NOAH LEIGH: “Explained Paranormal: Explanations for Common Reports of Paranormal Activity”
Founder and Lead Investigator, Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee
Noah Leigh founded the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee in 2007. He has been interested by the paranormal since he was a child but has never had a personal experience. He believes that most paranormal claims can be explained but the sheer volume of claims are too many to dismiss completely and considers himself skeptically optimistic. Noah is a trained scientist with a BA in Biology and two MS degrees, one in Epidemiology and one in Cell Biology and he is employed as a scientist. Noah uses his scientific training to conduct PIM’s investigations as much as a controlled experiment as possible and believes that true evidence of the paranormal needs to be determined via careful experimentation and measurements. Noah has conducted classes through the West Allis/West Milwaukee and Cudahy recreation departments as well as UW-Waukesha talking about the history of paranormal investigation and proper equipment use. Noah firmly believe that utilizing the best that science currently has to offer combined with thinking outside the box will be the best way to find answers regarding the paranormal.
ALLISON JORNLIN: “Milwaukee Forteana”
Founder, Milwaukee Ghosts– Tours and Investigations
Could Milwaukee be even stranger than you realize? This presentation by Allison Jornlin from milwaukeeghosts.com features ghost stories and other weird tales from Milwaukee history. Is your television a gateway to another dimension? Can a ghost confess to murder? Do unspeakable creatures lurk in the shadows of our fair city? The fascinating answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this essential primer to Milwaukee mysteries and legends.
MELISSA TANNER: “Use of Response Techniques – Provoking vs Trigger Objects”
Founder and Lead Investigator, TnT Paranormal Investigations
Melissa has held an interest in the paranormal since growing up in SW Missouri and being exposed to civil war battlefields and mining sites where activity was reported. Melissa is part skeptic and part believer and loves to try to debunk reported sightings. Before, starting TnT Paranormal Investigations, Melissa has investigated with several paranormal groups, as well as investigated at some of the most haunted locations in America. She has over 8 years of paranormal investigation experience and has used those experiences to hone her skills as a paranormal investigator. Melissa is also the editor and a contributor for the newsletter Bumps in the Night, a TnT Paranormal monthly newsletter.
Melissa, along with co-founder Annette Turner, formed TnT Paranormal Investigators in the fall of 2009. Melissa and TnT Paranormal Investigators have conducted close to a hundred investigations in its short existence. Most of those investigations being for clients that have contacted us for assistance.
Melissa has spoken at over 80 conferences, libraries, historical societies, museums, and park districts on various topic related to the paranormal from the basic to being an investigator to the dangers of provoking. She has also been featured guest on several radio stations across the US and had a few television interviews. Melissa has had many interviews and articles published in newspapers, newsletters, and magazines across the US. In 2011, Melissa was featured in Season 2 of My Ghost Story with data from a local Chicago case. In 2014, Melissa was awarded the Investigator of the Year award from the Paranormal Award.
In addition to the paranormal Melissa’s interests include movies, music, reading, and playing the guitar.
PANEL: Noah Leigh, Melissa Tanner, Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal)– details TBA.
TOURS and TAG-A-LONG INVESTIGATIONS: We will have a couple opportunities for joining up with ghost tours and also an event joining Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee in the field. More info soon.