ABOUT US

Active Investigators-Researchers

BECKY RAY

Year Joined: 2003, Founding Member

First Year Actively Involved with Investigating the Paranormal: 1985

Hometown: Enid, Oklahoma

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: Haunted America by Troy Taylor, Science of Ghosts by Joe Nickel, Ghost Hunter by Hans Holzer, The Ghost Studies by Massimo, and Kansas City Hauntings by Becky Ray.

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? Anywhere in Europe.

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? Probably the Glore Psychiatric Museum. I have spent a lot of time there, and it rarely disappoints. The history of the location and the history of the treatment of mental illness is fascinating. It's an amazing place.

CATE JACOBS

Year Joined: 2005

Years Active: On and off since the mid-1990s.

Fave Book/Case Study: I like studies on EVP ( electronic voice phenomena) and ITC (Instrumental-TransCommunication)

Why do you investigate/How did you get involved: I am a naturally curious and skeptical person. I became interested in the paranormal when I was a child and started learning about ITC and EVP phenomena. I also was intrigued by the sensationalism behind the “Roland Doe” 1940’s exorcism case.

JENNIFER SPRAGUE

Year Joined: 2006

First Year Actively Involved with Investigating the Paranormal: I actively started investigating with PAI in 2006 but had many adventures before then.

Hometown: Liberty, Missouri

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: The Poltergeist by William Roll, The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street by William J. Hall, The Ghost Studies by Brandon Massulo, The Haunted Mind by Nandor Fodor, The Rise of The Spirit World and the Birth of the Modern Ghost Hunter by Troy Taylor
and so many more!

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List That is a hard question! The  Aokigahara Forest in Japan is pretty high on my list, but there are so many! 

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? I’m not sure if I have a favorite yet; there are many places I have yet to see!

ANGELA HODGE

Year Joined: 2006

​First Year Actively Involved with Investigation the Paranormal: 2003

Hometown: Blue Springs, Missouri

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: I hate to read. I’m a doer

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? Salem, Massachusetts

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? Lemp Mansion and brewery in St. Louis that place has a lot of energy.

KEVIN SIMPSON

Year Joined: 2007

Years Active: Since 2007

Favorite Book on the Paranormal or Case Study: Case studies on demonic possession are intriguing to me. Those interest me quite a bit.

Why do you investigate? or How did you get interested in the paranormal? I had a few paranormal experiences in my childhood and into adulthood that made me very interested. I met the members of PAI and became part of the group, and I became more interested in the paranormal the more investigations I went on and the more experiences I had. 

CHRISTINA QUENTIN

Year Joined: 2010

Years Active: Since 2008

Favorite Book on the Paranormal or Case Study: Confessions of a Ghost-Hunter by Harry Price. An oldie, and perhaps a bit well worn, but worth the read and the healthy dose of skepticism.

Why do you investigate? or How did you get interested in the paranormal? Like others, I have had run-ins with things I can't quite explain, and feelings I can't ignore. There have been incidents that stretched back into childhood that made me question what happens after we die. Do we stay here? Is there a soul? Are we energy, sent elsewhere in the universe? Or is it something else entirely? For me, it is about the pursuit of knowledge and to find out whatever truth I can about what a haunting really is.

EDWARD QUENTIN

Year Joined: 2014

Years Active: Since 2014

Favorite Book on the Paranormal or Case Study: "Ghosts" by Hans Holzer (the massive 900-pp doorstop)

Why do you investigate? or How did you get interested in the paranormal? For as long as I can remember, I have always believed in ghosts and was completely terrified at the prospect of running into them.  I started reading ghost comic books when I was 5 or 6 years old and was appropriately frightened, yet morbidly curious.  In my teenage years, I would see the shadows from my bedroom curtains morph into silhouettes -- some of who I recognized, some I didn't.  Shortly after graduating from college, I dated a woman who was a sensitive and we went on a few informal "investigations."  She also gave me my first copy of Hans Holzer's "Ghosts."  After several years, I finally ran across a friend who was also part of a local paranormal team, and she pointed me to a public investigation of the 1859 Jail in Independence, MO.  

TANIA ROUNDS

Year Joined: 2015

​First Year Actively Involved with Investigation the Paranormal: 2006

Hometown: Eldon, Missouri

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: Strange Experience by Lee Gandy, Haunted Heartland, Kansas City Hauntings by Becky Ray, The Man from the Train by Bill James, Death and the Afterlife by Clifford Pickover

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? Pythian Castle in Springfield, Missouri, at the moment.

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? To be determined.

LISA SPERRY

Year Joined: 2015

Years Active: Since 1987
Favorite Book on the Paranormal or Case Study: Haunted St Louis By Troy Taylor

Why do you investigate? or How did you get interested in the paranormal? I grew up in a haunted house, and I've always had an interest in the supernatural due to very early experiences. Whenever anything strange would happen my friends would invite me over to investigate. My years in Colorado allowed me to really explore: The Stanley, Gun Club Road, The Molly Brown House, the ruins at the Japanese prison camps were just a few to start. Missouri has not been a disappointment, this state and its history in paranormal activity are well worth the inquiry.

JULIE KLOS BURCH

Year Joined: 2018 

​First Year Actively Involved with Investigation the Paranormal: 2018

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: Becky's was very informative, and I like Troy Taylor's books.

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? Odd Fellows/Belvoir Winery in Independence, Missouri, because I've gotten the best evidence there and it's close by, so I can visit often.

JANI DOYLE

Year Joined: 2020

​First Year Actively Involved with Investigation the Paranormal: 2021

Hometown: Oberlin, Kansas

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: Kansas City Hauntings by Becky Ray, Mothman: Behind the Red Eyes by Jeff Wansley 

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? So far it's been the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

LINDSEY KADRI

Year Joined: 2020

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NESHELA DUKE

Year Joined: 2020

​First Year Actively Involved with Investigation the Paranormal: 2017

Hometown: Wichita, Kansas

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: Kansas City Hauntings: The History & Mystery of the Paris of the Plains by Becky Ray, Haunted Heartland by Beth Scott and Michael Norman, The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide by Michelle Belanger, Paranormal Technology: Understanding the Science of Ghost Hunting by David M. Rountree, The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and Exorcism by Christina McKenna and David M. Kiely.

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? The Winchester House-San Jose CA

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? McInteer Villa-Atchison KS

MADZ MOORE-PORTER

Year Joined: 2020

Years Active: Since 2019

Favorite Book on the Paranormal or Case Study: The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel

Why do you investigate? or How did you get interested in the paranormal? I like to investigate because I find the unknown and mysterious fun as well. I have a fascination with death. I used to be scared of the paranormal, but I try to expose myself to it to be brave and then found myself loving it.

WENDY SCHINDLER

Year Joined: 2021

First Year Actively Involved with Investigating the Paranormal: 2012

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

My Top Five Books on the Paranormal: The Bray Road Beast by Linda Godfrey, Memoirs Of  A Monster Hunter by Nick Redfern, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, This House Is Haunted: The True Story of a Poltergeist by Guy Lyon Playfair, Chupacabra Road Trip by Nick Redfern

Number one location on your Paranormal Wish List? Scotland

Favorite Paranormal Location and Why? The Elms in Excelsior Springs. The energy there is just crazy! The people have left such an imprint there - as well as the mineral springs - that one can see and feel the atmosphere and see the people from the early 1920s on.

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