• Client Relations Consultant
•Social Media Executive
Katie's involvement within the realm of the paranormal stems from when she was harassed by a malevolent spirit as a child. She has since been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations, as well as individually, for over 20 years. Katie is a freelance writer and blogger, with areas of specialty in paganism and the occult. She maintains that, because ghosts are earthbound souls, the whole of the paranormal field is subtopic to the studies of theology and spirituality. Both an ordained minister and pagan priestess, Katie is currently obtaining her PhD in holistic theology. A Montana native, Katie now resides in Northwest Oregon.
•Lead Field Researcher
As a SoCal native, I got my start in the early '90s chasing haunts and local legends in my hometown of Whittier, California. Spending many nights staked out at abandoned homes with sordid pasts, I eventually made my way to other notorious locations in and around the city of angels. In 1994 I relocated to Clackamas, Oregon where I continued to study paranormal phenomena, but in the form of books by such notables as William Roll, Loyd Auerbach, Hanz Holzer and Barry Taff.
In January of 2009 I co-founded Oregon Paranormal with my good friend Scott Riedel. Our purpose was not only to help move the field forward by testing theories and developing new investigative techniques. It was also about helping families and individuals who had been dealt a sometimes terrifying hand. Since forming Oregon Paranormal I've conducted a number of investigations between residential, commercial, and historical sites, including joint investigations with others teams and independent researchers throughout the Pacific Northwest. My continued mission is to accurately research, investigate and document claims of the paranormal, and to someday unlock the mystery of life after death.
•Director of Historical research
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 relevant areas for the past 15 years. His fascination with history and the gold that still runs through the mountains of Eastern Oregon unexpectedly led him to the small town of Sumpter. It was there, just few years later, he would find himself not only working as a hard rock miner, but witnessing events that have led him to an entirely new journey — paranormal research.
HOT OFF THE PRESS
What would you do if you and you alone knew of a potential alien invasion that could destroy the Earth? Of a secret war waged among intelligent life forms, thought only in the imagination of Government conspiracies fanatics. Given a gift, rekindling the fire locked away in your DNA. Would you try to stop the invasion? What if you knew no one would believe you? Would you take it on your shoulders to save the world or quietly seek to go about your daily life without knowledge the end was near? Erica Jones, executive secretary, athlete and a friend to many will make such a choice. An ordinary woman, who happened to be in the wrong place at the right time or the right place at the wrong time, depending on your perception. A successful business-woman that had a close encounter with the truth that would eventually change her life, her beliefs, and the way she views life, death, and humanity. An innocent vacation to the tropical island of Maui and a chance meeting, or so she thought, with a man that would forever change her life. An intimate romance with a secretive Government Agent, which eventually turns to the fight for her life and everyone on this planet’s existence. Erica soon discovers that we are not alone on this planet and the enemy is closer than she thinks. A Far cry from the movies, these aliens have learned to use our way of life to their advantage. Their agenda, hidden beneath deception, secrecy, and lies extend to agencies far higher than that of the Presidency. Erica must throw away her own beliefs and put her trust into the hands of a lover, entities not of this world and secret agencies thought not to exist. Millenniums in the making, she alone, given this burden to carry, will try to tip the scales in this ongoing battle the rest of us will never know about−Until it's too late. A fiction book based on years of documented facts and files your Government doesn’t what you to know about, at least not yet.
To say this was a fun two hours with some of the best in the field from Oregon would be an understatement. Great fun talking ghosts as well as about the Oregon Ghost Conference 2016.
Next Week's Show
Join me October 13, 2017 for some more interesting guests, stories and weird news.