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Part 1 Filmmakers

 

Brian Harnois

Brian Harnois

BRIAN HARNOIS
PRODUCER/PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR

Brian Joseph Harnois was an investigator on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International. He has been on more than 670 investigations in his 19 years as a paranormal investigator. He has been to major haunted places such as Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Stanley Hotel, Chillingham Castle, and many more.

Raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Brian is currently writing a book about his experiences and exploits in the paranormal field.

 
     

Jason Mayoh
Jason Mayoh

JASON MAYOH
DIRECTOR/RESEARCHER

Jason Mayoh is an artist and writer from Rhode Island, and the author and illustrator of the comic book series Tales of Rocky Point Park - a Tales from the Crypt-style retelling of the history and urban legends of one of New England's most infamous amusement parks, Rocky Point Park.

Jason's illustrations have also been featured in the TAPS Paramagazine. Jason has also storyboarded several feature films in New England, including Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Furry Vengeance, and most recently, The Town, directed by Ben Affleck.

 
     
Christian White
Christian White
CHRISTIAN WHITE
PRODUCER

Christian White is a writer and producer from Rhode Island. He has developed several independent films, as well as two TV pilots through his company, PRODUCTION H.

He wrote and designed the comic books Red Ant, and The Motorcycle Boy Reigns.

 
   
 

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Michael Bell

Dr. Michael E. Bell
author of Food for the Dead: On the
Trail of New England's Vampires

Michael Bell was awarded a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University at Bloomington. For more than 25 years, Bell was the Consulting Folklorist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission in Providence. He has also taught folklore, English, and anthropology at several colleges and universities and has served as a scholar or consultant on numerous projects. These projects have taken many forms, including primary research and fieldwork, exhibits, publications, school curricula, workshops and lectures, festivals, performances, and media productions.

Bell has completed a variety of publications and media productions. A new edition of his award-wining book, Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England's Vampires, will be published by Wesleyan University Press in the Fall of 2011.

 

Thomas D'Agostino

Thomas D'Agostino
author of Haunted Rhode Island,
Haunted Massachusetts
, and
Haunted New Hampshire

Thomas D’Agostino is the author of several paranormal works. Thomas and his wife have been investigating the paranormal for the past 25 years. The duo has journeyed throughout New England and have a firm appreciation for their readers. The team has created a coalition of the best ghost hunters in the region. Thomas and his wife also have four more publications underway and they will soon be hosting paranormal investigations in a variety of haunted places throughout Rhode Island.

 

 

Keith & Sandra Johnson

Keith and Sandra Johnson
founders of N.E.A.R. - New England
Anomalies Research

Keith Johnson is regularly called upon to assist individuals in dealing with alleged malevolent paranormal phenomena or potential inhuman infestation in their homes. Together, he and his wife Sandra have more than 40 years of experience as paranormal investigators.

Interested in the paranormal since he was a teenager, Keith has been featured on Syfy's Ghost Hunters as a consulting demonologist, and both he and Sandra are former core members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS).

The pair are co-founders of New England Anomalies Research and host a local TV talk show dealing with paranormal topics called Ghosts R N.E.A.R., which airs locally in Rhode Island and online.

Keith is the author of the Paranormal Realities book series that chronicle his experiences as a paranormal investigator. Books I & II have been published and subsequent books are in the works and due for future release.

 

 

Rory Raven

Rory Raven
skeptic, author of Haunted Providence

Providence native Rory Raven grew up hearing stories told by his Irish family. When he fell sick with a childhood ailment, his family's cure was to keep him in a dark room for a few days. During that time, one of his sisters crept into the room to read him stories by Edgar Allen Poe by flashlight. Raven feels this was a formative experience. His approach is more popular, historic, and folkloric than academic or paranormal.

A life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal led Rory to pursue a career as a mentalist and mindbender. His goal is to reproduce the kind of effects parapsychologists have been researching for years – only he wants to do them live and onstage.

As Rory says, "I'm skeptical about paranormal activity. But a background in theater and an interest in esoteric subjects help me to bend the audience's minds."

In 2000, Rory Raven created the Providence Ghost Walk, a walking tour through the haunted history of Providence, where he shares many of the stories he has collected about the spookier side of the city.

 

 

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