[Winner of the 2014
Neal was born in 1975 in
Chillicothe, Ohio. He is an author, paranormal researcher,
investigator, public speaker and world traveler. He has been an
advocate for discovering and uncovering the truth since the age of 11.
His journey started with fascinating stories that his Grandmother would
tell him about local and regional ghost legends, UFO sightings, Bigfoot
sightings and various other unworldly encounters.
Neal earned a Bachelors degree in Business,
Management and Communications from Ohio University in 2002. Neal and
his research team have investigated hundreds of paranormal hot spots
throughout the US, including Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New
York City and more.
Neal’s work and research was featured in the book
“Ghosts from Coast to Coast – America’s best Ghost Investigators” in
2007. In September of 2008, Neal released his first book titled
“Paranormal Chronicles Tales of Humor, Horror and the absolutely
Strange”. His second book, “Haunted Chillicothe – True Ghost Stories,
Tales, Legends and Folklore” was released in 2010. It, too, is a
collection of ghostly tales. However, it was completely a local effort
sold directly in his hometown to help promote tourism in the area.
Neal has been featured as a guest speaker at the
2008 Mothman Festival and the 2010 Mid-Ohio Paranormal Convention. He
has also appeared at several schools, churches, and other events to
discuss his research and sell his books. He’s been featured in several
newspapers and on various radio and television programs. Neal now
appears regularly on various web radio programs as well as hosting his
own show titled Paranormally Speaking.
Neal Parks lives in Chillicothe, Ohio with his wife
Kristin and their two children, Lucas and Isabella.
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