Special Guests

2019 Special Guests and Speakers


As Seen on SyFy Channel!  Christopher Di Cesare is a New York-based author and lecturer whose experiences as a college student back in 1985 have been the focus of several books, films, radio and television shows including the Syfy Network’s ‘School Spirits’ series, and the award-winning independent film “Please Talk with Me”. The C2D1 Haunting ranks among the most documented paranormal events in US history, defined by full-bodied apparitions, disembodied voices, moving objects, physical attacks, photographs and audio tapes. Over a dozen witnesses have professed their knowledge of, or experience with, this western New York extreme haunting that found a teenaged Di Cesare at its epicenter, and to whom urban legend ascribed the nickname ‘The Ghost Boy of Geneseo’. After decades of avoiding the spotlight, Di Cesare was encouraged to pen his own account of the events: “Surviving Evidence – Memoir of an Extreme Haunting”, Dark Moon Press (2014). Di Cesare’s appearance on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory in June of 2014 helped propel his book to no. 5 on Amazon’s best seller list for its genre.

Mark Keyes

Mark Keyes, a retired State Police Detective, is the Director of The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association, author of “Chasing Shadows – A Criminal investigator’s Look Into the Paranormal”, and has made frequent television appearances on “The Haunted” and “Paranormal Survivor” and will be appearing on two new shows coming out this Spring on the Travel Channel called “Paranormal 911” and “Haunted Hospitals”.

Carin Smurl

Carin & her family suffered a demonic haunting from the late 1970s in West Pittston, Pa until the 1990s after they moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pa and the entities followed. With the help of Catholic Demonologists Ed & Lorraine Warren the church agreed to allow priests to conduct the exorcisms that would ultimately bring the family peace. The case was documented in The Haunted, a book by Robert Curran & a made for TV movie in 1991, The Haunted. Carin’s experiences led her to the paranormal field where she has been an investigator & spiritual advisor for over 20 yrs. Carin’s experiences have left her sensitive & with clairvoyant abilities which she uses to counsel families that seek help for activity in their homes. She wants to take the stigma out of believing in the paranormal by educating the public and working to bring proof to the forefront.





GhostBusters of New Jersey and The Keystone GhostBusters!



Jack Kenna

Seen on Destination America, Travel & Escapes Channel (U.S.A, Canada, and the UK) Paranormal Survivor, Haunted Case Files seasons and  Haunted Hospitals.  Jack Kenna is considered by many to be one of the top Paranormal Investigators in New England.

Member of the paranormal teams:

  • S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England®
  • San Diego Ghost Hunters®
  • Extreme Paranormal Encounter Response Team (ExPERT)


  • Paranormal Investigator and Technical Specialist with over 10,000 hours of case time helping his teams to conduct investigations, review evidence, and assist in helping those experiencing hauntings to bring them to a positive resolution.
  • 1984-Present – Senior Engineering Technician for the Department of the Army
  • Technical Specialist of Paranormal Investigation Equipment
  • Writer



Frank Cinelli

Holistic health care by day, Paranormal Junkie by night. Co founder of S.P.E.C.T.R.E investigations writer of Healthy Hunts for TAPS paramagazine




Howie Noel

Howie Noel is a professional freelance illustrator and writer. His works include the popular paranormal comic series, Tara Normal, and Float – a graphic memoir about anxiety. Noel became the official cartoonist of TAPS Paramagazine in 2010 as his comic Tara Normal became a regular feature. He recently colored the New York Times tribute to Stan Lee. and has illustrated comics published online by Image Comics imprint Shadowline and in print for Devils Due Entertainment. His freelance illustration clients include T-Mobile and Medicare. Noel is an award-winning graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.



Steve Barry 

Co-owner of the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange. The largest Paranormal store in the Northeast. You’re one stop go shop. Event coordinator of the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash. The Historic Lookout House. Steve had an NDE March 30,2015 and had a profound near death experience that he lectures about. Steve has seen and felt firsthand what it is like to cross over through the veil.



Dave Juliano

Dave was the center of a haunting in his childhood home in New Jersey. From the age of three until the day he moved out 26 years later, he experienced a wide variety of paranormal activity. The activity ranged from typical haunting activity to a 3 year period where the activity in the home became demonic. He spent his early years terrified of what was going on in his home. As he got older he became a voracious reader of anything on the topic of supernatural phenomena in a search for answers for what he was experiencing. With the help of people experienced in this supernatural realm he eventually understood more about what he was experiencing. His focus soon became to learn as much as he could about ghosts and hauntings as well as help anyone who was scared of a paranormal situation and spirit activity. Dave can see, feel and discern spirits. Dave has been investigating haunted locations, consulting on cases and helping people for over 30 years. In 1994, he began the Internet’s first paranormal website with a specific focus on ghosts. He created The Shadowlands as a safe haven for people to share their experiences with spirit activity and to seek comfort along with advice. He also created Ghost Hunting 101 ® which still is a free resource for people looking for free information on how conduct safe and effective ghost research. He has personally trained hundreds of people how to investigate haunted locations via Ghost Hunting 101® classes and SJGR training classes. He has consulted on thousands of cases and investigated hundreds of haunted locations. Dave is currently the Co Director of South Jersey Ghost Research, Co Director of Sanctuary Paranormal and the webmaster of The Shadowlands. He investigates and helps people reporting mainly negative activity in their homes or businesses. He specializes in problematic, intense, negative and demonic hauntings. Dave is what is commonly referred to as a “demonologist” and is an ordained member of the clergy. He has first hand experience with many cases including deliverances and exorcisms as well as personal encounters. He assists the public and paranormal groups in need of help and consultations concerning negative hauntings. He is the author of ‘Positive Energy for Haunted Homes’, ‘Ghost Research 101: Investigating Haunted Homes’, ‘Armor of God’ and ‘GhostHunting101.com’ plus numerous articles posted on The Shadowlands website. Dave now resides in Philadelphia, PA. He owns The GhostHunter Store ®. His background is in law enforcement and private security. He is a graduate of the Cape May County Police Academy, ULC Seminary and majored in History and World Religions in college.



Adam Bonnett

Adam Bonnett is a paranormal investigator, but not just any paranormal investigator. What makes him different? He’s in a wheelchair. His condition didn’t slow him down, it just forced him to develop creative alternatives. Throughout his life, he never let anything stop him or prevent him from achieving his goals. Often considered a “rolling trigger object”, he uses his unique position to his advantage when investigating. He created and copyrighted a wheelchair bound ghost named Glider, who represents him and others with disabilities. Glider is a symbol that there are no limitations to those who truly believe. He hopes to continue raising awareness and showing the world that anything is possible. Adam has been a guest speaker at many conventions and events all along the east & west coast as well as a guest on numerous radio shows sharing his unique stories, experiences and adventures. Some of which include: Paranormal Experience, Scarefest Radio, Sunday Night Dead, Americas Most Haunted, Dead Air Paranormal and 103.3 WAJR and “The Ozarks Today” on 1150 KRMS, 97.5 FM and 104.9 in Missouri. Along with radio shows, he has been a guest speaker at: Dead Winter Con, Ohio Paranormal Gathering 1 & 2, Scarefest 7-10. Hill Con 1 & 2, Enigamacon 1-3. Grave City Paracon, MS Paranormal Fundraiser event, Kent Paranormal Weekend 2018, Preston Paracon(CA).




Nikki Steward

Nikki Steward is New Jersey’s Premier Psychic Medium. A lifelong Jersey Girl, She began having premonitions and contact with spirits as a child. In 2003, she became a paranormal investigator and utilized her experiences in that field to begin her journey of fully understanding and accepting her intuitive gifts. In addition to her psychic/medium skills, Nikki is a certified Reiki Master and Educator, Oracle Card Reader, Past Life Reader, Sound and Crystal Healer and Chakra Therapist. Nikki has connected with spirit through hundreds of readings and mediumship sessions, both in private one-on-one settings as well as group galleries. Nikki strives to provide evidential readings to help her clients make meaningful connections with loved ones, receive guidance that empowers them and create an overall sense of positive well being.

​She teaches seminars on all of the aforementioned subjects and guest speaks across the U.S.



Flip Searles

Flip Searles has been investigating the paranormal for several years, and has worked alongside the top names in the field. His main area of focus is Instrumental Trans-Communication. He was a co-founder of the Generic Black Shirt Group, which was chronicled on the television show “Paranormal AfterParty”. He also runs an ITC Service called Dead Is Not The End, which offers audio review, individual and team training, as well as public investigation appearances and paranormal clothing design.