P.R.I. Members
FOUNDER
        
chad@paranormal-research-of-illinois.com


Chad Griffiths
- Founder / Webmaster - Northern IL AGS Representative
Hobbies: Golfing, Computer Design, Paranormal Research, Playing Board Games, Tae Kwon Do, & Rock Climbing.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Ever since I was very young.  I had my own personal experience which drew me into the paranormal.  Later in my college years I had another unexplainable happening which drew me in even more.

What is one interesting fact about you: I collect Superman and Boba Fett.  I am a member of the American Ghost Society and am a Northern Illinois Representative.  I also consider my German Shepherd, Mia, to be our official P.R.I. mascot.


INVESTIGATING MEMBERS
  Michelle - Consultant
Hobbies: Reading & Writing

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: For as long as I can remember but right now I am more interested in demonic forces and how to stop them.

What is one interesting fact about you: I am scared of bunny rabbits because they have big teeth and chickens, just because.

What have you learned from P.R.I.: That hauntings can sometimes be caused by demonic influences and that things that seem innocent at an investigation, aren't always innocent.

  Bill T. - Investigator / Researcher
Hobbies: Stock Car Racing

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Forever.

What is one interesting fact about you: I am a man of few words and I am afraid of the dark.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: I want to learn everything I can possibly learn.

  Barb - Case Manager / HSP
                                  barb@paranormal-research-of-illinois.com
 Hobbies: Golfing, Swimming, Dealing with almost everyday paranormal occurences that I encounter.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I was 8 years old.

What is one interesting fact about you: I own a Ouja Board and it has been passed down from my Great-Great Grandmother.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: Some questioned that I have wanted answered for a very long time...also to help figure out why certain things happen- where, when, & what...?

  Bill W. - Tech Manager
                                  bill@paranormal-research-of-illinois.com

Hobbies: I really enjoy playing musical instruments, I love the outdoors, and I am an avid reader.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I was a little guy.  A few past experiences have triggered my curiosity.

What is one interesting fact about you: I absolutely hate spiders.  If I have to though, I will squish them.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.:I I look forward to widening my perception in the paranormal realm and am hoping to understand the unexplainable and learn as much as possible from and with my team.

  Shayna - Investigator
Hobbies: Photography and Reading.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I was very young growing up.  It was believed my house was haunted.

What is one interesting fact about you: I am afraid of being alone during a thunderstorm.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: All the interesting facts I can learn about the paranormal.

  Luke - Investigator-In-Training
Hobbies: Judo, Hieke Ryu Jujitsu, Chicago Bears, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: It has fascinated me for as long as I can recall.  I only became interested in investigating it when my wife said I needed to find a hobby.

What is one interesting fact about you: I am pretty open with my life.  I was scared to death of Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street until I was 15.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: I hope to learn if there is really something out there.  With the right amount of editing any result is possible on those TV shows.

  Bobbie - Investigator-In-Training
Hobbies: Making Jewelry.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since birth...I have always been interested.

What is one interesting fact about you: Well...I am half Cuban.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.:I Whatever I can learn would be great.

  Cyndy - Investigator-In-Training
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  Chris - Investigator-In-Training
Hobbies: Horses.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: My whole life.

What is one interesting fact about you: My world revolves around horses and I work at a therapeutic horse ranch.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.:I Everything I can about the paranormal.

  Andy - Investigator-In-Training
Hobbies: Acting and playing video games on my Wii.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: I have been interested for quite awhile now; ever since I had my own personal experience a couple of years ago.  After my Grandma died, I became further interested.

What is one interesting fact about you: I am also an actor and have been in about 7 shows since the 7th grade.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.:I I want to learn more about the paranormal and maybe what is after death.

  Mia - PRI Mascot
Hobbies: Running, playing catch, chasing cats.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: I have always liked to bark at nothing and Chad keeps asking if I am barking at ghosts!  So to answer your question...since I was a young pup.

What is one interesting fact about you: I believe myself to be the greatest lap dog in the world and I love watching the Dog Whisperer.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: Did Lassie or Rin Tin Tin go to heaven or are they still here with us?

PRI Family Members


FOREST CITY PARANORMAL SOCIETY
 Bill "Deuce" Rose - President / CoFounder
Hobbies: video games, fishing, sports that include not doing anything physical, playing practical jokes on friends, movies, nature, Sociological topics (conflict), history, genealogy, Native American studies.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I remember having nightmares when I was little.

What is one interesting fact about you: I witnessed a UFO. I was a trained weather spotter and member of Civil Air Patrol. What I witnessed was not man-made nor naturally occurring phenomena in the sky.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I would like to gain lasting friendships, hear different views about the afterlife, and share a drink or two over scientific and philosophical debates on the paranormal

 Aaron - Tech Specialist / CoFounder
Hobbies: Love to watch movies, water sports, wakeboarding, science (Biochem), technology.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I can remember…

What is one interesting fact about you? I can juggle.

What do you hope to learn or have learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I hope to learn more about my spiritual relationship with God.

 Sarah - Wicca / Occult Specialist
Hobbies: A little bit of everything. Rock climbing, scuba diving, camping. Of course these all depend on time and money. I am also involved in animal rescue (RRUS), various construction projects around the house and rental property, reading, and too many other things to begin to list.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Pretty much all my life.

What is one interesting fact about you: I love thunderstorms!

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I would like to widen my awareness of the paranormal and try to understand the unexplainable as much as possible.

 Mike - Wicca / Occult Specialist
Hobbies: Rock climbing, scuba diving, metal and wood working, creating Halloween props and scaring the Hell out of people.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Ever since I was a kid, it grew to investigating urban legends in high school, and progressed from there.

What is one interesting fact about you: I love the smell of burning leaves, the sound of a chainsaw, a blood curdling scream on a cool October night.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I want to learn more about things that go bump in the night, the afterlife and whatever else comes my way.

 Sara - EVP Specialist / HSP / PRI Liason
Hobbies: I love riding horses and have switched from Hunters to Dressage! I also love writing, camping, canoeing, body surfing, basically anything outdoors.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: For as long as I can remember... I have always been aware I could sense or feel things and I don't really remember a time I wasn't curious.

What is one interesting fact about you: I have an absolutely. mind-bendingly irrational fear of aliens. While I desperately want to know if they are real or not (I think they might be), I NEVER want to meet one. They scare me to death! Ghosts, however, don't. Weird.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I really want to be scienfitic in our research. Feelings and sensations are great, but I really want to find more concrete evidence in our search. I'd love for it to someday be considered with the "hard" sciences (Biology, physics, etc). I want to always keep learning, having experiences, and definately meeting good friends.

 Tashana - HSP / Case Manager
Hobbies: listening to music, watching scary movies, cooking, reading and learning about anything new and interesting.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: I have been interested in the paranormal before I even knew what the word meant. That has only gotten stronger as I have gotten older due to experiences.

What is one interesting fact about you:
One interesting fact is that I have one eye that is two colors, naturally.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS:I can't really pin down one thing I want to learn from F.C.P.S./ P.R.I. because I want to learn as much as possible . But I do hope that we can prove that this type of investigation deserves to be taken seriously.


 Whitney - Investigator
Hobbies: video games, reading, watching action movies, researching historical stuff.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: Since I was a kid--Halloween has always been my favorite holliday.

What is one interesting fact about you: I quietly judge people and Bill thinks I am fantastic. (Whitney is super shy and quiet).

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I./FCPS: I'd like to make more friends with similar interests and I'd love to have some genuine paranormal experiences :)



HONORARY
  Ecktor
Hobbies: What aren't my hobbies?  Music!  I play piano, sing, draw, read (I have to have at least 3 books at a time to read), act, collect swords/blades, and there is more I just can't think of them.

How long have you been interested in the paranormal: I have been interested in the paranormal since I was about 14.  I grew up with it since birth since my grandmother had a gift, but I didn't start delving into it until I was 14.

What is one interesting fact about you: Wow...I actually don't know!  I don't keep secrets and I'm honest..everyone I know pretty much knows all of me.

What do you hope to learn or have you learned from P.R.I.: I hope to be able to understand hands on investigations as opposed to theory and just reading about it or seeing it on TV.  I also want to be able to understand the afterlife a little more, even if it is just a fragment of what it is completely composed of.