Luke joined our team in 2009. He was fresh out of TAPS boot camp. He grew up ‘haunted’ in Fryeburg and has walked with ghosts in Scotland. He describes a belief in the paranormal, seasoned with skepticism. He wants the truth about what’s out there.
His transition onto the team was seamless and he quickly became our Tech Manager. His good nature shines through when he finds a lump of cord thrown in a pile or the DVR system has a hiccup….or two.
He is now the team lead, heading a new era for MPS. He is married with two boys and has a lovely wife Amanda who is also a member of MPS. His hobbies include working out, martial arts, and music along with anything paranormal.
Cory was asked to join MPS in early 2014 after a rigorous 6-month evaluation period. He has been investigating the paranormal for only a few years, but in that time he’s investigated haunted locations that include Rolling Hills Asylum, Waverley Hills Sanatorium, Pennhurst Asylum, the Houghton Mansion, Bobby Mackeys Music World, the Wolf House, the William Heath Davis house, the Spaulding Inn and Fort Knox among countless others.
Unlike his fellow teammates, Cory didn’t grow up around the paranormal or has ever lived in a haunted house. His fascination with the paranormal actually started back while he was serving with the U.S. Marines Corps. Recently retired from the military, Cory now enjoys his time at home with his wife and kids. When he’s not spending time with his family, he can usually be found reviewing the countless hours of DVR recordings the team has stockpiled.
John has been in the paranormal several years now. He has been part of the Taps family for 5 years and has won EVP of the year in 2015. He has investigated several notable places such as Rolling Hills Asylum, Bobby Mackeys and Pennhurst. His specialty has been the spirit box where he has over 180 youtube videos documenting direct communication. John now resides in Southern Maine.
Amanda joined the group in 2010. She is a solid investigator and enjoys the history of the State of Maine. She is intrigued by how life continues after death and hopes to find evidence that proves so. In her spare time she enjoys her family and her sons.
Nicole joined MPS in the fall of 2017. She is interested in many aspects of the paranormal, including the spiritual afterlife, cryptozoology, metaphysics, and ufology. With a research background, Nicole is interested in continuing to find objective truths that lie within anomalous events, and is dedicated to the advancement of paranormal science, and historical preservation. As a social worker by day specializing in trauma and advocacy, she aims to aid others in navigating difficult and traumatic events, and this passion transcends into the paranormal as a desire to help individuals, groups and families explore their own unexplained experiences. Her philosophy embodies a holistic approach, with a focus around mindfulness, stress reduction, and enhancing self-perception. Nicole is currently working on her doctorate in para-anthropology and spiritual counseling, with a concentration in paranormal research. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, knitting, hiking, playing video games, yoga, and cooking.