinister (special featurette) and An American Ghost Hunter.
PARANORMAL - Britt Griffith is best known for the years he spent on SyFy’s hit shows Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International, where he traveled the world investigating claims of the paranormal. Britt’s extensive knowledge of the paranormal and the equipment used to document strange activity comes from his 25 years of involvement the supernatural.
For your events, Britt offers a PowerPoint lecture covering equipment and some of the best video/photographic evidence ever documented. This lecture can be as short as 1 hour or as long as 4 hours, this can be tapered to your needs. Britt will attend general meet and greets, paranormal panels and will lead overnight ghost hunts.
ACTOR/PRODUCER – Britt Griffith has produced 3 low budget horror/creature features; Black Dahlia Haunting, Dead Sea and House of Manson. All three movies have successfully made it to distribution. Britt has also acted these as well as several other films.
For your events/conventions, Britt will attend panels and discussions pertaining to any and all things involving movies, filmmaking, reality TV and the paranormal. Britt will also interact with your guests at a booth on your convention floor, which is guaranteed to entertain your guests.
Tim Shaw is a practicing Psychic Medium, Metaphysical Instructor, as well as a Minister. He is also an accomplished photographer and author. For 9 years Shaw was the producer and host of the Internet Radio show "The Black Cat Lounge" as well as co-host for two years on "The Psychics Next Door" heard on the CBS Sky Radio network.
Tim has been featured on The SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters", Discovery Channel's "Ghost Lab", "CBS Radio", "Paranormal NY", Spike Network’s "Ghost Ops", Deftone Pictures Studio's "Ombis", "To Catch A Soul", and "A Grim Becoming", "Marsh Creek Tramp," as well as Core Productions Documentary "John Zaffis, The World Within". Most recently he has been featured on Destination America’s (Currently seen on TLC) hit show “Paranormal Lockdown”.
Along with those interests Tim enjoys speaking at Metaphysical. Paranormal, and UFO Conferences.
David Weatherly is a paranormal investigator and author. For 40 years he has explored the world of the strange, investigating cases around the country and abroad. He has written and lectured on a diverse range of topics including Cryptozoology, Ufology and Hauntings. David has also studied Shamanic and magical traditions with elders from numerous cultures including Europe, Tibet, Native America, and Africa. He has appeared on numerous radio programs including: Coast to Coast AM, Dreamland, Veritas and Darkness Radio. David was also featured in Watchers Volume 5 and on Ancient Aliens. He is the author of "The Black Eyed Children," "Strange Intruders" and the Wood Knocks series.
MJ Dickson’s experiences with the paranormal began at a young age and she soon realized that she had inherited her mothers’ psychic abilities. But paired with her military father’s penchant for logic, MJ found that this unusual combination of psychic and cynic lent itself perfectly to becoming a successful paranormal investigator. Those skills soon came in handy when she suspected she was living in a haunted house and wanted answers. Since forming Sage Paranormal in 2011, MJ has investigated numerous locations throughout the UK. Due to her professionalism, and the level of evidence she has been able to document, she is recognized as one of the UK’s most wellknown and well-respected paranormal investigators and paranormal event host. Don’t let her diminutive stature fool you, Dickson is known to have “balls of steel” running towards all manner of the unexplained. In fact, MJ lectures at paranormal conventions worldwide, teaching other the risks involved and the basics of investigating. A popular Paracon lecturer, Dickson has earned the reputation as one of the up and coming female investigators within the field. She is constantly searching for new and innovative ways of documenting physical evidence of the paranormal. Keep an eye out for her first book released soon. In 2016 MJ launched the Sage Paracon, the most exclusive paranormal convention within the UK. S
The Original Mystery Machine
The Original Mystery Machine which was commissioned by Hanna-Barbera Studios for marketing of the hit cartoon, Scooby Doo.