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2018 Expo Guest Speakers

Master of Ceremonies
for the past 7 years!

Heather Burton Amaro

Heather Burton Amaro


Alan Lowe

Author, Folklorist, Ghost Hunter & Producer

Speech Topic: Saturday & Sunday 

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

      Alan Lowe   

At an early age, Alan had experiences that defied explanation and compelled him to discover what lurked in the dark recesses of his home.  As a result, he has devoted himself to the pursuit of ghosts and a understand ding of the paranormal. He and his wife Angela are founders of the Spirit Seekers Paranormal Investigation, Research and Intervention Team. He is the author of,  "The Ghosts of Little Rock" and "Supernatural Arkansas: Ghost, Monsters and the Unexplained. Alan can be seen at Paranormal Expos and Conferences throughout the South, holding workshops and talking about his experiences.  He has appeared on television, radio and in print for the last decade, spinning stories and leading listeners into the dark haunted corners of his home state of Arkansas.  Alan has consulted on the television series, "A Haunting" for the Discovery Channel; and was recently a guest on the radio program "Tales from the South," a live presentation heard by over 30 million people in 17 countries.  His experience and down-to-earth, honest approach to paranormal research makes him one of the most popular speakers in the South. Alan's new project, Seekers, is a documentary written and directed by him about Ghost Hunter's in Arkansas, it was released in April, 2017.





Carol Pate


Speech Topic: Saturday & Sunday - Her Life As A Psychic

& Open Gallery Discussion

Saturday 3:45 p.m. - Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Carol Pate   Carol Pate


Carol Pate was born with psychic abilities. By the age of 12, she was working with law enforcement agencies in helping them solve cases of embezzlement, homicide and missing persons. She is now a licensed minister, a teacher and a practicing psychic counselor. Ms. Pate was chosen in 1991 as the top female psychic in the U.S. by Unicorn World Coordination and Tokyo Broadcast System in Japan. She has been featured in three international television documentaries and has worked with all facets of the media at local, state and national levels, as well as internationally. She has appeared as a guest expert on "The Geraldo Rivera Show" and has also appeared on "The Other Side", "Sightings", "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Beyond Chance". Most recent on MSNBC Abrahams Report", "Psychic Detectives" and "Larry King Live."  Through the University of Arkansas continuing education program, Ms. Pate taught her "ESP and the Paranormal" course for 5 years.  She continues to conduct private workshops and seminars on a regularly scheduled basis.  As time permits, she is available for speaking engagements at schools, colleges, churches and civic organizations.  Her private practice includes working with the public on multiple levels.  She has given thousands of personal readings utilizing her psychometric talent and other psychic abilities to offer counsel and advice in all areas of personal concern.  She has also worked with thousands of missing persons and murder cases with great success.

Carol Pate Psychic Center



Robert Swain

Bigfoot Field Researcher

Co-Founder of Arkansas Primates Evidence Society and Laughsquatch Cartoons

Director of Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers

Speech Topic: Saturday Only - Bigfoot In Arkansas &

Open Gallery Discussion

     Robert Swain

Robert Swain has had a life -long interest in the Sasquatch mystery.  He has been a field researcher since 2006, looking for Bigfoot primarily in the hills of Arkansas.  Robert is the artist of the Laughsquatch cartoons and is the author of, "Laughsquatch: Is In The Bag!" He is a regular speaker at Bigfoot conferences across the country and serves on the board of AIBR - Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers and is co-founder of APES - Arkansas Primate Evidence Society. 

Robert Swain


 Adrian & Tina Scalf

Founder's of River Valley Paranormal Research & Investigations, RVPRI

Speech Topic: Saturday - Hidden

Adrian's personal story about an demonic attachment from an investigation, letting the "would be" paranormal investigator know that there are dangers that come with investigating.

Speech Topic: Sunday- House Divided

Join Adrian & Tina as they discuss the haunting of their homes and what started it all it, "A House Divided."


Adrian and Tina Scalf     River Valley Paranormal Research & Investigations RVPRI 

Adrian Scalf and his wife Tina formed River Valley Paranormal Research & Investigations (RVPRI) in Fort Smith, Arkansas after experiencing paranormal activity in 2 of their homes.  As a lifelong non-believer in anything described as "paranormal," Adrian was convinced that he was wrong when he experienced an undeniable paranormal encounter in 1999.  With a firm Biblical perspective on the world and a foundation rooted in common sense, Adrian has made it his mission to help those who have no one else to turn too.  As someone who did not receive any support from his own church when he was in crisis he knows the importance of offering a spiritual perspective on paranormal experiences for those who placed their faith in God.  Adrian & Tina specialize in home investigations and over the years they have helped dozens of families through dark times, even when faced with personal risk.

Adrian & Tina have been featured on The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and in the movies Soul Catcher and The Unseen produced by paranormal filmmakers The Booth Brothers and Keith Age. They also can be seen on Amazon Prime.


Martha Hazzard Decker

East Texas Paranormal, Private Investigator, Author

Speech Topic: Saturday - How To Interview Like A Detective, Taking the Forensic Interview Into The Paranormal

Sunday - Writing And Getting Your Book Published

Paranormal Profiling       Martha Hazzard Decker

Martha Decker's been involved in investigating paranormal actively since 1999.  As a child, Decker
experienced a number of unexplained occurrences which triggered her long time interest in the unknown.  She retired in 2007 from law enforcement as assistant chief of police, negotiator, detective
and instructor.  She founded East Texas Paranormal in 2007.  Decker has 20+ years of professional experience as an investigator; criminally and civilly, also a writer and photographer.  Her first book,
Paranormal Profiling, was released in April 2014.  She is working on her second nonfiction book, Historical & Haunted Highway 80.  She received a first place Associated Press award for specialty reporting when she was a journalist.  Decker spent nearly seven years working with the State of Texas as a child death investigator until retiring in 2014. During that time she assisted with serious cases of abuse and fatalities of children along with speaking and training engagements, mentoring or attending
autopsies.  She is a process server and private investigator in Texas and specializes in case involving children and missing persons.  Decker is producing a web series - GI'S, I.N.C. or Granny Investigations that will debut summer of 2016.  Decker produced and directed several TV shows in the eighties before moving to east Texas.

Pat Fitzhugh

 Author, Researcher & Paranormal Adventurer

Speech Topic:  Saturday & Sunday - The Bell Witch

Author of,"The Bell Witch Haunting" the most terrifying legend in American history that happened 200 years ago.

  Bell Witch  Pat Fitzhugh  Bell Witch Full Account

Pat Fitzhugh became interested in the paranormal as a child.  he was seriously researching the paranormal by the age of 13, and went on his first ghost hunt 2 years later.  Along the way, he developed a keen interest in Tennessee's local legends, including the Bell Witch. As an adult, he has investigated some of America's most haunted locations.  A self-described "skeptical believer," Fitzhugh bases his investigations on scientific methods and harsh scrutiny of evidence.  In addition to conducting more than thirty investigations each year, he writes books, lectures at paranormal events and occasionally appears on paranormal-themed TV shows.

Spiritchaser Anita

Native American Medicine Woman & Seer

Speech Topic: Saturday and Sunday - 
Dangers In The Paranormal, From A Seer's Perspective

Spiritchaser anita

Spiritchaser Anita is a private investigator as well as a paranormal researcher and investigator.  She has been on Animal Planets "The Haunted," SYFY's "The Possessed and "Children of the Grave 2" and "Soul Catcher," Produced/Directed by the Booth Brothers.
She is known for her psychic abilities and has helped law enforcements solve missing persons and other cases.  She has been involved in over 200 paranormal cases.

Orville & Cheryl Murphy

Owners of Board Camp Crystal Mine
Mena, Arkansas

Speech Topic:  The Continued Strange Experiences at Board Camp Crystal Mine and their story featured on Josh Gates, "Expedition Unknown," along with MUFON. 

Orville & Cheryl Murphy

Board Camp Crystal Mine

Orville & Cheryl Murphy opened Board Camp Crystal Mine in 2012.  The mine is open to the public for old fashioned rock-hounding of quartz crystals.  Since February of 2017, the couple witnessed a mystifying light event in the mine, followed by other strange phenomena, caught on camera, including orbs and rock levitation!  This attracted the attention of MUFON and Josh Gates' Exhibition Unknown" on the Travel Channel.  To this day, the phenomena continues!  What is the cause? Crystal energy? Fringe science? Spirits? Aliens? And most recently, there is physical evidence of Bigfoot!  The Murphy's went public with their story, hoping to find answers for themselves, as well as for others. In addition to crystal digging, the Murphy's host the "UnXplained Tours" for the public to have an opportunity to experience some of the phenomena for themselves. For more information go to link below.

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