Our team is made up of people with various experiences and from many walks of life. All are interested in the paranormal and all take a great deal of interest in the truth. Our investigations are run by a team with experience and with open minds.
Our lead investigator is Kurt Knapp, who has a number of years in doing paranormal investigations. Kurt Jonathan Knapp was born August 2, 1953 in Bridgeport, CT. He is a Vietnam era Veteran of the U.S.M.C. Military Police. He attended Los Angeles City College, U.S. Army Military Police School in Augusta, GA, Ryukyu Armed Forces Police School in Okinawa, Japan. He is a former civilian Police Officer. He resides in Middletown, CT. He has been a paranormal Investigator since 1985.
Investigator - Psychic-Medium
Karen Hollis is a professional clairaudient intuitive psychic/medium who makes her living by speaking with the dead and connecting them with their loved ones! Karen does private readings as a part of her business,in her office in Rocky Hill, CT and by phone. She has lectured extensively on the subject of the paranormal and mediumship. Her client base spans the globe from Milan Italy, to Osaka Japan. Karen became fascinated with the subject of life beyond death when she discovered that she was able to hear Spirits, and communicate with them. She was born a natural empath, and is considered a professional in the paranormal investigative field with over thirty years of experience. Over the years, Ms. Hollis has been asked to work with law enforcement to find missing persons, and to solve cases that have gone cold. She proficient in psychometry, remote viewing, graphoanalysis, and palmistry. Karen is a master tarot reader and can also read a regular deck of playing cards.
Most recently, Karen has the privilege of studying mediumship extensively with four International Mediums. Tony Stockwell, of England, Jose Gosschalk, of the Netherlands, and both James Van Praagh and Joh Holland of the United States. Karen uses her skills and abilities to interact with the phenomena on investigations. She helps to advise clients in how best to deal with the paranormal activity that they are experiencing. Karen is the bridge between evidence and explanation! More information about Karen is on her website.
Melanie Knapp brings a lifelong interest in both science and the paranormal to the G.O.N.E.R.S. team. Melanie approaches each investigation with a foundation of skepticism. She also believes strongly in utilizing the process of Critical Thinking to analyze each piece of evidence presented, as well as the methods used to collect it.
As a native New Englander, Melanie also puts her passion for regional history to work, researching background and historical information of the venue for each investigation.
Tony Pappa was born Jan, 8th 1975 in Newington Ct. He is married to Denise and has two children Anthony and Juliana. He now resides in Middletown CT. He graduated from SCSU with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.
Tony has been interested in the Paranormal for over 20 years. He has had many personal experiences with paranormal activity since he was 16. Tony specializes in EVP sessions as well as Tech setup and evidence review as well as on-site security.
Pat Murphy was born in 1973 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He resides in Middletown, CT and is married to Amy Murphy. They have two sons, Cade and Chase.
Pat is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the Combat Engineers. His vast knowledge of industrial pipe fitting and installation of environmental units and is invaluable to the G.O.N.E.R.S. Crew when it comes to tracking down and analyzing sounds or vibrations from a heating or plumbing system that a client may mistake for paranormal activity. Due to his excellent investigative and people skills and organizational ability, Pat is the on-site Case Manager for all G.O.N.E.R.S. investigations and is tasked with the set up, positioning and recovery of all equipment at an investigation. He has a life long interest in the paranormal field and specializes in Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings and analysis.
Mark Hollis was born in Kansas on November 26th, but brings the "show me" attitude from the neighboring state, Missouri to the team. Having 30 years of experience in television production and post-production, he can spot a fake or "sexed-up" video shot very easily. Having had experience with both "normal" and "paranormal" phenomenon, Mark brings a sense of humor as well as a reality check to the team.
Mark worked for 10 years at NBC News, has worked at ABC and also worked for two news magazines. He currently runs Hollis Internet Marketing, LLC and helps to manage Readings by Karen.
Tom Hummel was born in Middletown CT on November 30, 1966 and has lived there his whole life. He is married and has 3 children. He graduated from Hartford State Technical College with an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is currently employed as a Test Engineer.
Tom has been interested in the paranormal since a very young age. He enjoys using K2 meters and EMF detectors to support claims of activity as well as holding EVP sessions.
Kellie Gilbert has lived and worked all over CT her whole life. She has been having paranormal experiences since she was a child ranging from scary to fascinating, from hearing disembodied voices to finding objects moved to seeing full-body apparitions. These experiences have occurred at home, at work and occasionally even while out with friends. This has evoked a deep interest in figuring out what’s on the other side.
Currently she lives in Manchester and is doing her Undergrad at the University of Connecticut to become a Public Health Educator.
Lisa Langelier is a Environmental & Facilities Coordinator for Rogers Corp. She has been involved in various paranormal activities including spirit investigations for about 40 years and has experienced numerous spiritual occurrences. She is a former tarot card reader and worked with psychic fair groups.
Michael Ahern was born in New Britian CT October, 27, 1966 and currently resides in Middletown CT. Mike is married to Debbie and has two sons Michael and Sean. Mike is the Vice President of Wepco Plastics in Middlefield CT.
Mike has a lifetime interest in the paranormal field and has had numerous personal experiences with the paranormal. Mike specializes in EVP Sessions and is part of investigation and tech setup.
Investigator - Bermuda
J. Marc Boden- Born and raised in Bermuda. Marc has had the opportunity to travel and live in various parts of the world. Wales, Australia, Toronto and Spain have afforded him the ability to embrace many cultures and beliefs. Marc is also a very talented musically and has a degree as in Audio Engineering from Trebas Institute, Toronto. Marc enjoys many different hobbies, painting and drawing just to name a couple and is an avid Disney and Star Wars fan. He has also developed an interest in the paranormal based on a couple of personal experiences. He is skeptical and goes into an investigation with the focus on finding the logical.
Investigator - Bermuda
Sandra Boden- Born and raised on the tropical island of Bermuda, to Portuguese parents. She embraces her Portuguese culture and the deep roots it has on the island. Sandra Currently works for a local insurance company, has many hobbies. And is a huge Disney fan. It would be only natural that she got married there in 2012. One other big interest of her’s is the paranormal. She is very skeptical and goes into investigation with open eyes looking for a logical explanation’s Some things however, can not be explained and offer the joy of discovery. She wants to help people find comfort in their experiences.