Dr. Brian D. Parsons is the Director of Ghost Help (formerly Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network) and has been investigating ghostly claims since 1996. He has also studied under the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual for the various aspects of UFO investigations and is a current member of MUFON as well as the Cleveland UFOlogy Project. He has been a freelance cryptid researcher and investigator studying various cases in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society and has also been associated with the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society.
In March of 2014 Brian became the Executive Director of ParaNexus. He joined ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association in 2009 to help in the cause of creating a professional collection of like minded anomalous researchers to help educate the public and each other about various aspects of research and investigation methods of the various fields. During his time at ParaNexus he served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Director of Research, and the Anomalous News Coordinator.
Brian has written five books, "Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator or Ghost Hunter: How to Become a Successful Paranormal Group" as well as a companion book, " Betty's Ghost: A Guide to Paranormal Investigation", and follow-up exploring more concepts in paranormal group operation "Handbook for the Amateur Paranormal Investigator II: The Art and Science of Paranormal Investigation" . His fourth book, "The "E4" Method: Breaking the Mold of Paranormal Investigation" looks at his unique methodology of client-centered investigation that utilizes a skeptical foundation, psychology, advanced interviewing skills, parapsychology, spiritualism, as well as the "Ghost Excavation" methodology created by John Sabol. It breaks the mold of the current basic methods of looking for ghosts and chasing shadows and instead looks at how to help the client as well as have them help you create repeatable spontaneous events in a specific way. His latest effort, "Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist" examines the field of cryptozoology with a critical and balanced approach. It reviews the basics any person needs in order to become a successful researcher and field investigator in the field of cryptozoology. Brian holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science, is an ordained minister, and is a state licensed wedding officiant in the state of Ohio. He is also a public speaker appearing at various paranormal conferences, conventions, library, and other public and private speaking engagements. He is also the host of the Paranormal News Insider heard live on WCJV Digital Broadcasting every Tuesday night from 7-8 PM eastern.
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