Little Traverse Bay


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Deb DeRousse

Arjay Johnson

Daniel Klaes

Exie Smith

Tim Woolworth

Brian Danhausen

Rebecca Smuk

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Daniel Klaes-
Haunted Hinsdale House

Daniel Klaes has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal. Much of his curiosity stems from his experiences living in a haunted house. These encounters with unusual phenomena caused him to push the boundaries of his own belief system. In fact later Dan later purchased his family’s home and has grown comfortable with his unseen guests.

Klaes has co-founded the Greater Western New York Paranormal Society which has tackled some of the most challenging paranormal cases in the region. Dan is also a producer of Behind the Shadows which is a documentary series that can be viewed internationally on the Roku station Paranormal Reality TV. He is also a radio host (Phenomena Encountered) featured on, a sought after speaker, and author.

In June of 2015 Dan realized a lifelong dream. The infamous Hinsdale House, site of the infestation and structural exorcism became available for purchase. Wasting no time, he made an offer that was accepted and became the owner. Klaes immediately began renovations to stabilize the house, which continue to this day. Shortly afterwards he opened the location for paranormal research and has hosted local, national and international paranormal teams.


Recently Dan was contacted by producers from Discovery network and contracted the house to be featured on the hit TV series Paranormal Lockdown featuring Nick Groff and Katrina Wiedman. The Episode was the highest viewed episode of the series. Such was the phenomena that after Nick left both EVP and Geobox evidence called for his return to the house. Nick and Katrina later returned to film a Halloween special at the house that was featured on TLC.

Klaes has been featured on the show Paranormal Lockdown for both season one (Hinsdale House) and season two (Statler Hotel).

Dan with his wife Colleen and their 4 children are lifelong residents of Western New York. All share his interest in the unusual and sometimes spooky endeavors as they present themselves.

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Brian Danhausen-
Medium, Artist, Author, radio host

Brian Danhausen is an artist, author, radio host and Paranormal Investigator. He lives in Michigan with his wife Darlene and he is the father of two children. Brian has been dealing with the paranormal for most of his life. He has also been an artist for all of his life as well. He is the owner of The Final Nail (art company), he is also the author of 2 books: Into The AfterLife : Paranormal World Into The AfterLife: A guide Into Paranormal Investigations. He also has contributions in the book Haunted Prisons and a short story in the book, Krampus, The UnHolly King. Brian has just released Strange Tales From The Unknown...which is a collection of short, fiction, horror stories...with a second volume in the works and he is currently working on the third book for the AfterLife 

series and a book about his teachings on his path in Witchcraft. Brian is also the Founder of the paranormal team...Into The AfterLife Paranormal, which he has been running with my wife for several years.
 He is also a medium. He has had several encounters with the dead that he has written about and has sketched most of them in his books. Brian is also the Host and creator of a podcast called The Paranormal POP...where they mix the paranormal and pop culture topics. Brian has done several lectures on the paranormal...including conventions, libraries, events at haunted locations and schools.

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-


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 

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 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.

In April 2017 Deb and Arjay released their first book, Defeating the Anchons, A Twin Soul Mission.

Rebecca Smuk-
The Motor City Medium

Internationally renowned and respected spiritual, empathic medium. She does readings to help those that need closure to connect with loved ones on the other side. Also specializing in violent or highly volatile hauntings and helping others cleanse their homes.

Rebecca is the only medium to use the Ouija board as a conduit during one in one readings with clients or group seances.


Exie Susanne Smith

Author, Spiritual Medium, Paranormal Investigator

Exie Susanne is a Spiritual Medium, Energy Reader, Paranormal Investigator, Author, Radio Show Host, and Speaker. Her daily life has spirits and ghosts coming to call on her no matter where she happens to be. When she was 12 years old her life changed, forever, in one night. “I knew I was going to have to grow up keeping a secret.” The 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.” Exie is a natural born medium as well. “I have always known things that I should not know, that I have no way of knowing.” Her abilities grow stronger with each passing day. “This a large part of my life path. To help people connect, close doors and heal broken hearts.” In her first book, Welcome To My Para”Normal” Life, she talks about the growth of her gift combined with the otherworldly events. “I thought I was crazy at times!” Now it is “Normal.” In her second book, “When The Dead Come Calling,” she goes into detail as never before about ghosts, spirits, shadow people, orbs and vortices, as well as learning to take ownership of her 

gift. In her third book, “The Essence Of Death,” Exie talks about being a Medium and how that helps and or hinders her while on a ghost investigation. The book also continues to talk about how she helps people get their lives back together. While she continues to learn and grow. Join her on the journey of a lifetime, buckle up, she guarantees it will be an exhilarating ride!


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-


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Teri Manthei-


Teri was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Teri moved to Michigan with her family. In 2001 she began working as an EMT. While at the EMS company Teri met John and Jackie Cassidy who had just recently formed Bumps In The Night Paranormal Research Group. Teri had a strong interest 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.


Brooke Reeves-

Brooke is a life long Northern Michigan resident. She is the newest member of the group but has already shown great potential as a great investigator and researcher. 


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and more joining us. Stop by and see them.

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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.

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 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!




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.

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