A Paranormal Research Company
Greg Newkirk & Dana Matthews
Often referred to as the real-life Mulder and Scully, Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews are full-time paranormal investigators and internationally-recognized authorities in the areas of haunted objects, paranormal research, and all things unexplained. Their groundbreaking work in the fields of parapsychology, cryptozoology, and the alien abduction phenomena have seen the duo featured in numerous appearances on television shows such as Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet), Kindred Spirits (TLC) and Mysteries at the Museum (Travel) as well as in leading news outlets like The Independent, Nerdist, and Coast to Coast AM.
For the last twenty years, Greg and Dana have traversed North America on hundreds of paranormal adventures in search of everything from legendary monsters to mind bending psychic phenomena, covering everything in between. They’ve come face-to-face with Bigfoot deep in the hills of West Virginia, successfully orchestrated an alien abduction on North Carolina’s mysterious Brown Mountain, and grappled with angry ghosts in a violently-cursed town in rural Pennsylvania, to name just a few adventures.
Amberrose Hammond, Author
Amberrose Hammond has been interested in the strange and unusual since she was little, reading and watching 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 topics in Michigan since 2000. She earned her B.A. in Language and Literature from Grand Valley State University and in 2006, her pursuits into the paranormal led her to create Michigan’s Otherside, a website exploring the mysterious Great Lakes States, past and present.
Amberrose is a local history enthusiast 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. Learn more at amberrosehammond.com & michigansotherside.com
William Konkolesky,MUFON - The Mutual UFO Network
Bill Konkolesky is the State Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network and a regular lecturer on the UFO phenomenon at conferences, public libraries, and other venues. He has also appeared in or consulted for televised UFO documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic Channel, SyFy, and ABC. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous UFO books, magazines, and websites, including his autobiographical book, "Experiencer: Raised in Two Worlds."
Linda Godfrey, Author
Linda S. Godfrey is an author and researcher of the strange and uncanny, and is especially well known as an authority on the upright canine known in Michigan as the Dog Man, Wisconsin as the Beast of Bray Road, in other places as Skinwalker, Werewolf or a dozen other names. She appeared in, co-wrote and co-produced the History Channel's Monsterquest episode, "American Werewolf," based on her book "Hunting the American Werewolf" and also appeared in the show's season 4 finale.
She has canvassed Wis. and Michigan looking for the strange and offbeat, from outsider artists and giant roadside statues to local cemetery lore, eccentric people and history, to ghost stories and unidentified creatures and UFO's. She put over 5,000 miles on her "weirdmobile" and found enough strangeness to fill both Weird Michigan and Weird Wisconsin for Barnes & Noble in 2006, and the sequels, Strange Michigan and Strange Wisconsin for Trails Books.
Todd Clements, Author & Owner, Haunted Mackinaw
A journey that started over 30 years ago, when Todd was a child visiting Mackinac Island, he saw something that stayed with him all his life. He could not explain what he saw, but could only label it as a ghost. This one event sparked the curiosity of a young man and with a simple tape recorder and a set of dowsing rods, Todd began seeking out the unknown.
He has researched fields including U.F.O.s, Cryptids, Ghosts, and other unexplained phenomena. However, he has always returned to the place he had his first sighting, Mackinac Island, Michigan.
After high School, Todd pursued a degree in Psychology from the University of Mackinac, which helped him better understand how the human mind works. Not long after graduation he began research for his first book Haunts of Mackinac.
Once published, Haunts of Mackinac found great success and continues to be a best seller today. Due to public demand the book was followed up with a guided walking tour of Mackinac Island’s strange, tragic, and paranormal history. With what seems to be an insatiable thirst, many wanted more from Todd, and Haunts of Mackinac: The Next Chapter was published.
Considered to be the go to person on all things strange on Mackinac Island, Todd has in-depth knowledge of the island’s history, legends, ghosts, and strange occurrences. Which has led to appearances on several documentaries, SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters, and other national and local media outlets.
Gathering Research And Stories of
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION of paranormal EVENTS
Everything is starting to come together for the first ever “Michigan’s Ghost Coast” paranormal convention! Don’t let the name fool you, this is not your average ghost convention.
We have already booked Michigan author Amberrose Hammond (Michigan’s Otherside – Ghosts and legends of Michigan’s West Coast, Wicked Ottawa County, to name a few…). We will also have William Konkolesky who is the Michigan director for MUFON. The crew from the “Upper Peninsula Bigfoot / Sasquatch Research Organization” will be here to show their research too. We have a couple of cool surprises that we are working for our headliners, but you will just have to check back to find out what they are! There will be Tarot readings, a dinner and even a séance. Other events are still in the works.
Set the dates on your calendar, June 29 & 30, 2018 at the Grand Haven Community center. Show times and ticket pricing are not yet available.
To be announced soon!
Announcing the first ever paranormal convention for the West Michigan area! That's right, GRASPP is working hard to bring you something completely new and bring it right here to Grand Haven in 2018!
I did say "completely new" and I meant it. This will not be your normal "meet the ghost hunting TV stars" type of event. The focus of this event will be centered on the Michigan Paranormal scene. We will have paranormal research groups, Bigfoot research experts and UFO experts all under one roof! We will have Michigan authors and paranormal experts for speaking events. Tech experts will be on hand with equipment to check out and purchase. This event is geared for your paranormal group to learn and grow as well as the fans of those "ghost hunting shows". Everything for the expert and the novice, including workshops and how to advice.
We have booked our speakers for
"Michigan's Ghost Coast"
Shetan Noir, Author
Shetan noir has had an interest in the paranormal and cryptozoology from a young age.
She teaches workshops on dealing with the paranormal and about Michigan's cryptozoology. Including Detroit's own Nain rouge.
Shetan is the contact person and leader of the Michigan Chapter of the North American dogman project. She also owns the podcast “Into the liminal abyss” and runs the Facebook group Michigan's center for unexplained events and phenomenon.
Shetan is also writing a book on the lake monsters of the greats lakes and a guide to dealing with the paranormal.
To be announced soon!
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