GhostLand Society Current Members

GhostLand Society takes pride in our investigators and what they bring to the group. Our members have strong backgrounds in investigating, research, electronics, law enforcement, photography, history and many other life experiences which when combined make a very strong  and competent investigation group. Standards are set high and all our investigators have achieved this.


Bob Jensen PhD.

Founder/Trainer/Senior Investigator

Birthdate: Jan 24th
Education: Degrees in Photography, History, Anthropology and Archeology
Occupation: College Instructor, Sales
Location: Lake County, IL
Marital Status:Married to my work

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?
"I started in 1989 with a small group and found myself going to another group in a short period of time after that. In 1990 I started GhostLandSociety with little more than a camera, tape recorder and a few leads. Over the years GhostLand Society has grown into one of the longest running, groups and well respected in Illinois. My skepticism keeps my investigators on their toes and forces them to look at all sides of the claims prior to making a final decision and presenting it to the clients."
Other Interests: Too many to list.


Kerri Kendall

Investigator / Intuitive

Birthdate: Sept. 25th
Education: Multiple Certifications in Hawaiian Vibrational Healing
Occupation: Master Level Energy Healer/Intuitive ReaderLocation: Riverside, IL
Marital Status:
How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?

I have had numerous unexplainable experiences since I was a child and have always ‘known’ things. A psychic mentor of mine suggested I join a paranormal group and Bob Jensen happened to be a Facebook friend, so I contacted him. I have really enjoyed my experiences with GLS because although I’m an intuitive, I don’t like to jump immediately to a paranormal conclusion. GLS takes the time to rule out any and every logical answer to a situation.
Side Business : (PLEASE NOTE: is NOT affiliated with GhostLand Society and this service is Kerri’s own)
My name is Kerri and I am an intuitive reader as well as a Certified Master Level Energy Healer. I have been trained in Hawaiian spiritual/vibrational healing and have been initiated to five powerful, ancient Hawaiian vibrational energies, which I use in my healing practice. I am a single mother and work from home so I can be there for my son. Through distance healing and phone readings, I have clients all over the country and abroad. I have done readings for people as far away as England and South Africa.


Ron Zielke

Investigator, Lead Interviewer, Researcher

Birthdate:Jan 24th
Occupation: Retired Law Enforcement
Location: Addison, IL
Marital Status: Married

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?
My name is Ron Zielke and I have been doing paranormal investigations with Ghostland Society for about 5 years. My background is in Law Enforcement retiring as a Detective Sergeant after 25 years. I have also spent 10 years as an Insurance Investigator doing fraud investigations, Arson fires, etc.
I consider myself an Open Minded Skeptic & believe a large amount of paranormal claims can be explained as natural occurrences. The ones that can't is where the "open minded" part comes into play because of a possibility of it being something paranormal.


Adriana Brinceanu


Birthdate:Feb 7
Occupation: Realtor
Location: Mundelein, IL
Marital Status:

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?

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Jim Pyre


Birthdate:Sep 24
Occupation: Writer, attorney
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Marital Status:

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?An Author, Speaker, and an Attorney. I became enamored with the paranormal since an experience he had in childhood. Since that time I have read and investigated anything I could find on the subject. I have done field work involving everything from crypids to high strangeness. I have also been a consultant and guest on a variety of paranormal radio and podcast shows.


Tiffani Milbratz


Birthdate: Jul 31st
Education: College Student
Occupation: Retail
Location: McHenry, IL
How Did you become interested in the Paranormal:

I've always been intrigued with the paranormal, and how and why claims of paranormal can change how a person perceives the afterlife. For years I had watched paranormal shows and movies and thought I want to do this, I want to prove or disprove claims of paranormal activity so when the opportunity arose to join a local group, I did without hesitation.


Katie Morgan

Investigator, in Training

Birthdate: April 7
Education: Associates in criminal justice/bachelors of science in psychology
Occupation: home organizer and nanny
Location: Mundelein, IL
How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?

I have been interested in the paranormal since my first unexplainable experience at a very young age. I grew up watching shows on the paranormal and my interest in the paranormal only grew with age as more experiences occurred. I am incredibly interested in expanding my knowledge on the paranormal, especially after completing my degrees in science-based fields.


Erin Colleen Mathews

Investigator, in Training

Birthdate: March 25
Education: Personal Studies
Location: Belvidere, IL
How Did you become interested in the Paranormal:
Personal experiences since I was young, mostly strange noises, knocking, feeling a presence.


Caroline McLaughlin

Paranormal Investigator

Birthdate: August 24th
Education: Degree in Computer Information Systems
Occupation: Caregiver. Formerly in law enforcement and a veterinary technician.
Location: Missouri

Marital Status:
How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?
My journey into the paranormal began as a child with a near death experience during open heart surgery. I believe this opened the door to the three paranormal experiences I encountered before age 21. It was these events that solidified my faith as a Catholic/Christian and my belief that life after death exists. I am very interested in malevolent spirits, entities and demonology.
Other Interests: Rottweilers, dog training and dog sports. I also enjoy road trips, exploring nature, museums, historical sites, boating, camping, firearms (shooting and collecting), horror movies and slightly obsessed with reading books.


Kaitlin Tiernan

Birthdate: July 22nd
Education: College Student
Occupation: Sales Specialist
Location: Lake Villa
Marital Status: Single

Interest: I've been interested since I was a child since I believed spirits would visit me often. Now my curiosity has built into a love for the possibility of ghosts.


Jarame Baldwin

Birthdate: Aug 17
Education: Lake Forest
Occupation: Sales
Location: Kenosha, WI
Marital Status:Married

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?
I've been interested since I was little and had multiple experiences. I've had a very busy occupation history. I'm a retired firefighter/emt I have a big background in construction and have been been working in sales for 20 years. In my free time I go on some public investigations with a team out of Milwaukee. They have taught me alot.


Randi Smith

Investigator In Training

Birthdate: Jan 5
Education: Zion Benton Township High School
Occupation: CNC Operator
Location: Waukegan, IL

Marital Status: Single
How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal?
Personal Experience and after two near death experiences.


Tracy Miller

Education: Lake Forest College
Location: Lake Bluff, IL
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Amy Oettel

Location: Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Tierney Darden

Investigator In Training

Birthdate:March 13th
Location: Vernon Hills, IL

How Did You Become Interested In The Paranormal? My fascination began after multiple encounters with the paranormal; starting at a very young age. It continued to grow with the idea of being able to help not only the living but the ones who have past on too. I’ve also become interested in the science behind an investigation, and can’t wait to see what I can learn from the team!