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Paranormal investigator Patrick Burns is best known for his starring role on TruTV’s (formerly CourtTV’s) Haunting Evidence. For three seasons, Burns was able to apply his vast knowledge of electronics and computer systems toward the goal of documenting paranormal activity. Most recently, he has been seen as a recurring guest judge on Zak Bagans’ Paranormal Challenge on the Travel Channel.

Burns is one of the most respected and in-demand paranormal researchers today; conducting investigations, lecturing on many topics, and headlining on college campuses from coast to coast.

His numerous technical skills include a mastery of advanced audio filtering techniques for enhancing faint EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) recordings.

Throughout his adult life, he has witnessed and documented many events he believes may be of a “supernatural” origin.  His paranormal curiosity was piqued as a young boy when the new residents of his deceased grandmother’s home reported seeing her ghostly apparition in the kitchen.

Burns has always considered himself to be a “skeptical believer” and cautiously examines all claims of paranormal events. He has gone head-to-head in panel discussions with members of the James Randi Educational Foundation – one of the largest skeptical societies in the world. For this, Burns was singled out and lauded for being the only member of the paranormal community in attendance who willingly engaged and answered the tough questions posed by the skeptics.

No stranger to the mass media, Patrick has been featured countless times on television, radio, and in print media.  On television, he has appeared on CNN, Headline News, TBS, Hollywood Insider, Entertainment Tonight, Fox and Friends, Catherine Cryer Live, to name a few.

When not in front of a camera, Patrick can be seen working behind one. He is a professional photographer, shooting exclusively in infrared light.

In 2009, Patrick added published author to his resume in co-authoring THE OTHER SIDE:  A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

He is the founder and director of “GhoStock,” a paranormal enthusiasts conference he has hosted since 2005 in Savannah, Georgia, which The American Institute of Parapsychology awarded the title of “America’s Most Haunted City” to in 2002.

In the summer of 2014, Burns relocated to Savannah, which he refers to as his Paranormal Mecca. He currently leads nightly walking tours with “Savanah Ghost’s – Paranormal Investigation Tours.”

When not chasing specters through haunted house and cemeteries, the proud father of two boys.  He is a passionate advocate of science, human space travel, enjoys playing the guitar and SCUBA diving.

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