Steve Gonsalves
Ghost Hunters - Ghost Hunters International - Ghost Hunters Academy

Steve Gonsalves is the lead investigator of TAPS. He works alongside TAPS Founder Jason Hawes carrying out the upper management duties of the organization. As a young child, Steve’s interest in the paranormal was piqued after watching a supernatural-themed movie. He is well educated in the field of the Paranormal, at one point working closely with famed investigator and paranormal pioneer Dr. William G Roll. Steve began investigating the paranormal on a semi-professional basis as a teenager, then starting and running his own team before joining TAPS in 1996. Steve, a former police officer, has been a public speaker and educator about paranormal phenomena for more than 15 years. Steve is also star of the wildly popular Syfy show Ghost Hunters Academy he also co-founded the TAPS publication, Paramagazine. Steve is a long-time fan of horror movies, a fact reflected in his many colorful tattoos.

“As long as I can remember I’ve had an interest in the paranormal,” says Katrina. “I knew Penn State was a perfect fit, not only did they offer majors that fit my wants and needs, but they had a paranormal club. I joined the club in 2006 and went through extensive training to become an investigator. I absolutely love every minute of what I do. I get to help people, learn about the paranormal, work with amazing people, and now that we have a show with A&E I get to work in the entertainment world as well. ”

When she has free time outside of school and PRS, she enjoys snowboarding, singing, dancing, cooking, knitting and traveling.


Katrina Weidman
Paranormal Lockdown - Real Fear - Paranormal State

Katrina Weidman is a senior at Penn State earning a dual degree in Integrative arts with an emphasis in music production and Theatre with an emphasis in performance. She originally wasn’t going to attend college, but after dropping a friend off at University Park and seeing the campus, she knew it was where she belonged. The next day she signed up for classes at Bucks County Community College, which she attended for two years before transferring to Penn State University Park in 2004. Besides being an investigator for the Paranormal Research Society, she’s been a member of the Penn State Snowboard club since 2004. In 2005 she joined The Lion 90.7 fm as a co-host for a variety of shows and voice over work.

She was born and raised in Bucks County, PA along with an older sister and a younger brother. She was born into an artistic family – both of her parents perform in their spare time and her mother writes original musicals for local playhouses. Some of her earliest memories are watching her mother and father tap dance together on stage; this also coincides with some of her strangest memories of her father dressed in drag for multiple shows. “Either way, my parents helped to shape my love and appreciation for performance art, which is why I’m a performer; I guess you could say it’s in my blood.”

Besides theatre, Katrina writes her own music. At the age of 11, she taught herself how to play piano. She learned how to play songs by ear and it lead into writing her own music. In 2003 she co-wrote a song with her mother for her first original musical called “Curtain Call for Murder.”

“As long as I can remember I’ve had an interest in the paranormal,” says Katrina. “I knew Penn State was a perfect fit, not only did they offer majors that fit my wants and needs, but they had a paranormal club. I joined the club in 2006 and went through extensive training to become an investigator. I absolutely love every minute of what I do. I get to help people, learn about the paranormal, work with amazing people, and now that we have a show with A&E I get to work in the entertainment world as well. ”

When she has free time outside of school and PRS, she enjoys snowboarding, singing, dancing, cooking, knitting and traveling.


Jeff Belanger

Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He’s written books for both adults and children, he’s a talk show host, television producer, lecturer, and the founder of the new legend tripping movement. Since 1997, the former journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences.

Jeff is also the host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends television series on PBS. He is the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained. He is the author of over a dozen books (published in six languages) including the best sellers: The World's Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, and Who's Haunting the White House (for children). He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google.com, and a noted speaker and media personality providing dozens of lectures per year at colleges, universities, conferences, and libraries. He's also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes which is available in over 3 million homes in the United States. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and is the series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.

Belanger has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs and networks including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.

Additionally, Belanger is a Sandy Hook Elementary School alumni who sits on the Board of Directors of the Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc.--a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a long-term fund to provide a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and to establish academic scholarships in the victims' names for generations of Newtown students to come. He holds a B.A. from Hofstra University, and currently haunts Massachusetts.


Bill Chappell
Owner of Digital Dowsing

Bill Chappell spent his career as an engineer in the robotics and semiconductor industries. He also taught college courses in microprocessor design and C programming. He uses microprocessors and electronics to solve complex problems, designing devices from articulated motion control to satellite telemetry experiments. At the age of 47, Bill was asked if he could build a device to communicate with the dead. At first he thought the whole idea was amusing, but he was willing to play along. Then, on April 23, 2007, he tested his first prototype device at the haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. This date would forever alter his life and perspective on the paranormal.

Since then, Chappell launched Digital Dowsing, LLC where he sells some of the 40-plus devices and applications he’s developed to try and establish further evidence of paranormal claims. Devices like the Ovilus, Paranormal Puck, the PX, and EM Vortex have become part of the modern-day paranormal investigator lexicon. You’ may have seen his equipment used on Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, Syfy, Paranormal State on A&E, and countless other programs and documentaries.


Kathleen (Kat) Tedsen
Author - Haunted Travels of Michigan

Kathleen (Kat) Tedsen is co-author of the award-winning book series, Haunted Travels of Michigan. Over a 10-year period she and her sister, Bev Rydel, made a full-time commitment to researching unexplained reports of paranormal phenomena sometimes traveling over 10,000 miles a year. Kat has investigated some of America’s most reputedly haunted locations, including: Waverly Hills, Mansfield, Moundsville , Myrtles Plantation, Gettysburg, and Eastern State Penitentiary. However, it’s her investigations in Michigan that she has found most compelling.

Kat has been the featured guest on numerous radio and television shows and has been seen on the SyFy Network. In her second book, a story entitled The Holly Demon, was taken and produced by Paranormal Witness and aired as Lady on the Stairs. Lady on the Stairs remains one of Paranormal Witness’ highest rated episodes.

Kat is working on a new book, Stepping Into Darkness. Its expected release date is late 2017.


Chris Di Cesare "The Ghost Boy of Geneseo”

As a young college student, Chris Di Cesare's view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 at SUNY Geneseo. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends endured what is now referred to as 'The C2D1 Haunting'. Apparitions sighted, disembodied voices heard, moving objects witnessed and frightening physical attacks all became part of the ordeal suffered by Chris - who quickly became the focal point of the haunting - and several of his college classmates. Long suppressed by the participants themselves, the extreme haunting eventually moved into the realm of ‘urban legend’.

After almost a quarter century of avoiding the spotlight, in 2009 Di Cesare - convinced by the level of respect and authenticity provided by the Please Talk With Me film project - finally agreed to share his experience. The film recreates the 1985 events surrounding the photograph that has become known across the internet as the 'C2D1 ghost'.

Following a 2011 college speaking tour, Chris was featured on the SyFy channel's show "School Spirits". The episode titled 'Dorm Room Nightmare' first aired on June 27th, 2012 and gained national attention.

Please Talk With Me premiered at SCARE-A-CUSE in September, 2012 along with a companion book by the Rev. Tim Shaw (foreword by John Zaffis, the Haunted Collector). The movie has since gone on to win multiple awards including Best Feature (Spirit Quest Film Fest) and Best Director (Wilson Horror Film Fest).

An accomplished lecturer who recently appeared on Coast to Coast AM, Di Cesare has released his memoir, Surviving Evidence, (Dark Moon Press) which became an Amazon best seller, and offers a compelling first-hand accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself at its center … and survived it.


Don Allison
Author - I Met A Ghost

Don Allison is a lifelong resident of Williams County, Ohio, where the historic home he shares with his wife, Diane, is located. A 1976 graduate of Stryker High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Toledo in 1980.

As a high school student in the early 1970’s Don got his start in journalism as a sports writer and photographer with the weekly Advance Reporter newspaper, now known as the Village Reporter. He joined The Bryan Times as county editor in 1981, where he later served as editor and currently is senior editor. He has received numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards for his news, feature and column writing.

Drawing on knowledge gained from a lifetime of studying the Civil War, Don has written extensively about that conflict. He and Diane are the founders of Faded Banner Publications, which publishes books on the Civil War and Northwest Ohio history.

Don’s previous books include “Hell on Belle Isle: Diary of a Civil War POW” and “The Best of On My Mind: The Bryan Times Newspaper Columns of Don Allison.” Each is available for $15.95 plus $2.50 shipping and handling from Faded Banner Publications, PO Box 101, Bryan, OH 43506. In addition, copies may be ordered online at www.fadedbanner.com.


Spirit World Paranormal Investigations (SWPI)
Old Mill Museum History, Evidence & Stories

The Old Mill Museum staff will give a brief history on The Old Mill Museum, and Adam Wcislek and Mike Kelley will give the paranormal history of The Old Mill Museum, as well as evidence captured by our team and others while investigating The Old Mill Museum.

SWPI:
Spirit World Paranormal Investigations is a group of serious and experienced investigators that are in search of scientific proof of all things unexplainable (paranormal). Using different types of tools and equipment, investigators collect evidence to try to prove or disprove claims of paranormal activity.

To learn more about SWPI visit our website at: http://www.michiganghost.com

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