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Paranormal Underground Magazine Contributors

Winter M. Balefire

Winter has been an occultist and paranormal researcher for nearly 20 years. She has been published repeatedly since 2009 and has also been the subject of interviews regarding both areas of expertise. Writing and witchcraft have always remained close to Winter's heart, feeling both require a profound understanding of one's self and environment. When she's not exploring the macabre and bizarre, Winter enjoys reading Tarot, as well as writing poetry and short stories. All of her work can be viewed on her Website: http://www.winterbalefire.com/.

William Becker

William is an international psychic medium who helps others integrate spirituality into their everyday lives through psychic development classes, readings, and psychic life coaching. A paranormal enthusiast and experienced paranormal investigator, William combines his love of history and psychic abilities to allow people inside the world of ghosts and hauntings with his haunted hotspots classes, guided ghost tours, and paranormal investigation classes. He is also the author of Paranormal Insights A Visual Para-History of Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit http://paranormalinsights.net/.

Jackie Chin

Jackie is a nationally known paranormalist, author, and spiritual teacher. She uses her gifts to enlighten and encourage those who are seeking solutions. During her life, Jackie has seen many deaths, helped people cross over with Reiki, and counseled clients about these issues. She knows that there is life after death, but she believes that each person has their own idea about what death will be like and this influences their experience of the afterlife. For more information, visit Jackie’s Website: http://psychicconnextions.blogspot.com/.

Elaine Davison

Elaine is a founding member and investigator with Western Oregon Organization of Paranormal Investigators (W.O.O.P.I.). As a young girl, she began experiencing things that she could not explain. In 2005, she began actively investigating the Paranormal. After an incident in 2012, when her seemingly healthy team investigated a home and then all became ill afterward, made Elaine wonder about the potential hazards that teams expose themselves to during investigations. Aided by several doctors and health departments, Elaine wrote a basic pamphlet called “Safety Tips for Paranormal Investigators.” Her goal is to spread the word about the health and safety issues investigators face so they are safe during investigations. For more information, visit http://paranormalsafety.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/paranormalsafety.

Bob Fountain

As an investigator and evidence analyst with Spectral Tech, Bob and the team try to help their clients find answers while helping to educate them about the paranormal in the process. As a special projects manager primarily involved in process engineering, and because documentation and analysis is paramount to serious investigations, Bob was drawn to take more than a passing interest and become actively involved in the study of different paranormal phenomena. For more information, visit http://www.spectraltech.org/.

Karen Frazier, M.Msc.

Karen is a psychic medium who has been actively involved in the study of paranormal phenomena for many years. She currently cohosts Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark. She is the author of Avalanche of Spirits: The Ghosts of Wellington, Dancing With the Afterlife, and Pioneer Spirits: Investigating the Haunted Lewis County Historical Museum. She also investigates with South Sound Paranormal Research. Karen holds a degree in metaphysical science and is an ordained minister/metaphysical practitioner with the International Metaphysical Ministry. She is an Usui Reiki practitioner and has completed courses in energy healing, including quantum touch, crystal healing, sound healing, and aromatherapy. For more information, visit http://www.authorkarenfrazier.com/.

Terri J. Garofalo

Terri is a paranormal investigator, as well as the artist and writer behind Entities-R-Us, Ghost Hunter Comic. She’s a freelance artist, illustrator, and designer in Hyde Park, New York. You can find her work on www.entities-r-us.com, or contact Terri at terri@entities-r-us.com

                                  Charles G. Gotski

Chuck is an experienced paranormal investigator and psychic, as well as an accomplished filmmaker, producer, and writer. His interest in the paranormal started after a profound personal experience when he was in his teens. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, in 2010 he decided to form his own team, called In The Dark Investigations. While helping to educate and gather evidence in the field, the team also steps out the box and experiments with new ideas. Chuck is the co-creator of the EerieEvents Web series and cohost of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark. For more information, visit http://www.inthedarkinvestigations.com/.

Paul Green

Paul, The Psychic Biker, is a gifted medium and psychic who was once an ardent skeptic. He is a hard-core, no-nonsense biker who would look more at home on the door of a nightclub than offering his services as an empathetic psychic medium. Make no mistake, Paul is opinionated and brutally honest, yet he is respected by all who know him, or as he would describe himself: “Attitude With Empathy.”  

Rick E. Hale

A Chicago native, Rick is the host of Common Sense Paranormal Radio on www.heyzradio.com. He is the founder of The Committee for Psychical Inquiry and the author of the Geek’s Guide to the Strange & Unusual. As an investigator, Rick considers himself to be a Modern Traditionalist, meaning he believes in melding the new and old schools of psychical research.

Ashley Hall

Ashley resides in Adelaide, South Australia, where he has researched and investigated the paranormal for more than 15 years. As well as having worked for many of the states' most professional teams, he founded The Paranormal Guide -- his solo endeavor. Ashley is open minded toward all aspects of the paranormal, but still says he sways more to the side of being skeptical. He has written more than 200 articles on paranormal and macabre subjects that have appeared in magazines and on Websites worldwide. He has also hosted his own successful paranormal podcast. For more information, visit http://www.theparanormalguide.com/.  

John "Jack" Kenna

Jack is a technical specialist and assistant case manager for the paranormal team SPIRITS of New England in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Jack has had a strong interest in the paranormal since he was a child and has helped his SPIRITS team conduct numerous client investigations over the past two years, including an investigation for the U.S. Navy in 2010. Jack has been a technician and project leader for the Department of the Army for the last 26 years. For more information, visit http://spiritsofnewengland.org.

June Lundgren

June is a psychic/medium, healer, and author who lives in Oregon City. She comes from a long line of women with psychic and spiritual gifts. June helps people connect with their loved ones who have died. She does whole house and land cleansing, clearings, and blessings. June also helps to remove earthbound spirits, shadow people, and in some cases demonic entities. She helps resolve issues from past lives causing problems in this life, and, as a spiritual healer, she is a conduit for God's light. She is the author of A Medium's Guide to the Paranormal and Paranormal Encounters. She is also set to release Through the Veil (a sequel to A Medium's Guide) and Paranormal Encounters 2. For more information, visit http://www.mysticconnections.org/.

Michelle Pillow

Michelle is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author writing in many fiction genres, including the Dragon-Shifter series Dragon Lords and Captured by a Dragon-Shifter and the mischievously magical Warlocks MacGregor. A skeptical believer, she has a fascination with anything paranormal. Michelle loves to travel and try new things, whether it’s a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville theater or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She has a BGS in history/business with an English minor and a photography degree. She is the co-owner of http://ravenhappyhour.com/. For more information, visit http://michellepillow.com/.

Jill Stefko, Ph.D.

Jill is the Paranormal Expert for http://www.decodedscience.com/. She has studied the paranormal since 1957, when, as a child, she bought her first parapsychology book, The Unknown Guest. In fall 1965, she conducted her first investigation. She founded the Foundation for the Investigation, Research and Education for Psychic Phenomena, FIRE-Psi, in 1996. Jill gives workshops and lectures, writes for selected Internet Websites, and has been a guest on radio call-in talk shows and local TV as an expert in the paranormal. Jill’s expertise in the paranormal includes parapsychology, cryptozoology, Fortean phenomena, anomalies, UFOs, aliens and demonic possession, and exorcism. She investigates cases of alleged psi and tests people for ESP, telepathy, and psychokinesis.

Nicole Strickland

Nicole is the founder and director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society and serves as the team’s EVP specialist and historical locations case manager. She has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s, after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother. Nicole is also a core member of the Ghost Research Society and was appointed to the GRS Southern California Area Research Director position in 2009. Additionally, Nicole serves as a California Representative for the American Spectral Society. She is also the author of Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, and Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary. For more information, visit http://www.spiritedqueenmary.com/ and http://www.spirited-ghost-girl.com/.

Matty Sweeney

Matt is currently unemployed, is vision impaired, and has worked and studied in various areas of employment. He loves writing and contributes weekly to The Paranormal Guide with articles on varied subjects, but mainly discusses cryptozoology and UFOs. He shares his articles on his own Facebook page, “Marvels and the Macabre With Matty.” For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/macabremarvelswithmatty.

Barry Taff, Ph.D.

Dr. Taff holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering. He is a world-renowned parapsychologist who worked out of UCLA’s former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978 as a research associate. During his 43-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,500 cases of ghosts, hauntings, and poltergeists and conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition. For more information about Dr. Taff, visit http://barrytaff.net/.

Krystle Vermes

Krystle is a long-time paranormal enthusiast and professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. When she isn’t composing pieces for her own paranormal blog, GetSpooked.net, she’s recording her popular podcast, “All Day Paranormal.” For more information, visit http://getspooked.net/.

Ian White

Ian is an author, journalist, and screenwriter based in the UK. He is the author of the book Witchcraft and Black Magic in British Cult Cinema. He occasionally performs stand-up comedy. Before writing for Paranormal Underground, his biggest claim to fame was being killed by a dragon in a thankfully long-forgotten TV show called Dark Knight. Ian has been interested in the paranormal his entire life — one of his earliest memories is waking up to find a tall shadow wearing a top hat watching him through his bedroom window when his bedroom window was two stories off the ground. And, he has had several near-misses with evil entities, although now that he’s happily married he can put most of those bad dating experiences behind him.