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Since 2002, Brian has officially been a wanderer on a path of adventure and discovery. Having been inspired at an early age with shows like In Search Of… as well as the movie, Ghostbusters, Brian’s paranormal journey found direction with the cable-access-to-web show, SCARED!
Evolving from the Skeptic to the Scientist under the SCARED! banner, those early dalliances in urban exploration led him into exploring the many possibilities that existing and emerging technologies offered for paranormal investigation. It was this focus that resulted in his inclusion on the Zaffis family-centered show, Haunted Collector, which ran for three seasons. On the show, Brian was the Tech Specialist, responsible for the implementation and use of all the gadgets and gear. Best known for mixing old and new techniques of investigating, he often found himself doing the physical tasks, such as crawling under houses and up into attics. He also served as second in command of the team and helped to manage the deployment of the crew itself.
Ultimately, his goal as an investigator is to measure, quantify and get empirical evidence to support the claims of paranormal activity reported while maintaining his skeptical edge. “It’s not the phenomena I am skeptical about, it’s those who report it”.
Recently, Brian has been touring the world appearing at paranormal events as well as lecturing at colleges. His successful, “The Method” event tour has helped attendees find focus and become better investigators. In his spare time, Brian co-created a paranormal card game called “The Three Pillars” which simulates an investigation and includes many figures in the field on the cards themselves. His work has been praised in several publications, including TAPS Paramagazine and Haunted Times Magazine. In 2016, he served as the Lead Global Investigator on the inaugural National Ghost Hunting Day’s “World’s Largest Ghost Hunt” where he led an experiment entitled, “The Bridge” to try and link the world in a web of active, collective consciousness.
His latest focus has been on spreading “#Paralosophy”, a term he coined as a mash-up of paranormal and philosophy. “There are a lot of people out there doing the Work now and I’d like them to think more and do less. Really consider the whys before addressing the hows”.
Greg will have his new book out: DETECTING PARANORMAL - Discussions on Becoming a Paranormal Detective is a comprehensive guide to refining your abilities in paranormal research. Greg provides anecdotal examples coupled with specific subject concentrations in order for the reader to grasp the real concepts of what an investigation truly is. By dissecting the process into four core concepts, The Investigation, The Interview, The Research, and Scene Management, Greg paints a clear picture for you to become a Paranormal Detective.
Greg Lawson, M.Ed.
Author & International Lecturer
Dedicated to Discovery; Greg Lawson is a 10 year military veteran and a career law enforcement officer who is currently a patrol sergeant in Central Texas. He has written four books: The DisOrient Express, The Carrion, Zombie Advocacy, and HIS LATEST IS TITLED Detecting Paranormal. Greg has travelled to over 40 countries visiting some of Earth's strangest sites and conducting his own investigation of their paranormal histories.
Greg's expertise is the process of research and investigation. He uses the thousands of hours of training he has received through his profession and his experience as a major crimes detective in an interdisciplinary way and applies them to his writings and study of the paranormal and anomalistics.
Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He’s the founder of the new legend tripping movement and is the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series which debuted on PBS in October of 2013.
Since 1997, the journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He’s the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained.
He is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including the best sellers: The World's Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, Our
Haunted Lives, and Who's Haunting the White House? (for children). He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google, and a noted speaker and media personality. In January of 2014 he was asked to give a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City.
He's also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes which is available in over 9 million homes in the United States and Europe on Sky TV. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today, and has served as the writer and researcher on numerous television series including Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Challenge, and Aftershocks on the Travel Channel. He's been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), Sunrise 7 (Australia), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Darkness Radio, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.
Additionally, Belanger is a Sandy Hook Elementary School alumni who served on the Board of Directors of the Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.--a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a long-term fund to provide support to those affected by the tragedy, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and to establish academic scholarships in the victims' names for generations of Newtown students to come. He holds a B.A. from Hofstra University, and currently haunts Massachusetts.
Belanger is a recognized media personality on the subject of the supernatural. He's been quoted on this subject in dozens of print publications and news services.
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Chip Coffey is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, paranormal investigator, lecturer and author. He is the great-grandson of famed Native American medicine woman Minnie Sue Morrow Foster. (He is also distantly related to General Robert E. Lee and Thomas Coffey, an actor who performed with Edwin and John Wilkes Booth.)
Chip was born in Upstate New York, spent much of his childhood in South Carolina, and now resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.
His psychic abilities manifested themselves when he was a young child and, after successful careers in traditional counselling, the entertainment industry and travel management, he began working full-time as a psychic and medium in 2001. Since that time, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients all around the world.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called Chip "every bit as accurate as John Edward" and InStyle magazine said "Chip Coffey is a cross between John Edward and Dr. Phil...a psychic who doesn't hesitate to tell it like it is." Fate and Fortune, a European magazine, featured an article about Chip's visit to the ruins of the World Trade Centre with the widow of a man who died there on 9-11.
Chip hosted Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, a one hour pilot documentary, followed by three hit seasons of the series that aired on A&E, Biography and Lifetime. Psychic Kids is or was aired in numerous international markets, including Canada, Mexico, the UK, Central America, South America, Australia and Norway.
Chip was featured on thirty-one episodes of the popular A&E Network series, Paranormal State. He appears in seasons 1-4 of this series. Other TV and radio appearances include: The Queen Latifah Show, My Million Dollar Invention on The Smithsonian Channel, Drunk History on Comedy Central, Haunted Collector on SyFy, Real Fear 2 on Chiller, Good Morning America, Nightline, America Live with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Australia’s Channel 9 Today Show, Out Q on Sirius XM and Coast to Coast AM.
Chip's first book, Growing Up Psychic, was published by Random House, with a release date of April 3, 2012. Articles that Chip has written have appeared in regional and national publications. Haunted Times magazine featured an article written by Chip as the cover story of its Winter, 2007 issue.
He is also an avid animal rescue advocate and works with groups across the United States to save animals' lives. A firm believer in God and His Angels, Chip believes that miracles, great and small, happen each and every day.
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 the movie 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 web sites 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 nof Congress, and on various films including Ouija, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Ghost Team, Inherent Vice, What Lies Beneath, Sugar & Spice, and Drive-Thru. He’s 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 Industy’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. Murch is currently collaborating with Brandon Hodge to create a book on the definitive history of spirit communication. 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 the Talking Board Historical Society.
MJ Dickson is the Founder and Lead Investigator of Sage Paranormal as well as the Founder of Sage Paracon UK, based in West Midlands, UK. Her 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 and her team have investigated numerous locations throughout the UK. Due to their professionalism, and the level of evidence they were able to document, Sage Paranormal is recognized as one of the UK’s most well-known and well-respected paranormal teams.
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, MJ is constantly searching for new and innovative ways of documenting physical evidence of the paranormal. Her book, which is a ‘How to’ guide, introducing the reader to the world of paranormal investigation, as well as basic psychic development, includes a short biography and is due for release in 2017.