Special Guests & Speakers

 Special Guests and Speakers for the 2025 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. 







Aaron Sagers – 28 Days Haunted, Paranormal Caught on Camera

An award-winning media personality and travel expert, he is a TV & on-camera host, producer, journalist, and author on a lifelong mission to make cross-cultural connections across the globe. Sagers is best known for his expertise as a Paranormal Journalist, Paranormal Pop Culture historian, and “nerd culture” expert.

A National Geographic presenter and former professor at New York University, Aaron currently appears as host of Netflix’s 28 Days Haunted, on Travel Channel’s Paranormal Caught on Camera (now filming its sixth season); is creator/host of the Talking Strange video and podcast show with the Den of Geek network; producer/host of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Road Trip show; creator/host of the ad-supported independently produced paranormal/true crime podcast NightMerica

Whether exploring Knights Templar in France, drag racing in the United Arab Emirates, exploring elf caves in Iceland, spending days in Romani villages in Transylvania, tagging Great Whites in Cape Cod, swimming in Loch Ness, searching for a cursed witch in a Nicaraguan volcano, camping at Mt. Fuji, wrangling crocodiles in Australia, meeting privately with the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome, traveling solo in Morocco, or pursuing the best cocktails in, well, everywhere, Aaron is a relentlessly curious adventurer who has explored six continents, and dozens of countries. He was invested as one of only three worldwide Knights of Count Dracula by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, is a Scottish Laird, was turned into an action figure, ran some marathons, and has his face on a bottle of rum.

Previously, he was a host, producer, and Editor At Large for Syfy; a host for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Happy Hour; and a pop-culture expert for SKY TV’s Best of Sci-Fi movies program. He has been on The Today Show, was Host/Co-Executive Producer on the Travel Channel’s Paranormal Paparazzi (where he remains a Travel Expert) and hosted a Being Human after-show for Syfy. Sagers appeared as the host TLC’s Paranormal Lockdown: Evidence Revealed. He worked with HBO as a Game of Thrones expert for morning shows across the nation and filmed a Travels With Dracula travel show in Transylvania (with Bram Stoker’s descendant) — which led to him returning to Romania for his Vlad vs. Vlad segments with Luke Evans to support Universal Home Entertainment’s Dracula Untold. He joined TruTV’s Super Into with Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad, and you have seen him  turned into a The Walking Dead Walker by effects guru Greg Nicotero. Sagers also hosted on-camera Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club reunions for Universal Home Entertainment, hosted panels and Facebook Lives for Child’s Play/Cult of Chucky premiere events, and the Apple Store multicast Oscar event for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

You have also seen Sagers as a host, or guest, across the globe on: Japan’s Fuji TV, Germany’s Bild, Australia’s NewsCorp, UK’s BBC and SKY, Europe’s RTL — and Huffington Post Live, AOL Build, Reelz, Fusion, ABC, NPR, MTV, and CNN.

He has performed as a guest or host at live events for: Fox, Esquire TV, Focus FeaturesNational Geographic ChannelDiscovery ChannelSyfy, and Universal, and at conventions such as San Diego Comic-ConNew York Comic-ConStar Wars Celebration, South By Southwest

Along with a decade of experience as a journalist and syndicated columnist for  Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, and more, Sagers has been profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, interviewed by The New York Times, is author of “Paranormal Pop Culture: Rambling and Shambling Through the Entertainment of the Unexplained” and contributing author to Doctor Who Psychology, and The Joker Psychology.


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.