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Elk Valley Paranormal is comprised of 11 unique individuals who enjoy studying the unexplained, each being an avid investigator as well as bringing their own specialties to the group.
Cyn Hill, Sean Rader, Walt Marler, Aimee Kennedy, Lawrence "Yoda" Bailey, Darlene West-Jernigan, Melissa Norris, Ryan Huskey, Jennifer Phelps, Chrissy Wolfe Rumford and Billy Hughes.
L to R: R.Huskey, A.Kennedy, former members D.Sanders & M.Yeager, D.West-Jernigan, M.Norris, C.Hill, L.Bailey, J.Phelps, S.Rader.
Kneeling: B.Hughes. Not Pictured: Walt Marler and Chrissy Wolfe Rumford.
Core Team: C.Hill & S.Rader
Billy - Videographer
First became interested in the paranormal after seeing Ghostbusters as a kid. It made him curious about the afterlife and what actually happens when we die. He and his dad often traveled around the middle Tennessee area visiting old houses and graveyards. He has seen and experienced a lot of weird and unusual things over the years and he hopes to be able to use what he has learned to help others.
EVP on the road and on the hunt.
Cyn, Founder of EVP, Lead Investigator
Cyn has sensed "others" around her since she was very young and has been 'rescued' a few times over the years from very dangerous incidents. Cyn has helped other paranormal teams, both in the US and abroad as well as law enforcement officers with evp analysis. Her desire to see and speak to those on the other side has sent her to many of the most famous and fascinating locations: Gettysburg, Alcatraz, Goliad Presidio La Bahia, Winchester Mystery House, Birdcage Theater, Stonehenge, Tower of London, Heian Jinju Shrine, Pearl Harbor and Rothenburg dungeons among others. She has formed EVP adding people to the group that not only mesh with each other, but also bring complementary characteristics and talents to the team.
Sean - Co-founder of EVP, Lead Investigator
At a young age, Sean witnessed a few startlingly unexplainable events that left him with many questions. He was also visited by a close relative from the other side that brought him a message which was proven truthful soon afterwards. He has been fascinated with the paranormal ever since, although from a skeptical standpoint. He tries to exhaust every possible reason for any occurrence, be it optical, mechanical, electrical, vibrational, thermal, or magnetic, but has found a few things outside the realm of scientific explanation.
Walt - Lead Investigator
Is a primitive survivalist with deep personal roots into the paranormal. He not only brings tremendous knowledge to our team including native american studies, but also a seemingly endless supply of ideas for scientific trials in order to gather evidence of or disprove the paranormal. Walt founded Eastern League of Investigators and Team Expeditions (E.L.I.T.E. Paranormal) to promote unity among a select group of paranormal investigators, team leaders and founders, scientists, mediums, sensitives, empaths, story tellers, clergy and skeptics, allowing members to brainstorm ideas as well as discuss various topics to attempt to gain a more rounded knowledge of any subject. He chose this field not only to teach the ways of earth meditation and personal understanding but also to help those that seek enlightenment from what is not understood.
Aimee - Investigator in Training
Has been interested in the field for quite a while and enjoys photography. She has captured some questionable things on camera, but has also captured photos of some of the old hospital's spirits. She has assisted in the public hunts at the Old Fayetteville (Lincoln County) Hospital as well as some residential investigations which are her favorites.
Lawrence "Yoda" - Historian
Yoda loves history and the stories that surround the places we investigate. He's been to several of the country's most haunted locations (Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Lizzie Borden House, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Mark Twain House, Salem, MA) and is hungry for more explorations. He wants to prove to himself there's concrete evidence of paranormal activity with this great family of friends in EVP.
Jennifer - Investigator in Training
Has always had an interest in the afterlife because of some unexplainable encounters that happened to her at a young age in her childhood home. Being in the paranormal field she hopes to have a better understanding about life after death for herself and to help educate other people. She has been on several EVP investigations including an old mill, the Old Fayetteville Hospital and some residences.
Melissa - Investigator in Training
Has always had an interest and passion in the paranormal field. She started out in this field by going on several of EVPs public hospital tours and got hooked. She was thrilled when asked to join EVP and has has become a very dependable team member. Not only does Melissa want to continue investigating and learning about the unknown and life after death - she would like to help and educate others as well.
Ryan - Investigator in Training
Ryan is interested in the paranormal because of experiences he had happen when he was younger. He wants to learn and investigate as much as possible in this field. His favorite place that he's investigated so far is the Old Fayetteville (Lincoln County) Hospital.
Darlene - Investigator
Has been interested in the paranormal since she was a child. Ghost stories & cemeteries never scared her, but intrigued her instead. She is empathic & a bit clairvoyant, and has always 'felt' things & has been drawn to the other side. She is also a big history buff & genealogist. Her goal is to help explain why paranormal things could be happening & also to help souls cross over or help people who might be affected by paranormal activities.
Chrissy - Assistant Case Manager
Originally from North Augusta, SC, Chrissy moved to the TN Valley in 2014 to be closer to family. The Paranormal is her passion and she has always searched for answers to the unexplained. She has investigated many places in the SC and GA areas and enjoys helping others seek the truth. Chrissy is able to reach beyond the conscious mind using tools such as the Tarot (which she has been reading for 20 years), pendulum, and talking spirit boards.
"I am super excited to be a part of Elk Valley Paranormal!"