This page is dedicated to the consultants in which we work with closely on a regular basis.


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Casey Goodwin

Co-Founder & Lead Investigator of Oregon Paranormal

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.

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William Becker

Researcher/Investigator of Paranormal Insights

A lifelong (seeing his first full bodied apparition at age 8) paranormal enthusiast and experienced paranormal investigator, William combines his love of history (bachelor’s degree in history) and psychic abilities to allow people inside the world of ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal beings with his haunted hotspots classes, guided ghost tours, and paranormal investigation classes.  The emphasis of all of his work is respectful communication and understanding of the beings and worlds around us.

As a psychic medium, William helps others integrate spirituality into their everyday lives through psychic development classes, past and between life readings, and psychic life coaching. The more we know of the beings and worlds around us, the better we know how to more fully experience and live life.  He also works with clients reading their haunted locations, both in person and remotely, with clients all over the U.S. and in the U.K. He writes a blog, has his own monthly magazine column, and has hosted or been a guest on several web radio programs. His focus is to respect, understand, and communicate with paranormal entities. You can read his monthly column, “Inside the Psychic Mind” in the Paranormal Underground Magazine.  This column explores a variety of his thoughts, understandings and insights developed through his research and direct experience. His blog covers a range of ideas that relate to the paranormal community and cover topics such as ethics, to current activity and the nature of paranormal entities. You can link to his blog on the home page of his web site or through the link below.

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Michael White

Team Lead Researcher/Investigator of PRI

Michael’s interest in the paranormal began at age seven with his first paranormal encounter where he was thrown across a room by an unseen entity. His paranormal interests include research into hauntings, ESP, PK, OBE experiences, UFO’s, and cryptozoology. Having served in the military for 21 years, Michael utilizes his experience with surveillance and data collection in the pursuit of researching the unknown.

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Jay Verburg

Director of Historical Research of Oregon Paranormal

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.

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Independent Researcher



Neil McNeill

Parapsychology Consultant

Neil McNeill has been in the field of parapsychology and paranormal education since 1993. He has served as a parapsychology consultant for television, film, and print media, and is regularly asked to speak at ghost conferences, paranormal events, and for literary and other professional organizations. Neil is a member of the Rhine Research Center, the Parapsychological Association, and the Seattle Consciousness Education & Research Society. His work has appeared on “Evening Magazine,” KOMO-4 News, and The Seattle Times, among others.

Since 2008, Neil has taught college-level courses about the science and history of parapsychology and paranormal investigation, which are offered year-round in the Seattle area and have been featured among Seattle Met’s list of “most sought-after” adult education classes. In 2012, Neil produced “Dark & Stormy Nights: Parapsychology for Ghost Hunters”, an educational DVD based on his popular classes. He recently chaired a panel on parapsychology and education with Loyd Auerbach at the annual convention of the international Parapsychological Association.

Neil currently lives and works in Seattle, where his Paranormal Studies Institute offers both local and online learning resources to the public on the science of parapsychology and psychic phenomena.

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Damah Stearns

Independent Researcher

The paranormal has been a passion of mine ever since my own unexplained experiences as a young child. Over the years I read every book and watched every show I could find on the paranormal.
Whether it was hauntings, cryptozoology, ESP or UFO’s, I was absolutely hooked on all things considered weird or unusual. I also had several loved ones pass away before their time, including both my parents. This sparked even more interest in the possibility of life after death. I would often visit, research and explore all kinds of reportedly haunted locations. In 1995, I had the opportunity to help a family that claimed was being terrorized by paranormal activity in their home. It was a case that cemented my devotion to the studies of the paranormal. I was able to educate and help this family make better sense of what was going on in their home, and how not to live in fear. I had found my calling! I finally found a way I could not only continue my quest to understand the paranormal, but I could also help people!

Thru the years I have met many individuals and families of all walks of life that have come face to face with the unexplained. It can be quite rattling and terrifying especially where kids are involved. Words can’t describe the incredible feeling of being able to help these people and give them peace of mind. I continued to work cases independently, until eventually I joined a couple different paranormal investigative teams. In 2012, I co-founded Portland Paranormal Research Team, with a colleague. Tragically my colleague passed away unexpectedly only 8 months later. It was difficult but I continued the team and now have conducted countless investigations at historical, commercial, residential locations, even several universities. I now also collaborate with other highly respected colleagues, teams and independent researchers in the paranormal field on various cases and experiments.

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Kala Ojala

Founder of Crossroads Independent Paranormal Society

Kala was born and raised in Oregon, currently living in a rural country town. Growing up traveling with her adventurous grandparents, she was able to visit some of the most historical locations across the US. Mostly intrigued by abandoned towns, also known as “Ghost Towns”, Kala and her grandfather would curiously explore various abandoned mines and buildings left behind in the mountains and deserts, thriving to learn the history of every location.

Today, Kala is the Founder of Crossroads Independent Paranormal Society. She is a Historical Researcher, Independent Consultant, and Paranormal Investigator. Kala has been interested and involved in the paranormal field for over 15 years. Due to many loved ones passing, she became more curious of the paranormal world and that opened her up to the possibilities of connecting with the other side. Kala’s goals are to continue her research as a productive member of the paranormal community, adventuring out into the unknown, and researching and uncovering the hidden secrets that history has left behind.

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