Bray, founder of the West
Michigan Ghost Hunters Society, delved into
the paranormal world at a young age. Growing up in a house where the former
owner had committed suicide, Nicole began to research the phenomenon that
was surrounding her on a daily basis. Eventually her passion of the
paranormal led her to start one of the best known investigative teams in
Robert Du Shane is the founder of WPARanormal Incorporated. He grew up in a Portage home where seeing the specters of Indians roaming about was almost a nightly occurrence. Robert never suspected at the time that the spot where his house sat was once the site of a major Indian massacre. Robert’s interest in the paranormal flourished, and in 1993, he founded what would later become Michigan’s first incorporated paranormal investigation team, and that was followed by the creation of WPARanormal Talk Radio in 2003. Robert was ordained as a minister in 2001 and is the father of two children, one of whom just provided him with his first grandchild earlier in 2013.
Julie Rathsack became interested in ghosts at an early age. At ten years old, she began experiencing unexplainable activity in her home: objects moving, shadows, voices, etc. This prompted her to collect anything she could on the subject. In 2003, she officially joined the West Michigan Ghost Hunters Society. Today she is vice-president and research director. Julie is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, where she earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts. Julie resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Dave, and their two sons.