Todd Bates - EVP Specialist
Chances are you’ll find him in a mysterious abandoned home, walls yellowed by age and doors teetering precariously on their hinges. Maybe a murder occurred or perhaps a fire. Whatever the case, Todd Bates is on the scene for a singular task: listening for voices of the dead. Electronic Voice Phenomenon (commonly referred to as “EVP”) is spirit voices captured on a digital or analog recording device that were not heard with the naked ear at the time of their recording. For Todd, collecting this specialized evidence of paranormal origin is a life calling. After years of personally investigating the mysteries of EVP and studying under a pioneering figure in the field, Sarah Estep, he took his passion to the internet. Now in its 10th year, www.hauntedvoices.com has quickly grown to be one of the most successful paranormal talk shows on the internet. The site is also the home to WHVR Digital Broadcasting, and legally registered in Ashland, OH. Todd’s flagship station, Pop Odyssey Productions Inc. provides audio material 24 hours a day.Television: Advisor for “A Haunting” on the Discovery Channel (“Sallies House” episode); WTHI TV (CBS affiliate) “The Ashmore Experiment” 2 day event. Appeared on WTWO (NBC Affiliate). Radio: Todd currently has 12 years of broadcasting experience under the Haunted Voices Radio brand and enjoys discussing all things paranormal with his guests and audience. Todd’s radio hosting career began with Dr. Ed Craft of Magick Mind Radio (An IBC Network Program). He was offered a co-host spot with Dr. Jimmy Lowery of “Alabama Para Spiritual Radio” (APSR Radio) and was then given the opportunity to host his own live show on the BBS Radio Network where he discussed all topics paranormal. He has since appeared on The Man Cow Show, WTAY FM, WTYE AM Crawford County, IL, WZPL 99.5 Indianapolis, IN, X-zone Radio, Voice of America, and The Jeff Rense Show. Each has been a valuable experience to share his vast knowledge of the paranormal.
Tomy Durant - Paranormal Consultation Network / Occult Specialist
Since 2000-2001, Thomas has been studying the paranormal, spirituality, the occult sciences, various theologies and mythologies and the phenomenon known as “Shadow People.” Early on, Thomas began coupling his spiritual studies with researching more technical-based investigative methodologies. This led him to contact numerous established paranormal teams, and by 2004, he was part of two notable paranormal groups based out of Massachusetts. Starting in 2007, after working and consulting with numerous teams and independent researchers across the country, Thomas began giving lectures at conferences, private functions and college campuses. Topics have included Shadow People, Malevolent Hauntings, Spiritual Protection and Introduction to Paranormal Investigation and Team Unity. Primarily functioning as a Paranormal Consultant, Tom works with families and clients to help teach spiritual awareness and aid the relief of malevolent activity.
Fred Tracy - Vista Historical Consultant
Fred Tracey works for the City of Vista and is the liaison to SDPRS for its research and investigations of city-owned historic properties in Vista. As a paranormal enthusiast, he welcomes every opportunity to accompany SDPRS in its Vista investigations. He has joined SDPRS on its investigations of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and the AVO Playhouse, both having a long history of paranormal activity.
Gabe Selak - San Diego historian / San Diego History Center Programs Manager
Gabe Selak is a relative new comer to the San Diego region, but has a strong passion and love for history and communicating with it. Hailing from Johnstown, PA, Gabe received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration on History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As Public Programs Manager at San Diego History Center, an organization, founded in 1928, devoted to telling the story of San Diego through its library, archive, photograph and historic object collection, Gabe uses these resources to provide powerful personal experiences to museum guests offering them opportunities to learn about and appreciate how our past, present and future are interrelated.