Dave was the center of a haunting in his childhood home in New Jersey. From the age of three until the day he moved out 26 years later, he experienced a wide variety of paranormal activity. The activity ranged from typical haunting activity to a 3 year period where the activity in the home became preternatural. He spent his early years terrified of what was going on in his home. As he got older he became a voracious reader of anything on the topic of supernatural phenomena in a search for answers for what he was experiencing. With the help of people experienced in this supernatural realm he eventually understood more about what he was experiencing. His focus soon became to learn as much as he could about ghosts and hauntings as well as help anyone who was scared of a paranormal situation when they did not need to be. Dave can see, feel and discern spirits.
Dave has been investigating haunted locations, consulting on cases and helping people for over 29 years. In 1994, he began the Internet’s first paranormal website with a specific focus on ghosts. He created The Shadowlands as a safe haven for people to share their experiences with spirit activity and to seek comfort along with advice. He also created Ghost Hunting 101 ® which still is a free resource for people looking for free information on how conduct safe and effective ghost research. He has personally trained hundreds of people how to investigate haunted locations via Ghost Hunting 101® classes and SJGR training classes. He has consulted on thousands of cases and investigated hundreds of haunted locations.
Dave is currently the Director of South Jersey Ghost Research and the webmaster of The Shadowlands. He investigates and helps people reporting mainly negative activity in their homes or businesses. He specializes in problematic, intense, negative and demonic hauntings. Dave is also what is commonly referred to as a “demonologist” and is an ordained member of the clergy. He has first hand experience with many cases including deliverances and exorcisms as well as personal encounters. He runs Sanctuary Deliverance through which he assists the public and paranormal groups in need of help with negative hauntings. He is the author of ‘Positive Energy for Haunted Homes’, ‘Ghost Research 101: Investigating Haunted Homes’, ‘Armor of God’ and ‘GhostHunting101.com’ plus numerous articles posted on The Shadowlands website. He is a Co-Host of ‘Paranormal Straight Talk‘ Podcast.
Dave now resides in Philadelphia, PA. He owns The GhostHunter Store ® in Burlington, NJ and the online store as well as two other stores, The Shield of St Michael and The Illuminated Spirit. His background is in law enforcement and private security. He is a graduate of the Cape May County Police Academy, ULC Seminary and majored in History and World Religions at Camden County College.