Greg Newkirk: Paranormal Investigator, Writer, Professional Weirdo



Greg Newkirk is a paranormal investigator, travel writer, and real-life monster hunter. In other words, he’s a professional weirdo.

For the last two decades, Newkirk has been tracking down and investigating cases of the anomalous, the occult, and the just plain weird. In that time he’s tackled cases of encounters with mine-dwelling extraterrestrial “goblins”, witnessed the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights, drank questionable liquids with real vampires, and had books thrown at him by a poltergeist trapped in a church.

When he’s not criss-crossing the country in search of monsters, mysteries, and magick, Greg can be found performing strange, often dangerous experiments in search of the truth. Whether he’s orchestrating successful alien abduction attempts, rappelling into sacred caves on spirit-quests, or summoning the spirits of the dead for a chat about the afterlife, Newkirk is regularly pushing the boundaries of paranormal investigation well beyond “ghost hunting”.

As if Greg’s eerie adventures and odd experiments weren’t enough to qualify him as one today’s foremost authorities on the subject of the unexplained, he’s also the director of the world’s only Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult, a roving display filled with terrifying relics from real hauntings, occult crimes, and startling evidence collected during his nearly twenty years of anomalous research.

As co-founder and Editor-In-Chief for Week in Weird, one of the web’s most popular destinations for the true tales of the strange and the unexplained, Newkirk spends his days bringing the weirdest news stories to millions of visitors each month. Previously, Greg served as the Head Writer for Roadtrippers, the fastest growing travel website in the world, where he cranked out viral hits uncovering the world’s most fascinating travel destinations. Greg’s writing is regularly featured both in print and online in publications like Yahoo! News, Gizmodo, and Kotaku, as well as in local and national news networks across the country.

In addition to researching, investigating, and writing about the anomalous, Greg has appeared on numerous hit television series including Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, TLC’s Paranormal Lockdown, and Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, has served as a paranormal consultant on projects that have aired on A&E, Destination America, and the Discovery Channel, and is a regular guest on highly-rated radio programs like Coast to Coast AM.

In 2011, Greg directed and edited the award-winning documentary The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching, a film that follows an ex-military monster hunter as he treks deep into the woods of southern New York in search of the Sasquatch.

He enjoys collecting vintage paranormal ephemera, a strong cup of coffee, and driving long stretches of dirt road. He once scored 19 out of 25 correct choices in a Zener card test. He doesn’t like it when people yell at ghosts.

He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his adventuring partner and wife Dana, their two cats, and lots of restless spirits.

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 That time @johneltenney fixed the titles for Mysteries at the Museum. Being a professional weirdo is a glamorous life, let me tell you.  Mad science afterglow. Last night we performed the second test of an experimental paranormal research process we’ve been calling THE INITIATIVE: PHASE 1. It worked even better than the first time, to the point that the manifestations were alarming. One of our Advisory Board members watching the live stream wrote, “it sounds like you’re under invasion!” This is the beginning of something big. Posting audio in the member feed today. . . #paranormal #supernatural #occult #museum #ghost #haunted #madscience #experiment #parapsychology #psi #psychic #hauntedmuseum #occultmuseum #weird #planetweird #paranormalmuseum #ghost  What do I win?
 Three years ago we adopted Pete from @ohioalleycat. He was a terrified, feral stray who had to have one of his back legs almost totally amputated. He was so scared of people that his foster mom had to pet him with a paintbrush. With a lot of patience, Pete has shown himself to be one of the sweetest, most loving little dudes I’ve ever met, but always on his terms. While he and @weird_dana bonded almost immediately, it’s always been pretty apparent that Pete is afraid of men, maybe from a bad experience as a stray, so it’s been slow going between the two of us. This morning he crawled into my lap for the first time, and is happily purring away even as I type. Big steps. #adoptdontshop #catsofinstagram  This happened.  Tonight, let’s get weird. LIVE experiment session with a haunted object happening in @theparamuseum membership feed.
 Current view.  Handsome Pete.  Look, mom, I’m in the funny papers.