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Dustin Pari

John Zaffis
Elizabeth Saint

Amberrose Hammond

Exie Smith


Tim Maile

John Tenney

Tim Woolworth

Jenny Stewart

Todd Clements

Dan and Becca Smith


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Dustin Pari-
SyFi's Ghost Hunters

Dustin Pari is a bit hard to define.

Born a simple boy to a truck driver and one of the last all-american housewives, Dustin grew up in Providence, Rhode Island without much pomp and circumstance. Most notably he ditched his bowl-cut for his trademark spiky hair sometime around 5th grade when he first became interested in the fairer sex.

After graduating from high school, he then bounced around the local state and community colleges before graduating with a degree in multimedia production. He worked for CBS and FOX news locally for many years before getting into healthcare.

Being on television as a paranormal investigator happened quite by accident, but there is something to be said for accidents being best described as when hard work meets opportunity.

Several seasons and years of his life later, Dustin had traveled the world like a “Paranormal Rockstar”, a moniker given to him during an interview, which was then used from that point forward since it symbolized much of who he was.

But we all grow. We all change. We must all move forward, or we become stagnant and boring, and acquiesce to merely what is comfortable. So, for a while Dustin toyed with the idea of calling himself a three-headed dragon, as he is multifaceted and a bit 

magical. But dragons can be scary, and Dustin is kind, not scary. Plus, some breathe fire, and with the amount of hairspray used on a daily basis, open flames are a strict no-no. So after much consideration, or perhaps none at all, the “Steel Unicorn” was born.

Strong yet approachable. Mythical but as real as it gets. A creature seemingly in conflict with itself. A clear mental image that is almost impossible to comprehend. One thing that is easily understood, Dustin cares for and loves all that he comes in contact with, as one would assume a steel unicorn would.

Regardless of whatever you may call him, or he may call himself, Dustin may be best known as a paranormal researcher and lecturer due to his numerous appearances on such television programs as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and Destination Truth. He has journeyed up and down the road time and time again appearing here, there, and everywhere. Though a well-respected and highly regarded staple of the paranormal event and lecture circuit, Dustin also delivers his entertaining and educational paranormal presentations to colleges and libraries across America.

Dustin has recently become a highly sought after motivational lecturer whose insightful and humorous anecdotes have inspired thousands of event attendees, and even more world wide. Determined to leave a legacy of kindness, Dustin goes forth with a helpful heart in an effort to change the world. Focusing on the commonalities he has found to be of particular interest in this, our human experience, Dustin is thankful that he has been fortunate to help many others as we all walk through this life together. Be it at middle schools, high schools, corporate meetings, or social gathering halls, Dustin delivers a positive message that is entertaining and life changing.

Though admittedly far from perfect, Dustin also delivers Christian based lectures at churches and online through his efforts with Patch Ministry. Always of love and never judgement, Dustin’s message may not always quote scripture, but it embraces the message of Christ, a message of kindness.

The author of numerous books, Dustin applies his knowledge and colorful personality to weave strange tales of the unknown, motivational tales of his own life, and random tales of his own mind. His mind is a bit of a mess, but it sure is a lot of fun!


John Zaffis-
Haunted Collector
Paranormal Researcher

John Zaffis has over forty three 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, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands on investigating with other investigators and clergy, he has obtained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today.

John has a lot of first-hand paranormal experience, including experience with ghosts, poltergeists, and demonic and diabolical entities. He has also worked extensively with both spiritualists and psychics concerning how their knowledge is used for  
Channeling,reincarnation (past-life regression), calling of the spirits for information, and how they use meditation to acquire the information which they are seeking. Because of his personal experiences with hauntings, ESP, near death experiences and other paranormal activities, he is firm in his conviction that such phenomena exist.

John has been featured in the SyFy television series Haunted Collector., Discovery Channel's documentaries A Haunting in Connecticut and Little Lost Souls. John has also appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Piers Morgan, and many other print and news media events. John also appears in Graveyards and In A Dark Place, both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren. John's first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September, 2004. John has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. John is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.

Over the years, John has collected many hundreds of possessed items either given to or sent to him by people wishing to be rid of them. The John Zaffis Paranormal Museum opened in 2004 in order to display these items, and continues to be open today. John wrote and starred in the documentary film Museum of the Paranormal, released in 2010, which gives the viewer a tour of his museum and the stories behind some of the objects.  John was the starring role in the television series Haunted Collector which ran on SyFy from 2011 through 2013.
 

Elizabeth Saint-

Actress, Model,

Paranormal Investigator, "Ghosts of Sheperdstown"- destination America,
Engineer, Ghostly Gadgets

 








Elizabeth Saint is an American Actress, Model, Electrical Engineer and Paranormal Investigator. After graduating high school, she signed a two year contract and moved to New York City to pursue a high fashion modeling career. After a few years, she felt something was still missing from her life and decided to go to college for a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Systems Technology. As an Engineer, Elizabeth has been awarded many professional opportunities, and one in particular that led her to a job working for the Department of Defense.


Elizabeth has always demonstrated a sensitivity to the supernatural; dating back to the ghostly manifestations and activity she first experienced at her childhood home in south Jersey. Six year ago, Elizabeth moved to the Washington D.C. area for an Engineering job with the DoD. 


The increase of activity that escalated in her apartment at that time pushed Elizabeth to deepen her understanding of the paranormal by starting to work with Maryland Paranormal Research as a Technician and Investigator. In 2015, Elizabeth was approached through 

her team along with Nick Groff ("Ghosts Adventures" / "Paranormal Lockdown") and Bill Hartley (Greater Maryland Paranormal Society) by Chief Mike King of Shepherdstown, WV to help aid explanation for the increase of paranormal activity occurring in town. These cases were documented as a six-part series known as "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" that aired on Destination America this past year that became the network's #1 highest-rated and most-watched series ever. Elizabeth also engineers her own paranormal devices under the name Ghostly Gadgets. The E-Box, as seen on the Franklin Castle episode during Season 1 of Destination America's "Paranormal Lockdown," is one of these designs.

 
 

Click on the Ghostly Gadgets logo below to find out more about Elizabeth's equipment.

 

E-Box

Sensing Digital recorder

 
 

John E.L. Tenney

Author, Researcher

Paranormal State:The New Class, Ghost Stalkers

John has most recently been seen as a starring cast member of

the A&E show Paranormal State: The New Class where he utilized and showcased his decades of experience in paranormal investigation and research.
John has appeared and worked on several TV shows such as NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Fox Network's Very Scary Stories and other paranormal fan favorites for over two decades.


He is the author of over a dozen fiction and non-fiction books and lectures worldwide on the topics of UFOs and paranormal phenomena.
In January of 2013 John released his third paranormal documentary film entitled "Son of The Michigan Dogman".

John E.L. Tenney’s columns have been printed in magazines and newspapers world-wide, and he has lectured to numerous public and private schools, universities, organizations and clubs. It is estimated that, over the past 25 years, more than 45,000 people have attended one of John’s signature "Weird Lectures." Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed 

extensively on radio and television worldwide. John has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic/conspiratorial research for well-over two decades. The Great Lakes Ghost Society and the Michigan Anomalous Information Network were groups founded in 1995 by Mr.Tenney in order to provide an open forum of ideas for individuals seeking information about paranormal/anomalistic phenomena, both organizations stopped functioning as active groups in 2008, but John continues to investigate and research by client request. Mr. Tenney was also a starring cast member of the A&E show Paranormal State: The New Class,which aired on the A&E channel. In 2011 Mr. Tenney created a bi-weekly podcast "Realm of the
Weird" which Real Detroit Weekly recently awarded "Detroit’s Best Podcast" Aside from his lectures and due to his extended time involved in anomalistic research he has acted as a consult for numerous companies including, but not limited to, Fox, SyFy, The Detroit Free Press and Hour Detroit Magazine.

John was the star of Ghost Stalkers on Discovery's Destination America channel and has had many guest appearances including Paranormal Lockdown.


www.weirdlectrues.com


Amberrose Hammond-

Author, Researcher, Historian


Amberrose Hammond has been interested in the strange and unusual since she was little, reading and watching any and everything that had to do with ghosts, mysteries, legends and all things out of the ordinary. She has actively researched legends, ghost stories, haunted places, old true crime and other unusual and macabre topics in Michigan since 2000. She earned a B.A. in English from Grand Valley State University in 2005 and in 2006, her pursuits into the paranormal led her to develop Michigan’s Otherside, a website exploring the mysterious Great Lakes State, past and present.

 She is a huge local history enthusiast and is a member of the Dusty Dozen’s, a private group of local history aficionados and geeks in West Michigan and has lectured extensively on her research. She is the author of Ghosts & Legends of Michigan’s West Coast, Wicked Ottawa County and Wicked Grand Rapids with more in the works. She spends her days surrounded by old, broken books that she fixes for a library somewhere along Michigan’s Gold Coast. Her love of old cemeteries is probably a little excessive but no one seems to mind. 

Learn more at amberrosehammond.com & michigansotherside.com

 
 



Explore the strange and unusual in the great lakes state at www.michigansotherside.com

 
 
 

Tim Maile-
Syfy Channel's Paranormal Witness / Author, Investigator

In January 2008 Tim helped found Fox Cities Paranormal Team and could not have imagined the amount of success the team has enjoyed. This journey all started when he bought a home in Oshkosh back in October 2006. 
 Within weeks he was experiencing footsteps, voices, and shadows. Having never dealt with the paranormal it had him concerned. Tim came across some paranormal television shows and tried to contact teams in his area. He did receive one return email and decided to educate himself on the subject. Over a year later, more comfortable with the paranormal Tim decided that he would try to help others who were having the same issues that he had.

In the last 5+ years, some amazing things have happened and he has had the good fortune of meeting many great people in this field. It was an invite to the 2009 Ohio Paranormal Convention that provided him with the confidence that they as a team were doing a good thing. Tim listened and learned from some of the most respected people in the field that weekend and came home 

with a sense of purpose. Through that one weekend so many doors opened up for Tim and the team. He has been a part of hosting 4 paranormal conferences in the Wisconsin area, spoken at many conferences, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs such as Dead Serious Radio, The Skeptical Edge, 4 Horsemen Radio, and One Foot Out of the Grave to name a few.

 



Tim hosts his own show on Sunday nights, 11 pm EST on Paramaniaradio.com

 

All Roads Lead To The Paranormal is Tim Maile's first book and chronicles his life from tragedy as a child to his role in the paranormal community today!


 
 

Tim Woolworth-

ITC Voices, Ghost Box Specialist

As one of the world’s foremost ghost box specialists, Tim Woolworth has been featured using his ghost boxes on NPR, the Detroit NBC News, numerous radio broadcasts and the television shows CNY Spirits, Spotlight and NBC’s 1st Look. In addition to media appearances, Tim actively gives public ghost box talks and sessions to educate people on a regular basis. Tim writes about all things ghost box on his ITC Voices website where has authored most of the theory on how ghost boxes work. He has also orchestrated international ghost box experiments to further our understanding of what ITC can accomplish.


Click on logo below to visit Tim's ITC Voices website-


 
 

Exie Susanne Smith

Author, Spiritual Medium, Paranormal Investigator

Exie Susanne is a Spiritual Medium, Energy Reader, Paranormal Investigator, Best Selling International Author, and Speaker. Her daily life has spirits and Ghosts coming to call no matter where she happens to be.

When she was 12 years old her life changed, forever. In one night, she knew she was going to have to grow up keeping a secret. The fact that she could hear and see things that other people could not. “I never went in search of the dead, but it seems the dead has come in search of me.”


In her first book, Welcome to My Para“Normal” Life, she talks about the growth of her gift. “As time went on, what I thought was a single event, became more. More than a seriously creepy thing in my closet, and occasional footsteps on the basement stairs.”

In her second book, “When The Dead Come Calling,” she goes into detail as never before about ghosts, spirits, shadow people, orbs and vortices and taking ownership of her gift.


Join her on the journey of a lifetime, but it might be a good idea, to leave the light on while you do!



Just announced! -
Exie will have her brand new, 3rd book - The Essence Of Death - available for sale for the first time at Little Traverse Bay Parafest. Be the first to get your autographed copy!

 
 
 

Jenny Stewart-

Psychic/Medium, Investigator, Radio Personality, Author



Jenny Stewart is a paranormal investigator, psychic, medium, radio personality and writer. She is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities within the study of Real Time audio ITC with her extensive research, and knowledge of equipment she coined the ghost box.

Jenny founded Paranormal Research and Resource Society in 2008, with over a decade devoted to paranormal research she wanted to create an organization to provide education to anyone seeking it. She is the director of PRRS with Chapters throughout the country.

In the fall of 2008 Jenny alongside her team conducted a residential investigation in Waldorf Maryland that became one of the most compelling cases in her paranormal career. The case later became a subject of Animal Planets hit series The Haunted.The episode titled The Ghost Box prophecies, shared the three warnings Jenny received from the ghost box while conducting the Waldorf investigation. All three warnings came true within six months of receiving them, including one that warned of murder. The Ghost Box Prophecies was the highest rated episode in the life of the series.

Jenny’s’ first book Secret Sacrifices; The Henryton Project,based on the five month investigation and research project she and her team conducted of

an abandoned African American Tuberculosis hospital located in Maryland. Jenny came to believe that the spirits within the complex had a story that needed to be told. After having several experiences and extensive research of the location she uncovered documents to validate that the former TB patients were mistreated, as well as used for experiments in an effort to find a treatment for tuberculosis. The book is due to be released in late 2015.


Being a communication major Jenny started utilizing internet radio in 2008 when PRRS radio was born as a platform to help further educate others about the supernatural, communicating with the other side and how to shows on paranormal research. In late 2011, along with her husband Dave, ParaMania Radio network was launched, an internet talk radio site that allows others to host a show on various subjects. Not only a co-owner but a host of three shows, Attached, a show devoted to educating others about spirit attachments, the highly rated Distorted Frequency, a show Jenny host with her husband that shares their knowledge of the ghost box and gives the listeners the chance to experience a live session conducted each week on air.
On a road called Healing is the latest in her show line up and is a spiritual, healing based show covering a different topic each week. In the short time since its launch, ParaMania Radio network has reached a ranking of one of the premiere internet talk radio networks in the industry.
 Published articles about Jenny have appeared in several internet news sites, as well as printed publications such as The Baltimore Sun, The Jeffersonville Evening News. She has appeared on several radio shows and Television News programs.

Jenny resides in Jeffersonville Indiana with her husband David and is the mother of three adult children and a grandmother of one.

 

Todd Clements-
Haunts of Mackinac

 

John Cassidy-


Medium, Investigator, Radio Show Host - Mystical Awakenings Radio

Co-founder of Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research

Event co-coordinator




Growing up John would often see things or hear things he didn't understand and would pass it off as imagination. It wasn't until the late 90's when he really started thinking about it after his first "read" of a friend. It was much different than anything he has experienced before. This is when he began to research ghosts and spirit. He learned from his mother that John's Grandmother was very spiritual and was a Medium and Psychic. Over the years he was able to begin to tune his ability and learned he could provide help for people and give them messages from the other side. John has also helped many with his Empathic abilities by being able to feel the emotions and feelings they feel and helped them move past situations that hold them back in life.

 After seeing the new TV shows about ghost hunting which really peaked his interest in the paranormal. John and his wife Jackie, began to investigate buildings, businesses and cemeteries and then residences. Joined by their friend Teri Mantei they went on to form Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research. Over the years they have investigated many locations across the country from Vermont to New Mexico . Two of his favorites being Villisca Axe Murder House and Poasttown Elementary School in Middletown Ohio. They have also investigated many homes and were able to help many.


In 2013 they were asked by the Terrace Inn in Bay View to offer a haunted weekend. Being fortunate enough to have met and become friends with many big names in the field, they invited a few and Little Traverse Bay Parafest was formed. Little did he know that this would be life changing. He met many people who were able to help him understand his ability and help in what was previously a struggle. Two Mediums who were very beneficial in this were Scotty Rorek and Cassidy Rae. John uses his ability any chance he can to help others in their struggles and try to teach the lessons he has learned along the way.

John still resides in his home town of Petoskey Michigan where he works in Emergency Medicine and runs  Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research with his wife Jackie.

As well as Co-hosting Mystical Awakenings Radio with Deb DeRousse, John has been the featured guest and had multiple appearances on many shows including:

 

Fox Cities Paranormal with Tim Maile

Dead Air Paranormal with George Lopez and Mike Boler

Historical Haunts Radio Show with Stephen Guenther and Tanya Vandesteeg,   TMV Cafe

Into the Light with Michelle Herald and Howie Ordell on URN Network

Inspirational Talent Radio with Shawn Stowe

The Chris and Wayne Show with Chris Forsythe and Wayne Miracle

Sit, Chat and Laugh with The Lynch's with Jay and Teresa

True Paranormal w/ Deb DeRousse and Jonathan Lento

Through the Eyes of a Seer with Rick Waid

Terror-Fi Radio with Tasha, Melissa and Michelle

Mountain Gypsies with Cathy Young and Tess Hughes

Mystical Awakenings Radio with Deb DeRousse and Debbie Marcum

Paranormal Ex, The Ex Files with Myst and Daniel

Mystical Mediums with Deb and Debbie

What the Hell Was That with Carlee and Deb

Our Guiding Light - MARN

Behind the Open Door with Maggie Renea and Vicki Johns

Sacred Journeys with Beth and Barry Gilmer

80's gasm with Jenn Mitchell

and Going Beyond Radio with Chuck manning and Don Ford.


He has also been featured in publications including:

 

Dark Matters News online magazine with Kelly Smith

Michigan Paranormal Magazine

Grimstone Gazette

Northern Express weekly

The Graphic

Weekly Choice Publication

Petoskey News Review

and many local news papers

And an appearance on TLC's American Choppers


 
 
 


Jackie Cassidy -


Investigator, Researcher

Co-founder -

Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research.

Event co-coordinator


 
 

Stacey Fettig-

Investigator

Teri Manthei-

Investigator

 

 

Teri was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Upon moving to Michigan she began working as an EMT for Allied EMS in 2001. While at Allied EMS Teri met John and Jackie Cassidy who had just recently formed Bumps In The Night Paranormal Research Group. Teri had a strong nterest in the paranormal field so she joined the group. She has been on many paranormal investigations with Bumps In The Night and is looking forward to investigating more of the reportedly haunted locations throughout Michigan and its surrounding states.

 

We also have some great

Vendors, Mediums, Authors Radio Hosts

and more joining us. Stop by and see them.


Here are just a few:

 

Becky Black-

Owner/Founder of Earthy Elements-

 Becky recently moved to Northern Michigan, pursuing her spiritual path and creative passions. Her paranormal interest began at a very early age and continue as she grew. After attending a para-con and becoming friends with like minded people in the community, she is looking forward to exploring many aspects of the paranormal field and currently working on discovering her abilities.


She choose working with Petoskey stones for their mystical properties and natural beauty.


 
 
 


Becky choose working with Petoskey stones for their mystical properties and natural beauty.
 

Deb DeRousse and  Arjay Johnson-
Authors, Researchers, Healers, Mediums, Numerologists, Talk Show Hosts

Deb DeRousse & Arjay are the Authors of “Defeating The Archons, A Twin Soul Mission” Both are paranormal researchers, Healers, Spiritual Teachers, Radio Talk Show Hosts on Mystical Awakenings Network, Medium and Numerologist


Together they run Mystical Awakenings book and more in Prudenville, MI., and are Twin Souls.


Deb DeRousse is an author, experienced and professional Spiritual Medium, Paranormal Researcher, Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, Spiritual Coach, Radio Personality, Public Speaker. Deb is the Co-Founder of Paranormal Relief Team, Founder of Mystical Awakenings Radio Network and is the Host of Mystical Awakenings Radio and Our Guiding Light Radio. Deb has been working in the Spiritual/Metaphysical field, as well as the Paranormal field for close to 30 years and has been traveling for the last 15 years doing Readings, healings, public speaking, and being the voice of the voiceless.

 

Deb works with children with psychic/mediumship abilities and also uses her life skills and abilities to work with the missing. She is very passionate about helping the missing, the hungry, the abused, the lonely, the lost, and animal rescue. She also works with grief support and transitional support for those crossing over. Together, Deb and Arjay teach Meditation, Past Life Regression, Spiritual Awakening, Psychic/Mediumship Development, paranormal investigation, and the ethics of working in the paranormal field.


Richard (Arjay) Johnson-

Arjay is a graduate of University of Michigan, Numerologist, Spiritual Counselor, Ordained Minister, Clairvoyant, Radio Personality, Author, Public Lecturer, Paranormal Researcher, and Reiki Master. Arjay has been studying the paranormal/metaphysical sciences since he was fifteen years old. His brother, Michael Kassett taught hi numerology at an early age. He is a dedicated Light Worker, continually searching for the truth, as well as helping others find it. He works out of Mystical Awakenings in Prudenville, Michigan along with his wife, spiritual partner, and twin soul. Together they teach many classes, run a meditation group, poetry circle, conduct house cleansing, and work with the missing. Arjay is dedicated to spread love and truth. Arjay is also very passionate about helping those who are awakening and finding their spiritual path.


Twin Souls are coming together at the speed of love now to assist in a world awakening. They have been shown that their main mission is to spread the word that we are not alone in this Universe or on this planet. Both Deb and Arjay have been abducted and shown that while some beings are very loving and kind, some are not. Their passion is to spread pure divine love and eliminate fears by telling everyone what they know is true and what we can all do to stop hatred, violence, greed, and control of our race with love and collective consciousness.

This April Deb and Arjay will release their first book, Defeating the Anchons, A Twin Soul Mission.


 
 

Jaime Chinnery-
Bigfoot Enthusiast
Bigfoot Artist

My exposer to the 'Paranormal' started at an early age and through the years I've had my fair share of experiences with the unexplained. Having Aunts that were Mediums would open a world that I never thought I'd be deeply involved in later in life. To date, I am learning more about the Healing Energy of Crystals and Colors and understanding what it means to be a Sensitive/Empath and a Healer, also, how to interpret dreams. If in doing so, I can help others as they Traverse though life......then it's icing on the cake!

It was an article entitled 'The Minnesota Iceman' in Argosy Magazine that introduced me to the world of the 'Crypto Creatures' in the seventh grade. The subject drew me in so strongly that it became an obsession! I soaked up anything having to do with it. My love for the woods, now hold a deeper fascination. I'm still 'On the Fence' as to what the 'Man-Ape' is and their origins, but I totally believe they exist! Evidence gathered by investigators active in the field and 'Armchair' researching, points to 'Sasquatch' being alive and well in the wilds of North America!

As a self-taught Artist, I hoped to capture the expressiveness and 'Realism' within my work. My direction of style came from my admiration and respect for Norman Rockwell, (he had a way of capturing the 'Moment'). Over the years of painting, drawning, and sculpting an array of subjects......pets and children have always been my favorite......now I can include 'Sasquatch' as well!

Thank you for letting me share!!


 
 

April North
April's Realm

Reiki Master / Jeweler



My interest with crafting started at a young age, first with drawing, then collecting crystals. I also learned how to crochet. In my teenage years I fell in love with jewelry, it started with earrings and bracelets. In high school I began to grow an interest in making my own jewelry, so I started with earrings, then onto bracelets and necklaces. After high school my hobby grew and I did small craft fairs.  I started college and after graduation I began to work full time. I also got married and started a family, which left little time for crafts and fairs.

After many years as homemaker and Mom, I've rekindled my love for handmade crafts, crystals, and crocheting.  I have also learned the Art of Wire Wrapped Jewelry and incorporate crystals and polymer clay into my wire wrapped creations. All of which has inspired me to open a small business on Etsy called April's Realm. I'm thrilled to work again with my love of crafting and the art of creating. 
My interest with crystals and the paranormal go way back, growing up, the 'Paranormal' always felt normal with me. With a long history of mediums in the family, there were stories of ghost experiences, along with UFO stories.....our family gatherings were never boring.  I have since been drawn to Reiki healing and have learned to become a Reiki master.  This allowed me to be a Reiki Crystal Healing Practitioner. Recently, my interest in the cryptozoology field, such as Bigfoot and Dogman has grown.....Which has inspired me to create a new line of bigfoot jewelry!

 

Jewelry

Rings

Wire Wrapped Jewelry

 

Annie Russell-
Persephone's Folly

Annie is a wife, mother, chef and artist. In her free time she makes Voodoo Dolls and conducts Psychic Readings at her dining room table. She lives in the Northern MidWest with her husband, dogs and cats and is a frequent visitor to New Orleans.


Visit her website at

http://persephonesfolly.weebly.com


Visit her Amazon page at

http://www.amazon.com/Annie-Russell/e/B071DR4FQ2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0


 
 
 

New Orleans Voodoo-


Our New Orleans Style Voodoo products feature ritual items devoted to the Llwa
Erzulie Freda, LaSiren, Baron Samedi, ManMan Bridgette and The Ghede as well asOgoun and Papa Legba. Marie Laveau and Dr John will be represented as well.

The Llwa are powerful Spirits who are available to help with such matters as
Love, Wealth, Family, Justice, Protection, and Peace.
For detailed information on how to work with these Spirits please see our articles located on the website.

Persephone's Folly's New Orleans Voodoo products are NOT French Quarter tourist baubles. Each intricate item is crafted by our knowledgeable and dedicated Sacred Artists using the finestfabrics, fetishes and feathers for a potent and visually pleasing addition to your altar.
                   
Our New Orleans Voodoo Dolls are made by hand with only the most beautiful
​fabrics and fetishes. Hand-carved and painted faces, high end designer textiles, beautiful fetishes and charms as well gorgeous feathers adorn each and every doll. Hand gathered Spanish Moss from the utterly magical Bayou St John in New Orleans is used as stuffing. These dolls are exquisite and are  exclusively our creation.

 

Talking Boards

 

 

Triquetra Book

 

Lavender Smudge Sticks

Ritual Soaps

Prayers Beads

 

Pillar Candles

Click on the photo to learn more about the VooDoo dols.