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Cindy Kaza

Cindy Kaza is a psychic medium and host of the hit Travel Channel show, The Dead Files. She works with her co-host, Steve DiSchiavi, a retired NYC homicide detective, to help bring closure to families dealing with unwanted paranormal activity in their homes. The previous host, Amy Allen, passed the torch to Kaza at the end of Season 15. Cindy has also appeared on The Holzer Files and Ghosts of Devil’s Perch and has made multiple guest appearances on several Travel Channel and Max shows including Fright Club, Portals to Hell, Lost in the Wild, Conjuring
Kesha, and Ghost Brothers. She has also appeared in “shock docs,” Scream: The True Story, Ed Gein: The Real Psycho, Ghosts of Flight 401, and Michigan Hell House.

Her first memorable encounter with a spirit happened when she was just 10 years old. A girl from her elementary school was killed in a tragic car accident. Shortly after her death, Cindy woke up in the middle of the night to find the ghost of this girl standing directly next to her bed. Cindy dismissed this chilling experience as just a dream and never spoke about it until her early 20s when she realized she was continually having mediumistic experiences.

Since her “awakening,” Cindy has been searching for the truth about her gifts and testing the limits of her multifaceted abilities.

Dave Schrader

Dave Schrader is an experienced paranormal investigator and host of the popular paranormal podcast, The Paranormal 60 with Dave Schrader. You can also see Dave on Travel Channel & Discovery+’s hit TV series The Holzer Files and Ghosts of Devil’s Perch.

From an early age Dave has been surrounded by the strange and anomalous, from haunted homes to creature sightings, UFO encounters and more. Dave invites you along on his journey and thanks you for taking him along on yours. Never a casual observer, Dave pushes claims of the paranormal to the limits by investigating them himself and visiting some of the most active and haunted locations in the world.

Dave is also the co-author of the book “The Other Side” and has been featured on several hit paranormal television series, including “Ghost Adventures,” “Paranormal Challenge,” “Paranormal State,” “Fright Club” and “Haunted Hospitals” as well as the lead investigator on the Shock Doc, “The Curse of Lizzie Borden”.

Shane Pittman

As seen on Netflix’s hit series 28 Days Haunted and Discovery Channel’s The Holzer Files, Shane Pittman is a paranormal investigator who has had profound unexplained paranormal experiences since childhood.

Pittman became determined to learn as much as he could by researching every possible paranormal method in the hopes of finding the truth about his otherworldly encounters.

Pittman strives to use his passion for all things strange and unusual to advance the field of paranormal study, attempting to validate paranormal experiences using the latest experimental investigative techniques available.

Shane has a passion project, The Searchers, which he started with Josh Purvis, where he and Josh travel the Country investigating reportedly haunted locations and conducting unique experiments to test the validity of the hauntings itself.

Daniel Klaes

Daniel is Executive in charge of Death Walker with Nick Groff. He has made numerous National Television appearances including shows like Paranormal Lockdown, Americas most Terrifying Places, Paranormal Nightshift, and My Paranormal Nightmare just to name a few.

He is Executive Producer and Cast member of the longest running independent ghost hunting show; The Ghost Finders. The Ghost Finders is proud to be featured Paraflixx , ROKU’s Spirit channel and can be found on Amazon Prime as well as other leading streaming services.

Daniel has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal field since he was a child. He was raised in a haunted house. In 2012, he co-founded the Greater Western New York Paranormal Society which was responsible for tackling some of the most challenging paranormal cases in the New York region.

In June of 2015, Daniel realized his lifelong dream. The infamous “Hinsdale House”, a homesite of mysterious paranormal insect infestation activity and historical structural exorcisms, which has been featured in different books and featured on national network television series, became available for purchase. Wasting no time, he made an offer that was accepted, and he became its proud owner.

The 1853 “Hinsdale House” is currently staged in its 1970’s period dressing to maintain its integrity from that era when the haunting’s began. The home is currently used as a paranormal research location.

Dr Kate Cherrell

Dr Kate Cherrell is a writer and speaker specialising in spiritualism and popular séance.

An academic and former cemetery worker, she is the creator of BurialsAndBeyond.com, a website and Patreon exploring the stranger sides of life, death and what’s left behind.

She co-hosts Loopholes, a weekly light-hearted esoteric discussion podcast and can also be seen co-hosting Discovery’s Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming (2022) and Unexplained: Caught on Camera (2023).

When not exploring cemeteries or haunted locations, she can usually be found in some dark, dusty corner with a big glass of wine and a good book.

Ghost Trip Investigation – GTI

Ghost Trip Investigation are an established paranormal Investigation team consisting of Dan Spragg & Adam Oakley. Together they have built a worldwide community through the power of social media.

Exploring the most notorious and paranormal locations in the UK , Europe and America

Mixing their unique style of investigating with there energetic bond makes this a dynamic duo not to be missed!

Danny Moss

Danny Moss is one of the UK’s leading paranormal investigators and TV personalities. Originally a skeptic, Danny’s experience at just 17 years of age took him on a journey that is still ongoing today.

Danny is well known for his unique approach to paranormal investigation and energy both on and off screen. Best known for TV shows ‘Paranormal: Captured’ (Sky Pick, T&E & Discoveryplus) & The Haunted Hunts (Amazon Prime), Danny has conducted some extremely thorough investigations at some of the most prestigious locations in the UK such as Pendle Hill, where he captured one of the best pieces of evidence currently seen in the UK, Samlesbury Hall, Ancient Ram Inn & Newsham Park Asylum but it is Danny’s ongoing work at both Tatton Old Hall with the UK’s most haunted item ‘The Grace Doll’ & the BRAND NEW My Haunted Hotel in Chester that is widely recognised.

At the age of just 32, Danny has a long career ahead of him in the paranormal and his ongoing battle with his inner skepticism drives him on to capture more and more evidence of hauntings.

  • Currently featured in the top 10 paranormal names in Haunted Magazine
  • A regular in multiple paranormal TV shows
  • Creator of the ‘IntraVox’ device as seen on ‘Paranormal: Captured’
  • Owner of the UK’s most haunted item
  • Lead investigator at ‘My Haunted Hotel’ & ‘The Haunted Hunts’
  • Co Host & Lead investigator of Sky Pick’s ‘Paranormal: Captured’

Ron Yacovetti

Co-host of: Entity Voices Paranormal Evidence Podcast (UN-X Network)
Author of: “Paranormally Speaking: Knowingly Talking to the Unknown”, “ITC Technomancy: The Magical World of Electronic Spirit Communication” and “TDSi: The Digital Seance initiative”, “The Paranormalization: Memoirs of an Academic Layperson”
Member of SPR: Society of Psychical Research, Cambridge, UK Member of Academia.edu

Four-time author Ron Yacovetti is living in his home state of New Jersey. However, he began investigating the paranormal during his 14 years as a resident of Los Angeles, California.

He has a unique background as a stand-up comedian, an author and Paranormal Investigator. Ron’s background with satire, along with this empirical experience, has shaped his philosophical view of the absurd and paranormal. He applies a keen sense of awareness when hypocrisy and a lack of continuity of thought pervade the paranormal landscape.

Over years of research into audio phenomena, Ron believes we need to not only focus more on the technology and the study of consciousness, but also Philosophy, if we are to ever influence the reductionist science world instantiation and open up genuine acceptance to the reality of these inexplicable events the world over.

And while Ron enjoys all aspects of investigating, his affinity and specificity in afterlife research was almost instantly discovered in the area known as ITC: Instrumental Trans-Communication. Most know ITC from a variety of devices seen on TV such as the Spirit Box or Ghost Boxes. But when Ron looked to the pioneers of voice phenomena, he ended up being mentored by ITC pioneer Dr. Anabela Cardoso, who worked with those who created DRV: Direct Radio Voice, a method that predates any ghost box and exceeds them all in length, clarity and authenticity of contact.

As Ron continued doing innovative afterlife research and experimentation rooted in the European methodology of DRV, which through the removal of any radio has evolved into what he, Lourdes Gonzalez, Tony and Cherie Rathman now call “The Staticom Project” – producing anomalous vocals out of pure white noise.

Lourdes Gonzalez

Lourdes, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and now residing in New Jersey has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Now, as a paranormal investigator, Lourdes loves to collaborate with several different paranormal teams.

She strongly believes in para-unity and says learning from others and sharing what she has learned is a key factor in the search for answers into the unknown. Some of her favorite places to investigate are The Shanley Hotel, White Hill Mansion, The Queen Mary and David Oman’s home in California which would be one of Lourdes’ more memorable haunts.

As an investigator, Lourdes loves exploring and experimenting using a range of equipment such as spirit boxes, sensor lights, music boxes just to name a few. But her most favorite equipment is a simple digital recorder. Lourdes feels it’s important to be open to the fact of using different types of equipment and learning new methods.

Lourdes’ newest endeavor with her partner Ron Yacovetti is ITC: Instrumental Transcommunication using a method known as Staticom, which she helped develop alongside Ron, Tony Rathman and his wife Cherie. The method itself is evolutionary with a tech spin, rooted in DRV: Direct Radio Voice, a method she continuously finds fascinating.

Lourdes says she still gets blown away by Class A EVP vocals captured by using a good old-fashioned recorder. But the new endeavor of Staticom has left her speechless as it is in her opinion the purest form of communication that comes closest to capturing a voice on a recorder out of thin air.

One of the rare and exceptional abilities Lourdes brings to any investigative or research based endeavor, is a career spanning almost two decades, as a court reporter. Her training and years of experience in listening to voices speaking in varying tones, speeds, cadences, accents and more, as well as oftentimes on top of each other, makes her a linguistic specialist in the field of anomalous audio capture and interpretation.

NEIL R. STOREY

NEIL R. STOREY is an award winning historian and author of nearly fifty books. A graduate of University of East Anglia, he is an internationally recognised authority and lecturer on the dark history of Britain.

Known for his ground-breaking research, his remarkable
library and archive of original photographs, documents and manuscripts, Neil frequently appears as guest expert on television and radio factual programmes such as Who Do Think You Are? and Help! My House is Haunted.

Neil’s new book The Blackout Murders includes a chapter on the Lower Quinton Witchcraft murder of 1945 and he will be sharing his research into the case in his talk for us at Festival of the Unexplained.

 

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