Co-founder of ESP is Ralph Woodbury, a retired City of Monroe firefighter/paramedic, with 30+ years of public service. Married for over 30 years, I have 3 grown children. I have always had an interest of the unknown, such as ghosts, aliens, Bigfoot, etc. Growing up, my parents readily acknowledged the existence of “other things”.
As a teenager, I had an experience that frightened me out of my socks. At that time, I was not sure what had happened, but years later, thinking about it, I realized I experienced something fantastic.
I have a very open mind, and try to debunk any experience I may have, being an EVP or a visual experience, and get very excited when it cannot be debunked.
Investigator/Co-Founder of Erie Shores Paranormal. An interest in ghosts and the other side came after having had some personal paranormal experiences of my own, it was 1986 and I was living in an upstairs apartment of an older home. With a passion to help others and a desire to learn more about the other side, I hope to be able to help our clients better understand their situation and assist them in any way I can. I use a logical approach when investigating and look for a "normal explanation" before declaring any occurrence paranormal.
I started as a skeptic, a non-believer in things paranormal. Since joining this group I've learned a ton, had personal experiences and have captured some fantastic evidence that I cannot explain. I still take a skeptical viewpoint and try to debunk any and all evidence. I believe in taking a scientific approach when investigating and always act with compassion and respect. I am very interested in new technology, theories and processes. Like most paranormal investigators, I am looking for answers.
I spent most of my childhood and early adulthood intrigued by but afraid of spirits and their possibilities. As a young adult I encountered two figures, in the same room of the same house, and they solidified my fear for many years. After my second oldest daughter started watching “scary” movies, her interest in the paranormal brought me to a place where I could learn about it without being scared. I’ve barely been investigating a year, and I just recently caught my first class-A EVP! Exploring the history and architecture of buildings fascinates me, and being able to help validate paranormal claims in the process adds so much more to the experience.
I’ve always been curious of the spirit world, even as a young teenager. I had my first experience at the age of 14 witnessing a black mass floating in my bedroom. That experience terrified me; but that’s what really got me interested in the paranormal. Since joining the team I have had some great experiences and have heard some awesome EVP’s. I love learning about new hunting equipment and trying to capture as much evidence as I can. I really enjoy being able to help someone or a family who has had claims of paranormal activity and being able to give them a plausible answer to what may be happening.
My interest in the paranormal began years ago after multiple experiences throughout childhood and life of being touched, hearing audible voices etc. I started my journey with NCP in Indiana, and after learning the basics joined ESP a few years later. Throughout my journey I have grown from wanting to simply know who I was speaking too, to now wanting to know more. Who are they? Why do they say the things they say…and how exactly do we truly interact with them. It is these questions and more that compel me to go into the darkness with no fear.
I've always had an interest in the paranormal and have had experiences since early childhood. I'm very interested in poltergeist activity, demonic possession, psychic abilities, Ouija boards, automatic writing, basically all forms of communicating with those who've passed on my favorite being evps. I'm seeking the answer to the age old question...is there life after death?
Careen (Carrie) Gilbert
Ever since early childhood, I have been able to sense/feel & communicate with unseen presences. As I have grown, I’ve learned to embrace my sensitivities to energy; both positive & negative. As a member of ESP, I am eager to strengthen my abilities to communicate with those that are still with us in spiritual form, but no longer with us in physical form.
Also – my ultimate goal in life is to become a ghost.
When I was 15 years old I had my first encounter with a ghostly apparition. Since then my interest has expanded greatly. It has left me with many questions & curiosity of the paranormal. So I am very excited to be working with and learning from this exceptional group.
I have always been interested in the paranormal since I was young. My mother's side of the family had psychic abilities , were card readers and clairvoyant and my father was always watching out for the UFO's , Bigfoot and the intrigued by the Bermuda triangle. I believe in ghosts. I have seen things that I believe to be ghosts and had strange things happen to me. This is why I'm so glad to be joining this team. To learn more about the paranormal. To be a ghost hunter .