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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Presenters

Paracon Speakers

Susan Slaughter

!! Just Added !!

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Susan began her paranormal adventures at the age of 15 in her hometown of Miami, Fl., and at the age of 18, her personal experiences with the supernatural led her down the path of investigating things that go bump in the night. It was her stint as an investigator-in-training, on the hit SyFy show "Ghost Hunters Academy" that launched her television ghost hunting career.

After winning season 1 (with fellow trainee Karl Pfeiffer), she graduated to Case Manager on the hit SyFy show "Ghost Hunters International" - for 3 seasons. After the show, Susan continued her research with a variety of paranormal groups around the country. Now, a founding member of The Dark Zone, Susan pursuing a long list of paranormal interests.

Laura Johnson

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Laura Johnson is a Paranormal Docent on the USS Hornet in Alameda, California. She helps to lead the History Mystery Tours and the Paranormal Overnight Tours. She is also a volunteer docent at the Pardee Home in Oakland. Laura is the founder and lead investigator of Bay Area Paranormal Society and a member of NorCal Paranormal Project. When she isn't touring the Hornet she is investigating almost every weekend at historic locations all across California.

GLIDER, Adam Bonnett

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Adam Bonnett isn't just any paranormal investigator! What makes him unique? He’s in a wheelchair. Rather than deter him, his condition forces him to develop creative alternatives to achieve his goals. Often considered a “rolling trigger object”, he uses his unique situation as an advantage when investigating. His creation, a wheelchair bound ghost named Glider, not only represents him and others with disabilities, but also remains a symbol that there are no limitations to those who truly believe.

Adam has been a guest on numerous radio shows such as: Paranormal Experience, Scarefest Radio, Sunday Night Dead, Americas Most Haunted, Dead Air Paranormal and more… And a guest speaker at many East Coast conventions including, Dead Winter Con, Ohio Paranormal Gathering, Scarefest, Hillview Manor Hill Con, Enigamacon, Grave City Paracon, and many more.

He hopes to continue raising awareness and showing the world that anything is possible.

Mark S. Allen

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Mark S. Allen is a four time Emmy Award winning television producer/host and is a writer/producer of the film APParition starring Mena Suvari and Kevin Pollak, and a producer of the films NOTORIOUS NICK, based on the true story of MMA champion Nick Newell starring Cody Christian and Elisabeth Rohm and the basketball comedy BALLBUSTER with Jerry O' Connell (Jerry Maguire/Stand By Me.)

He had his own award-winning series on COMEDY CENTRAL, “Short Attention Span Theater,” and is a cast member of the broadcast and digital TV show The Morning Blend on ABC10 and is also executive producer/host of the Emmy Award winning syndicated movie show Extra Butter TV. His career started at ABC10, hosting the National show Scratch with Lisa Ling. He went on to win four Emmy Awards and was host of his own show for two years on Comedy Central. His movie show airs in 27 countries and 168 million homes worldwide both on AFN and TEGNA owned ABC station. His segment on the YouTube channel SMOSH has 38 million views and growing. He's logged over 25,000 hours of live local television as well as visiting the sets of countless blockbusters all over the World. He has been Mark Zuckerberg's guest at the Facebook campus on numerous occasions to host celebrity movie screening Q&As and has done the same for two California governors. He has a Guinness World Record for jalapeño pepper eating, and the local record for most bones broken on local TV; in fact, he defied recent great white shark attacks in the San Francisco Bay by swimming all the way from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge on live TV. His book 100 Things to do in Sacramento Before You Die is in bookstores throughout California and is an Amazon certified #1 new release.

William Becker

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With his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s in public administration, William combines his love of history and his psychic abilities to allow people inside the deeper reality that surrounds us. His philosophy is that the more we know of the beings and worlds around us, the better we know how to more fully experience and live this life.

A paranormal enthusiast and experienced paranormal investigator, William combines his love of history and psychic abilities to allow people inside the world of ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal realms with his Haunted Hotspots events, Finding your Psychic Voice classes, Past and Between life and other readings.

William is an author, has been interviewed on several paranormal radio shows both in the U.S. and abroad, has his own magazine column and Youtube channel, and has been interviewed by state wide and local newspapers. His work promotes the respectful communication and understanding of the beings and worlds around us.

William provides his services in person, as well as by telephone, email, or Skype. He also gives location and other readings remotely.   Services are available for groups or on a one-on-one basis.  Visit his web site at:  www.paranormalinsights.net.

His most recent book is “In the Footsteps of my Forebears: A Psychic Journey Through Time”. Join William as he travels deep into the areas his forebears colonized in the 1760s at the behest of Czar Catherine the Great of Russia. He takes the reader through the impressions that still present themselves in these remote areas, and includes visits with his own passed ancestors.  Enjoy the journey as the past and its people come alive!

Rocky Smith

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Rocky Smith was born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon. Today, he teaches art at Oregon City High School, where he has worked for the last 17 years. Rocky is also well known in the community as a local historian and paranormal investigator. Smith finished his second term on the Oregon City Commission in 2016 and has been taking a much-needed break from politics. In college Rocky worked for three years in the historic Ermatinger House, the oldest house in Oregon City and the third oldest house in the state of Oregon. He has had many paranormal experiences over the past 20 years in the Ermatinger House including his first experience, which was featured in Susan Smitten's book, Ghost Stories of Oregon. Smith has also worked to preserve the historic 1843 home which has undergone a complete restoration and will open to the public this summer!

Smith started researching the paranormal activity in 1995 and has documented hundreds of haunted places. In 2006, he combined his love for history and knowledge of the paranormal, founded Northwest Ghost Tours. Smith has been featured on local radio and TV and has been asked to speak at paranormal conferences up and down the west coast. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded Teacher of the Year at Oregon City High School. Smith was awarded Oregon City's Citizen of the year for 2013 and is the director of the quickly growing Oregon Ghost Conference that will take place in Seaside, OR March 29-31st, 2019.

Gail Reilly

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GAIL REILLY is a Paranormal and Properties Docent for the Hayward Area Historical Society in Hayward, CA.  They are responsible for the renovation and maintenance of the Meek Estate, the McConaghy Estate, and the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.  She is also the founder and lead investigator of NorCal Ghost Sleuths, a member of North Bay R.I.P. out of Napa, CA, and a guest member of Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters (NNGH) out of Reno, NV.

Gail spent her teenage years living in a haunted house and has been a believer ever since.  It took a family “roots” trip to the James River area of Virginia to interest her in becoming a student of the paranormal, however.  It seemed that many of the family’s ancestors were anxious to meet them wherever they went!

The Meek and McConaghy Estates were Gail’s first hands-on investigations and it seems she has never left.  She had found a new passion and has now been an active paranormal investigator for over 16 years.  She has participated in hundreds of investigations throughout California, Nevada, Virginia, and most recently, Massachusetts.  Although Gail has taken part in many different aspects of investigating and is available to help spirits in any way, her love of history and historical research has taken her main focus to assisting historical properties and foundations in their fundraising efforts through paranormal programming.  After all, what better way to learn about the history of a location than to get answers from the people who lived it?

Cynthia Wilson

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I have been a "Sensitive" since childhood. Spirits are attracted to me and I to them. I find the Paranormal World fascinating, a dimension unlike any other & have encountered all types of paranormal activity in my life. Living in San Diego one of the most haunted homes in America, The Whaley House, piqued my interest. I worked as a docent and nightly tour guide for 10 years. This allowed me to get a first-hand experience, up close and personal, with the ghostly residence that roam the house & property. I found this historical Whaley House lived up to its reputation. This house has many haunts and I have the stories to go with them.

Jay Verburg

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Jay Verburg began his unexpected paranormal journey as one of the two Greenhorn miners on SyFy's Ghost Mine. With a passion for the Old West, he has been casually exploring ghost towns and abandoned locations, striving to discover historically rich areas for the past 15 years. Fascination with history and the gold that still runs through the mountains of Eastern Oregon unexpectedly landed him in the small town of Sumpter. It was there he found himself not only working as a hard rock miner, but witnessing events that led him to an entirely new journey — paranormal research. Research of history and the paranormal have led Jay to some of the greatest location throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Utah, and Colorado. Jay currently travels the U.S., speaking on paranormal research, and revealing how history can lead to the discovery of many rumored haunts. Jay works closely with like-minded individuals and investigative groups such as A.S.E.P., the Paranormal Studies Institute, Paranormal Research & Investigations of Washington, and Oregon Paranormal. As Director of Historical Research for Oregon Paranormal, Jay focuses on studying energy and the pursuit of awareness surrounding the existence of intelligence beyond death. As a featured investigator on the internet network Dark Zone, Jay often reveals behind the scenes videos while working on his latest joint project, The Permanents – A documentary focusing on the paranormal “permanent residents” of the Old Wheeler Hotel on the Oregon Coast.

Gary Stout

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A former computer systems architect, Gary W. Stout has returned to his love of literature and is the author of five novels including Arrested Innocence, a historical fictional account of an orphan coping with the reality of life at the Preston School of Industry in 1897. Stout lives on his ranch in the golden foothills of Northern California with his wife, four horses, and a menagerie of other critters and includes paranormal investigations as one of his passions.

Elizabeth Saint

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Elizabeth Saint is an American actress, model, electrical engineer, paranormal investigator and TV personality from Destination America’s Ghost's of ShepherdstownAfter graduating high school, she moved to N.Y.C to pursue a modeling career, eventually returning to college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis in Electrical Systems Technology. As an Engineer, Elizabeth was awarded many professional opportunities which led her to work for the Department of Defense.

This job moved her to a haunted D.C. apartment which inspired her to get involved in the paranormal field.  She eventually began working with Maryland Paranormal Research and began taking on cases as a technician and investigator. Prior to working with M.P.R., Elizabeth had a sensitivity and fascination with the supernatural dating back to activity she first experienced in her South Jersey, childhood home.

In 2015, after investigating Shepherdstown, WV, Elizabeth was inspired to create her own paranormal equipment under the name Ghostly Gadgets. Her first prototype, the E-Box, was featured on Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown in Ohio’s Franklin Castle. You can spot many of her new devices on season 2 of Ghosts of Shepherdstown.

Ross Allison

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Paranormal Investigator, Author, Media Host, Lecturer, Teacher, and even Tour Guide.

The one of the Pacific Northwest’s only full-time Ghost Hunter

Ross is the Founder of A.G.H.O.S.T. (Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma) and now runs AGHOST Investigations. With close to 30 years of investigating the paranormal and over 17 years running a ghost hunting group. Ross travels internationally to investigate paranormal activity, collect ghost stories, research cemeteries and teach others about the strange things going on all around us.

Ross has been lecturing for Power Performers since 2004 and has spoken to thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on his ghost hunting adventures and teaches a class based on his book, Ghostology 101 – Becoming a Ghost Hunter at the University of Washington and Tacoma Community College. His lectures have also taken him to such faraway locations as London, Canada and Scotland.

Through his travels, he has had  opportunities to work with some of the biggest names in the field, such as Jason & Grant of “Ghost Hunters” fame. He has also investigated some of the scariest and most haunted sites known to man:the Stanley Hotel, Eastern State Prison, Amityville House, Alcatraz Prison, Roman Catacombs, the Ancient Rams Inn and even the original location of “The Exorcist Case” where he captured some of the scariest phenomena he has ever encountered.

Ross also has a few more books, including Spooked in Seattle(2011) Tacoma's Haunted HistoryMy Haunted Journal (2017) and Haunted Toys (2017). With more to come later this year.

He’s appeared on a number of radio programs, in magazines, books, news coverage and television shows, including The Learning Channel’s America’s Ghost Hunters, The Tonight Show, MTV, CMT, CNN, A&E, the Discovery Channel, ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, Sci-Fi’s Ghost Hunters, Nightline and two episodes of Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America”.

You may also find Ross wandering the streets of Seattle where he hosts the Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours that takes guests to the various haunted spots throughout the Seattle area.

Ross Allison

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Paranormal Investigator, Author, Media Host, Lecturer, Teacher, and even Tour Guide.

The Pacific Northwest’s only full-time Ghost Hunter

Ross is the Founder and President of A.G.H.O.S.T. (Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma) and now runs AGHOST Investigations. With close to 30 years of investigating the paranormal and over 15 years running a ghost hunting group. Ross travels internationally to investigate paranormal activity, collect ghost stories, research cemeteries and teach others about the strange things going on all around us.

Patrick Doyle

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You may know Patrick H.T. Doyle from Syfy’s hit show, “Ghost Mine,” as the host of "Behind the Screams" on the Reelz Channel, or his new wilderness survival series, “Man vs The Paranormal” on The Dark Zone Network, but his passion (other than investigating the paranormal at some of the most dangerous locations on the planet) is writing. Patrick is the author and illustrator of best-selling books for all ages.His critically acclaimed YA series, "EDGAR FONT" has been compared to “Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” and is being re-issued by Rothco Press ahead of a new fourth in the series. His other book titles include: "Ghosts From the Ground Up: Field Notes of a Ghost Miner," "The Ghost of Zombie," "Next Rest Stop: Earth," and "Lair of Forgotten Bears." When not working on the next adventure he spends his time lost in the wild, exploring ancient sites, traveling to places with names most can’t pronounce, and meeting interesting people with great tales to tell. You can keep track of Patrick’s activities and adventures at his official website:  Patrick Doyle / Paranormal Researcher

Patrick Doyle

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Patrick Doyle’s experience with the paranormal began with a ghostly encounter as a 7-year-old kid, and his fascination with the supernatural has never ceased. While building his name as a paranormal investigator, Patrick and his frequent collaborator Kristen Luman were selected by an Oregon based mine owner to investigate The Crescent Mine, one of the most haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest. Their research was documented for the hit SyFy Channel series, Ghost Mine, which lasted for two seasons.

For most of his life Patrick has been an avid outdoorsman and has developed a reputation for investigating paranormal activity in some of the country’s most remote and dangerous locations, venturing where other ghost hunters fear to tread. Since Ghost Mine ended, Patrick appeared as one of the hosts of Reelz Channel’s Behind The Screams, and is also an accomplished author and illustrator. Some of his work includes the critically acclaimed Y.A. series Edgar Font’s Hunt For A House To Haunt, the sci-fi adventure Next Rest Stop: Earth, the graphic novel The Ghost of Zombie, the children’s storybook The Lair of Forgotten Bears, and the best selling memoir Ghosts From The Ground Up.

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