Beth Brown is an award-winning author, speaker, and media presenter based in Richmond, Virginia.
She began investigating the paranormal in 1989 when a mentor sent her to interview the owners of a 250-year old home overflowing with reports of unexplained activity. Photographs and audio recordings made that day ignited her curiosity about life after death and set the wheels in motion for more than two decades of research.
In 2007, Beth founded the Virginia Society of Paranormal Education and Research (VASPER) to provide a venue for training, networking, and resource-sharing for paranormal investigation teams throughout the region. She is a Professional Member of the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC, and is currently conducting ongoing experiments with real-time spirit communication.
Beth is the author of several books about paranormal investigation and paranormal phenomena, including Conducting a Paranormal Investigation – a Training Guide and Haunted Plantations of Virginia, winner of the Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award.
Her decades of field study at Civil War battle sites helped her to earn the reputation as the foremost expert on the topic of trauma haunts. Beth’s research of some of these historic locations is summarized in her books Haunted Battlefields: Virginia’s Civil War Ghosts and the forthcoming More Haunted Battlefields.
From September, 2008 until February, 2011, Beth hosted The Paranormal View, a controversial talk radio program featured on CBS Radio. She is the co-creator, co-host, and producer of Full Spectrum Radio for PsiFM Australia and syndicated around the world.
Beth has served as a paranormal consultant to several media outlets, including A&E Network, CBS, PBS, and Travel Channel. She appeared as a judge in multiple episodes of the Travel Channel series “Paranormal Challenge” with Zak Bagans, and was featured as the paranormal liaison in the pilot episode of the Bio Channel series “Celebrity Ghost Hunt” with psychic Chip Coffey.
Author & Presenter
Learn about battlefield haunts of the Southeast, including many lesser-known but intense paranormal hotspots. Find out how to investigate these locations safely and legally while capturing great results. (1 hour)
This lecture provides a comprehensive look back at the history and study of poltergeist activity. A special focus on the Enfield Poltergeist and the tragic case of Tina Resch offer attendees examples of ongoing scientific research of kinetic haunts. (1 hour)
Discover the methods used to elicit messages from the spirit world and how to capture those messages with various audio recording devices. Identify false positives, learn the varying classifications of electronic voice phenomena, and hear real examples of EVP from paranormal field investigations. The workshop demonstrates use of the software program Audacity and its value to the researcher in analyzing recorded audio data. (1 hour)
Learn about Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC) and how this controversial method of spirit communication uses electronic devices to try and create a bridge between our world and others. (1 hour)
Find out everything you need to know to conduct your first paranormal investigation. This workshop provides a step-by-step look at how to secure a site and obtain permission to investigate, which type of equipment provides more bang for your buck, where to properly set up that equipment for best results, and how to collect and analyze data. (90 minutes)
Discover the common mistakes that paranormal enthusiasts make during investigations that can compromise your results while also jeopardizing your health and safety. (1 hour)
This lecture illustrates the history and practice of Hoodoo, a folk religion unique to the United States. Learn how Hoodoo differs from Voodoo and why the two are often confused. A spotlight on rootwork in pop culture offers attendees a glimpse of how this mysterious tradition has influenced and infiltrated American life. (45 minutes)
Beth Brown has been delivering engaging and informative presentations and workshops since 2007.