Mark Nesbitt is Mr. Ghosts of Gettysburg. He was born in Lorain, Ohio, and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in English Literature. He worked for the National Park Service as a Ranger/Historian for five years and then became a Licensed Battlefield Guide. During his tenure with the National Park Service, he had the opportunity to spend time in nearly every historic house on the Park and actually lived in four of the historic homes. Living in Gettysburg since 1971 has given him a unique insider perspective from which to write his many books on the history and hauntings there. Nesbitt published the first book in the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg series in 1991. The Ghosts of Gettysburg Series received the National Paranormal Award for "Best True Hauntings Collection" and "Best 'Local Haunt' Guidebook." The Ghosts of Gettysburg stories have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and Coast to Coast AM.
Just what is Weird US and who the heck are these Marks anyway? It all started a long, long time ago in a land called New Jersey. What began as a homespun newsletter called Weird NJ created just for their friends, has blossomed into two weird careers that include a slew of extremely popular books including Weird U.S. and Weird Hauntings and a television series on the History Channel called Weird U.S. So how do Mark and Mark decipher the fact from the fiction? How do they separate the history from the mystery? They don’t. What they do is listen to what people tell them is weird about their own hometown. They collect these stories and try, wherever possible, to corroborate these seemingly fantastic tales with actual events and historical data.
Come hear Mark and Mark discuss their strange travels and the spooky settings they’ve encountered along the way.
Jane Doherty loves to teach others what she can do. In Jane’s book, Awakening the Mystic Gift, her story proves everyone has the gift.. Jane is the star of TLC’s TV show Dead Tenants and DVD series, “Jane Doherty Investigates.” Jane has conducted ghost tours since 1988, investigated a case with Dr. William Roll, added to New Jersey’s history with her psychic findings and served as President of the Jersey Society of Parapsychology. Recently, Dr. Hans Holzer named her “one of the top 20 psychics in the world”. Jane’s ghost hunting has taken her to such well-known places as the Lizzie Borden House, Cape May, Proprietary House, Ford’s Theatre, and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including: UFO Magazine, Mystery Magazine, New York Times, NY Post, Industry Standard, Women’s World Weekly and in several books. She has been interviewed on hundreds of Radio and TV shows including: Fox Across America, Playboy Radio, Sightings, Fox Network News, Reuters News Media, CNN, and The Today Show. Internationally, she has been seen in Turkey, Russia, Norway, India, Romania, South Africa, New Zealand, South America, Austria, and Saudi Arabia. She is working on a ghost book and will soon investigate the Mothman Prophecies for Redline Studio.
Troy Taylor is the author of 39 books about ghosts and hauntings in America, including Haunted Illinois, The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook, and many others. Taylor is the president of the "American Ghost Society," a network of ghost hunters, which boasts more than 600 active members in the United States and Canada. The group collects stories of ghost sightings and haunted houses and uses investigative techniques to track down evidence of the supernatural. Along with writing about ghosts, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject and has spoken to well over 1,000 private and public groups on a variety of paranormal subjects. He has appeared in literally dozens of newspaper and magazine articles about ghosts and hauntings. He has also been fortunate enough to be interviewed hundreds of times for radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. He has also appeared in a number of documentary films like America's Most Haunted, Beyond Human Senses, Ghost Waters, Night Visitors, and on television networks such as TLC, the History Channel, A&E, Sci-Fi, and many others. Taylor was born and raised in Illinois, and has long had an affinity for "things that go bump in the night."
Jeff Belanger is an author of many magazine articles on the paranormal subject matter as well as his own books: “The World’s Most Haunted Places: From the Secret Files of GhostVillage.com” and “Communicating with the Dead: Reach Beyond the Grave”—just to name a couple. He has been writing and researching on the paranormal since 1996 and has appeared more than 50 radio programs such as National Public Radio, X-Zone Radio and APSR Talk Radio. Jeff has been a repeat guest on the "Maury" show.
Charles J. Adams III
Charles J. Adams III was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1947 and resides there today. In addition to authoring more than 20 books on haunted legends (including Ghost Stories of Berks County and Cape May Ghost Stories), he has also appeared on The History Channel's "Haunted America: New York" and "Haunted America: Philadelphia" programs and has served as consultant and on-air "expert" for programs on hauntings and ghosts on The Learning Channel, MTV, and The Travel Channel. He has produced, written, and conducted "ghost tours" in Lancaster County, Reading, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cape May, New Jersey, and Greenwich Village, New York City. A gifted storyteller, Adams also enjoys singing (he's been in a rock band since high school), and he's active in civic affairs in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
John Zaffis has over thirty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John's involvement with cases of possession and exorcism and working with prominent exorcists in this field. Zaffis has been featured in the Discovery Channel's documentaries "A Haunting in Connecticut" and "Little Lost Souls." He has also appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Fox News Live, and many other print and news media events. John's first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September, 2004. John is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.
Vince Wilson has always been interested in science, history, and the unexplained since as far back as he can remember. Together with a long-time high school friend, he founded the Baltimore Society for Paranormal Research. He soon set his sites higher and formed the Maryland Paranormal Investigators Coalition -- a collection of groups dedicated to serious paranormal research and scientific observation. Wilson is the author of Ghost Tech and Ghost Science. He has lectured on ghost hunting technology and has also appeared on all the major local TV stations in the Baltimore area and on numerous radio stations in regards to his work in paranormal research. He has also been featured on Creepy Canada in 2005 aboard the USS Constellation and the Discovery Channel in 2006 for an investigation he did at the Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore. He lives in a possibly haunted location in Southeast Baltimore (he refuses to investigate his own house) with his cats Monty, Teddy, and Tucker.
Even though L’Aura finished out 8th grade living in a haunted house with two ghosts in Chatham Township, New Jersey, she has been officially ghost hunting since 1993. She founded the NJ Ghost Hunters Society back in 1998. Today, the NJGHS is the largest paranormal investigating organization in New Jersey with over 360 active members. In addition to hunting in New Jersey, she's ghost hunted at famous haunts around the United States and conducted the first NJ Ghost Conference at The Inn at Five Ponds in Vermont in 1999. L’Aura has written for Ghost! Magazine, New Jersey’s Histories Mysteries, and various local newspapers on her ghost hunting experiences. She has appeared on local cable TV shows, Fox 29 news, News 12 NJ, as well as NY and NJ radio shows. Internationally, L’Aura has been on radio shows in Russia, South Africa and Australia, as well as the television French news show M6. Currently she is writing a book of her many ghost investigations and haunted experiences in New Jersey.