Name: Megan

What is your role with SSPR? I am a member in training.

How long have you been with the team? How long have you actively participated in paranormal research? I have been with the team for about two months. I have never actively participated in paranormal research until I joined the team but have always wanted to.

What is your profession? I am a civilian that works for the Army. I work for outdoor recreation.

What are your hobbies? Scuba diving, horseback riding, quad riding, and hunting

Why the paranormal? As a child, I was always drawn to the paranormal. I have always been able to see things that I knew weren't really there. My family was really not supportive of the things I saw, so I suppressed the ability. I was born on Halloween, so I loved watching scary movies, going to haunted locations, and secretly discovering the paranormal. 

What is your most profound/scary/funny paranormal experience? The most profound memory I have is while living at my grandparents' house that my great grandfather built. I was going to a call at about 3 a.m. I was 21 years old, and I was a volunteer firefighter. I ran downstairs and right in front of me was my great grandfather, sitting on the couch reading the day's newspaper. I said hello to him and proceeded to run out the door to the medical call. The reason this stands out in my mind so much is because my great grandfather died when I was 5 years old. He passed away in that home. I did not have any memories of him except one Easter sitting on his hospital bed when I was about 3. I explained what I had seen that night to my mom and she didn't believe me. I told my grandmother and my mom exactly what he was wearing. My mother said he never wore suspenders. My grandmother corrected her and said he was never without them.

The most scary experience was when I was a teen. My friends decided to pull out a Ouija board at a sleepover. I didn't want to participate. I had a bad feeling. I told my friends I was going to make some snacks, and as soon as I walked back in the room, the board spelled out, "Go home Megan." I ran out the door in my PJs and refused to ever touch a board.

What would people be surprised to learn about you? I have studied all sorts of religions, mainly to find myself. Even if I don't agree with the religion, I have learned enough to not offend anyone of that religion and disgrace myself in their home.

What scares you? I have a fear of heights that I overcame by climbing trees, buildings, ladders - whatever I could find to conquer that fear. I took up scuba diving to conquer my fear of sharks. But the one fear I will never ever be able to conquer is my fear of spiders. They scare me to death. I don't care what size they are - they are despicable creatures. 

Small snakes also scare me. I know it's crazy, but a garden snake scares me. I don't mind pythons or large boas. I will handle them all day, but when it comes to small harmless or harmful snakes...NO WAY!