Paranormal Investigators coming to ESP19
Author of ten books on anomalous phenomena, physicist and researcher into all things supernatural, Larry Flaxman, is on a mission to inform, empower, and entertain those fascinated by the paranormal. His best sellers include: “11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities,” “The Grid: Exploring the Hidden Infrastructure of Reality,” and “Viral Mythology: How the Truth of the Ancients was Encoded and Passed Down through Legend, Art, and Architecture.” Flaxman continues to write ground-breaking books on cutting-edge research that leave readers, researchers, and reviewers open-mouthed in disbelief of the truth as it’s presented to them.
For nearly two decades, Flaxman has been actively involved in paranormal research and hands-on field investigation with a strong emphasis on attempting to apply the scientific method to unexplained phenomena. Flaxman is redefining the field of paranormal research with his focus on connecting quantum physics (specifically entanglement and the observer effect) to human consciousness via the use of “real-time” EEG analysis of the experiencer. He is the President and Senior Researcher of the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST) which has become one of the nation’s most respected paranormal research organizations.
Widely respected for his advances in the field, Flaxman has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Ghost Lab” as well as the History Channel’s popular show “Ancient Aliens”, and the History Channel special expose “Time Beings: Extreme Time Travel Conspiracies.”
Flaxman has appeared on hundreds of radio shows worldwide include Coast to Coast AM, The Shirley MacLaine Show, The Jeff Rense Show, X-Zone Radio, TAPS Family Radio, and Paranormal Podcast.
As a staff writer for Intrepid Magazine, Flaxman’s work appears regularly in TAPS ParaMagazine, Fate Magazine, New Dawn Magazine, and Phenomena Magazine. Flaxman is often called on to provide expertise for dozens of other publications including “The Times Herald News,” and the “Villager Online.”
Flaxman is the founder of The Bridge of Compassion Foundation, a nonprofit charity dedicated to bridging the gap between those in need and those with a compassionate heart willing to make a difference. Positively impacting and improving the quality of life for the homeless and indigent by providing basic human necessities. Delivered with compassion, dignity, and respect.
In his spare time Flaxman dabbles in screenwriting, with a paranormal horror thriller, 19 Hz, currently in development with Bruce Lucas Films, as well as a paranormal-related television series for the young adult genre in development.
Flaxman is an avid collector of all things unusual – whether it be historic antiquities, medical collectibles, funerary items, or even the completely bizarre, he likely has it in his collection! In fact, he maintains one of the largest collections of Pre-Columbian artifacts in the United States! Oftentimes you can find some really cool items for sale in his online shop as he clears space to make room for more!
A published author, accomplished researcher and investigator of the paranormal Realm for over 40 years, Dave Harkins brings his love of lost legends, history and the supernatural to almost every aspect of his life. Dave’s fascination with the paranormal started with childhood in Fresno, California as his family has always embraced the supernatural as his lineage stems from American Indian Ancestry including several American Indian Chiefs. David is a voting member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and holds true to many of the customs and beliefs of his ancestors. In 1980, Dave and some friends started up an occult bookstore in Fresno that is still in operation today.
After moving from Fresno back in early 1985 to the Ozark Mountains of south-central Missouri Dave immediately fell in love with not only the mountains themselves but the strange tales that shrouded them in mystery and legend. Tales of lost mines, buried treasure, ghosts, and cryptids were shared with him over the years by Ozarks natives and helped to form his ever-growing interest in researching the truth behind those stories. Forming several small informal paranormal groups in the 80’s and 90’s, Dave founded The Ozarks Paranormal Society in 2007 and later on co-founding the group, Infinity Paranormal Research. Dave devotes most of his free time into searching for answers as to whether life really continues after death and to find the truth behind the stories of various Ozarks legends.
According to Dave, “There is always a little bit of truth behind every ghost story or legend. The key is researching the story, finding the historical connections to it and proving that there really was a basis for the origin of the tale. That’s what makes it so interesting and drives me forward.”
His research has led to the authorship of “Haunted Graveyards of the Ozarks” published by the History Press as part of its Haunted America series; that book was later reviewed and accepted for inclusion into the Library of Congress based on its collected folklore and historical content.
In addition to researching and investigating both legends and the unexplained across the United States, Dave has been featured on radio, print and most notably he and the Ozarks Paranormal Society were featured on the Travel Channel show “Legends of the Ozarks” investigating the activity at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Missouri. David is also featured on a current Travel Channel show, “Mysteries of the Outdoors,” centered on the mysterious happenings surrounding the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.
Dave is also a Team Manager for the world-renowned TAPS Family. The TAPS group is based out of Rhode Island and has been investigating the paranormal for many years before starting the popular “Ghost Hunters” television show on the SyFy network.
Dave has always extended his quest for answers of the existence of the paranormal to many parts of Europe as well as the Indian subcontinent; the quest never stops for Dave, at least as long as there are answers to be had.
Author, researcher, investigator, and explorer of strange and lost legends; if it’s strange, weird or kind of scary, you can bet he’s probably interested in it. Bud has been researching the paranormal for over thirty-eight years and has investigated in both Europe and the United States. He is the founder of Backroads Paranormal, a group dedicated to investigating and researching historical sites, the co-founder of Infinity Paranormal Research, and the Co-Director of The Ozarks Paranormal Society.
Bud has been actively researching and writing for eight years and has written and published seven books, five of which were reviewed and accepted for inclusion into the Library of Congress based on their folklore and historical content. Those five books are the Haunted Natchez Trace, the Haunted Mississippi Gulf Coast, Haunted Baton Rouge, Haunted Northwest Arkansas, and Haunted Ft Smith and Van Buren. Additionally, Bud has two other books published, each the start of its own series. Ozarks Ghosts and Hauntings is the first book in America’s Ghosts series, and Lost Treasures of the Ozarks is the first book in America’s Lost Treasures series.
A lot of the content within his books is historical as it relates to the particular story or legend; you could say that he’s kind of a self-described “history geek” as it’s his opinion that each ghost story, each legend or strange occurrence, has its roots buried somewhere in historical fact. Researching the history behind the story gives us a better sense of why the legend or ghost sighting started in the first place and allows us to separate the fact from the fiction; hopefully, that will lead us down the twisting turning path to the truth. He will be the first to admit that he doesn’t always succeed at finding the source of the legend but he does have a damn good time trying.
Currently, Bud resides in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Southwest Missouri with his amazingly patient wife Jennifer, four great kids, and two Pitbulls named Dixie and Clyde.