Erling Strand is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Sciences, Østfold University College in Norway (www.hiof.no).
He is one of the founders, and, since 1993, the project manager of Project Hessdalen, whose main task is to find out more about the mysterious lights in the Hessdalen Valley in Norway. He had the responsibility of the scientific and technical part of the two field works, which was run in 1984 and 1985.
An automatic station was put in operation in the Hessdalen valley in 1998. Since 2002, there have been science camps in the Hessdalen Valley, where young students spend one week in the valley searching for unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), equipped with a lot of instruments.
Erling Strand has participated in about 100 different TV programs, more than 100 radio programs, and he has held an oral presentation of the results and activities in Project Hessdalen, worldwide, more than 130 times.
Steve Ward has been fascinated by the unexplained for over half a century. There were two events that had a major influence on Steve and set a course for his future path. Growing up in Michigan, the March 1966 UFO flap occurred virtually in his backyard. The best, however was yet to come. The following November a winged humanoid chased two couples down a lonely country road near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and the legend of the Mothman was born. In a way, Steve would be chasing the Mothman the rest of his life. Influenced by John Keel and Jacques Vallee, his views on UFOs became unconventional and moved more toward a paranormal explanation. While in Europe in 1973 he stood at the foot of Stonehenge & on the shores of Loch Ness.
In 1976 he attended the MUFON Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan and met such major figures as Ray Stanford and J. Allen Hynek.
He was also able to interview Gray Barker of Saucerian Publications who was one of the attendees at the symposium. In 1977, he made his first visit to Point Pleasant, after having read "The Mothman Prophecies" by John Keel. In 1980 he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Billfish, a nuclear fast attack submarine. Since 2006 he has been involved in the Mothman Festival, both behind the scenes and as a tour guide in the TNT area where the Mothman was first seen. He has spoken at the Mothman Festival for the last two years & other venues. Steve's main area of research is, what some call "high strangeness" or "window areas" (as Keel dubbed them) where disparate types of paranormal phenomena all seem to occur in the same location, and that studying these paranormally active locations may be the key to understanding what the source behind the manifestations may be.
He is involved with the Roads Beyond the Known web series & is a correspondent on Mack Maloney's Military X- Files Radio Show.
John E.L. Tenney
John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized and highly sought-after investigators of UFO, Paranormal and Occult phenomena in America. Mr. Tenney has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic, conspiratorial, occult and paranormal research for almost three decades. It is estimated that, over the past 28 years, more than 85,000 people have attended one of John’s signature “Weird Lectures.” John E.L. Tenney’s columns and articles have been printed in magazines and newspapers world-wide, and he has lectured to numerous public and private schools, universities, organizations and clubs.
John E.L. Tenney and Chad Lindberg Ghost StalkersThe author of over a dozen books, Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television worldwide. Mr. Tenney has created and hosts the podcasts “Reel Lost” and “Realm of the Weird” which Real Detroit Weekly awarded, across multiple years, “Detroit’s Best Podcast”. Aside from his lectures and due to his extended time involved in occult research he has acted as a consult for numerous companies including, but not limited to: NBC, A&E, Fox, SyFy, The Detroit Free Press and Huffington Post, Men’s Health and The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has worked on numerous television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Very Scary Stories, Paranormal State: The New Class, Ghost Stalkers and Paranormal Lockdown.