As a teenager, I was drawn to the mysterious and the obscure, spending long evenings exploring abandoned homes with sordid pasts, as well as other notorious locations in and around his home in Southern California. After relocating to Oregon in 1994, my interest in the unexplained continued to flourish, eventually leading me to co-found Oregon Paranormal in 2009, with the express purpose of conducting related exploration in and around the Pacific Northwest through data collection and analysis, historical research, documentation, education, and collaborative efforts with like-minded teams and independent researchers. Through my work, carried out with both sensitivity and respect, I have helped many families and individuals struggling to comprehend the oft incomprehensible.
Nikki Van Ryn
Ever since I was a child I have been interested in the paranormal. I found myself captivated by other peoples’ personal accounts as well as spooky story books and television shows. While I am a firm believer, I find it extremely important to study, analyze, and question all possibilities. Having inexplicable experiences of my own, I seek to educate and help those who seek answers, and fully research what I cannot explain. I am dedicated to developing conclusions and obtaining results for the community, my team, the field, and myself.
A lifelong (seeing his first full bodied apparition at age 8) paranormal enthusiast and experienced paranormal investigator, William combines his love of history and psychic abilities to allow people inside the world of ghosts and hauntings with his haunted hotspots classes, guided ghost tours, and paranormal investigation classes.
As a psychic medium, William helps others integrate spirituality into their everyday lives through psychic development classes, past and between life readings, and psychic life coaching. He also works with clients reading their haunted locations, both in person and remotely, with clients all over the U.S. and in the U.K.. He writes a blog, has his own monthly magazine column, and has hosted or been a guest on several web radio programs. His focus is to respect, understand, and communicate with paranormal entities.
You can read his monthly column, “Inside the Psychic Mind” in the Paranormal Underground Magazine. This column explores a variety of his thoughts, understandings and insights developed through his research and direct experience. His blog covers a range of ideas that relate to the paranormal community and cover topics such as ethics, to current activity and the nature of paranormal entities. You can link to his blog on the home page of his web site or through the link below.
Kala Ojala was born and raised in Oregon, currently living in a rural country town. Growing up traveling with her adventurous grandparents, she was able to visit some of the most historical locations across the US. Mostly intrigued by abandoned towns, also known as “Ghost Towns”, Kala and her grandfather would curiously explore various abandoned mines and buildings left behind in the mountains and deserts, thriving to learn the history of every location.
Today, Kala is the founder of Crossroads Independent Paranormal Society. She is a Historical Researcher, Independent Consultant, and Paranormal Investigator. Kala has been interested and involved in the paranormal field for over 15 years. Due to many loved ones passing, she became more curious of the paranormal world and that opened her up to the possibilities of connecting with the other side. Kala's goals are to continue her research as a productive member of the paranormal community, adventuring out into the unknown, and researching and uncovering the hidden secrets that history has left behind.