Special Guests & Speakers

 Special Guests and Speakers for the 2023 Whitehill Paranormal Expo

 

Katrina Weidman from Portals to Hell, Paranormal Lockdown and Paranormal State

From Her Full Bio Here:  “I transferred to Penn State, and during my studies, my passion for the paranormal grew even more. As luck would have it, there was a paranormal club on campus, the world-renown Paranormal Research Society (PRS). I trained with them and later worked as their case manager, interviewing thousands of eyewitnesses to the unknown. This led to the opportunity to co-host A&E’s hit doc-series “Paranormal State” (2007-2011), which chronicled the work of PRS.

After “Paranormal State” I became the host for Chiller’s “Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies” and “Real Fear: The Truth Behind More Movies”, which explores the real-life terror behind some of the world’s most iconic horror films.

I took my curiosity further on the series “Paranormal Lockdown” with my co-host, Nick Groff. In an effort to learn more about the unknown, we spent 72 hours confined to dark, haunted locations.

Currently, I can be found with my friend and fellow co-host, Jack Osbourne, on “Portals To Hell”. Jack and I teamed up to investigate the world’s most sinister haunted locations and you can catch us now on Discovery+.”

 


 

Heather Taddy from Paranormal State, Alien Highway and Mysteries Decoded

Paranormal Researcher and Investigator Heather Taddy is known for her work as Team Documentarian on A&E’s hit television series Paranormal State, which is based on real-life investigations from the world-renowned Penn State Paranormal Research Society (PRS).  While studying Film and French at Penn State University, Taddy trained as a Field Investigator for PRS while also traveling the country helping families living in haunted houses. She’s known for isolating herself in the most active locations during investigations, all the while documenting her experiences.  Intrigued by the Spiritualism Movement and the thrill of the unknown, she spent her early teens playing Ouija Boards and investigating haunted and abandoned locations in PA.  Taddy has worked alongside the legendary Lorraine Warren and was inspired to join PRS after attending one of her lectures.  By working with clients in a diverse variety of cases, Taddy has gained extensive knowledge of all things paranormal.

Due to her background in all aspects of unexplainable phenomena, Taddy starred on Travel Channel’s Alien Highway, based on of a New York Times best-selling book The 37th Parallel, beside acclaimed UFO researcher Chuck Zukowski.  Together they successfully pursued UFO cases which authorities ignored and obtained definitive proof along America’s alien highway.

Taddy has guest-starred on Travel Channel’s Portals to Hell with Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman and currently guest-stars on the CW’s Mysteries Decoded with Jennifer Marshall.  Currently, she produces and films a YouTube series with Weidman called Travel the Dead. She is also featured in an upcoming docuseries by Chad Calek called A House in theHarbinger Kingdom.  When she isn’t exploring or researching historically haunted locations and looking to the skies for the unknown, Taddy is a musician, roller-skater, lover of vintage clothing, costume design, photography and horror films. 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Brian Cano from Haunted Collector and Paranormal Caught on Camera

Brian J. Cano is a featured analyst for Travel Channel’s Paranormal Caught On Camera, guest on History Channel’s The Curse Of Oak Island: Drilling Down and The UnXplained With William Shatner as well as Tech Specialist for SyFy’s Haunted Collector team. When not delighting fans with his on-screen presence, the 21-year investigative veteran can be found sharing his wit and wisdom at top-notch events and elite Universities throughout the United States and Internationally. Recently, Brian has been touring his interactive History of the Paranormal Mobile Exhibit at historical landmarks across the country, with the goal of hitting all 50 States. To date, he’s been to 11 with two more scheduled for 2023!   Brian’s website

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran Publishers of Weird NJ and more

For those of you who are wondering just what Weird N.J. is all about, let us try and explain. Weird NJ is a travel guide and magazine to places you won’t find on state funded maps or located on any tourist attraction pamphlets.

In Weird N.J. we travel to places that are seen for what they are; weird, odd or unique, all told by New Jerseyans to Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, publishers of Weird N.J., while traveling the backroads of the Garden State in search of local unwritten history and modern folklore.

When we travel the state of New Jersey, we are looking for tales told only inside the perimeters of a town. These stories and places tell a story that cannot be found in any history books and are not often perceived as “history,”…until we arrive.  Read More Here

 

 


Dave Juliano

For over 38 years, Dave has been investigating haunted locations, consulting on cases and helping people. He was the center of a haunting in his childhood home and spent those years terrified of what was occurring there. With the help of people experienced with the paranormal, he was able to better understand what he had lived through. As a result, he began to focus on helping and educating others who were experiencing hauntings or spirit activity. In 1994, he founded the very first paranormal website: The Shadowlands, as a safe haven for people to share their experiences and to seek comfort and advice. Dave has trained thousands of people how to safely conduct paranormal investigations, investigated hundreds of places and has consulted on thousands of cases. Dave has been a Director of South Jersey Ghost Research and Sanctuary Paranormal for over 24 years. Now he focuses on helping people who report negative activity in their homes or businesses. He specializes in problematic, intense and demonic hauntings that include blessings, deliverances, and exorcisms. He is what is commonly referred to as a “demonologist” and is also a member of the clergy. He does consultations and offers assistance to independent researchers and paranormal groups concerning negative cases.   dave-juliano.com

 


Mary Jo Chudley

Mary Jo Chudley is the co founder of Penn Paranormal, she has been into the supernatural since she was a child, living across the street from a cemetery. She would have a lot of paranormal experiences. Then bought her first house in 1998. Little did she know the property her house was on, and the surrounding area was haunted, Mary spent most of her time as a young adult learning about the paranormal to help her community out that was having so many issues with the paranormal. She still does private homes / business cases. She loves to help people who want to learn more about the paranormal and how paranormal equipment works. Threw out the years she has collected extraordinary evidence and worked with the biggest paranormal investigators and the most haunted places in America. Mary jo was the headliner of the first ever paracon in Latin America in Costa Rica last October and will be returning again this October. She was featured on Travel Channel’s paranormal TV show “A Haunting “with haunted objects she obtained. She was on destination Fear, Paranormal Caught on Camera, America’s most terrifying, and haunted hospitals. All from her evidence she has captured in the paranormal. She will also be on a new tv show repossessed about her haunted objects. Mary jo has more than 20 confirmed haunted objects inside her house. She obtained these objects from cases, and keeps the extreme ones locked up and blessed. She has showcased some of her haunted objects worldwide. USA Today had a big article on her haunted objects. 6 of her haunted objects in the Pinebush UFO museum in New York. Mary Jo and her husband on their free time make customize rempods and paranormal equipment and learn as much as they can about the paranormal to keep helping families.

 


Medium Bianca Rose

Medium Bianca Rose is an evidential medium and channel. Growing up on Long Island is where her story begins, since the young age of five she learns quickly that she could communicate with the other side. Spirits would come to her and speak through her. Through automatic writing and her body, Medium Bianca Rose allows souls to step into her being and speak through her. Bridging the world of the living, the departed and everything in between, Bianca Rose has always had her feet planted between both worlds. Medium Bianca Rose assists families near, far and wide, connecting with people all over Long Island, the United States & internationally. Through evidential information, validations and the comfort and confirmation that we do indeed go on, Medium Bianca Rose validates that there is more than just what we see here in the living. Performing private house calls for families, house clearings, parties, venues, gallery readings, events and assisting both the living and the departed in the Paranormal field.

 


Vanessa Salazar

Hello, my name is Vanessa Salazar, and I am a Psychic Medium, Holistic Practitioner and Paranormal Investigator. I am a channel and I connect and communicate with the spirit world. As a channel, I connect with the energy of archangels, spirit guides, your higher self, saints, light beings, energies from sacred sites, people, animals, the deceased, objects, crystals, homes, land, situations, etc. during readings, energy bodywork, and paranormal investigations. I am also certified in numerous holistic therapies such as Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Jourei, and Metatronia Therapy.

My intention is for you to be more Soul Aligned and live a Fulfilled Life because you’re in agreement with your Soul’s Plan and Life Purpose.
My services are available to support you energetically on many levels; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in a space that is confidential and non-judgmental to promote healing, growth, balance, insight, peace, empowerment, and confidence that will lead to a more Soul Aligned life.   psychicmediumvanessasalazar.com

 


Bobby Gallo

Bobby J. Gallo’s interest in the paranormal began when having strange dreams and premonitions at a very young age. As the years went on, he studied the paranormal by such luminaries as Hans Holtzer, and conducted his first investigations in 1989 well before the paranormal phenomenon at the historic Palace Theater in Netcong NJ with the Psy-Guys. A landmark investigation recently featured in Weird NJ Magazine.

Decades later his family joined him in his supernatural pursuits. His wife Renee, and two daughters Nicky G. and Courtnee formed Gallo Family Ghost Hunters and produced the original paranormal web-series which gained world-wide acclaim as they investigated some of the most haunted locations in America.

After relentless fan requests, Bobby authored “Family Spirits” The Adventures and Evidence of Gallo Family Ghost Hunters which hit #3 on Amazon in the adventure/travel category. Followed by Family Spirits II, an exclusive Barnes and Noble release.

Bobby has appeared on numerous television programs as a professional magician, and is a Featured Researcher for American Paranormal Magazine. He’s currently working on a textbook for magicians, an audio book version of Family Spirits, and tours the country with his family, signing books at paracons and meeting fans of Gallo Family Ghost Hunters.

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Frank Cinelli Jr aka Dr Spectre

“I have been a Holistic health care provider for over 30 years, and owner of the Vitamin Pharmacy. In my practice I uses bio-energetic testing, along with laser and light therapies, I am certified in intracellular communications, bio set, reiki and other types of energy work. I am also very well versed in homeopathy, vitamins, minerals and herbs. I have a PhD in biotechnology and am a licensed ordained healing minister as well as over 200 credit hours at the Institute of Quantum and Molecular Medicine.
I have had a lifelong obsession with all things paranormal. I have been actively investigating since the early 80’s. Pursuing the unknown and unexplained has taken me all over the country affording me the opportunity to expand my knowledge base of cryptids and other local folklore mutations. I have used my career knowledge to study the effects of the paranormal on the human body and energy.
I was a writer for TAPS paramagazine “According to Dr. Spectre and for Paranormalpopculture.com “ask Dr. Spectre”  I am also a member of Ghost Detectives tv And co-founder of Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. investigative group.

 

 

 


 

 

Rob Stachowicz

Rob Stachowicz has been interested in and exploring the paranormal for 15 years. His interest was solidified in 2008 after he experienced some odd occurrences in his home after the loss of a loved one.
Rob has travelled the country investigating some of the most haunted locations in America. From the Queen Mary to the “Conjuring House”, he has hundreds of investigations under his belt.
Rob is the founder of Get Haunted, a paranormal events and services company where their mission is to lift everyone in the paranormal community, give them a voice, and to give back to those that choose to explore the paranormal. From the novice to the most seasoned investigators, and to locations owners.   Get Haunted’s services and events are designed to give back to the community.  Rob, along with his business partner, Sara V. from PARANORMALLY blonde, are working tirelessly to bring the best events and services out there to the paranormal community.

 


Nikki Steward

Nikki Steward is New Jersey’s Premier Evidential Psychic Medium and Owner of Within Spirit. A lifelong Jersey Girl, she began having premonitions and contact with spirits as a child. In 2003, she became a paranormal investigator and utilized her experiences in that field to begin her journey of fully understanding and accepting her intuitive gifts. In addition to her psychic/medium skills, Nikki is a certified Reiki Master and educator, Oracle Card Reader, Past Life Reader, Sound and Crystal Healer and Chakra Therapist. Nikki has connected with spirit through hundreds of readings and mediumship sessions; both in private individual readings as well as group galleries. Nikki strives to provide evidential readings to help her clients make meaningful connections with loved ones, receive guidance that empowers them and create an overall sense of positive well being.  ​She teaches seminars on all of the aforementioned subjects and guest speaks across the U.S. Nikki has also appeared as a guest on The Ghosts of Somerville Series, the History Channel’s Weird US and on the television show Ghost Detectives. 

 


 

 

Alex Matsuo

Alex Matsuo is a paranormal researcher, investigator, and author. Alex is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study and runs “The Spooky Stuff.” She is known for being outspoken about inclusion and diversity in the field as well as her approach to the paranormal with a skeptical believer mindset.

Alex Matsuo was recently featured in the Tubi documentary, “Scariest Places in the World.” She was also part of the third season of Haunted Hospitals in Episode 12 titled, “It Followed Me Home” as well as Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America.” Alex has written several books about the paranormal including, Women of the Paranormal Volume I: A Brief History, The Hamptonville Hauntings: Ghosts of the Trivette Clinic, One Bed Over: A Hospital Haunting, The Brave Mortal’s Guide to Ghost Hunting, The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theatre, More than Ghosts: A Guide to Working Residential Cases in the Paranormal Field, and The Haunted Actor.

 

 

 

 


 

Lauren Hellekson

Lauren has been traversing the realms of spirituality for over 15 years. An endeavor that has taken her to places all over the world including Israel, Ireland, Spain, and India. Her technical interests in how things work in the physical world, on the other hand, developed at a very young age; from dismantling old IMB computers with her dad, to rebuilding the carburetor in her first motorcycle, to improving the equipment we use in the paranormal field, she is always observing and creating in some capacity.

Also, a published author and speaker, Lauren has held educational workshops and lectures on witchcraft, meditation, metaphysical exploration, and more recently, improving understanding and applications of equipment in the paranormal through informative presentations and equipment build workshops. She sells her modernized Victorian occult inspired equipment that uses theoretical methods of energy documentation related to the electromagnetic spectrum and static electricity, often used in paranormal investigation in person at vendor shows throughout the east coast and Midwest United States. Her wears also including the Crystal Pod, in which the amethyst version sells worldwide on the Dave Juliano’s GhostHunter Store.

 

 

 

 


 

Greg O’Brien

Greg has been involved with the paranormal for over 25 years prior to becoming the paranormal host of Fort Mifflin for the last 6 years, involved with paranormal and resolution groups.  He has appeared on Travel Channels Portals to Hell with Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne, worked with Katrina Weidman and Heather Taddy on Travel the Dead YouTube series, was a guest of Amy Bruni on her Haunted Road podcast, and appeared on multiple YouTube videos and podcasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

   

 

Velma Von Dinkenstein

The Queen of Darkness: A Dream Within A Scream, is an automatic writer, medium, poet, author, and gothic model. She is also a paranormal investigator with the Long Island Paranormal Investigators. Her work bridges the worlds of the living and the dead, blending haunting verse and gothic beauty with a fearless spirit of exploration into the unknown. Through her eyes, she sees the beauty in death, finding solace and fascination in the mysteries that lie beyond the veil of mortality.