1. Lisa Lee Harp
Waugh - The One And Only Great American
I met Lisa Lee Harp Waugh from Marshall,
Texas over 18 years ago. And I was
truly amazed by her incredible powers
to speak to ghosts from the instant
we met. This great Texan gal sure
can call up ghosts trough her many
Necromantic rituals and carry on conversations
that will certainly blow any paranormal
Waugh learned her ability to contact
the dead at an early age. Secretly
she and a close friend or two would
call up the many lost souls that haunt
Longview and Marshall, Texas and Louisiana
"I see ghosts very clearly ,"
Says Waugh. But until a Necromancer
from Galveston , Texas named Freebird
taught her the procedures of Necromancy
and the elaborate rituals she could
not hear them. "For many years
their voices were silent to me."
Now I speak to the dead daily. And
I hear every word they say, "states,
Waugh's web site also features many
the dead give her concerning world
events, and current affairs. Waugh
is the founder of The American Ghost
Hunters Society www.ghosthuntersofamerica.com.
I have heard Waugh speak to ghost.
She talks them like she is speaking
to another person in the room. The
answers she tells me the ghosts she
contacts is telling her is very astounding.
2. Mickey Of Miami
She belly Dances, Read Tarot Cards
and is proficient in Astral Projections.
Miami's Queen of the Tarot has had
many strange encounters with real
ghosts over the years. She has investigated
haunted houses, Haunted New Orleans,
Mardi Gras Parades, and the many,
many spirits and spooks that haunt
Miami, Florida. mickeyofmiami.com
At one time Mickey of Miami was part
of a the American Ghost Hunters inner
circle, a private closed paranormal
group that held nightly seances to
talk to spirits and paranormal entities
And seek out hauntings that would
scare the daylights out of anyone
that has ever hunted for real ghosts.
Mickey of Miami was their test sensitive.
The group also had a well Know New
Orleans socialite witch who did many
incantations and had a an affair with
a dead mans ghost, A trance medium,
The famous Jean "Tootsie"
Guinot a relations to the famous Louis
Prima, "Tootsie" Guinot's
father was a well known medium from
St. Bernard who actually had a solid
oak table chase him out of a house.
Melinda Hymel, A New Orleans girl
with a way of attracting the paranormal
to the nth degree. If Hymel was around
things happened, from poltergeist
activity to full body apparitions.
Hymel also claims that ghosts paid
her rent and made her do all the strange
things she did. The last member was
a hairstylist Marilyn Bucquart a lady
who she and her family had, had many
brushes with the Devil. She says she
left the group because she had a experience
that shook her for life!
Mickey Of Miami's research with
this group led me to finding out the
very real side of what ghosts and
specters or capable of doing. The
group held seances, tested out Ouija
boards, called up demons and the usual
things any group of paranormal ladies
would do over the weekend.
The many seances somewhere in the
100's that I attended had some really
strange phenomena going on. From a
sofa with 3 large people sitting on
it floating in mid air. To actual
verbal communications with voices
and strange faces appearing in dark
rooms. Each time all this happened
at different peoples homes. The experiments
to talk to the dead went on where
ever this group went. From glasses
and plates being flung around them
in haunted New Orleans restaurants
and bars. I also witnessed ashtrays
exploding in front of Mickey Of Miami
A new member to their group , I'll
call her Big Debbie because I don't
Know her last name joined the group.
She stayed with the group for only
two nights on the third night she
quit. I caught up with her few years
latter in Arkansas I asked her why
the quick departure, she said ...
" What they do is real and I
did not want to see anymore!"
The Seances that where going on or
legendry in a few select paranormal
investigators minds. I may get in
trouble with a few of them for mentioning
this but if the paranormal world greats
would come forward and tell of their
attendances at these late night excursions
into the unknown many peoples beliefs
would really be shaken.
Mickey held these seances from 1976
to 1990 for 7 nights a week. Many
of whom attended were a few soon to
be famous Paranormal Investigators
of today. All sworn to secrecy about
these strange paranormal adventures.
This is why so many today respected
GHOST HUNTER - PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS
are very careful about what they say
concerning the goings on's, they experienced
for themselves first hand with Mickey
Through Mickey's life have passed
many well known individuals. Their
problems are more paranormal then
normal. Mickey reads and helps for
those that are plagued with not to
common of lives. " These people
come to me because for some reason
God wants me in their lives,"
Personally I know for a fact Mickey
Of Miami lived in a funeral home for
a time. Her Grand Father was one of
the first Embalmer- Morticians in
New Orleans and he once worked in
the funeral home that is the Haunted
Mortuary in New Orleans. I had investigated
the claims with her that her grand
Father was haunting the building in
the 1980's. In 1976 Mickey Of Miami
started reading cards professionally
at the insistence of her late husbands
With Mickey I also hunted for ghosts
in many cemeteries, homes and apartments
in Louisiana. She also claims to have
been present at many communications
with demons and devil's that afflict
Many Late nights Mickey held all
night Tarot Reading classes and seminars.
Her group produced many fine tarot
readers in the New Orleans Area. One
of which was Simon Louis Jennings,
Patty Cochran and Adelle Mullins was
one of her students at one time.
Mickey's family tree heritage also
goes back to the great Voodoo Queen
3. Mister X
Mister X is a psychic, The man whose
name I cannot mention exposed me to
the world of all that is strange and
otherworldly. From a life changing
encounter with the devil himself.
I would have put him in the number
one spot but if you knew all that
was Mister X then you'd agree I am
safe putting him here.
If Words are Magic and what ghosts
are made of and what I write makes
things paranormal happen then... Enough
4. Karen Panayotopolous
I would say Karen Panotouplosous
Considers herself one of the most
haunted people in America. A self
styled 56 yr old paranormal Rock N'
Roll Female version of Keith Age.
I have known Karen Panayotopolous
since the early 1980's and have to
say Age stole her look. This lady
has sought out ghosts to the extreme.
Traveling all across the United States
and Canada following what ghosts have
told her to do.
She has had a more then normal paranormal
life. From constant contact from her
dead husband to marrying a man and
never seeing him again since the honeymoon,
and that was well over 20 years ago.
Panayotopolous does not claim to
be psychic. She is a occultist white
wiccan who is haunted by ghosts of
animals, people and the otherwise
shadow people that many claim to photograph.
If it happens to someone It probably
has happened to Panayotopolous first.
Ask her anything about her life and
there is a ghost involved somewhere
in the story. Phone calls from the
dead asking her out on a date. Late
night chit- chats with Janis Joplin.
Astral excursions to visit close friends
who actually see her.
Panayotopolous has owned haunted
mirrors and many haunted items. A
devote Voodooist and Wiccan Queen
she has often spoken to many voodoo
graveyard spooks and specters over
She openly professes to having sex
with a real ghost. Dancing, dining,
borrowing money from the dead... Karen
has by her word say's she has. And
if you investigate her for yourself
you might just find out some of her
claims are truer then true. She claims
to have had sodomy in cemetery with
a particular ghost on more then one
occasion. When I asked her why did
she keep going back to this particular
cemetery everyday? Panayotopolous
said because she wanted to prove to
herself it was really going on.
Panotouplosous has many gifts that
come to her from the dead. Jewelry,
clothes, books paintings to teddy
bear. All these have come to her through
paranormal means she claims.
On more then one occasion she tells
of ghost saving her life. Many nights
she would wait on a lone bus stop
at between 2 - 3:AM. The bus stop
actually in front of a cemetery. She
also claims to have carried on long
conversations with these spirits and
a few actually caught the bus home
with her and visited.
Panotouplosous has been hunting ghosts
since 1973. She has hunted for Grunch
(New Orleans own version of the Chupacabra),
The Devil Baby and New Orleans Lost
Panotouplosous was a member of Onieda
Toups the witch queen of New Orleans
witches secret inner circle coven.
The Inner New Orleans Witches Circle
consisted of Toups her husband, Panotouplosous
and two others I cannot name.
A personal close friend of Toups
she was the one that pushed her into
openly telling the world she was a
witch and helping her charter the
Religious Order of Witchcraft in New
Panotouplosous also has stigmata
each Easter season, and also has been
known to be possessed by ghosts for
several days or weeks at a time.
5. Yvonne Brown
If you want to know how a ghosts
smells ask Brown. Scared disfigured
and died on the operating table from
a chemical accident, Brown now can
smell a real ghost.
The strange smells she was told by
a doctor was strange in itself. Brown
could not smell taste speak for almost
two years. Then one day it all came
back. Brown said everything smelled
normal but all of a sudden she would
smell the smell of gingerbread, gasoline
and airplane glue all at once. Her
dogs would go wild for no reason and
bark at thin air as if something invisible
stood in front of her and them. She
could smell it and follow it as it
moved through the room. the dogs would
turn and bark in the direction of
Some people claim to smell perfume
or flowers or cigar smoke, things
like that, when a real ghost is near.
In the Photo above Yvonne Brown tells
fellow Ghost Hunter Raul John Gonzalez
to sniff the air for the presence
of a ghost that she can smell.
The Full Story here!
6. Kathy Rebecca
This lady had a story for everyday
of the week. Was she nuts? Did Ghosts
push her over the edge?
Johns' had many stories from the
usual tale of smells and strange sounds
in every home she lived in. She often
spoke of apparition of the dead appearing
at the foot of her bed. For many years
she spoke to no one of her haunted
One day the ghosts she said started
telling her strange things to tell
other people. She would walk up to
total strangers and deliver messages
to them from their dearly departed
family and friends. She then made
it her life mission until she died
a few years ago to let everyone she
came in contact with know that there
is an afterlife.
Johns' would often tell those that
ghost told her to speak to about what
their heaven was like or why they
were hanging around haunting them.
The main reason for so many earthbound
ghosts she would say is not unfinished
business. It was because they wanted
to finish out the life they had.
Johns also stated many times that
evil ghosts of really wretched people
often would speak to her tell her
to go out and commit their crimes.
She even believed she was getting
possessed by them and would have many
blackout periods where she could not
account for her actions.
Johns sought out mental as well as
Spiritual help in trying to quiet
the many voices she heard and apparitions
she saw. But none stopped the paranormal
from invading her life. She considered
all that she experienced as a curse
until the day she died.
Johns always said she would be on
the other side sooner then latter.
Her dead pets from childhood also
haunted her. She often said her house
was full of stray dead cats and dogs
not just her own.
Married several times in her life
at least 5. Each of her marriages
broke up because as she stated. "The
Ghosts wanted her to themselves."
I guess none of her ex- husbands could
deal with her daily paranormal encounters.
Two of her Ex's say they were really
frightened and in their words seen
and heard things. The others basically
wrote her off as nuts.
7. Eric Schubert
This man talked to the dead just
like you are I would converse. Was
he crazy? Well, maybe a tad. Schubert
had many dream that all came true.
He used to write them down and and
let my brother read them. And in my
brothers words they were either self
fulfilling prophecies or really paranormal
The man said ghosts would tell him
answers to anything that he asked.
From what the weather would be to
who would win a race at the Fairgrounds.
(Too bad the Louisiana lottery wasn't
around at the time).
Schubert often spoke of a ghost that
visited with him daily. He often said
the ghost would go around through
his neighborhood and report back to
him what was going in and filling
him in on all the gossip.
Schubert also often spoke of the
many ghost dogs and cats he would
come in contact with. He also would
tell of seeing ghosts everywhere he
looked. Often he would tell me of
his beliefs that he was crazy and
all the ghosts he saw were not real.
But in a moment he would then say
if they are not real what is going
Schubert underwent several years
of psychiatric evaluation. All findings
said he was very intelligent the only
problem was he saw dead people and
was getting depressed over the fact
that he did.
To me Schubert proved that people
who deal with the paranormal on a
day to day basis sometimes can be
pushed over the edge with it. How
do you get people to believe what
you are saying and seeing to be real?
Schubert died from suicide in 1989
and many say he now haunts the house
where he once lived.
8. The LOAD, And
Bry, The Logrande Brothers
Sadly both the Logrande Brothers
have passed over. But many say they
are still haunted by them both. Both
brothers were heavily into drugs at
one time of their lives and through
their drug use both claimed they had
encountered the paranormal to degree's
that would defy explanation.
The older brother who died in 2004
had many paranormal experiences. From
being slapped by ghosts to even having
a ghost knock a tooth out of his mouth
in a man Vs. Ghost fist fight.
This guy was a commando ghost hunter
from the start. During the 1980's
to August 29th 2005 many new Orleanians
were never shy about their encounters
with ghosts, Devil's, Spirits or spooks.
I guess New Orleanians live between
the paranormal lines where the veil
is it's most thinnest. Logrande or
Load as we called him had many encounters
with angry evil ghosts and demons.
If a ghost wanted to kick someone's
ass, poke somebody in the eye, or
punch you in the gut Load Logrande
was the man who had it happen to him.
Load was bitten, scratched cut and
even a bone or two broken by real
His brother Bry was one that saw
ghosts when he was not under the influences
of drugs or alcohol. Bry Logrande
told me he did these things to make
his life like any others. When he
was stone cold sober he says he would
see ghosts around him doing things
from the mundane to actual sexual
acts. Bry committed suicide in 1990.
Load died of a hear attack in 2003.
9. The Late Judy Root
I call her my best ghost hunting
friend Dead or Alive! Judy Root Serpas
was a Lady born in Topeka, Kansas.
She grew up in Houston, Texas went
to school in Canada And married a
man and lived in New Orleans all her
She married into a family where paranormal
was a normal way of life. Her nephew
was a famous New Orleans Psychic,
her husband was a born with a veil,
and had many strange paranormal encounters
with ghosts as a New Orleans policeman.
I attended many seances with Serpas.
She was in group that explored ghosts
in New Orleans Cemeteries at night
with a group of 5 other people. This
was going on in the early 1970's.
By the time I met her in the 1980's
she was exploring haunted houses.
Serpas Husband Joseph died in 1991
his ghost came back and helped her
from the other side. He became her
spirit guide and told her of many
pitfalls along the way.
After his death Serpas went to work
for New Orleans Charity hospital.
She said in her own words many times
" Want to see a real ghost or
encounter one go to Charity Hospital
their are more dead people there then
Sadly Judy Root Serpas died in 1999
from cancer. Her psychic nephew woke
up one morning hearing a voice say
"Judy's Dead"! Because of
this he called her to warn her three
days prior to her death and asked
her if she was prepared to go. Judy
was dying of cancer that she got from
a railroad car derailment and explosion
of toxic chemicals. Judy being who
she was said she understood and thanked
him for being understanding of her
problems with ghost overt the years.
She told him that her dead ex niece
in Law Sandy Serpas had come to her
in a dream and told her that she would
be with her Wednesday. This was on
a Monday. Judy was found dead on a
10. Rich Fortune
- The Bat Man
Just recently over the phone from
California I met a nice guy seeking
help for one of the strangest problems
I have ever come across. His concern
as that his problem was of a paranormal
and not just years of coincidences.
So I set up a date to meet up with
one day in Las Vegas.
"Since I was 5 years old my
momma use to tell me that many fortunes
tellers had told her I would be born
with the mark of the bat on me.".
Says Rich Fortune. " I have always
been haunted by bats where ever I
go or live they find me!" "
I just went out bought a house plant
for my apartment." I picked what
I thought was the prettiest the store
had to offer." brought it home
and out flies a live bat then another."
This is not the first time this has
happened to Fortune, His entire life
is one story after another how bats
happen to find him. Lisa Lee Harp
Waugh the American Necromancer caught
up with Fortune to get him to contact
me. The day she went to his apartment
he demonstrated to her the fact that
bats search him out. Waugh tells of
how he opened his patio door and in
minutes 8 live bats flew into the
I met Fortune recently in a Las Vegas
hotel where he demonstrated his strange
gift. We walked pass a large flower
arrangement on a floor in the hotel
where Fortune did not know I was taking
him when suddenly, out of a fresh
floral arrangement flew a bat it circled
him 9 - 12 times then flew back into
the arrangement where he retrieved
it from for the photos.
I then took him by car
to a location he did not know I was
taking him. As we drove into the desert
several bats began to fly along side
the vehicle. I had seen enough. I
turned around and drove him back to
the hotel. I may investigate this
further one day. I guess you just
get to the point when seeing it once
is enough to substantiate your beliefs.
But who am I to tell him it's a paranormal
thing or not!
All these people listed
above have had what many may call
over the top paranormal experiences.
But as an investigator these claims
are worth investigating. If you write
people off as crazy because they say
these things are happening to them
then you will never be a good ghost
You need to listen to
these people. Try to see what they
see or hear what they hear. You can
laugh but you know it's true. And
those Ghost Hunters like myself who
know these Paranormally haunted people
will tell you many of them are telling
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activities, the occult and hauntings
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in and conducted large-scale location
hauntings and recently has shifted
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Gina’s paranormal studies stem
from several childhood experiences
with the unknown including witnessing
full body apparitions and clairaudient
encounters with deceased relatives.
These experiences continued beyond
childhood and this is when Gina resolved
to learn as much as possible about
psychic and paranormal phenomenon
to determine what, exactly, was making
contact with her and with others who
claimed to have been contacted from
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