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Returning again for Sage Paracon 3 is our dear friend Robert Murch. 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.

 

Announced January 2018  

ROBERT MURCH - WORLD'S LEADING OUIJA SPECIALIST 

Announced December 2017  

Aaron Sagers is a TV personality, journalist, author, globetrotter and Paranormal Pop Culture expert. For more than a decade, he has professionally covered the topic of paranormal entertainment. You may have seen him talking ghosts, zombies, aliens, cryptids, and more on: 

The Today Show; as Host/Executive Producer/Co-Creator of Travel Channel’s Paranormal Paparazzi — based on his popular news site, ParanormalPopCulture.com — and Travel Channel’s Paranormal Challenge; as host of TLC’s Paranormal Lockdown: Evidence Revealed; on TruTV’s Super Into (with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul); Reelz’ Behind The Screams. He has explored vampires for the "Travels With Dracula" travel show in Transylvania (with Bram Stoker's direct descendant) -- which led to him returning to Romania for his "Vlad vs. Vlad" segments with Luke Evans to support Universal Home Entertainment's "Dracula Untold." Sagers has also with zombie master George A. Romero, and was turned into a "The Walking Dead" Walker by effects guru Greg Nicotero. Sagers was also host of Syfy’s Being Human aftershow, and currently serves as Editor At Large and host for Syfy, where he’s creator/host of “The Science of Fear,” segment host on The Winchester Mystery House Tour (connected to the upcoming Winchester horror film), and has hosted the Child’s Play/Cult Of Chucky cast.

As a pop culture journalist, Sagers has appeared on global media outlets such as Japan’s Fuji TV, Germany’s Bild, Australia’s NewsCorp, UK’s BBC and SKY, Europe’s RTL — and Huffington Post Live, Fusion, ABC, NPR, and Coast to Coast in the United States. Along with a decade of experience as a journalist and syndicated columnist for MSNBC.com, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, and more, Sagers has been profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, is author of "Paranormal Pop Culture: Rambling and Shambling Through the Entertainment of the Unexplained" and contributing author to academic journals on the topic of paranormal, and to The Psychology of Doctor Who.

As a live event host, and speaker, he has worked with the teams from Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal State, and more, at varied events such as San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, Roswell UFO Festival, and the International UFO Congress.

Sagers resides in New York City, and his (allegedly) haunted home away from home is Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Follow his adventures on Twitter and Instagram @AaronSagers.

 

MJ Dickson is the Founder and Lead Investigator of Sage Paranormal and Sage Paracon, 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 has investigated numerous locations throughout the UK.  Due to her professionalism, and the level of evidence she was 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, Dickson has earned the reputation as one of the up and coming female investigators within the field.  MJ is constantly searching for new and innovative ways of documenting physical evidence of the paranormal.

In 2016 MJ launched the Sage Paracon, The most exclusive paranormal convention in the UK, 2018 sees the launch of the first Sage Para-Cruise (A 10 day Mediterranean paranormal adventure). Not only do they offer tours, paranormal adventures, investigations and the Sage Para-Cruise, Sage also have their own products such as their very own coffee blend (Afterlife Coffee) and a clothing line called ‘Afterlife Clothing’. 

Jayne Harris is a Researcher, Writer and Producer with 19 years experience investigating and evaluating alleged hauntings. As Co-founder of HD Paranormal, Jayne works alongside Husband Simon and has been described as a “Pioneer of studies into Spirit Attachment” and in 2016 was described as "Britains Foremost Female Paranormal Investigator" by VICE magazine. She is a regular expert guest and consultant on TV and radio worldwide and appeared alongside Zak Bagans in the Travel Channels 'Deadly Possessions'. She is author of “What Dwells Within” and “Peggy the Doll” both of which became Amazons Best-Selling ‘Supernatural’ titles in their first week of release, and her debut documentary “Who put Bella in the Wych-Elm?” which explores a true life WW2 unsolved murder, premiered on 4th August 2017 to a sell out crowd after over 2 years in the making. Jayne is Co-creator and Presenter of the ‘Lost Legends’ TV show currently in production. Jayne has also written and tutors 2 successful online courses, aiming to make the field of paranormal research accessible to anyone with a passion for the unexplained regardless of academic background. With qualifications in Psychology and having worked for many years as a Local Authority Counsellor Jayne has a specific interest in the psychology of paranormal experiences.

AARON SAGERS - PARANORMAL POP CULTURE  

Announced December 2017  

Announced January 2018  

SPEAKERS BIOS: 

JAYNE HARRIS - FOUNDER OF HD PARANORMAL 

MJ DICKSON - SAGE PARACON FOUNDER