Midwest Ghost Society
I have been interested in the paranormal for as long as I can remember. I gained much of my love for the unknown from my dad, and enjoyed watching TV shows like NOVA and In Search Of... with him (wow, really dating myself). I, as well as many of my family members have had paranormal or just unexplainable experiences, increasing my curiosity. This has lead me to read countless books and watch all of the TV shows on ghosts and paranormal activity. I am looking forward to learning about ghost hunting with the Midwest Ghost Society, and while I do not know if the paranormal will ever be decisively proven, I do know that I believe.
My name is Dan and I have had experiences with the paranormal going back to my childhood. Many of the memories and experiences of that time have been suppressed over the years but since graduating college, I have worked in several places (including one currently) which were / are haunted. I have been curious about the paranormal for years and was able to do my first "professional" ghost hunt in Gettysburg, PA in July 2015. The results my family and I found were very encouraging. Several days later, at Antietam, MD, we had an experience which shook us to the core and made me want to learn and do more to find out about the spirit world. The memory of that trip still seems fresh in my mind today.
After a public investigation at the Sandwich Opera House in March 2017 with MGS in which I also got some excellent results, I decided then to want to pursue ghost hunting and paranormal investigating on a more dedicated level and looked for an opportunity to join with a ghost hunt group which, thankfully, is MGS. As a new member of the MGS team, I am anxious to learn and do more as resources allow. Since I am also a History major from college, I also hope to learn about the back story of locations and use that and any experiences I gain to learn more about the other side. My goal is to someday be able to develop a way to have a real-time conversation with residents of the spirit realm so that anyone can talk to departed family members like we have conversations normally. Being a member of MGS is a strong start in that direction.
Lead Team Researcher
Member since 10/2016
My name is Steve Bartel. I work as a mechanical designer in the aerospace industry. I also run Haunted Conover Square Ghost Tours as a hobby. I have been fascinated by the paranormal since a young age. Although I had never experienced anything first-hand, I was always riveted by the stories of those who had. Because of my engineering background and my love of science, what attracts me the most to paranormal investigating is the use of technology in collecting data.
Julie and Frank
Members since 3/2013
Member since 6/2012
I have always been interested in the paranormal. I spent many years watching all of the paranormal television shows. I have had many paranormal experiences in my life and am interested in learning more about the paranormal and helping others who are experiencing paranormal activity better understand what is happening. Forming and being a part of MGS has been one of the most rewarding experiences I could of ever asked for. My team is amazing and I look forward to working with each one of them every case. MGS has become like a second family to me and i'm proud to call them friends. Being a part of MGS has also allowed me to travel to some awesome historical locations and learn some very interesting facts about midwest history.
Founder and Case Manager
Member Since 12/2010
Investigator in training
Member since 04/2016
Member since 1/2017
Re Joined 5/2017
I have been fascinated by paranormal for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I listened to stories my dad told and watched all the scary movies with my mom and sisters. I have had some paranormal encounters throughout my life which I find fascinating. I wanted to join this group so I could learn more about paranormal investigation. I have met some amazing people through this group. One of the coolest parts is that I get to do all this with my sister who is one of my closest friends.
Hi, I'm Samantha. I got into the paranormal because of experiences I had when I was younger. There were things that have happened that got my interest, such as seeing things move on their own, shadow people and unexplained sounds. I'm a big fan of Ghost Lav and Ghost Hunters. I was honored to have met and investigated with the Klinge brothers once at an event. I love being on the team with the Midwest Ghost Society, they are like family.
I wanted to join the Midwest Ghost Society because I have always had an interest in the paranormal. I got interested in the paranormal because you get to channel in your sense of mystery and exploration and experiencing any activity would be amazing. I'm looking forward to learning as much as possible and working with an amazing group of people.
Investigating the paranormal fascinates me. Every time I experience the paranormal I want to learn more. I joined Midwest Ghost Society because of their approach to investigating and the great group of people.
Member since 3/2013
I have always been fascinated by the paranormal. Growing up I always had a book in my hand, learning anything I could about the paranormal. I wondered things such as is there life after death and can we communicate with the dead? Then all of these paranormal shows started showing on television and I wondered if I could do something like that. Then my sister told me about the Midwest Ghost Society and I called and talked to Michelle. I was a paranormal investigator before I knew it! MGS is the most amazing group of investigators that anyone could ever work with. Were like a family. Thank you Michelle for believing in me and making me a part of this wonderful group.
Member since 5/2011
Investigator in Training
Member since 2/2018
Investigator in Training
Member since 2/2018
My name is Christine Sledden. I grew up on ghost stories from my father. Ever since then, I had read and watched anything that had to do with ghosts. Right now, I'm following a dream. My other other hobbies are scrapbooking and card making. I also love camping and fishing with my husband, Michael.
Member since 07/2015
Member since 08/2015
Member since 11/2011