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Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Paracon Speakers

Laura Johnson

Ryan Mick 0 2018 Article rating: 4.2

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

Ryan Mick 0 2042 Article rating: 4.7

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.

William Becker

Ryan Mick 0 1972 Article rating: 4.5

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:

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

Ryan Mick 0 2185 Article rating: 5.0

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

Ryan Mick 0 3358 Article rating: 4.9

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

Ryan Mick 0 4616 Article rating: 4.6

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.

Ross Allison

Ryan Mick 0 3501 Article rating: 5.0

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

Ryan Mick 0 3554 Article rating: 2.1

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.

Harvey Althaus

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Harvey has been involved with the paranormal, both directly and indirectly, for all of his life. He started investigating when he was 16ish with an old Kodak 110 camera and a Cassio tape recorder. Harvey says "Obviously, I had no idea then what I was doing, but was able to capture some truly amazing and eerie evidence". Being a sensitive and intuitive have come in rather handy while pursuing spirits. Individuals and groups from around the world request his assistance in helping them with his ability of Remote Viewing to understand what they are dealing with.

Nicole Strickland

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Nicole Strickland is the founder and director of the well-respected San Diego Paranormal Research Society and co-host of the "Spirits of the Adobe tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. She serves as a consultant to various other teams. Nicole is the published author of several books and writes for FATE Magazine, Let's Talk Magazine and Paranormal Underground Magazine. Having a passion for public speaking, she has presented at numerous paranormal-themed conferences, events and libraries in addition to being a guest on several internet and terrestrial radio shows. Nicole has also appeared in television and film, such as "My Ghost Story-Caught on Camera," "Travel Channel's Ghost Stories," "San Diego's Channel 6 and 8 Morning News Programs, "Southern California Paranormal Investigators," "All Around Us" among others. Having an innate passion for history and the supernatural, Nicole is an advocate for spiritual energies, the clients she serves and the paranormal field at large.

Jeadene Solberg

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Jeadene Solberg “Mama J” is the Founder and Executive Director of Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters, which is one of the largest and longest running groups in Nevada. She has maintained a respected and hard-working group, which provides Fundraisers for Foundations that preserve Historical sites and culture.  Her group also has a Home and business investigation division.  She also works with people to teach them about energy and can provide spiritual and crystal healing. She knows there is no single approach that is right to handle cases and is willing to go out of her way to build lasting and strong relationships with her clients and Foundations. She continues her growth and training constantly to bring new approaches that fit her groups, clients, and Foundation’s needs. Her group is based in Northern Nevada; however, there are chapters in Northern CA, Southern Nevada and Battle Mountain, NV.  She works with the Gold Hill Hotel on bimonthly Historical and Paranormal tours. Her mission is to continue research, education, and preservation of historical sites and to learn more about the paranormal and to spread love, light, and positive energy to everyone she meets.

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