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Assistant Executive Director
Photography & NPS Photography Team
Investigation & Research Education Resource
Sheri has always had an interest in the paranormal – from watching different paranormal shows over the years to having déjà-vu experiences throughout all her life that she has tried to put an explanation to. When her dad passed away in March 2010 she began her journey into the paranormal. She has had several encounters over the years since starting in the field & takes more of an “old school” approach to her research in the paranormal. She is a supporter of today’s modern technology being used on investigations & encourages the use of various tools on investigations. She is always looking for a new ‘old school’ method to try on investigations & employs the use of trigger objects in an effort to get a response. She became fascinated with the pendulum after using a set of original jailer’s keys as a trigger object on an investigation at a local historic jail & they began to sway in response to questions. She is a huge proponent of education in the paranormal field choosing to debunk things immediately by trying to recreate situations & experiment to find logical answers to things that have happened or been captured in photographs or on video in an effort to prove or disprove paranormal activity. She & her team focus on private residential cases as well as educating the public on paranormal investigation & research. You will often find them assisting & consulting with other teams on their cases. Sheri is a certified paralegal and Notary Public for the State of Texas. Her professional background includes working in the legal field, sports marketing, event coordination & business management. She serves as Assistant Executive Director of NPS and the Department Chair overseeing Photography and the NPS Photography Team. Sheri leads the Investigation & Research Education Resources for NPS which provides information, links, & articles surrounding education in the paranormal field. She also writes articles periodically for the NPS’ website that are tied to photography & education. She is one of the founders of NPS of Texas, a paranormal research & investigative team based out of Dallas, Texas.
Department Chair – Ghosts and Hauntings
I was Case Manager for Denver Paranormal Research Society for nearly 4 years. While on the team, I primarily conducted investigations for clients of their private residences. I have since left Denver Paranormal to pursue my own research and conduct investigations of haunted locations. I now focus mostly on historical places.
Department Chair – International Team
Hey everyone! My name is Bethany Schelling. I’m a mother of a beautiful 11 year old daughter. I am also a waitress/bartender and studying cosmetology. I love in a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by friends and family. I have always been interested in the paranormal since I was a child. I asked everyone a ton of questions and never really got the answers I was looking for. After my first couple of unexplained incidents, I started looking for serious answers. Belief isn’t enough for me. I want evidence that can stand for itself. I come from a logical point of view and believe science is going to help answer the questions we have. I want to continue to learn and help anyway I can.
NPS International Committee
Health and Safety
I am a supervisor for several programs assisting individuals with intellectual and mental challenges. I have 2 Masters Degrees from Penn State in Communication Disorders and Psychology. My first experiences with the paranormal were around age 5. I’ve been fascinated ever since. I have been an investigator for over 10 years (first 5 years with a team, then leaving to form my own more than 5 years ago, and have taught classes on investigation, evidence analysis (especially EVP) and debunking at local community college. I also have abilities, some of which began at age 5 and others around puberty. Therefore my fields of major interest are investigation and psychic and empath. While I am open to considering all aspect and viewpoints, I am dedicated to seeking natural explanations first before anything is considered evidence.
Hello my name is Sara Fawley. I was born and raised in San Diego, Ca Oct 1965. I lived there until I was 19, then moved with my now ex-husband to Texas where I lived for the next 25 years. I have two grown sons who are married and have lives and families of their own. My current husband and I now live in a small town in Arkansas with our dachshund Shabar. I owned and antiques and collectibles shop but closed it down in September 2013 after having a heart attack. I still buy and sell antiques and collectibles and make handmade natural gemstone jewelry which we sell at shows and festivals. I don’t recall ever not knowing that there was more than just us out there. My first experience happened when I was a young child and was visited by my godfather “Grandpa Clyde” at the time of his death and for three weeks after that. I have seen one other full bodied apparition in my life and had several other minor experiences that left me scratching my head.I am not an investigator but have a huge thirst for knowledge. I am always looking up this or that legend, myth or story I hear or sometimes I just have random thoughts and look them up to see if anyone else thinks the same way. I am very analytically minded and always like to get to the bottom of things.
NPS Haunted Locations
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
Department Chair – Aliens and UFOs
Hello all!! My name is Stephanie Kelly and I live in Kansas, USA with my husband and 3 sons. I have been interested in the paranormal as far back as I can recall. I grew up in a very open minded family were the thought of spirits and the power of nature in general was a normal and acceptable conversation. I don’t have one particular area of focus, I am interested in the Paranormal Field as a whole and all of the unexplained areas science hasn’t found a cause for.
My name is Sherry Perkins. I am a pagan High Priestess and the founder of RPAS paranormal group. I have two children, three stepchildren and a grandchild. I have been fascinated with the paranormal, spiritual, and mysteries of this realm. I have in the paranormal realm been called names and have helped families understand what is going on. I am not afraid of running up to a ghost. I have seen shadow people during investigations in fact came face to face with one while putting away equipment from an investigation. As far as me being spiritually what I am, I am not afraid to brake bread with those not of my faith. I do work as a to go for person at work when need.
NPS Resources Committee
In 2007 Will left a career in Law Enforcement and quickly found Paranormal Investigations as an avenue to apply learned investigative skill-sets. Co Founding Volunteer Paranormal Investigations of Tennessee he began repeated investigations to some of America’s alleged “Most Haunted” venues and continues to do so with HITD www.hunterinthedarkness.com . Will has experience in Crime/Death Scene processing, numerous State & Federal Interview and Methodical Behavioral courses and currently is a licensed Private Investigator. He’s guest lectured at TALA, penned an article for TAPSPARAMAG and been consulted on two Paranormal books. Despite over a decade of real world Investigative experience Will continues the mindset he is merely a student of the Paranormal and never more.
Hi, I’m Allan (Al) Schmidt. I’m 52 living in Colorado. I’ve been married for 27 years. I Retired form the Air Force in 2001 and have been working for the Government in Boulder ever since. I have many hobbies, mostly outdoor, hiking, camping hunting, fishing etc. The main thing that ties them all together is Photography. I’ve been into the paranormal basically all my life, as my late father was into basically everything paranormal, although he didn’t really refer to it as paranormal. Bigfoot, Nessi, UFO’s, Little People. He had books on all subjects which I read with a passion. I have been investigating for over 10 years now regularly, and have been all over the country doing so. Locally, have investigated many locations, both with others teams and as I like to do most of the time, by myself or with my wife. I’m very logical in my undertakings, and very skeptical by nature. If I have exhausted all resources and ideas as to how to debunk something, only then will I call it interesting and possibly paranormal. I have not really had any wow moments to speak of, but have had some interesting things happen, enough so to make me more curious.
Aliens and UFOs
Hi, My name is Holly. I live in the middle of Michigan on a small quiet lake with my significant other. I have 2 children, and a couple I choose to also call my own! I have had a few experiences that have made me scratch my head about so I reached out to see what others have encountered! I love to research and communicate what I find in any aspect of life! I also seem to have a need to help others or I could say others seem to seek me out for help! Happy to be part of the group!!.
Ted grew up in Maryland and spent his early years near Antietam Battlefield, where he witnessed a few unexplained things as a young kid. When Ted graduated high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and spent 10 years on active duty traveling the United States and quite a few Countries along the way. After a paranormal experience while serving in Japan, Ted knew he had to find out some answers. After leaving the Marines in 2002, Ted was hired as a Firefighter in the San Diego area, where he spent the next 6 years. In 2008, he went to Iraq as a contractor for a year, then in 2009, moved to Georgia where he works today as a Firefighter in the Savannah area. Ted founded Ghost Watchers Paranormal Investigations – Savannah, in 2010. Ted’s goal is to find some common answers in the paranormal field.
Candy started with NPS as a representative and Department Chair overseeing the Aliens & UFOs department. Since that time she has headed up various other departments such as Demonology, Occult, and Ancient Mysteries. To say she is well rounded in the paranormal field is an understatement. She has had numerous experiences in her life that have continued to tie her to the paranormal in some form or fashion making her passionate about this field. In December 2013 Candy took over NPS as Executive Director with 12,000 members; today we are nearing 50,000 members who reach as far as Ghana, Malta, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.Through her commitment, passion, exploration, and dedication to not only the members of NPS but those she chooses to represent NPS as a whole, her vision is to make a serious impact in the Fringe Sciences not only in the United States but around the world. Candy has a deep understanding of the Earth and looks to science for clarification as well as standards of methodology. She is compelled by curiosity and the need for knowledge within the Fringe Sciences. Her professional background as a business owner along with her spiritual experiences and involvement with her local paranormal team complement each other as she brings her strength and perspective to NPS and believes the mysteries surrounding us bring a plethora of opportunities to grow the field through education.Candy serves as the co-host for the NPS Internet TV show, NPS Focus, Thursday evenings on PEN (ParaEncounters Network) and is co-owner of BlessedBe.cc – your one stop occult shop!
I grew up in an area of Pennsylvania where there was an practice called “Pow Wow Medicine”. This is a type Root Medicine and Conjuring that is used by the Pennsylvania Dutch. It is a combination of Eastern European folk Christianity and superstition, ceremonial magic, Cabbalistic influence, Judeo-Christian folklore. And depending on what part of the Appalachian Trail you are from, shamanic practices, Native teachings and Hoodoo practices derived from the beliefs of Africans brought to the U.S. during the time of slavery. The word Pow Wow is early 17th century: from Narragansett powáw ‘magician’ (literally ‘he dreams’).. The proper name is Speilwork or Braucherei. Adepts are called Braucher, Hexenmeisters, or just Hexens.
it is Norse/Teutonic Pagan Folk Medicine. This calls upon the Old Germanic God’s for healing. This is the Folk Medicine that Pow Wow Medicine is derived from.
I also perform Spirit Repair.
I practice Hexerei. Hexerei is a form of this Sympathetic Sorcery. This is not “Polite” Sorcery. I also Craft Runes and wands , upon request.
As of July 2007, I am a Certified Reiki Master.
I do Readings of Tarot Cards, Runes and Bones. Pa. Law states that I have to say these are entertainment purposes.
I am also an Ordained Minister.
I can and will provide all Liturgical Services for the Living, The Dying and the Disincarnate.
Paranormal: Somewhat cliché but, my experiences began at a young age though I don’t recall making the “paranormal” association until the age of 9 when my grandmother died and returned for a visit. Through the years, I have given many phenomena more attention; from subtle dream images to apparent physical contact from “unseen” sources. I have been involved in independent research/study and investigation for about 30 years and began using some equipment about 20 years ago. I have been working with the Colorado based TEPI team since 2010. As a science oriented investigator, I am a bit of a contradiction. I believe the experience more so than the evidence. Simply because there can be many plausible explanations for most evidence. The experience on the other hand, can sometimes be very complex and difficult to explain easily.Professional: I have a Master of Science degree that essentially qualifies me to manage a multi-discipline team in their efforts to accomplish technical activities. (If I say more the MIB might show up.) My engineering background is primarily electronics but includes mechanical, astrophysics, and some aspects of thermal, optical, and audio. Previous careers were medical including paramedics and medical device technology (design, manufacturing, and training medical staff). I also dabbled heavily in photography before the wide spread use of digital imaging. Ideological: I was raised Presbyterian but allowed to find my own path. I studied Zen for a short time and explored many other faiths. In my late teens I attended a seminar on the subject of Quantum Physics and how it relates to our mind and consciousness; this was the turning point in my belief system. I did not become a scientific skeptic, I simply began to view nearly everything differently. I removed definitions I had learned and replaced them with relationships to my personal experiences and observations. Things once clearly defined as paranormal now had a plausible spin to them. Personal: In my spare time I write dark music, dark poetry, and horror/science fiction stories.