Speaker Bio's Below
ALL speakers are included with your paid admission into OSR, including the celebrity Q&A's
SATURDAY MAY 22, 2021
12:00 pm - Adam Bonnett - "Putting the Para in Paranormal"
1:00 pm - Mike Ricksecker - "What Are Shadow People?"
2:00 pm - Eric Altman - "Bigfoot 101: Getting to Know Squatch"
3:00 pm - Amy Bruni & Adam Berry Q&A
4:00 pm - Ghost Brothers Q&A
SUNDAY MAY 23, 2021
12:00 pm - Sherri Brake - "Haunted Prisons and Asylums"
1:00 pm - Mark Nesbitt - "Hidden, Haunted, Hotspots in Gettysburg"
2:00 pm - Ben Hansen Q&A
3:00 pm - Dave Schrader Q&A
Speakers, topics and times are subject to change without notice
Adam Bonnett isn't just any paranormal investigator! What makes him unique? He’s in a wheelchair. Rather than discouraging him, his condition forces him to develop creative alternatives to achieve his goals. Often considered a “rolling trigger object”, he uses his unique situation as an advantage when investigating. His creation, a wheelchair bound ghost named Glider, not only represents him and others with disabilities, but also remains a symbol that there are no limitations to those who truly believe.
Adam has been a guest on numerous radio shows such as: Paranormal Experience, Scarefest Radio, Sunday Night Dead, Americas Most Haunted, Dead Air Paranormal and more… And a guest speaker at many East and West Coast conventions including, Dead Winter Con, Ohio Paranormal Gathering, Scarefest, Hillview Manor Hill Con, Enigamacon, Grave City Paracon, Preston Castle Paracon and many more.
He hopes to continue raising awareness and showing the world that anything is possible. Check out more about Adam at .
Mike Ricksecker is the author of the historic paranormal books Ghosts of Maryland, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, Campfire Tales: Midwest, Ghostorian Case Files: Volume 1, and the Encounters With The Paranormal series. He has appeared on multiple television shows and programs as a paranormal historian, including Animal Planet’s The Haunted, Bio Channel’s My Ghost Story, and Russia’s Mysteries of Mankind, Fox 5 News (Washington DC), Fox 25 News (Oklahoma City), ABC 3 News (Virginia Beach), Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory, and he produces his own Internet shows Ghosts and Legends, Paranormal Roads, and Friday Night Ghost Frights. On Tuesday nights, he hosts The Edge of the Rabbit Hole Livestream Show and Inside the Upside Down on the Haunted Road Media YouTube channel. Haunted Road Media is also his own paranormal and supernatural publishing company representing a number of paranormal authors.
Mike’s historic paranormal articles have been published in The Baltimore Sun, Paranormal Underground Magazine, and he wrote an Oklahoma City paranormal column for Examiner.com (2010 – 2014). His work has also been featured in The Oklahoman, The Frederick News Post, Marshall University’s The Parthenon, and Louisiana State University’s Civil War Book Review.
Additionally, Mike is an Amazon best-selling mystery author with two entries to his Chase Michael DeBarlo private detective series, Deadly Heirs and System of the Dead. With over 25 years of involvement in the paranormal, Mike serves as a paranormal investigator and “Ghostorian” with Society of the Haunted and regularly travels to speak about the paranormal and writing.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mike is a father of four and is an avid baseball fan.
Eric Altman is a Cryptozoologist, specializing in researching the Bigfoot/Sasquatch with a combined 40 years of study and field research of the phenomenon. He is a well-respected field investigator, contributing author, Founder and Director of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Eric was also the host and co-founder of Beyond the Edge Radio, a live weekly radio program covering a variety of paranormal and fringe topics from 1997 to 2019.
Eric has been actively investigating cases and sighting claims dating back to 1997. He has investigated and or assisted in investigating over 250 cases of Bigfoot sightings, encounters and claims in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Eric was an organizer of the East Coast Bigfoot Conference from 2000 to 2011. Beginning in 2016 he organized and hosted the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure, an annual charity fund raising event which has successfully concluded its third year in 2019.
Eric is a much sought-after public speaker on Bigfoot and other Cryptids for over 21 years. He has lectured and presented across the country dating back to 2000. Eric has been featured in multiple documentaries, films and television programs about Bigfoot. The most recent TV programs where he was featured in were the Travel Channels “Paranormal Declassified,” and Discovery Plus “Fright Club.” He has written for and contributed to several books and articles on the subject. Eric has been interviewed on countless national radio and internet podcast interviews and has appeared in newspaper articles and other forms of print media. To learn more about Eric, visit his websites . https: and https:
You can find him on social media on Instagram and on Facebook at
Sherri Brake is a para-historian and author of 8 books on haunted history including "The Haunted History of the Ohio State Reformatory", "The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary" and "The Haunted History of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum."
Besides conducting Ghost Hunting 101 classes and private ghost hunts at the Ohio State Reformatory she also owns Haunted Heartland Tours, has investigated the paranormal for over 30 years and leads tours/ghosthunts across the country and in Ireland and Scotland.
Mark Nesbitt is best known for his ghost stories associated with Gettysburg, virtually every battlefield—large and small—has its share of lingering spirits. In researching his book “Civil War Ghost Trails,” Mark visited all the major battlefields of the Civil War collecting ghost stories and conducting paranormal field investigations.
Using these stories, as well as photographs and audio recordings of the disembodied voices of those no longer with us, Mark will present his evidence for the existence of ghosts in Gettysburg and beyond.
Mark Nesbitt was a National Park Service Ranger/Historian for five years at Gettysburg before starting his own research and writing company. Since then he has published more than 30 books, including the national award-winning Ghosts of Gettysburg series. His stories have been seen on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and numerous regional television shows and heard on Coast to Coast AM, and regional radio. In 1994, he created the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours(R) and in 2006, the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours.