We are a close and dedicated research and investigative team who regularly explore, experiment and document para-activity. We specialize in both scientific and spiritualistic paranormal phenomenon. As such, our approach is customized to the individual needs of our clients as well as providing the tools necessary to ameliorate their situation.
Our founding members discovered they all had similar experiences in their past, which has brought them together to walk this path. Between all team members, we have several decades of researching the paranormal, whether it be through reading, studies and/or actual investigations of residential, commercial and historical locations.
With the influx of television programs and movies about ghosts and unexplainable events, the awareness level of the general population has increased and more people and places seem to be experiencing “spirits”. We believe that undoubtedly some of the manifestations are in fact real and others may be a result of becoming caught up in the haunt. Some groups find ghosts everywhere they investigate, but that is simply not possible. The paranormal will not appear just because it has been commanded to. Conversely, a group who has come in to investigate a location and finds that there is nothing to report, can be tough for some homeowners to hear. Sometimes a few visits may be necessary to obtain more information. We pride ourselves in staying true to our methods and presenting the evidence, if any, exactly as it is.
Houses, land, and even people can become haunted. Spirits can attach to items and follow them from location to location. There are many different types of spirits and hauntings and not all are bent on harm. It is not always easy to determine which category a haunting falls in.
Our suggestion: find a group you can trust, are comfortable with and who is not afraid to report the truth. Whatever you decide to do, please do NOT try to determine the paranormal on your own! You might be opening doors to even greater disturbances. Contact someone who knows how to deal with all spectrums of the haunt, from good to evil. But please do make sure to take action and find someone to help you. You are not alone. We are here to help you!
Rob has been interested in the paranormal from a very young age. He was raised in a very small town rich with history including a town square where trials and hanging happened that still stands today. Rob founded Monroe County Paranormal Investigations first and foremost to help people. He was in college when he had his first real paranormal experience, and it lingered with him. He questioned if it was real. Did it really happen? Did he see what he thought he saw? For years he pondered that night – how he could prove or disprove what he had seen. When the opportunity presented itself, he joined an already established group and worked with them for two years. He used his time there to learn and study. He was, after all, about to embark on a journey into a difficult field, and potentially help people who needed and requested it. He considers himself a believer with a healthy dose of skepticism as well. As he says, “I take this very seriously; we deal with people’s homes and families, so we need to have reverence.”
Brian: Case Manager/Investigator
Brian is a Case Manager and has been with MCPI for 10 years. While he is still skeptical of the paranormal world, he keeps an open mind to many different theories and possibilities, and enjoys using his problem solving skills to finding natural explanations and debunking reports of activity. He became interested in the paranormal at a young age and, as a result of the rise of television shows such as Ghost Hunters, he sought out a group in the area to join. Finding MCPI to be the most credible online presence, he reached out. He prides himself on his ability to communicate with clients and has their physical and emotional well being first and foremost in his mind.
Stacie: Case Manager/Investigator
Stacie is a Case Manager and has been with Monroe County Paranormal Investigations for over 15 years. When not investigating, she is a teacher and a mother of two.
Ilse: Case Manager/Investigator
Ilse is a case manager with MCPI. Ilse joined the group in 2017 and has had a interest in the paranormal since she was young. Ilse joined the group with hopes of helping people, having been bullied herself after having several paranormal experiences as a young girl, it is important to her to help people find answers and supports during times of need- paranormal or otherwise. Ilse is a social worker by day, is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Lauren: Case Manager/Investigator
Lauren has been part of the MCPI team since 2016 when she discovered her favorite colleague was one of founders of the group. She has been interested in the spiritual world ever since her first experience when she was 7 years old.
She is now a part time case manager while also juggling classes at University at Buffalo for Psychology. She has a dog named Myrtle and 3 cats; 2 of which are all black named Betelgeuse and Cassiopeia and the other is a Tiger named Aurora.
Adam: Tech/Equipment Manager
Adam first became interested in the paranormal when he was 10 years old. As he came into his mid-20’s, his interest in the paranormal field grew, especially the question of what happens to all of us when we pass on? He conducted his own research on the subject for years, which eventually led to him discovering MCPI. He has an affinity for all things technical and will often research and build his own equipment.
Jennifer has been interested in the paranormal since childhood, having numerous personal experiences. Over the years, her interest has only grown and ultimately led to her seeking out others with similar interests. She has now been involved in paranormal investigations for over 15 years at a variety of public and private locations.
Melissa first became interested in the paranormal as a young girl, which stemmed from watching paranormal television shows, going on various ghost tours throughout the country, and personal experiences. As an adult, her intrigue grew after getting the opportunity to spend an evening investigating the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH, among other local investigations.She first met MCPI at the Rochester Brainery in June of 2017, and officially joined the group a short time later. Melissa is currently an Investigator for MCPI, and enjoys helping new team members hone their investigative skills.
Karin: Investigator/Research Manager/Tech Assistant
Karin has been investigating since 2005 when she lived downstate in Westchester county. Due to having numerous experiences with those that still make themselves known after passing on, Karin has thrown herself into scientifically documenting her encounters to prove their existence. A wife and mother, her background includes 12 years as a Corporate Finance and HR Analytics VP on Wall Street, which forces her to address any investigation with an analytical and unemotional approach. Today, Karin continues to explore paranormal anomalies using new technologies as well as the familiar old, in her role as Tech Associate. She also heads our Research department who, among other duties, examine location history in relation to investigation activity and parses all data collected to uncover a deeper understanding of what is going on around us.
Matt: Investigator/Tech Assistant
Matt has been a member of the group since 2017 and enjoys the technical aspect of investigating. He enjoys the use of thermal imaging in search of the paranormal.
Cory: Investigator in Training
Cory has been interested in the paranormal since he was 14 years old. He has always wanted to be a part of those who search for the things that go bump in the night in the hopes of helping people who truly need it in order to ease their minds.