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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: winterbalefire.com.

William Becker

William is a psychic medium and paranormal investigator and researcher, as well as tour guide with Northwest Ghost Tours. William’s interest in the paranormal goes back to his early childhood when he saw his first full apparition. With this interest in the paranormal, along with a degree in history, it was only natural that he would jump at the chance to combine the two by giving tours. For more information about William and his work, visit nwghosttours.com and www.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.

Karen Frazier

Karen is a psychic medium who has been actively involved in the study of paranormal phenomena for many years. 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. Currently, she investigates with South Sound Paranormal Research. Karen holds a bachelor’s 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 many forms of energy healing, including quantum touch, crystal healing, sound healing, and aromatherapy. Karen is the cohost of Paranormal Underground Radio on www.HeyZRadio.com. You can find out more about Karen by visiting 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.

                                  Chuck Gotski

Chuck is an experienced paranormal investigator and psychic, as well as an accomplished filmmaker, producer and writer. His interest in the paranormal started due to 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, In the Dark Investigations. While helping to educate and gather evidence in the field, the team also steps out of the box and experiments with new ideas in the hopes of furthering the field. Chuck is also the former co-creator of the Eerie Events Web series and former host and creator of In the Dark Radio. He is currently the cohost of Paranormal Underground Radio on www.HeyZRadio.com. For more information, visit www.inthedarkinvestigations.com.

Paul Green

Paul Green, known as The Psychic Biker, is unique in the psychic world, 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.”  

Jenny Gurney

Jenny is an investigator with Proximity Paranormal. The mystery surrounding the paranormal field has always interested Jenny. She is on a quest to find more about why spirits are around us. She has attended several events around the U.S. and hopes to go to many more in the years to come. Jenny has investigated Waverly Hills, Bobby Mackey’s, Villisca Ax Murder House, First Ward School House, Grant House Hotel, and St. Anthony Main. Jenny also has her own radio show on www.ztalkradio.com, Paranormal Hotspot, on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

Rick E. Hale

A Chicago native, Rick has been researching all aspects of the paranormal since the age of eight.  A featured writer for Paranormal Underground magazine, Rick also hosts of Paranormal Underground Radio on www.HeyZRadio.com. He is also the founder of Foundations Psychical Research. Rick is also the author of The Geek’s Guide to the Strange & Unusual: Poltergeists, Ghosts, and Demons. 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.

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.

Bishop James Long, D.Min.

Bishop James Long studied for the Roman Catholic Priesthood for six years. It was during his years in the seminary that Bishop Long received solid formation, both academic and spiritual. Through prayer and dis­cernment, Bishop Long accepted Gods call to become an Independent Catholic Priest. He was ordained a Deacon and Priest and was consecrated a Bishop within the Old Catholic Church. Currently, he serves as the Presiding Archbishop for the United States Old Catholic Church. He holds a doctorate of ministry, master’s of divinity, master’s of education, bachelor’s of communication theory, and associate’s of philosophy.

Jill Marie Morris

Jill is a psychic/medium, author, and documentary filmmaker. She is well-versed in the technical, investigative, and research sectors of the field. Jill uses her gifts as a medium and psychic to assist with paranormal investigations and cold cases. In July 2011, Jill published 207: A Personal Account of Love Paranormal Phenomenon and Demonic Possession, in which she details a series of horrific and real-life events and paranormal encounters that completely reshaped her life. Jill is currently writing a follow-up of 207, titled Saints Sinners and Sacred Ground.

Michelle Pillow

Michelle is an award-winning author writing in many romance fiction genres, including futuristic and paranormal. A skeptical believer, she has a fascination with anything paranormal. Michelle has a photography degree and is the co-owner of www.TheRavenBooks.com. You can contact Michelle at www.michellepillow.com.

Jill Stefko, Ph.D.

Jill is the Paranormal Expert for
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.

Melinda Stum, M.Div.

Melinda graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in [Comparative] Religion. She served as an intern pastor while completing her master’s of Divinity. She is also a member of South Sound Paranormal Research.

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.”
http://getspooked.net/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 about Krystle, visit http://getspooked.net/.

Ian White

Ian is an author, journalist, and screenwriter based in the UK. 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. His book Witchcraft and Black Magic in British Cult Cinema is due for publication later in the year.