SAGE PARACON UK
Katrina has always had a passion for the supernatural and a deep desire to seek out the unknown. As a child, Katrina pored over any information she could find on the paranormal, having grown up in a haunted house, she was naturally drawn to the subject. Over time her interests expanded beyond just hauntings to include UFOs and Cryptids.
Fast forward a few years, one trip to the Pennsylvania State University changed everything. During her studies at Penn State Katrina’s passion for the paranormal grew, as luck would have it, there was a paranormal club on campus, the world-renowned Paranormal Research Society (PRS). Katrina trained with them and later worked as their case manager, interviewing thousands of eyewitnesses to the unknown. This led to the opportunity to co-host A&E’s hit docu-drama TV series, “Paranormal State” (2007-2011), which chronicled the work of PRS.
Katrina went on to become the host for Chiller’s “Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies,” which explored the real life terror behind some of the world’s most iconic horror films. She also hosted the follow-up special, “Real Fear: The Truth Behind More Movies,” in 2013.
Currently, you can catch Katrina on “Paranormal Lockdown” airing on TLC, with co-host Nick Groff. “Paranormal Lockdown” follows Nick and Katrina as they investigate and live in some of the world’s most haunted locations for 72 hours while they attempt to document as much paranormal activity as possible. With season 3 of the show in the works, fans can expect to see a lot more of this pair soon.
Throughout the year, Katrina lectures at paranormal conferences and events where she discusses her experiences in the field. This is a lady of MANY talents; Katrina graduated from Penn State with degrees in Integrative Arts and Theatre with a minor in Music Technology. She is also the co-founder of Atherton Paranormal, a group aimed at furthering the paranormal field and helping those affected by it.
In addition to her work in the paranormal, she is a performer, a producer, and the lead singer of the rock band AwayFrom30. With their EP released soon, you can expect to hear Katrina belting out some great tracks including their new song “The Forgotten”. In her free time, Katrina loves karaoke, cooking and reading about true crime. She also spends time volunteering as a crisis counsellor, which she had done since 2008.
Katrina is a hardworking go-getter, her passion is evident in her work and there is no doubt that she will soon be adding to her already very long list of achievements.
Karen A. Dahlman is a Director of the Talking Board Historical Society, a channel for spirit guides and the author of The Spirits of Ouija: Four Decades of Communication.
As a leading Ouija Practitioner, she has been using the Ouija Board since 1973 with astounding results. Karen teaches ways to connect with the afterlife, the higher self and
sentient beings that exist among us within the unseen dimensions. Within her message Karen shares the positive side to the Ouija Board as a tool for exploring the expansive realms of consciousness.
She has been featured on Gaia’s show Beyond Belief and is a returning guest on Coast-to-Coast AM Radio, Fade to Black and the UK’s Unexplained, as well as many other alternative media programs around the world. Karen helps others to discover and unlock their greatest selves, including their extrasensory perceptions, and engage these within the world.
Karen holds a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in archetypal art therapy, is a licensed psychotherapist and is experienced in hypnosis, past life regression and channeling. She is the talk show host of Creative Visions TV and speaks and presents at paranormal and spiritual conferences and events around the country.
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.
Dr Callum E. Cooperis an Author, Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), holding postgraduate degrees in psychology, social science research methods and education, from the University of Northampton and Sheffield Hallam University. He has a long time association with the University of Northampton, and is based there as a lecturer in psychology, delivering classes and conducting research on Death and Bereavement, Positive Psychology, Human Sexual Behaviour, Parapsychology, and Research Methods.
Dr. Cooper is a member of organisations such as the Society for Psychical Research (sitting on its Council and on the Survival Research Committee), a Professional Member of the Parapsychological Association, a Hope Studies Research Affiliate (University of Alberta), and a member of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes (CSAPP, University of Northampton). He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Forever Family Foundation, and for the Windbridge Research Center. Callum has received numerous grants and awards for his work and research including the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship (Parapsychology Foundation, 2009), the Alex Tanous Scholarship Award (Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research, numerous), the Gertrude R. Schmeidler Award (Parapsychological Association, 2014).
His main research has focused around bereavement and recovery, interlinked with applied positive psychology. This has involved numerous extensive interviews with the bereaved to further understand the process of loss and coping, and sense of presence experiences and related phenomena within that context. He has also been noted for his work on altered states of consciousness, having spent a lot of time in the past few years working with floatation tanks and sensory deprivation. Throughout his time in research, I has traveled the world promoting science and the scientific method, as well as encouraging a skeptical approach to claims of exceptional human experiences.
Dr. Callum E. Cooper is the author of various research papers and book chapters, and has also authored and co-edited several books.
Chris Fleming is an internationally known paranormal investigator, medium and spiritual consultant who has been investigating the supernatural since his childhood. For over 45 years, Chris has been using his sixth sense to read people, predict events and communicate with the afterlife.
Chris has appeared on numerous paranormal television shows including 3 seasons of Dead Famous, 2 seasons of Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks, Paranormal Challenge, and more!. He is currently filming a new series for UKTV.
Known worldwide for his contributions of new techniques and technology for the paranormal field, Chris introduced the direct response method of communication with the K-II Meter, and is the co-creator of the SB7 Spirit Box, currently the worlds leading direct radio box.
Continuing to inspire people throughout the country, Chris holds lectures and workshops about extra sensory perception, higher consciousness, the sixth sense, life after death, and the evidence to support the existence of ghosts. He also consults clients, creates spirit art, and sells ghost hunting equipment online, while investigating sensitive haunting cases involving families, or children, in fear of their own psychic abilities.
Outside of the paranormal, Chris writes and produces content for television and film, and is currently writing his first book in a series, and a motion picture screenplay. Chris continues his research in ITC experimenting and developing new and better ways to communicate with the afterlife.
Barri Ghai is a professional paranormal investigator of over 15 years and founder of The Ghostfinder Paranormal Society. He has appeared in dozens of television programmes worldwide including: UKTV's Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, Celebrity Haunted Mansion Live, Worlds Scariest Hauntings, ITV's Daybreak, This Morning, Living TV's Paranormal Investigation: Live, Weird or What with William Shatner, Ghost Adventures, and My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera.
Currently Barri can be seen on Really Channel hosting Zak Bagans brand new 12 part series Help! My House Is Haunted with fellow investigator Sandy Lakdar and world renowned Medium Chris Fleming.
Barri has been featured in and written for many books and magazines globaly and regularly hosts paranormal events at some of his favourite haunted UK locations. He is considered one of the UK's leading paranormal investigators and researchers and has advised on many high profile cases.
Barri was born in Croydon, South London but actually grew up in West London. He studied Media and American History at the University of Sunderland graduating with honours before moving back to London. He is married to Lucy Ghai and has 'seven' beautiful daughters. Barri has many hidden talents including martial arts, web design and cooking.
As a young boy he claims to have experienced intense poltergeist phenomena and was physically attacked by an unseen malevolent force. Whilst at University he also witnessed a young female apparition which he believes helped him to focus his interest further, and ultimately led him to create The Ghostfinder Paranormal Society. Barri is a technical paranormal investigator and uses the latest in ghost hunting technology to secure tangible evidence of the paranormal. He has captured some of the clearest and most amazing EVP's over the last decade and has investigated hundreds of different locations worldwide.
Barri is a passionate and determined investigator. He always thinks outside box and isn't afraid to go the extra mile to secure real results. Barri is currently working on two more TV projects and you'll be seeing a lot more of him in 2019.
Barrie John- Multi Award Winning TV Medium, Paranormal Investigator, Presenter, Broadcaster, Speaker and Columnist
Barrie became aware of his abilities as a young child, always aware that his friends and family would live on in another place when they had passed. He often listened to stories from family members about their paranormal experiences. The adults often talked of 'table tipping' for spirit communication and the young ones would just play as this was happening.
Mediumship has always been in his family, and he is so proud to say he follows in their footsteps. Barrie John owned his first set of Tarot Cards as a teenager, reading for friends and family. He still remembers the early experiments with Tarot producing some amazing readings and results, which shocked even him. He believes that when you work with spirit, you are always learning.
Barrie John enjoys running workshops and development groups and always learns more in each class.
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MJ Dickson is the Founder and Lead Investigator of Sage Paranormal and Sage Paracon, based in Warwickshire, 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 worldwide. Due to her professionalism, and the level of evidence she was able to document, MJ is recognized as one of the UK’s most well-known and well-respected paranormal researchers.
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 within the UK. Hosting names such as John Zaffis (The Haunted Collector / the Godfather of the paranormal.) Jeff Belanger (Ghost Adventures), Brian J Cano (Haunted Collector), Robert Murch (Worlds Leading Ouija Specialist) and many more. The Sage Paracon is known for its popular lecturers, legendary VIP party, stalls and more but above all it is MJ herself who makes it a weekend to remember. Her personal touch and friendliness make you feel like a part of the family instantly - A family known as the Sage Tribe.
MJ is working on a number of projects throughout 2018/2019, further details will be released soon. She has recently worked alongside Groff Entertainment as the Production Location Consultant for season 4 of the popular television series 'Paranormal Lockdown'. She is proud to be a member of the Nick Groff Tour - Creepy People Team, to book MJ for any talks & events, please contact Creepy People Talent Management. MJ is available for events, lectures, filming and production work worldwide but her schedule fills up fast so get in touch soon.
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Richard Estepbegan investigating claims of the paranormal in 1995, back in his native Great Britain. Now with 23 years of experience under his belt, Richard has conducted paranormal research in some of the world’s most haunted (and plenty of not so haunted) locations. He presents at conferences and conventions on both sides of the Atlantic, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at the history and haunting of such places as:
The Cage witches’ prison in St Osyth, England
Fox Hollow Farm, home of the serial killer known as ‘The I-70 Strangler’
Asylum 49, one of the world’s most haunted hospitals, in Tooele, Utah
30 East Drive (the Black Monk House) in Pontefract, England, scene of one of the most violent poltergeist outbreaks on record
The ghosts of the Gettysburg battlefield
Numerous private help cases
Richard has presented multiple times at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA; The Scarefest in Lexington, KY; The SF Ball in Southampton, England; The New Paradigms Conference in Houston, TX; and many others.
He has appeared on the Destination America TV series Haunted Case Files (Paranormal Investigators in the UK), in which a number of Richard’s cases were dramatized and intercut with interviews and footage from his investigations.
He is a regular columnist for Haunted Magazine, and has also written articles for Seriously Strange, the official magazine of ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and for JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medicine).
Richard is the author of several books, which he is happy to sign and discuss at events.
Haunted Longmont (History Press, 2015)
In Search of the Paranormal (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2015)
The World’s Most Haunted Hospitals (New Page Books, 2016)
The Haunting of Asylum 49 (New Page Books, 2016)
Spirits of The Cage (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2017)
The Fairfield Haunting: On the Gettysburg Ghost Trail (2018)
Trail of Terror (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018)
Colorado UFOs (Schiffer Books, 2018)
The Fox Hollow Haunting (under contract with Llewellyn Worldwide, 2019)