Paranormal Underground Radio: Nicole Strickland - Founder of San Diego Paranormal Research Society

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In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark, we talk with Nicole Strickland, founder and case manager of San Diego Paranormal Research Society. Nicole currently resides in San Diego, California, and has been innately intrigued with the paranormal since childhood and has studied the field for many years. She has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s, after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother.

Nicole is the founder and director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society and serves as the team’s EVP Specialist and historical locations case manager. She worked with various Southern California paranormal research teams prior to developing SDPRS in 2009. She is also a core member of the Ghost Research Society, headed by renowned paranormal researcher Dale Kaczmarek, and was appointed to the GRS Southern California Area Research Director position in 2009. Additionally, Nicole serves as a California Representative for the American Spectral Society (

She is also a published author with the Ghost Research Society Press with her first book, Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, published in 2009. Her second book, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, was published in May of 2010. Her new book on the Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary, will be available in summer of 2015.

Nicole’’s fourth book, Developing a Successful Paranormal Research Team: The SDPRS Foundational Model, will be published in late 2015. She is also working on a manuscript dedicated to San Diego's haunted locations.

Nicole has conducted numerous paranormal research investigations throughout Southern California and even out-of-state. Her favorite place to conduct ghost research is at none other than the legendary RMS Queen Mary, located in Long Beach, California, as it is an ongoing historical and paranormal research project for her. Nicole has spent countless hours on the ship, gathering paranormal evidence, participating in research projects and continues to study the Mary’s extensive history. She gives presentations about the RMS Queen Mary at paranormal conferences and events, discussing the ship’s history, paranormal encounters and showcasing a wide array of paranormal evidence.

Additionally, Nicole has talked about the haunted history of the Queen Mary on various internet paranormal talk radio shows,  including her first commercial interview on the Mantz and Mitchell Show in June 2013. She has recently come out with her own website and blog devoted to the Queen Mary, at Nicole enjoys working with other paranormal researchers in the field as she believes that through diligent research, teamwork, and collaboration, we will all better understand the vast field of the paranormal.

Air Date: August 6, 2015

Topic: Paranormal Research, Paranormal Theory, Paranormal Investigation, Queen Mary, Haunted San Diego

Guest: Nicole Strickland

Hosts: Karen Frazier and Chuck Gotski

Producer: Cheryl Knight