Brian D. Parsons

About the author

Dr. Brian D. Parsons is the Director of Ghost Help (formerly Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network) and is Co-Director of Ohio Anomalous Research and has been investigating ghostly claims since 1996. He has also studied under the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual for the various aspects of UFO investigations and is a current member of MUFON as well as the Cleveland UFOlogy Project. He has been a freelance cryptid researcher and investigator studying various cases in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society and has also been associated with the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society.

In 2009 he joined ParaNexus to help in the cause of creating a professional collection of like minded anomalous researchers to help educate the public and each other about various aspects of research and investigation methods of the various fields. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Director of Research, and the Anomalous News Coordinator. In March of 2014 Brian became the Executive Director of ParaNexus. Brian holds a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Science from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science.

Brian has written six books, Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter: How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group as well as a companion book, " Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation, and Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation . His fourth book, The "E4" Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation looks at his unique methodology of client-centered investigation that utilizes a skeptical foundation, psychology, advanced interviewing skills, parapsychology, Spiritualism, as well as the "Ghost Excavation" methodology created by John Sabol. It breaks the mold of the current basic methods of looking for ghosts and chasing shadows and instead looks at how to help the client as well as have them help you create repeatable spontaneous events in a specific way. His latest effort, Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist examines the field of cryptozoology with a critical and balanced approach. His sixth book, Handbook for the Amateur UFO Investigator discusses the cultural and historical aspects of UFOs leading into various methods of researching, investigating, and interviewing. Brian holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science, is an ordained minister, and is a state licensed wedding officiant in the state of Ohio. He is also a public speaker appearing at various paranormal conferences, conventions, library, and other public and private speaking engagements.

About the list

In the early days of ghost groups on the internet there were similar lists such as this that showcased groups all over the United States and the world. The practice of collecting groups in a state has been reduced to groups having to submit their information to a select few sites and most of these sites fail to cull old groups from their list. I wanted to bring back this long forgotten format and provide groups with a list of their neighbors and a way for clients to find groups closest to them.

This list is far from accurate. I began assmebling this list back in the fall of 2008 and it has seen many revisions over the years. Groups come and go and while I have many other things I am a part of I have little time to constantly watch the internet for new groups or for old groups to hang up their acronyms. In the last few years I have received a number of emails from groups on this list and it's a big reason why I decided to give the list its own URL. I truly feel this list has made a positive impact for groups and clients alike and I will continue to update this list as groups submit their information or as I have time to comb through the list. In the future I plan on adding a resource page filled with a variety of information geared toward new and established groups, for now please check out my site at Ghost Help.Net.