Dawn Hoffman - Co-Founder and Paranormal Investigator.
Where to start…..
My first experience with the paranormal was in the old farm house I was born in. My mother died when I was 4,at 5 I knew she never left the house she gave birth to 11 children in. She was in the house. At 14,1975, myself and friends started doing seances, and “ghost hunting” in old abandoned houses in Berks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties in Pennsylvania. When I was a teen I spent many many hours sitting in old empty houses, mostly our old farm house.. We moved out of the house sometime around 1967.a year or so after my mother died. In my adult years it has become my passion. My husband and I decided to make it real in 2011, we obtained our license, registered our name, G.H.O.S.T. ,Ghost Hunters of the Southern Tier. And we formed the group. The rest is history.
June Reed - Paranormal Investigator
I’ve always been interested in the paranormal. But afterhaving an undebatable experience at my sisters haunted house I was convinced. I had to learn more!!!! Thanks to Dawn and George for inviting me to join the group. After losing so many beloved family and friends I needed to learn more. If I didn’t believe that we’d be reconnected I couldn’t go on...G.H.O.S.T. We take what we do seriously and respectfully...
Mary-Beth King - Paranormal Investigator
My name is Mary-Beth King and I’ve been a paranormal investigator for over 15 years. I live in the Adirondack Mountains of NYS & in my “normal” time, I’m a special education teacher at a NYS maximum security prison...talk about paranormal!!! I have a bachelors degree in Public Relations & Marketing, a masters in Special Education focusing in Austic disorders and a PHD in Metaphysical Parapsychology. I consider myself a psychic sensitive as I am able to receive names, dates, events & even physical emotions from past over energies just by being in the same locations or touching a trigger item left behind. My goal is simple—to communicate with & experience spiritual energies enough so that their stories and lives are remembered and honored in this realm.
Mike Dunning - Tech, Web and Investigator
I am mike I have been investigating for 13 year. I have always been interested in the paranormal all my life and as kid, I wanted to be a ghostbuster I had all the toys and gadgets like the character from the real ghostbusters cartoon and movies. However, as a child I had a terrorizing experience I seen something or someone standing in my hallway staring at me for quite some time that really scared and freaked me out for years. Everyone said to me it was a love one looking over me but the feeling I got it was not. From there I was curious about the paranormal and what it was all about. When I was 18, I found a Ghost Hunting team and that is when I was hooked on becoming a paranormal investigator.
Kim Taylor - Paranormal Investigator
I am Kim. I never had one specific moment that made me believe in the paranormal. I just always had feelings that we aren't alone. After my parents passed on, those feelings became more intense. Those gut feelings led me to join Dawn and George in their quest. I have recorded evps that gave the listener chills! I hope to one day find real proof that our loved ones never leave us.
Diana Rice - Paranormal Investigator
For as long as I can remember there has been an influence in my life leading me to the paranormal. There was a lady next door that practiced black magic and I considered her evil. I witnessed her doing many things growing up so I became interested in the practice. I was fearless and practiced spells and my hand at reading tarro cards. I have a sense where I can feel people's emotions and who is good and bad. I respect the earth and it's beauty and it's creatures. My mom always said I was an animal whisperer. I feel at my best when I am outside around the elements. I am drawn to water. The house I live in now has many spirits from a Baptist revival camp with the main leader I have called preach. When there is turmoil in this place many strange things start to happen. For over 25 years I have multiple stories plus witnesses to these hauntings. I would love to know more about ghost and the practices surrounded it.
Nicole Day - Paranormal Investigator
I think I started to be interested in the paranormal when I was a small child. Our mother was interested in ghost hunting so when we we're younger she used to take us along on her "adventures". I'll never forget the one time when she and a group of others came running out of an abandoned house saying there was something in there. I haven't been offically investigating for very long but I hope to become more involved in the future. I guess you could say I was brought up in the life of the paranormal.
George Hoffman - Co-founder and Paranormal Investigator
When I was young I knew that there was something there that I couldn't explain.I tried to tell my parents who discouraged me and even got mad when I continued to tell them that something was there.I learned to keep my thoughts to myself.As I got older I read everything I could mainly about people who had psychic abilities.My favorite read was anything about Edgar Cayce.Many years passed till I met Dawn and we realized we had a mutual interest. We formed G.H.O.S.T. and have traveled all over this side of the country investigating every major haunted property.Our group has had many changes over the years and we feel our current group is the best we have had.We plan a major move and change in our lives as retirement is right around the corner.The paranormal will always be a part of our life and hope some of our current members will continue to be part of our journey.
Ghost Hunters of the Southern Tier