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John Cachel: I have been a member of the GRS since 1997 and have recently upgraded to a Lifetime Membership. I am interested in all aspects of the paranormal.




Rosemary Ellen Guiley:  She is one of the leading experts on the paranormal. She has been working in the field full time as an author, researcher and investigator since 1983, and has authored 42 books, including nine single volume-encyclopedias. Her work covers a broad range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics.  She makes numerous appearances on radio, television and in documentaries and lectures at conferences and colleges and universities.  Rosemary has been associated with the Ghost Research Society since the late 1980s and serves as their East Coast Area Representative. She lives in Connecticut. 

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Nancy Guss: They have been members since July 2006 and have always believed in ghosts. Dave seen what he thought was a ghost; once at Lithuanian National Cemetery in 1998 while cleaning the graves of kin buried there. His mother was also a witness. The apparition was in full dress uniform, an officer. He walked up to a grave, saluted, then just walked away.  The other encounter was at the Lincoln Theater in Decatur, Illinois with the GRS in October of 2007. The GRS are a great bunch of people and we are proud to be members of this group! Nancy is the Kentucky State Coordinator. Dave died in May of 2012.



Dale Kaczmarek: I am the President and Founder of the GRS and have been interested in ghosts since childhood. I have been actively researching the phenomena since 1975 and founded the GRS in 1977. I conduct Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc. haunted bus tours since 1982.  I am CEO of GRS Press producing high quality ghost books since 2004 and Executive Producer for GRS Productions. I believe I have seen many ghosts in the 40+ years that I've been involved in this field and have authored six books including, "Windy City Ghosts", "Windy City Ghosts II", "Field Guide to Spirit Photography", "Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights",  "Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques" and "Field Guide to Haunted Highways and Bridges".



Greg Kos: Iím retired from the US Postal Service and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. I am also a USCG Captain Masters grade.

The seed was planted in me at the age of ten on an adventure to Gettysburg. Ever since that day Iíve been curious about the paranormal. Over the years I tried to find out about the spirits without being criticized for asking questions about ghosts. I sort of reawakened in the late 70s after reading about ghosts in the Northwoods. I was very fortunate to meet Chuck Williams at a paranormal event in Lake Villa by Shadow Hunters this last winter.

My acceptance by GRS is very exciting and I feel at home!! It is exciting to be part of a very well-known group and a privilege to investigate under the guidance of Dale and all the great investigators of GRS.




George Martens: I have been with the GRS for over a year now. I find investigating claims of paranormal activity very interesting. I'm especially interested in the equipment used during investigations and I'm always on the look out for new and improved ways to capture evidence. I look forward to each investigation with the GRS and putting equipment to the test.





Vaune Martens: I joined GRS in January 2010.  I have been interest in the paranormal since I was a little girl and my aunt told me stories about the Ghost Indians that visited her at her farm near Starved Rock. Iíve spent a lifetime visiting ďhauntedĒ locations and collecting information both factual and fictional regarding the paranormal.  It was my quests for the facts that eventually lead me to Dale and his group. I purchased his books, took one of his tours & completed his on-line course on Ghost Hunting Techniques at IMU. I was so impressed with his straight forward, no nonsense approach, I knew I found a group of true investigators, not thrill seekers.  I was honored to become a member of this distinguished group and look forward to continuing my search for proof of the paranormal with them.



Barbara Meagher: I am a new member of GRS, and so excited to be able to expand my knowledge and be a contributing member of this group. I am a nurse and I have been interested in the paranormal as long as I can remember. My most memorable ghost encounter happened in the 1980ís. A co-worker of mine had died in a tragic accident, and several months after her death I saw her at the hospital and she even spoke to me.  It wasnít until a few minutes after the encounter that I realized she had been dead for several months.









Demaris Miles: I am a new member of GRS and inexperienced in the field of paranormal investigation. I am a skeptic by nature but the possibility of conducting scientific investigations into this unknown realm interests me. I am grateful to work with Dale and his team of investigators. 





Kathie Para: I have been interested in the paranormal for as long as I can remember. I have been actively investigating haunted locations for several years and I was happy to join GRS and be able to investigate with, and learn from, Dale and other well respected members of his group.

I am semi-retired and enjoy spending my time cooking, gardening, caring for my three parrots and ghost hunting.



Jim Piscopo: I've been a member since 2008 and although I have never seen any ghosts I have had some experiences in the past. Right now I just help with investigations however I can. In the future I would like to know more about the equipment and setting it up. I work as a line technician for DB Aviation in Waukegan, Illinois.





Marge Sucha: I am one of the newer members of GRS.  I had my first paranormal experience as a teenager and have been interested ever since.   About 3 years ago I started going on investigations and I am eager to learn all I can from others in this field. 






Stan Suho: I am a veteran member of the GRS and have been the GRS Electronics Expert since 1993. I have built a number of devices for the GRS including G.E.I.S.T., Negative Ion Detector, Geiger Counter, Cathode Ray Magnetometer, and train other GRS members in the use of old and new equipment whether at Bi-Monthly Meetings or OJT (on the job training).






Chris Wallbruch: I am a veteran member of the GRS and serve as the group's Corresponding Secretary (a title I also hold in at least four other organizations!) I am a middle school band director in Villa Park and can usually be found sitting on the floor during investigations, muttering to myself as I feverishly fill up notebooks with notes. In my spare time, I am an active volunteer at Cat Guardians and Feral Fixers (a non-for-profit organization promoting TNR in DuPage County) and can often be found at the horse barn riding Buck.






Mark Wallbruch: I serve at the group's Sergeant-At-Arms due to my imposing size and Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I am an engineering network technician at Comcast and I'm Stan Suho's right-hand man for electronics set-up during investigations. In my spare time, I am an active volunteer at Cat Guardians (a non-for-profit no-kill cat shelter in my home town). I also enjoy photography and I'm an avid traveler.






Sandra Weber: I am a new member of GRS and relatively inexperienced in the field of paranormal investigation, although I have had my own share of unexplained encounters with "something".  I bring to the group my enthusiasm about this great adventure into the realm of the unknown, as well as a healthy dose of skepticism about undocumented claims





Chuck Williams: I have been interested in the paranormal since childhood, but have been actively involved in the field since 2011.  As I grow older, I confront my own mortality, beliefs of religion, and is there an afterlife.  That is what drew me into this arena.  I am a skeptic by nature, and the scientific exploration of this field attracts me.  I am an avid researcher; chasing leads for investigations, scouring libraries and picking the brains of local historical societies, delving into the internet, but be warned! Anyone can post to the net, and you have to wade through urban legend, just plain ghost stories, misinformation, and misdirection!  Knowing history, and who these people were aids a great deal in knowing who we are looking for, what we can communicate about.
I am a RN by trade, and have worked in the Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency fields for 21 years.  I was drawn to GRS because of their longevity in the paranormal world, and hope to further my own knowledge from their years of experience!




Michael Wright: Have had an interest in the paranormal for quite a few years, after experiencing numerous unexplained occurrences decided to more actively pursue the field. Have gone on a number of investigations and have come to the realization that the more you research the more questions arise.  Am grateful to be able to do investigations with Dale and the GRS team. When not investigating I enjoy gardening, tropical fish, metaphysical studies and spending time with my cats.



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