Q: Do you consider yourself a photographer, an author, or a paranormal investigator?….............................A: I consider myself a paranormal researcher first. After that, I’d say I’m a photographer, paranormal investigator, and author in that order. A paranormal researcher investigates (and questions) everything: property history, employee and eyewitness paranormal testimonies, media claims, ghost hunting equipment, nonbeliever explanations, paranormal author’s claims as well as the claims made by other paranormal investigators/teams. I’m definitely a researcher, which is a rare bird. It’s like being Mulder and Scully wrapped into one person. But one has to have that balance in order to separate folklore from fakelore. The main thing is to keep the history real. It helps to discern which ghost stories are credible and which ones aren’t. Researchers help owners understand their property more than investigators because their focus covers many facets (renovations, the financial ups and downs through decades of different owners, documented deaths, etc). Researchers are also very beneficial to investigators. The photos are fun and serve a unique purpose all their own, but I’ll have to write about that process in another post.👻👻👻 You can purchase HAUNTED BY HISTORY VOL 1 online at Bizarrela.com and Amazon. Hotels covered: Hotel del Coronado, Victorian Rose B&B, Julian Gold Rush Hotel, Mission Inn, Alexandria Hotel, Pierpont Inn, Banning House Lodge, and Glen Tavern Inn.