StateSide Consultants & Extended Support Team
Pragmatic & Rational Investigations
Michael White is a pragmatist with over fifty years of study into strange phenomenon. Since his military retirement in 2002, Michael has been conducting paranormal investigations, amateur experiments into paranormal phenomenon, providing lectures on critical thinking and other topics, and is a consultant for several paranormal groups. With an extensive background in surveillance, perception, motivation, and reconstruction of events, he dissects and evaluates individual elements of a situation to gain a better understanding of the cause of the activity. Michael is a member of the League of Extrasensory Gentleman with Casey Goodwin, Ben Robison, Neil McNeil, and Jay Verburg.
Born and raised in California, Nicole moved to Washington years ago and now proudly calls the PacNW home. She spends her time raising her two children, and in her free time loves to bake, cook, paint, draw, dance, read, learn new crafts, and spend time with her family and friends. While her interest in the paranormal has increased in recent years, she has had several experiences with the paranormal throughout her life, her first memory being of a full-bodied apparition when she was 6 or 7 years old. She has recently decided to not let her fear deter her and has been a member of a couple investigation teams. She continues to broaden her horizons in the paranormal through investigations, research, and reading.
Born in the Pacific Northwest during the late 70′s, I grew up exposed to ghosts, UFO’s and Bigfoot. Whether it was the home I lived in that was haunted, the many shared stories of aliens that my father spoke of, or seeing firsthand what I believe to be a Sasquatch up in the Olympic Peninsula, I seemingly had anything but a regular upbringing. Like so many other people out there, I experienced something so profound and unimaginable that I was left with only one option…look at it closer. As a result, the things that aren’t so regular are what intrigue me. Being a tech-head by trade, I coupled this with my practical/sensible way of thinking, which in turn gave me a logical method towards researching paranormal events. We all have questions and my aim is to try to offer some answers by taking a scientific approach with a healthy dose of skepticism in my research of the paranormal and enigmatic.
Neil McNeill has been in the field of parapsychology and paranormal education since 1993. He has served as a parapsychology consultant for television, film, and print media, and is regularly asked to speak at ghost conferences, paranormal events, and for literary and other professional organizations. Neil is a member of the Rhine Research Center, the Parapsychological Association, and the Seattle Consciousness Education & Research Society. His work has appeared on "Evening Magazine," KOMO-4 News, and The Seattle Times, among others.
Since 2008, Neil has taught college-level courses about the science and history of parapsychology and paranormal investigation, which are offered year-round in the Seattle area and have been featured among Seattle Met's list of "most sought-after" adult education classes. In 2012, Neil produced "Dark & Stormy Nights: Parapsychology for Ghost Hunters", an educational DVD based on his popular classes. He recently chaired a panel on parapsychology and education with Loyd Auerbach at the annual convention of the international Parapsychological Association.
Neil currently lives and works in Seattle, where his Paranormal Studies Institute offers both local and online learning resources to the public on the science of parapsychology and psychic phenomena.
Paranormal Researchers of Portland
Dr. James Nelson is a supervisor for a crisis hotline with degrees in mental health, metaphysics, and fine arts. He has been studying the paranormal since 2009. He co-founded Paranormal Researchers of Portland in 2012, but he works mostly as a freelance parapsychology consultant to other paranormal groups. He is also an educator at both the Oregon Ghost Conference and the Port Gamble Ghost Conference. Dr. Nelson’s goal is to bring more science and skepticism to paranormal research in an effort to increase the quality of the researchers as well as the quality of the evidence gathered.