Little Traverse Bay

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Katrina Weidman

Dustin Pari

Deb DeRousse

Arjay Johnson

Daniel Klaes

Exie Smith

Tim Woolworth

Brian Danhausen

Joe Chin


Chelsea Gill

Rebecca Smuk

Amberrose Hammond

Jody Higgins-Medium

Cindy Rogers-Medium

Jaime Chinnery

April North

Myst Hornyak

Bumps in the Night Paranormal 

Katrina Weidman- 
Paranormal Lockdown
Paranormal State

I’ve always had a passion for the supernatural and a desire to seek out the unknown! Growing up in haunted houses will kind of do that to you. As a child, I pored over any information I could find on the paranormal. I was fascinated that there were other houses like mine and wanted to know as much as I could. Ghosts, UFOs, cryptos, you name it, I was fascinated!

I’m often asked, “How in the world did you become a paranormal investigator?” Honestly, I feel like it chose me.

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Dustin Pari-
SyFi's Ghost Hunters
Motivational speaker

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.

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Joe Chin-
Ghost Hunters / GH International

Born in RI, and I am 1 of 11 children. My family is in the restaurant business and grew up in the family business. Afterwards I went into computers where I worked for a large retail chain, that’s where it all began. While working there, I met Jason Hawes who started the franchise Ghost Hunters and the spin off Ghost Hunters International, which I was a part of both. Currently I belong to the Taps Home Team (Jason’s team) and RISEUP Paranormal, investigating private cases for clients who need our help with paranormal happenings.

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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.

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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.

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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- wwwITCvoices.org

 
 

Deb and Arjay DeRousse -
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 
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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.


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Chelsea Gill-
Psychic Medium

Reverend Chelsea Gill is a Fourth Generation Intuitive who realized of her abilities as a Psychic Medium at the age of seven. As an empath she was able to feel that her Grandmother was going to be seriously hurt, and one week later she was in a car accident. ​As Chelsea grew older she started to realize what abilities she was given; Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairscent, Clairtangency, and Clairempathy. Through understanding these abilities, she went to a woman who is also a Psychic Medium to learn more about her and how she can help others.  

Amberrose Hammond-
Author, Michigan's Otherside

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.


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John Cassidy-


Medium / Investigator

Co-founder of Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research
and Little Traverse Bay Parafest

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.
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Jackie Cassidy -


Investigator, Researcher

Co-founder -

Bumps in the Night Paranormal Research.

and Little Travesre Bay Parafest

Jackie was born and raised in Norther Michigan. She started researching the paranormal after her husband John had an experience that took them both by surprise. With the rest of the Bumps in the Night Paranormal team Jackie has worked many cases and investigated all over the country. She loves helping clients find answers to their paranormal problems.  
Jackie has been featured in many publications

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


 
 

Stacey Fettig-

Investigator/Researcher

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Teri Manthei-

Investigator

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-
Investigator/Researcher

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. 

 
 

We also have some great

Vendors, Mediums, Authors Radio Hosts

and more joining us. Stop by and see them.


Here are just a few:

Kim Dotson-
Psychic Medium, Intuitive,
Reiki Master

Kim is Psychic Medium, Intuitive, Reiki Master and Educator located out of mid Michigan.
Kim owns and operates A New You Holistic Wellness Center and also is a coordinator of the Mid Michigan Paranormal Convention in Flint Michigan, September 30th. 
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Jody Higgins

Medium, Clairvoyant, Empath

My name is Jody and I am a Psychic Medium. I have had many experiences, dreamed about events that have then happened and known/felt things my entire life.

I use my gifts to help others to feel connected to God and spirit and I am able to pick up information for you regarding your job, career, health, travel and love life – any situation that you need.

There are several ways that I get information:

• I hear/know information

• I see images

• I feel physical symptoms and pain

• I get examples of other people, things and situations to share to explain the information I get

I do not need to be with you in person to read you – all of my readings are by phone or email. I also do not need tarot cards, a pendulum, crystals or crystal ball, runes or any other divining device to read for you. I simply get my information from God and my spirit guides.

When I read for someone they get what they need to hear as well as the information that they ask for. I will always ask first if you want to know the truth about any situation and I will not hide anything or not tell you something. I don’t feel it’s fair to be dishonest or hide the truth if you honestly want to know something and I have been given the information (there are times when I won’t always be given the answer…especially if it’s something that you aren’t supposed to know). But I will always tell you the truth.

I hope that this helps you to know a little about me and to understand my gifts.


Vsit Jody's website at www.connectedbyspirit.com


 

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!

 

Myst Hornyak
Mystry Creations

Mystry Creations It all started with a request. A dear friend had some dolls, leftover from a yard sale. She wanted them made into creepy, weird, fantasy, steampunk or anything that the muses desired. I received my supply of dolls, and fervently began to remake them. Each doll is lovingly hand painted, reworked, and named. Each doll, although may look haunting, is done with only love. Dolls have for years been a source of laughter, fun, and love. Yet sometimes they even at their most beautiful appearance can be unnerving to some. Pediophobia, is the term for the
 

fear of dolls, and yes it is real. Working in the field of Paranormal Research, I have met many a person who has such a fear. The ‘haunted dolls’ can be done, but that is not what I do. A doll like any other item we have in our lives, can become charged with energy. A doll lovingly cherished for years, may in fact take on some of that love. Many of my dolls are donated, and are second, third of fourth hand, but none of the dolls that i sell have attachments. So Creepy, a little twisted, and weird they may be, but to be cherished, and loved, is all that they seek.

Cindy Rogers-
Psychic / Medium

Cindy offers Hungarian Gypsy cards readings as well as palmistry and mediumship to give you a closer glimpse in your future, which is only in the palm of your hands.

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


 
 

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​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.