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.